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Dell Inspiron 15 3521 will not turn on, with charger in, and lights just flash on and off

So i have a dell inspiron 15 3521, about a year ago, it started turning on, but wouldn't charge. Then, the battery completely died and it wouldn't turn on. Also, when i plugged the charger in, the light on the charger unit turned on then off. I then proceeded to buy a new battery and charging unit. It turned on perfectly and worked well, but the battery wouldnt charge, and when the battery's charge was all out, it would start up, show the windows loading screen for 30-60 seconds and then mysteriously power off. (Same result with battery+charger in) When i tried turning it on with just the charger in, the front indicator lights would turn on for a few seconds, then turn back off. I tried getting rid of the static built up by pressing the power button down for 30 seconds, but no progress. I know that the outlet is working perfectly, the battery works well, just doesnt have a charge, and has been cleaned. I think the problem is either with the laptop not accepting power (for lack of better words) or the charger not producing enough power. All help is appreciated, and needed... Thank you! Smiley Happy
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RE: Dell Inspiron 15 3521 will not turn on, with charger in, and lights just flash on and off

Hi Alex_Jones6

Thanks for writing to us.

Usually when the charger light cuts off when connected to the system, the motherboard is suspected.

Does the light still cuts off on the charger?

Provide us your system tag#, name and  email via private message,by clicking on my name in blue and then select send a private message for records purpose.

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