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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?

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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?

Jim


MOBO= Motherboard
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
 

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Question for Shadow121

I have a similar problem expect i didn't drop my computer. I have a inspiron 8100...same probem..doesn't turn on or do anything...rest it for some hours and works but then sometimes just turns off or just doesn't turn on...i have done all the things u suggested...

at the end you said :

"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."

well my power led lights do come on...so what does that mean?

Thanks...SOrry Nevis1 i know this doesn't help you....
 

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mudfud said:
I have a similar problem expect i didn't drop my computer. I have a inspiron 8100...same probem..doesn't turn on or do anything...rest it for some hours and works but then sometimes just turns off or just doesn't turn on...i have done all the things u suggested...

at the end you said :

"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."

well my power led lights do come on...so what does that mean?

Thanks...SOrry Nevis1 i know this doesn't help you....

Please post a new thread and not on anothers thread..Thanks

If the power led comes on and stays on but you have no display you can check to see if you lcd is gon. To check it press the caps lock key and see if the caps lock light comes on. if it does then the lcd is the problem or the graphics.Try using an external monitor, to switch between an ext monitor hold doen the fn key and tap f2

You say that after you leave it for a while it will turn on, sounds like the fan may be faulty.
Or the fan is not getting enough air,this can happen if you rest the laptop on your knee, uneven surface like your beb-sofa..

Try reseating all of these parts.
Hdd
Memory
Cd-dvd drive
lcd cable.
Keyboard

If all that fails i have posted some links for you below,These links are for win xp only

(1) Graphics card driver update

http://support.euro.dell.com/uk/en/filelib/index.aspx?sid=INS_PNT_P3CT_8100&cat=6&os=WW1

(2) Bios upgrade aka ( flash bios ) click on the Download Now Using FTP

http://support.euro.dell.com/uk/en/...W1&dev=1329&devlib=1&fileid=R57195&file=68418

If still not workin post back
 
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