But no matter what we do, it won't come on. Take you laptop to a local repair shop and ask him to resolder the circuit. Everything was working beautifully and then my son got on it and it kept freezing up. After I replaced the power switch but it did not fix the problem. Refitted battery, switched on- perfect ever since. We are a dell shop and I've had several laptops die out this way.
Either try your cord in another device, or try another devices cord in your laptop. One question, when you left your Dell for 24 hours without the battery, did you unplug it from the charger as well? Never ever use them, no matter what they claim they can do. The only bright side I can think of regarding this dead laptop is my son now has a new target to shoot with his airsoft guns! At over 2 years these are often dead and gone. My laptop is 6 years old,same battery, cmos battery i changed it before 2 years. In itself, this should be enough to convince non-believers. Anyone knows a suggestion of what can i do so i found the problem? I own an Alienware M18x and so far it has done fine but the design and materials are very different from the Inspiron line.
If there is resistance replace them. Best of luck replacing the motherboard if you're doing it yourself. The fan won't start the drive is fine and have tried different ram in the computer. If it works then, the cord is probably the issue. I saw that my charger light blinks when i put it in the socket.
Steve, I'm having the same problem as above. I know enough to open up the computer, but I am afraid to mess with the power supply or power switch board. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Hi, The fact that you heard a pop and a crackling sound that could be an indication that something might have short circuited inside the laptop. .
This should not be damaged in any way. If so, please count and let us know how many you heard. 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. 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. I didn't have time to look at it right then, so he did a proper shut down thinking that may resolve the issue.
Quote from Phantom010 You should avoid Registry Cleaners, Boosters, Optimizers, TuneUp Utilities. Also check if power charger pin is properly fitting into charging unit of board. Hopefully we can help to resolve the problem. Yes, many machines only require 10 or 15 seconds but this reset instruction is generic and I've found people hold the button for 9 or 14 seconds so let's write the full minute. It will stay on if I don't have the laptop plugged into it though. My dell dimension 4500 was accidentally turned off at the power strip and now won't start with the power button.
I then proceeded to buy a new battery and charging unit. Plug in the power to the laptop and to the wall. I looked at the rectangular box on the cord and I assume this is the battery? You may also want to try charging it when the device is off, rather than on. If the computer and the power light are not turned on when you press the power button, adequate power may not be available to the computer. Bob Thnxxx a lot for your reply. No lights came on at all. Anyone know what the cause is? If your system is less than 1 year old then the likelihood is that it has a warranty that we can use to repair this.
It would power up but it would not charge. Now put the battery back in. For example in analogic electrical like amplifiers if something gets fried it has smell like something burnt. I am giving up, it is probably bad motherboard. Do you hear any beeps from the system? I am not computer illiterate, but not an expert either. Remove all connections to the laptop. I connected to the charger but still there was no response.
Yeah, i am sure its worth it to have it. Doesnt happen in computers the same? Sounds like you're losing your motherboard. Others, offer this won't make a difference. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. I thought it was the battery so i figured its an easy fix. No light from my laptop open. No cleaning of ground pins.