Help: Laptop not firing up. Charger light goes off immediately when plugged

By rushily ·
Tags: Hardware

I have a Dell Lattitude 6430. Recently, I am facing problems firing it up. Last, it gave me a warning that the battery is low and the screen shut off putting it in hibernate mode. Ever since, I have been unable to power it on.
I looked around the internet and found a potential reason could be that the motherboard has shorted.
Hence, I tried doing some continuity checks around various components and every time I heard a buzz.
I need some help around, what could be the potential reasons for my laptop not firing up? If it's a shorting issues any links to assist me better in debugging the board would be helpful.
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Remember that "dead laptop troubleshooting"

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Help: Laptop not firing u ...

Is something well covered with a search. Here I compare what the repair fees would be versus replacement.

The counter fee here starts at 150 plus parts so for about 225USD at you can get a working laptop then swap your HDD or SSD over and carry on.

-> There is NO SCHEMATIC for the board so only simple repairs have been possible such as new jacks and replacing RTC batteries.

What you wrote about also could be a bad charger, old battery or other.

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Re: laptop not firing up

by Kees_B Moderator In reply to Help: Laptop not firing u ...

For a laptop that's 7 or 8 years old, I shouldn't spend much money to repair or (most likely) replace the motherboard, assuming the motherboard is the cause, which isn't sure.

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