is this still a motherboard issue?
or can i just replace the following part to fix this issue?
Dell Inspiron 15r (N5110) Vostro 3550 DC Power Jack / VGA / USB IO Circuit Board - PFYC8
i flashed the bios to A11 - no better.
i tried the 65w adapter on another dell and it worked fine.
P.S. My system is only 8 days out of warranty but this started just as my warranty expired
If it will recognize one power supply but not the other, check to make sure the pin in the center is not bent or skewed.
the pin on the 65w seems to be fine and as i mentioned, the 65w adapter works on an old latitude d610 i have
any other suggestions
If you've already tried another Dell PS and had no luck, then replace the jack next.
so last night i unplugged the 65w adapter and moved it to a different outlet and low and behold the laptop recognized the adapter; i also verified this in the bios. I'm wondering if this is going to be an intermittent problem, or maybe the original outlet is loose.