Dell Inspiron won?t turn on!

By hefoda ·
My Dell Inspiron E1505 won't turn on. I press the power button, the lights come on as usual for 2-3 seconds, then stops. After that, nothing. The screen never lights up, booting doesn't start.

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i think its one of 2 things

by Snuffy09 In reply to Dell Inspiron won?t turn ...

A. it may be your power supply failing
B. it may be your motherboard

I always try to check/replace the power supply first its cheaper and easier. if its power issue caused by lightning or a surge your PSU (deppending on quality) should throw itself on the grenade to prevent more damage.

if its the motherboard you obviously have to spend a lot more time and money on it.

could be a slim chance its a heat issue also. check your heatsink/fan on your cpu and your PSU if it has a fan.

i would suggest checking your memory but your system shoudl at least post if its a memory issue. your could try removing it and see what happens.

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A couple of checks

by Jacky Howe In reply to Dell Inspiron won?t turn ...

The Notebook or Laptop will not start up

To turn on the computer, press the power button. When the computer is turned on, the power light is turned on.

If the computer and the power light are not turned on when you press the power button, adequate power may not be available to the computer.

The suggestions below may help you determine the reason the computer will not start up:

If the computer is plugged into an AC outlet, verify that the AC outlet is providing adequate power by plugging another electrical device into the outlet.

If the computer is running on battery power or is plugged into an external power source other than an AC outlet, plug the computer into an AC outlet using the AC adapter. Make sure the power cord and AC adapter connections are secure.

If the computer is running on battery power:

Remove the primary battery pack and travel battery pack (if applicable) and plug the computer into an AC outlet using the AC adapter. If the computer starts up, one of the battery packs may need to be replaced.

If the battery light on the front of the computer is blinking, the battery pack has reached a lowbattery condition, which may not allow the computer to start up. Plug the computer into an AC outlet using the AC adapter to start the computer and allow the battery to charge.

I would give the inside of the case a blowout with compressed air. When blowing air through the fans make sure that you physically stop them from spinning, as they may generate power and cause damage.

Next, remove the Heatsink, give it and the CPU top a thorough clean with a cotton cloth and reseat the CPU applying new CPU grease. Arctic is a good brand.

If the Fans spin freely when you give them a spin they are probably OK. If there is resistance replace them.

Clean the Cooling Vents

Depending on the model, vents can be found on the side, back, and/or bottom of the notebook PC. These vents allow air to flow through the PC and keep it cool. Buildup inside these vents impedes the cooling process.

Clean I/O Ports

The back of the notebook PC has a series of ports. After cleaning the cooling vents, take the compressed air and **** out any debris that may have accumulated in and around these ports.

Clean the RAM

Clean the golden edge of each memory stick with a soft rubber/eraser, remembering not to touch the golden edge of the memory stick. Check with one stick at a time, remembering to disconnect the power from the PC.

One way to help in this situation to help cool the unit is to use a Notebook Cooling Chill Mat, something like this.

Edit: add the link for the chill mat

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