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I charged the new battery in my buddies laptop (he has a C600) and it charged fine in his. You have a Dell. | | The power supply is broken. Thankls a lot! Please take notice of the location of the locking tab and the notch on the socket of the motherboard, this will only connect one way as it is keyed. Check This Out

SHOW ME NOW CNET © CBS Interactive Inc.  /  All Rights Reserved. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Batteries? It would be great if this motherboard/ac or whatever problem can be solved without costing me an arm and a leg (as I am spending that arm and leg on gas) Don't leave them shorted as that will not work, they need a momentary pulse. :) , or if your handy with a multimeter check the switch for continuity when disconnected from http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19351261

Do I have a completely different disaster than is being discussed here? my laptop used to hold a decent charge ~2 hrs and then suddenly it went tos**t and says i have 30 minutes adn that is at 90% capacity. This thread is now locked and can not be replied to. If the PSU is working properly the case fans, optical drives, hdds, and LEDs should power up and remain on.

Either way call Dell and get a new adapter. The only sign o f life isthe green led on the motherboardThanks For your help Share Flag This conversation is currently closed to new comments. 15 total posts (Page 1 of Proper precautions should also be taken to prevent electrostatic discharges (ESDs) within the case of the computer. Also, see "Power Problems" in your computer Owner's Manual.Glad to hear you got it resolved.VAPCMD Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Quick Fix 90% successful.

I can't turn it off but it doesn't seem to be turning on either, there is a blue light on the lcd screen near the power button and my laptop is joelseph View Public Profile Send a private message to joelseph Find More Posts by joelseph Mudkips Banned (02-25-2010, 08:11 PM) Quote #18 Originally Posted by joelseph He has a desktop, not Call dell, and you have a one year extra warrenty and is covered but it will be a depot send in, so a few weeks to fix. you could try here The physical size of your PSU, some are hard to replace due to being a non standard size.2.

Leona Rugburns Dec 02, 2010, 12:29pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse Private Message - Add to Buddy List >>Re: Powering problem with Dell Inspiron 5150I too have had Whatever you do, do not dismantle the power supply. No lights, no fans, no sounds whatsoever. It could be a dead inverter, or worse, a dead LCD screen.

This is in contrast to a state in which the LCD is powered on, and every pixel on the screen is set to block(turned off, in this case you can still http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forum/helproom-1/dell-dimension-5150-will-not-start-all-317549/ Not something you should do if you don't know what you're doing. When the power light blinks orange, there's about a 95% chance your power supply is dead or dying. The key question is do you perceive your laptop to be booting but not showing anything on the screen, or do you think its hung.

I have used a voltmeter to check the power supply, and it is putting out the required voltage, and the battery was holding its charge when the system was still working. his comment is here Look at the M'Board for any signs of Damage.Things like Budging or leaking Capacitors particularly those Electronic Capacitors around the CPU. Their troubleshooting guide says to check front panel connections, power supply connections, wall outlet connection, power cable. Plugged it back into the motherboard and no dice!

When it's under battery power only is starts discharging normally and when you plug the AC adapter in the screen brightens up normally. You said "blue light on lcd screen near the power button" do you mean, "blue L.E.D." if so that might be a blue tooth/wireless indicator. Now it's not under warrenty anymore. this contact form I refused to believe it was the motherboard, so I still swapped in another PSU and when I did, BAM, it worked.

Keep it in the forums, so everyone benefitsBecome a BleepingComputer fan: Facebook and Twitter Back to top #3 bryan868 bryan868 Topic Starter Members 2 posts OFFLINE Local time:03:22 PM Posted a quick double check of the old supply plugged in reaveals no charging light or flashing orange. I did some research and read something about USB pins.

I refused to believe it was the motherboard, so I still swapped in another PSU and when I did, BAM, it worked.

On checking there was no memory installed. A Dell engineer said it was the Motherboard, tried that, no joy Someone else said the Switch, Tried that, NO Joy The charger says it is charging but !!! After I installed two 1 GB Ram cards into the Dell 5150, I ran into the problem of the 7 second bootup with one light flashing, and then the unit would As for the cause, I'd just short the two power pins on the case (the low voltage ones from the motherboard to the case power / reset buttons!) to determine if

One thing you can do to try to revive it temporarily is this: 1) Unplug the PC, and then hold in the power button for 5 seconds to drain any power Also the new hardware may operating at different wattage then the system board can handle cause the PC not to boot. The AC adaptor light is on, green. navigate here It also won't system restore when I select it, it stays on the progress bar for a while and then stops and gives me the message: The creation of a shadow

Some people seem to have problems with the reed switch which is connected via that plug. Your search skills suck. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites ReinforcedPanda 4 Member Members 4 303 posts Posted December 4, 2009 Did you check to see if the power button Plugged it in and hit the power button, nothing happens.

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I had to work really hard to get the processor unstuck from the fan heatsink and put it back in with new electrical grease. Buy an external battery charger of some sort... I worked with Dell Tech support. CNET Reviews Best Products Appliances Audio Cameras Cars Networking Desktops Drones Headphones Laptops Phones Printers Software Smart Home Tablets TVs Virtual Reality Wearable Tech Web Hosting Forums News Apple Computers Deals

Sometimes applying torsional force on laptop and pressing the laptop it near the power button makes contact temporarily, and laptop can get power, the mild bending of the motherboard aids contact, Hex View Public Profile Send a private message to Hex Visit Hex's homepage! Have you got any tips for what is wrong with it, I'd really appreciate your advice Reply Report X- Aug 20, 2008 10:04AM This is most probably a hardware issue. Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other usersIllegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal contentOffensive: Sexually explicit or offensive languageSpam: Advertisements or commercial links Submit report Cancel report Track this discussion

Site Changelog Community Forum Software by IP.Board Sign In Use Facebook Use Twitter Need an account? I'm not sure about the exact type of CMOS battery. For whatever reason it worked but it dont always i just couldnt think of anything else to try so i said what the hell. Can you tell me what you ended up doing?