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Inspiron 1501 Does Not Turn On

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by q11w1e1r1t1, Apr 24, 2011.

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  1. q11w1e1r1t1

    q11w1e1r1t1 Thread Starter

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    My Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop, which is about four years old, won't turn on. I was away for 10 days and left it off and unplugged. The battery has been dead for about a year, so it always has to be plugged in when I use it. When I plug in the adaptor to the wall, the light indicating activity turns green, but when I connect it to the laptop, the light goes off and nothing happens to the laptop. I've tried using different adaptors and different batteries (that work) and the result is always the same.

    If it matters, the computer runs windows vista, and has had some issues with graphics in the past.

    Anyone know how to fix this? I really need to get information from the computer. Thanks!
     
  2. raybro

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    Have you tried removing the battery and trying to power up on the AC adapter only?

    Raybro
     
  3. q11w1e1r1t1

    q11w1e1r1t1 Thread Starter

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    Just tried that, and the result was the same. The power light on the adaptor turned off, and nothing happened to the laptop
     
  4. raybro

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    If you have one available, I suggest you try another AC Adapter. If that fails, its likely the fault lies in the mainboard.

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