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Dell Inspiron 3543 won't turn on

Question: Dell Inspiron 3543 won't turn on

Hello.
My Dell Inspiron 3543 won't turn on. I tried to remove the battery and charging cable, hold the power button for 1 or 2 minutes and then reconnecting the power cable and start the laptop. However it's not powering on. This happened after i restarted the laptop because was stuck at welcome on windows 7. He remains all the time at welcome so I restart and start in safe mode. After another restart it's working, i don't know if this is the cause. The led on the power cable its working and everything it's connect correctly. But when i connect the power cable to the laptop without the battery , the led on the laptop it's not turning on. I don't know if the led needs to be on.
If i need to provide more details let me know and sorry for my English.
Thank you.

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Question: Dell Inspiron 3543

Hi folks
never had a BSOD in the last year and 4 months that ive had this lappy
now ive had 2 in 12 hours
what would the issue be ?
i hope the tool got all the relevant stuff.
thanks

Answer:Dell Inspiron 3543

The zip file you uploaded is empty.

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Question: Dell Inspiron 3543

Hi folks
never had a BSOD in the last year and 4 months that ive had this lappy
now ive had 2 in 12 hours
what would the issue be ?
i hope the tool got all the relevant stuff.
thanks

Answer:Dell Inspiron 3543

The zip file you uploaded is empty.

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I hard reset (held power button down) my laptop and it wont boot. The laptop was froze when i reset it, so that might be why. Ive tried letting it repair itself for 12+ hours but nothing has changed. I dont think theres a problem with it, it just wont seem to boot.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 15-3543 won't boot

Run an extended diagnostic on the system - in particular, on the hard drive.  F12 at powerup.

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Hi everyone!
Less than a year ago I bought a brand new Dell Inspiron 3543 laptop with 2 years worldwide warranty. 2 weeks ago it suffered what appears to be HDD failure (ESPA error: 2000-0142 Short self test failure).

The machine is still on the warranty. Since then I filled out the forms on the website in order to contact technical support and they didn't answer in the promised 1 business day period. After one week I filled out a form and submitted my request again. And by now, after 2 weeks, they are still not contacting me. I have even received automated Support Contact Receipt after every time I filled out the forms, which means they have got the request. But won't answer...

What do I do in this situation? I am really, really upset about it, because I have been unable to use my laptop for 2 weeks. In case it matters, my service request number is 931960865.

Answer:DELL Inspiron 3543 HDD failure

It could be a number of things starting with -- have you registered the system in your name?  If not, call - don't email or use the web form - and open a support ticket.

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Can someone point to me where the Windows 10 drivers for Inspiron 3543 is shown?
The support page shows drivers for BIOS, Not applicable and Windows 8.1 .

In the supported OS it shows from Windows 7 to 8.1.

And the information is again contradicting in the list of devices supported for Windows 10 Creator update :

When I tried to contact technical support, they told that the system is not compatible with Windows 10 ???

So where is the list of Windows 10 Creator Update drivers for Dell Inspiron 3543?
I had seen the list previously, but now the list is gone!

Answer:Dell Inspiron 3543 Windows 10 Drivers

The problem was solved by the technical support team by providing the link: http://downloads.dell.com/published/pages/inspiron-15-3543-laptop.html#Drivers
Windows10 is mentioned as WT & Windows 8.1 as WB.

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Hello, I bought a dell inspiron 15 3000 series on 10/5/15 with the following specs:
1tb hard disk
8gb ram
i7 5500
NVidia geforce 840M

I bought the laptop online from Media Markt in Athens of Greece but I switched it on in Cyprus.
The laptop freezes 2-3 times per day for reason I cannot define. I took it in your representative in Limassol of Cyprus and found no problem. If a usb is plugged for much time, it crashes (not shutting down totally, instead the screen is black, fan is operating so i must hold the power button to shut down). i installed and updated all drivers from dell's site but the problem continues. The operating system is windows 8.1. Please reply.  

Answer:brand new dell inspiron 3543 freezes

Hi stelios.2,Please run diagnostics http://dell.to/1IkH1HP and reply with your findings. Let us know how it goes. 

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Here says it gives waves MaxxAudio but sound is very less.
but it's sound like speaker is cut... worst sound .
it can not be a problem by drivers,so i request to do something about my laptop as soon as posible.
i am interested in watching movies without headphones but cause of this i can't.
i bought this laptop 1 month ago and i can't listen songs with friends i fear what they will think about my new laptop.   -_-   .

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hi dell.
I have a Dell Inspiron 3543 laptop..it started  wifi connection after a few minutes work. The laptop suddenly  stuck. After off the laptop might connect for a few minutes and then stuck again.
I install drivers online no  problem drivers.
before use windows 8.1. now windows 10. but stuck again to again. how to repair
 

Answer:RE: My Dell Inspiron 3543 keeps losing WiFi connection

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
Since you have installed the drivers , was it from the Dell support site and the latest one available.
You can also try the following steps:
Enter Command to Fix No Wi-Fi in Windows 10
Important: Follow the steps below carefully. Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Before you modify it, back up the registry for restoration in case problems occur.
You can use command to fix this no wireless issue after Windows 10 install if it?s triggered by VPN software.
Step 1. Right click the Start button and select ?Command Prompt (Admin)? from the menu. This can launch Command Prompt as Admin.
Step 2. Type the following command and hit the Enter key:
reg delete HKCR\CLSID\{988248f3-a1ad-49bf-9170-676cbbc36ba3} /va /f
Step 3. Enter the command below into the Command Prompt and press Enter key once more:
netcfg -v -u dni_dne
Step 4. Restart the computer and check back with your Wi-Fi settings. You now should see a revived list of all the available networks within range.
Note: If you have the Cisco VPN client, Sonic Global client or other VPN software running on your computer and you are planning to upgrade to Windows 10, uninstall the VPN before proceeding.
Kindly let us know if the issue is fixed.
Thanks
Robin

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Hello to all,
I want to report a problem with BIOS update for Win7 64-bit OS on my Dell Inspiron 3543 laptop. After BIOS update from A06 to A07 (or A08 the symptoms are the same) windows 7 freezes on the start (after welcome screen). I have found that there is a problem with service called  "Multimedia Class Scheduler". When it is disabled the OS starts normally (except services connected with "Multimedia Class Scheduler"), but when this service is enabled OS freezes and you cannot do anything.
It would be nice if this error can be fixed, because I also want to upgrade my laptop with latest BIOS fix. Is there anybody with the same problem, who manage to resolve it? Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks.

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hello. i have Dell Inspiron 3543 Intel Core i5 4 gb ram.
if i buy samsung 8gb ram (m471b1g73db0-yk0), does it work well with my laptop?

Answer:RAM Upgrade- Dell Inspiron 3543 Intel Core i5

From what I can get off the specifications it should work:
DDR3L
Speed Up to 1600 MHz
Configurations supported 2 GB, 4 GB, and 8 GB

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Basically whenever i use a headset with microphone, the voice is very low. I call people on skype and i have to keep the microphone very close to my mouth for the other people to hear me. I have tested this with different microphones and they all have the same result. This problem started after I had reinstalled windows because it was lagging. Before it was working properly. I have also updated all my drivers. Please tell me how I am able to fix this.

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My dell inspiron 3543 doesn't turns on.. it gives 8 beeps when i an trying to turn on. And its warranty period is over. What is the possible cause and solution?

Answer:Dell inspiron 3543 doesn't turns on. 8 beeps

LCD failure. www.parts-people.com/.../

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Hello my friends, i have an issue with usb 3.0 driver on dell inspiron 3543 with drivers to support that usb generation. I have many usb sticks, 3.0 and an usb to hdmi converter, and usb 3.0 external drive (1TB) so i will be happy to can use the 3.0 speeds, and transfers :-) I have win10 home edition x64, and i found needed drivers with general chipset, but now they semms to does not work for me. Can somebody help me?

Answer:dell inspiron 3543 3.0 driver windows 10 problem

Hi Faniak,
Are any USB ports working, or are you only having problems with the USB 3.0 port? There is only one USB 3.0 port on the 3543 and that is next to the audio jack on the left side of the notebook.  is this the port that you are having trouble with? 
Windows 10 has native support for USB 3.0 so you shouldn't need any drivers. If you have recently manually installed Windows 10 you may need to install the following drivers. 
Chipset driver
Intel Serial I / O driver
Please let me know if you continue to have problems. 
TB

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re: Inspiron 15 3000 Series, Windows 7 Professional English 64bit (includes Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit License and Media)

Had it for a few days, main issues:
1. really bad wireless connections (compare to my concern #2 this is still bearable)
2. when I am away from my laptop for maybe 20 mins or longer, it would freeze and no matter what you do, it would not respond. I had to shut it off by long pressing the power button. My laptop battery setting is screen never off on battery. (not power saver so it should not go to sleep, even it went to sleep..it should wake up at some point doesn't it!! =0=).
Called dell tech support, they asked me to run a test and found out hardware were all ok. 

Do you think i should return this? If so, please recommend another model. I need it for basic daily usage, I need to purchase from dell website as I have a $250 e-gift card. so any price as close to $250 would be great.

Thank you !!!

Answer:issues with my recent purchase of Dell Inspiron 15 3000 - 3543

I am sorry to read that you are having these problems. Give this a try and see if it makes improves system performance.  Start the system tapping F12 and choose the option to enter the BIOS. Choose the advanced tab and then select Intel Speedstep and choose to disable it. Choose the Exit tab and choose to save changes and exit and allow the system to boot up. 
This isn't a fix, Speed Step is a feature that helps prolong battery life by stepping down the processor.  If the performance of the system improves we know at least what is causing the problem.  Please let me know what you find out.

TB

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I am unable to install WiFi Driver (Dell Wireless 1705 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth4.0+HS Driver)  downloaded from dell support site for my laptop - dell inspiron 15 3543 on Windows 7 64bit.
I changed the OS to Windows 7 from Ubuntu. Can someone please please assist :( ?
(Wifi was working fine in Ubuntu)

Answer:Not able to install WiFi Drivers for dell inspiron 15 3543. Please please please assist :(

Hi patriks91
Please let us know the error message or code you receive when you try to install the wireless card driver on the system.
Also, please reply us with the snapshot of the device manager so that I can check and assist you further.

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Hello all,
I have dell inspiron 3543 and it has realtek alc3234 chip.
when I'm installing realtek/dell oem drivers, the sound is going really horrible and loud/low automaticly.
headphones are also not sounding good..
without drivers sound is ok, but not much advancements. whaat can be the cause? I've installed latest drivers, performed all troubleshooting steps, but wasted

Answer:Dell Inspiron 3543 Realtek ALC3234 Audio problem

Please provide a screen shot of the Device Manager, Sounds section. It sounds like there is some type of conflict.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums

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Hello, I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but if it's the wrong place, I'd really appreciate some direction in where to post it.
A little less than a week ago my house was struck by lightning. In addition to many other electronic devices dying, my Dell Inspiron 3543 laptop has been affected by this as well. It was plugged in and charging at the time of the strike. Ever since the strike, whenever I plug in my charger (or any other Dell charger that fits for that matter), I get a message saying this:
The AC power adapter type cannot be determined.
Your system will operate slower and battery will not charge. The problem might be solved by:
-Ensure the plug is inserted completely for best system operation
-Connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or higher.
The computer, when plugged in, doesn't lose power, but doesn't charge either. It just stays at the same % battery life. As the message indicated, my system is running slower. I am capable of making this post, as well as other simple tasks, but things like playing video games are out of the question (I've tried). I've also found frame skips in YouTube videos as well as buttons lagging when I click / move my cursor over them.
I'm sure this is directly related to the lightning strike, but what I want to know is whether or not it is fixable, and if so, how? Is my situation an anomaly? I appreciate any replies or suggestions, Thank you

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Question: INSPIRON 3543

HDMI TO TV NOT WORKING

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I Just brought Dell Laptop last week( January 20, 2017), at first it I was stuck on Dell Logo i tried many solution to solve it just like removing the battery , unpluging the AC adaptor , hold the power button for 30 seconds , after that I plugged the battery in and the AC adapter, but still it's not working. And now, My Laptop will not turn on, when i press the power button the led light flash but the screen has no display, its only black :( How can i repair this ? What the problem with it ? Thanks.

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I saw that there were others with this issue. I already tried things like resetting the ram, taking out my battery. Even with my laptop plugged in, not lights are showing up and the power button isnt starting anything. I tried to listen and hear if anything was happening, but no luck. I just to get help if there is anything I can do to trouble shoot or just figure out what the issue is so I can get it fixed . I was running Windows 10 on there. 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 15R won't turn on ! No lights will turn on .

Hi PARTH511722,
What is the exact system model?
Are you using an original Dell OEM Adapter? When you plug in the adapter to the system, does the adapter stay firm or does it fall off easily? Is the adapter frayed? Is there any damage on the system? Could you test with another power adapter if possible? Could you try powering on with another battery?
Remove the memory and disconnect the HDD and try powering on the system with adapter only / battery only and check.
Does the adapter led stay on and stable or does it go off when connected to the system?
If the adapter led is stable when connected to the system and there are no signs of power, then the motherboard is suspected faulty.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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For the past couple months, my laptop has been operating slow.  Any application I open has taken longer than usual to open. Last weekend, I downloaded and installed the latest Windows 10 update and now applications are taking longer to open. I ran diagnostics and ran scans and cleared the temp files and defrag, and checked for updated drivers.  I don't know what else I can do.
Any help would be appreciated.

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Hello, I am using Dell inspiron 3543. Recently  i updated  windows 8 to windows 10 . In windows 8 , when i plug in any headphone it was pop-up like this .
But  in windows 10 there is no pop-up something like this.
* Problem : when i plug-in any headphone, it always works as a speaker. But  I want it to be Mic-in . because i am not happy with the default internel mic.
And sorry for my bad english. Thank you.

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I purchased a new Inspiron 15 3543.  Started using it and discovered it has no power led or any other leds to indicate hard drive is working, etc.  No led whatsoever.  Dell Support Chat confirmed it does not have any leds!  Can anyone verify this?  Is this the trend to go to no led indicators?  I kind of like to know if power is on and computer is on.  What are others thoughts on this?

Answer:Inspiron 15 3543 No led indicators

Hello, Madonna here from Sri Lanka. This is regarding my new notebook.
On the 15th of April I bought a DELL Inspiron 15 3543 (I5/5th gen./4GB/1TB/Black/15.6”) notebook.
Today only I initially charged but my Power & battery status light is not working. Why is that? (I know there are no other indicators-charging & HD)
When I’m bought it I didn’t noticed it. Can I know the reason for that?
Thank You.

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Can I replace the glossy screen in my 3543 with a matte one ? It is a touch screen but loosing it would not be a big deal. I would prefer no reflections more than a touch screen.

Thanks,
John

Answer:inspiron 15-3543 lcd screen

Technically yes - there is a matte non-touch screen available.  Practically speaking, the cost may give you pause - you will need to replace essentially the entire top half of the system, meaning the purchase of quite a few parts.  Beyond the cost, if the system is under warranty, you will lose the warranty in the process.  So while it's technically possible, it's not going to be appealing from an economic standpoint.

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I have three USB ports on my Inspiron 15-3543, two on the left side and one on the right side. From what I can see in the service manual for this model that port is part of the I/O Board orr at least that is what it looks like to me. My question is how can I make the repair for this piece of hard ware. I can not find a I/O Board any where for sale. Is it possible to just replace the USB port or do I need to replace the bard. Next question where can I get the replacement part(s) to make this repair? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Bob H.

Answer:Inspiron 15-3543 broken USB port

The board needs to be replaced.  If you can't find it anywhere else, call Dell Spare Parts:
If you're in the US, 1-800-357-3355
If outside the US, call your local Dell office and ask for "Spare Parts"

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I got a used Inspiron 15-3543 that had a 2gb sodimm in it and worked fine. I tried to install a 4gb sodimm, the machine led would light up, but then I got two beeps - this just keeps repeating.
I went back to reinstall the 2gb sodimm that was in it originally and now the laptop led blinks and I get the two beeps again, like it isn't seeing even the original sodimm that came in it when I got it (it had been working fine!)
HELP!

Answer:Inspiron 15-3543 Memory Issue

Hi alexmack,
Thank you for writing to the Dell Community Forum.
The memory module type compatible with the Dell Inspiron 15 3543 is 1600 MHz DDR3L. This system has only one memory slot and you can use 2 GB / 4GB and 8 GB modules. Two beeps indicate that the memory module is not detected or the slot on the motherboard is faulty. Request you to please re-seat the memory modules and ensure it is seated in firmly. If the issue persist with two beep codes, check this memory module on a good known system. The white light indicates that the ac adapter is connected and the battery is being charged, amber indicates that the battery charge is low.
Kindly get back if there are any further queries.
For me to better assist in troubleshooting, please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address.

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Hello,
Please I need your help. The laptop suddenly doesn't open and it has 3 beeps. It worked for hours then stopped with no sounds, nothing on screen, just the power lamp open. I tried to take off the adapter and battery and press on the power but nothing happened.

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A friend of mine asked me to install a hard drive and Windows 7 on his Inspiron 3543. I had an older 7200rpm WD hd that I installed. The BIOS recognized it, I went through the complete WIN 7 install but when I try to boot from the hard drive, the Dell splash screen comes up , it looks like the laptop is going to boot, but then it just start up all over again. I can not get it to boot to Win 7.
If I hit some F keys, I can get a Win 7 menu with a bunch of boot options (like "grub mode") and the laptop will boot up.
I figured it out!!!!!!

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This new Inspiron 3543 had the hard drive replaced right off the bat. (About six weeks ago) Reinstalled Windows 10 and Windows 10 drivers from the Dell support website as listed for this laptop. This worked great for about one month, but after a difficult Windows Update session I started to see problems. I'll be online and the WiFi connection will be lost. When I attempt to reconnect to the WiFi network Windows freezes. Waiting does not help. I have to do a hard shutdown and restart the computer. Everything comes up fine, but it will do the same thing after a few hours online again. This has been going on for two weeks now.

Answer:Inspiron 3543 WiFi Lockup

I have the same issue. I have two laptops one with touch screen one without. The one with the touch screen freezes after few minutes when connected to WiFi. Came with win 8, upgraded to 10 has the same issue. Upgrade BIOS to A7 and still freezes.  I swapped hard drive, memory, wifi module, run without battery .... nothing helped. I tried the max performance setting and still does not help. In my mind it cannot be a driver issues since the same driver works fine in the other laptop. It seem to me that the might be interference from the WiFi card. I will try minimum power and report back

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I've recently started receiving 'Battery not present' message on my Inspiron 3543. The device works completely fine at times without any issue but then suddenly would start displaying this message. What strikes me is that even as it displays this message, the laptop continues to be in a working condition, except the blinking X mark on the battery bar and the blinking LED at front. Shouldn't the laptop shut down all by itself if it fails to detect a battery? While displaying this message, the laptop also fails to take any charge from the adapter but as soon as this message is gone, the charging process begins without me having to do anything. Is there a solution to this problem?

Answer:Battery not present issue on Inspiron 3543

If the system is in warranty, call Dell for warranty repair.
If it's out of warranty:
Unplug the system, remove or disconnect the battery and hold the power button for 30 sec.
Is the AC adapter recognized?  F2 at powerup to check. If it's not,  try a new OEM Dell adapter.  If that doesn't get the adapter recognized, replace the DC power jack in the system.  That should get the adapter recognized.  If not, replace the mainboard.
If the AC adapter IS recognized, next step:  replace the battery with a new one.

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So this has been happening a while now with this drivers not working properly, before the new year I was using the windows 8 64 bit driver on windows 10 because it seemed to be working but with the update that happened with windows 10 over the new year it is no longer working and neither is the windows 10 driver so what can someone point me in the direction of getting this resolved please? I'm a student and need my laptop for school which starts tommorrow if anyone can help please do if you need any more info message me (yes the ethernet works its just the wireless driver)

Answer:Wifi driver problems Inspiron 3543

Hell0,  Dell Inspiron 3543 user here. yes me too, had problem with wireless network after updated Network_Driver_X4Y5C_WN32_7.35.295.0_A01 on windows 10, it seem to be no connection or connection limit ( yellow triangle on wifi icon) , troubleshoot problems option cant help..,  solution , go to device manager - network adapter -  Broadcom 802.11n network adapter -  Driver tabs - Roll Back Driver.

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My laptop presently has 4 GB RAM installed. I want to upgrade it to 8 GB. Which brand RAM should I use?

Answer:Upgrading Memory of my Laptop Inspiron 3543

Hi KANHAJAI,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
The minimum memory supported is 2GB.
The maximum memory supported is 8GB.
The system is compatible with any DDR3L memory modules.
Hope this helps, do get back us if you have any queries.
Regards,DELL-Akshatha MSocial Media and Community Professional#IWork4Dell

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Hello Everyone,

Ive been trying to install the right driver for a dell inspiron 3543 but it does not work. Error messages, etc...Ive tried some different versions and nothing. I am using windows 7 64bits
Few months ago I managed to install a different driver for this model and it worked fine. But I need to install again and I cant find this driver.  Does anyone know which driver would work for inspiron 3543? as the Dell company also dont know  :((  cowboys!!!

cheers

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I have a dell Inspiron 3453 laptop  with 8GB DDR3L RAM and now I wanted to upgrade RAM to 16GB. when I checked I found only 1 RAM slot and it has 8 GB RAM in it. there is no 16GB DDR3L RAM available in the market.
when I checked with dell support, they say 8GB is the max I can use. what's the point. nowhere it was mentioned in while purchasing that the upgrade is not possible.
Please help.

Answer:Inspiron 3543 has only 1 DDR3L RAM slot and unable to upgrade beyond 8 GB.

Was it specified somewhere you could upgrade the system?   The specifications clearly state 8G is max.
downloads.dell.com/.../inspiron-15-3543-laptop_reference guide_en-us.pdf

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So, after the Anniversary update I have no internet.  Both Wifi and Eithernet show as "Connected - No Internet".  Windows Troubleshooter says I have "A problem with the driver".  I've updated the drivers, I've put old drivers back in and no luck.  I've even tried 3 different USB wifi adapters, with both the supplied drivers and the built in Win10 drivers, and no luck there either. 
I can't go back to an earlier build, the option is not there.  I tried a restore point and the computer f ailed to boot and I had to restore some system files from another Win10 computer using a Linux boot disk.
I'm assuming I can't refresh Windows as I'll still be on the Anniversary Update.
Is there any chance Dell will release updated drivers?  I see that this PC is NOT in their compatibility list.
Is there any known solution to this other than a full recovery from the recovery partition?

Thanks!

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Before I get into my question I would like to disclaim that I am not at all a computer person, I mean I don't know the names of the different parts. Heck I can't really remember the model of my computer all too well buuut, I went to work today and my computer was off (as stated before it's an all in one Dell Inspiron) and I got home, deciding to play video games however it didn't turn on. The power button light is a white kinda blue colour like usual and it sounds normal but after about 2 seconds it shuts off (It doesn't even get to the screen with the Dell logo on it). I've unplugged my Wacom tablet and all things like that, also note the light on the cord coming from the back of the computer is on just like usual. This computer was bought in December 2015 so it's not old at all and I'm quite worried because it is so new and rather important to me so any advice would be nice, especially if you could break it down into simple terms so someone as dumb as me can understand. Thanks!!!!!

Answer:All in one Dell Inspiron won't turn on

We need to know the exact model number. If you don't know it but have the Service Tag number (look for a sticker on the PC), go to Support and type that number into the Enter a Service Tag or other product ID box about 1/3 down the page. It should tell you the model number.
You can try this for starters:.

Disconnect the power cord from rear of PC; don't just unplug it from the wall
Now press/hold the power button for ~30 sec
Reconnect the power cord to rear of PC
See if it boots now

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Hi
My dell laptop is not turn on. I tried removing battery and AC but no use. When I press power The screen remains black no sound of processing but still power light turn on with normal white colour.
Kindly help

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My computer fan was running full blast a day or two. Then it wouldn't turn on- just went into power save several times. I've had that problem in the past but was always able to restart and get it going.
Today it worked this morning. Tonight it won't turn on at all, power light flashes amber, and it makes a little quiet tick sound but nothing else. any suggestions? I did remove power cord and pressed on button ten seconds to get rid of static electricity. but it still won't turn on.
 

Answer:dell inspiron 530 won't turn on

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Hi everyone, i just bought a Dell Inspiron 1564 laptop delivered on friday 31/07/10
I started it up for the first time yesterday and it worked fine. Today i was using the laptop and all of a sudden the screen went black and i heard a buzzing noise comming from the laptop, so i tried crl-Alt-Del nothing happened so i just switched it off. Now the thing will not start at all. there are three lights on the bottom of the keyboard a power light a battery light and another light with a picture that looks like a round drum. When i press the power button the power light and the drum light flick on then off. i can hear a very slight click come from the laptop but nothing else no fan no screen nothing. I'm going to contact Dell customer support but there not open on Sunday.

Does anyone know what this might be?. I've waited ages for Dell to deliver this laptop and it's broke in less than 24 hours !!

Thanks to anyone that posts.

Edit: i have tried removing all leads and battery. i also tried to turn it on with no battery and just the power lead but still no luck !!
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron won't turn on

Hi

HDD failed...

Mobo gone bad

such a pity Dell's are usually quite good laptops...you have just been unlucky

dont do anything to it and call dell on monday.
 

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Hello my dell is a desktop pc and it won't turn on I know it has power because the fan still works but it won't power up please help

Answer:My dell Inspiron 660 won't turn on !!!

Nitro207
Hello my dell is a desktop pc and it won't turn on I know it has power because the fan still works but it won't power up please help
Nitro207
Assuming that you have the Inspiron 660 Mini Tower and not the 660s Compact version.
There should be a series of beeps during start-up, how many are there?
 Please read this article about Troubleshooting the Inspiron 660:
https://www.dell.com/support/Article/us/en/19/554101/EN
Bev.

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Hi Experts,
I have a 3 year old Dell Insiron 15-5521 laptop.
Up to now I have had no problems with it, but it now won't power up.  The charger has a green light on it but there are no lights on the laptop at all, and pushing the power button does nothing. It always run in Main power, its battery have some complaints that why I removed it before 3 months.
I have tried to keeping the power button pushed for 30 secs and then plugging main power back in, but nothing.  I have also tried a Universal power adapter which I know works on other laptops, but nothing. 
Does anyone have any ideas?
Thank you

Answer:My Dell Inspiron Won't turn on..!!!!!

Hi imrakesh,
Thank you for reaching out to Dell Community Forum.
Can you try to reseat the memory or power on the system without the memory?
You can find the manual for this model on the below link:
http://dell.to/1QgBDaf    /     http://dell.to/2eodFSO
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id.
(Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).

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Dell Inspiron 11 3000 series 2-in-1. Bought one month ago. It used to make a beep when turning on, and then it takes few seconds before it turns on. Now it won't start. Pressed the start button a few times. It shows system configuration twice before when battery is drained. Please help. This was bought in Qatar and now I am in the Philippines.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1521 running Vista, and I've had it for about 2 1/2 to 3 years. Today I was online and all of a sudden a blue screen came up and my laptop shut off. I don't know if it was THE blue screen of death because I didn't have a chance to look at it, but it certainly was a blue screen of doom =/

Anyways right after the blue screen came up and my laptop turned off, the caps lock light (the lock icon w/the 'A' on it next to the power button) kept blinking. At the time, my laptop was plugged into the AC adapter charger thing (I don't know about how computers work, i just know how to use the internet!) so its not like the battery was low or anything. I kept pressing and holding down the power button several times with the AC charger thing in the laptop, and without the AC charger thing, and it would not turn on. The only thing that happened was that the caps lock icon would blink blue for about 45 seconds (or 45 times, not sure) and laptop would make the sound it always makes when its about to turn on. Then after the 45 seconds/times, the sound would stop. Nothing ever appeared on the screen.

The laptop was very hot at the time, but I've had this computer for years and its been hotter than it was today and it never did anything like this. Also, for the past 2 weeks or so, i've been getting a popup in the bottom right corner of my screen (where the time is) saying that my battery is reaching the end of its usable life and needs to be replaced. Has my laptop ba... Read more

Answer:Dell Inspiron won't turn on

UPDATE: I was able to turn on my laptop yesterday and received this error message when I reached Windows desktop:

Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown

Problem signature:

Problem Event Name: BlueScreen

OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.768.3

Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:

BCCode: a

BCP1: 00000010

BCP2: 00000002

BCP3: 00000001

BCP4: 8201DC4A

OS Version: 6_0_6000

Service Pack: 0_0

Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini050410-01.dmp

C:\Users\JJEWELS\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-396476-0.sysdata.xml

C:\Users\JJEWELS\AppData\Local\Temp\WEREC12.tmp.version.txt

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What does this error message mean? Hopefully this is some useful info to give you insight into whats happening!

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Whenever I click the power button the light flickers on at the back of the tower the light is solid until I click the power button, then it flickers off. when clicking the power button I hear my fans turn on for a sec then they stop working. My service tag is 7VMYDK1.

Answer:My Dell Inspiron Won't turn on.

When was the last time you cleaned the inside of your case?  

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Hi, Does anyone know why it would take 15 minutes to open an Internet browser, and then another ten minutes of getting the "Page Unresponsive" message before my Internet will work on my laptop? It's only a year old. There's nothing wrong with my Internet connection- it works fine on my phone, very fast. This happens on wifi and when my laptop is plugged in, and it's only been happening for the last month. It happens on Chrome and IE.
After waiting the 20 minutes or so, then the Internet will work perfectly fine, but I'm not keen on waiting 20 minutes for my browser to open :(
Can anyone suggest anything?
Thank you.

Answer:Inspiron 3543- Internet Browser taking forever to open!

It'd be a good idea to install a copy of a malware scanner (malwarebytes.com -- the free version is just fine) -- and do a deep scan of the system.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 530 desktop PC that's 7.5 years old. It was working fine until today, when it wouldn't turn on at all. I kept pressing the power button and nothing happened at all - the computer just wouldn't turn on.

I tried a different power cord and that didn't work. I opened up the computer and I could see an orange light on the motherboard was lit, and a green light on the back of the power supply was lit too, so the computer is getting power.

I took off the front of the case and tried pressing on the power switch directly, and that didn't work. I tried pressing on where the power switch wire connects to the motherboard to make sure it was connected and that didn't help.

Any idea on what's wrong?
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 530 desktop PC won't turn on at all

Most likely a failed pw supply however it can also be a failed pw switch/wiring or a failed mb. To test the pw supply, swap in a known good unit. Note known good does not mean new; it means a unit from a test system or a working system that you know works. A new pw supply can be DOA just like any other part and that will really mess up your troubleshooting.

To test the switch/wiring, pull the pw switch leads from the mb. Jump across the mb pins with a small screwdriver or other metal object. If the board starts, you know either the switch or wiring has failed.
 

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I am a bit of a tech head, and urged my wife to wait until the "good" touch screen haswell laptops came out.  I even wrote some glowing reviews of Dell's inspiron 15 7537 after I received it ([View:www.amazon.com/.../ref=cm_cr_pr_viewpnt])

Unfortunately, just a few weeks out of warranty, the trusty laptop has stopped powering up.  
The symptoms: laptop will not power up.  Things I have tried:

Making sure the power cable was plugged in (LED is on the power ring on the plug itself)
Making sure the PC recognizes the power cable and the power adapter isn't loose (power ring brightens when plugged in)
Trying different outlets, including several direct to wall outlets
Removing battery and trying to power up with just power cable
Removing battery and AC adapter, holding power for 3+ minutes to "clear static charge" as recommended by some self-help websites
Doing above and then plugging power cable in
One ram chip at a time
No ram

Unfortunately nothing works.  Fans don't turn on, lights don't turn on, display doesn't turn on, no noises or beeps.  Other than the power ring on the plug getting brighter when I plug it in, there is no indication that the device is receiving any power.  
I'm pretty bummed and hope there is a solution and/or that Dell can help make things right.  The build quality of the device is so high and my wife has been very satisfied and I hope that she can get more than a year of... Read more

Answer:Dell Inspiron 15 7537 won't turn on

I have had the same problem.  This computer has been horrible for this.  I have replaced the motherboard and sent it out to depot for repair.  It still does this.  I have to remove the back cover and pull the battery then put the battery back in and then it will work for a while then I will have to do it again.  I have been very disappointed with this laptop.  We use Dells at work and I have never had this problem until this computer.  I have been disappointed in Dell helping me with the issue.  They tell me that nothing is wrong with the computer but It has been a pain with this issue.
Thanks,
Ron

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My 5547 had damaged on Antenna cable, so I replaced cable.
I disassembled bottom part and build.
However, I can't turn my laptop on.
I followed people said that "remove battery, push power button 30seconds, and turn on" but it didn't work.
I only put cooling fan and battery on motherboard, it doesn't work when I push the power button.
What should I do?
Please help me.

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I accidentally ripped off a piece of material that connects a wire thing from my laptop's on button to another connector, now my computer does not turn on at all. The thing that connects to the unbotton on my laptop could have been easily clipped back in to ths connector, but my problem is that the connector itself accidentally came off. Not sure what it's called but it's about the size of the nail on your pinky, and if you lift it up, you can easily attach the wire thing to it.

Here's a picture of the what the problem looks like.
http://i.imgur.com/IWKew.jpg
From this picture, you can see that the wide wire thing connects to a small piece on the computer. The other end of that wire should connect to a similar piece found on the power button (this is the piece that came off).

http://i.imgur.com/N2dT3.jpg
The piece that came off was connected on the green item with two screws.
My laptop is pretty much broken, the hinges are dislocated and there's a disc problem along with other issues. I just wanted to turn it on somehow, so I could erase all the data in it before selling it for parts. If anyone knows a way to repair it or turn my laptop on some other way, please let me know. Thank you.

I have a Dell Inspiron 1764
 

Answer:Any other way to turn on my Dell Inspiron 1764?

Hi glamx,

By the looks of the picture, you would not be able to power on the compuer till the time this button is fixed. Further, as you are just looking to wipe off the data before you sell off the parts, you can actually take the hard drive out of the computer and use an external casing to wipe it clean by connecting it to another computer.

That would atleast solve the purpose of cleaning your computer.

Regards
Amrinder D
Social Outreach Professional
 

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The key board or touch keyboard don't work

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my dell inspiron 530s won't turn on, when I press the power button, there is a steady orange light, fan has an initial spin but nothing after that, no new software installed
 

Answer:my dell inspiron 530s won't turn on

I have experienced this too. When i brought my PC to the nearest service centre they told me that motherboard burned out. It can be due to heat, bad air ventilation or bad power supply.
 

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Greetings!  I have a Dell Inspiron 1501, running on Windows XP, bought it new about 2 years ago. It will not turn on -- nothing happens when I push the power button, no lights, sounds, nothing.I recently updated the  BIOS.I have tried turning it on with only the adaptor plugged in, with only the battery plugged in, and with both plugged in -- same results = nothing.Any help is appreciated!

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1501 Won't Turn On

Is it still under warranty?

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i know this is the win7 forum... this machine is running 8.1 but i really dont think it has to do with the OS.. maybe im wrong.. either way, i dont have an account for the 8 forum and dont feel like creating one now.

got a new dell inspiron 20 touch, all in one...
i have the power settings set to turn off display after 20 minutes... it turns it off after 20 minutes. totally off, then in 2 seconds, it powers up the backlight... so, i am looking at a blank, black screen...
how can i make the monitor turn off completely like it does on all my other machines?

thanks for your time
pj

Answer:backlight will not turn off on dell inspiron 20 all in one

Have you considered asking this on the Dell community forum?
http://en.community.dell.com/

People there more familiar with Dell products.

BTW, there are 3 different Inspiron 20 models. Which one do you have? (If it makes a difference).

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I have a Dell inspiron desktop that is now a year and a half old (expired warranty). I shut down the computer in the proper manner this morning. When I came home from work I pressed the power button on the tower but there is no response. It was plugged into a surge protector. I checked all the dumb stuff... power is getting to it. Green light on the back is on, not blinking. Tried holding down the button for over a minute. Opened it up and cleaned out the dust. Do not know what else to do....

Answer:Dell Inspiron Tower will not turn on

You didn't say which model, so I guessed Inspiron 530 Series.No Beep Codes?http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/inspd530/en/OM/HTML/trouble.htm#wp1085300

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Hi all,

Hoping someone can help with this as I'm in Australia (usually UK) and my work laptop has decided to stop working!

It is a Dell Inspiron 17R SE 7720, about 3 years old.

When I press the power on button only the HDD button lights up and nothing happens. The light stays on and the only way it goes off is if I take the battery out.

The same thing happens regardless of whether I am trying to power on using just the Battery, AC charger or both together.

I've searched online and found various articles giving instructions on removing the battery and AC charger then holding the power button to drain any residual power, I've tried this many times but it hasn't worked.

I can't find anything explaining why only the HDD light is coming on. Clearly there is power going in so it must be another issue.

Hoping someone can shed some light on this as I'm screwed if I can't get it working!
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron Laptop Won't Turn On

What Windows Operating System is it???
 

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Hello everyone I hope you are all fine!
I hope someone can help me. My old faithful Dell B120 wont power on. When i press the power button i get the 3 green lights but they turn off and nothing, no fan or hard drive spin and no screen. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron B120 Won't Turn On!

Its a laptop? If so, you will need professional help with that problem.
 

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my lap top doesn't want to turn on i have my ac adapter pluged in it showes a light on the battery but it just doesn't want to turn on. i tried disconnecting the battery and ac adapter pressing the power button and connecting them again but it still won't turn on. please help

Answer:dell inspiron n5110 won't turn on

Remove the battery -- if the system will power up on AC only, the battery has failed and will need to be replaced.
If the system won't power up on AC only, disconnect the adapter and remove the battery.  Hold the power button for 30 sec.  Remove and reinstall the memory modules.  Then try powering up again.  If the system still won't power on, the mainboard is bad -- on a system of this age, given the cost to replace the mainboard -- you're better off shopping for a replacement system.

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Computer won't turn on. When I hit power button, it quickly blinks amber and makes a split second sound like something is turning inside, then nothing. If I hold the power button down, it will blink amber about every second and make the quick sound, but nothing turns on. Green light on back, below power cord, solid green. Everything is unplugged from the machine. Recently, from time to time, computer has been making constant noise, like fan running loud our perhaps hard drive??

Complete computer novice here. Thanks for any ideas.
 

Answer:Solved: Dell Inspiron 530 won't turn on

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Don't know why this is happening. Six yr. old system running smoothly until about a week ago. I have diligently backed all files up using Macrium software - thought I was covered for data loss and voila! now the system won't turn on! Obviously I now cannot get to my data. The power brick does have a light on it so I have been told due to this fact, it is probably the motherboard that is dead. I ordered a new power supply which is due to arrive today -- ordered before I knew about the light indicating power supply ok. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks very much.
 

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When I press the power button, absolutely nothing happens. No lights, no sounds, no display. The adaptor lights up, but once I plug it into the laptop, it goes out. I've tried removing and re-inserting the battery, which should be charged up, but nothing happens. Does anyone know if this could be a hardware or power supply problem or something else? My warranty has expired, but I'd rather not have to take it to a repair shop. Any help would be very much appreciated!
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 6000 won't turn on?

Have a look here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On System Test)

Here is another tutorial: Tutorial: NO POST / Power General troublshooting
 

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Hello,
I have dell inspiron 1320, it was working fine this afternoon. I closed the lid and when i opened it again its not turning on. When i press the power button, it beeps once. Power LED is on but the one next to it turns on and then stays off. The fan is running too. But there is nothing on screen. Please help me.
Regards,
Fahad

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Hey Guys,
My mother's Dell Inspiron 530s won't turn on, boot, nothing.
We came home and it was "turned off" the power button was yellow.
I tried to turn it on buy the power button, but nothing. I pulled the power chord and after a few seconds it did turn off. I plugged it back in and the light went immediately back to yellow. Not black as it should have.
I unplugged it and pulled it out and opened it up. Removed the CMOS battery, tested it....it's at 3v like it should be, let it sit for a minute and put it back in, turned it on and nothing. I think that it might be the PSU. What's my next step in troubleshooting it?
Help please.
Spock96
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 530s won't turn on! Help please.

EDIT: It has a Bestec 120W Power Supply. Could I use a 250W Power Supply instead? Something like this maybe:
http://www.outletpc.com/lq6423c.html
 

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Hi

I have a Dell Ispiron 1100

It won't turn on

I press the power button and if there is no AC power attached
the lights light up while I press the button, but no start up

When the AC power is attached, I don't get any lights at all

It's been happening for a while

I used to flip it over and pull out the battery, then replace it
and try again, after a few times it worked

Then I realised that just by opening the screen and trying it, then closing
the screen, then opennng and trying again... after a few times it would start

(are there any wires that would be affected by that??)

Once it started, so long as I left it plugged in, and the screen open it would always restart first go

I also think, that when it was unplugged, closed, etc so long as I started it agin fairly soon, it worked

I've just been overseas for a week in a colder climate and now I can't seem to get it started at all

I've tried with battery in, with battery out, AC in AC out

Any help would be much appreciated
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1100 won't turn on

Dell Inspiron won't turn on

We have a professor at our university that turned in a Dell laptop with exactly the same symptoms!

Really, with the battery alone installed, the lights flash momentarily when the power button is pressed. If the charger is connected (or the charger alone): no lights
(Just like Christoff)

The machine won't start up and there was some story about how it died last time the lid was closed. We are suspicious of a faulty lid interlock that is keeping the laptop in hibernate (or some deep, permanent sleep).

Another theory - Does anyone know if these have an internal power fuse, such that the external power brick isn't actually getting DC into the main board or charging the installed battery? We can't find any info about the power distribution or a schematic.







christoff said:



Hi

I have a Dell Ispiron 1100

It won't turn on

I press the power button and if there is no AC power attached
the lights light up while I press the button, but no start up

When the AC power is attached, I don't get any lights at all

It's been happening for a while

I used to flip it over and pull out the battery, then replace it
and try again, after a few times it worked

Then I realised that just by opening the screen and trying it, then closing
the screen, then opennng and trying again... after a few times it would start

(are there any wires that would be affected by that??)

Once ... Read more

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My N5010 Will not power on with or without the battery installed. The power button blinks white every four seconds.  The AC adapter is working fine.  I have removed the battery, unplugged the AC adapter, and held down the power on switch for 30 seconds without success. I have removed and reinstalled components such as HDD, memory, etc. without success. I have installed a new DC Jack Board WXHDY and it still will not power on.
Can anyone suggest anything else to try?

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I have recently bought this laptop and have had it since the 21st of Dec 2016, and this morning I was watching a YouTube Video and all of a sudden my screen turned black, and at the top there was a sort of static on the screen, scared I quickly turned the laptop off (used to this as my old laptop that was really old kept doing these kinds of things and I was used to turning on and off to resolve things) But as I turned it on the lights on the keyboard turned on and the on switch did too, but the screen itself hadn't. After leaving it 10, 15, 20, 30 minutes it still hasn't done anything, and the ventilation hasn't turned on either, So honestly I have no idea what to do I've consulted to the internet, and Dell Support but everything leads me to using my laptop and updating stuff on my laptop which I cannot do. So I've resulted to just leaving my laptop on to wait for it to run out of battery to plug it on to see if anything works, but if not I'm surprised because it's a brand new laptop and has no reason to be broken. Please help I'm really worried....

Answer:Dell Inspiron 7559 Won't Turn On

Hi WolfHatter,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
When you power on the system, do you see the Dell logo flash screen coming up?
Can you connect an external monitor and check if the system powers on?
Please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address.
Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information

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yesterday, my computer was in the middle of a chkdisk i switched off the power point because of a thunder storm, to prevent a surge. ironically, i havnt been able to get it to turn on since.
a few things about my inspiron 8600; the power cord had previously been cut and re joined and since then never worked on battery alone. but still always worked on power adapter. is this something to do with the power adapter or a bigger problem? wen i press the power button it lights up for 1-2 seconds then goes dead. the screen flashes for a second then nothing. do i need a new power cord?
thanks in advance for any advice anyone can give...
 

Answer:Dell inspiron 8600 won't turn on

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic55208.html
 

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Will only go to light blue screen with white dots only going in a half circle. Light blue screen flashes. I need installation disc. Please help. <ADMIN NOTE: Email id removed per privacy policy>

Answer:Dell 3543 won't boot

Hi CHOFF5,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Please check if you are able to boot into <F12> and run the on-board diagnostics.
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id.
(Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).
Regards,DELL-Akshatha MSocial Media and Community Professional#IWork4Dell

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Hi I have a Inspiron 3543 laptop, i7-5500U 8Gb RAM, Nvidia 840M 2Gb, Win 10 Home

The laptop boots quickly without issues, during normal operation (web browsing, accessing the file system) it just freezes randomly for up to 5-10 minutes a time showing 100% disk usage. There is plenty of disk space it's a 1TB drive I have 900 Gb free! I have done the following things which haven't fixed my problems.
Turned off SuperFetch, turned off all app notifications, turned off BITS.
I have removed all antivirus software from the computer other than Windows Defender.
Installed the latest device drivers from Dell, flashed the BIOS, Chipset, Video Drivers.
Turning off SpeedStep in BIOS improved performance dramatically but the computer still does this.
The BIOS diagnostic tool didn't show up any hardware problems.
Curiously I am able to delay this from happening if I don't access the file system, ie use Windows Explorer. Opening any folders from the desktop instantly causes this problem.
Please help!

Answer:Inspiron 15 inch i7 3543 Laptop freezes for minutes at a time during normal operation

Hi IVANB303,
Looks like you have basically tried most possible required steps to isolate the issue.
Restart the system and check in Safe mode - http://bit.ly/1LHcO2c if it works fine.
Create a local admin account and check if it works - http://bit.ly/1JoFhcw
Run a stress test through Support Assist - http://dell.to/1NEc1Y4
Also, run an extended test on the HDD through onboard diagnostics - restart and press f12 key on starup - and check for any possible errors.
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.
Keep us updated.

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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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Hey guys/gals. Thanks for looking and any help would be great. Here's what's going on. I was playing an online MMORPG the other game and I hit Alt+Tab to switch to my Windows screen and when I did the monitor went black. At first I thought it was some kind of windows glitch so I manually forced the power down via hold the power button. I tried to turn the computer back on and it showed the first main loading screen, not the WIndows screen just the computer loading screen. But when it went past that, nothing. The screen was just black. So I forced the power down again. When I turned it back on, nothing loads. I get the blue light on the side that shows the power is on and the blue light showing the bluetooth adapter card is on. The light that comes on when it's reading from the hard drive comes on for a couple of seconds then goes off like it normally did until after the loading screen. The fan comes on and runs but the loading screen doesnt come up, the hard drives are being read. And as far as I can tell, then monitor isn't just black, it's not even coming on. I've taken it apart and cleaned it as best as I could and still nothing. I removed both hard drives, nothing. I removed the RAM chip, nothing. Any ideas?
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1721 went black, won't turn on

Try:
Disconnecting any externals (including network)
Removing the laptop main large battery
Removing the power adapter cord
Re-seating the Ram (or even just leaving 1 Ram card in only, for the moment)
Re-seating the Hard Drive
Then with all power out still. Hold down the ON button for 20secs
Plug the powered, power cord back in
Turn On
Did it work? If so, then turn back off (or shutdown if Windows loaded)
And refit the extra Ram card (if removed) and refit the main battery
Turn back on again, and you're good to go.

Otherwise check here for more options: Tutorial: No POST (Power On Self Test)
 

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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

Hi VINDOG25,
Download the service manual here - http://dell.to/2c6rRgA - 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 - http://dell.to/1vnT6CQ
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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my Inspiron won't turn on when I press the power button the Dell logo comes up then the screen goes black. Then it starts to blink black and then a blue screen. The blue screen says "Windows Update Important updates are available. Go to PC settings to install them." In yellow letters at the bottom right of the screen. It never starts up.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 11 3000 series won't turn on

Hi Jazzyhali
Thanks for writing to us. 
When did the issue start? Have you made any hardware or software changes. ??
Please run diagnostics by tapping on f12 and let us know the outcome. 
What windows is the machine running on? 
Regards

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hi my e1505 wont turn on when i press the power button, no light...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 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
lamp.
• 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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My Dell Inspiron 24 all in one will not turn on. I just get a black screen. Power light is white. If I hit the volume buttons  it then cycles through red blue green.  It was working fine yesterday.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 24 all-in-one gets Black Screen when trying to turn on

Is this an Inspiron 24-5459 AIO?
I don't see any "volume" buttons on the setup diagram for the 5459.  Have you tried pressing the Screen-off button which is right above the Power button?   The 2 buttons above the Screen-off button are the brightness controls.
You can try powering off and unplugging the power cord from the rear of PC and from the wall. Then press/hold power button for ~30 sec. Reconnect the power cord to rear of PC and then to the wall and see what happens when you boot now...
And if this system is under warranty, you may need to contact Dell Tech Support.

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Hello everyone, i just used my dell inspiron 14 3000 series, after I shut down, i can't turn it on again. Can you please help me?

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Hi all,

My Dell Inspiron 1525 has had some problems for awhile and just recently it was doing a lot better. But the other day, I ran a virus scan with McAfee and it found a trojan called NTOSKRNL-HOOK and so it scanned it and removed it. But it said it kept coming back. Anyways I turned off m computer to deal with it later and now it won't turn on. It gets to the Dell logo screen and loads the little white bar and then the screen goes black and it does it again and again until finally I just end up turning it off manually. Because it doesn't get past that page, I can't even boot it in safe mode or anything and all I can do is use the F2 and F12 to use diagnostics and such. If someone could recommend something, I would really appreciate it since I haven't had it more than a year or so (warranty is up). Thanks!
 

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Hi,
I have a Dell Inspiron 15-5547, and as the title states it will not completely shut down.  I have tried a Reset (Windows 10), and it did not solve the issue.
My guess is what is causing this issue to happen is the new Samsung EVO SSD I installed around the same time this started happening.  But why would this cause the problem?  I'm in another country now- It is extremely hard to return these things.
What happens is this: We turn it off normally, shutting it down completely (Not hibernate) and the backlights on the keyboard remain lit.  We then have to hold the power button until it actually shuts down.
If we didn't know about this issue or forget, this causes the laptop battery to die overnight, which can't be good for the battery.  In fact, that's what happened.  I thought the problem was that the laptop was turning itself on, but it seems to be the opposite- It doesn't turn off.  Now, here and there this does not happen.  Sometimes it does turn off normally.
Any suggestions?  Is this really because of the SSD?
Windows 10 Anniversary, 8 GB RAM, Intel Core i5 4th Generation, 500 GB Samsung EVO SSD

Answer:Dell Inspiron 15-5547 won't turn off without forcing it to. Why?

Hi Rocketman16,
I would suggest you to update the BIOS and Video card driver on the system. Please enter your service tag # on the link below, select the OS, then download the BIOS from BIOS section and Video card driver from Video section onto the system and install it.
http://dell.to/18r60nI
If the above steps do not fix the issue then please boot the system into the Safe mode to check if the system shutsdown from this mode. Please use the link below to start system into safe mode.

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My computer was running fine. I booted down to plug in a new power strip. When I booted back up, it turns on and hangs on the Dell screen with the progress bar just past the 1/3 point. I've tried this several times, exactly the same result.
I don't see a way to post a screenshot (picture taken by my tablet) or I would.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 518 00 starts to turn on and hangs

Did you try removing that new power strip and connecting the PC directly to the wall?

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my dell inspiron 7559, hang in the middle of the game (Sniper Ghost Warrior 2) and it freeze, i dont know what to do because i cant turn it off with its power botton ... the speed of the fan is high. what should i do with this, should open the back case ang remove the battery to turn off or what?

Answer:my DELL inspiron 7559 hang and i cant turn it off

Press and hold the power button for 30 sec.  The system will turn off.

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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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Hello my name is Sebastian Todd, I've been using my dell computer for more than 2 years now with absolutely no problems affecting it, due to my proper maintenance. About 1 month ago, I turned it off by clicking the "shut down" button. Ever since then, I haven't been able to turn it back on. When I push the power button on the tower, it emits a yellow/orange light for about a quarter of a second. I know for a fact that there is a sufficient power supply, due to the green light being emitted on the back of the tower. I don't know what to do, and am not economically ready to purchase a new computer. PLEASE HELP! (inspiron 545)

- Sebastian Todd

Answer:Dell Tower won't turn on/boot - (inspiron 545)

sebtodd
Does the power supply fan run/work?
The green light on the back of the power supply does not indicate that the power supply has not failed, it only indicates that power is reaching the PSU. What colour is the power button light, is it Blinking, Solid or Off?Are there any 'Beeps'?
 The Inspiron 535/537/545/546 Service Manual, is here:
ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_inspiron_desktop/inspiron-546_Service%20Manual_en-us.pdf
The Troubleshooter, is here:
ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_inspiron_desktop/inspiron-546_Setup%20Guide_en-us.pdf
Bev.

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Hi. My Dell Inspiron 530S won't turn on. The green light by the power cord connection in the back lights up, but when I push the power button, nothing happens. No beeps or flashing colors, nothing happens at all. I have Windows Vista Home edition. The computer is between 2 to 3 years old. I just purchased Winferno Registry Power cleaner last week and after running it, the computer seemed to be faster. This same issue happened last week (before running Winferno) and we unplugged the power cord from the back of the PC for about 5 minutes and after we plugged it back in, it came on. Everything was working beautifully and then my son got on it and it kept freezing up. I didn't have time to look at it right then, so he did a proper shut down thinking that may resolve the issue. But the next morning, when I push the power button, nothing happens. We tried the unplugging again, even for an hour. But no matter what we do, it won't come on. I am not computer illiterate, but not an expert either. I think this may be a power supply issue, but would appreciate some feedback, before I purchase one. Thanks for any assitance.
 

Answer:Solved: Dell Inspiron 530S won't turn on

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I have read through previous posts regarding this subject but none seem to be similar to my issue.  I have, for the past year, had some difficulty getting the power button to turn on.  There are no beeps and I have used both with the power cord and without it.  
Generally what I have to do is jiggle the laptop top or move it back and forth.  This leads me to think there is a lose connection somewhere.  It usually turns on but I should mention that I also usually turn off laptop by "sleep" not off.  However, today I used "shut off" and had a very difficult time getting the laptop power button to turn the system on.  It is totally black and definitely shut off.  After hours I guess I jiggled the top in the right position and it came back on.
If you could share some thoughts about what the issue might be I would appreciate it.  I didn't know whether to return it to Dell for repair or find a local repair person here in Pittsburgh.  Obviously it is several years old and I don't want to pay a fortune to repair it.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 17 5000 series won't turn on

Start by replacing the DC jack in the system - if you need a part reference, post the full model number (i.e., 7531, 7779, etc.).
Any more than that and "several years old" likely means you're better off replacing the system -- the mainboard replacement that would be needed will run you a few hundred dollars and on a system more than 2-3 years old likely means a replacement system is a better idea.

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Hi am vijay using Dell inspiron 15 3000 series AMD A6 : it's Not turn on when I press power button and I tried removing battery and AC adapter n hold on for 60seconds and again replace the battery tried also it's not turning on.. So plz suggest regarding this to solve the problem.

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Hi, I am hoping you guys(or gals)can offer some help.
My laptop is not even 2 years old (Dell Inspiron e1505)
I went to turn it on, and it would not start up.
Instead, it would power on and the screen would say black.
The fan would come on the power light would come on. Also,
the number lock and scroll lock lights would blink, and the caps lock
light was solid. I could hear the hard drive thinking about starting up.
This would last about 30 seconds, and then it would power off.
I read around the internet and found a solution, which was to
"reseat the memory". I took the bottom access panel off the memory
and took the chips out of the A and B slots. I then put them back in
securely and made sure they were in. IT SEEMED to work, when i turned
it on, the lights were no longer blinking. It started to power up (but the screen was still black) and it powers on for about 7 seconds and then just dies.
Please help if you can, I cannot afford a new computer and hope there is a simple solution. Thank you so much - Nick

Hi, I still cant get the computer to turn on.
It powers on for 3 seconds, the screen never comes on.
The computer shuts off.
THANKS

Hi, I still cant get the computer to turn on.
It powers on for 3 seconds, the screen never comes on.
The computer shuts off.
THANKS

Hi, I still can not get the computer to turn on.
It powers on for 3 seconds, the screen never comes on.
The computer shuts off.
THANKS
 

Answer:Laptop will not turn on (Dell Inspiron e1505)

1) HellRell. Stop spamming please. Posting more than once with the SAME thing in the post content is unacceptable... especially 3 times... in a row...

2) You said it worked for a moment after you reseated the RAM. This may suggest that there is a RAM failure. Try replacing your RAM. That's the simplest possible solution from what you've said here, that may work.

3) It sounds like you might have hit the typical DELL defect in well... just about everything... After about 2 years, the computer stops working and does something like that... I believe this is a dell conspiracy to get you to buy another one, however that might just be my opinion/superstition.
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3521 that came with Windows 8 installed. I upgraded to Windows 8.1 and everything worked great. When Windows 10 came out I was reluctant to upgrade, but I finally did right before the free offer ran out. Again, everything worked great (except for now having a dozen user accounts that I do not need – but that’s another story).
After a month or so, Windows 10 did its upgrade and that’s when everything got messed up.
Now, my wi-fi will not even turn on. I click the toggle in Control Panel/Settings/Wi-Fi and it will toggle on and then immediately back off. The only way I can use wi-fi is to use a Cisco USB wi-fi dongle.
I, of course, have Googled till my eyes bleed, but can find nothing that has helped.
Supposedly, this model is on the list tested for Windows 10.
The onboard wi-fi adapter is a Dell Wireless 1703 802.11b|g|n (2.4 GHz)
Anyone have any ideas what to try?
 
TIA,
Bob Mathis

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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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So I won a Dell Inspiron 17r 7720 SE since 2012. Service Tag HG3VFT1 . Recently I encountered problems with the Nvidia GPU 650m . I was not getting detected by my pc.Even the latest official drivers won't recognise it.So I concluded that a cleanup of the inside would solve the issue.Moreover the laptop was also running quite hotter.So last night I took apart my laptop following a video guide from PartsPeople.com cleaned it up with rubbing alcohol ,replaced the thermal paste with Arctic Silver compound.And put it back.Frankly it was easier than I thought.But after everything the laptop won't turn on.There's nothing ...no beeps,no less nothing .It's just dead.

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So I own a Dell Inspiron 17r 7720 SE since 2012. Service Tag HG3VFT1 . Recently I encountered problems with the Nvidia GPU 650m . I was not getting detected by my pc.Even the latest official drivers won't recognise it.So I concluded that a cleanup of the inside would solve the issue.Moreover the laptop was also running quite hotter.So last night I took apart my laptop following a video guide from PartsPeople.com cleaned it up with rubbing alcohol ,replaced the thermal paste with Arctic Silver compound.And put it back.Frankly it was easier than I thought.But after everything the laptop won't turn on.There's nothing ...no beeps,no less nothing .It's just dead.

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