1 Copper

Dell Inspiron 1300 Laptop Power Problem


Hoping someone might have come across the problem I'm having with my Dell Inspiron 1300 laptop.

When I press the power button nothing much happens: two LEDs at the front (power and hard disk) light, and the 3 caps lock, num lock, scroll lock keys flash once. Apart from that nothing - no video, no fan noise. Tried it connected to an external monitor and nothing on that either.

This is with the (dead) battery removed and only the power supply connected.

To rule out anything else I've removed the hard disk and memory but it's still the same.

I posted a video on youtube: youtube.com/watch?v=8zxtsXbzO4M

Anyone seen this before?

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8 Xenon

Re: Dell Inspiron 1300 Laptop Power Problem

You may want to try a new AC adapter, but it's most likely the mainboard is toast.


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1 Copper

Re: Dell Inspiron 1300 Laptop Power Problem

I, too, have a power problem with my Inspiron 1300.

Within the past year I replaced my AC power cord after it stopped working.  Earlier this month, after seeing the battery life-ending warning, I replaced my battery.  On the day I received the new battery, the computer powered up.  But by the next day, it would not power up.  There are no signs of life...none of the lights come on.

I have also tried a universal AC power cord we have at our home.  Stilll no life.

Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do next?

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7- Thorium

Re: Dell Inspiron 1300 Laptop Power Problem

It won't power on without the ram.

Reserve battery could be toast also.


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