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My inspiron 1420 does not turn on.when i push the power button the light comes on then goes off. can someone tell me where i should check first?

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1. your battery has been depleted and the power adapter is possibly faulty.
2. the first thing is to get a charged battery in the unit this will tell you if the battery smart
circuit is OK.
3. A new power adapter may be the issue and you may have to purchase a new one.
Usually eBay has them for "buy it now" purchase for about 12 - 25 dollars. You will have to
check the site to get the best deal.
I have purchased several from reputable Ebay store and they are still working.
4. Make sure that you get proper voltage/ current specification from your power adapter
you have now.
5. If these two things do not remedy the issue then this is a power contact/ mother board
issue at the power input connector and or the regulator circuit on the mother board.
this means that the mother board may need repair of replacement.
I hope this helps. Have a great day!

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Power supply and or battery. Take the battery out and try to start it with the ac supply only.

If you can find one try another power supply too. Sometimes when your power supply goes bad you just run the battery down till the day it wont restart.

If you have a volt meter you can read the output of the power supply and make sure it is putting out the right voltage.

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