Posted 29 April 2012 - 04:31 PM
I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with Vista Premium Home Edition, Sevice Pack 2. A couple weeks ago I pushed the power button and there was no response at all. No lights, no sounds; totally dead. I did some research and by pushing the Fn key and the power button together I did get a response; the Num Lk icon/light on the keyboard lit up while the Caps Lock icon/light flashed very fast. I did find a video that showed a similair scenario which said that this indicated the motherboard was fried. However the Caps Lock icon in the video presentation flashed much slower than mine.
Needless to say I still came to the conclusion that my laptop was dead. After about 4 days of it sitting on my desk without the battery or the power cord attatched I decided to put the battery back in along with the power cord and voila! There was life, but it said that windows did not shut down properly; it did its thing and when it finished everything was normal. So I just chalked it up to some strange anomaly.
Fast forward to 4 days ago. She's been running like a champ and then I sit down and push the power button and nothing; it has once more given up the ghost. I push the Fn key and power button again and it does the same thing that it had done previously.
Today: She's been sitting without the battery or power cord. I put the battery in, and then the power cord; I push the power button and once again my laptop has come back to life.
One thing I noted about each one of these incidences is that when life was restored in each case the time on the clock was wrong by several hours.
I would greatly appreciate any help you could give. I use this computer for work and if I need a new one I would like to have it before this one dies for good.