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sixfourcop

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    Dell Inspiron E1705 laptop won't turn on
    « on: September 10, 2009, 08:50:22 AM »
     :'( I have a Dell Inspiron E1705 laptop (out of warranty) that will not power up. When I press the power button, the power light goes on for just a few seconds, then goes out. No fan noise, nothing on screen, nothing period. In one of the forums I read to push the Fn button while pushing the power button, then holding. When I do that, the 3 LED lights (at top, the 3 LOCK lights) go on briefly, then go out. I have removed the battery, checked it (it's fine) just used AC power, just used the battery, nothing works. I am suspecting that maybe the internal power board is fried or possibly the power button circuit board is fried. When I took it to my neighborhood computer store, it worked fine (twice!). I am at my wits end. Can someone help me? Thanks for your time.

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      Re: Dell Inspiron E1705 laptop won't turn on
      « Reply #1 on: September 10, 2009, 10:18:38 AM »
      Define "...it worked fine".

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      Re: Dell Inspiron E1705 laptop won't turn on
      « Reply #2 on: September 10, 2009, 10:19:48 AM »
      Define "...it worked fine".

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      Yes, are you saying that it works normally in the computer store but not in you home?

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        Re: Dell Inspiron E1705 laptop won't turn on
        « Reply #3 on: September 10, 2009, 11:24:58 AM »
        Update: I just took it to the computer geek, and it did not work at all. He seemed to think it was the motherboard or a part (mentioned in my previous post) on the motherboard. I 'm just wondering if I can get 1 part replaced or have to replace the entire moboard?

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        Re: Dell Inspiron E1705 laptop won't turn on
        « Reply #4 on: September 10, 2009, 11:26:10 AM »
        It's probably easier & cheaper to replace the entire mobo. You can order it from Dell and do it yourself.

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          Re: Dell Inspiron E1705 laptop won't turn on
          « Reply #5 on: September 10, 2009, 11:31:03 AM »
           :( That is what I guessed. The geek also said that or buy a new laptop. Anyway, thanks for the reply.

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          Re: Dell Inspiron E1705 laptop won't turn on
          « Reply #6 on: September 10, 2009, 12:13:08 PM »
          Exactly the same thing happened to my Dell laptop.  Motherboard cost too much, so sold the whole thing for parts.