I was reading an email and my computer turned off. Nothing was spilled on it, not dropped, no fizzle, just turned off and won't come back on. The computer isn't even 2 years old. Any suggestions please?
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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. You can run PSA diagnostics, please press and hold the “Fn” key while turning on the system.
During the test you would get a screen with solid colors at that time please press “Y”.
The test result should be an error code or beeps (if nothing comes up on the screen). Please keep me posted with the results.
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Manshu, it worked! Thank you! Only thing is the diagnostics stopped at 95% so I'm not sure what the error was that caused the initial issue. Is it important to run the diagnostics again to determine the error since it's my computer is working well now?
So yesterday I updated my N7110 BIOS to A13. During reboot, the system died. The power light comes on and radio light is on. It does flash through the three lights in upper right corner of keyboard. Fan is running fast and that's where it hangs. The screen is blank. Tried the above solution. Nothing. I'm freaking out now. Computer is 1.5 years old. Been using Dell's for 15 years and never once contacted support...never had a problem till now. Help!
@SherriMiller : I would suggest you to perform the diagnostics again.
@TJsent : It seems to be an issue with the system board.
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Hi Manshu, I don't suppose there will be a quick fix for this problem.
Can you recommend a way to get data off the hard drive, I have a job this weekend and need what's on the HDD.
Remove the hard drive, mount it in a 2.5" USB external case and attach it to a working system by USB -- copy the files you need to the working system's hard drive.