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Chris1121
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Dell Inspiron 9300, green power light only for 4 seconds.

Dell Inspiron 9300:

Part Number: PP14l

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So I bought this for 5 bucks from a local repair shop. Figured I could mess around with it and see what's up. Unfortunately it seems VERY stubborn. The battery on it flashes 3 out of 5 lights but not in order. The two end lights and the middle light comes in. They flash in unison 3 times before turning off. Anyway I plugged in 2 different chargers to the computer and the battery light on the pc flashes 3 or 4 orange and then 1 green. Then it resumes the light cycle just mentioned. The computer gives ZERO response to this whatsoever. If I unplug the ac adapter, the computer turns on for four seconds. No hdd noise, no fans, just a green power light ONLY. Not sure how to fix this or what it is, but nobody in the forums or on youtube or google seem to have solutions or even the same issue. I have tried reseating both ram, unplugging the wifi chip, dvd drive, doing the 20 second power drain without battery hooked up. All the same responses, just NOTHING! PLEASE PLEASE TELL ME YOU CAN HELP!

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8 Xenon

Re: Dell Inspiron 9300, green power light only for 4 seconds.

First thing you have is a bad battery.  Try booting without the battery.  If it won't boot on AC power alone, verify that the LED on the adapter comes on and stays on -- if it does, and teh system won't boot, you almost certainly have a bad mainboard as well.

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Chris1121
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Re: Dell Inspiron 9300, green power light only for 4 seconds.

thats the thing. without the battery in it does absolutely nothing. the ac adapter prevents anything from happening whether the battery is in or out!

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8 Xenon

Re: Dell Inspiron 9300, green power light only for 4 seconds.

If it's a Dell AC adapter (not a third-party unit) and the LED on the adapter is on, that means the mainboard is bad.

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Chris1121
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Re: Dell Inspiron 9300, green power light only for 4 seconds.

I used a dell e1505 adapter and a functioning dell battery. Power adapter light was on. When only the battery is plugged in the computer makes an almost in audible but constant clicking. When ac power is added or the battery is removed the clicking stops. Its very strange.

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8 Xenon

Re: Dell Inspiron 9300, green power light only for 4 seconds.

It's definitely a bad mainboard.  

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Chris1121
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Re: Dell Inspiron 9300, green power light only for 4 seconds.

Well then, looks like the latitude c610 is getting a new processor, new ram, and wifi

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8 Xenon

Re: Dell Inspiron 9300, green power light only for 4 seconds.

If you mean you're transferring the parts from the 9300,  you can't transfer the CPU or RAM - they're not compatible with the C-series.  The wireless card may or may not transfer depending on the type.

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Chris1121
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Re: Dell Inspiron 9300, green power light only for 4 seconds.

Well then does anyone have any suggestions how to fix this?? Since I cant use them in the c610 i may as well to try and fix the 9300

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Chris1121
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Re: Dell Inspiron 9300, green power light only for 4 seconds.

Does anyone out there know what steps to take to repair this laptop?

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