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No power or lights on my inspiron 2650 laptop

Got 2 new cords still no lights or power. Tried taking out battery and just used cord, but still nothing. Also tried taking bat off and power cord, pushing power on and off to get rid of any extra power in laptop. still nothing
no sign of life. last power cord was chewed threw by cat hope that didnt kill mother board or cpu.

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First you need to test your adapter first not the power cord.Check that your adapter can give out according to the adapter spec..maybe 16-19ou V.If it does and still you laptop don't turn on then you have motherboard problem.
takecare.

Posted on May 05, 2008

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