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Black Screen at startup, BIOS doesn't load


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#1 3psilon

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:43 PM

I have a Dell Inspiron E1505, and I recently bought a replacement keyboard. After screwing the new one in (and plugging in the mouse, for some reason it wasn't plugged in), it's been not starting up right. The screen is dead black, not even the backlight is on. Now, if I raise the laptop about an inch off the desk and let go (letting the laptop smack against the desk), or shake the screen lid a little violently, it usually kicks into gear and the normal DELL pixelated logo appears... and everything is perfectly normal, 100%.

I think something's loose, but I don't know what. (I have lots of experience taking the laptop apart, so it's nothing new to me.) Any idea on what's going on?

Edited by hamluis, 04 February 2013 - 08:17 PM.
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#2 noknojon

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:58 PM

E1505 Service Manual - Dell Support - Please read this manual FIRST -

Do not drop the computer or violently shake it, as this will damage it and the components.

The most likely suspect is a simple loose connection that needs reseating. Please check this first.
The manual linked above may help you figure this out, also the keyboard that you replaced may have not been fully connected -

Thank You -




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