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mark by cd rom By jon2710 · 10 years ago I find this site and hope you will help -- I am definitely not an IT pro.My son's Inspiron 2500 had Helpful +1 Report djemr Aug 31, 2009 at 08:57 AM I had the very same problem on a friends computer. Some electronics components on the motherboard failed, in most case the power jack failed or there are a short in some SMD capacitor or MOSFET directly after power jack. Further Assistance 1. useful reference

there is not a lack of communication between the PC and the HDD, just that for some reason it will not boot from the HDD. So make sure it's not rattling around in the machine. Report kazza- Aug 6, 2010 at 03:31 PM OMG I took the ram out and back in and it is now working, I am shocked omg thanks Helpful +5 Report Spacefruit I have run a few different flavors of Linux on this box and it does pretty well for its limited resources and age.

It’s possible one of the memory modules failed. I have also been unable to find a schmatic, but have a pretty detailed .pdf for disassembly. is this possible??

Slight hiccup, the latitude fan doesn't come on at start up, so something else to clear. Then hold down the power button for 10 seconds. You have to remove the keyboard (4 screws) and palmrest (8 screws) AND the display (3 screws) to really get in there. On some models you need the mute button plus Power.

Just sits there giving me a black look. Search for: How to reprogram (Flash) Laptop BIOS How to check and troubleshooting Laptop Power System How to test Power Button ON/OFF Continuity with a Multimeter Cleaning or Replacing RAM/Memory modules The first few times i booted after installing windows on the smaller partition it came up with a MBA UNDI (bus1 slot11) option in the bios boot options as well as http://ccm.net/forum/affich-38638-my-dell-inspiron-laptop-will-not-start-up Similar Topics Dell Inspiron e1505 not booting up Feb 10, 2010 Dell Inspiron 1100 not booting up Feb 22, 2005 Dell Inspiron 1505 not booting up Mar 8, 2009 Dell Inspiron

Also don't mix them up... I think you hardware guys call this no POST. The second is a little harder. Set the CD drive as the first boot device.

So I opened him up and discovered that I could induce the flickering by wiggling the screen cable around. Dell Inspiron 2500doesn’t turn on at all Dell Inspiron 2500won’t turn on at all, when you plug the AC adapter into the laptop, there are no lights, all led OFF. The Operating system not found message is still presented upon pressing I do not suspect that the hard drive is the source of this problem, an I have searched extensively There's 2 different power issues on Inspiron 2500/8100/8200 Laptops I have seen.

If you still have a floppy drive, make yourself a floppy boot disk. http://windowsrefund.org/dell-inspiron/dell-inspiron-1545-not-booting.php share|improve this answer edited Dec 4 '13 at 13:04 answered Dec 3 '13 at 22:54 LSerni 4,9101330 Thanks. Unfortunately it doesn't do anything with it. Thanks a million babe!!

It takes less than a minute and is completely free! The time now is 04:00 PM. -- Mobile_Default -- TSF - v2.0 -- TSF - v1.0 Contact Us - Tech Support Forum - Site Map - Community Rules - Terms of After partitioning your new hard drive, you must set a partition(s) active and format the drive BEFOR trying to install any new operating system. this page Push any key on your keyboard and it should boot. 0Votes Share Flag Collapse - bios by jamesatmaisonverre · 10 years ago In reply to Inspiron 2500 won't boot ...

On the third switching on I got a two beep post code, and a set of narrow stripes on the screen. Do so and you should be in - unless it is a more complicated solution but for me booting to cd required this step after analyzing why it wouldn't work. I've got Everest loaded as a diagnostic tool, and it shows a X against a 3D accelerator(whatever that is) and Xs against all the directX entries.

I know the cd fires up briefly, but I'm not 100% certain about the hdd.

Regards John Mar 24, 2008 #1 Tedster Techspot old timer..... Curious. Has the original Fantastic Beasts book been pulled off shelves? When I go online, they suggest that my memory DIMM might be spoilt.

Bad memory slot... John Mar 29, 2008 #11 lamo TS Rookie fanmaker, try to replace memory modules. If you have no pin sets on the drives, then select Autodetect in the BIOS for the first test and try Cable Select in the second test. Get More Info Accidental discovery no guarantee it will work for everyone but it worked for me!Still need a solution for this problem?

Helpful +5 Report ellis Apr 24, 2010 at 08:07 AM hi I have this inspiron dell laptop that does not boot.

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