This laptop is around 2 years old and has been handled well ( never dropped, but not handled like a delicate instrument)
It belongs to my Niece, who just left for boot camp and asked me to fix it for her return.
It will not show any signs of life.
The charger works fine,
The battery holds a charge.
When I plug a charger into the computer, the led ON the charger goes out until I unplug it from the laptop.
I have 2 other Dell Laptops that I have used as test subjects, with their own functional chargers and batteries.
I tried battery and charger from a Dell 1545, with the same dead results.
I also have an Inspiron 4010 with a compatible charger.
This being said, I started doing exhaustive research online and found a few sites saying the power board was going to be
the culprit. I ordered a new one and changed it. The operation was much easier than I was led to believe, and other than a single
screw that I missed, dead center of the keyboard, I had no problems with disassembly or reassembly.
BUT, again, no love. It is still completely unresponsive.
No sounds, no lights.
In my current research, I have notice a few posts saying that Dell has inherent problems with the MOBO and soldier dots becoming dislodged,
but I'm no expert and do not know where to look for something like that.
Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks in advance