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Inspiron 15R won't turn on, led lights still work

Inspiron 15R 5537

A week or so previously I had a notification saying the battery had an error and needed to be replaced. The laptop would still work if it was plugged in. However, now when I press the start button only the led lights come on. One white to say its powered on and the flashing red to indicate the battery needs to be replaced. Nothing else works, the screen is blank and the fan isn't on. 

I don't want to buy a new battery before I know the issue 

Any help would be greatly appreciated 



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Re: Inspiron 15R won't turn on, led lights still work

Have you tried another ac adapter? It is very possible that not only the battery but also the adapter need to be replaced. Jave you tried resetting the system? Unplug the adapter. Then remove the battery. Hold down the power button for 30 seconds then connect everything back up again.

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