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Internal Battery Problem?

My new (used) Dell C400 will not boot up. After pressing the power button, the two leds turn green and thats it. No sounds, no video, no fan. Could this be a battery or fan problem. HELP

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Re: Internal Battery Problem?

This is what we call a "NO POST" problem. You need to contact Dell Tech Support for this to narrow down the issue to a part. This could be caused by any part that is not letting the computer to power on or boot up. Note: You may need to tear-down the computer for this issue whe call tech support.



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