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Inspiron 9100 - will not turn on after power surge

Our power surged about 5 times in a row the other day, after which my laptop will no longer turn on. The battery meter says its full, but even when plugged in using the AC adapter, nothing happens.

What do you recommend I try to fix it?

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Unfortunately your computer is most likely permanently damaged. A power surge can cause all types of damage to any computer but laptops are even more vulnerable. It most likely ruined your motherboard, but could have fried any number of components. You may get someone to look at it for you to be sure but in all probability it would be less expensive to replace than to repair. If you have important data you may seek out a data recovery expert to see if it can be salvaged from the hard drive.

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Try unplugging it from the mains adapter and take the battery out. Leave the battery out for a full two minutes then replace the battery and try turning on with battery only first. If this boots up okay then add your adapter.

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