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Dell Latitiude 1100 Will not boot has poweron issue

I have a Dell L 1100 that will not power on.Power supply is good and battery condition is unknown.Here is the weird part if I tap the area around the start button an amber light flickers on briefly.If I thump the bottom sides of the palm rest 2 green lights flicker on. In both cases there is no attempt to boot. Do I have a haunted laptop or is this a known issue?
Email help is welcome and appreciated !!

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  • biged143 Aug 18, 2008

    seems to be a common problem with the 1100. Mousepad which has a magnetic reed switch keeps it from starting.Found the solution on a different forum.Thanks for trying.

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I also have a dell inspiron 1100. It seems that it has overheated, and your motherboard or CPU has fried, or died from the heat. What you say sounds like a motherboard failure

There is currently an ongoing lawsuit. Also, take my advice, and instead of trying to fix it, you're better of getting a new computer, as the dell is getting old anways. I spent some extra cash and got myself a vaio.

Posted on Aug 15, 2008

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