Dell seem to sell an £800 laptop with 2p worth of rubbish plug! My daughter's Dell (Inspiron 6000) had stopped charging so she asked me to get it fixed (normal eh!). I checked it out and on the Dell web site there is an FAQ problem highlighted about this - but the only solution seems to buy a new adaptor - for the sake of a pin 1mm x 5mm. The "non-standard" co-axial power plug has a very small centre pin (looks like a wire!) which I assume senses the battery voltage). Without this - laptop works but no battery recharge!!! Anybody know if you can "source" Dell power plugs? Otherwise £43 rip-off.