Dell Latitude CPi Troubleshooting

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GeekDude16

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Dell Latitude CPi laptop. Worked fine earlier, knocked it off a monitor it was sitting on and now it doesn't work, go figure. It was off and closed when it fell. The biggest clue I have is this: When I hit the power button, the light comes on, screen stays black, but as soon as the battery charge light comes on (blinks periodically to let you know battery's charging) the light goes off. Nothing on the screen. When I try to turn it on without being plugged in, the power light blinks and screen still black. I've been working on this laptop for a while, and would like to get it working again. anyone have any ideas? I'd be happy to give any more information if needed.
 

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Understood.......

Have you tried it just on the battery?
 

GeekDude16

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yes, without being plugged in it stays on, but the power light just blinks every few seconds. No activity otherwise. no hard drive light, no screen
 

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OK, Have you taken the battery out and re seated it and if the Hard drive is accessible re-seat that as well. But I think something has got broken.

Can you get into Bios

here are the usual keys for entering Bios to press on startup.

  • {Delete} (modern Award and AMI BIOSes)
  • {F2} (modern Phoenix BIOSes)
  • {Ctrl}+{Alt}+{Esc}
  • {Ctrl}+{Esc}
  • {Alt}+{Esc}
  • {Ctrl}+{Alt}+{S}
  • {F1}
 

GeekDude16

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reseated both, that seams to have worked.... I'll post more if anything weird happens. Looks like I got lucky though. No more leaving the laptop on insecure platforms =)
 
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