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My dell laptop will not turn on. The charger lights up but the laptop lights do not come on and it will not turn on. what could be the problem?

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First, remove any external device as well as the ac adapter and the battery. while the ac adapter and battery is out, press and hold the power button for about 15seconds. then reconnect any power source and turn on the system. if it still doesnt turn on, remove memory, expansion cards, hard drive and optical drive then turn on the system. if it's still not turning on, the motherboard is faulty. but if it do turned on, reconnect the removed components one by one so you will determine which component is causing the issue. hope it'll help. good day. =)

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sounds like the laptop has a motherboard fault, dell laptops need to be run from dell chargers only and at correct voltage and correct amps output. the information is normally provided on lable on the base of the laptop, universal chargers do not normally work on dell laptops, would suggest you try and use original dell charger .

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I have a dell inspiron 1545. i have the charger plugged in but a red light is flashin on my laptop. this light then turns white and immediately red again.if i remove the charger the laptop just switches...


Probably battery, although that should be orange not red..
Remove battery and try it on AC alone, if that works, it was a damaged battery halting the process
If it does not, check the charger's tightness in the charging port, if sloppy or loose, this will need replacing.

Some Dell's are VERY picky about the charger, if not the exact model specified, they will not charge the battery

If none of the above, remove battery and test with another Dell charger of the same spec, if this also fails to work and you are sure the light is red, you have a problem with the motherboard. Commonly the charger power board fails on these.

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I have a dell inspiron 1545. i have the charger plugged in but a red light is flashin on my laptop. this light then turns white and immediately red again.if i remove the charger the laptop just switches...


take the battery out and try powering on your computer only with the power cord plugged in
if the computer turns on then
this is the problem with the battery
you need to replace the battery
Thank you

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Motherboard is bad that's why the ac adapter light will turn off ,possible short ciruit on the board. you need to have a replacement for it. Call dell tech support for repair.

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My Dell 1501 laptop turns off as soon as the charger is connected


Sounds like you have a multiple problem going on here honestly. If you have a constant light on your charger even when its completely disconnected from the wall outlet then your charger is bad for sure, cause the light shouldn't come on unless the charger is hooked up to power.

Your battery maybe shorting out the laptop which is why it needs to be taken out for a bit before the laptop will turn on.

My suggestion would be to try a known good working charger on your laptop to make sure it turns on properly and stays on without the battery hooked up.

Then if your laptop stays on for a while then with the laptop on and the charger hooked up, connect the battery again and see if the laptop will charge up the battery to 100%. If it does then disconnect the charger and see if the laptop stays on with just the battery hooked up. It could be that the battery is drained beyond 0% and just needs a good charging. If you can't charge up the battery or the laptop still turns off to where you have to take out the battery to get the laptop to turn on then the battery is bad and would have to be replaced.


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I'm using a universal battery charger and my


did you have a look at the sticker under laptop to see what voltage it was then set the charger to this,, if to setting is to low it will do this but if to high it could damage the laptop ,, you will find that it set to low or the other problem is most dells wont run via uni chargers unless the charger states it because dell like to use there own parts made by them unlike other makes

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Try to turn off the computer and remove the battery from the bottom of the notebook. Turn on the computer with just the charger plugged in. If it doesnt turn on. you may have a bad power port.

If it has no power/charging issue since that happened except that the indicator light doesnt turn on when you plug in the charger, you may just need a bios update. Click here. That's the bios update for the inspiron 2200 from dell's website. You should have at least 30% charge on the battery and the ac adapter should be plugged in so you can run it. The computer will restart and will come back normally after this. I'd suggest that you backup your files before running this.

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Maybe that is why Dell makes an external battery charger.

It may be the ac power adapter (BRICK) is not putting out the required voltage/amps.

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