Try unplugging HDD, ODD, WiFi, Bluetooth and use just 1 stick of RAM. Even the battery is optional at this point. I've even removed the keyboard for this last test. If that fails I nod to the motherboard but this model appears to find working ones out there for 369 bucks so repair is not usually done.
Dell Precision M6500 Laptop turns on for about 3-5 seconds then shuts off. The original issue I was checking out was when I turned the laptop on, it was on a "Testing Memory" screen but the status bar only filled up a quarter of the way and seemed like it froze. I waited a couple minutes and it had not moved. So I unplugged the power cord, removed the battery, and removed the memory sticks and held the power button down for about 30 seconds. Hooked everything back up and powered it on and this time the status bar for the "testing memory" filled up to 3 quarters, froze again and started beeping at me until I turned it off. Well. When I turned the laptop back on, you can hear the fans working and a few lights on the keyboard light up but then it just shuts off. Is this just a hardware issue? If so what would I need to order/replace? Any help would be great y'all, seriously. Thanks!