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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
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.
Posted on Jul 30, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: laptop won't turn on
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.
Posted on Jul 14, 2008
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.
Posted on Aug 16, 2008
SOURCE: My Dell Laptop is not turning on
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.
Pardon my spelling mistakes!!! Let me know if the information was useful or not.
Posted on Sep 17, 2008
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.
Good luck, maddoc666.
Posted on Feb 13, 2009
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Remove the battery from its compartment on the side of your Dell Inspiron laptop computer.
Remove the power adapter from its plug on the side of the Dell Inspiron (if your laptop is currently plugged into a wall outlet).
Press down and hold the "Power" button on the laptop for one to two minutes. This will dispel the excess electrical current that is built up inside the laptop.
Put the battery back inside the compartment of your Dell Inspiron.
Plug your power adapter back into the side of the Dell Inspiron. Press "Power." Your laptop computer will now turn on.
hope this helps
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