All of a sudden it would not power, there is no light either. tried to do it without the battery, switched to a different AC adaptor -- still no light. any solutions? can it be the motherboard? thanks.
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Do you have access to a multimeter to track the AC/DV current? If the power is getting to the laptop, correct DC/AMP voltage? AC jack been damaged, pulled, yanked...etc? Hard to say which component without checking with a multimeter? PSU?
There is an easy fix solution that works most times when your PC/Laptop suddenly does not turn on. Dont ask why or how but follow it. 1. Disconnect all the power supply, that is remove the adapter cable and remove the battery. 2. Press and Hold the power button for 10 to 20 Seconds(very important 10 secs at least) 3. Put back the battery and connect the power adapter and try switching on your laptop.
First remove the battery and try it.If it works without the battery, then that is the problem. My Inspiron 2650 suddenly started acting like that with the battery in but works perfectly without the battery.
Whenever you replace a battery ALWAYS let it completely charge BEFORE you try to use the computer with the battery in place.
Do the POWER, DISK ACTIVITY and/or BATTERY CHARGING light stay on?
If so try powering the computer off; unplug the power cord; remove the battery; carefully remove the RAM modules; check the connections for corrosion/dirt; them reinsert the modules; close up the case; plug the power cord in and try powering it up without the battery inserted to further eliminate the battery as the problem.
If you get NO lights or fan noise without the battery installed, you probably have a mother board problem, most likely in the power switch.With the 2650s the switch is an integral part of the motherboard (DELL calls them system boards I believe) and DELL recommends replacing the board.I guess if you can find someone brave enough to work on the board, you could fix the switch because DELL refurbishes them and if the board isn’t working anyway, then you have nothing to loose.
I hope this helps you.Good luck. The 8500s are good computers if you get enough memory in them.
Try taking off the battery and pressing and holding the power key for a minute and then clean the contact points both on the battery's end and also on the laptop itself and then putting the battery back and switching it back on.......That should work. Give it a try and then lemme know if that doesn't work.....
Sounds like a battery issue. Try powering up without the battery, just AC. If it powers properly, then the battery needs replaced. If it doesn't then it may be the power supply malfunctioning, or the motherboard.
I'm afraid that this sounds like either a fuse, capacitors or a blown relay on the motherboard. Otherwise, it could also have something to do with some kind of problem involving the battery.
First and foremost, take the battery out of the system before doing anything else. See what happens without the battery in the laptop. If the problem seems to be solved by doing so by some chance, then you probably have a short in the battery itself. (Which would explain the issue.)
Beyond that, the most I can advise on is checking the power settings in your BIOS as quickly as you possibly can before it shuts off. See if there is anything in particular that might have an effect on the system's operation. I would disable any power-saving features and such... Just to cut those unnecessary variables out of the equation.
See if you can get it into the BIOS...and see if it still shuts down once it is in the BIOS. (No doubt it will... It wouldn't make ANY sense if it didn't, now would it?)
Try those things for now... But do NOT rate me if this does not fix your laptop. Remember that we are here to TRY our best to provide a solution. This is not meant to be a solution.
This is meant to find a cause for the problem. Only THEN can we give any kind of solid solution or conclusion.
Either way, I ask that you wait to rate me until after we follow these steps and I give you my conclusions. If the laptop is fragged, I ask that you give me a fair rating based on my attempt. Not based on the fact that I could not fix your laptop.
Remember that hardware failure is NOT OUR FAULT. We tried to help either way.