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Dell Inspiron 2200 Laptop


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For2kRunr

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While using her Dell Inspiron 2200 laptop, my wife did a normal shutdown. However, when she attemped to power-up again, she pushed the power button, had a green light appear but the screen never came up. She attempted to start the computer a few more times without any luck. (not sure if she ever got it to power off before attempting to power up). Eventually, it did power up correctly and she could continue working.

My suggestion, if it happens again, was to hold the power button for 10 seconds to make sure it powered down, wait another 10 - 15 seconds then attempt to power back up.

Am I on the right track and have other laptops had similar issues.

Martin :tazz:
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Hi Martin.

Was the laptop plugged into the mains at the time?

The only reason i ask is that i sometimes have this problem, and it only ever occurs when it is plugged in.

To deal with it, i just unplug the lead from the side of the laptop and plug it straight back in. Power button then works every time.

Hope this helps.

Dave
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Dave,

I believe she did have the power cord plugged in. Then she said tried without the power cord, still didn't work. I guess when she plugged the cord back in it must have reset something.

Thanks for the suggestion, I'll relay it to my wife.

Martin
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