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Dell 9400 Won't Start

I have a Tell Inspirion 9400 and it won't start. When I press the power button, all that happens is the power light and the light next to it come on and about 3 seconds later it makes a sad noise and turns off. Does it with and without the battery and/or power adapter, tried all combinations.

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I suggest that you should replace the battery because batterey may be faulty take it down to your nearest pc repair shop

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My laptop won't turn on. I tried taking out the battery, a different battery, a differnet power cord. It won't turn on. Is there a way to reset it?

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I have a dell Inspirion 9400 and it won't start. When I press the power button, all that happens is the power light and the dvd player light comes on and about 3 seconds it turns off. Does it with and...

It shows no power on your laptop but it shows you the dvd player led comes on then off. I would suggest try the following:
1. Remove laptop battery, optical drive, hard drive and ram. Remove external peripherals as well. 2. Make sure AC Adapter is not yet connected to the laptop. Press and hold on the laptop's power button for 10 seconds to drain the power flea. 3. Connect the AC Adapter to a known good power outlet, check AC Adapter power LED if it is on. Try to sense if AC Adapter is not making a bit of noise when it is plugin to the wall power outlet. 4. Connect now the AC Adapter to the laptop. Check if AC Adapter LED stays on when it is connected to the laptop. If the LED stays on means the AC Adapter is fine. If the AC Adapter LED turned off check the AC Adapter pin that goes to the laptop AC socket if it is loose. 5. If AC Adapter stays on after connecting to the laptop try to power on laptop. If no power LED comes on then this is motherboard problem. 6. Before replacing the motherboard there is one checking needs to do. If you can open your laptop bottom part then good, do this when laptop is not connected to any power source. Try to reseat the laptop CMOS battery then try to power on laptop after, if still fails then replace motherboard. I hope this helps.

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Dell inspririon 9400 wont start

(before you do anything remove the battery and th ac plug)remove the memory inside small door on the backside that has a "M" on it now once you remove the memory install the battery, power on if you hear a couple of beep tones you are half way there the motherboard is good so the problem is what you took out so there are two memory slot try them in the A slot one at a time.If the problem is memory replace it.
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Dell 9400 Won't Start

sounds like bad motherboard/power supply. Just to be sure though have you upgraded the ram? If you have more then one memory chip try siwtching out each one and seeing if it's boot farther. It's possible a dimm went bad or the port it's in went bad. Otherwise motherboard/powersupply

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