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Dell G15 5530 Owner's Manual

Drain residual flea power (perform hard reset)

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Flea power is the residual static electricity that remains in the computer even after it has been powered off and the battery is removed.

For your safety, and to protect the sensitive electronic components in your computer, you must drain residual flea power before removing or replacing any components in your computer.

Draining residual flea power, also known as a performing a "hard reset," is also a common troubleshooting step if your computer does not turn on or boot into the operating system.

Perform the following steps to drain the residual flea power:


  1. Turn off the computer.
  2. Disconnect the power adapter from the computer.
  3. Remove the base cover.
  4. Remove the battery.
    CAUTION:The battery is a Field Replaceable Unit (FRU) and the removal and installation procedures are intended for authorized service technicians only.
  5. Press and hold the power button for 20 seconds to drain the flea power.
  6. Install the battery.
  7. Install the base cover.
  8. Connect the power adapter to the computer.
  9. Turn on the computer.
    NOTE:For more information about performing a hard reset, search in the Knowledge Base Resource at the Dell Support Site.

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