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Windows 7: my Dell Laptop gives steady Amber light, never starts again

07 Sep 2013   #1
nuflia

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
my Dell Laptop gives steady Amber light, never starts again

I have a big problem in my dell studio 1558
I spilled juice on it
I cleaned the keyboard then drying it. , switched on the computer it worked for one day then i decided to remove the keyboard and clean it again as the keyboard became sticky
After connecting the keyboard , the computer never turns on. It gives steady amber light
I removed the whole computer, no sticky things found in the motherboard ,, i dried the motherboard using air dryer No sticky things found, the motherboard looked like nothing wrong on it...
Cleaned everything but computer would not start.. I am afraid that my Motherboard might become faulty now, how can i check the motherboard ......
I really need your help
Regards


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08 Sep 2013   #2
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Those flexible ribbon cables are notoriously difficult to snap positively into their sockets. If the keyboard cable is not making good contact that may cause your problem.

Other than that, if any part of the motherboard was still wet, or had any residual film on it, when you started it up after the spill that could cause a short circuit that could have damage some component on the motherboard. Were you absolutely sure everything was clean and dry before applying power?
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08 Sep 2013   #3
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Dell is not very helpful, on most Dell's a steady amber pilot light can either mean a power supply or motherboard problem.

"Narrows it right down"....

As you were into the PC, make sure all connectors are connected and/or properly connected.
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09 Sep 2013   #4
nuflia

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks guys for the reply...
the computer was running for a day after the spill,, only problem happens when i removed the keyboard and tried to clean it and re-connect it back , at this moment the computer started giving the amber light...
now i removed the battery and waiting for few days before turning it on again
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09 Sep 2013   #5
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

You may want to post on the Dell laptop hardware forum, if you can't get it going. Those familiar with Dell's are there.

http://en.community.dell.com/support...op/f/3518.aspx
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09 Sep 2013   #6
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

I'm with TVeblen, you may have a issue with one of the flat ribbon cables. Make sure it's installed with the correct side facing up and the ribbon clamp is set back in place.
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10 Sep 2013   #7
nuflia

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks guysi am afraid the motherboard might be failing due to the short circuit, i think the keyboard might have caused the short circuit ....
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19 Sep 2013   #8
SandeepP

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nuflia View Post
Thanks guysi am afraid the motherboard might be failing due to the short circuit, i think the keyboard might have caused the short circuit ....
Hi nuflia,

Apologies as I was unable to check this post earlier. It could be a motherboard failure on the system. If you have a complete care warranty on the system then Please contact me through a private message and provide me with your service tag and contact information so I may access your system records.

Please provide us this information so that we can be in a better position to understand and resolve this issue.

If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us.
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