Dell just died
Posted 16 October 2011 - 02:20 PM
Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:56 PM
Try unplugging the power cord and removing the battery. Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds.
Plug the power cord in but leave the battery out.
Does it power up?
If yes, do a normal shutdown then install the battery and try it again. If it works great. If not the then repeat above and run on line power until you can replace the battery.
If this does not work then you will need to take it to a reputable repair shop to have it looked at. More than likely the system board (mother board) will need to be replaced. This can cost you $150+, depending on the cost of the board and installation charges, unless you feel capable of doing the work yourself. It's not a simple job as laptops are a PITA to disassemble. If you can find a step by step guide, many of which are available, it's easier.
Posted 22 October 2011 - 02:50 PM
Thanks so much... Bry
Posted 22 October 2011 - 06:24 PM
Posted 25 October 2011 - 09:15 AM
Thanks for everything, regards, Bryan
Posted 25 October 2011 - 07:47 PM
Need the exact model number to be able to look for instructions on replacing the motherboard.
Hmmm, I wonder if the problem could be with the power adapter? You can check the output with a voltmeter, usually around 19V DC. If not output then replace the adapter. If you do have good output then all that's left is the motherboard.
Posted 05 November 2011 - 02:59 PM
Posted 22 November 2011 - 02:09 PM
Took the computer to a place recommended to me. The guy kept it over night and then charged me 100 pesos to tell me, 'somethings broken inside'! Well thanks for that...
I have a lead on another repair facility so I'll try there... wish me luck!
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