When it comes to computers, not turning on and not starting are two different things, and it is necessary to distinguish one from the other when solving problems so as not to confuse our readers who ask us for help. In this note, I will talk about the Dell Inspiron laptop that is not on for some reason.
But before we get down to solving problems, I’d like to make a brief distinction between a problem that doesn’t light up and a problem that doesn’t light up. If you say that your laptop is not turned on, it means that it will not respond when you press the power button. He has no power, so he won’t work. However, if you say it’s not charging, it means it still has power, but it’s not starting successfully, but you can still see a screen with text or images.
We will try to eliminate all possibilities, just for a thorough problem solving. But let me start by saying that with a laptop that can’t be turned on, but that doesn’t allow that fact to prevent you from doing something in front of your computer, we can do a lot. If you find this item while you’re looking for a solution to another issue, please visit our Dell Inspiron diagnostics page first, as we’ve already addressed some of the most common issues with this device. If you don’t find anything useful, fill out our computer search form and click Submit to contact us.
How do I repair a Dell Inspiron laptop that is not turned on?.
As always, we will use the deductive problem-solving method to show what the problem really is, so that we can try to formulate a solution that can solve the problem forever and bring your laptop back to life. Don’t worry, the troubleshooting steps for a laptop that isn’t turned on are simple and convenient. You don’t need specialized knowledge to follow them. If you think about it, that’s what you’re dealing with:
Step 1: Visual inspection
This step is to ensure that your laptop shows no physical damage or signs of fluid leakage. Your Dell Inspiron isn’t waterproof, so any liquid can get in, and if it does, you already know what happens when water meets electricity. Water can come through the keyboard and the ports in your laptop. For example, if in one case a glass of water was spilled next to the laptop and the problem occurred shortly afterwards, it is quite possible that your computer was damaged by the liquid.
Your Inspiron is also subject to falls and other physical influences. If it fell and there was a problem, the problem is clear.
If your phone is physically or fluid damaged, you’ll need the help of a technician to bring it back to life. But of course, physical and liquid damage is often not covered by the warranty, so you may have to pay for the equipment.
However, if your laptop shows no signs of physical or liquid damage, proceed to the next step.
Step 2: Try charging your Dell Inspiron to see how it responds.
If all of your notebook’s hardware components are in order, it should be charged when connected to the charger. The operating system generally does not interfere with the charging process, especially if the laptop is not turned on. If, after a visual check, you are sure that your car has not been damaged by the liquid, you should try to charge it:
- Plug the power supply unit into a working wall outlet.
- Connect the other end of the AC adapter to your laptop.
- The LED indicator should light up when charging.
- If the display does not switch on immediately, the battery is completely discharged. Let your laptop charge for a few minutes before trying to turn it on.
If it is not charging, check the power supply for signs of damage. It is not recommended to use a different charger than other laptops. So if you think there is a problem with the charger, take it to the store and have the technician check it for you.
Step 3: Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds
When the Inspiron has been charged long enough, press and hold the power button for at least ten seconds to see if it turns on. If this is the case, the problem is solved at this stage, otherwise you have to decide to submit it to a technician.
I understand some of you are considering opening your own laptop. We advise you not to do this, especially if your car is new and still under warranty. If you remove the screws, you have already voided your warranty and if you are not really used to repairing laptops, you are more likely to damage them than to solve the problem.
Oh, by the way: If your Dell Inspiron is equipped with a replaceable battery, try removing it just prior to your arrival at the store, then press and hold the power button for at least 30 seconds. Do this until the laptop is connected to the charger. Then connect it to the charger and press the power button again to try to turn it on by drawing power from the charger. If it still doesn’t light up, go to the store.
Explain to the technicians what you have done so far and what could be the cause of the problem. For us technicians it is always very useful when the owners have given us more information about the problem.
I hope we helped you somehow.
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