need some help with dell inspiron

lukeh182

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my friend brought over his dell inspiron 1100 series lappy b/c it won't turn on. i haven't been able to figure out the problem. the power light displays green but then nothing happens. no post screen no activity whatsoever. i tired looking for the cmos battery to reset it but i can't find it. reseated the ram still nothing. anyone have any ideas?? i may resort to calling *shudder* tech supprt *shudder*
 

heatsinker

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I'm having the same problem with my Inspiron 2600. I've done everything humanly possible to it and it still doesn't want to turn on. I'm afraid the motherboard is probably dead. :(

Mine didn't have a CMOS battery and I'm not sure the 1100s have one either.

Unless you have a warranty, forget about tech support, they'll just tell you to take out each component and see if one of them is the culprit.
 

heatsinker

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Not over the phone, no. I talked to a few of them in the Dell Support forums.
 

NleahciM

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Try removing everything that you can from the lappy - floppy, hard drive, optical drive, mini-pci card, pcmcia card, - but leave in ram, cpu, and mobo. Normally in situations like this it's a bad motherboard.
 

heatsinker

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Sad way to go really. Those motherboards aren't worth replacing either. I wish you the best of luck.
 

lukeh182

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thanks. good thing it's still under warranty i guess. he just got it last fall before school so it should still be covered
 

heatsinker

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That will be your saving grace then. As far as I've read, Dell is really good with replacements and etc, if it wasn't user error.
 
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