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March 29, 2006

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Chris

I had the exact same problems with Dell notebooks. My AC adapters always seemed to die just after the warranty was expired. I gave up Dells for a Toshiba, and have gone through 4 (count 'em, 4) motherboards in 15 months. At this point, I would give one of my kidneys for a reliable notebook.

Bob Ray

Your tribulations remind me of the old days when we used to put ice packs on top of our Commodore 64s to keep them running.

amber

dell freaking sucks ive had to get a replacment laptop and it still doesnt work properly there are a bunch of random errors also u think uve gone through alot of ac adapters ive gone through about 10 if not more and now my ac adapter is beeping so im working on the 11th one. I most definately regret getting a dell! Its made my life hell..being on the fone for hours on end without my problem being solved. WHATEVER YOU DO DO NOT BUY A DELL

Rachel

So true. I've had my Dell notebook for 6 months now, and it's beeping. I'm going tomorrow to get a replacement. Thankfully this one is covered, and I'll be sure to yell at them...in a nice way. I've worked in retail in the past. I can't be to mean...=_=' I would feel bad. XD

I'm glad that I'm not the only one~.

- Rachel

Andy

I'm having the same problem, after already having gone through one motherboard and four adapters in two years. Thankfully, I'm covered through school, but what infuriates me is that as a practical matter I had little choice in the brand of laptop I bought, precisely because I bought it through school.

On top of this, my battery mysteriously seems to have become invisible to the computer, and so when, as a little while ago, the adapter fries, the computer just shuts off. Which is just great for the hard drive, of course.

Never again will I give another penny to Dell.

By the way, this post is the #1 Google result for "Dell AC adapter beeping." FYI :) The fact that I'm interested in linguistics makes that fact nicely fortuitous. I'll be back to see what you have to say about Lakoff. :)

yunfeng yang

I got the same case with my inspiron 8600. I sent to repair center, they told me my motherboard is dead need repair or replacement. Man, I only get this laptop less than 2 years(order online from dell). and use very little.

Glenn Piper

FWIW- I have been overall pleased with my Dell. I bought an 8600 almost 3 years ago, and have lugged it between home, work, and school nearly every day since that time. It has been quite reliable, with no issues... until yesterday. It appears that the motherboard may have gone south while setting in class last night... :(

Jay

Well I typed "Dell AC adapter beeping" as well, and this is still the number 1 post on google. In any case, my adapter has also stopped working (green light not on, battery not charging), and it beeps continuously (quiet beeping, that is steady and fast). At first it beeped for about a minute and then stopped, now it only beeps for about 3 seconds and stops. I'm assuming that this means my adapter has fried....which blows.... Funny thing is, my computer didn't want to start at first. I took out the battery and put it back in and it started up fine. Real funny thing is, my wife's dell laptop won't start at all. First hers, now mine. In the same day. We don't exchange files, so its not like it could be a bios virus or anything. Oh well, we'll see what we can do.

kevisazombie

I am having the same issue. The adapters LED does not light up anymore and makes a faint beeping sound. Sad thing is this is my second adapter the first one had the same issues. I am not looking forward to calling dell again and going through the troubleshooting routine to have them ship another.

Edward

Weirdly enough, if I hit the adapter against the side of my hand, the light turns back on and the beeping stops.

David Mackey

Ugg...Not happy to see all these posts reflecting the same issue. I got a Dell Vostro 1700 maybe three weeks ago at the most. Since then the first power supply died. Not sure why, it just randomnly began cutting out. They replaced it (after a bit of a fierce fight) and sent me the current one. Which, when I returned home tonight (after only perhaps five days at most) I noticed wasn't charging. Soon thereafter it began beeping and was extremely hot. Took a while again, but the tech. is sending me another and I also purchased a spare, as I can't have my laptop dying on me all the time.

Galen Powers

I had a similar problem. The ac adapter may be repairable, mine was. Here is a link to the repair http://galenpowers.googlepages.com/galenpowers
I also bought a brightOn replacement supply and it works but it is hot and makes some high frequency noise sometimes. My problem was caused buy damaged output wiring. smacking it or bending the output wire helped for a while then it failed totally.

CA-Rooster

I've got the same problem with my dell vostro 1710. I think it might be due to a damaged cord - i bought a new puppy a few weeks ago and through the chewing stage he managed to get to my transformer-laptop cord. I've covered up the holes with electric tape but whenever i move the cord the lead makes a tiny spark and the transformer light turns off, now the adaptor will only power my nb, it won't charge it.

I feel somewhat lucky though, my mum and brother both have toshiba nb's and she's gone through 1 adaptor and he'sgone through 2.

Brad

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John

Battery and AC adapter failing same day. Guess one caused the other.

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Undaunted

Sometimes there is just a small crimp, rip or cut in the cord - as was the case with mine. I just unplugged, cut, and stripped the three wires within the single cord and twisted the matching wires back together and sealed with electrical tape and superglued. Took 5 minutes, and I am back up and running. Good luck!

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I am having the same issue. The adapters LED does not light up anymore and makes a faint beeping sound. Sad thing is this is my second adapter the first one had the same issues.

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My Dell Vostro also have the same problem, Fortunately i bought only half year and at last i change a new one.

mujeres

On top of this, my battery mysteriously seems to have become invisible to the computer, and so when, as a little while ago, the adapter fries, the computer just shuts off. Which is just great for the hard drive, of course.

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