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My inspiron 1420 will not turn on. The battery light with a Plus sign inside it is flashing but when you turn on the power button, the A to the left of the button turns on but the the computer shuts back off


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Hi,


Is the letter A (Caps Lock) Led light flashes? If it does it means there is a problem with the memory. If the battery light flashes it means:

1. Flashing blue: The battery is almost fully charged.
2. Flashing amber: The battery charge is low

I suspect your laptop is experiencing a overheating issue if it turns off automatically after turning it on.

I would suggest to do the following 1st:
1. Remove the battery
2. Try to turn on the computer using only the ac adapter
3. Check if it will still shut down, If not it means the battery causes the problem.

2nd: (Put the battery back)
1.Press and hold the "Fn" key then turn on the computer while holding the"Fn" key.
2. Check if there would be a display on the screen
3. Check the Lock Led Lights (A, 1, arrow down) or (Caps lock, Numlock, scroll lock) if they are flashing
* Tell me what are the lock led lights that are lit or flashing.


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