my dell precision m6300 turns on and off right away

December 23, 2013 at 23:58:53
Specs: Windows 7
i bought a dell precision m6300 a couple of months ago. now all it does is turn on for a few seconds and turns off. can someone please help me with this problem.

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#1
December 24, 2013 at 06:19:24
If you bought it new it will still be covered by Dell's warranty so contact them. If it's faulty they will repair or replace it free of charge. That's what warranties are for.

It is almost certainly a faulty hardware problem, nothing to do with software or Windows.

If you try to fix it yourself and make it worse Dell may refuse to repair it, especially if they can see that screws or seals have been tampered with. So do the sensible thing and contact them now.

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#2
December 24, 2013 at 09:11:22
The Precision M6300 was a machine that came out in around 2006-2008, so I doubt it is covered by any warranty by Dell. I'd assume you bought it used off of a site like eBay? If so, check the seller's warranty and return policies.

The Nvidia graphics cards in these machines were often prone to failure, and that would be my first bet if the machine isn't staying on for an extended period. If there is no way you can have the machine repaired by the seller or by Dell, you can take apart the laptop and remove the video card (it is removeable in this machine), take off any plastic stickers on the card, and then bake it in the over at 385 Degrees F for 8 minutes. That has revived similar Dells with a failed video card in the past for me and worked like a charm.

You've been helped by a 16 year old.


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#3
December 24, 2013 at 11:19:59
Hmmm, interesting reply above. Probably worth trying if other suggestions do not help.

Before trying that suggestion, I suggest you get a can of compressed air and blow out the air vents on the bottom of the laptop.

If the CPU is overheating this may help.

You can get canned air at any office supply or computer store.


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