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Inspirion 8100 Wont Turn On


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#1 tironsi84

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 08:29 PM

Hi guys ive been looking for some help as im tryin to fix an old laptop and i dont know what the problem is and was wondering if u guys could help. I have a Dell Inspiron 8100, When i press the power i can hear the fan start and the lights go on but only for about 3 - 5 seconds then it shuts off again, If it was a software problem maybe i could have fixed it myself but im boggled as to y it wont even turn on even though its getting power, any help would be greatly appreciated thanx

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 09:57 PM

It sound like bad RAM or video. Does your computer have 2 sticks of RAM? If so pull one at a time to rule it out. Some Dells have changable video cards. I believe they are card LX cards.
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Posted 22 February 2006 - 12:59 AM

thanx i believe ill try with the ram first as i have 2 and it sounds easier and ill let u know how it goes thanx a lot

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 06:31 PM

nope pulled them both still dont get nething i get the power for about 3 - 5 seconds and off it goes again how would i go about finding out where my video card is its an nvidia ge force 2 go if that helps ive already opened the laptop up i got the keyboard out the hard drive the ram if needed but still dont know what to do ne help is greatly appreciated thanx




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