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dell laptop won't boot

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by carl, Aug 11, 2003.

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  1. carl

    carl Guest

    I have a dell CPX laptop which was working fine. Now the laptop won't boot.
    Not beeps, no noises, no lcd light. The only thing I notice is that the the
    green light on the ac power brick fades out when I try to power up the
    laptop. I am assuming that this may be some type of short, but don't want to
    rule out any other possibilities. Does anyone out there have any experience
    with this type of thing. Thanks in advance, this newsgroup has been very
    helpful to me.
  2. carl

    carl Guest

    I have also borrowed another adapter from a friend. The same thing occurs so
    I am assuming the problem does not lie in the adapter.
  3. I would have the battery checked out, noticed on a few laptops that is the
    battery is dead they will not fire up from the power adaptor. Try it with
    the battery out.
  4. JM

    JM Guest

    Hi Carl,

    I had the same problem with a Dell laptop, and it turned out in my case to
    be a cooked CPU. I also guessed the fading light on the PSU indicates a
    short somewhere in the laptop, it stopped dimming once I replaced the CPU
    (and booted up as well :) Luckily parts for Dell laptops are quite
    plentiful on eBay, most of the time.

    Hope this helps.
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