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Inspiron 14z, a 14-incher with a slimmed-down aluminum body, available in a surprisingly staid color palette. For 2012, Dell had updated the 14-inch Inspiron 14z with Intel's 3rd Generation Core Series processor and a brand new design that's thin and light enough to make the system an Ultrabook.

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un able to start laptop while pressing power button

There is no response by pressing power button it starts when it want to start but when tuned off it looks like its dead

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I am a bit confused. It does, or does not start?

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some time it starts on its on will.But normally there is no response.i don't know any other way to start it

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I have a Broken Switch

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if i shut down my laptop it will not power on using the power button. instead i have to remove the battery and power cable. if there is a charge in the battery it will start up as soon as it is fitted. however if there is no charge in the battery then only the ac adapter will switch it on.

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it is just did not start when I push power button <power button doesn't work

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hey, poke the hole next to ram cover with small straight paper clip, it did the trick for me. Laptop booted right up.

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yes.. it works. I tried with a thumb pin and my 14z woke up from a long sleep.

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Hi, I have Dell Inspiring 14-5447. I cannot find the poke hole. Can u plz point it out for me.

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Hi ,I have same problem with Dell Inspiron 14-5447....I cannot find the poke hole......Do you find any solution Sadia Afrin???

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It worked like magic. I had previously paid 10 dollars each time it happened. Thanks a lot.

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It is not working even poke button pressed

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I was having the same issue.

Have sent it in warranty.

But there is a manual way to do it too.

On the bottom of the laptop, beside the RAM cover, there is a hole. Press the button inside by a pin, and the laptop will start for that time.

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hi guys I have a ASUS K52JC my power button is not working how can I switch the laptop on...

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I have dell inspiron 14r n4010. I have recently shown up with same problem. but i havnt gave up on it. just remove battery and ac connection and press hold power button for 10 to 30 s to drain out the battery then put battery on and start laptop with power button. tyr this for 3 times. I have strange ridiculous solution for my problem of black screen of death(BSOD). I have to keep trying power ON- OFF till i see dell logo.

with 10+ power on offs i can see the booting of my laptop.

Actual cause of problem unknown yet.

Initially i took latop to dell service centre they said mother board problem and it cost me rupees 14,000/- + 1365/- diagnostic charges!!!

I came home and did all initial checkups shown on youtube. finally ended up with my own solution of this as of now!!.

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hey...can share with me what your solution? I faced the same issue with motherboard.

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I am also facing the same problem as of you!It would be great if you let me know your solution!

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Its a problem of power circuit. You need to change power circuit of your laptop.

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I had the same problem, but was able to fix it by simply plugging my laptop's charger in for a while; as soon as I did this I was able to power the laptop on using the power button. It seems as if a drained battery will prevent the laptop from starting up using the power button; I do not believe that a circuit or motherboard problem would cause this.

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Hi,

you needed put out your battery, than on the laptop. some times automatically refuse the battery that's reason not on the laptop.

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I have same problem with my dell inspirion. For now on i take batery out and power cable. Press one time power buton. Put batery or power cable back in laptop and all work fine.

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Press the power button and the D Key on the keyboard simultaniously .

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If the issue is the power button not working and you can get it to turn on use the f2 key to get to the bios screen. In there find the option to turn on with A/C. Or turn on after power failure. and select it.

Then if you run into the power button no turning on, just unplug the A/C and plug it back. It will turn on when the A/C is plugged back in.

I have the same issue with a precision m4800 (very expensive laptop). I tried everything, replaced the power button pcb, replaced the bios battery, flashed to the latest bios, plugged it in to a docking station (even the docking station power button will not turn it on). But with that A/C set to turn on, I can get it running by unplugging A/C power and plugging it back in.

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I called Dell and was told to do the following and it does work.

unplug the computer

take out the battery

try to turn on the computer without the battery installed

then put the battery back in

start your the computer

This has worked for me every time since I had the problem the first time.

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Just open by manual guide of the laptop .

  1. Unplug everything
  2. Remove ram
  3. Remove keyboard
  4. Remove battery
  5. Remove board
  6. Remove small battery in board
  7. Keep 1 day open stage
  8. Again attached all
  9. Start with power cable no battery
  10. Reset bios

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