Last night, my laptop was working fine. It had been on for a while, so it was working slowly, but no major problems. I shut it down normally and it seemed ok. This morning, I tried to turn it on and there's absolutely no power going to this thing. Dell recently replaced my motherboard (2 months ago) for similar problems, and it's worked great ever since. My charger cord is in working order. I thought it may be my battery, but the laptop doesn't even attempt to power on. No lights, no usual "click" when it turns on... nothing.
Please help--it's finals week!
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Re: Laptop went completely dead
Get in touch with Dell again as the replaced part will be under warranty.
You can never tell whether a new or second hand motherboard has been fitted, as manufacturers are able to do either when they repair it, so it just may well of failed again.
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You could test to see if hard drive is culprit by removing the drive. This is done by removing the access panel on bottom of laptop and slipping out the drive. Once out, try turning on laptop. It won't boot up, but you should get power light on.
I suspect you will not.
If so, problem is in power supply within laptop. Fixing requires a full diagnostic check of the power supply and battery charger. I highly recommend a trained technician for that.
1. Please make sure its the router and not the laptop. can you get the laptop to scan for other networks . this is to make sure that the issue is with the router and not the laptop.
2. goto the setup again and try changing channels to 11 or 4.
If you don't have any electric functions working I would have to say that the battery is dead. Where the lights left on last night or a door open? You can take the battery out and take it to your local auto parts store and they can test it for you to make sure it's not dead and if it's not, then you can have them charge it for you. Let me know if you need anything else.
My laptop had a similar problem. I left my laptop running and some time later when I went back to my laptop, it would not startup. The power light seemed to be on but the laptop would not function. I tried several things like pressing on the power key for some time without any success and also tried all sorts of alternate buttons and sequences.
I resolved the problem by first disconnecting the power cord then by removing the battery for 5 minutes. I then re-installed the battery then connected the power adapter.
As soon as I turned the power button 'ON', the laptop booted up again.