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Dell inspirion 1150 won't boot up

The last time I tried to power up it went into hiburnate on battery. The screen is not coming up, there is no clicking of the hard drive, but the fan is on. Lights are flashing for a second, but then only the power light stays on, and everything shuts down. I have removed the battery, unplugged the power and held down the start button for 30 seconds.

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Re: dell inspirion 1150 won't boot up

I had this exact same thing happen. I tried everything I could think of and find out to try. For me it was a motherboard failure and installing a new one worked. .

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