Dell laptop no go?

  Nicky136 18:04 02 Aug 2007
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Hi folks not a lot to go on but here goes...
My girlfriends Dell Inspiron 1150 was working fine then next time she went to use it - nothing.
Without the mains lead in it is completely dead. With the mains lead in, the power and battery lights on the front simultaneously flash rapidly but thats it. Any ideas?
Ta
Nick

  brundle 18:13 02 Aug 2007

Most likely needs a new battery

  skidzy 18:15 02 Aug 2007

Have you tried powering up without the battery installed and connected to the mains ?

  Nicky136 18:25 02 Aug 2007

Thanks both.
I have removed the battery, plugged laptop into the mains then it still does the disc thing but will not switch on.

  Nicky136 18:26 02 Aug 2007

That should read "disco" thing!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:27 02 Aug 2007

does the disc thing?

please explain futher.

do you have a Xp Cd you can boot from?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:28 02 Aug 2007

"disco" thing!

Any sound of the hard drive working?

does the led on the DVD flash?

  Nicky136 18:31 02 Aug 2007

No light on dvd drive. No noise from hdd, nothing!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:05 02 Aug 2007

power off with power button and keep finger on button for 30 secs, may help to discharge capacitors.

Also check if power adaptor cable is tight in laptop socket and check if laptop socket is loose especialy the centre pin.

  Nicky136 20:18 02 Aug 2007

"power off with power button and keep finger on button for 30 secs"

Did that, then yellow battery light started flashing. Plugged in mains lead, just green battery light showed. Switched on, hard disk fired u,then it all went quiet and now we are back to the power and battery lights flashing.

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