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My dell studio laptop fans will run and lights will "blink", then all is quiet, it never finishes powering up and doesn't try to boot up long enough for anything to come on the screen. it is plugged into ac, so it has power and the battery is fully charged to boot.

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The blinking LOCK lights are a no-post indicator. Issues could be:
Bad Ram (Try RAM modules one at a time) A peripheral device causing no -post (Remove all removable items RAM, HDD, Optical Drive, Wireless Cards) see if indications change
If no changes, then most likely a failed motherboard.

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