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Computer wont turn on

My Dell Inspiron 1501 will not turn on. The battery is not reconised so I have to use the adapter to turn it on. I bought a new adapter for it, and it had worked fine until now. My computer will not turn on, or if I do get it to turn on, it turns off randomly.

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Have you run diags? press an hold fn key then press the power button. look for any errors, but i suspect that it is a motherboard error

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