Dead laptop... is it the motherboard?

By kopellimonster
Mar 9, 2010
  1. hi all -

    i have had my dell inspiron 6000 for about 4.5 years - its done what i need to it to as a home computer (mostly music, pictures and internet). the other day i went to use it and it was dead - no signs of life at all! i recently replaced the screen and have had no other real problems with it over the years. i have removed the ac adaptor, battery, memory and hard drive (as recommended by dell support). i have also tried a power drain....nothing. i took it apart last night and i could not find any loose connections. the battery meter shows that to be fully charged and the ac adaptor shows its getting power (light on the box). but none of the indicator lights are illuminated on the laptop and absolutely nothing happens when i press the power button. does anyone have any other ideas? is the motherboard fried???

    thank you in advance for any help that you can provide!
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415


    on the 6000 series there was an issue with the press power button unit, the board eventually wore out, i think you can get them for about £5 on ebay, its worth a try.
  3. kopellimonster

    kopellimonster TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks! i will probably try that. i was wondering if that could be it but hadnt seen any posts on it!
  4. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    oh and make sure any board connections are seated correctly,
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