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Dell Inspiron 2305 will not turn on

Question: Dell Inspiron 2305 will not turn on

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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Preferred Solution: Dell Inspiron 2305 will not turn on

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Hi, I'm a new member of this forum, I hope to expand my knowledge and to help others. I have a Dell Inspiron One 2305, when I turn it on everything goes well, but after a variable time, the screen is dislocated and not allow me to use it, but if I can click one icon, obeys. Ironically not have a VGA port that allows me to place an external monitor to see if the problem occurs with it. Could order the video graphics card, but not sure if I can solve the problem with it. I'm not very skilled at this. If anyone can advise me what to do I will be highly grateful. Sincerely,

Jesus.

Answer:Dell Inspiron One 2305 screen trouble

haha no one wants you here :P
naw j/k welcome to the forums : )

hope you find the answers you're looking for : D

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I have looked at my win 7 calibration software and they say to look for a button on the front of the monitor which will open a program for calibration. I have looked and do not see any such button. Can someone guide me to that button? Thank you.

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I have purchased a new camera which uses sd or sdhc memory cards. I know the Dell reads sd but am not sure about the sdhc type. I see on Amazon a lot of people say that many pc's cannot read the high capacity card - the system is 2 yrs old - I can't find anything in the manual about this function. Anybody know??? Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: Dell Inspiron One 2305 and SD card reader

Well according to the specs (pulled them from Amazon, Dells site kept suggesting other systems since this one is no longer available.
http://www.amazon.com/Inspiron-iO2305-1109MSL-Desktop-Mercury-Silver/dp/B004XZMGL4#productDetails

Multi-format memory card reader including compatibility with Secure Digital (SD), Hi-Capacity Secure Digital (SDHC), Hi-Density Secure Digital (SDHD), Multi Media Card (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS Pro), Click to expand...
 

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The 1TB hard drive with my system died and I purchased a 3TB replacement but can't get the system to recognize more than 2 TB.  Does the 2305 support UEFI?  Is there some way to overcome the >2TB problem in this computer so I don't have a wasted TB of storage?  I can't even get it to partion into 2 TB and 1TB.

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I need to replace the HD for my Dell Inspiron One 2305. When It comes time to reinstall Windows I am unsure what to do. Do I just grab any Windows 7 64 bit OS Installer from the web and input the serial that is on the back of my computer? Will that also install all the appropiate Drives. Btw, here is the HD I am getting to replace the one on ebay. Is this the right one?

1TB Hard Drive for Dell Inspiron One 19 One 2020 One 2205 One 2305 One 2310 | eBay



Thanks for the time

Answer:Reinstalling Windows on New Hard Drive for Dell Inspiron One 2305

  
Quote: Originally Posted by TJGOA


I need to replace the HD for my Dell Inspiron One 2305..................Do I just grab any Windows 7 64 bit OS Installer from the web and input the serial that is on the back of my computer? Will that also install all the appropiate Drives. Btw, here is the HD I am getting to replace the one on ebay. Is this the right one?

1TB Hard Drive for Dell Inspiron One 19 One 2020 One 2205 One 2305 One 2310 | eBay


No.

You don't "just grab any Windows 7 64 bit OS installer from the web".
You grab a specific installer from here:

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River ? My Digital Life

Which one?

The one that matches the version mentioned on the sticker on your PC.

For instance, Windows 7 Home Premium English 64 bit is 58997.iso

The Product Key on your sticker is good for either 32 bit or 64 bit.

Burn the ISO to a disk, install from the disk, activate with the 25 character Product Key on your sticker.

Do you see the 25 character Product Key?

No use proceeding if you don't.

Drivers: the ISO you burned will supply most, maybe all drivers you need. As a precaution, I'd go to the Dell web site before I began and download the Dell drivers, but I would not use them unless I had problems. Put them on a USB stick or something in case you need them. The Ethernet (NIC) driver is most important as it will be needed to establish an Internet connection.

Drive: I have no idea if that's the rig... Read more

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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? Also...my 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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Question: Inspiron One 2305

Inspiron One 2305 will not boot, power button stays solid "amber".  Followed previous posts on battery, have removed, tried to boot same solid "amber".  Held power for 30 seconds many times with battery removed, same solid "amber" light on power button.  Held power power button with power disconnected for 30 seconds, installed in battery in motherboard, same problem, power light remains solid "amber".  The back is removed, the fan spins with the solid "amber" light ON.  Have removed RAM modules, power ON with RAM removed. no beeps during post.  
Please help.

Answer:Inspiron One 2305

Hi ard12147,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Solid amber indicates an issue with system board, memory, processor or the power supply. The troubleshooting indicates the motherboard as the most likely faulty component.
Please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address, so that we can guide you with the next possible steps.

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Hi,
I have the Inspiron One 2305 and it not power on, i replaced the power supply but its not help the power supply is O.K, there is no any clue of life in the computer even any LED:( the computer is dead .
Is there electronic fuse ? or any electronic part that need to be replace?
Thanks for halpping

Jacov

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After installing HP printer 4750 I can not access the touch cam from the start menu. When I click on Touch Cam, I get this message "windows cannot find  c:\program files x86\dell\dell touchcam\dell touchcam.exe. make sure you typed the name correctly,and then try again". The program files were deleted by accident when I installed the printer.
The camera is installed and working correctly according to device manager. The camera works with skype and fast access face recognition programs. Just cannot access from start menu. Apparentlly these two programs have their own software to access the touch cam. I need to use the touch cam to record video.
I have a friend with the exact same model AIO Dell Inspiron 2305. Can I copy "c:\program files x86\dell\dell touchcam\dell touchcam.exe. from my friends computer and and paste it into my computers program files to get my touch cam to work? 

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On the Dell desktop forum I have had many helpful answers to the drive failure on this 4 year old desktop. I now know for sure that the drive is dead and needs to be replaced. I was able to extricate the failed drive from the 2305 and am looking at replacing it with the following from Amazon - $48.00 2 year warranty.
Toshiba 3.5-Inch 1TB 7200 RPM SATA3/SATA 6.0 GB/s 32MB Hard Drive DT01ACA100I
I looked at the many questions asked about using this drive in many different types of desktop pc's on Amazon and all answers were positive. Since I have the cables to which it was attached, the cage, and my recovery disks, I should be able to put the new one in reattaching it all to the above pieces and run the recovery disks - download any drivers needed from Dell and all Window's updates from Microsoft. Does this sound like a sound plan to this dilemma. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Have I covered everything? Thanks very much. 

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I recently upgraded my RAM from 4GB to 8GB.  Now, when I startup my computer, the keyboard and mouse do not work.  I have to hard boot from the on/off switch and then I get my keyboard and mouse back, and all is normal.  What's happening and how can I get it to properly startup??

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The control does not work correctly and the icon sporadically remains on the screen. Are there any solutions?

Answer:Inspiron One 2305 brightness control

Hi BMDANFORTH ,
Could you please confirm which control not working and if you can elaborate more on the issue?
Run the diagnostics by pressing F12 and let me know the results
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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I have an Inspiron One 2305 All in One with touch display and was planning to upgrade to Windows 8.  However, I just noticed on the Dell Support site that they do not support the upgrade, and thus, don't recommend owners of this computer doing the upgrade.
 
Anyone done and it, and if so, any issues???  Is it worth it?  I'm trying to take more advantage of my Touch capability I have today.
 
Thanks.

Answer:Upgrading Inspiron 2305 to Windows 8???

Not supporting a model does not mean it won't work. It just means Dell will not provide win 8 drivers, software etc. Download and run the Windows Upgrade Assistant on the win 8 download page to see if your hardware will work with win 8 and then decide. IMO you should stay with win 7. Windows 8 will not help with Touch without win 8 drivers for it. It might not even work at all.

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Does not work correctly and the icon remains on the screen sporadically.

Answer:Inspiron One 2305 brightness control

Hi bmdanforth,Thanks for posting.Here is some information you may find helpful:  http://dell.to/2tgLPtu

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After installing HP printer 4750 I can not access the touch cam from the start menu. When I click on Touch Cam, I get this message "windows cannot find  c:\program files x86\dell\dell touchcam\dell touchcam.exe. make sure you typed the name correctly,and then try again"
The camera is installed and working correctly according to device manager. The camera works with skype and fast access face recognition programs. Just cannot access from start menu 
Any help appreciated

Answer:TOUCH CAMERA PROBLEM ON INSPIRON 2305 AIO

Did you check the file location of touchcam.exe? Why do you need to access it directly if it works on skype and face recognition? That is how it is supposed to work. Try other programs that use the camera. Have you changed your operating system or made any other changes besides the printer? Sometimes installing hardware changes or deletes needed files. Did you update the HP drivers for the printer? Make sure to get the latest ones from HP website not the install disk which is out of date.

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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 made some changes using color calibration and now don't like how output looks from printer. Can I get someone to tell me how to reset monitor to factory settings. Thanks.

Answer:Inspiron One 2305, Windows 7, Reset Color Calibration?

RitKit16,

"I made some changes using color calibration".
First, can you tell me specifically how and what changes you made?

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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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I've set it to the recommended resolution (which is the max).
 
I tried many other settings, but the display (seems to be the correct aspect ratio) just doesn't fill the screen.
It was working fine when running Windows 7.
ATI Radeon HD 4200 Series.
 
Any suggestions?
 
Thanks
 
 

Answer:Inspiron One 2305, Upgraded to WIndows 8, now video display isn't correct

Check out https://community.amd.com/thread/184967 to fix the black border issue once a Dell Inspiron 2305 with the AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4200 is upgraded to Windows 8, 8.1 or 10.  Zeroing out the 1920x1080 registry keys works like a champ!  I had this issue after upgrading to Windows 10 and I'm now back to full HD with no black border.

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I went to the win 10 icon today to see what's up. It apparently scanned my system and then came up with a msg that my pc was incompatible with win 10. It gave a short one line reason which I think was "Realtek PCIe GBE disconnected from network" but I can't remember for sure. I went back to see and lo and behold, the win10 window icon was gone. Sooo, I can't check to see if that was the msg for sure. I also checked device manager and it said Realtek network adapter was working fine. Not looking for tech support - just wondering if anyone else ran into this problem

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 250u Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3835 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 943678 MB, Free - 623889 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0DPRF9
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled -- Malwarebytes updated and enabled.
 

Answer:Solved: Dell 2305 incompatible with Win 10

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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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http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?link...3&clcid=0x0409


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

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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 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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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 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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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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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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I posted this issue a while back. My hard drive is indeed dead and I would like to install a new one. I do not have an installation disk as this system (as were many others) did not ship with one and I made recovery disks. So, since the recovery disks were for the OLD hard drive, I guess I need to purchase a windows 7 or 10 OS. Also, once installed what else do I need to do: download drivers, download windows updates? I know I have to install my programs but what else. I am an average user - can you recommend a size and type for me to purchase. Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Replace hard drive Dell 2305 All-in-one

you should be able to use the recovery Disks to put the Windows system back onto the PC
so it will be like having the PC when it was first purchased

so put the new harddrive in
put the 1st DVD from the recovery set
when the PC starts , loginto the bios , which should come up on the screen how to log into the setup/bios
make sure the DVD is the first in the boot order
OR
you may just see , press any key to boot from the DVD
then you follow the onscreen instructions to install the software

theres quite a few youtube videos that show you how to do this

What windows version came with the PC ?
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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The key board or touch keyboard don't work

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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I have had 3 hard drives replaced, only to find out after the fourth the motherboard was bad. Reading some of the community information I see this is a known problem with a switch? Was there a recall? How do I get the switch?

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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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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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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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  I have a Dell Inspiron E1705 laptop (out of warranty) that will not power up. When I press the power button, the power light goes on for just a few seconds, then goes out. No fan noise, nothing on screen, nothing period. In one of the forums I read to push the Fn button while pushing the power button, then holding. When I do that, the 3 LED lights (at top, the 3 LOCK lights) go on briefly, then go out. I have removed the battery, checked it (it's fine) just used AC power, just used the battery, nothing works. I am suspecting that maybe the internal power board is fried or possibly the power button circuit board is fried. When I took it to my neighborhood computer store, it worked fine (twice!). I am at my wits end. Can someone help me? Thanks for your time.

Answer:Dell Inspiron E1705 laptop won't turn on

Define "...it worked fine".Alan <><

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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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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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hi I'm Diego, i have  new dell inspiron 5567.Is there one way for turn off monitor without screensaver?Any shortcut?Thanks

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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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My charger is good. The light indicator on the lap top is working so it's taking the charge. When I press the power button the keyboard will light up but never turns on. It's has an internal battery so I cannot perform a reset as so many post and videos suggest. Please help.

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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 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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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 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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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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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 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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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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15 month old laptop worked fine yesterday, won't start today. The screen stays black, the laptop itself completely silent. No beeps, no fan, no sound a tall. 
Green light IS on on the adapter, but no light on the front edge of the laptop. I have tried the recommended sequence of releasing static energy (remove battery, unplug from adapter, push on button for 60 seconds) and it doesn't work. I have brought it to the Microsoft Store at the mall, and they have tried multiple alternate power/adapter cords, with no success.
It sits on my desk - never travels (not to work, not to the coffee shop, not ever), never dropped, no spills. No sense of processor problems. Just won't turn on. 
I called the out of warranty line at Dell and they said I could mail it to them and for $259 they will troubleshoot and replace the motherboard and see if that helps. Whatever repairs they do will have a 90 day warranty.
So here is the question for you: At the Microsoft Store they have an exact replacement for $600. Should I: 
(A) Send off my computer for Dell repairs and hope that I get another 15 months out of it before something breaks again?
(B) Buy a new Inspiron and pay for the longest possible warranty this time? 
(C) Migrate to Mac? 

Answer:15 Month old Dell Inspiron 5758 won't turn on

Hi MDKRAUS,
When you plug in the adapter to the system, does the adapter stay firm or does it fall off easily? Does the adapter led stay on and stable or does it go off when connected to the system?
If the light on the adapter goes off when connected to the system, then you could try replacing the DC port first - this is the part you would need - http://bit.ly/2fsNKEJ
If that does not fix the issue, then the motherboard needs to be replaced. 
If the system does not power on at all and the adapter led stays stable when connected to the system, again the motherboard might be faulty and needs to be replaced.
However, there are other components that could cause this behavior as well - like the memory / HDD. Download the service manual here - http://dell.to/2fQdagd- remove the memory and HDD and see if the system powers on. If it does not, then the motherboard is at fault.
To answer your 3 part query - Personally, I would suggest you to invest your money on a new machine than to repair this system. However, whether you would want to stick with Windows OS or Mac OS based machine is your discretion.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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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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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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First of all I would like to sincerly thank Techspot memeber, Richard 1966, for saving me the cost of a new computer with his posted solution to the closed thread: 'Dell inspiron 1100 will not turn on'. I'm was so impressed with Richard 1966's solution that I was compelled to joing Techspot and post this 'thank you' and my comments. I have never posted previously so I hope I'm within Techspot protocol.

A few hours ago my Dell Inspiron 1564 would not turn on; it appeared that no AC power was getting through the power switch, my computer was 'dead'. I tried changing batteries, using the power cord without a battery, plugging the ac power cord in while holding the power button down. I tired everything to no avail.
I went shopping online (on my wife's laptop) for a new machine.
On a whim I did an internet search on 'my Dell Inspiron will not turn on' and got directed tp the Techspot thread which contained Richard 1966's solution

As Richard 1966 instructed I disassembled my failed laptop, disconnected and then reconnected the touch pad, plugged in the power cord hit the power button and bingo, my laptop came on just like it has hundreds of times before.
This procedure took me about 1 1/2 hours. I have taken apart about half a dozen laptops over my computing years.

There is obviously a weakness in the Inspirons around the Sleep/Hibernate functions and the mechanism when the laptop is closed which triggers... Read more

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1564 will not turn on solution

How would you get to the control panel to disable it if it won't turn on?
 

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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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Dell Inspiron 5558 does not turn on. There is no fan or POST beep when depressing power button. No screen illumination. I have tried to drain power from RAM and attempted to start up following power drain from Ram procedure with power adapter connected. Any help will be apprecated.

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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'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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The computer is a Windows 7 Starter Dell Inspiron Mini 1012

Talked to Dell Support and they just want me to have a Dell repairman work on it, and have it shipped in, but still wanted to see if anyone here could give me some information.

The AC adapter has been tested on other computers, and it works.
Other AC adapters have been used on the computer and hasn't worked.
The computer will not power on. When AC plugged in, no lights come on.
It randomly came on for the first time in a month a minute ago, but after started up, randomly died a few minutes later, after everyone got excited that it turned on, but hasn't been able to power on since.

I've taken out the battery, and tried to turn it on without, but still nothing happened.

Any information would be greatly appreciated, thank you for any and all help.

Answer:Issue with Inspiron Dell Mini 1012 - Won't turn on

Hi -

To me, it sounds like the charging unit, including the pins may be damaged irreversibly. Intrestringly, did it run out of the battery the last time is was fully functional - before this issue occured?

- Jon

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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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Compared to the other Dell Inspiron 5559s I have seen, and in fact compared to all laptops I have seen, this start-up time is not normal.  I don't mean how long it takes to boot to Windows.  I mean how long it takes to get it to display the Dell logo upon start-up.
There is no power light (since for some reason Dell decided it doesn't need one??), so I can never tell if I successfully turned it on or not until a good 6 seconds later when the keyboard's backlight lights up.  Then it takes another 3 seconds for the screen to turn on.  This definitely has something to do with the CMOS, or the BIOS, or something.  Everything is up-to-date, including drivers.  Please don't treat me like someone who doesn't know how to use a computer.
This has been an issue since I received the laptop in 2016.  Dell told me it's normal.  Dell was wrong.  Nothing new there.  I recently used another Dell Inspiron 15-5559 and was surprised by how responsive it was at powering on.  A function mastered on computers since computers were first made, and yet it performs badly on this 2016 model.
Any suggestions besides paying Dell a fortune?  It is not in warranty.

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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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The computer works normally while being charged but as soon as I remove the adapter, the computer shuts down. The battery displays as 100% and battery manager says it's healthy. What should I do? If I remove the battery it would void the warranty with Best Buy.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 15 7000 doesn't turn on without AC adapter

Since it's under warranty, bring the system to Best Buy for diagnosis and repair.  It could be a bad battery - or a bad mainboard;  either way the warranty will cover the repair.

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my grandfather bought me a laptop and I'm planning to use it for online college. The charger was 45w and came with the laptop,  that charger ended up bending near the charge and I had to order a new one from a company that wasn't dell. Thr new charger is a baturu 65w and the laptop is charged because the blue light is full and not yellow/orange. Now when I hit the power,  five seconds later it blinks and turns off. There is noise but no startup. I try again and nothing. I followed things online and nothing. Is it the battery?
I couldn't get a new charger straight away when it had no charge but I made sure to leave at least 15+ left of battery

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