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Sudden death Laptop was working fine (running on mains, battery full). Made a small noise and went completely dead. Now totally unresponsive when I press the start button. No lights, nothing.

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Hi,

Mostly looks like hardware problem with your laptop as no lights are turning on.Check if power button is turned on.if its still unresponsive then conatct dell support.Below is the link for dell support:
http://support.euro.dell.com/support/index.aspx

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Rahul

Posted on Jul 14, 2013

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SOURCE: laptop won't start

Most likely, a bad motherboard. Here is a link to the Dell troubleshooting tool for this model system:

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/tree?c=us&dl=false&l=en&s=gen&treeid=542FE6FE783DC236E040AE0AB7E1692B&doclang=en

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SOURCE: Screen went black,but still on...turned it off...now won't start up.

All Dell laptops have a similar design flaw (in my opinion). The socket where the power cord plugs in to the laptop is probably loose. Use a toothpick or something to check it. Don't use anything metalic. If the socket moves easily then it has probably come loose from the motherboard. You may want to take the laptop to a computer repair shop to have the power socket soldered back to the motherboard. If you have the knowledge you can do this yourself but I don't suggest it. Laptops have a LOT of small parts. Hope this helps! Thanks!

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Won't Start No lights flashing does nothing when I hit the power button

Try taking out battery and plug in power. If it works, battery is faulty.
If not, try taking out your hard disk plug in power, if it works, hard disk is faulty.
Try taking out memory card, if there's a sound, memory card faulty. If no sound, it's your motherboard that is causing the error.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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I can understand. But here is a very strict word of caution for you. I hope you must have already heard about spoiled battery cases from many vendors like Lenovo, Compaq & Dell also. In that case, all these companies have decided to change laptop's battery for free. Please check out if your battery also falls under same category of faulty batteries.

If yes then contact Dell Customer care for assistance & replacement of battery because it may turn out as an explosion also !!!

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Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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SOURCE: My laptop was working fine when the keyboard

You need to look and see if the ribbon cable may have come off the connector.

Posted on Dec 23, 2009

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