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Dead laptop

By buckshot46
Dec 4, 2010
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  1. Hi I have a dell inspiron 1318 lap top and it will not turn on. I have a new battery and power cord. When I push the power button the red light will flash but not turn on. I do know that the old power cord had bad spots in it from the dog.
  2. Computerpete

    Computerpete TS Rookie Posts: 151

    You might need a new AC adapter
    If the dog has been at it.

    Try this when you plug power cord jiggle the cable and notice if light changes or goes off.
  3. buckshot46

    buckshot46 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have already replace power cord and battery.
  4. Computerpete

    Computerpete TS Rookie Posts: 151

    In that case it sounds like a motherboard problem or the dc jack.


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