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Wont power on

I turn on my laptop and only three lights come on for 5 sec and then turns off hard drive does not spin, fan doesnt go on either.

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  • dempros4u Jul 09, 2008

    I have a Dell Latitude CPx Laptop, and when l put it on, the fan spins for seconds and stops. Sometimes when l leave the machine off for days and put it on, the fan spins till l put it off. And the Keyboard makes beeps when you type anything.

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Try powering the system on with only the AC adapter, see if you get any power indications.

If you do not, then the system is not getting AC power.

See if the power adapter has an LED on it and if it is lit with the computer disconnected. If the LED doesn't come on at all, replace the adapter. IF the LED is on with the computer unplugged from it, then goes out when you plug it in, then try a new AC adapter.

If a new AC adapter doesn't resolve the problem, then you may want to look into buying a new computer as replacing the motherboard on this system may cost more than replacing the computer with a new system.

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