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Dead laptop fresh battery, still no power up.

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  • markdawson Apr 02, 2009

    April 1, 2009, just updated my antivirus yesterday and all was working well. Tried power up today, and no power at all, even with A/c plugged in. Battery shows full charge too. Is it possible the April Fools virus did this? Running XP Pro.

    Help.

  • Michael Mueller
    Michael Mueller May 11, 2010

    Does your dell power adapter have a solid green light on it when it is plugged in? When the power adapter is plugged into the laptop, do you see any illuminated lights on the laptop?

  • christian Abong May 11, 2010

    did you try turon on your laptop with the adapter?

  • Bill Kindle May 11, 2010

    Will the laptop turn on with just AC???

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Try a docking station

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