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  • Forum Thread: Dell Vostro 1720 blinking 9

    My Dell Vostro 1720 will not boot up and has a blinking 9, a solid A, and a solid down arrow light on the keyboard. The power scheme is set to go into standby when the monitor cover is closed and that is what starts the above light show. I tried holding power button down until shut off and then restarting...
  • Forum Thread: Dell inspiron 1564 Wont Post

    Hi everyone Hoping someone can help me or guide me in the right direction with this issue. I have an Dell inspiron 1564 that for some reason now will not start, if i have the battery in and plug the laptop into the mains the charging light comes on but the laptop will not switch on, if i let the...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Studio 1555 black screen

    When I turn on my Dell Studio the screen remains black without backlights, reading the post about this problem I tried to do two tests suggested by the Dell staff: -turning on the laptop with hold the Fn key and then pressing the N key : the pc not answer on the screen but emits a series of beeps...
  • Forum Thread: New Inspiron 7520 Not Booting

    My new Inspiron 7520 is not booting beyond the black "dell" screen after i shut it down for the first time.
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 6000 only boots to flashing cuursor

    Over the past 12 months I have replaced the hard drive in my Inspiron 6000 four times. No added software, no driver updates, no changes to the system. I use Ghost 12 as a backup system. When the problem occurs the machine will start the Dell bios screen and then go to a black screen with a flashing cursor...
  • Forum Thread: Laptop has blank screen after start up

    My laptop dell studio 1558 purchased in march 2011 has met with a blue screen error last Sunday...later after restarting windows asked me to start in safe mode but windows did not start up and it was shown that "windows is loading files" for long time..Irriated with that I tried to reinstall...
  • Forum Thread: lost password

    problem with my laptop ( dell inspiron 1525 ) about forgetting bios password service tag : < ADMIN NOTE: Service tag removed per privacy policy> please help me my e_mail : < ADMIN NOTE : Email id removed per privacy policy>
  • Forum Thread: Latitude E6520 - Black screen, Backlight blinking

    Hello, i have a problem with my laptop. When i turn it on, it boots, displays windows logo (using windows 8) and then the screen is black and backlight is blinking. Dell diagnostic tool says "Check the following cables: LCD Cable", Error Code 2000-0415. What should i do? I dont think the...
  • Forum Thread: dell n5110 does not hibernate or turn off when i give the command. black screen , power button light and sleep button light remain on.

    dell n5110 does not hibernate or turn off when i give the command. when i give the command a black screen appears and the power button light, the sleep button light remain on. I have to then hold the power button in order to turn off my laptop. This started happening since yesterday. Before that it was...
  • Forum Thread: Dropped My Inspiron 1501 :-(

    Hey everyone! I've committed the ultimate laptop sin and dropped my Dell Inspiron running Vista about 4 feet off a counter onto a linoleum floor, upside down. The sound and everything still works, but the screen is completely black and shows nothing AT ALL. I'm tempted to take it apart (or...
  • Forum Thread: A12 BIOS for Studio Xps 1640 has a bug.

    I want to get the word out that I have experienced a bug after downloading the A12 BIOS, and have reverted to the A11 BIOS since. The problem occurs when Windows Power Options attempts to dim or turn off the display. The display quickly dims to black and then remains off despite any effort to turn it...
  • Forum Thread: DELL inspiron 1420 - change graphic card?

    Hi, I need help.. my dell inspiron 1420 suddenly went black. I suspect its the graphic card? or maybe the mother board? Below is the symptoms and what i have done. Can you please tell me whether i can replace the graphic card to fix this problem? or do i have to replace the mother board or other hard...
  • Forum Thread: N5010 blank screen at startup (External Monitor also didn't work)

    Hello- I have an issue with my Inspiron N5010 screen, it doesn't work when switching on my laptop on Battery or AC mode. It happens a lot of times when I turn on the laptop the power button, the power indicators at the bottom turns on normally and the laptop is running without any weird sounds...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Latitude D620 will not turn on!

    Hello, Recently my laptop went into sleep mode due to low battery and would not come back on again! I ended up having to pull the batteries out. I left it to charge up but it still wouldn't come on! The lights power up, such as the Number Lock light and Scroll Lock light. I have connected the...
  • Forum Thread: Precision M6600 - Disable Optimus - Black screen, no dell logo

    Hi Dell, After receiving my Dell M6600 last week a started the process of installing WIndows 7 64 bit. During the installation of the drivers I run into an issue to install the NVidia 3000M driver. During the NVidia install, the process stops with the message "must install intel driver first"...
  • Forum Thread: Xps M1530 2000-0312 error "unable to detect LCD"

    hi recently my laptop had an electric shock.due to that i repaired my motherboard. after 2 weeks my lcd gone black suddenly.i repaired it by a tec but after 2 days it gone black again. the error is same and the code is 2000-0321. the vga works but HDMI doesnt.also LCD is working because i checked the...
  • Forum Thread: hardware+software problem

    Greetings, I have been using my Dell laptop Inspiron n5010 for a couple of years and it was working fine untill recently for a month, it started shutting down on itself and prompted me to run dell restore service, which i did, and since then its been working somehow but within some days i realised...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Vostro A860 Won't Turn On

    I bought my Dell Vostro A860 in December of 2008 and it has had a very easy life. At least a year ago (maybe longer, I'm not sure) both the battery and the power adapter stopped working correctly. The battery wouldn't hold a charge and the adapter wouldn't charge anything (it is the same...
  • Forum Thread: wont power up beeps 7 times and screen stays blank

    hi unfortunatly my warrenty ran out on the 12th of this month,is there any lea away perhaps by chance i have inspirion m5030 when i turn it on the screen stays blank and then it beeps 7 times, just keeps repeating.
  • Forum Thread: Blue screen of death

    Ok, I got the blue screen the othe day. It said "unmountableboot volume omeone sent me an e-mail and said to power it up, hit F12, and run a diag on my harddrive. Well I did, and got the following message: Error cde 0142 Msg Error Code 2000-0142 Msg Unit 0: Drive Self Test Failed, Status...
  • Forum Thread: XPS m1730 dead GPU, where to find new parts?

    Hi I've had a Dell XPS M1730 for over five years now. Two days ago the graphicscard died I believe because the screen is black but the computer still boots into windows and all. When I add an external screen I can't switch to it with fn+F8 so i don't think it's the LCD. Do dell sell...
  • Forum Thread: Latitude D800 Doesn't Come Out of Stanby

    I have an old Dell D800 that I use as a kind of goofing off machine. I recently rebuilt it as the perfect machine for web surfing and Document writing. /The computer runs great except for one glaring flaw, it refuses to come out of standby mode in Windows XP. A black screen over where the normal login...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 17R doesn't boot up/post

    Hi, I'm new to the community so please bare with me. I have a Dell Inspiron 17R laptop about a year old which doesn't want to boot up, it doesn't even start loading the BIOS, i just get a black screen with the power button with light and the first light on the left of the touch pad on...
  • Forum Thread: Latitude D830 Does not boot

    I am having a problem booting that goes like this: Steps: 1) Press Power 2) Hear HD spin up and see power and HD activity lights come on 3) HD activity light turns off 4) CD Drive spins up 5) No more activity Observations: - CPU fan does not start ever - Display does not...
  • Forum Reply: Re: 8 Beeps on start-up

    Hi chabze. My problem is like yours. After having just 8 beeps and no screen at all, I followed someone else's advice in this forum and unseat and reseat the display connector. The lap top worked perfectly for a few days. Then one morning it didn't turn on again, not even beeps. I opened it once...