Lights flicker on the front of laptop, but will not turn on.
I recenty went to a computer shop to get a new charger for my dell. The man pluged in the computer the light on the front of the computer flickered but would not turn on. He then removed the battery, and said it should turn on when pluged directly into the computer without the battery, but again the lights flickered and would not turn on. He then claimed the mother board was bad. Some how i dont believe this, please help...
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If the power supply he used was the correct one for the laptop AND it was working correctly he?s probably right. Once of the many downsides of laptops is that most of the circuitry is built into the motherboard. With the exception of RAM most of the components are soldered which eliminates the typical do-it-your-self. That?s the main reason I make sure all our laptops have 3 to 4 years complete warranties, simply too expensive to fix otherwise. I?ve had two Dell laptops with the same symptoms over the years, both were fixed with new motherboards (one warranted the other not).
Before I tossed the laptop into the recycle pile I?d make sure I tested it with the power supply Dell actually certifies for it as compared to the one the tech used. Another trick is to find someone with a similar laptop; if you can get your battery charged that will tell you once and for all if it?s a simple power supply problem or something more serious.
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I guess you need some electronic testers that most probably you don't have because assume you are not a computer tech. Should you have another laptop of similar characteristics, you could test the charger else I see no other option but visit the computer shop where you bought your new charger and get them verify the device as part of warranty
Got the small pink clip on style for Christmas. Went to recharge on my pc and it would not charge in the front USB port. Had to charge it in one of the back USB ports. Charged just fine, but now our computer(old Dell 2000 windows XP) is no longer working so we bought a new Dell Insprion. Cannot recharge it on my new computer. Called Dell and they said there is nothing they can do. Bought a 4 place USB universal charger and it will not charge it either. Not sure if this will help anybody, just sharing my experience.
Well often batteries from 3rd party manufacturer do not work in some laptops, see even the batteries have a "Chip" in them identifying them. Also sometimes these batteries are just no-good. or arrive flat, too flat to be charged up via the supplied charger. Anyway hopefully none of that applies and this will work. Now Turn PC OFF, put battery in unit. Now plug in wall unit, then plug into the PC, now leave the PC totally alone for at least 3 hours. Now the unit should work. Now how we tell where the problem lies is like this, Turn OFF, take out battery, now plug in the wall adapter, now the PC should work Fine like this. Now remove wall adapter, and insert the battery, the unit should go on this.. ONLY of course if charged. Now if when plugged in there are problems, it is more than likely, that indeed the battery is faulty, in some way.
These links below detail what steps to take to remedy any situation. The 2nd link is great.
Sounds like to me you may have a bad battery. I would do a search for your model number for a battery. It is showing being plug in that means your charger is working, but your battery not taking no charge.
Hi, the issue may with the LCD panel. I work in DELL and have been getting lot of issues like this. It's called vertical line defects.. You can connect and external monitor and press Fn and F8 to toggle the display over to the Monitor. If the display is fine, replace the LCD screen. If the system is under wrranty, call Dell tech support and get a replacement or else call 800-288-4410 (out of warranty repair) department to send your laptop for repair. If the display is the same on the monitor, then the video card/Motherboard has to be replaced.
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