Hey all, I have a problem with my Dell Latitude laptop. The laptop is 3 years old, and worked fine 2 days ago. Yesterday when I went to turn it on, the power, battery, and CPU light would all blink on, and the CD light would blink, along with a short whirring noise, and then do absolutely nothing. In about 5 seconds, this process would start again. It just keeps doing this. So I left it yesterday and drained the battery, tried this morning to the same result. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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After 3 years of use, the CMOS battery is probably failing. Not sure about this system, but they used to be those quarter-sized LiOn batteries that cost a buck or two. They are usually soldered into their carrier, so you may need to get out the soldering iron, or take …
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