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Problem Dell Inpiron 5160

I have a problem in my Dell Inspiron 5160.
I plug the charger on my laptop and when I press the power button the orange light is blinking triple.
Please help me, I replacing motherbord.

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Re: Problem Dell Inpiron 5160

Hello Maciekpl,
This is Romeet,i would like to try and help you solve this, please let me know if you have a replacement motherboard for your laptop ready? also let me know how comfortable would you be with opening up the thing and replacing it?

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