Latitude D830 Won't Turn On


Laptop computer Forums (Audio, General Hardware, Video)

Latitude D830 Won't Turn On

This question is not answered

My Latitude D830 won't turn on. I thought it might be the battery, bought a new one and it seemed to charge (the power indicator on the battery lights up 3 lights when pressed). It still will not turn on. I took the battery out to see if just the adaptor would work and still nothing - no lights at all. Help!

All Replies
  • Does the LED on the adapter come on before you plug in the notebook end?  If not, the adapter is bad;  replace it.  If the LED comes on, does it stay on when you plug in the notebook end?

  • I'm having a similar problem with my Latitude D830. My charger LED is green when I plug it into the wall, but turns off when I plug it into the computer. I'm assuming there's some problem with my laptop's power input. I wonder if it's somehow trying to drive current back into the charger, and that's what is causing the charger to stop working?

    Does anyone know what parts I might need replaced, or if there's some other possible fix? I'm fairly handy with computers, and would have no qualms about taking the laptop apart if there were a way for me to fix this.


  • When the LED on the adapter goes off upon connection to the system, the mainboard is bad.  If you choose to replace it, make sure you get an Intel-video board - NOT the nVidia one, which is unreliable.

  • If your D830 has the Nvidia GPU then the GPU may have failed.

    If all the lights flash aka caps num scroll then the ram is bad.

    Report Unresolved Customer Service Issues here
    I do not work for Dell. I too am a user.
    The forum is primarily user to user, with Dell employees moderating.