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Dell Inspiron 600m Boot Problem


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#1 BenjaminGordonT

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 02:35 PM

So I bought a new motherboard for my Dell Inspiron 600m because the old one wouldn't detect the battery. Now that I have it I do notice that it can detect the battery but I have a much much bigger problem. When I turn it on all 3 of the lights (You know Caps Lock, Scroll Lock, etc.) will flicker all at once for about 5 seconds and then the computer shuts down... I can't get it to do anything more. The battery light is green when it is plugged in and I do know for a fact that the motherboard works perfectly. But I still can't figure out why it isn't working. All 3 Lights Flicker simultaneously very fast for about 5-10 seconds... If it is a POST code I couldn't find anything about it... Please advise

 

Update: I fixed the problem but I'm not sure how I did it... Any ideas???

 

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Edited by BenjaminsiPod, 04 July 2015 - 05:58 PM.


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Posted 06 July 2015 - 05:46 PM

BenjaminsiPod,

When you applied power for the first time your new motherboard had no idea what was connected to it, The first thing that the CMOS had to do was inventory everything. Once that was complete the computer was ready to run. The BIOS knows what to do but it needs the information on where to find the bits and pieces.

 

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 03:13 PM

Actually this happened again yesterday... All I had to do was pick it up and shake it (lol) and it worked again... I think it may be a loose connection to something but I don't know what the heck that might be...



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Posted 11 July 2015 - 12:05 AM

All I can say to that is, if you're confident opening it up, check all connections, especially the battery/adapter jack ones.


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