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Dell studio 1735 direct media lights flash nothing else

Power up. Buttons on Media Control panel light up in sequence right to left then to right. Volume up and down and WIFI lights stay on. Volume mute flashes constantly. WIFI On/Off selector works. Nothing else happens and No display at any time through laptop screen or external monitor. Fan does not move and DVD drive will not accept a disc, indicating power may not be reaching the rest of the unit. Power adapter works fine. Battery was allowed to drain then recharge overnight. Hard drive tested good. Memory chips tested good. DVD drive untested. No change when hard drive, memory and DVD drive removed. Motherboard issue or Media Control front panel issue?

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  • Ron Asselstine Jan 09, 2013

    All great suggestions here. All were tried previously as this is not my first encounter with a political laptop (all promise & no work). Response notes: All components were remmoved, inspected and reseated. These are all original components and cleaner than most laptops I work on. I am comfortable working on laptops except when it comes to soldering. Yes, I did try an external monitor. I do have experience with the C500 series as well as the DV sereies (including the copper shim solutions). I am still leaning towards motherboard went south for the winter. I do not have any means of tracing the power trail to see where it fails; wouldn't know where to begin and how to test. Thanks for the suggestions. I will continue to test as long as I can.

  • Ron Asselstine Jan 09, 2013

    Additional observations: The battery has retained its charge over the last couple days. IWhen I plug the power adapter in, the little blue light next to the power connector does light up. I was able to manually load a disc into the DVD drive by use of the release button (why didn't they drill a hole in the side case so you can use this button without removing the unit?). but pressing the Eject button on the media panel did nothing. Pressing the Launch Dell MediaDirect recycles the right to left to right button display as stated earlier but nothing else happens. The left hinge cover has a crack in it, probably due to "dropping" it into an unpadded carrying case. or lowering the case to the ground in a less-than-gentle manner. Can't tell if this affects the WiFi network locator button since I can not get the system to start beyond the media lights display. I force-fed a Linux DVD into the DVD drive. Of course, nothing happened there. Nearing the time to bite the bullet on this one.

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It shows power section issue of motherboard

Posted on Jan 08, 2013

  • Ron Asselstine Jan 09, 2013

    That is what I am leaning towards. I was trying to see if one of the ribbon cables might be cutting off the power, but they all appear in good shape.

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