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Dell studio 1537 power problem

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Laptop charges fine but will not turn on. I know these models are known for wiring breaking off small circuit board for power button but it looks perfect. Tried using button on small circuit board but nothing. Any ideas?

Is it possible the MB is bad even though it charges fine?
post #2 of 7
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Anyone?
post #3 of 7
Pull the battery and unplug it and hold in the power button for 15 seconds. Then plug it back in and see if that fixes it.
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post #4 of 7
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It did not
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Here below are possible causes and troubleshooting steps of laptop that can't power on, hope it may help:
Possible causes:

1. Dell Studio 1537 AC adapter failure.
2. Dell Studio 1537 Power jack failure.
3. Dell Studio 1537 Motherboard failure.

Possible troubleshooting steps and repair solutions:
1. Test the AC adapter with a digital multimeter. It's possible that you have a failed AC adapter. If you don't have a multimeter, test your laptop with another known good AC adapter.

2.It's possible that power jack (socket where you plug the AC adapter) is broken. Remove the motherboard and take a closer look at the power jack. In some cases you can fix the jack by resoldering it on the motherboard. In other cases you have to replace the jack with a new one. Using a multimeter, test if the power goes to the motherboard through the jack.

3. If replacing the AC power adapter and jack on the motherboard doesn't help, most likely you have a bad motherboard. Replace the motherboard.
post #6 of 7
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Thanks ill take a look at power jack on board but odd that it charges perfectly. I'll prolly end up buying used board off eBay. I'll post up my findings
post #7 of 7
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Ended up being something with the power button cable on side of LCD. Bought busted one on eBay and replaced trim with button that goes around LCD. All working now smile.gif
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