I understand you had the same problem. Press power button, get all the leds for about 3 seconds, then powers down. No fan, disk, or screen activity during the 3 seconds. Did you ever get a solution? Thanks. Ron
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Re: Dell C610 won't power up
There are three things that generally cause this on the Dell systems. The two most common are the battery and the memory. Start by removing the battery and powering on the adapter only. Then remove the memory and try each chip one at a time in each slot. If neither of these work, then the problem is most likely a failed component in the power management system on the motherboard. I've dealt with many of these models that have a fialed PM system, and have found that motherboard replacement is the best option, and in some cases the only option. You can have a shop take a look at it, but you will probably get the same answer.
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I doubt there is battery problem, have you tried switching on laptop without battery and connecting through the laptop charger? most probable your battery is not taking the charge. so suggest you to disconnect the battery and try using laptop with charger then you'll find the problem.
Hi. You have a no power issue there. Try draining the power from the laptop by removing the battery and ac adapter. Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds and connect the ac adapter again. Now power on the system. If it powers on, you fixed it. If it didn't power back on, You might have to replace your motherboard.
i had a c640 with the same issue.. the cause was a power short to the cpu.. wich meant the cpu didn't get power.. the metal base under the board gave the board to much presure the metal base was bent as soon as i took of the fan he started normal.. so what uou can do: take the fan off , and try to power up.. just a few seconds..
also the cdrom or flop can cause a short, maybe you can try that first..take them out and power up
1 Disconnect the battery and the charger 2 Let it sit for 1-2 minutes. 3 Press and hold down the power button for 30 seconds. 4 Connect the charger (don't connect the battery yet) and try to start by pressing the power button.
Forgeet the CMOS battery, worthless exercise.
Most likely from what you describe it is a bad motherboard, and on a system that old I'd say replace not repair.
If you want to fix it, mothebroards are $50 to 100 for that model on EBay
The LEDs on the battery indicate the charge remaining. Press the button and you should get 5 LEDs with a full charge. The LEDs stay on in a steady state as long as you hold trhe button
The LEDs can also indicate an internal failure of the battery (Usually 1 3 and 5 will flash) if the LEDs flash, the battery is either critically low or failing. If charging it doesn't change the LED flashing them the battery will need to be replaced
If the light comes on for three seconds and then go out ,generally means a power distrubution problem . remove the optical drive and memory from the system and try powering it on. If u get the same result , its time to take it to service tech , as your motherboard needs to be checked
could it be your hard drive...... and have you tried getting into the bios at all.... if you can get into your bios, change your boot order to cd drive first, install your os disk and try doing a repair . if that dont work try a new hard drive.