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Dell 5160 orange light

Hi there,
My Inspiron 5160 DELL laptop went to hibernation mode yesterday, and one hour late when I tried to recharge it with adapter, laptop didn't work.
When I plugged in the AC adapter, the laptop appeared to be dead.

The light on AC adapter was green all the time (before and after I connected it to the laptop), but when I pushed the power button on, nothing happened and only solid orange lights on the front part of the laptop appears for 2-3 seconds and then they go off.
I removed the battery and tried only AC adapter, but still I could not turn the laptop on by pushing the power, and three orange lights would become on for 2-3 sec, and then would go off.
Could anybody tell me what's wrong with my laptop?
P.S. yesterday I was watching DVD while the laptop was unplogged for about 1 hour.

Thanks in advance,
Ninian

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  • Ninian Mar 26, 2008

    Thanks so much for your help.
    I did what you did that was I removed the battery and then adapter from the laptop and I hold down the power button for 60 sec.
    Then I connected the adapter to the laptop again, this time with no battery. Noe the orange lights are gone , instead every 7 sec green lights are flashing in the front part, but still I can not turn the laptop on.
    ninian

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Can you removed the hard drive, cd rom, and any removable device
and try to power up unit.....I am hopping that it is not your system board????????
I need the service tag No. so that I cam look up the unit

Posted on Mar 27, 2008

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Removed battery, and acadapter FROM UNIT, HOLD DOWN THE POWER BUTTON 60 SECOND That should drain the power from it

Posted on Mar 26, 2008

  • Yves Morency Mar 27, 2008

    If the main power button LED is flashing or solid yellow, this could indicate a hardware problem










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