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Power on immediately powers off

Thanks for your help on my Dell laptop. I've decided at this point to just scrap it and get my money back for the motherboard.

Thanks again for your help.

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Ok you are welcome sorry it didnt get any better besat regards mike

Posted on Aug 30, 2008

  • Michael Thomas
    Michael Thomas Mar 05, 2009

    Hi there

    sory i have not got in touch with you latley;

    just curious has your problem been resolved or is it still ongoing

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Power Button Module being broken, is what I'm concentrating on at the moment.

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Please check if your system still under warranty. There are only 2 possible issue you have. Motherboard problem or could the system memory that causes your system to slow down and not to boot to the operating system.

1. Try, removing the system battery, disconnect the power cord. Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds to discharge.

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