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post #11 of 22
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Okay, I verified that the battery is charged enough to provide power. However, the laptop won't turn on now. Any ideas? I pressed the little battery icon on the battery and it showed 4 lights out of 5.
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post #12 of 22
It probably wont matter but have you tried booting into diagnostic mode? (pressing mute and power at the same time or somehting like that) . . I doubt it would make a diff though since it wont turn on at all. .

Did you get that charger yet?
 
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post #13 of 22
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Got the charger, thank you It won't turn on at all. I did press both at the same time and I got a small flash on one of the LEDs (Dunno which one it was), but I got no startup or POST.
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post #14 of 22
yea like I said...the mobos mosfets are bad...gotta get it repaired
btw the charger shuts off when you plug it in the laptop?
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post #15 of 22
Dude, you got a dell...

No seriously, My parents compaq laptop had the same problem, apparently a "laptop" isnt meant to be used on your lap according to compaq. They said the weight from the cord actually ruined the port on the mobo. Luckily it was under warrenty but they had to replace the mobo in the laptop. Sorry if this is bad news, I hope its not whats happening to you. FYI when using your laptop just make sure that cord isnt giving any extra resistance as much as possible. My lesson learned
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post #16 of 22
So let me get this straight, it wont post even after getting a new charger? Have you tried using charger only (without the battery installed)? If both chargers don't work without the battery...then IT is the mobo. Sorry.
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post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by sepheroth003 View Post
Dude, you got a dell...

No seriously, My parents compaq laptop had the same problem, apparently a "laptop" isnt meant to be used on your lap according to compaq. They said the weight from the cord actually ruined the port on the mobo. Luckily it was under warrenty but they had to replace the mobo in the laptop. Sorry if this is bad news, I hope its not whats happening to you. FYI when using your laptop just make sure that cord isnt giving any extra resistance as much as possible. My lesson learned
new mobo=$400 approx for this model (d600)
repair mobo=$195 (quoted)

unfortunately people dont know that 80-90% of mobos can be fixed without replacing...like in the case of sepheroth > thats just a small fix and doesnt need a new mobo...(DC JACK REPAIR)...since it was warranty repair no big deal

just google "laptop repair" ....Im sure there are some will give you fixed quotes
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post #18 of 22
I do the dc jack repairs for $65 including the part.
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post #19 of 22
do you do mobo repairs?
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post #20 of 22
Depends on what the problem is. What are experiencing?
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