Solved

dell laptop wont turn on

Posted on 2007-12-03
5
840 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
the owner of my compnay laptop will not turn on you push the power button and it acts like it is going to turn on and then just the power button is lit and that is all
0
Comment
Question by:zenworksb
5 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:richwitton
ID: 20396746
do you get anything else? beep code or something? try taking the battery out and plugging in the mains and seeing if it will turn on. if not then it sounds like a call to Dell support unless you want to start taking a screwdriver to it...
0
 
LVL 39

Accepted Solution

by:
PUNKY earned 500 total points
ID: 20396780
Try these:

- Reseat memory and hard drive
- Use only AC adapter (as noted above)
- Test battery using built-in LED testing on battery see if any issue
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:lacrewga
ID: 20396907
Physically plug in another monitor and see if you see anything during bootup...
0
 

Author Comment

by:zenworksb
ID: 20397191
ok tried resetting memory, tried resetting hard drive, tried external monitor no work any other ideas?
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:lacrewga
ID: 20397248
Hit the delete button when booting... can you see bios?
0

Featured Post

Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Advice on suitable tablet device. 13 109
HP Spare and Option Parts 1 65
Lenovo Helix Laptop: Bitlocker appears to be preventing boot 7 81
SSD pci  question 16 54
This article is an update and follow-up of my previous article:   Storage 101: common concepts in the IT enterprise storage This time, I expand on more frequently used storage concepts.
Lithium-ion batteries area cornerstone of today's portable electronic devices, and even though they are relied upon heavily, their chemistry and origin are not of common knowledge. This article is about a device on which every smartphone, laptop, an…
This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another d…
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…

776 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question