Last night I went to turn on my laptop and it won't turn on.
It starts to turn on, the power light/HD light goes on, then makes a CHINK sound and shuts off and the battery light flashes. I have it always plugged into the wall.
I tried to take the back off to clean, but cannot get to the fan area to check that.
I have in the past used it on my bed a lot and it has gotten really hot, did I fry it? I really don't want to spend $150 on a new battery just to test it. Any other suggestions I can try? I did just recently move all my photos to my external HD but didn't get to my doc's yet, IF it IS dead, can I get to that info anymore or am I SOL?
Vostro 1700 just shut off last night - power adapter supply light goes out when plugged into laptop - must unplug from 120v supply to reset it - tried different power adapter and battey this morning - same problem - seems like a short of some kind - any ideas? - Thnaks.
It's the motherboard. I ran into the same problem. My friend have the same laptop and so I used his laptop to test out the hardware ...everything worked just fine except the motherboard. I bought the board from ebay and ...it's work perfectly now. I guess it's just the video card but since it's built-in Video so we need the motherboard.
Alright guys and girls here is the deal. I had a customer that had a Inspirion 1721 and I replaced almost everything on the computer including the mother board. Here was the problem...... THE PROCESSOR. Even with the new board in place I still got the boot for one second chink and battery blink. Swapped the processor with a used one laying around the shop and it booted right up. Go online and get a new one there relatively cheap used.
It seems either your charger is bad, or the motherboard (charging port attached to motherboard). First I would try another charger, maybe a friend has a dell charger? They are fairly cheap as well, 20 to 30 bucks.. But Im thinking the port on the mother board you stick the charger into may be damaged. For this you would need to buy another motherboard, or see if it is repairable by sodering the charging port back to the motherboard. Your hard drive should still be fine, you can get the files off of it by repairing the laptop, or you could even get a 2.5" hard drive usb enclosure, then plug it into another computer.
Ok, I had/have the same problem with an Inspiron 9100. I first bought a new battery and a power supply. It didn't help. I bought a new power jack and then apparently couldn't desolder the old jack because my soldering iron wasn't getting hot enough. I ordered a new motherboard and got it yesterday. I replaced it and reassambled the computer. It's doing the exact same thing. Now I'm in for about $400 in replacement parts and it's not working. I'm worried I wasted my time and money and don't want you to do the same thing.
To ....Seall Technical Compuers...we had on our shop an inspiron 1721 with the same problem, we change the procesor with a new one, same model, but the problem remain. We thing it's something with the power circuits...the power doesn't go thru...we change everything except the motherboard...don't know if the client will accept a mobo replacement. We'll keep posting.
I had a similar problem with my Dell Studio 1525 this evening... the battery lamp was on, but the computer just wouldn't turn on after a "Windows is resuming" screen... then I detached the battery and it is working, even though it took more time to load everything... hope it won't give me any additional problems, however, it was useful to find this forum, in case something goes wrong again I'll know what might be the problem :)
my dell latuide d610 light come on an goes out but when you end on you computer the light stay on an fan run but you can't turn it off is the monintor bad or is my video card bad I just got mother board from ebay an switched the ard drive an video card in the new one the owner said he tested if have problem shipped back