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Dell Inspiron 1545 won't turn on

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So this happened a few weeks back, I was playing on my laptop and then I turned it off. The next morning when I tried to turn it back on, the laptop did not do anything, the only thing that worked was the white light other than that, nothing worked and the laptop did not turn on. So I searched up my problem on the dell forum and some people suggested that Taking the battery and the ac adapter out and holding the power button for a minute would help so I tried that and the laptop still did not turn on. I became very frustrated and decided to leave the laptop plugged into the ac adapter for a few hrs. I let the laptop sit for 6 hrs and then otter turning it on again and it turned on, I was able to use it but the same thing happened the next morning, it wouldn't turn on and it had been 2 weeks since I touched this laptop and it still doesn't turn on! Please help me identify what he problem is! The model of my laptop is a dell Inspiron 1545 and it runs windows 7.
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  • Hi needhelpasap123456,

    Please check if there is any light on the brick of the AC Adapter. You may try charging the system with another good known AC Adapter. Try to power on the system just on the battery and just on AC Adapter.

    Keep me posted with the results. I will be glad to assist further.

    Thanks & Regards
    Amogh G
    #iworkfordell
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  • Sorry for the late reply, but the ac adapter is fine. There is a blue light on the brick of the adapter and it seems to be working fine because I tried it on my other Inspiron 1545. Is there anything else I can do?
  • Try reseating the memory module(s) first (remove the battery and power adapter before doing this)

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    If you can turn on the laptop with one of the batteries you have available it is possible that the daughterboard(take a close look at power jack) is faulty or just try reseatig the cable that connects it to the mainboard.

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    If nothing helps try disconnecting/reseating the display ribbon cable(be careful-don't break the connector),touchpad,keyboard - one at a time and check if the system reacts differently.

    Service manual:

    ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_laptop/esuprt_inspiron_laptop/inspiron-1545_service%20manual_en-us.pdf

    If you want or have to dismantle the laptop there are some good videos on YouTube

    Good luck

  • Hi needhelpasap123456,

    It seems the issue is with the system motherboard and it is needed to be replaced.

    If you are residing in US, you may contact Dell Out of Warranty Repairs (OWR) department at 1- 800-288-4410 to check the time and cost involved for repairs.

    If you are comfortable in replacing the system board on your own, you may contact Dell spares at 1-800-372-3355. For Owner’s Manual, please refer to the link: http://bit.ly/QumKWn.

    Hope this helps. Please feel free to reply for any further assistance.

    Thanks & Regards
    Amogh G
    #iworkfordell
    To know more about Dell Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Order & Dispatch status -> choose your region USAIndia. For helpful Dell Support Videos, you may click Here

  • Hi Amogh G,

    I'm having similar kind of problem and i have reported this issue on the forum last year but didn't get any professional help. Could you please look into this and suggest should i do to fix this issue?

    There are many people who have complained about Dell 1545 module but can't figure out the root cause of the issue. Please have a look at this issue and suggest what needs to be done to rectify the problem:

    http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/p/19532710/20672250.aspx

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Many thanks.