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#1 setasdefault

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 11:58 PM

Hey guys,
My Inspiron 1720 froze today, and I had to hold down the power button to shut it down. Now it won't start - no post, no power to the LCD. I do get a power LED, and the HDD and WiFi LEDs come on for a second. Anyway, I just get blank screen and fans. Any suggestions?
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EDIT: Today it booted like normal. Last night I reseated the RAM, HDD, and CMOS battery, but that didn't help. I'm not sure why it worked today.

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 12:42 PM

Hello your edit to your post is a tad bit confusing, are you still having issues with this computer or has it been resolved?

If it has not been resolved, can you lend a little detail about what exactly is happening and what you were doing when the problem first started happening.

Details go a long ways in helping someone to diagnose a problem and offer a suitable solution.

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 08:35 PM

Hi Bruce,
Sorry for the lack of detail. I was browsing the web last night and my computer locked up and I was forced to turn it off by holding the power button down. When it would not turn on again, I did a bit of troubleshooting like trying it on battery or ac separately, and reseating some components. I gave up and went to bed and left it unplugged and without the battery in. This morning I plugged it back in and it booted normally. So it's resolved in that the machine turned back on, but I can't explain what happened last night and I am suspicious that this will happen again, so I'd like to know if theres a faulty component to blame. I suspect the GPU because I saw some artifacts when the computer froze last night.

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 01:42 PM

Well as you said, the problem for now has been resolved.

As for artifacts in the video, this can be caused by a driver error, which can sometimes be cleared up with a simple restart.

If your video card is an add-on card, it could be that the card needs to be re-seated in the slot, to disturb oxidation build-up on the connectors.

If the computer is running fine now, I would just write it off as an error that happened, but may not happen again.

The old saying of "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!" applies here.

If this problem happens again and is persistent the next time around, then I would suggest attempting to fix the issue.

Every now and then, every computer will hic-cup or burp and cause a random error to happen, usually a restart fixes the issue.

It is when a problem repeats its self that it is time to worry and attempt to locate and fix the problem.

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