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Dell 1525 doesn't want to start

by ngarkov / April 22, 2013 8:25 AM PDT


I have problem with my dell 1525. After a full battery discharge, I plugged the power and tried to turn it on. All the lights turn on, but after a second it goes silent and I cannot see anything on the screen even the dell logo. Please someone to help me.. I am in the middle of exam session and I need it.. asap.

I also tried to remove the battery and the power cord, pressed the power button for 30sec, doesn't help.
Later today I will try to remove the RAM and then install it one by one to see if the problem may be caused by bad RAM , but I doubt that this is the solution.


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Odd to discharge the battery so try the generic reset.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 22, 2013 8:30 AM PDT
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quick update
by ngarkov / April 22, 2013 9:32 AM PDT


doesn't help, even removed the hard drive to see if the strange beep sound appears, but no, nothing happens. Removed the RAM memory and tried both slots with both sticks.. again nothing happens.

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Quickly starting to sound like a bad motherboard.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 22, 2013 9:45 AM PDT
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Be sure to unplug USB devices too.

Still strange to discharge batteries. There's some bad advice going around and if the battery/system is old you can lose a board by doing that.

PS. If it's working, don't fix it.

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maybe it is the motherboard ..
by ngarkov / April 22, 2013 10:28 AM PDT

If this was caused by the discharge of the battery this laptop deserves to be thrown out of the window..
I needed the laptop outside with no power supply .. I am also not fan of discharging the batteries ..
If someone still have a possible solution please let me know Happy


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There are long discussions about how batteries work.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 22, 2013 10:31 AM PDT

At the age I'm guessing this is, some try to discharge the battery to regain some life. But an old battery can cause the power supply or motherboard stress if the battery has issues. I have yet to see anyone discharge a battery unless the battery was old and failing. Seems a lesson is being learned first hand.

Wish there was more to the story.

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end of the story
by ngarkov / April 22, 2013 11:21 AM PDT
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Something I like (battery bar)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 22, 2013 11:43 AM PDT
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battery life
by ngarkov / April 22, 2013 12:41 PM PDT

Actually, the battery is almost new. I've used it for a month or 2 max..
So, I don't think this is the problem. Also, I cant get to the windows Happy

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I'm working in a vacuum here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 22, 2013 12:48 PM PDT
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Meting out details means I can only guess why it does that. The discharge the battery is a clue albeit not a good one. I only see folk do that in some attempt to fix a battery but it's just a bad idea if the machine has issues.

Now you write about Windows but your first post says that even the Dell logo is not showing. Has anything changed?

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The video
by ngarkov / April 23, 2013 12:02 AM PDT

This video is shows a program on windows, graphic interface. I still can't see the dell logo,
I can't hear the beep of removed HDD . I can press the button of the CD and it ejects .. still only the power LED is ON, nothing has changed.
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That link
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 23, 2013 12:55 AM PDT
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Shows Battery Bar which is something I thought I'd toss out there if you ever want to know about battery wear and status again.

Since Windows is not coming up, it sounds like a fried board and the clues so far about the discharged battery are why I am coming down to fried board.

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