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#1 James T Kirk

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 06:58 PM

Hello fellow people :clapping:
 
I have a Dell Latitude Laptop:
My computer won't turn on. I took the rechargeable battery out and waited for 30 seconds. I put the battery back in and tried to turn it on: it would not boot. 
 
I took out the rechargeable battery and pressed the button on it and the power meter indicates that the battery is at full strength. So I left the battery out of the laptop and tried to boot, but no success.
 
I put the battery back in. Another day, it booted up. Then yesterday, I tried again, and it would not boot.
 
Does any computer people know what the problem might be? :smash:
 
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:46 PM

Can you/did you run the Dell Diagnostics package?

 

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 06:26 PM

Hello Louis, nice to meet you kindly :welcome:

 

 

Is that the thing that comes with a brand new computer?
I did not get the Dell Diagnostics package
I got this computer used.
 
I have heard about this program, though I've never actually seen it or run it, even on another computer.
What types of things are the Dell Diagnostics package composed of?
 
Obviously it has a test all hardware test right?
 
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 07:32 PM

Might want to check up on How to Run the Dell 32-bit Diagnostics Utility and if all else fails you can launch the diagnostics yourself from a USB or CD using Bay Wolf's Downloads, most people have success with A1102 since it's multi-system.

But getting back to the original problem, if it's not booting (not even a POST Beep?) from Bios, likely it's a power issue. Could be a ready to fail battery.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:11 PM

Hi, its me again
 
Will this diagnostics test work for a different model computer as well?
Because the secondary backup computer that I am using now is a Dell.
I typed in the wrong computer, getting mixed up.
The problem computer is the Compaq Evo.
 
I haven't been able to turn it on for several days, but when I have turned it on, it loads up normally. 
And once the computer starts, it keeps going, even if I turn it off: I am able to restart it instantly with no problems.
However, the next day, it is the same and it wont turn on.
 
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:22 PM

What I meant that when it is able to turn on and it keeps going, I didn't mean that it won't turn off.

What I meant was that at this point, I can turn it off, and it turns off. Then when I turn it on, it turns on.

At this point, even if I unplug it while it is still on, and then plug it back in, it will run just fine.

 

It is only the next day when it is "cold" per say, that it won't turn on.

It turns on somedays, and other days it won't turn on at all.

It is a 610 Compaq Evo. 1.8 Gig MHz CPU. 1 Gig RAM.

 

I did not want to confuse you.

Sorry.

 

Thank You,

Sincerely,

 

 

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:48 PM

Try this link for Compaq Evo n610c Notebook PC - Diagnostics
Is this the correct Problem computer ??

 

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:27 AM

Friend Aussie, nice to make your aquaintance.
 
Yes, the problem computer is the Compaq Evo n610c.
Is there a difference between netbook and notebook? Is there a third kind of laptop?
 
I tried your link 2 times and it kept coming back with the "oops", this is not a website error.
Ohh, the 3rd times the charm, just after I was about to give up too.
 
Hey, I didn't know that HP made the compaq. WOW, that's interesting, AND very useful. Thanks a lot man.
Your wonderful
 
Thanks alot bro!! :clapping:
 
Now I just got to fix it... 
 
**By the way, I liked your hithiker's guide to the galaxy comment at the bottom!**
I didn't think that F5 did anything--
 
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