Laptop Powers On, Appears Unresponsive – Check the Battery

The DELL Inspiron green, power indicator light was lit.  Pressing the power button did not revive the machine.  Also, removing the battery from the bottom of the laptop and depressing the power button (followed by a second power-on attempt) yielded nothing.

However, removing the battery and connecting the laptop power cord to an AC (wall outlet) source resulted in normal machine operation.

Upon discovery, the end-user mentioned that the battery had “not been holding a charge [prior to]”.

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