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Re: Laptop won't power up
HAVE you tried to remove the battery and than PLUG the AC in ? SEE if this helps and if that doesn't put the battery back in and take the AC out and TRY it again. IF that doesn't WORK you may have your computer set on Hibernate or Sleep mode? THIS is in your control panel in the start menu under the POWER SETTINGS...... You should see the problem if you do get the computer running again and it happens again.
Also try to hold down the power button for 5 seconds or until it beeps and than push it again to reboot...
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Step 1: Take the battery out, plug in the charger and see if the laptop works. If it works, the battery may be the problem. Check the AC Adapter Check to make sure the adapter is plugged securely into the wall outlet, connected firmly to the adapter box and to the back of your laptop. Most AC adapters have a little light in them on that rectangular box in the middle of the cord that lights up when it's getting electricity. If that light isn't on, try a different outlet. Check your fuse or circuit breaker box and plug a different device into that outlet to make sure there is power to it. If it still does not light up, your adapter could need replacing. Also check the adapter box for signs of warmth, as it will generate heat when it's plugged in. No heat means no power.
Remove the Battery Sometimes it's as simple as a seated battery. Remove the battery entirely and clean out any dust, lint or hair that may be clogging the connectors and preventing a proper connection. Reseat the battery securely and make sure the little locking pins that hold your battery in place are securely fastened and there is no movement. Unplug your laptop while it is running. If it still works, the battery has been charging. If it shuts off, or doesn't hold a charge very long, you have a bad battery. Unplug your laptop while it is off, then try to turn it on. If the battery is bad, your laptop probably won't turn on at all. Turn off your laptop's screen-saver when testing its battery. The screen-saver will conserve the battery and not give a clear time frame for how long your battery can really last. Click the battery icon on your laptop when it is unplugged. It can tell you how much battery life you have available. This icon is usually located in the bottom right corner of your screen and will provide the percentage of battery power you have left. Keep track of the time it takes to go from 100% charged to 1% charged. If this takes less than an hour, your battery is probably beginning to fail. You can also try this every week or two to see if your battery holds a charge for shorter periods. Factor in the amount of time you have used your laptop. Most laptop batteries last 2 to 3 years or about 500 charges. Wait a few days before determining whether a new laptop battery is faulty. New batteries sometimes take a few charges to build up to their maximum run time.
When you plug in the power cord is there any lightswhatsoever on the laptop, where the plug goes in or on the AC Adapter of thepower cord?
When you press the power button do you hear fans running, hard drive spinning,lights on the computer, hear any beeps or lights constantly blinking, hear theDvD/CD drive click and the light on the drawer of the DvD/CD turn on for asecond or two? If so the laptop is trying to boot or may have booted, butthe screen is not showing for some reason.
Beep tones and blinking lights tells the technicians what is going on with thelaptop and why it is not booting. Most times it's a motherboard issuewhen you hear beeps or blinking lights continuous.
Maybe your power cord is bad if you don't get anything to happen whatsoeverwhen you press the power button. And if that's true maybe you wasoperating off the battery the last time you had it on and since the power cordis bad, it was not charging the battery so the battery is drained and the powercord is bad.
Maybe you have a Static Charge Buildup. Remove the Power Cord, Remove theBattery, then Press and Hold the power button for 30seconds. After 30 seconds plug the power cord back in (leave the batteryout) and hit the power button to see if it boots. If it does, you can putthe battery back in and let it charge.Maybe your DC Power Jack which is where the power cord plugs into the computer is bad. Take an ink pen and push the tip inside the jack and see if the little pin wiggles, if so the jack is bad. You'll have to take the laptop apart to fix it. Most times it is soldered onto the motherboard, so you will have to desolder the old and solder a new one.
Try powering on laptop what happens do you hear any beeps or see any lights normally if u see lights this is a sign that it is working if not your motherboard could be bad if you see lights and hear constant short beeps this means your memory can be bad, Try powering on laptop without battery and only power supply plugged in.
Take out the AC power jack and then remove the laptop battery. Plug AC power back in and see if the laptop will turn on. If it turns on let it boot the operating system and then shut down as normal, remove the power cord and reinsert the battery and again see if it will switch on. If it does then there has been a glitch with the battery. If it doesn't then there is a problem with the battery.
If the laptop won't switch on either with or without the battery then there is a possibility that the motherboard has developed a problem.
Since you have power on your laptop. I have this questions you need to answer: 1. have you seen Dell logo after turning on the computer? 2. After turning on the computer heard beeps? If all no do this
1. Turn off laptop remove batt and use ac adapter 2. While laptop is off press Fn key + Power button to run test check if you see display test in progress. If no, wait for 5 minutes to listen to beep codes. Once heard beeps keep pressing hold on N key. If fails turn off laptop
3. While laptop is off, press hold D key + power button. Check if you will see colors display whole screen. If no this will need to replace LCD call Dell. If see colors whole screen replace motherboard call dell.
Remove the memory from your unit - power it up it should beep if full communication is still happening across your m/board. No beeps you board has died. if it beeps and your using two diffent memory modules just fitt one leave the battery out and power it up = if no display pull power swap out the memory and try again. if display occurrs you have a defective memory module - throw that failed unit away
Change your AC charger. It's NOT charging "When the laptop is plugged into the AC, the power meter in windows
tells me that the power source is still batteries, and the battery
level drops by about 1% every few hours" That's the reason why: "battery has completely died" If you do not change it you'll continue to "still it gives me the same low battery indication and will not turn on.
This isn't a software issue. If your laptop is still under warranty have it serviced. If not, see if the costs involved are even worth it. Something within the hardware sounds like it caused a chain reaction and has affected more than just the battery.