Dell Latitude won't turn on

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XxLairdxX

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My friend gave his laptop to try and fix because I am pretty tech savvy, although had virtually no experience with laptops. His has the problem of not turning on, I couldn't hear the hard drive stating to spin so I took the one out of my laptop and put it in his. Nothing changed but then when I put my hard drive back, my screen wont turn on, just the lights and I cant hear the processor, or harddrive start up. nothing but the little power lights. I really need you help guys, I am selling this laptop to friend of my brother this week

Any help will be greatly appreciated!
 
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kimsland

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Remove the HardDrive again from your laptop (I think we are only talking about your Laptop)
Remove the Power Adaptor and Battery
Hold down the ON button for 30secs (dispersing all internal voltage)
Put the Power Adaptor back in (No HardDrive yet!)
Turn On
Does it now show a display?

If Yes. Turn it off, and put the HardDrive and Battery back in.
If No, Remove the Power Adaptor again
Disperse the internal Voltage again
Remove and reseat the Ram (sometimes blowing out any dust too)
With the Ram back in, Put the Power Adaptor back in
Turn on

Did it work?
 

XxLairdxX

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...nothing comes up when after the holding of the button and then plugging the battery and adapter back in, guess i'll try re seating the ram


be back in a few
 

XxLairdxX

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Yay I got it working, as I was tuning it on with the adapter plugged in, I held down the little restart button on the bottom of the laptop and it like started spazzing out with a clicking noise and the booted up to the bios

it works with the hard drive in it too now, thanks alot for your help man!
 
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