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#1 cattch08

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 05:49 PM

I have a dell inspiron 1521 , when i tried to turn it on i heard the fan start then go off. The screen is blank and i have tried new charger and with and without battery still the same. Im told it will be the motherboard and costs too much so bin the laptop. How can i find out what is causing the problem without taking to a shop and being charged for something that is no good. I have tried removing hard drive/graphics card /cd rom/ battery and putting them back but still no joy can anyone help me please Samantha

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#2 troublesh00ter

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 04:13 PM

Sounds like a toasted brick to me.
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Posted 22 January 2011 - 06:15 AM

try removing the ram,reseat it ,if 2 stick of ram install one at a time and retry turning it on .
also dust buildup on cpu and fan/heatsinc can cause shutdown

Edited by caperjac, 22 January 2011 - 06:16 AM.

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