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Dell laptop not turning on

I was giving a dell laptop with no battery and i know you can still use them when they are plugged in but this one will not turn on and the blue light will only come on for a sec and than it turns off

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Check all the USB ports to see if they are damaged. If any of the pins in the USB ports are touching the chasis then this will case a short circuit and stop it turning on. With the power disconnected, move the pins away from the chasis using a small ascrew driver and make suer they are not touching each other.

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I am facing a similar problem with 5160 and my power button will not power up the laptop. I presses the shift key, it got powered up (offcourse only fan started but the screen is black)
Try pressing shift key to power up.

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The test Dell advises to narrow down this issue is to remove the battery, hard drive, ram, and optical drive.  Next plug in the a/c power cord and you should get some LED's coming on. If not it points to the motherboard.

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Possibley it could be some internal parts. Please try run the onboard diagnostics by holding down Fn and the power button. Make a note of the 3 lights above the keyboard (9,A and the lock key). If it starts for a second and then shut's down, the MoBo will ahve to be replaced. 1501 has known issue and I know this as I work for DELL tech support. Call tech support or chat with them...If the product is under warranty, you should get a replacement.

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This is a problem with that particular model of laptop.

It seems that the GPU chip (Graphics) overheats resulting in the solder points not making a good connection to the motherboard.

If your quite hardware savvy, you could strip her right down, take of the cooling unit and clean off all the old thermal compound and dust from the Heatsink, CPU and GPU. Then replace the thermal compound with better stuff (Arctic silver 5). This may solve the problem.

I had to do a bit more than this to get mine up and running though. If you need details just let me know.

Better still is if you know someone who's real good with a heatgun (aka Someone who's done this sorta thing on an XBox360) that can reflow the BGA joints on the chip for you. Sounds dangerous i know but if your lappy aint working theres not much else to lose.

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This seems an issue with inverter board need to checked by an expert.

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if that not work u need to give it to a repair guy

cuz all the laptops turn on with adpter

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