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Laptop not starting, no lights except small blinking orange light in cd drive drawer

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It sounds like the power socket on the laptop is faulty and needs replacing or resoldering. To check this, power up the latop with the power adapter, wriggle the plug in the power socket and check if the battery charge indicator flicks on and off indicating charging and not charging. If it indicator flicks on and off then you have a faulty power socket.

This can be repaired but required the laptop to be completely dismantled to access the power connector.

Posted on Oct 31, 2012

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SOURCE: orange blinking power light on inspiron laptop

Hello,
I recommend purchasing a new Dell Inspiron battery.
The code 4 blinking orange or amber and one green, means a defective battery.
Thank You, Raphael

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SOURCE: have the orange light when trying to start laptop,

There is a chance that the power adapter that charges the computer is bad and has stopped charging the battery. Another possibility is that the adapter that you power supply plugs into located inside you computer is malfunction try wiggling the cord and see if the computer trys to come on. 

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It sounds like the battery has some dead cells and needs replacing.

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SOURCE: My laptop wont turn on and yet its fully charge.

Hi.

This sounds like there is a problem with the battery.
Remove the AC mains power and take out the battery from the laptop. Plug AC power back in and try booting the laptop up.
If it boots up let it boot into Windows/linux and then shut the computer down as normal. Remove AC power and re-insert the battery. Plug AC back in and power it up, see if it does the same thing. If it does the same thing the battery is faulty. If it boots up with the battery in then there was a glitch.




Regards.

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Whenyou plug in the power cord is there any lights whatsoever on the laptop, wherethe plug goes in or on the AC Adapter of the power cord?

When you press the power button do you hear fans running, hard drive spinning,lights on the computer, hear any beeps or lights constantly blinking, hear theDvD/CD drive click and the light on the drawer of the DvD/CD turn on for asecond or two? If so the computer is trying to boot or may have booted,but the screen is not showing for some reason.

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When you plug in the power cord is there any lightswhatsoever on the laptop, where the plug goes in or on the AC Adapter of thepower cord?

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