Dell Laptop Wont turn on after sitting a couple weeks. Battery Good.. Help

danman132x

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I have a Dell E5450 that won't turn on after sitting about two weeks or more. The power button is completely unresponsive. Thing is, this does it even after its been fully charged, and then just sits unused for a while. It can sit about a week, and then still turn on just fine but any longer causes this issue.

When it doesn't turn on, you literally just have to plug in the power cable for a second until the charging indicator comes on, on the front. Once you do this, you can unplug it and it will turn on like normal, and once booted shows the battery percentage. In this video 60%, but normally its higher. Just haven't used it or charged it recently to full.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJy9YmjQYrE

Is this some sort of safety lockout or normal behavior for this? You would think it would turn on anytime though.

 

Saga Lout

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I've seen this several times in laptops and it usualy points to imminent battery failure. Remove the battery and see if mains power can bring the machine back to life. If you're likely to let it go another long period without it, leaave the mains power connected or leave the battery out.

You can find the right battery on e-Bay but be prepared to spend good money on a proper unit. Some cheap batteries are clones and they might cause a fire.
 
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