The next time you try the adapter you remove the old battery. Old battery failure modes also include shorted cells which do damage to both the charge circuits (expensive as we replace a motherboard) and the adapter.
I'm unsure what the industry should do here. If you put in battery warnings folk tend to ignore them. And if you halt the machine the folk will write bad things about the battery system.
Hoping someone here could guide me in the right direction.
A 3 year-old laptop for the past few months has been warning us to replace the battery, we of course ignored this warning and now have an expensive paper weight.
In addition to a dead battery, the AC adapter no longer works (LED light used to be green, now nothing).
We have a friend with a spare AC adapter from an old Inspiron 1525 no longer in use. We plugged in the new adapter, the light on the adapter turned green and powered on the laptop. A few short minutes later this adapter subsequently died as well.
Insanity can be defined as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
So my question is, before we decide to drop $200+ on parts from Dell (buying $3.00 Li-Ion batteries from eBay seems like a bad idea), is the issue the dead battery somehow shorting these AC adapters? In which case a purchase of a new battery and adapter would resolve the issue?
Or in anyone's opinion, is there a deeper issue here (ie. motherboard)?
It's hard to justify buying $200+ worth of parts for an old laptop when the prices of laptops have dropped considerably over the past few years.
Thanks in advance.