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!

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