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#1 Stinky_Salad

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 10:02 AM

hello ppl

i got a dells inspiron B130 which was operating ok , but today cant turn it own anymore, when i plug it in the AC socket w/o a battery , the notebooks lights start flashing , sys wont boot up, could it be the adapter or the power socket ?

thax for any suggestions :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 01:47 PM

sounds like a failed motherboard.
usually those flash code something like a POST.
i would call dell for a RMA.

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 03:07 PM

i hope its not the MB :thumbsup:

it could be the adapter right?

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 03:43 PM

I am going to send you to the Dell web site, this page at http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/syst...00/en/index.htm Contains a service manual in both pdf and html fomat to help you trouble shoot your B130 laptop.

You said it was operating OK. But now it won't boot up.

If the lights are lighting up on the laptop, then there is power getting to the laptop.

This sounds more like an internal problem, such as a loose component.

I will not say at this point, if the laptop is no longer any good, because there can be other reasons besides a failed motherboard that this is happening.

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 10:14 AM

i guess i shouldn't be so quick to judge that it IS the motherboard.
but like i said those flashes are like a post code so that should tell you what is the problem.
sometimes just reseating something (usually ram) like MrBruce1959 pointed out helps

Edited by meuchel, 15 April 2010 - 10:49 AM.


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Posted 15 April 2010 - 06:15 PM

thanks alot guys for the + feeedbak of not being the MB, well it is not, just used the manual and ripd it apart , checked every connection, ,and guess wat after assembly it booted up, wel i cant believe it since everyone on other forums jump to the extreme conclusion :thumbsup: , thanks alot MrBruce :trumpet: , and people stop being extermist :flowers:

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 06:17 PM

:cool: :huh: :( :trumpet: :inlove: :cool: :woot: :thumbsup: :flowers:




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Posted 15 April 2010 - 06:18 PM

but still wondering what caused it :thumbsup: :flowers: :trumpet:

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 02:33 PM

hp has a know issue on some models of laptops where the memory becomes unseated.
you may not have had to tear it entirely apart but a good learning experience right? :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 03:39 PM

I can answer your question quite easily.

In todays market, all electronics are what is called modular technology.

Everything is joined together through surface to surface connections rather than soldered connections.

That means one metal is wedged against another metal to make the connection.

Some of us old timers remember the gaming consoles where the game was on a cartridge (Nintendo, Nintendo 64 etc.) the cartridge had a row of copper connectors lined up in a row across a circuit board exposed outside the cartridge, that was wedged into a series of connectors rowed together inside the gaming console.
A lot of times, the games failed to work properly unless the contacts (both copper and metal plated) were cleaned using an abrasive substance such as emery cloth.

The problem is when two metals have different chemical reactions to oxygen (air) and H2O (water) they oxidize, this oxidation causes a bridge to build up between the metals and thus they no longer make a good mechanical connection.

By removing the connector and replacing it again, disturbs that oxidation buildup and thus the connection is 100% again.

Hope this answered your question.

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 05:14 PM

yep remember playing on sega and atari :trumpet: .. buyin the damn catridges for such an unreasonable price, :thumbsup:

oxidation + some dust prolly the cause, wel yes it has nvr been given a proper dust off and yea i learned a lot, my first time :inlove: ... so taste of success is orgasmic :flowers:


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Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:43 PM

LOL. ...old timer=Nintendo?
Damn...I started on Atari. LOL




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