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Dell 8600 Won't Power On

No lights come on- nothing. The previous night, I took out the keyboard just to clean out the fan etc. The screwdrivers weren't magnetized or anything. I took the battery out before hand too... just like I do every couple of months to clean it out.

Afterwards it powered on fine, and was left on all night. I turned it off (sleep/hibernate- I can't remember) in the morning, brought it to class. At class, it worked fine. At the end of the class, I put it into hibernation, and it won't come back on.
No lights, nothing of any sort.

The adapter works, the battery seems to be ok. The adapter's light comes on. I used it on other laptops, and it charges them. I tried using other adapters on the broken laptop, and nothing happens.
I also tried powering it on without the battery in.

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  • funincluded Dec 10, 2008

    I don't know if it is charging the battery or not- the battery charging light on the laptop does not come on.

    However, the lights on battery itself do come on (to test the battery). Its charge is almost full, it seems.

    No lights on the laptop itself come on no matter what adapter I use.

    so the only lights to come on are on the battery itself and on the adapter itself. I don't know how to tell if the battery is charging or not.

    The adapter does charge other laptops though.

  • funincluded Dec 10, 2008

    Also, it will not come on with any adapter.
    Let me try and re-phrase it.
    I tried using this adapter in other computers- it works.

    I tried using other adapters to charge the broken computer- no lights on the computer come on. It will not turn on.

  • funincluded Dec 14, 2008

    I tried that several times before

    The problem was actually with the cover strip (with the power button, CAPS light and num. lock light). It wasn't plugging back in when I snapped it back into place.

  • Alan Matzke May 11, 2010

    Are you saying even when you plug it in with ac adapter power does it charge the battery but with that on ac it will not come on?


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Try taking out the memory and put it back it. I probablly needs to be reset

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