Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 8500 Notebook ?

Dell 1505 Inspiron... Dead?

\015 Power light on, caps lock LED solid, keyboard and trackpad LEDs blink for about 20 seconds then all turn off. (no wi-fi LED, and I don't have bluetooth installed) No apparent HDD activity, but the fan is on. Can't seem to power it down either. Machine hadn't shown any signs of trouble until hubby took it to work and brought it back broke. Grrr. I wouldn't be surprised if he plugged it into an unprotected outlet and got a power surge, wouldn't surprise me and he'll never admit it. His laptop got fried just a few months ago.\015

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Motherboard failure, you can buy one on Ebay for about $100.\015\012
\015\012To confirm, remove RAM, Drives, battery and wireless cards, see if the LED indications change. If no change, then the MB is confirmed bad. If they change, add 1 RAM module back, see if the system will post enough to get into BIOS. If it does, add other RAM module. Keep adding items, (Wireless, battery, CD Drive, then HDD) and ID the one causing the failure.
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