I have had my Inspiron 15R N5110 for just under 2 years now but lately, quite often when moved even slightly my laptop just shuts down immediately, it doesn't matter whether I have much running or not. I've looked through Event Viewer for the periods when it's cut off but there is no errors or messages related to the shutdown. After each time it shuts down this way, the laptop will not power on again until I remove the battery, unplug and replug the charger cable and turn it on, then insert the battery again once the laptop is running. If I don't follow this process then it just won't turn on again, even if left for an hour. Is my battery going faulty or is it something else? I should mention that the battery charges fine and that during the shutdowns, the charger cable is still plugged into the laptop.
It seems that this is a hardware issue, occurring due to a loose connection for power button assembly. You may check all the connections are proper. Please refer to the system Owner’s Manual, you may refer to the link: http://bit.ly/11R8yLX.
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You may drain the residual power from the laptop:
Also, you can check the battery health from the ‘Dell Battery Meter’. The Battery Meter is used to check the status, life and health of the battery. To launch the Battery Meter:
You may update the BIOS. Please refer to the link: http://dell.to/1cncvsF.
Keep me posted with the results. I will be glad to assist further.
Dell Battery Meter says it's at 100% and that my battery is performing normally. BIOS is already updated to new version. I drained the residual power, will just have to wait and see now if/when it cuts out again.
As the ‘Dell Battery Meter’ says the battery is working normally, the battery doesn’t seem to be faulty. Sometimes it may happen due to the residual power.
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I'm still having the same issue, the laptop still randomly immediately shuts off and I have to drain residual power each time to get it to turn back on.
I would suggest you to run hardware diagnostics on the system for hardware functionality, by following the steps below:
You may update system BIOS, please refer to the link: http://dell.to/15gRRbb.
Keep me posted with the results. I will be glad to assist you.
I ran the test but no error messages came up, it said everything was fine. I have managed to identify what exactly triggers the shutdowns though. It seems to be whenever the lid is opened out further, even a tiny bit, that it shuts off immediately. I can close the lid as much as I like and nothing bad happens, it is only when opening it out further. The BIOS is already updated to the latest version.