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Hello!

Not sure if this is the right place to write , but it's associated with a laptop.


I have Dell Vostro 3750 with Intel® CoreTM i5 (2410M) , NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 525M (128-bit), 1GB Graphics and built in graphics version , other components are same for Vostros 3750 that don't have i5 or gt525m.


So , my problem :


It has happened 5 times now in ~1 month. I take my laptop , put it in my lap , open , press on/start button , but it doesn't do anything , no lights , no sounds , like turned off . I kept pressing on button , but nothing happened. Then , I took out battery for like 3 minutes , placed it back in , and then it started. It also didn't start when I had battery out but plugged in ummm '' wall thingy '' - direct electricity?.

When I finish my work with it , I place it back into laptop umm bag , the battery is upwards , and the umm front??? is downwards

Battery
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umm , place where you start to open lid/screen
floor

[ it's in a laptop bag ]


What could be the problem ? It's not that annoying , but maybe something is like ''dieing '' ? I have warranty from this moment ~35 months , but if I take it to warranty , I know they will have it for like a month , maybe even more. So , any explanations why is this happening ?
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I'm not sure of what exactly could cause this , but heres how I would try to debug it. Taking the battery out for a few minutes is equivalent to having to unplug a desktop PC before you start it. This indicates a power regulation issue like the PSU or motherboard capacitors that need to drain, other motherboard issue, corrupted BIOS, or something as simple as bad shutdown (OS fault). Try to isolate if the problem occurs only (for example) when the laptop hibernates or shuts down, if it happens when it turns itself off by software power saving or when you command it yourself, if the battery is full or empty - a pattern should emerge and the problem will be easier to solve.
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I'm not sure of what exactly could cause this , but heres how I would try to debug it. Taking the battery out for a few minutes is equivalent to having to unplug a desktop PC before you start it. This indicates a power regulation issue like the PSU or motherboard capacitors that need to drain, other motherboard issue, corrupted BIOS, or something as simple as bad shutdown (OS fault). Try to isolate if the problem occurs only (for example) when the laptop hibernates or shuts down, if it happens when it turns itself off by software power saving or when you command it yourself, if the battery is full or empty - a pattern should emerge and the problem will be easier to solve.

I am sorry , but I do not understand

I turn it off myself , no power saving nothin like that. Then , sometimes , like now when I turned it on , it didn't start , took out battery for 2 minutes , wiggled it around , put it back in , and it started. Also , didin't start when just plugged in without battery , but now when I plug in power , and take battery out it works.
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