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Can't power Dell D610 laptop on

dovidf
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The laptop is powered by the power cable. When I press the power button, the uppercase letter function light blinks and the round apple like symbol turns on briefly. Very shortly after this, it powers itself off.

I have removed the battery and held the power key for 30 seconds and it did not help.

I have tried to eject the cd drive while the light was blinking but it did not respond.

How do I get it to stay on?
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Commented:
Is the dc in jack broken? apply a little force to the plug while its plugged in and power up. i see this happen alot, which of course will cause the battery to drain and prevent the laptop from powering
Hendrik WieseInformation Security Manager

Commented:
Have you tried it like this:

1. Remove the battery (DO NOT PUT IT BACK IN)
2. Now ensure that your power cable is plugged in
3. And try to switch it back on

This should tell us if the battery is causing this.
dovidfCEO

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Commented:
Nothing appears to be broken or loose. Holding it in didn't help
dovidfCEO

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Commented:
Removing the battery made no difference.
Commented:
the mobo may be fried... try removing ram and powering, see if you get some post beeps
To me, it sounds like system overheated (fan or heatsink malfunction) or the motherboard is faulty.

You should contact Dell Technical Support for further assistance.
dovidfCEO

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Commented:
I assume that a CMOS failure wouldn't look like this.

Commented:
Check your RAM. Try reseating the modules. Replace it or try starting the computer using 1 memory module at a time in different slots.
Flashing caps lock key usually indicates a motherboard failure,
dovidfCEO

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Not worth putting any more effort into this machine for this user at this point.

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