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I have a Dell latitude D620 thats not been used for well over 6 months. When I try to start it without AC power I get nothing.

Dell latitude D620 won't start
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  1. Hi, can you boot with the adapter, the battery is dead, if the battery won't charge, you need a new one.
  2. Take out the battery. Plug in outlet power. Press button, does it start? If not PC DEAD.

    Why are you bothering with a EIGHT YEAR OLD PC??!?! The Windows isn't supported, the parts aren't available, nor are they worth all the headaches and slowness that a simple Walmart $249 i3 Laptop will seem like a godsend can replace?
  3. jarotech said:
    Hi, can you boot with the adapter, the battery is dead, if the battery won't charge, you need a new one.
  4. No, with the adapter all I get is the flashing orange light. Nothing starts up. Without the adapter I get nothing, not even the flashing orange light.
  5. Try with just the adapter, without the battery.
  6. yankeecentury said:
    No, with the adapter all I get is the flashing orange light. Nothing starts up. Without the adapter I get nothing, not even the flashing orange light.


    PC DEAD, cost for service from anyone starts at $150, new laptop $249, do the math.
  7. jarotech said:
    Try with just the adapter, without the battery.


    Thanks for your quick response. I just tried with just the adapter and I get nothing not even the flashing light.
  8. Tom Tancredi said:
    yankeecentury said:
    No, with the adapter all I get is the flashing orange light. Nothing starts up. Without the adapter I get nothing, not even the flashing orange light.


    PC DEAD, cost for service from anyone starts at $150, new laptop $249, do the math.


    I know what the cost for service is, that's why I'm trying to fix it myself. In the process maybe I'll learn a few things.
  9. Good for you Yankeecentury !
  10. Hi, it will take a little time don't worry, I'm searching the schematics.
  11. I found them, the adapter is it the original for the laptop? Look at the end of the connector of the adapter, do you have a pin in the middle.
  12. jarotech said:
    I found them, the adapter is it the original for the laptop? Look at the end of the connector of the adapter, do you have a pin in the middle.

    I believe it is the original. It is a Dell and does have a pin the middle. The numbers that I can read off of it are
    ADP-70BB
    Model PA-4
    P/N 1243C
  13. Does the laptop worked with this adapter before.
  14. Yes it worked with this adapter before.
  15. We will eliminate the obvious, take out the battery, HDD, if you have more than one RAM just keep one, try to boot.
  16. jarotech said:
    We will eliminate the obvious, take out the battery, HDD, if you have more than one RAM just keep one, try to boot.


    I took out the battery, Hdd, and the Ram that I could access from the back. Tried to power up and got nothing. I then proceeded to take out the Ram from underneath the keyboard. Tried to power up and got nothing. Should I put the Ram that I took from the back of the unit, (the one I took out first) and try to power up. I don't know if this will make a difference.
  17. I meant to say should I put the Ram back in that I took out from the back of the unit
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    The RAM won't make any difference. If you want to go further about troubleshooting, you must have a multimeter for that. I'm a technician, I diagnose with the voltages on the motherboard, and with the schematics who tell me the components you have on the motherboard. If you are up to it, I maybe can help you.
  19. Guys not trying to rain on the parade, but he was very clear, with just a outlet power plugged in on a 8 year old PC, it doesn't power up. Simply put the Mobo / CPU has fried, and being so old isn't salvageable (the HDD you can use in a external connector IF you can find a IDE to USB adapter anymore just to 'get' to files), especially when the cost of a brand new laptop is only $249.
  20. jarotech said:
    The RAM won't make any difference. If you want to go further about troubleshooting, you must have a multimeter for that. I'm a technician, I diagnose with the voltages on the motherboard, and with the schematics who tell me the components you have on the motherboard. If you are up to it, I maybe can help you.


    I'll have to see if I can get my hands on a multimeter and then we can continue further. I really appreciate your help.
    Thanks
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