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No power why is my computer not gettin power or recharging batteries but powercord is working fine?

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  • tcweddle Dec 05, 2008

    My 8100 went dead. I checked the power suppy and it is ok. I disassembled the laptop and cleaned every connection. reassembled it and got a green power light for a few minutes and then completely dead no power light at all and the green light on the ac power pack flases slowly. Any Ideas?



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Check the power supply with an ohm meter to see if it's getting the proper output to the machine. Just because the light on the supply is working, doesn't mean that it's putting out the power to run the machine. If the output checks good, then remove the battery and try starting. Dell batteries are notorious for causing a no start. If the problem persists, then you have a failed component on the motherboard, most likely the power management system. This will need to be diagnosed by a professional, in order to track down the exact problem component and fixed.

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