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Laptop not turning on,

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  1. Ella_macintosh

    Ella_macintosh Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    I was just using my laptop and than left it on charge, when I came back to it the screen was blank, so I thought it had gone off. Now it does not turn on, and when I plug the charger into the laptop the power light on the charger goes off. however if it is not plugged into the laptop than its fine. Could anyone advise me on what to do? Is it my laptop or my charger thats the problem?

    I have a Dell XPS, M1330, windows vista ultimate.

    really hope someone can help, I need my laptop!
     
  2. Gr3iz

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    Try removing the battery and then plug in the charger/adapter.
     
  3. Ella_macintosh

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    Still does not work, what I find weird is that when I plug the charger into the socket, the power light comes on, and its all fine. As soon as I plug it into the laptop the light goes off.

    does anyone have an explanation for this?
     
  4. Gr3iz

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    It sounds like the adapter could be bad. It powers the light, which doesn't take much, but cannot supply enough current to power up the laptop.

    Does the light go out as soon as you plug it in to the laptop? With no battery and without trying to power up? It is possible that the laptop main board is toast.

    Do you have a friend with a laptop that might use a similar adapter? It doesn't have to be the same make/model. As long as the plug fits and the voltage and current ratings are similar.
     
  5. Ella_macintosh

    Ella_macintosh Thread Starter

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    Yes that what happens, I also spoke to dell and they said that the motherboard need changing! So I guess your right about it being 'toast'.

    only thing is my warranty has run out now, so its going to be expensive to replace, and dell wont replace it!
     
  6. Gr3iz

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    Search the Internet for that part. Do you have someone that can replace it for you? It's not for beginners!

    Alternatively, you can sell it as is, or for parts. Perhaps eBay? The LCD is worth a few bucks.
     
  7. Ella_macintosh

    Ella_macintosh Thread Starter

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    No I don't know anyone that can 'fix' it for me, I am just going to have to pay and get it fixed as I have my work saved on it!

    thanks for you help though.
     
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