my son's Dell Inspiron 1150 laptop has just been given a new 80gb HDD. (Also ram upped from 256 to 512)It was working with the new drive. I tried to put in the old 30gb drive to see if we could get some info off it but now the laptop won't start up at all. When it's switched on the fan starts, a small light always flashes 10 times (that's about 10 seconds) and then turns off. If I pull out the hard disk & try it, it behaves exactly the same. If I put an operating system disk in the DVD ROM drive it still behaves the same; just as the CD starts up, the thing dies. We've tried it with power-adaptor as well as battery. Now when I put back the new drive it won't work either! I had undone some screws & looked inside but I thought I had put everything back properly. Is there anything obvious I could have missed that would stop it even from coming on?
PS I have now managed to find the download the service manual so I'm hoping it might help me!
Edited by RicardoVerdi, 08 January 2007 - 01:02 PM.