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Laptop Won't Turn On


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#1 Freezer Boy

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 10:14 AM

I have a Dell Studio 1558 with windows 7 that I've had for about two years. Just a few days ago I could not get it to turn on. I've tried it with multiple chargers and it still doesn't work. What does happen though is the light on my laptop which indicates it is plugged in is on, which leads to believe that at least it's recognizing that it is connected to power but it just can't turn on. I get absolutely no sound at all when I press the power button and right now I'm thinking my motherboard is shot. I'm not 100% sure of that though which is why I came here so I could have a better idea before I shell out the $100 for a new motherboard.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:21 PM

If you can get a laptop motherboard for $100 that would be a great price.

Things to try. Strip it down by pulling the drives. Pull the memory, see if it turns on an beeps with no memory.

Try pulling the battery and power cord and press the power on button for 20 seconds, then reconnect the AC adapter only and test.

Dell Studio™ 1557/1558 Service Manual

If that doesn't help, maybe someone else has an idea.

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#3 Freezer Boy

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 12:07 PM

Thank you for the suggestions but unfortunately they did not work. I didn't turn on or beep when I took out the drives and memory and holding the power button didn't do it either.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:00 PM

Worth a look http://repairing-solution.blogspot.com/
http://www.laptoptips.ca/general/heat-and-dust/

Edited by jhayz, 20 August 2012 - 10:10 PM.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 02:46 PM

I looked at the links you posted, the first one didn't seem to apply to my problem and in regards to the second one I'll try cleaning it but do you really think that dust could cause my laptop to start up at all? I've never even had any problems with overheating before.




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