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Dell Inspiron 1501 won't power on

Hi, ok, so I'm having a problem with my Dell laptop. It's been running pretty hot lately and I've made the mistake of leaving it on overnight (I know, I'm an idiot). Anyway, I woke up this morning to it doing next to nothing. When you press the power on button, it acts as though it's about to start up, but then gets quiet...nothing appears on the screen and the only signs of life are the power light being on, the caps lock light being on, and the scroll lock button light flashing constantly. I'm wondering if the overheating just blew out the fan or battery or something. Any ideas on what went wrong/how to fix it? Thanks in advance.

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I have the same problem
I left the laptop to cool for about 2 hours and this fix the problem , turn it off and you can put it neer the AC

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Leaving a laptop on to the point of it overheating can spell death for it. Laptops, unlike a desktop computer, run much hotter. Desktops can be left on for long periods of time, if they have good air flow, not so for laptops. They suffer from limited airflow, and all the internal components are crammed into a tiny place with all the electronics running constantly, the heat build up can be deadly. You may have burned out the CPU , the motherboard, hard drive etc. The lights that are coming on are just showing you that you are getting power to them, but it doesn't sound have 2 choices, send it in for repairs, or go out and buy a new one. And don't leave it on like before, unless you enjoy burning it up.

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