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Laptop won't turn on

My dell 5160 wont turn on. I put battery in and i try and power up the laptop and the battery light blinks 3 time for a total of 9 flashes. I plug in ac adaptor get green and orange light then back to the same orange light blinking. Take battery out and leave ac adaptor in and no change. What can i do to fix it.

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I am facing a similar problem with 5160 and my power button will not power up the laptop. I presses the shift key, it got powered up (offcourse only fan started but the screen is black)
Try pressing shift key to power up.

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Hi,
As per the description you gave , there could be 2 points of failure on your system.
1 That the memory modules are not working correctly
2. The motherboard is faulty.
To better troubleshoot your problem follow the steps given in the link below
http://tinyurl.com/6lf9wv

Thanks
proton


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Posted on Jul 11, 2008

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