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My Dell laptop will not start up

I have my older Dell laptop that shut down the other day and I thought the battery had just ran all the way out, plugged it in left it to charge and when I went back it would not power up at all. My son's new laptop had this issue and the tech support had me press and F key repeatly and I think either hold down the power button or press it and let go? I wanted to try this with my laptop but can not remember what F key or the trick with the power button. Help please, hoping it's not gone had current work and family pictures on it.

 

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Good day!

I also have a computer DELL Vostro 200 would like to ask what would be the problem if it has stop working we had it open once and boot quickly then after 2 days when we try opening it, it doesnt boot up the power supply has power though the mother board doesnt work together with the fan..

What does the problem hope you can give me possible solution.

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Hi ,I am having this problem with my dell vostro 3560 laptop wth windows 8 installed.When I turn on the laptop .it starts but there is no display.You have the lights  of the start button on but no display. pressing other buttons doesn't help at all.

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As the recent posters' reported issues are rather vague, I would advise the recent posters to read the first reply on this thread (from DELL_Rajaht) as it proposes at least some diagnosis method to narronw down any HW issue.

And I would definitely create a new thread with your computer model in the thread title.

Good luck !

PS: as faras I was concerned, I finally returned the laptop to Dell which replaced the MB for the second time in three weeks... nasty issue seemingly ! Now it runs like a breeze again.

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Here is how you fix the problem:

1. Unplug everything from every port on your computer

2. Hold down the power button for 20 seconds

3. Plug in the adapter ONLY and power on the device

4. Put the battery back in after it loads.

5. Restart computer

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hi

I have the same model and I am having the same issue.

I have tried all the steps mentioned in thread. it had started normally once by just pressing the power button but most times it does not start.

when I keep pressing the power button the LED indicator for charging on laptop blinks.

please help

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I am also having same problem , i did all steps you mentioned still didn't came up .

My power button have a light, and also lights in front the small lights is on except on 2nd from left.

Dell-(N4110)

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my laptop may be not shut properly now this is not starting. mine is inspiron 11 ,3000 series window 8.tell me what to do 

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I have a Dell computer with the same issues. All of a sudden, it will not power up. I have attempted the "static flea power" fix as well as trying to run diagnostics by pressing the FN-Power button together. Neither solution has corrected the problem. The AC adapter is showing a green light indicating power is coming into the machine but I do not see any of the lights that you might normally see on the machine to indicate it is receiving power of any kind. The machine is an Inspiron 15 (3521, Late 2012).

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I have the same problem on mi laptop N5010, I turn off, then, the fan starts going faster. And then just like 15 seconds after I turned on it turns off. Even can't load windows. (Sorry for my bad English)
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The steps worked for me. However, press and hold the power button for at least ten seconds while the battery is out. This helps drain built up static charge. Reconnect battery and then on laptop, voila! Problem solved.

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