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Laptop wont turn on

I purchased a Dell Insperon 1501 last year and have had nothing but problems with it. The hard drive was replaced about 6 months ago and now I have absolutly no power. I removed the battery, unplugged it, plugged it back in using a different outlet and still nothing. The light for the battery doen't even come on. What could it possibly be?

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  • teenapop May 29, 2008

    My sister is having th same problem. Of course the warranty just expired. She purchased a new AC adapter and new battery thinking this would solve the problem to no avail. If this is a problem with the DC jack, roughly how much will it cost to fix?



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I have fixed these before if your a/c adapter has a light and that light is on then you have a busted dc jack which can be expensive to fix. Email me @ if u need more info

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