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Old 04-03-2007, 05:55 PM   #1
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Default Laptop Problems!!

I recently went to turn on my DELL INSPIRON 5160 but it didn't turn on. I plugged it to charge it thinking that it was completely dead. I don't get a green LED light at all, its actually yellow and it doesn't stay on for long.


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Old 04-03-2007, 06:09 PM   #2
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Take the battery out and try, them reseat the battery.
Onyl idea I have
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Old 04-03-2007, 06:18 PM   #3
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yea just take out the battery and leave it to rest for a while. theres serveral other reasons why it may be doing this: faulty charger, something inside has come loose, psu is fcuked, etc...
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Are the battery contacts clean? Not sure if a hardware fault would also do this, so make sure everything is seated correctly ie the hdd and ram.
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Old 04-03-2007, 09:29 PM   #5
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Checked everything Ithat I was told , still the same. I was thinking, could it be that the battery is completely dead?
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Old 04-03-2007, 09:39 PM   #6
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it could be, but that wont stop the laptop from turning on, i can run mine completely without a battery, ive got a dell 1501, well something somewhere is thuroughly fukced up, i would imagine its the powersupply, and since you havent used it for a while the battery is dead as well, so its getting little to no power... thats my guess.. cause if it was something with the motherboard, the lights would flash in a pattern that you could look up as code and it would tell you whats wrong with the motherboard or with components inside the compueter
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dnt know if dells work like this but my compaq laptop i can run on power supply without battery in it so try that to eliminate the battery as the problem

just disconnect battery and plug mains in
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