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Dell Precision M60 won't boot up

I'm wondering if my computer is done for. When I push the power button nothing happens except that the caps lock light lights blinks ten times. Is there anything I can do?

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  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2008

    I am having the exact same problem... I have tried powering up from the standard power supply and the docking station power supply and have the same results. There has got to be a Dell trouble shooting manual of some kind that decodes the blinking light.

    Help Please!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2008

    yes i have the same problem i cant

  • Anonymous May 14, 2008

    I also have a Dell M60 and my problem is as follows:
    If I connect to a docking station, I can power on from the dock station and my laptop powers up fine.

    Without the dock station, AC and/or battery I cannot power up my laptop.

    If I power up initially on the dock station, and eject from the dock station, I can restart my laptop without a problem. However, once I shut it down, it will not power back up until i connect to the dock station.

  • burfboy Oct 21, 2008

    I have the same problem with my M60. I cannot get it to fire up at all. I've taken the cover plate off that hoses the on/off button and checked that the connections are complete. I have also bought a new memory unit but to no avail. When I press the on button, the green power light on the hinge stays on for about 4 seconds then just goes off. This happens whether it's on battery or AC power supply. Any other suggestions???


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This is a memory problem, most likely. Try swapping the SIMs or putting them in one a time.

If you only have the one SIM, see if you can borrow someone elses

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I had same problem with my M60, tried solution #2 "pushing down on the right side of the solver bar" to the right of the power button and bingo! my dead machine booted up.

As the guy says it must be a loosce connection.

Crazy but it worked, a bit like doing CPR on your laptop!! many thanks

Posted on Aug 19, 2010

Solution 1 works. Thanks a lot.

Posted on Aug 13, 2008

I had this problem with my laptop. I figured that some of the connections were loose. I cant tighten them but I figured that if you push down on the right of the silver bar and press the power then it should work.

Hope I've helped.

Sean Ross

Posted on Jun 25, 2008

I had the same problem and solution one is the fix. I remove one of the memory modules and the system boots up fine.

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Itd gertting power of some kind but the boot post is not happening so it could be curtains but check the output at the plug to see if the mains adapter is pushing out the correct voltage

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SOURCE: Dell Precision M60 won't start up

Without battery connected it wont work. Better buy a new batterry connect it and plug it for charging for 8Hrs conitnuosly without switching on the laptop. 

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SOURCE: I have a dell d600 laptop. it won't boot up at all. if you push power button, the caps lock light blinks a few times and then it shuts off

Your power supply is probably dying. You can bring it in to a pc shop and have them test it or you can test it yourself with a psu tester like one of these:

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