Having problems with your Dell PC Laptops ?

Laptop turns on for a couple seconds but then shuts down, screen doesnt show anything during that ttime


Answers :

Remove the battery and plug the laptop. If there is no activity when you push on the power button (not even for a second) your motherboard is defective: it could be only the power jack, but it could be a bigger problem also.
\015\012There is a very small chance to be a memory problem; check the memory as it follows;
\015\012- if you have 2 memory modules use only one at a time, the other one could be defective or
- check your memory with another laptop or
- use some known good memory etc.

\015\012If there is no activity or no video signal with good memory that means the motherboard is defective. Could be expensive to be repaired or replaced. Verify if the laptop is in warranty and have it checked by a professional.
When you say "laptop turns on for a couple seconds but then shuts down, screen doesnt show anything during that ttime"

when shutdown it means it powere down no power at all. we need to make this clear. if laptop completely shutdown or it has power and just lost the display after showing the dell logo.

If dell logo appeared then after that went to a black screen then run a diagnostics for the hdd.

if no power at all it power down after turning on the laptop then this might cause by the memory or the CPU. try power on laptop after reseating RAMS. if you have more than 1 ram then try using 1 ram first try each slot. if fails then try to boot in BIOS then check if computer power down in BIOS mode. if yes this is CPU issue or motherboard.
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