Dell Inspiron 5140 (3.5 yrs old) does not try to boot. The power adapters (I have two - one office, one home) have a green light but no lights light up on the computer when I plug the adapter in. The battery appears dead as well. Any thoughts?
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Re: Dell Inspiron 5150 no power, no lights
It could be that the ports where you plug in the charger is damaged. if you have an identical or a known good battery that is charged, try to install that and check if it works. you need a motherboard replacement if the system works with a charged battery.
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Tricky issue, try removing the batt, power it up using ac power, when booting try going to the BIOS page, try looking for the A/C adapter type. if ot shows there, then your good with your ac adapter, now try hooking the battery then check again in BIOS your battery status, is if its saying other than charging, then possibly its a battery issue, most batteries are good for 1-2 yrs, more than that batt hold will degrade. time to replace your battery...
remove the battery and adapter. press power button for 30 sec. then connect the adapter. press power button. if this didnt work. you need to ask for an help of a local tech to check for the video card and cable.
I assume the power LED is on when you boot up the laptop and the power adapter is OK.
If I understand you, the RAM module is in memory slot A and not in slot B. If not the RAM module needs to be in slot A.
When a laptop doesn't the RAM module may only needs re-seating or the RAM module is faulty. Re-seat the RAM module, and if this then take the RAM module and get it tested at your friendly computer shop.
I had the same problem, replaced the hard drive and problem went away. The hard drive developed bad boot sectors after downloading XP service pack 3. I found out later it isn't compatable with the dell I have. Hope this helps. Good luck!!