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Any idea what happened to my laptop?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by JGjo, Aug 8, 2009.

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  1. JGjo

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    I've tried to do a search for this, but I can't seem to find anything that matches exactly what happened to my Dell.

    I had a Dell Inspiron 1501 or something like that and I was on it one minute and then I went back a few minutes later and it was dead. My charger wasn't plugged in and for the life of me I can't remember if the battery was low or if it just went out on its own.

    Anyway, I went to plug up the charger and the green light wouldn't come on to let me know it was charging (on the charger itself) and it wasn't doing anything to my laptop. I unplugged it from that outlet and plugged it up in another and the green light came on. I figured it was the outlet, so I brought my laptop to where the light came on and as soon I hooked up the charger to the laptop, the green light went out.

    I brought it to Best Buy b/c they said they could test it out before buying a new charger so I wouldn't waste $100+ if it wasn't that to begin with. Of course, it didn't come on. It did the same exact thing. They said it's most likely the motherboard and not even worth trying to get it fixed.

    Thank God for my external hard drive with ALL my stuff on it, but there were very few things I didn't save and it'd be nice if I could get the Dell to come back on so I can get them.

    Has anyone heard of this happening and if so, is it even worth me paying someone to try and salvage it? Any idea on how to make sure it doesn't happen to my new laptop?

    Thanks, in advance!
     
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  3. JGjo

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    Thanks so much! See, I didn't even know what to look up, so you helped me a lot. I'm in an idiot when it comes to computers ;)
     
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