I use the Inspiron 1525 as a desktop, so I never plugged in the battery.
Everything was normal yesterday and I shut down the laptop before went to bed.
This morning when I connected the AC adapter, there's no power light, the batter light flash orange, the wifi light (on the right side of the laptop) flash blue and orange. When I press down the power button, I can hear the fan start running, nothing else, black screen, battery light still flash orange, wifi light still flash blue and orange.
I plugged in the battery and see the same problem. (When I press down the power button, I can hear the fan start running,
nothing else, black screen, battery light still flash orange, wifi light
still flash blue and orange.)
Operating system: Windows Vista. I bought it in 2008.
Anyone can help me find out the problem? I am desperate now since I need to access information inside it.
I could be wrong about this, but it is just my opinion. I have a couple Inspiron 1525's and I am having a similar problem with one of them. The difference is that the wifi light does not blink. Only the battery light does. But after it blinks orange a few times it then turns blue and the laptop starts up. The problem: the battery is faulty and needs replaced. Well I did a little research on the issue that you're having and it was fairly hard to find. Not too many people have posted such an issue. I did find one result. The man/woman wasn't 100% about it, so I can't I'm 100% either. But I will just copy and paste his post to another persons problem:
"What's going on is the Power-On Self-Test (POST) has discovered a fault or failure. You might have a loose component (memory chip, video card assembly, etc) and the computer is turning itself off to preserve your hard drive data. Since you got it in 04, your warranty has expired. If you are comfortable working on it, you should see about re-seating your RAM and CPU. (I would have to look that model up, haven't seen one in years, so i am not 100% cerain where the ram is, but usually it's under a panel on the bottom, or, under the keyboard). If you do NOT feel comfortable tinkering with it, then take it to a repair shop for an estimate. If it costs more than $400 to fix it, you may want to invest in a replacement machine. You can get a refurbished 1525 (and just move your HD over to the other one) for about 200-400 bucks.If you are very confident in yourself, then you may want to try taking it apart and re-inserting all the connections, making sure nothing pulled loose, like the LCD cable or the ram or the video card assembly, etc.Good luck"
i actually found a solution to a battery that suddenly stopped charging. it sounds quite complicated but it did work for me on 2 different occasions with 2 different computers. here is how it was done(i found it in another forum and hundreds of people said it worked for them too):
start the computer and let windows load up(having both the battery and the charger plugged in
shut the computer down and close the lid
unplug the laptop
take the battery out
plug the laptop back in
open the lid and start the laptop up
after windows completely loads, shut it down again
close the lid
put the battery back in
open the lid and start windows up
it should be working again after that. now of course this wouldnt work for the original post here since the laptop wont start up at all. so a new battery may be the best solution if reseating the hardware doesnt work
Did you ever find out what was wrong i am having the same exact problem????