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Laptop won't turn on but the power light stays on for a few seconds

Hey guys, I really need some help here! My laptop is not turning on. The power light turns on for a few seconds but then it turns off again. The fan doesn't turn on either. I know it's not the battery because I switched the battery out with my brother;s and it's still not working. I also tried to just put it on the charger and it doesn't work then either! Of course my laptop is no longer in warranty so please help me out!!

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4 Ruthenium

Hi E. Trader,

Welcome to the Community.

Remove any peripheral devices that are connected to the computer.

Please unplug the battery and the adaptor, press and hold power button for 10 seconds and then plugin the adaptor and turn on the computer. If you get light on the power button, we would be able to run a test on the computer to isolate the issue. Instructions on how to run the test are mentioned on the link below:

http://dell.to/i5zbDR

During the test you would get a screen with solid colors and that time please press “Y”. The test result should be an error code or beeps (if nothings come up on the screen).

If there is no light on the laptop, system board needs replacement.

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S
#iworkfordell

2 Bronze

Ok, just tried it and still nothing. I can't get it to power on. All I get it the little power light up at the top by the battery life light. Nothing happens. Does that mean that I need a new system board?

4 Ruthenium

Hi E. Trader,

Thank you for the reply.

Please unplug the battery and the adapter, press and hold power button for 10 seconds and plugin the adapter.

Press and hold Fn key and turn on the computer.

In case diagnostic does not start, system board may have gone bad.

System board needs to be replaced to isolate the issue, it may not be the only issue.

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S
#iworkfordell

2 Bronze

Got the same issue here. The power light turns on but the laptop is still not turning on. I have also tried solutions from dell replies on forums but still got nothing. Can you please help me with this? Ive also observed that few days ago, my laptop beeps when I try to turn it on but turns on after that. I got single beep for every 5 seconds I think. Please help me :'(

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