I have been trying to repair a Dell XPS M170 and have been hit a dead end that i cannot get through. I go to power it on and my LED lights light up for 5 seconds and then the machine shuts off. The monitor does not light at all when I try powering up. I also do not have a battery installed in the laptop. Does it need one to operate? Thanks for the help.
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I had a toshiba with similiar problem. It was the voltage regulator on the motherboard that refused to work and thus the battery was not charged. However by inserting a new battery and using the mains lead plgged in and switched on it now works all the time BUT ON …
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