Having problems with your Dell Inspiron XPS M140 Notebook ?

Laptop won't power up

\015 My battery is charged (shows 5 green LEDs). I press the power button and the power indicator comes on for about 10 seconds, the "caps" LED blinks, and the wireless LED comes on - nothing on the screen and after about 10 seconds they all shut off. That's it - no boot up screen - nothing. I put in a boot CD bu never got the BIOS screen to select boot sequence or the imbeded diagnostic. Local repair guy said I need a new motherboard - ouch! ~$300.... Suggestions as to how to better issolate this problem?\015

Answers :

As said by the engineer he is absolutely right that the mother board of the laptop is faulty.but directly saying that the mother board without any diagnosing is not fair.as it starts for 10seconds.but no boot.that means.either the chances of memory (the ram) of the laptop can be not seated properly or its dusty indine.just clean the golden lines on the ram with pencil rubber.ram is green in colour and have golden lines at the base of the green.also other chances of fault are the wires .if the wires are not connected properly then also this happens.so remove all the wires which are not soldered but easily removable from the laptop internal and external both but not soldered on the board that wires.then reconnect every thing tightly and firmly and check out.if still the problem then.remove the battery of the laptop and make the laptop ON with directly adapter.if you are not aware of then i will say that if there is no battery in the laptop then also it works by connecting the adapter to the laptop in power on condition.if the laptop works on power adapter that means either the battery is not getting properly charged or the battery is faulty.as you said the battery is charged and it shows full.but if the battery is drained internally it will show as charged but actually due to drained it does not get completely charged.so if this is the case replace the battery.but if by connecting the laptop directly to the power adapter and then also it just stay on for 10 seconds and stops.that means it is cleared that mother board is faulty.as many a times the mother board never go faulty completely.sometimes a minute short circuit in the tracks of the circuit can also be possible,so get the mother board checked at professional repair center to confirm whether the whole board is faulty or a minor short circuit is there.as if the minor short circuit then it will not be too costly to get repaired.
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Seem there is not too much to troubleshoot here. it is a no post issue
If it doesn't go to the BIOS Screen then there is issue. you can get the memory checked, that is at the bottom of the laptop. if still nogo replace the MB.
IF you have any quarries let me know....Kevin
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