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Inspiron 9200 cannot power up.

Plug in power cord (green light on) Push power button and A lock light blinks green about 10 times and shuts down.

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  • heptane6war Aug 06, 2008

    Inspiron 9200. Cannot power up system. Plug adapter in and green light comes on. Push power button and A lock icon blinks green about 10 times and shuts down. Thanks steve.raleigh@comcast.net.

  • heptane6war Aug 06, 2008

    Of at least a dozen attempts to get help...you were the only one to the rescue without having your hand out!! Bravo and Thank you

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Start by checking the power supply with an ohm meter for the correct output, however, this is generally a problem with the battery or a memory chip. Start by removing the battery and starting up on the power supply only. Dell batteries are notorious for causing a no start. Then try removing the memory and try one chip at a time in both slots. If none of these work, then I'm afraid you have a failed system board component, and you will probably want to take it in for a professional diagnostics. Also, you can find a diagnostics light codes list for your machine at Dell's support site.

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