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Dell insperon 545 won't power up after being switched off for 2 weeks whilst on holiday, has solid green LED but nothing else

No problems before this. Standard build. Tried power off and resetting for 60 seconds to no avail. Is there anything else simple that I can try before getting somebody who knows more than me (that ...
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USB devices prevent computer to turn on

I have a dell optiplex 960. If I plug in 3 usb devices (keyboard, mouse, printer) all to 3 usb ports next to each other (there is a row of 4 and a row of 3 on the back of the computer), It will not ...
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dell inspirion 545 desktop will not power on. possible solutions?

for a few weeks now I've had an issue where I have to unplug the power lead for 30 seconds then plug it back in and hit the power button before the pc will turn on /come out of hibernation. Now this ...
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Dell laptop dies when unplugged but the battery appears fully charged

To expand on what I mean, I checked the voltages of each cell in the battery pack and they each read about 4.0v ea (6 green Li-ion cells in a 11.1v 53WH battery) and the total voltage reads 12.4v. At ...
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Dell inspiron n5010 has failed to recognize AC adapter

Recently my dell inspiron n5010 has failed to recognize my 90W adapter (despite powering it just fine). Full error message: "The AC power adapter wattage and type cannot be determined. the ...
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DELL n5010 randomly powering off

I have a Dell N5010(Inspriton 15R) laptop. The laptop will run for a while (10 mins) then cut out, I at first thought this was a overheating issue. This issue still happens even the the BIOS I've ...
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Dell XPS 1330 / 1530 - Won't turn without power lead, but you can remove power lead once turned on?

As the subject states, I can't turn on my dell xps 1330 without the power lead in. There is nothing from pressing the button. It has a newish fully charged battery and have tried a couple of good ...
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Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop - screen doesn't work: no power, brightness is 0%

There is a laptop - Dell Inspiron 1545. A problem is a brightness of a screen is 0% (when BIOS starts, Windows works - all time). I can barely see a picture on a screen at a big angle (it seems like ...
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power button broken, DIY hacks anyone?

So, my laptop is a Dell model # pp39l. The little red wire connecting the power button to the battery is severed. Past warranty, tech support tells me it's a few weeks and a few hundred dollars (yuck) ...
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Dell Latitude laptop disabling charger

My Dell Latitude E5510 running Windows 7, seemingly random disables the charger/adaptor. After unplugging the charger from the socket, waiting a few seconds and plugging it back in, it works fine ...
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Can a 20V 4.51A power supply be used with a computer that requires a 19V 3.42A power supply?

I have a laptop that says it needs a 19V 3.42A power supply. I have a Dell 20V 4.51A power supply. Can I use this power supply with my laptop, or will it destroy the machine?
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Dell running Windows XP automatically switching on

I have a Dell Dimension 5150 running Windows XP, it has a Intel Pentium dual core 2.8ghz processor and 2gb of ram. It also has 5 users, of which only one is an admin. The others are limited. Could ...
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Dell Dimension L866R: won't power up, no LEDs

It froze during work, which is not uncommon. I turned off the power to the power strip, waited a minute, then flipped switch back on. Fan motor runs, but no other sign of life. None of the 4 LEDs in ...
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Dell LCD displays don't sleep when disconnected

Many of my co-workers use laptops. When they disconnect them and take them home, the external Dell LCD displays (1907FP, 1908FP, 2007WFP, etc.) stay on, with a graphic indicating that there is no ...