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#1 tony o flanagan

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 07:30 PM

need help with a dell inspiron 1501 no display or os running but power indication light on any ideas!

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 07:40 PM

Same thing happened with my Son's computer. Turned out to be the mother board.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 07:44 PM

was it expensive to repair or should i just scrap it

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 07:51 PM

His was about 5 years old, lots of mileage so i advised him to scrap it. He wanted a new one anyway. Hang loose, somebody else might have better advice.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 08:01 PM

i will do that thanks all the same

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 08:47 PM

I see you said no OS running. Does that mean not any sounds from the OS starting? That familiar XP startup tune? If you can hear that, have you tried hooking up an external monitor to rule out a burnt out display bulb?

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 09:16 PM

there is no sound or vision (i checked the arrow keys)what type of connection would i need to hook up to another laptop

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 02:37 PM

You would not hook up another laptop. What I was suggesting was an external monitor only, using the output on the back of the nonworking laptop. But since you don't hear the OS startup sounds, I think my suggestion would be fruitless, as it seems to be more serious than a burnt LCD bulb.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 02:46 PM

that makes sense probably better to buy a new one than have it repaired listen thanks for your help just the same

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 03:29 PM

Wasn't much help, but you're welcome.

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