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Dell Inspiron 15 won't power up (Resolved)

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Best Answer CalicaCJA , 21 July 2014 - 12:06 PM

Thank you everybody for your posts - the issue is now resolved. I bought a new battery off eBay for £40 which was delivered within 24 hours! I swopped the batteries over and laptop switch... Go to the full post »


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Hello stormyshewolf,

 

Be happy to help but please start your own thread and we will do so there.

 

As a starting point please do try removing the battery and then using the AC adapter to power the notebook, let us know in your own thread what happens.

 

If I move the cord around on the power supply I will get a light flash of light from the power cord, but it won't stay on.

 

 

Not a good sign.


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I have exactly the same problem with my Dell Inspiron 15-3521. No power LED, nothing. Here is what I tried: I bought a brand new battery and a new charger and tried using them but it didn't work. I also bought a new power jack harness cable and replaced it with the one attached to the motherboard, but still, no power LED, nothing... I am giving up, it is probably bad motherboard. But before I completely give up, I wanted to reply to this topic to see if there may be any other solutions to this problem. suave6565, did this "new battery" solution work for you?

Kahin,

 

I know that its been a while but I left the laptops sitting in my closet for the longest...here I am back at it again...im pretty sure most has moved on or did the same. I hate throwing away good stuff away.. I still have hopes in fixing it possibly finding a solution. Like I mentioned in my previous post, Its too coincidental that I have two Dell Inspiron 15-3521 that just gone dead.. I just cant get past that.. One was working fine then one day it stopped powering up...if I remember correctly, I think it started with the laptop not charging. It would power up but it would not charge. I thought it  was the battery so i figured its an easy fix...then one week later, I get a call that the other laptop didn't turn on. I bought both a battery and charge...both did not work both dead... I pulled it out today to see what I can do or finally give up and toss them out. Ill continue to search and post any new update regardless the outcome.


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Hi everyone!

I have the Dell 15 3521 as well and it's dead. It won't power on. This happened out of the blue in July.  I've tried the suggestions here about holding the power button and all that but one thing I did notice, the power cord light goes out when I plug it into the laptop. I've only plugged it in while the battery is in. If I move the cord around on the power supply I will get a light flash of light from the power cord, but it won't stay on. It will stay on if I don't have the laptop plugged into it though.

So do you think my battery is the culprit, my power cord, both? Should I try taking the battery out and plugging it in? Could it be the power port on the laptap and if so, is there anyway I can fix that?
 
Thank you so much for any help. I wish I would have found y'all sooner!

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Hi stormy, I have exact same issue with my Dell 3521 can you tell me what can be done further. Should i have to give it for service or how can i reslove it?
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I have a Dell laptop I can remove the battery and still boot up the PC, with that said I could also remove the AC adapter, and the laptop will boot. In my opinion, there is something that is being covered up and will show it's true colors later. In My Opinion


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I have a Dell laptop I can remove the battery and still boot up the PC, with that said I could also remove the AC adapter, and the laptop will boot. In my opinion, there is something that is being covered up and will show it's true colors later. In My Opinion

 

Are you saying that your notebook will boot up with no main power brick in place and no AC adaptor connected to the mains power?


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I have a Dell laptop I can remove the battery and still boot up the PC, with that said I could also remove the AC adapter, and the laptop will boot. In my opinion, there is something that is being covered up and will show it's true colors later. In My Opinion

 

Are you saying that your notebook will boot up with no main power brick in place and no AC adaptor connected to the mains power?

 

 

Yeah I should have fixed that I can see now. No.


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Dell inspiron 15-3521 not turning on issue: So i have a dell inspiron 15 3521, about a year ago, it started turning on, but wouldn't charge. Then, the battery completely died and it wouldn't turn on. Also, when i plugged the charger in, the light on the charger unit turned on then off. I then proceeded to buy a new battery and charging unit. It turned on perfectly and worked well, but the battery wouldnt charge, and when the battery's charge was all out, it would start up, show the windows loading screen for 30-60 seconds and then mysteriously power off. (Same result with battery+charger in) When i tried turning it on with just the charger in, the front indicator lights would turn on for a few seconds, then turn back off. I tried getting rid of the static built up by pressing the power button down for 30 seconds, but no progress. I know that the outlet is working perfectly, the battery works well, just doesnt have a charge, and has been cleaned. I think the problem is either with the laptop not accepting power (for lack of better words) or the charger not producing enough power. All help is appreciated, and needed... Thank you! :)
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