nevis1 said:Our Dell 600m fell off of the couch and is now dead. Can't get anything out of it, no lights, beeps, anything. If it helps, when the power cord is plugged in to it, the green light on the cord itself goes off. Battery tests fine, but that's all. Is there a way to re-set the computer or anything else we can try?
try the following
Disconnect the AC adapter from the wall outlet.
Reseat the power cable to the adapter.
Disconnect the AC adapter from the laptop
Check the battery for the following
There are five LEDs that show the charge level of the battery. The status LEDs should start on one side and continue without interruption toward the other. If there are gaps between LEDs or the LEDs are flashing (such as the first, third and fifth LED light up) this would be an error code and indicate a bad battery.
plug the ac adapter in to the wall and look to see if the green led is on, if so then connect to the lap top and if the green led on the ac adapter goes out then you will have either of the following problems
1-- your ac adapter is damaged
2-- Your mobo is screwed
Chech both the connections on the ac adapter for damage and the point on the back of the laptop where the adapter goes to for damage.
If the point on the lap top is damaged then you will need a new mobo or RJ45
If the light stayes on -on the adapter then try this To check the power LED activity, perform the following steps:
Press and hold the power button for 1-2 seconds.
Note the behavior of the power LED when the power button is pressed.
If no led's come on then the mobo needs replacing.
Hope this helps you