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Muusyc
post Jan 15 2022, 06:31 PM

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Unplug from the power source, remove the battery out, and then hold the power button for 10 seconds. After that, plug back the power source without the battery, turn on the power.

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Muusyc
post Jan 16 2022, 01:39 PM

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QUOTE(Human Nature @ Jan 15 2022, 07:07 PM)
This method cannot work anymore. The power button was broken 2 years ago, battery earlier than that. At that time, I managed to bypass the power button. The laptop now just rely on the power cable to start.
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Looks like your laptop is in a very bad shape and conditions. Now I really doubt that Windows update killed your laptop. Time to get yourself a new laptop.
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post Jan 16 2022, 02:08 PM

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QUOTE(Human Nature @ Jan 16 2022, 01:48 PM)
That is just the hardware power button part. Software wise was good. But yeah, am scouting for a new laptop.
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Muusyc
post Jan 23 2022, 05:17 PM

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QUOTE(netmatrix @ Jan 16 2022, 03:07 PM)
Can almost confirm the BIOS update not complete. I think the DOS screen came up and is halfway updating BIOS/ FIRMWARE with red text and TS shut the laptop off.

In fact almost all brand new laptop i saw sold in 2020/2021 had firmware updates came with windows update!

If the firmware came from DELL update there is a safety feature that it will not update if there is no charger attached to it. It will cycle telling you there is a problem or charger not detected.

But i have not seen the firmware delivered though windows update did that. Damn scary yo.

So if anyone bought new laptop immediately run windows update with charger on. Finish all the windows update and it should be fine.

BUT TS said laptop no power. I would just try another charger just in case. Very likely the charger failed and the battery depleted. No way that is going to boot again without at least a 15 minutes charge.
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I really doubt that the case especially when the battery is not present as been told by TS earlier, and I do recall by default (for safety reason) Dell laptop to be able to do a BIOS/Firmware updating both the AC adapter and battery must present unless a special DOS command is used to skipped the battery detection before a flashing is allowed to continue with warning to further allowing the process to proceed.

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