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Power On I have a Dell Inspiron 8600. When I try to switch on the laptop it takes time before it powers on. I need to plug it first and wait for minutes then switch it on again. What seems to be the problem with it?

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Sounds like it could be a defective battery. I'd try booting it from the AC adapter without any battery installed and see if that helps. Then a replacement battery is probably in order...
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Posted on May 13, 2009

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