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brad6417
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Inspiron 5100

When I press the power button all my laptop does is fashes the lights flash. Does that mean my motherboard is fried or is there another problem?
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ejn63
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Re: Inspiron 5100

If the lights are flashing in rapid sequence, yes, the mainboard is faulty.
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brad6417
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Re: Inspiron 5100

The lights only fash once

 

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ejn63
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Re: Inspiron 5100

Reseat the RAM, battery, drives, and any cards. Check the AC adapter to make sure the LED comes on. If it does, it's good. If it goes out on plugging in the notebook end and/or the system still won't power up, the system board is faulty.
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brad6417
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Re: Inspiron 5100

I just read a document stating to remove all the CRUs (CRU's include: hard drives, floppy drives, CD drives, PC Cards, battery, and memory.) I don’t know how to remove the CD/DVD ROM so I left it in. I plugged the adapter in and without the battery it didn’t do anything so I put it in while the AC adapter is plugged in and it started to blink as if it were charging.

 

 

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brad6417
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Re: Inspiron 5100

I'll leave it alone for a while and see what this does than I will try what you recommend. Wait, is that the same thing it’s saying, it just said to remove not reseat?   

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brad6417
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Re: Inspiron 5100

The light that was flashing is now steady. The light is for my battery.
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brad6417
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Re: Inspiron 5100

The light stayed on all night but it still won't start. The lights won't even come on after I press the power button or when I take the battery out.

 

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ejn63
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Re: Inspiron 5100

Assuming the AC adapter is OK, the mainboard needs to be replaced.
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brad6417
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Re: Inspiron 5100

The AC adapter  was very loose than it was made to rigged so it wouldn't keep loosing it's connection.
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