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Dell Inspiron 15 3542 laptop not powering up

  Jojo79 13:30 18 Mar 2020

My laptop has stopped powering up. It has always taken a while to power after being in sleep mode where I would have to hold down the power key for ages before anything happens but now it’s not working at all. I have tried removing the battery and ac and holding down the power button. When I plug the ac back in it automatically powers up very briefly, flashes up with the Dell screen but then beeps once and dies again instantly.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:03 18 Mar 2020

Have a read of this click here and see if the diagonotics will run

  Jojo79 15:27 18 Mar 2020

Thank you I have already tried this but it doesn’t stay on long enough to run the diagnostics

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:39 18 Mar 2020

Does the AC adapter have an LED? and is it lit?

Do you have or can borrow anther power supply?

try with hard drive removed / try reseating the memory or even withwe memory remove to see if it will give an error beep. click here see maintenace panel.

  Jojo79 18:15 18 Mar 2020

Yes the led on the ac works and I don’t have another power supply I will try your suggestion �/p>

  Govan1x 07:39 19 Mar 2020

Yes the led on the ac works

Not always the case. I had one that lit up normally but there was actually a broken wire on it on the plug that connects to the Laptop.

Bought a cheap mutimeter from eBay for £6 and that confirmed that it was not working. Managed to fix the wire with a bit of solder and that worked fine till I bought a new one.

  Govan1x 07:44 19 Mar 2020

Ignore my last post . I never read your main post properly.

  Jojo79 11:16 19 Mar 2020

I have tried all of the above and it is now worse. it previously powered up with the ac lead with one beep and then died
Having taken it apart i tried removing the hard drive etc and it now powers for a split second with the lead in and then beeps twice before dying again

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:02 19 Mar 2020

You'll get 2 beeps if the memory is removed / not detected.

  Jojo79 15:35 20 Mar 2020

Ok thanks x

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