Hi there, My Inspiron 5160 DELL laptop went to hibernation mode yesterday, and one hour late when I tried to recharge it with adapter, laptop didn't work. When I plugged in the AC adapter, the laptop appeared to be dead.
The light on AC adapter was green all the time (before and after I connected it to the laptop), but when I pushed the power button on, nothing happened and only solid orange lights on the front part of the laptop appears for 2-3 seconds and then they go off. I removed the battery and tried only AC adapter, but still I could not turn the laptop on by pushing the power, and three orange lights would become on for 2-3 sec, and then would go off. Could anybody tell me what's wrong with my laptop? P.S. yesterday I was watching DVD while the laptop was unplogged for about 1 hour.
Thanks in advance, Ninian
I was waiting for something to download so I left my Packard Bell laptop on and it kept going into hibernation. I kept moving the mouse to turn it back on but eventually left it alone.
When I next tried to get it on, it was dead. I unplugged it and tried several other plug sockets. When I hold in the power button, an orange light flashes and then goes off again.
I'm assuming this is to do with the battery and I've heard Packard Bells have a habit of doing this. It would probably be best I buy a whole new laptop but does anyone have any advice?
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It is almost impossible to upgrade proprietary makes like Dell and HP. The are big enough to have motherboards made for them manufactured on price point. This means that they are not built with upgrade in mind. Also the cases are made to fit their motherboard and theirs only.
Go to a computer builder and get a good case, buy a good quality motherboard and equip it with what you can afford. In two years you can upgrade as processors have moved on. Two years after that, you can swap out the motherboard, processor and memory.
I would suggest you try safe mode.
Safe mode is a troubleshooting option for Windows that starts your computer in a limited state. Only the basic files and drivers necessary to run Windows are started. The words "Safe Mode" appear in the corners of the display to identify which Windows mode you are using. If an existing problem does not reappear when you start in safe mode, you can eliminate the default settings and basic device drivers as possible causes.
If you don't know the cause of the problem, you can use the process of elimination to help you find the problem. Try starting all of the programs you commonly use, including the programs in your Startup folder, one by one, to see if a program might be the cause of the problem.
Follow the steps to boot the computer in safe mode with networking:
1. Restart your computer if it is powered on.
2. Tap the F8 key after your computer initially powers on.
3. Once you see the Advanced Boot Options menu you can stop tapping.
4. Use the up/down arrow keys to highlight your selection.
5. Select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.
6. You should see drivers loading, and then please wait.
7. You should then be at the Welcome Screen.
8. Logon to your computer using an account with Administrator privileges.
Generally, connecting phones via bluetooth to a laptop just allows for file transfer between the two devices. It is not to input sound from the phone through the speakers of the laptop. You would need a bluetooth audio device for that such as bluetooth speakers or headphones
It sounds like it could be either the battery is going bad and not holding a charge or the adapter is. I have had really good luck with similar problems going to places like Batteries +, and large electronic retailers, and my favorite the small local mom and pop computer store; where I end up asking them If I could try one of the adapters from the floor model to eliminate if is a faulty adapter. Other then that I'd if its not out of warranty contact Acers online chat support at http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/service
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