Laptop dead - no powering up at all

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Alison556 Posts 2 Registration date Saturday July 5, 2014 Status Member Last seen July 5, 2014 - Jul 5, 2014 at 03:47 PM
Alison556 Posts 2 Registration date Saturday July 5, 2014 Status Member Last seen July 5, 2014 - Jul 5, 2014 at 06:35 PM
My niece has a Dell Latitude D630 laptop. It recently died a death - all we were getting was the power light coming on for a second or two, battery charging light for a second or two and then absolutely nothing - it doesn't boot up, beep or anything.


I tried two different power cables, tried both with and without battery and I swapped out the RAM to see if it was that.

I got a manufacturer refurbished motherboard and replaced it and hoped that would fix the problem - but it hasn't. It's exactly the same.

Anyone got any ideas? Could it be the CPU?

The refurbished motherboard does have a warranty, but I don't know if it's a faulty motherboard or if it's something else.

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Ambucias Posts 47359 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,238
Jul 5, 2014 at 04:29 PM
Hello,

If you don't even hear the fan running, my educated guess is that it is a CPU issue.
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Alison556 Posts 2 Registration date Saturday July 5, 2014 Status Member Last seen July 5, 2014
Jul 5, 2014 at 06:35 PM
Thank you. I was wondering if that's what it was. Would a dead cpu prevent it from powering up at all?
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