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My dell laptop is not turning on with the ac or battery. The LED lights up for a hot min then it turns off. Nothing happens after that.

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Sounds like you have short circuited your Motherboard badly. This will generally cause laptops to quit functioning at all. Get it replaced. Really is the only option.

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Pardon my spelling mistakes!!! Let me know if the information was useful or not.

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