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I have a dell laptop of a friends that i am trying to fix. heres the problem even when plugged in it will not boot up. when i pres the power button the buttons light up (not the screen) for like 3 seconds then shut off? any ideas? any tests i can do??? thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 6
is the battery charged?
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post #3 of 6
try taking out the battery and turning on just from AC power. do the lights flash at all? check if they are throwing some sort of error code.
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post #4 of 6
Call dell tech support?
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post #5 of 6
un hook the hdd and plug it back in. take out the batt try to power up the system. also what kind of dell is it?
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post #6 of 6
Press the Function key + Power button to turn it on, and then run the PBE diagnostics. See what that tells you. Most errors can be detected in the pre-boot tests.
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