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My Dell Inspiron 1150 PC Notebook Won't Turn On

If I push the power button without the charger plugged in the lights in the front will flash one time. If I push the power button with the charger plugged in the lights do not flash. I've tried a new battery with no luck. Any ideas? Thanks!

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  • andylouroo Sep 08, 2008

    This problem just started. The three lights flash at the base of the computer. Won't start up, just a blank screen. I have tries plugging it in and get the same result. SHouldn't I be able to get power from having it plugged in?

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Norm.. Suffice to say these are a problem. Is it a P35 Adapter? If so look for a replacement and retry. If this does not help Check the CMOS battery voltage as crazy as it may seem but the Dell adapters are a little more complicated than a standard 2 wire output adapter. They have a 19V Feeder or main supply, The Negative or Ground as some people/techs call it as well as a 3.3V data circuit thats related to the Embedded controller chipset, BIOS and other circuits on the board. Also see if you can find a friend local with a known good working battery/adapter if you cannot afford or dont want to spend money on it. If all else fails yell back weve repaired a ton of these and they should have been included in the 5150/5160 Dell Class settlement in my opinion as they have a ton of similar components/issues..

Good Luck! Ken

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Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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