Precision M6500 blinking lights when pressing power button

My old precision M6500 was turned on then it shutdown without any warnings.

My battery was dead since a while ago, the battery light was blinking all the time but I did not care about using the battery.

Now if I press the power button the battery light above the keyboard and on the left side rapidly blink orange for about 2-3 seconds.

If I remove the battery and press the power button it does the same.

I tried removing the battery and pressing the power button for 30 seconds without battery. Then I pugged the power cord and pressed the power button but still the same blinking.

Is there a way to force it on or is completely dead?

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RE: Precision M6500 blinking lights when pressing power button


Try another adapter if possible.

Download the service manual here - http://dell.to/2dq68xQ

Disconnect the adapter and battery and press and hold the power button to release any static power.

Remove and reseat the memory modules and check if the system powers on only with the adapter connected.

Disconnect the HDD / ODD and check.

As a last resort, remove and reseat the CMOS battery and check if the system powers on.

If nothing works, then I would suspect a failing motherboard.

Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name and Email) for case records.

Let us know if you have any other queries.

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