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I have a Dell CPx notebook. It wont turn on. when i hit the power button all the lights flash for about 5 seconds and then jus shuts off. When i turn it on i dont hear the HDD or anything kick on.

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First be sure the battery is actually charging ..than second thing to take in mind is the Ram memory ..cause it is the first thing that computer sees for to boot..
i fthe lights came on ..and you still got no activity after you verify the ram memory in another computer .. the only thing that remain is the the cpu..but ..I thing in this case it is the ram memory ..or a power issue..

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http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Latitude-Notebook-650-MHz-Pentium/dp/B00005UJYF

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http://www.all-power-jack.com/Dell/Dell-Latitude-CPx.html

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The bottom left view shows the jack primarily how it sits, (Mounted), on the motherboard.

The bottom right view shows the jack turned over, laying on it's front.
Also laying over to it's right side.

Note the three prongs. (Flat bladed pins )
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Looking at the bottom Left view, the Top prong is Positive, and the two bottom prongs are Negative.

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Going to test the Voltage coming out? (20 Volts)
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What if I'm wrong?

A Digital multimeter will just show a negative value. -20
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