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Dell Inspiron laptop won't power on haven't found solution

By Neophyte11
Aug 18, 2010
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  1. Hi,
    I am new to this site. I hope I may eventually be able to contribute something as well.
    A friend gave me a dead laptop that she thought might be repairable.

    When I plug in my Dell Inspiron to the AC outlet, the battery charging light comes on. That's it. Nothing else comes on. The power light does not come on. When I turn it on, some lights dimly flicker, but that's it. No whirring of the hard drive. Nothing.

    Does anyone have any ideas what could be wrong.

    *I did research this a little before posting this, I don't believe it's the power receptacle, since the led for the battery comes on, seems like power is flowing through the jack, it's just that nothing else works.*

    *I tried removing the battery, and holding the pwer on for 30 secs, etc, then reinstalling the battery, but that didn't do anything.

    Any help would be very much appreciated!
    Thanks,
    Dan


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