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Old 06-03-2009, 03:18 PM
 
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I spoke with Dell several times the past two weeks. They agree that the mb needs to be replaced. I already tried another AC adapter. By the way, this is an Inspiron 8500 2 ghz but will only run at 1.2 because of the adapter issue.
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Old 06-03-2009, 03:40 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Hey guys,

Installed all the drivers that are recommended from the Dell support page and that fixed the "stand by" issue. Everything is good to go now.

Thanks for the help.
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Right, so the issue is not resolved.
What do you mean? The OP (that's Original Poster) came back and told us what he did that fixed the problem he came here about. He says it is done, so the issue presented in this thread is resolved. What's not to understand about that?
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Old 06-03-2009, 04:43 PM
 
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Right, so the issue is not resolved.
The OP's issue IS in fact resolved, your issue may not be, but his is.
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:18 PM
 
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It's the motherboard. The center pin on the AC adapter is a sensing pin telling the mb what adapter you have. The circuitry on the mb is fried and doesn't recognize this center sensing pin so it thinks you have an incorrect adapter thus: AC adapter is not recognized. It's an expensive fix as it requires a new mb.
When you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about it is far far better to remain silent instead of giving bad advise and proving that you really don't know what you are talking about.

And if you will read just a few posts above yours you will find that everything has been resolved by the installation of the correct drivers.
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Old 06-06-2009, 05:52 AM
 
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Thousands of people with the "AC Adapter Not Recognized" issue have this problem and loading all the dirvers you want from support.dell does not...REPEAT....does not usually resolve the problem for these people. Even Dell will tell you that a new MB is usually the answer. What's so hard for you to uhderstand about this or do facts get in your way? Just go to Google and type in: "AC adapter not found Dell" and you will find hundreds of instances of this problem with no resolution except a new MB.
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Old 06-06-2009, 06:00 AM
 
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And Ashville Native, you might want to do more reading on this subject and less insulting to posters. Others have shown pictures of their motherboards with the sensing component completely fried, burned, toast. Sometimes the component is also fried on the AC adapter end as well. Oh well, I should have known better then to come here and expect to get intelligent answers. Some geeks are just incorrigible.
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Old 06-06-2009, 07:08 AM
 
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Thousands of people with the "AC Adapter Not Recognized" issue have this problem and loading all the dirvers you want from support.dell does not...REPEAT....does not usually resolve the problem for these people. Even Dell will tell you that a new MB is usually the answer. What's so hard for you to uhderstand about this or do facts get in your way? Just go to Google and type in: "AC adapter not found Dell" and you will find hundreds of instances of this problem with no resolution except a new MB.
Your completely missing the point. I am quite aware that a bad logic board or adapter will cause this problem, been aware of it for many years, your providing no new information. But in this case it was neither of those items, and the OP's issue HAS BEEN RESOLVED. What don't you understand about that?
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Old 06-06-2009, 09:31 AM
 
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And Ashville Native, you might want to do more reading on this subject and less insulting to posters. Others have shown pictures of their motherboards with the sensing component completely fried, burned, toast. Sometimes the component is also fried on the AC adapter end as well. Oh well, I should have known better then to come here and expect to get intelligent answers. Some geeks are just incorrigible.
A person that failed to READ that the problem has been solved by the installation of the appropriate drivers shouldn't criticize anyone about their reading ability, then making a statement "It's the motherboard."

To restate the obvious, DoH! it wasn't the motherboard
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