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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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