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

My Vostro 1500 laptop won't start I push the power button but nothing happens. No lights, nothing! I know the ac adapter is good we have another Vostro and it worked fine on that one. I also put the battery in the other laptop and it said it had a full charge. Was working fine then I came back to yesterday it was down and wouldn't start. Please Help!

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  • kslack May 24, 2009

    Dell Vostro 1510 will not turn on. fully charged battery, plus plugged in to wall

  • uniquefreak2 Jun 02, 2009

    Ended up calling Dell and they came and put a new motherboard in it and it works fine. Thankfully it was under warranty.



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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.

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