I have a Dell Inspirion and the power supply port appears to be damaged.
Basically when I plug it in I get a nice popup telling me that it couldn't detect that its a Dell power supply so it won't charge the battery and underclocks the system. It still works for other purposes (that is, giving power).
I thought it was the actual power supply cable so I bought a new one, that worked for a while, provided I inserted it at JUST THE RIGHT angle. But now that's not working anymore, so I assume its the part which connects to the computer.
The battery charging I can live without, the underclocking I can't. I'd like a way around this issue. Things I've tried:
- Updating the BIOS
- Replacing the power supply cable
- Inserting it at different angles
- Turning it off and on again
- Swearing at it
- Twisting it while inserting it
So, is there a workaround somehow? I'd like to avoid taking out my soldering kit and risking permanently damaging expensive equipment if that's allright. I'm hoping for a software solution.
Added: The exact model is a Del Inspirion N5010