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Dell Inspiron 15r power button light wont turn off after shutdown laptop

Question: Dell Inspiron 15r power button light wont turn off after shutdown laptop

After upgrading my OS from Windows 7 to Windows 10, When I manually click on "Start-------> Shutdown " my power button light wont turn off, screen goes black but the bottom is still giving light, it only turn off men I press it 7 sec ore remove the battery. Can some one help me and solve my problem.

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In reference to the following posting,
I am not the individual who initiated this query but I did have the same issue with my Dell Inspiron 5547, where it wouldn't turn on after a power button shut down.
I followed Hema's instructions by removing the battery and charger and then holding down the power button for a few seconds, and then putting back the parts. It seemed to have done the trick... At least for now. Is this just a temporary fix?
While doing a Google search for a solution I seem to have encountered a number of people who experienced the same issue. Can you also explain why this happens with this particular Dell laptop? Is it a model flaw?
Thank you

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Power button LED light is not lighting up on DELL Inspiron 5559. Is it normal?

Answer:Power button LED light not lighting up on DELL Inspiron 5559

 Good question.  I have the same problem with my 4 month old 5559.  The description in the reference guide says "Indicates the power and battery?charge status.  Press Fn+H to toggle this light between hard?drive activity light and battery?status light."  If I press Fn+H, sure enough it shows hard drive activity.    Confession time:  I never saw this in the documentation until I looked it up to reply to your question today!  I never knew I had a disk activity light - man, I'm glad to have found this!  :-)

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My Dell inspiron N5040 is about 10 months old, it has been down for 2 days now, it went off suddenly when I was playing a game while charging it, none of the indicator lights come on, not even the charging light, the battery is okay (tried it with another system N5040) and the Charger is also not the problem as it charges the other system, another thing I should mention is that the green indicator light on all (3) AC adapters I've tried either go off or fluctuate whenever I plugged them into my PC.

Answer:Dell inspiron N5040 won't turn on after sudden shutdown, AC adapter green light turns off when plugged in.

The Inspiron N5040 is over 5 years old model. Where have you purchased the system from?
Based on the description, if the adapter led goes off when connected to the system, either the dc port or the motherboard is faulty and needs to be replaced.
If there is no warranty, then you could contact our team to get a quote for a paid service call -
If the dc port replacement does not resolve the issue, then the motherboard needs to be replaced. You could also order the parts here. 
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private message with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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When I turn on laptop power light comes with wifi light and caps lock light blinks but screen does not starts and still black.Model no.-HP Pav 15 n2 07TU

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So I woke my laptop up after sleep by opening it, but I forgot it was sleeping so I accidentally pushed the power button. Then it turned of. After that I couldn't turn it back on. I tried plugging in the cable, but only the led is on (indicating that it is charging). I would remove the battery, but this model has it built in, so in order to remove it I would have to open the screws - I still have waranty for at least 5 months - won't opening it void the waranty?How do I fix this?

Answer:Dell Inspiron 5547 won't turn on after power button shut down

Thanks for writing to us. 
Removing the panel to take out the battery will not void the warranty as long as you don''t damage any parts inside :). 
Remove the battery and charger and hold down the power button for 10 secs then put back the parts and let us know if it worked. 
Simultaneously you can remove the memory modules as observe for any change.
Await your response.


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Hi guys, 
So just the last day my Dell Inspiron 7559 has been having some issues. I've had it for a year now it was brand new and when it is shut down when you try to turn it back on again, the keyboard and power light turn on but nothing shows up on the screen. I don't know if it's booting or anything. I hold down the power button for a while and it turns off and then back on, eventually after like 15 tries of this and 10 mins it sometimes turns on.
I've updated all my drivers and everything per Dell Support site and ran a full systems check and was clear. 
I reset the laptop while also keeping my files. 
Reinstalled new Antivirus and the like programs to see if it could possibly be that. 
Windows 10 Home 64-bit (10.0 Build 16299)
Intel Core i5-6300HQ CPU @ 2.30GHz (4 CPUs)
8192MB RAM
DirectX 12
NVIDIA Geforce GTX 960M
Integrated RAMDAC 
Drivers: nvldumdx.dll,nvldumdx.dll,nvldumdx.dll,nvldumdx.dll Version:
Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks!

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My dell inspiron 3000 series beeps when pressing the power button and wont turn on. It happened about a week ago and when it does, i just leave it alone and then when i try again it turns on.. Now it wont turn on at all. It just keep beeping.

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I have a dell inspiron 6000 adapter light went off, wife saiid dogs jerked it out running thru the house. got new adapter, adapter lights up, pc does nothing when power button pushed, no lights nothing. The battery has not held charge for some time. But it worked before with the same battery, so I am confused. I tore it apart after reading about magnet sensor problem, and that was a msitake as my pc does not seem to even have that same part as mentioned in the post. Any suggestions are appreciated for this newbie. I will be getting a new pc for self, but would like to keep this one for the kids.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 6000 wont turn on / power up

When the dogs jerked out the AC adapter, this probably broke the DC jack from the motherboard. This can be repaired, but you "tore it apart", maybe causing more damage

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was using my laptop the other night when in bed and had it on my quilt cover. all of a sudden the whole thing just turned off and when i tried to turn it back on again there was no power goin to it at all no lights nothing. so i took the battery out of it and tried and power lead and then put them back in and tried to turn it on again and nothing happened. it is a windows vista. also when i have the lead plug into the socket and not the laptop the blue light will come on the lead but when i go to plug it into the laptop the blue light turns off.. please any help is greatly appreciated

Answer:please help my dell inspiron laptop wont turn on

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i am using hp ay079TX model laptop and i purchased this in september2016 in india.i used to turn off my laptop with normal shut down process and sometimes it is not turning on when i presses power button.normally a gentle touch will be enough to turn on.through internet i learned that many minor issues in eletronic gadgets can be resolved by giving power supply for short time.i tried this by connecting my power cable to laptop for 30 sec then i pressed power button,it turned on nicely.this happened 5 times till now from date of purchase.i want to know why it is happenning and how to resolve this issue,currently i live in germany 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 600m laptop that wont turn on or anything! When you try to power it up there is a green light with what looks like a padlock and a letter A inside it that will blink 9 times and then the light turns off. But meanwhile the fan nor the screen will turn on. Any ideas?!?

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I have a Dell inspiron 5150 laptop, I have a battery installed in it, also have the powercable plugged into the back and yet I have no power going to it. I've got the power light on at the recharger, so that appears to be working, but the laptop itself isn't recieving any of the juice. Any ideas?

Answer:dell inspiron 5150 laptop wont turn on

gwana said:

I have a Dell inspiron 5150 laptop, I have a battery installed in it, also have the powercable plugged into the back and yet I have no power going to it. I've got the power light on at the recharger, so that appears to be working, but the laptop itself isn't recieving any of the juice. Any ideas?Click to expand...
I had the same problem with a Latitude. Try taking the battery out and starting it. Could be that the battery is bad.
The other thing that could be wrong is the power cord. My Latitude has had a bad power cord even though the green light in that box in the cord stays lit.
Dell sent me a new one. Good luck


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I am hoping for some assistance in getting my Inspiron 5452 Laptop restarted.  After my last use, the power button does not work.  I have checked all of the normal culprits - ac adapter, etc.  The power button does not even depress.  
If anyone knows of an alternate way to power on the laptop, i would really appreciate the steps to do so. 
Holding my breath  :)

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hi;my laptop wont shutdown shutdown or sleep normally, i can see cpu led light stays on and dont go off at all, i have waited more than 1 hour but light stays on.i uninstalled all drivers and re-installed even i t have tried to re-install windows but still same problem, currently i am using windows 7 64bit.Its worth mentioning here that restart works fine.please help to solve this issue.

Answer:dell laptop inspiron 14z wont shutdown/sleep normally, cpu led stays on

Hi  AD Katper,
Please try downloading the latest BIOS from and install the same. After restart
try and uninstall all the video drivers from device manager and reinstall it back again from support website, check if still the issue persists write back to us so that we can help you further.

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i have y500 15.6 HD full 2x gt650m in (SLI) the problem is i both it oct 24, 2013, and 15 days i just play games for 8hrs straight, i shutdown manual, and when i turn it on my y500 wont boot up, power button light on,backlit light, fan blowing and split 5 sec all is off, i think mother board problem, i return it for 1 yr warranty to replace d unit factory defect **bleep** curious did you experience it to your y500 ADMIN please reply THANK YOU GODSPEED

Answer:lenovo y500 Wont boot up, Power Button light on,Backlit Light on,Fan Blowing Fast 5sec all is OFF

Hi Wacky78900,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
I?m sorry to hear that your Y500 Laptop is not turning ON after playing game and turning OFF manually, I suggest you to perform the Flee-Power and check the issue. Below are the steps to check and resolve the issue:

Remove the battery and any other peripheral device connected to the computer.
Hold the power button for 10-15 seconds and then connect only the AC Adapter and try to turn ON the computer.

If the issue persists even after performing the Flee-Power and as the computer is in warranty, I would Strongly Suggest Calling Technical Support for Assistance. Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
Do post us back for further queries.
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar

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Can someone tell me for sure that the LED on the power button is supposed to light up?  I swear mine worked.  I sent it to Dell to have the hinge problem fixed, which I see a lot of you had issues with.  Well, when I got it back the light no longer comes on.  Dell is trying to say it never came on.  That this model doesn't have a light.  I said, why does it have the rectangle clear lens for a light?  They just keep saying it doesn't have one.  They said they would send a copy of specs that show this.  Never did.  I have several people that agree with me.  But, looking for more support to confront Dell.  

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when I press the power button it is not turning on just giving the amber light at the power buttontried the power drain and still it is the same

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Hi. Tonight I had a problem with my laptop. It was in sleeping mode, and when I open the lid there were no mouse function and no touch screen function. So the only thing I could do was to press the power button for 3 seconds to turn it off, but it didn't completely, because the screen turn off, but the power button light is blinking just like when it is on sleep mode, and I'm not sure if the hard drive light was on, off or blinking before this, but now is blinking. I press the power button and nothing happen, I press it for 3 seconds and nothing happen. I even did the HDMI connection to another monitor, but both monitors don't show anything, not even recognize that something is connected to the HDMI port in the new monitor. There is no sound, nothing, just the 2 blinking lights. What should I do? Thanks PS: I'm not sure if it's Windows 10 32-bit or 64-bit. It was upgraded from Windows 8

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I have an Inspiron 3650 i3 desktop pc that is a few years old and seldom used. When not in use it is in sleep mode.
Yesterday i tried taking it out of sleep mode, with no luck, and noticed the power button light was solid orange. After a few tries I hard reset the pc and it would not boot up completely. The fans come on and the harddrive sounds like its working but i get no video and the power button remained solid orange. After troubleshooting from several forums i ended up disconnecting everything from the motherboard and taking out the battery then after replacing it and trying to boot with just the cpu fan plugged in. same result, solid orange power button. The PSU seems to be working fine after troubleshooting it so im thinking its either the processor or mobo that has gone bad. Any suggestions?

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Is the Lenovo G400 has a light on power button when turn on?

Answer:Is the Lenovo G400 has a light on power button when turn on?

I have already this problem ,I buy a G400 S but during turn on I do not know the power button LED light must be illuminated or not...

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I first logged out of my computer and came back and I noticed an orange light on the power button. I shut it of and turn it back on about two times with the same results of an orange light. I then shut of the the extension that houses 10 plugs. When I turned on the extension I turned on the computer the power button didn't give off a blue light or orange light. The VGA cable, mouse, keyboard, Ethernet cable are all plugged in. I later removed all the connects to the computer gave it a minute and plugged it all back in. There is a solid green light on the back under the power cable. The fans turn on there is noise coming from inside the computer a soft humming and light fan from the back of the computer. But the power button will not turn on. The monitor light is orange and says "No Input signal Input 2,Go to Power Save." When I switch to input 1 it reads "Cable Disconnected Go to Power Save." What internal issue could this be?

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How do I turn the front, white light off on my Dell Inspiron 1750?

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i shut it down after charging it for 2 hours, it's battery is 100% charged

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Today I went to press the power button on my Dell vostro 220s intel pentium running windows vistaThe power button blinking a yellowish color while Sound beeps twice at a time. I just used this computer last night with no problems Please help me. I have the system open ready to explore.

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Today I went to press the power button on my Dell vostro 220s intel pentium running windows vistaThe power button blinking a yellowish color while Sound beeps twice at a time. I just used this computer last night with no problems Please help me. I have the system open ready to explore.

Answer:Dell power button blinking yellowish light

That's Dells way of saying you need a new power supply.

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recently bought a Dell Inspiron 14 5459 on June 12, 2016 and first thing I noticed is that to turn on the laptop I need to press and hold down the power button at least for 3 seconds in order for the laptop to boot up, this seems strange, I brought up this issue at the Dell Store where I bought the laptop and the sales people there told me that they noticed this in most Inspiron models.  Is this normal?

Answer:Dell Inspiron 14 5459 power button needs 3 seconds long press to power up?

Thank you for writing to us!
This is unusual we would suggest you to check with another system to see if the same happens.
Kindly provide us with the service tag and email address.

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Hoping someone here can offer some advice? I own a Dell studio xps 435t-9000 that is a couple years old. I recently replaced my harddrive and since then (don't know if it's a coincidence or not) I'm having another problem. After I installed it, the first time my computer went into sleep mode/hibernation I couldn't wake it up. Power light was flashing white. Eventually I shut it down manually and then it wouldn't boot. Had a solid amber light, no power except the power supply. Fans not working. I unplugged everything and made sure it was all good. Wouldn't start. Left it overnight and plugged it in the next morning. Started up. Worked great for about 7 hours and then just randomly shut down, no errors or anything. Same deal. Wouldn't start, amber solid power light. Let it sit for awhile, reseated everything and wouldn't start.Gave up for awhile, tried a few hours later and it started. I read a few boards pointing to the power supply being bad or not powerful enough. However, I replaced the power supply about 6 months ago with a Corsair 600 which is plenty power. Could still be an issue perhaps but seems odd it would die in that little time. I also replaced my graphics card if that matters. Finally the last time I checked all the plugs I also took out the board batter for a few minutes to try and "reset" things. Not sure if that matters, either.

So, I'm at a loss where to go from here. I could replace the power su... Read more

Answer:Dell XPS random shutdown won't power on solid amber power button

Memory can cause the problems you are having. Make sure the memory is seated , Then run a memory program such as memtest on It let it run for a while and see if it shows you any errors.Also check and make sure you are not having a overheating problem

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If you want assistance you need to provide a lot more information.1) Tell us about your system2) What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?3) Tell us EXACTLY what is going on IN DETAIL

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When you press the power button, the power light goes on steady, the HDD indicator blinks once, then the system shuts off. Never get anything on the screen.
Once in a great while, the system will actually boot into Windows and works fine.
The battery is charged, the charger is good.
I have tried removing RAM, HDD and can't get into BIOS even, unless it is one of those off chances the system stays on.
Could it be something is shorting out? I've tried taking out the battery and unplugging it and holding the power button to discharge, but no luck. 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 17R Power Light on, HDD Blinks, then Shuts Off

It sounds like the computer isn't getting past the POST (Power On Self Test) where is looks at all the peripherals to be sure there isn't problem.
You have pulled the hdd and re-seated it, removed the RAM and re-seated it.  But if there is more than one RAM module you should remove one of the two modules (assuming that there are only two) to see if you have a bad module.
Who is the manufacturer of the hdd?

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I have a Dell Latitude E5250. When plugging in the AC adapter the only light that comes on is the power button light and it's blinking continuously. The other indicator lights are off. The system board has been replaced, no change. After the system board was replaced the battery indicator light came on and the battery charged, though the laptop would not power on when the power button was pressed. It would light up then go out.  I've removed the battery and AC adapter, held down the power button to discharge flea power, no change. Followed Dell TechDirect directions to remove the battery and CMOS battery, then insert the AC adapter and power on the laptop, no change. I've tried known good RAM. I've removed all components including the LCD cable, no change. When the AC adapter is installed the power button light blinks continuously, no pattern, no other indicator lights come on. Any thoughts? I'm wondering if it's a video issue, bad Touch LCD?

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I have a dell t3400 (core duo e8400, 4gb Ram...) which was powered by the oem psu, but I changed it to a corsair vs450 so I could power my gpu. Two months later, after taking the gpu and psu to another pc, I put the oem psu back into the dell, and tried to power on, but there is a blinking orange light in the power button. I doubt it is a mobo problem, because it was working today. Any ideas?

Answer:Dell T3400 orange blinking light in power button

Blinking Amber power button is Bad Power supply.   Solid Amber power button is Dead motherboard.  T3400 with X38 Express Chipset 
525W Active Power Factor Correction (APFC) power supply.
M1J3H, 7JVXX, D525AF-01
PSU may be bad or USB Ports may be damaged creating a short on a main power rail. (PS_ON asserted, PS_PWRGOOD not asserted)


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I recently had my Dell Inspiron 6000 reformatted by a friend of mine. Upon returning it to me, I found that the only way that I could turn my laptop was to push the play/pause button on my media strip located below mouse pad. This was an accidental finding and my friend has no idea why. A couple items of notice also...

1) Upon starting my computer out of hibernation there is a screen that displays for a few seconds that states Dell Media Direct. This has never shown up before.

2) My icon lights (the icons for caps lock, num lock, and scroll lock) do not work like they used to.

Everything else seems to be working just fine. I still have to install some other programs that I had on before, but nothing out of the ordinary I think. My thoughts are that he may have installed a Windows media type O/S or that maybe perhaps there is a specific driver for the power button/icon strip to function. Any thoughts?

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So I am on vacation and was charging all of my accessories off of my laptop via USB (camera, phone, battery) since I only have one AC adapter and I closed the lid and when I reopened it it would not turn back on or come out of sleep mode. The power button light is on and stays on and the power light on the front stays on. I tried to reset, no luckPulled the battery overnight and tried to start it, no luckTried to start it without battery on AC, no luck Any thoughts? Is it fried? Why are those lights coming on then? Thanks in advance. 

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power, there is a blinking light in the back, but it wont turn on when i hit the power button. i need help .it is a Compaq PC

Answer:power, there is a blinking light in the back but it wont turn on

The PC may need a new PSU (Power Supply Unit) which fits inside the PC case and distributes the power to the various components.

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Hi everyone I have an issue, I have a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series, the model is the Inspiron 5555
After using it for a while I decided to let it rest, so a turn it off, when I came back the laptop won't turn on, the battery was fully charged and everything was working great!! but after that shutdown doesn't turn on, I already tried a few things
Pushing the power button withouth the cable and the battery on the Laptop, I tried it for, 5, 10, 15, 20, 30 and 60 seconds on different times and didn't work, sometimes it showed me like a white/amber led but didn't show anything and it won't turn on, and in a different occasion gave me a flashing fully white led, but it again didn't work, it doesn't give me any beep or anything
also I tried doing the same steps withouth the HDD, RAM and BIOS Battery, again no different result
Why is happening this to me haha :(?
The computer has the latest Windows 10 Update, 12 GB Ram, A10 Proccesor, HDD 1TB 
Thank you so much for wasting your time on my case haha, I'm really desperate!

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Inspiron one 2205 wont power up.....screen. stays black and. blankIt sounds like it's coming on,, however, cannot see anything...Looks. Like. Blank screen Power light is orangemessage edited by

Answer:dell inspiron one 2205 power light stays orange

Check out the reset given in the second link at #2, then the screen as per #3. If it is still the same then responses #1 and #2 (first link) suggest possible items that might need replacing. However, without examining the Inspiron it is difficult to be absolutely certain so it could be expensive just buying things in order to find out. This would need to be weighed against invoking the professional who can look at the unit and should be able to give more concrete guidance.Most things can be repaired but it all boils down to cost. Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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So I have this Dell Inspiron One 2320 All In One PC, and I have just ran into some issue were , everytime I press the power button to turn it on i'll hear it running but the screen is blank and instead of its usually white power button it's orange. The power cord in the back is still blue so I don't really know what the problem could be. If you can help me in the quickest way possible that'll be fantastic !

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Hello, I don't know allot about computers, but each time i turn on the computer it goes to power save mode.
It asks me to press any buttons or click the mouse, i do but nothing happens, neither the mouse or keyboard light up as they use to, only for a slight second once its turned on, then it goes away. The little bulb on the back of the tower is steady green and i use a vga cable. I'd like to know how to fix this problem so I could use the computer.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 570 - power save mode/amber light

Blinking Amber = Bad power supply.
Solid Amber = Dead motherboard.

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when u push power button it just turns orange and computer will not come on power light is on on power cable, have unplugged power cable and retested but no help on getting it to power up

Answer:dell inspiron one 2205 power light stays orange

Hi jimrob42,Steady orange power light indicates that system board cannot start initialization. There may be an issue with the system board, memory, processor or the power supply.Replace the components one by one to isolate the issue.Refer to the manual mentioned below: The parts are to be replaced by a professional only.If the power light is blinking orange, turn off the system. Unplug the power cable and press and hold power button for 20 seconds. Plugin the power cable and turn on the system.Thanks & RegardsManshu S#iworkfordell

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Hello, I don't know allot about computers, but each time i turn on the computer it goes to power save mode.
It asks me to press any buttons or click the mouse, i do but nothing happens, neither the mouse or keyboard light up as they use to, only for a slight second once its turned on, then it goes away. The little bulb on the back of the tower is steady green and i use a vga cable. I'd like to know how to fix this problem so I could use the computer.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 570 - power save mode/amber light

Green LED on the back just means power is available not that power supply is ok.

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I have an old Optiplex GX240 that had its power supply break, I recently got another power supply from a different computer. The Power supply is working however there is an orange light on the motherboard and power button that doesn't flash. The ABCD lights on the back of the computer are also not lit.

Answer:Orange Light On Power Button and Motherboard - Dell Optiplex GX240

GX240 requires specific NON PFC power supply.  This unit is 16 years old now and has 512 meg ram of the PC133 variety.   A newer model like an optiplex GX620 or better is still viable.  This system is TOO OLD and TOO Slow to be of any use.

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I have an HP desktop. I accidentally hit the standby button on the keyboard. It started to put my computer into standby but seems to have completely powered it down. I couldn't turn it back on at all. I've tried hitting the power button and unplugging the computer. Nothing works. There is a green light near the power cord in the back blinking and that's it. I've tried unplugging all peripherals before plugging the power back in. I've also tried unplugging it and pressing the power button a few times before plugging it back in. I just can't get it to turn back on.

Answer:Computer wont turn on after standby - power light blinking

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Bit of a long 1 this.A while ago I had a problem with the power connector on my laptop.When I opened it up I could see the little jack had come away from the mother board,so a bit of soldering was in order,it did the trick and it worked fine.Then the same problem again so out with the solder.Now when I plug in the power adaptor the green indicator light comes on but when I press the power button it wont turn on,the harddrive doesnt spin the fan doesnt kick in NOTHING.If I remove the battery and just try to power the laptop with the adaptor the power light doesnt even come on,its the same if I just try to power it with the battery.I have replaced the CMOS battery but its the same deal.I have been reading up on this and it seems it could be any number of things.The laptop is the I series 1200 type 1161.There isnt any additional memory sticks installed so I dont think it could be that.I would really apreciate any help on this as it really is doing my head in.Cheers

Answer:Thinkpad I series 1200 power light on but wont turn on

It sounds like you went a little too solder-happy and over-soldered something causing a short or something like that. Not sure but I'd suggest you go back and check for that possibility....on the other hand a hw component might be in need of replacing?

Good Luck.

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Hello people, an hour ago I put my Lenovo 510p into energy save mode. When I tried to reactivate the laptop nothing happens. I removed the batterie and the power cord, put everything back in and hit the power button: The power button and the "on" LED on the front shines (continuously) but nothing else happens. No booting sound, no keyboard LED, no nothing. Removing the battery and power cord, pressing power button 10 times in a 1 second interval, then holding it for 30 seconds hasnt helped. Any tips what I can do furthermore? GreetingsDix

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I have a Y530 laptop.  It originally came with Windows Vista.  I upgraded it to Windows 7 several months ago.  Lately the laptop will not come on using the power button. I have tried all the suggested remedies -- remove the battery, remove the power cord, hold the power button down for 15 seconds, reinstall the battery, reinstall the power cord.  It still will not come on using the power button. I find that if I press the "One Key" -- the key above the power button, the laptop comes on but goes to the Recovery page.  I tried doing a recovery one time, but was presented with a screen telling me there was an error with some files during the recovery.  I can understand this since I'm sure the recovery partition was designed for Windows Vista and things do not work correctly since the computer is now running Windows 7. The next time I turned the computer on using the "One Key" -- the power button still does not work -- I skipped the recovery and had the computer reboot instead.  The computer booted into Windows 7 and worked fine. This is not the ideal situation when I want to boot the computer.  I do not want to have to go to the recovery screen and reboot from there. Is there any way to get my computer to respond to the power button again? Thank you for your help, Dan Wilkinson

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It seems my power button is stuck on the low position (when I press I dont feel it click). Yet the fan is working so tge lap top is not off. I tried wiggling the button a little, it moves a little but from side to side in its socket, but not up or down. What can I do??

Answer:Dell inspiron power button stuck

It would help to know exactly what model you have (Inspiron 3521, N5110, etc.) so we can recommend the proper replacement part.

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The power on button of my 15 inch Dell Inspiron that was supplied with Windows 7 had a blue colored LED when the button was least it did up until 1 week ago. Now, it seems not to have this blue colored LED anymore. Is this a setting somehow?

Answer:Dell Inspiron power on button LED not working?

No - it's not software controlled.  Either the LED failed, or the cable that connects it to the mainboard became detached.  What system model is it (I.e., Inspiron N5110, 5535, etc.)?

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Hi, please help me

I contacted Major Geeks as I was infected with Antimalware Doctor and was instructed by TimW to remove it. After removal I noticed that after shutdown my pc wouldn't turn on when the power button was pressed. After turning the switch on the wall off and then on again, the pc turned on but now a few days later it is not turning on at all. The power button flashes amber when pressed but nothing more. It doesn't start up at all. Please tell me how this can be undone or fixed, thanks

Answer:PC doesn't turn on after shutdown. Power button flashes amber and doesn't turn on

Looking at your malware thread, to be sure you were given the all clean, I noticed you mentioned this

If i turn off the electricity socket on the wall and then on again the pc turns on when the power button is pressed.Click to expand...

Is that still the case?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 running Vista that will not boot up. When I turn the computer on the fan runs but the screen stays black and nothing turns on. The battery light blinks amber, and the wifi catcher light blinks yellow then blue. I thought it was the DC power jack/USB board, so I bought and replaced it, but that didn't do anything. It still does the same thing. I couldn't find any diagnostic for the blinking lights (the keyboard lights do not light up). I tried re-seating the RAM and anything else I could think of, but nothing works. Does this mean my motherboard is fried? How can I tell if it is that, or something else? Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525 wont turn on

Hi this is from the manual

Solving Problems
Power Problems
If the power light is off — The computer is
either turned off or is not receiving power.
• Reseat the power cable into both the
power connector on the computer and the
electrical outlet.
• If the computer is plugged into a power strip,
ensure that the power strip is plugged into
an electrical outlet and that the power strip
is turned on. Also temporarily bypass power
protection devices, power strips, and power
extension cables to verify that the computer
turns on properly.
• Ensure that the electrical outlet is working
by testing it with another device, such as a
• Check the AC adapter cable connections. If
the AC adapter has a light, ensure that the
light on the AC adapter is on.
If the power light is solid white and the
computer is not responding — The display may
not be connected or powered on. Ensure that
the display is properly connected and then turn
it off then back on.
If the power light is blinking white — The
computer is in standby mode. Press a key on the
keyboard, move the pointer on the trackpad or a
connected mouse, or press the power button to
resume normal operation.
If the power light is solid amber — The
computer has a power problem or an internal
device malfunction. For assistance contact Dell,
see “Contacting Dell” on page 50.
If the power light is blinking amber — The
computer is receiving electrical power, but a
device migh... Read more

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hi my e1505 wont turn on when i press the power button, no sound...nothing. Preceding this was an accident where orange juice was spilled on the bed where the e1505 was sitting but i think it only crept in where the cpu radiator vents are, so i opened it up thoroughly cleaned everything on the top and bottom of the mobo with rubbing alc and put it all back together and pushed power and no go. although its sounds like a mobo issue i have a sneaking suspicion its the tiny little board that holds the actual power button because in the past(before the orange juice) i would have this problem where it wouldn't do anything and that was eventually solved by pushing really really hard down on the power button, so i feel like it could be that the little power board's connections are weak or the power board itself is fried.

any thoughts?

Answer:Dell Inspiron e1505 wont turn on

The power board or motherboard could be damaged or shorted by the orange juice or by static electricity... when you disassembled the laptop

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I have a n7110 17r, i got it used so there is no warranty on it. I got it around February of this year. Then one day around May the screen stopped working but the fan and everything else worked still. I decided to take it apart to see if the cable to the screen was on correctly but then when I put it back together nothing started working and there are no lights except for the Windows mobility center button (the one with 2 gears on it). It lights up as soon as i plug in the charger in the laptop with no battery or if the battery has some charge and I push the power button. Is there a way to fix this or is this laptop dead?

Answer:Dell Inspiron n7110 17r wont turn on

Download the service manual here - - remove the memory modules, disconnect the HDD / ODD and power on the system and check the exact # of beeps in a cycle. This will help diagnose the source of the issue.
Press and hold the fn key + power button - it should initiate diagnostics and if there is an error, count the exact # of beeps in a cycle and it will help isolate the source of the issue.
Connect an external monitor and check if the display works fine.
If nothing goes, I would primarily suspect the motherboard.
As there is no warranty, then you could contact our team to get a quote for a paid service call -
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name and Email) for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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I plug in the power chord and try to swithch on the laptop.
3 light's on the laptop turn on for 3 seconds and then nothing .Nothing comes on the console is all black.
I have tried switching on without battery, without ram and nothing _> same light on the laptop comes on for 3-04 seconds and nothing after that.
Any help would be highly appreciated.
Thanks All

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i had this computer for a few years now but
i only used it for about a year then i messed up the os..
eventually i go to ficxing it late last year but it only worked for a few days
then it never turned on again...
its not the battery because
i plug in the charger and no charging light comes on the computer
but the light on the charger is on
help? what could it be?


Answer:dell inspiron 1501 wont turn on?!!

It could be a loose power jack on the laptop. If you move the power connection around while plugged it, can you see the battery charging light come on?

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Ok well, I'm trying to make this short while going into detail. Anyways today i left to go and do some things and my PC was working fine i was downloading some things so I left it on. I came back (Couple hours later) and its off the screen is still on. so I go to turn on the PC and it doesn't power on. I try switching several new outlets but still nothing. so i take it apart and there was nothing burnt or anything. so i put it back together and still nothing. So i checked the little green light and it isn't even lit. Anything i could do?   Also its windows 8                                                  

Answer:My Dell Inspiron 660s wont turn on? HELP!

Hi xgenmakers, unfortunately we have not received feedback from you on this topic. If you need continued support, please respond to my message. Other community members who need assistance please start your own topic in a new thread.

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ok i had gotten a dell inspiron 8500 and it was working fine but overheating to the point where it would shut off so i did some reading and found out it was the video so i took it apart to look at it and noticed that the heat sink for the cpu was very loose so i cleaned off the heat sink and put on some more heatsink compound and tightened it and now when i try to turn the pc on the caps lock light just blinks at me

Answer:Need help dell inspiron 8500 wont turn on

If the heatsink compound is conductive check to see if you have spilled some on the surounding board and if it is a naked chip,check the bridges are clean.Also try a cmos reset.

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My brother's son has a Zoostorm Model no: Kangaroo VME50 that runs/ran Windows 7.
He has asked me to try and get it working for him. There was no sign of life so i ordered a replacement power supply for him. This has arrived and still the laptop doesn't even show any signs of life.
One thing i should add is that there is something rattling about in the laptop.
I have checked the Ram and re-seated it.
Please can i have some advice about what to do next?

Answer:Laptop wont even turn on- No light, no anything.

Turn off the computer,Take the battery outTake out the power supplyPush the power button down for 30 seconds.Reconnect power supplyTry on mains only

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Here's the story. I got home yesterday and tried to turn on my laptop, and it wasn't turning on/booting fast enough. I had already had a stressful day, so there was a major lack of patience on my part. So i kept on pressing the power button and holding it down etc, and I pressed it very hard before eventually quitting. Then i take a break, I try the power button again but this time there is no click/compression. I'm not sure if it's jammed or anything but it won't click/compress (almost like there is a spring missing). So I sit there for a while starring at the screen and all of a sudden it turns on (blue screen says something about repair; was too fast for me to read).
I take the thing apart following instructions online to try and un-jam the power button, maybe it's stuck in a constant hold position, I'm now at the final step and not sure what is happening because there is compression but no spring back when against the power button pcb. I'm not sure what is wrong I need any help at all.
Do you think I broke the capacitor in the power button pcb or maybe I exceeded the limit of proportionality in the surrounding plastic and negatively alter the elastic modulus from applied stress/strain?
Here are the tutorial that i followed online:
Here are some pics:
pcb on top of button
underside of button/surrounding plastic: Read more

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Dell is <ADMIN NOTE: Profanity removed per policy>.
Brand Value going down! customer experience going down! Customer care needs education and training!
within two months of my brand new laptop, I ended up with 4 issues. I wont take up any more.
To summarize my experience so far.

- Bought laptop on 25/03/2016 - Dell Inspiron 5559.
- within couple of months, I started getting issues on my new brand laptop.

- First Issue : wifi issue : which vivek was trying to address, and I ended up with laptop formatting.

- Second Issue : On follow up call regarding the same : sushil identified a Bios mismatch and I followed the advice and ended up AGAIN with laptop  formatting.

- Third time : Power button issue : its identified and qualified by your service engineer at site that there was an issue with power button and needs replacement of  the component.

till software formatting, I can bear and manage my effort loss. But when it comes to hardware part replacement, I want to differ.
I don't want to open the brand new laptop for any reason whatsoever, which is just 2.5-3 months old.
I need a replacement of my laptop. if not please redirect me to the concern team/person with whom I can discuss with.
During  conversation I noticed the supervior, addressing my concerns in a sarcastically manner saying "Electronics items will not ask you before going Bad". I truly disappointed to hear people making fun of their customer, being in service industry, by additi... Read more

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Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Power Button Failures
Judging from the number of complaints posted on the internet and the availability of replacement power button circuit boards from many sources including Amazon, the problems with the failure of this button seems to be a common occurrence. This post is intended to help those who may be experiencing this problem.
The root of the problem is the breaking of the small tip, about the size of a 72pt period, on the actual button. Figure 1 shows the power button without the tip and Figure 2 shows the replacement circuit board with the tip intact.

Figure 1 Showing button without tip

Figure 2 Showing button with tip
Even though the tip is small the problem is that without the tip extending into the recess in the bottom of the rubberized button activator, see Figure 3, the button cannot be pressed and the button instead bottoms out on the ridge.

Figure 3 Underside of rubberized button activator

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My computer's power button is solid orange and I don't know what it is. The computer is running perfectly fine but the power button light is worrying me. It is a desktop and it is not on standby. Does anyone know what it could mean?

Answer:My Dell Inspiron One 2320 Has a problem with its power button.

Hi Emily_4100,
Welcome to the community,
The solid Orange/Amber light on the power button indicates the system board cannot start initialization, this state usually comes if the system is not able to post. The normal state is solid white, the blinking Orange/Amber indicates sleep mode state. In case the system is able to get to the Windows 7 and is on desktop with icons then it can be an issue with the power button LED. In this case I?ll suggest to remove the power cable of the computer, then hold down the power button of the computer for 15-20 seconds. After that plug in the power source and try to power up the computer. Please check if there is any change in status.
Let me know of the findings, Glad to be of assistance.
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I downloaded and installed a bios from a Lenovo website.afer installing it asks to restart.after restart it update the bios and said your bios have been installed.then nothing is came.if I powered it on the screen not switching on and only the power button light on. Even keyboard light blink while I press the power button ,then it off.even the caps lock and num lock buttons also not switching the light on. I can hear the fan running inside the laptop.thats only working.

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When you press the power button..the power light is a steady orange. The screen looks as if it will turn on like normal...but fails. I have tied to unplug the power cable. Nothing. What could it be? desktop computer has no warranty.Thanks in advance. All help is appreciated

Answer:Dell Inspiron One 2305 Power Light Steady, Solid Orange/Ambe

A solid orange light on a Dell indicates a faulty power supply.

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I am having a boot issue with my Dell i7559 laptop. I was using it normally this morning and suddenly get an IRQL type error. The computer resets itself and is doing some kind of diagnostic test and it freezes in the middle of that. So I reboot the computer and it won't boot up after that.
The current situation is that I can power it on. The power light will turn on, and the keyboard lights will turn on, but nothing else happens. I don't hear the fan at all (usually it turns on when I boot up the computer) and the screen is completely blank. The screen is working though because when I hit D+power on, I get the flashing lights. When I plug the computer into an external monitor, there is no response. But other than the power light and keyboard light being on, there is no response whatsoever from the computer. I think this is considered a No-post error but I couldn't find any more info to diagnose the issue (there is a tech support page on that lets you diagnose no-post errors via the LCD lights on the laptop but i7559 isn't listed on that page).
This is similar to an issue I had a few months ago. I was getting lots of weird blue screen of death errors, and the computer wouldn't boot past the bios and eventually got bricked. That time the solution was that I opened it up, cleaned out the dust, swapped the RAM into the other slot, and then when I rebooted it, it worked fine and has worked fine until this issue today. I tried doing that again but it di... Read more

Answer:Dell i7559 won't boot up. Power light/keyboard lights turn on, nothing else

I am as well having problems with my laptop :/ any feedbacks on this please? Thank you guys in advance.

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My laptop will not charge and it will not turn on . Heres the best way to describe it... When i plug my charger into my computer the red light blinks as well as the power button. It stays on for 3 seconds then blinks and repeats this act.  I have tried holding the power button down for 15 seconds to do a hard restart and nothing happens. My screen remains black and the power button remains blinking.  Ive tried using google remedies but none of the research has helped. My lap top is in immaculate condition, i only use it for school or work so im very confused to why my screen wont turn on. it was up and running fine two weeks ago and every since ive been trying to get it to cut on and it wont budge. 

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Hi recently my Dell 2330 wont boot up properly. I press the power button and the light comes on the button and i hear the fan. The screen is a brighter black then after a few seconds the screen seems to go off but still power and fan running. Ive spoken to Dell and done all what they asked. Then today out the blue it came on as normal. I went to run a diagnostics test from a link Dell sent me and it asked me to restart the computer. I did and then it  did what it did before and has not come back on since. They have said it could be the motherboard. Any other suggestions ? Thanks

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I'm not impressed with my Dell. I purchased in Feb 2012. Yesterday I tried to power it on but nothing. The power supply is fine. There is a red light on in the inside but the desktop will not power up. I trouble shooted online, from another computer, but found nothing. I called tech. support but since my warrenty ran out they want to charge me just to tell me what I have already figured out, that the mother board has failed..The computer is not even 2 years old yet! My first Dell lasted 10 years. Like I said tech service was no help. I imagine customer service won't be either. And this site shows no help either, I don't see were I can purchase a new mother board. A local computer tech looked at it, free of charge and guesses its the motherboard. I'm sure if I should try to find new mother board or purchase a brand new computer, which would NOT be another Dell.

Answer:Inspiron 620 wont turn on, not happy about Dell product.

How do you know it's not the power supply?

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Dell Inspiron 15R (5537) suddenly wouldn't want to start. When boot up, nothing seem to appear, blank screen, no logo, no text, nothing. there is a continuous beeping, it not 2 beep or 5 beep or any number of beep, it just beep continuously, never ending, until I turn off the laptop. 
Did some searching around on the web, forum, and so far I attempted:
-Checked ram and hard-drive to see if it fully connect.
-Turn off computer, unplug battery and ac power, press the power button for 30 sec.
still haven't resolve the problem yet.
Next, I try to do a Pre-boot System Assessment, FN+Power. Took SEVERAL attempt to finally got it to run Pre-boot System Assessment. Hold FN + Power, hear beeping, turn it off, Hold FN + Power, hear beeping, turn it off.
Did that for about 20 times and finally got Pre-boot System Assessment instead of the beeping.
This is the result I got from it, Currently doing the remaining memory test. It taking a long time, ill have an update once that is done, it stuck on 98%. 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 15R wont turn on (continuous beeping)

This paper discusses troubleshooting steps for notebooks that are not turning on.  Typically it could be one of three issues,  No power (no power to the notebook), No post (the system has power but is not fully turning on), or No boot (the system has power, it is turning on, but it is not booting to the Operating system).
From your post it is obvious that the notebook has power,  but it isn't fully turning on.  I would have to say that this is a No post problem. This paper will go over further troubleshooting steps to help determine the problem.
If the notebook is not starting up or showing a blank screen:

Remove any peripheral devices that are attached to the computer. Peripherals include:

Media Card Readers
Mobile devices such as smart phones or tablets or portable digital assistants or MP3 players
Digital cameras or video recorders
USB storage devices
Remove the computer from a docking station if it is in one
Remove any CDs or DVDs in the optical drive
Remove the AC adapter from the computer and remove the AC power cord from the wall outlet.
Remove the computer's battery. For instructions on how to do this, consult the Online Owner's Manual.
Press and hold the computer power button for 15 seconds.
Insert the AC adapter plug and make sure it is seated properly.
Plug in the AC power cord to a known good working outlet.
Press the power button to see if the computer turns on.
If the computer starts, turn it off and put the... Read more

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push power button its show all LED but screen is black and nothing happen on the monitor
please help me

Answer:dell inspiron shows black screen but power button s on

Thank you for writing to us!
Firstly check if you can drain all the excess power from the system .
Check if you are able to run the LCD BIST .

1.                    Turn the computer off.
2.                    Press and hold the D key while pressing the power button. This will start the Laptop LCD BIST.
3.                    The screen will display multiple flashing colors. Look for lines, distortion, or any other video issues you have observed.
4.                     The laptop will restart when the test is finished.
Kindly private message the service tag to the system .

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Hi,I don't know if anyone has had the same problem but, when i go to turn on or off the laptop sometimes it is very hard to press the button you really have to like force it, is this problem or is it faulty? Other times it will be okay.I would like someones support ThanksBen

Answer:Dell inspiron 6400 power button hard to press.

Unfortunately, I don't know the product, but was just wondering if it was just a case of:the buttom not moving very far, but needing to be held down for abouyt 5 seconds, as on some.Just a thought.

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As I press the power button, it stays orange and I hear a 1 small beep noise. The computer does not turn anything else and fans are not working. And there is the same color light on the motherboard. When the power button is off there is a green light near the power plug and then it turns off as I turn on the power button.
Before this event, the power button was orange and fans were all working. Next the power button flashed between orange and blue then stops and continues about 3 times. Then it turned off all fans and the power button stays orange. (Both senerios were unable to power the monitor, mouse, and keyboard and does not emit a green light around the ethernet cable.)

Answer:Dell Inspiron 530S Amber/Orange Power Button

Hi CodyOnFire,Thanks for posting.1 Beep means a possible motherboard failure. orange and blue flashing power button indicates a malfunction

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my hp pavilion g6 wont turn on and has a red light on the side where the port is it has not working for 4  months and i took out the battery and power cable and held power button for 30 seconds and put the battery back in and conected the power cable and it lit up white for 3 seconds and turned red please help me as this for school work please if any one can help please  do so 

Answer:my laptop wont turn on and has red light beside the charger ...

Hello @dylanjmc119,   The Charger/A C adapter seems to be the issue.To confirm Please test the adapter, below link should will help you :   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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Day before yesterday when I was trying to start my laptop, the light turned on-off continuously several times, and finally the power key light turned on but the screen was black.And yesterday the light turned on-off thrice. But after that every time I turned it, the power button light got on, but the screen was black.Present situation: On starting my laptop, the power key light is on, but the screen persists to be black, not getting on-off on it's own. I found one solution, of removing the battery as well as charger and pressing the power key for about 60 seconds. But it didn't help.Please suggest what might the problem be and solutions!!

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My computer will not start. The power status LED flashes for a short time but nothing else happens - no HDD, no fan, and no display. What do I do?I google and follow some ans but issue not solved, what do i do plz help

Answer:Laptop will not start only power button light flash

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
Sorry to hear of your problem.  What model do you have ?
Try clearing the CMOS to see if that will resolve the start up problem.  Just do this....
1. Unplug the charger / adapter. 2. Remove the battery. (If your model has a removable battery, not an internal one)3. Press and hold the Power Button for 15 seconds. 4. Re-install the battery, plug in the charger / adapter if needed and power up the system to see if the problem was resolved.

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So recently my computer for work got knocked over. When I push the power on button, the computer starts to get going and makes a series of 3 clicks. Before the monitor even turns on, the computer just shuts off. I am guessing something got damaged when it got knocked over. I was hoping someone would have a rough idea.

Answer:Computer clicks when I push the power button then wont turn on

rough idea:
open it up and make sure all the cables are secure and nothing metal has been knocked around..if still no dice, then start by disconnecting each device (i would check the hard drive(s) 1st, as they are probably most prone to damage) 1 by 1 until you have eliminated all that you could, besides the power plug to the motherboard .
i would start with also checking to make sure the cpu fan didnt fall off.

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Hello, i tried to add an extra graphics card into my computer, but after when trying to turn it on, the power button just flashes white. I tried unplugging all the cables, checked all connections and everything seems fine. My computer is asus k5130. Please help:/

Answer:Desctop pc power button blinking, computer wont turn on

The ASUS K5130 desktop appears to come with an Intel Core i3 processor and Intel integrated graphics and a 250W power supply.

Is yours using the Intel integrated graphics or does it have a dedicated graphic card?

What's the brand name and model number of the "extra graphic card" that you installed in it?

What's the brand name and model number of the power supply in it?


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hi not sure if this is right area for this if not i apologize. i just got this hp pavilion dv5-2331nr from a friend that doesnt use it anymore. it has windows 7 home premium edition on it and its 64 bit.  i went to the bathroom and when i came back the screen was black so i thought i went into hibernation so i went to move mouse to wake it up and it doesnt turn back on but noticed the power button blinks once and then 5 seconds later it blinks again. when the power button on laptop blinks the "FN wireless button" blinks as well. ive tried holding in the power button and tried pressing the power button but it still dont turn on. not sure what else to try if anyone has any suggestions please feel free to let me know. it was working fine prior to it going black and not responding. thanks

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My lenovo ideapad s110 won't turn on when i press the power button. But when I press the quickstart button it powers on. And this only happens when I do not have the battery adapter plugged on. When it is plugged the power button works. WHat could be the problem in here?


Go to Solution.

Answer:Help!My ideapad s110 wont turn on if I press the power button

Welcome In Lenovo Forums
I would recommend if you can follow the below steps and i hope the issue will be solved 
1- power off the machine and plug out the battery and connect the charger 
2- hold the power button down for 15 sec
3- turn the machine on from the power button in any condition and test if it fixed or not
Please let me know if the issue still exist 

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i turn it on i can hear the fan etc.. the green button comes on my monitor saying its on then theres just a blank screen, the computer does endup coming up like after 30 minutes. ive checked all the cables and everything and it still wont work. ive scanned my computer for viruses and nothing apart from a few tracking cookies.

Answer:My computer wont turn on when i click the power button for like 30minutes.

bad switch and/or bad psu

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My laptop started showing signs of trouble last year. At first, it would go blue screen while I was using. I neglected that. Then, It started turning off if shaken. Now it turned of after I picked it up, and it's been dead nomather what I do.
I tried unplugging everything, including power supply, discharged flea power, but nothing happened...
When I press the on button, the LED light up as they should. The screen remains dead. After about 10 seconds, the battery LED and the CD LED start pulsing on and off (around 1Hz). The fan also follows the LEDs, accelerating and decelerating... No beep is heard.
What could it be? How can I test it?
Warranty is long gone.

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I recently changed the screens on my laptop without difficulty. The next day i went to classes and brought my laptop since it was now fixed. When i went to turn it on it was very dark and i couldn't adjust the brightness. I couldn't get pass the log on screen so i held down the power button but it would not turn off so i took out the battery. I put the battery back in and left the laptop alone till i got home. I thought that the problem with the screen was a wire came loose or something of that nature so i took apart the screen and made sure everything was plugged in. I put it back together and put the battery back in and went to turn it on to see if the screen problem was resolved and it wouldn't boot or anything. I don't get any beeps, fans, or lights that turn on. HELP!?!?!?!

Answer:Dell Inspiron n5010 wont turn on, no beeps , no lights, nothing.

Hi Jamien606,
Do you see light on the adapter? You may drain the flea power and see if that makes a difference:

Disconnect all the external peripherals.
Unplug AC Adapter and also take off the battery.
Press and hold the power button for 10 to 15 seconds.
Connect the AC Adapter back and check if the system is working fine.

Keep me posted. Please reply for any further questions.

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I have Dell Inspiron 15N 5010.  When I press the Power on button, it starts making beeping sound  8 times continuously and does not start. Screen is totally blank. What to do ? Please help me.

Regards Vivek

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Hey there,

I have an Inspiron 11 3000 hybrid laptop. Yesterday it was freezing all night while I was watching a movie, and buy today morning the screen wouldnt turn on. I can hear the ventillation and the backup light is on, when I push the start button. I googled a bit, and someone suggested connecting the laptop to a TV via HDMI, and it actually works. So I can see the windows 10 start screen on my TV, and even the touchpad works -- it just fails to show up on the laptop screen. Any suggestions, Id like to avoid the service point.

Thank you in advance!

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Hello everyone,
I have a big problem in my laptop.
when i press power button it makes sound as in video and it doesnt show up the screen. so afterwards I have to hard shutdown it by pressing power button for 4-5 seconds.and i have to do this many times (40-50 times) unless luckily it turns on and shows up the screen.
hope someone can help me.

Thanks in advance

Answer:Dell inspiron 5521 Clicking sound on pressing power button

Your hard drive is bad and must be replaced.

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So i have an old couple that bought one of these less then 2 years ago. Now When you power on no beeps and solid amber power light. The cd tray works but nothing else. Ive tried unplugging everything to no avail.  Any help would be appreciated!!

Answer:Dell Inspiron 20 Model 3052 solid amber power button


Welcome to our community.

We’ll try and assist you. Please let us if there were any software or hardware changes made to the system post which the issue started? Do you see the Dell logo once you power on the system? If yes, please complete the hardware diagnostics to isolate issues between hardware and software. You can refer to this link which is a video with the steps to complete the diagnostics

We also request you to share the service tag for us to check for more details. You can refer to this link which is a video with the steps to find the service tag. We thank you for your cooperation.

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Hi guys well I just hope someone with some electronics knowledge in repairing notebooks would help me out in here.
I got a sager 5680 lappy, and when I plug the lap on AC power without the battery I turn on the unit and instantly goes off, ( I hear a low sparky noise like some sort of short circuit, when this happens the psu light dimms from rock solid ) .
Now if you leave the unit with the battery charging you may be lucky and the battery will charge and the only way the unit works is with the battery on it's bay, as soon as you remove the battery boom unit shuts off.

The Unit does work but only when you plug in a battery and when it charges if you leave it dunno a couple of nights never gets solid green

What I did :

- Could the PSU be bad not throwing enough amps ? even if it shows voltage
on digital meter

- This lap has a separate voltage daughtercard for the battery I removed it when diagnosing this card goes
plugged onto the mainboard and here the battery gets plugged.

- Measured PSU voltage it's working fine 20volts DC

- Checked SMD fuse on motherboard , fine

- Dissasembled the entire unit ripped everything off that might me faulty

- I've read the AC plug sometimes get's broken and I retouched the solder points, once I did this, by miracle the unit started without the battery plugged on. But guess what after I assembled the unit then again , when on AC power alone turned on , and then went off . So I don�... Read more

Answer:laptop not starting on AC , power light on , I press on button & goes off instantly

The power adapters and the power sockets have an extremely high failure rate in the Sager 5680 laptop. We have seen eight of them in our shop with identical symptoms. While still under warranty, Sager replaced those without a question.

The problem appears to be where the power meets the motherboard. New parts would need to be re-soldered into the system... expensive because it is very time consuming.

Sorry I don't have a solution for you. Working units are available on eBay, if you want to trace the problem between a working model and a failed one.

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Hello Everyone!
Ive been facing a peculiar problem with my Dell inspiron mini 270 of late. Its power light wont go off even after I switch off the laptop thus indicating that it is still being charged! What is even more strange is that in such a state I cannot restart my laptop until after the power light goes off on its own after a few hours. After repeated attempts, I have come to understand that this indicates that now the battery is discharged. Now when I put the power adaptor on and switch on the laptop, it starts. This effectively means that every time I charge the battery and switch off the laptop after some work, I HAVE to wait till the battery is completely discharged to start the laptop again. Guys, guys, I am at my wits end and have extremely close to tearing off my few remaining strands of hair. Any clues anyone?

Answer:My Dell Inspiron Mini 270 power indicator won't turn off

If the battery is removable, remove and see if the light behaves... If it does, the battery may need to be replaced

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I have a Dell Inspiron 518 desktop Pc. The computer worked fine for a long tme, then the next day i pushed the power button and nothing happens. i tried using another working power cable but it did not work. The only light that comes on is a yellowish green light on the back of the tower just below when the power cable gets plugged in. I took the front off and used my finger to push the button on the inside but it doesnt turn on. Any help is very much appreciated. Thank you.

Answer:Power button on Dell Desktop doesnt turn the computer on

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Dear All,
I have a problem related power issue to Dell vostro 3550 whose power button led stays on after shutdown. Need to press power button for 10 second to shutdown completely.
I have tried to change power settings in control panel, also tried to change power setting related to
network adapters in device manager, also upgrading latest BIOS driver still having same issue.
Even i noticed if i am in BIOS setting & push power button laptop shuts window but power button led remains on. also tried laptop with blank hard drive still facing same.

Please help me to solve this issue.

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Hey guys.

My Inspiron E1705 is approaching its 2nd birthday and has suddenly died on me. Since January, when i had to send it in to dell to get the LCD replaced (bad wiring) it has intermittently been giving me the blue screen of death. Mostly when moved. recently it has been doing it more often.

Yesterday, following a BSoD, i rebooted it and it worked fine for a while, but began freezing. Each time i rebooted it would work for shorter and shorter periods before freezing again. Eventually it was freezing at startup, and then not even turning on at all.

After about 30 min it finally decided to power on. It then warned me that it had automatically shut off to prevent overheating, however it was barely warm and the CPU crit temp is about 250 F. Ive heard stories about E1705s fuctioning at temperatures so hot that the keyboard could burn your hands. So that cant be the real problem. Shortly after returning to life it froze and died on me again.

At this point its been a day and when i press the power button the light will go on for a few seconds and shut off. Every once in a while the hard drive will begin to start for about 2 seconds and then power off. Ive checked the battery, and removed and reseated the hard drive. neither of those have made any difference. Im a student so i really dont want to dish out the money to Dell to fix it. any ideas? Thanks, that computer is my life,

Answer:Dell Inspiron wont power up

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hey guys,

when i press the power button on my laptop which is a dell inspiron 1420 it comes up to loading windows vista and then blue screens.. But when i press the button next to it with a little home thing on it.. it loads the media center thing and then loads vista fine..

can someone help me find out this problem? im looking to sell it soon so i think i should fix it before i sell

Here what im running:

2GB ram
intel core 2 duo 2GHZ
120GB hard drive

the model is a dell inspiron 1420 btw..

Answer:Dell inspiron 1420 Power button not working but Home turning on latop

im not sure if this is a hardware or software issue

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