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Old 05-13-2006, 08:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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It won't turn on, disconnected battery, put it back on, even with power chord, the laptop won't turn on, only 1.5 years old, DELL 700m,

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I am thinking a dead hard drive??
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do you get anything? like do you see anything on the screen? Even with a dead hdd you will still see something on the screen
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nothing at all, it won't turn on period, dead, won't boot up at all.
And I have an exam tuesday, all my notes are in there...
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sounds like the battery is fried
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but i plugged in the power chord, and still nothing
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nevermind i just realized what happened, power chord wasn't all the way in, stupid me!
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thanks by the way for your help
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that dont mean nothing, it might be completely dead...
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ok, qucik fix. See, if the battery has no juice, you get nothing, so thats why I said the battery
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no, it's not the battery.
1. It could be the power cord.. Does the power block still heat up a little when you leave it plugged in for a while? You can try getting someone else's power cord (make sure it has the same wattage, amperage, voltage and connector!!!)
2. Could be the power switch. Try pushing it from different angles or something, see if it's broken.
3. Smell around, especially the vents and the power block, see if you can smell any electrical burn.
4. Try pushing and holding down the power switch for 5 seconds.

If all fails, you can always take out the hard drive (should have instructions on how to dismatle it with the dell packaging) and plug it into a friend's computer, or your desktop if you have one to retrieve your notes.

Let me know what works.
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Its fixed, he said the powercord wasnt in all the way resulting in a dead or not fully charged battery
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