After 1 year of good prosperity, my IMP 450 is dead.
I cannot switch on (neither on batteries nor AC adaptor) I even cannot turn charging on.
I took bateries and adaptor from other one, but it's still the same problem.
Sometimes (after about x100 pressing play button) it switch on, play music !...but going to shutdown after few mintues. Looks like something cuts power off.
I've done nothing wrong with my IMP 450. It's just stopped working during normal using.
I also have previous model (IMP 400) and using it for 3 years without any problems
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Re: Can't switch on
take a small flat (watchmaker) screwdriver
open the battries cartige an look for the springs that connect and holds the battries
shive the screwdriver between the last coil of the spring and extend it (for better connection)
check with brand new battries
look inside the inlet ac adapter and look for a little silver tab
shove the screwdriver inside and make some distance from its position (for better connectin)
check with the ac adapter
if that didnt worked then
check the play button - maybe it got bad connection
open the cd player
look at the play button - there is rubber between the button and the board
clean the connection with borad with some alcohol
assemble it all toghter and see if good
sounds like one of those "ghost in the machine" thing
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It is unfortunate that the computer is not turning on. Request you to try following the below steps which might help:
(1)Turn off the computer.
(2)Remove all the external peripherals like AC Adaptor, flash drives, battery, etc.
(3)Press and hold the power button for 30sec which releases the static on the computer (if any)
(4)Put back the battery and plug in the AC Adaptor.
(5)Let the computer charge for some time.
(6)Try turning on the computer.
If the computer doesn't turn on then check hoe the Power LEDs on the system, battery and AC Adaptor react. Then I can check and help you further.
Hello, I am thinking that your battery needs to be replaced as well. Possibly because of the stress it took from your ac adapter issues. So, to check to see if the issue at hand is now your battery... 1) UNPLUG THE AC ADAPTER FROM THE LAPTOP. 2) REMOVE THE BATTERY. 3) PLUG THE AC ADAPTER BACK INTO THE LAPTOP 4) TURN IT ON.
If the battery was now the issue, your laptop should have turned on at this point.. If it did NOT turn on, then there is a different issue that we should troubleshoot. Let Me Know, ok?
Hi, Yes, it should run off AC power even if the battery is removed. Sounds like either the motherboard or your AC adaptor might be failing. I would start by trying the AC adaptor with another dell to verify it it's not dead.
Take out the battery and then try the different ac adaptors. If you still get no lights on the laptop then the motherboard is bad and would need to be replaced. Just make sure that you know at least one of your ac adaptors are good.
If the adaptors have lights and they turn on then you know the ac adaptor your working with is good. Also make sure they are plugged into a good working outlet.