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If reseating/replacing memory doesn’t help, try removing the hard drive, DVD drive, modem, wireless card, keyboard, etc… In other words, disassemble the laptop to bare minimum and test again. You said "The computer will not boot to the WINDOWS CD while the hard drive is attached." This is a typical boot sequence error. Report GAT- May 6, 2010 at 07:38 PM Yeah, That almost ALWAYS works, and if the computer is beyond repair you can use the old RAM to upgrade another computer if Then hit (shift+1) (shift key and the number one key at the same time) on the cd drive. his comment is here

The only LED on after that would perhaps be the battery charging indicator. So bought a new screen cable and fitted it. I'm now seriously considering buying a POST card diagnostic tool. Motherboard failure; the motherboard has to be replaced, if it’s not too expensive.

Mar 24, 2008 #2 fanmaker TS Rookie Topic Starter Hi Tedster. If it gave me even the post and boot up I'd know that the problem was in the cpu rather than a power problem Mar 28, 2008 #8 clancy31 TS Run the Drive Self Test (Hard Drive Diagnostic) ============================= The first step to perform when you encounter errors with the hard drive is the drive self test. You dont need it to POST to a bios, but it will indicate whether it is a power supply or motherboard problem Report jonny vincent- Apr 22, 2011 at 05:33 AM

The reason is that, by chance, I left the laptop switched on with the ac adapter plugged in for about 2 - 3 hours. U the man. Unfortunately it doesn't do anything with it. their other reccommendations included processes that required to be activated from windows...

Motherboard completely dead. Screen blackout, no power up, but the fan and the dvd rom was running. Find all of the connections as you can. (Some are little white connections with little with heads and a wire coming of the head. http://ccm.net/forum/affich-38638-my-dell-inspiron-laptop-will-not-start-up I have also been unable to find a schmatic, but have a pretty detailed .pdf for disassembly.

Router or switch for port-based... btw, i can create thread in this forum in which i will describe laptop low-level working(i.e. Svchost.exe using a ton of memory NEED TO REMOVE THE ERROR Online I am always in the past. Regards John Mar 24, 2008 #1 Tedster Techspot old timer.....

I have a Latitude C600 that works. http://newwikipost.org/topic/QQSHJqcGwN65QpMp8fTfose9uFNwNXR8/Dell-Inspiron-2500-not-booting-up.html I wondered if it could be hard disk controller? Now put the keyboard back in. You can try removing memory modules one by one and test the laptop with only one module installed.

I notice that only one fan comes on when the processor is working. http://divxeo.com/dell-inspiron/dell-inspiron-can-t-write-to-dvd-but-can-to-cd.html If the laptop still doesn’t turn on, most likely you have Screen, Processor, Graphics Card or Motherboard failure. (How to clean or replace Laptop RAM). Report megatron33- May 13, 2011 at 05:34 PM Wow it worked. but did not have to fix Vista.

Slight hiccup, the latitude fan doesn't come on at start up, so something else to clear. I pulled a Fujitsu 80 GB from another laptop, and it is recognized correctly, and the WD is recognized by the other system as well. In this case you can try cleaning and reseating memory modules to make sure they are making good contact with the slot. http://divxeo.com/dell-inspiron/dell-inspiron-e1505-not-booting-up.html Screen fritzed, and would not turn on afterwards.

If I can find the cleaner disc I've got, I'll see if that makes a difference. 2nd edit Cleaner disc didn't make any difference. That should tell you if the CD ROM is enabled in BIOS. IT WILL TOTALLY FRY YOUR LAPTOP IF STATIC TRANSFERS!!!

AnonymousMay 2, 2010, 8:57 PM You can get to the boot menu by hitting F12 when you see the Dell BIOS splash screen.

This will reboot the system and at the splash screen, most Dells have the option of hitting the F12 key to boot from any device that it finds. Lappy was well out warranty. The second is a little harder. Just sits there giving me a black look.

if you know your way around well enough. I've just put Everest, a useful diagnostic tool onto the Latitude to find out what the cpu is, and it seems to have the same sort of spec as I would greybeard 13:06 25 Mar 08 http://divxeo.com/dell-inspiron/dell-inspiron-1100-screen-goes-black-30-secs-after-booting-up.html Insert the battery(ies)...

Edit I've tried the memtest but get no response from the laptop. Thanks dude! If so, pull out the video card, and lift the power board up with it. If there is a cd in the player, it will run.

I placed the adapter that came with the notebook on the hard drive and installed the drive. The other symptoms you now have does seem like a short circuit and some component blown. can you post a picture of this pattern? Ask a new question Read More Configuration Dell Inspiron Boot CD-Rom Windows XP Related Resources How make dell inspiron N5010 boot from cd?

In this case most likely you have you have a faulty screen or bad video cable connection. I'm afraid these are the only thoughts I can offer, hopefully someone else will think of other ideas. 12-06-2007, 04:11 PM #5 Fragbagger Registered Member Join Date: Dec Thanks John ps it may be old, but it will become my first linux machine if I can get it running. should I get it replaced??

This is a good time to blow-out the dust on the CPU cooling fins, too... You can repair the MBR two ways. I would carefully consider if it is worth the effort to diagnose if it were me. This is not unusual for Dell Inspirons as I have had to replace almost all in our company within their warranty period.