have an Inspiron 8100 that was not working for quite a while.
I decided to try and start it with a charged battery from
It started, and would work on battery power...the AC power would work
ONLY after starting it from the battery. It still would not start with
AC power plugged in so I resorted to starting via battery then plugging
If it does happen to get turned off, it will only start from battery again, if I pull out the battery for a few hours
Most of the time I use it in standby.
I replaced the DC power board and the power supply and it still behaves the same way.
There has to be a solution to this. Any ideas.