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Dell inspiron 5160 will not power up

IT was working fine, then it just shut itself off. I tried to turn it back on but now it won't turn back on. I have the power cord plugged in but sill till not start. Any thoughts of how I get it to come back on?
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xmlmagicianCommented:
it sounds that the power supply it is blown up. although it might be something as simple as the fuse in the cable but this is very rare mostly is the power supply. One easy way to find out is to turn your laptop upside down and see if the fun will turn even a little bit when you power it up or plug it in. A 5160 is a fairly old laptop so i think unfortunately gave up the ghost. I would not recommend repairing it but if you cant afford a new one then you might want to look into it...sorry for the bad news
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David KrollCommented:
Try taking the battery out, plugging in the power cord, then starting.  Does that do anything?
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newbeetocomputersAuthor Commented:
dkrollCTN:
I tried that but still will not work.  I don't think it is the power supply I check the cord and I'm getting power right to the end of the cord. Not sure what is going on.
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xmlmagicianCommented:
if you get a light in the brick (converter) then it is something in the motherboard/power supply of the laptop. Sorry but i do not think that you can avoid repairing it or buying a new one. Do you remember if you could smell burn plastic when that first happen?
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newbeetocomputersAuthor Commented:
xmlmagician:
I did not get any smelling of burning plastic.  Were is the power supply inside of the laptop?
I don't know if the cost is worth fixing?
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xmlmagicianCommented:
it is usually near the fan on the bottom of the laptop. judging from the age of the laptop if you could afford it i would suggest that you get a new one. Loads of ram if it is win 7 :)
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