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.
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
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if the battery LED blinks orange, most likely there is a problem with the battery itself. Try to remove the battery and have the power cable connected to it. If there is no battery LED blinking, call Dell to replace the battery itself..
It seems to me the inverter is busted. That is why the backlight just went out. If you are still covered by your warranty Dell technical support will replace the inverter and i believe they will also include the LCD kit.
go into msconfig and then click on the startup tab. Click on the button that says disable all and then apply the changes. Let the laptop reboot and when it gets back into windows try to go into hibernation mode again and see if it still reboots on you. If it does then its an operating system issue. If it doesn't reboot on you, then go back into msconfig and only enable the programs that you feel you need to run when windows boots up.
This is directly from the User Manual:
If the computer is connected to an electrical outlet, the Battery light operates as follows:
• Solid green: The battery is charging.
• Flashing green: The battery is almost fully charged.
If the computer is running on a battery, the light operates as follows:
• Off: The battery is adequately charged (or the computer is turned off).
• Flashing orange: The battery charge is low.
• Solid orange: The battery charge is critically low.
I am facing a similar problem with 5160 and my power button will not power up the laptop. I presses the shift key, it got powered up (offcourse only fan started but the screen is black)
Try pressing shift key to power up.
This is Romeet,i would like to try and help you solve this, please let me know if you have a replacement motherboard for your laptop ready? also let me know how comfortable would you be with opening up the thing and replacing it?