My note book will only work with battery
Hi, I'm new here so please excuse my ignorance. I'm far from knowledgeable when it comes to computers but I am very handy in repairing most anything else-electrical,carpentry,automotive,etc.
Anyway, I have a Dell Inspiron 4150 notebook computer. Yesterday, I tried to network this computer with my desktop. It actually worked, after a couple of calls to Belkin. After about an hour and a half of trying my notebook out in the living room last night, I got a low battery warning, even though it was pluggen into the wall outlet.
I tried removing the battery and running it just off of AC, but it does nothing. I tried using another Dell AC adapter(from a friends notebook-it is a Dell but different model/year)but nothinng again. The light is on, on the adapters but notebook is dead. The only way it comes on is if I use the battery. Then it works fine but my battery is now about dead.
I took apart the notebook but I didn't know what to look for on the inside. Anyway it is back together and still not working. I did find a small cut on my original AC adapter, deep enough to view a small piece of the cable inside but it was small and I think, insignificant. And I did try the other adapter with no success.
Any ideas? Thanks very much in advance.