Hi my Dell D505 will not boot up, not even with a new battery. According to someone who claims to know laptops it is fine! But quite obviously it aint. When i turn it on the power light and battery light turn on and the symbol in the middle of the digital display next to the power button flashes the one that has like a padlock with an "A" in it could you help with this problem?
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Sounds like you may have fried your dell latitude. I have seen many laptop's fry and it is nothing you did, but they just go sometimes.
Take the battery out of the laptop.
Plug the charger in.
Hold the power button for a minimum 10 secs (which will reset the power options)
If there are still no lights than it is your cpu
If the computer turns on then you have a bad battery.
When batteries are bad or dead, the computer tries to run off of the battery befor the charger, it switches over to the charger after your OS has booted. In that case you can just order a new one no big deal, but if your cpu is fried then there is no hope for the laptop. :( I have lost four laptops because of this, so for your sake I hope its the battery or the GND Drain.
Also possible that the GND's drain on your board is too short and Gate 4 is driving low. To fix this you have to remove a SMT ceramic cap, which is located opposite side to the power connector, almost under it. I would guess at 1206 or slightly larger and there is an 0402 cap just next to its bottom pad at 90 degrees to it. A couple of Dell Latitude d505 have had this problem and can easily be fixed, but must be cautious and know what you are doing. I would advise seeing a professional.
remove all drives, RAM, battery,cards and any external connections, and see if the Lock LED indication changes. If it does change, add 1 RAM module, and see if the system POSTs. If it posts, add items back till you ID the one preventing post and replace it. If no change, then replace the motherboard ($150 or so on EBay)
Hi, for this problem go to http://support.dell.com>techincal support> enter your service tag> then check for battery issue it will tell you the meaning of each code being displayed on the laptop and you can resolve the problem,
one thing you can do is
take out the battery, take out the ac adapter from the laptop now press hold the power button for 15 seconds
now put in the battery and ac adapter and see if the battery is charging and laptop is starting if not call dell support,