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Laptop Does Not Boot

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#1 Pokerrun


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Posted 03 September 2010 - 01:09 PM

I have a Dell laptop with a Vista operating system that will not boot. The solution is to remove the power lead, remove the battery and hold down the power button will holding the laptop upside down. It would seem to be an issue with the laptop retaining some residual charge which is preventing the laptop from booting. The power drain procedure does allow the laptop to boot but this procedure is required everytime I turn on the laptop. What am I missing? Is there a fix for this? I might also add that recently I replaced the hard drive due to failure. Not sure what killed the hard drive.

Edited by hamluis, 05 September 2010 - 08:37 AM.
Moved from Vista forum to Internal Hardware ~ Hamluis.

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 08:16 PM

Hello I have found this post several pages back and wanted to bring it up to the forefront.

Do you still need advice with this problem?


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Posted 10 October 2015 - 11:43 AM



I’m experiencing the same problem with my Dell laptop (Inspiron).

It was sent back twice to Dell (covered by warranty). The first time the motherboard and the cover were replaced. The second time they sent a new adapter with it.


When I got the laptop back it worked fine for one day and then…same problem.

Every time I have to drain the flea power to be able to start the laptop. I don’t even bother to place the battery in anymore. This way I just have to remove the power adaptor and press the start button for 20 sec and then put the power adaptor back and it works.


Does anyone know what could be the problem?

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