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Dell Inspiron 600m fell off, and cann't power up anymore

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I accidentally fell down my two and a half Dell Inspiron 600m laptop to the ground. Now it cannot power up, no matter how hard I punch on it. While the laptop is out of waranty now, I do not want to spend $200 to call Dell to help me fix it.

Does anybody have a clue what's the problem with my laptop? Can I fix the problem with myself easily? Many thanks.
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Question by:summer_soccer
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nobus earned 25 total points
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try to open it, and inspect all connectors, and cables
also check if cpu and heatsink are well seated
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by:Horn E. Towed
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Punching the laptop will not solve anything.

Check the battery to if it is properly seated.
Go to your local computer store & have them check the battery to see if it is functional.
I assume that the AC power adapter was not damaged & works? Have someone put a multimeter on it to see.

If the battery is good but absolutely nothing happens when you try to power up the laptop (no lights , no noise, ....nothing) you have, most likely killed your laptop.
The repair shop could give you an estimate for repairs.
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by:jamietoner
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Heres the service manual for the system, open it and inspect the motherboard for damage and reseat connections as nobus suggested. Only open  the laptop if you feel comfortable working on it, it is possible to damage it even further(if punching already hasn't) but there is a good chance that the laptop is now a paperweight.
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins600m/en/sm/index.htm
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by:JohnBPrice
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I had a problem with a Dell D800 Latitude where the connector to the power switch came loose, and couldn't power up with the power button.

Removing the power switch panel is not difficult, it just pops out.  Follow the directions.  Make sure the screen is all the way back because it blocks the hinge covers (at least on a D800).
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