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austinr1028
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Dell Inspiron 11 won't boot

Hello

I am trying to determine fix a Dell Inspiron 11 (3147) that had a heavy object dropped on it.

It originally came to me with a cracked digitizer. I attempted to turn on the laptop to determine if the LCD was damaged as well but the laptop will not boot.

I do not see any Dell logo, and am unable to access the BIOS. The power LED will turn on, you can hear the hard drive begin to spin, and then a click (from the HDD). I have removed all external media (SD card, USB, etc) and eventually the internal HDD itself.

With all of these removed, I am still unable to get to the BIOS or see any DELL logo on the display.

This is beginning to seem like a possible motherboard issue to me, but I was wondering if anyone else had suggestions on some debugging steps to verify that is/is not the case. I'm a bit stumped because I can't even get to the BIOS, so I'm not sure what to do.

Thanks

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