My laptop will not turn on and the power light blinks amber
I turn my laptop on, windows was starting then it went off. i tried truning it on again but it wont turn on. i removed the battery and tried turning it on straight from power source but its still wont turn. the battery is charged alright but anytime i try turning it on it wont turn on
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If the power light is blinking amber, the computer is receiving electrical power, but an internal power problem might exist.A power supply or system board failure has occurred. Try to isolate the problem by removing or disconnecting all cards, i.e. video, sound cards and disconnecting CD/DVD and hard drives.
Lamp is burned out or makes a popping sound. When the lamp reaches its end of life, it may burn out and may make a loud popping sound. If this occurs, the projector does not turn back on. To replace the lamp, see on page 38. LAMP light is solid amber If the LAMP light is solid amber, replace the lamp. LAMP light is blinking amber If the LAMP light and the Power light are blinking amber, the lamp driver has failed and the projector will automatically shut down. If the LAMP light is blinking amber and Power light is solid blue, the color wheel has failed and the projector will automatically shut down. Unplug the power cord after 3minutes then turn the display on again. If this problem persists, contact Dell™. TEMP light is solid amber The projector has overheated. The display automatically shuts down. Turn the display on again after the projector cools down. If the problem persists, contact Dell™. TEMP light is blinking amber A projector fan has failed and the projector will automatically shut down. If the problem persists, contact Dell™.
not a hard drive problem. It would boot, but not go to windows. This is
one of two things. Power supply failure (most likely), or one of the
RAM sticks went bad. I would try testing the RAM by taking one out, and
trying to turn it on. Do this with both, or all four (depending on how
many you have). If it still doesn't work, I would think that the Power
Supply is the issue.
Dell has a set of codes that would tell you
what the exact error would be based on the blinks of the amber light.
If you find the pattern, you can look that up. In my professional
experience it's normally the power supply.
I suggest to try removing the battery and get it back and start again ..If it crashed and turned off it may need to be disconnected from all power before starting again ..Or the battery may be in short and conflict with the ac power..so ..try to boot up with the ac power alone .. The blue light is not usually a fault ....when the board is damaged the light is usually amber..
Vaughn it sounds like the power supply is going bad, try another known good working power supply. If that doesn't work then the motherboard would need to be replaced. If the power supply isn't giving the correct voltages that could cause the computer not to turn on. If the motheboard isn't able to convert the voltages properly then the motherboard could be faulty.
Make sure u replace the lamp cover as the safety switch need to be closed to make the set work. If new lamp did not repair your problem , then it may well be the Ballast Board, Sometimes call the Lamp Driver.
Generally, the 1 and 2 Diagnostic LEDs indicate a failure of a PCI expansion card.
So remove any expansion cards, see if anything changes. If it does, one of the PCI cards is suspect.
If the system has an expansion video card in the PCI-E slot, and removing the PCI cards had no effect, remove the PCI-E video card and connect to the intergrated video port (You may have to remove a black cover from the port) and see if you get video. If you do, then the Expansion video card has failed.
1. remove all ext peripherals 2. remove battery 3. check first the ac adapter if it has led on (make sure ac adapter is not connected to the laptop) 4. try any other wall socket check if ac adapter will led stay on 5. if ac adapter stayed on then connect to laptop (without the batter) 6. after connecting the ac adapter to laptop check if the ac adapter led turned off, if yes then check ac adapter laptop pin on the side if is loose or damage. 7. if ac adapter stayed on after connecting to laptop press now the power button on the laptop just once. check if the power led on laptop will turn on (check if power led stays on or it blinks amber) 8. if it blinks amber then remove all CRUs such as dvd drive, memory, hard drive and wireless cards. put them back one at a time. make sure you turn off laptop when putting removed hardware. this will check and isolate which causing the power led to blink. 9. if the power led stays on then turn it off again then wait a couple of seconds then press and hold on Fn key then press power button. wait for about 5 minutes while the power led is steady on, until you hear beeps once you hear beeps it means that LCD has problems. try then connecting laptop to an external monitor if it shows display there. press on Fn + F8 to toggle the display from LCD laptop to the ext monitor. if no display replace the motherboard. if it has display replace LCD.