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Dell latitude laptop wont turn on

By playaz87
Apr 6, 2007
  1. I was installing windows on my laptop (latitude C840). I deleted the existing partition, created a new one and quick formatted. After formatting it turned off and now will not turn back on. None of the lights flash when pressing the power button, with or with out a/c.
    If anyone could shed any light on the problem it would be much apreciated :)
     
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,251

  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    bad battery or DC converter?
     
  4. playaz87

    playaz87 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Nope dont think so. The battery was fully charged and the power was plugged in while I was in windows setup. It could possibly be the charging/power circuit. Does any one know a way of firing up the motherboards in these laptops, other than using the power switch. I am just looking for ways of testing the components, so I can figure out which part needs replacing.
    Thanks for your input though
     
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