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Laptop (Inspiron 1501) Won't Start Up


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#1 Nirrvana

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:36 PM

Yesterday, my laptop (Dell Inspiron 1501) messed up. The screen went blue, but not the blue screen with error report, it just went blue. 

 

Now, it won't start up. When I press the power button the CD Rom spins, but the monitor stays black. I don't hear the hard-drive spinning either. It's getting power, but won't start. Also, when I hit the power button it shuts down immediately, so I know windows isn't loading behind the black screen.

 

I tried a different power cord, I replaced the memory, I changed the processor, I switched hard-drives, and still nothing. I also took out the internal battery, to see if it would reset bios. I don't have another video card, but I would think windows would load behind the black screen if it was a video card issue.

 

 

Any idea on fixes for this? 



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Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:50 PM

Can a blown video card cause windows not to load?



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:22 AM

Yes a blown video card/chip will cause a pc not to boot.

 

When you turn it on do you hear any beeps? If not, remove the ram and try to boot it and see if it will beep then. This will tell you one of two things. Either the ram is bad, or if there are no beeps without the ram, it may be a motherboard problem.


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:38 PM

There's no beeps when I take the ram out...






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