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Dell Inspiron 6000 won't power up

By zvjil
Dec 27, 2007
  1. I was having trouble with my charger it had a short it in it. well with it being right before christmas i was trying to make it last until afterwards because god for bid I have to be without my laptop for a week. Well I kept moving the cord to fix the short and keep it working, when finally it quit charging all together so I bought a new charger and nothing no battery light not so much as a noise you hit the power button and it is Dead! So I took it apart and re soldered the charger plug thinking I had busted a solder on the plug because i kept miving the cord around to keep it charging. Used ohms meter and there is power to the plug and all the solders but still nothing. Any Idea what the problem could be i am desperate here too much of a computer geek to have my laptop down.
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    a short may have fried the mobo. replace it and the PSU.
  3. zvjil

    zvjil TS Rookie Topic Starter

    there is power getting to the plug and checked several place on the board can it still be fried even though there is power
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    absolutely. A short circuit can fry components. I would try a different battery first.
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