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My laptop DELL inspiron 5160 is not turning on. On plugging the charger, green and amber lights blink continously. I removed battery and tried but didn't work..(with AC power supply)... Then I tried with battery and no power supply... no luck.... Is this a laptop or charger problem???

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It could be either. Often the problem is with the power jack in the computer that is either broken or needs to be resoldered.

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