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XPS 9360 Won't turn on

I bought a Dell XPS 9360 a month ago. As for today morning, I cannot turn on my laptop for no reasons. I just bought this laptop and already found critical issues twice.

1. Due to random shutdown, a common problem of XPS, I updated BIOS two weeks ago. It seemed no problem for two weeks before I got this issue.

2. I plugged in my laptop during the night, it will not be a cause of my issue of not turning on.

3. When I press the power button, it lit up and the light goes off 1-2 second later. LED for charging status doesn't light up. I tried to charge the computer with two different chargers (USB version and the normal version), but I had no luck.

4. I talked with a Dell technician for 40 minutes trying different things to check my situation. He said I need to change a motherboard, which will take me for 10-12 business days to ship it back and forth. Also, he was so poor at explaining potential solutions, which makes me so frustrated.


I won't recommend purchasing XPS 9360 because it has a LOT of common problems. I should have checked all reviews before purchasing it. 



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4 Ruthenium

Re: XPS 9360 Won't turn on

 " LED for charging status doesn't light up "


You are referring to the LED indicator (light) on the AC adapter ? If yes, before plugging adapter into the system charging's port, the indicator on adapter stay solid blue or green? Does it blink? 

AC Adapter Not Powering on the Computer or Charging the ...

Reset the AC adapter by following these steps:

  1. Unplug the AC adapter from the wall outlet for 15 seconds.
  2. Unplug the AC adapter from the PC.
  3. Plug the AC adapter to a known-good wall outlet.
  4. Plug the AC adapter to the PC.
  5. Check the LED indicator on the AC adapter.
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4 Germanium

Re: XPS 9360 Won't turn on

From your comments, the background keyboard lighting will stay on for a couple of seconds when the system is turned on and is normal.

The white light will not be on if the system is already charged.  It might come on initially but should not stay on.

Before you try the power button, you might try just hitting the space bar in case it is in a power state which might allow it waking up.

Some folks have been having problems with systems not starting up.  There are several things happening right now which might be involved.  Intel is patching all its processors because of a Microcode problem.  This is being done with a Bios update..

Windows 10 released an update which might not play well if you have a third party anti-virus such as McAfee.

On top of those two things, if you have the Toshiba or some other NVMe M.2 drive, there may be a firmware update available.  I have no idea if this is actually related to any current problems.


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Wye Kit
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Re: XPS 9360 Won't turn on

I just had the exact same problem today when I shut my laptop down last night with no issue.

The laptop cannot power on today, the power button lights up for about 5s before it turns off. The screen doesn't light up, the keyboard doesn't light up but yet the battery indicator on the left of the laptop shows 5 dots (full charge).

This isn't the first issue with my Dell XPS 13 9360 and when I tried calling the support hotline (which claims to be 24/7), I waited for over 30min with no response (told to "hold the line while they transfer me to a technical support expert").

Extremely disappointed. My examinations are coming up in a week and I don't know how this is going to pan out.
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Re: XPS 9360 Won't turn on

Have the exact problem as you, Wye Kit. Also happened this weekend. Coincidence.. ? my pc guy said it is a problem with the motherboard caused by heating.

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Re: XPS 9360 Won't turn on

Thank you for your message. I apologize for the inconvenience caused & will look into this on priority.


Disconnect the power cord, press and hold down the power button for 30 seconds. Connect the power cord back in & start the computer, check if the light on the power button is blinking.


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Re: XPS 9360 Won't turn on


Did you find a solution to this problem?

I have the same exact problem. My xps 13 wont turn on. The power button lids for about 5 seconds and then turns off again. Battery is fully charged. There is no activity at all.

Thanks for your help!

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1 Copper

Re: XPS 9360 Won't turn on

I have had my xps 15 9570 32 GB RAM,  Windows 10 Pro, 2 T hard drive for less than a month now and this happened to me today...just wouldn't turn on!! I followed the procedure you outlined here  and it computer turned on..hoping there will be some fixes to a lot of the problems people are having...please don't make me regret not buying a Mac for my photography


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1 Copper

Re: XPS 9360 Won't turn on

I bought a Dell XPS 9360 on January 2017 and after one year and two months, March 2018, my laptop won't turn on. So I sent it for repair and replaced the motherboard paying decent amount of service fee. Now after five months, it won't turn on again for no reasons. I am quite disappointed this product.
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1 Copper

Re: XPS 9360 Won't turn on

This just happened to my XPS 13.  It won't turn on. I bought it In April this year. Got it in May. I have been using it lightly for only 3 months.  

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