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#1 mickeydeesQP

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Posted 23 January 2005 - 05:22 PM

yes i have a dell inspiron 1100 laptop that wont turn on at all its not the battery cause i used the wall pluge in and still didnt trun on i am running windows xp

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Posted 23 January 2005 - 06:56 PM

Do you get an error saying that a specific file has not loaded?

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Edited by JEservices, 23 January 2005 - 06:57 PM.

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Posted 23 January 2005 - 11:54 PM

nope it doesnt start up at all nothing boots up i try and turn it on and nothing happens

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 11:17 PM

cant anyone help me please im a noob i been stuck trying to figure it out and cant help me my god :woot: :inlove: :cool: :cool: :thumbsup: :flowers: :trumpet:

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 11:48 AM

since it is a laptop... there can be quite a few things wrong with it to
prevent it from powering on.

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if you have little confidence in looking around inside your
laptop, dont do it. if the machine is still under warranty
call 1-800-624-9896 and prepare for a 3 hour minimum
phone call (and repeating yourself many, many times)
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first thing... try all of the following items quoted from the dell
owner's manual for an inspiron 1100:

CHECK THE POWER LIGHT — When the power light is lit or blinking, the
computer has power. If the power light is blinking, the computer is in standby
mode—press the power button to exit standby mode. If the light is off, press the
power button to turn on the computer or exit a power management mode. If the
computer does not turn on, press and hold the power button for several seconds.
CHARGE THE BATTERY — The battery charge may be depleted.
1 Reinstall the battery.
2 Use the AC adapter to connect the computer to an electrical outlet.
3 Turn on the computer.

CHECK THE BATTERY STATUS LIGHT — If the battery status light flashes
orange or is a steady orange, the battery charge is low or depleted. Connect the
computer to an electrical outlet.
If the battery status light flashes green and orange, the battery is too hot to charge.
Turn off the computer (see page 40), disconnect the computer from the electrical
outlet, and then let the battery and computer cool to room temperature.
If the battery status light rapidly flashes orange, the battery may be defective.
Contact Dell (see page 126).

TEST THE ELECTRICAL OUTLET — Ensure that the electrical outlet is working
by testing it with another device, such as a lamp.

CHECK THE AC ADAPTER — Check the AC adapter cable connections. If the
AC adapter has a light, ensure that the light is on.

CONNECT THE COMPUTER DIRECTLY TO AN ELECTRICAL OUTLET —
Bypass power protection devices, power strips, and the extension cable to verify that
the computer turns on.

ELIMINATE POSSIBLE INTERFERENCE — Turn off nearby fans, fluorescent
lights, halogen lamps, or other appliances.

ADJUST THE POWER PROPERTIES — See the Tell Me How help file or search
for the keyword standby in the Help and Support Center. To access help, see page 80.

RESEAT THE MEMORY MODULES — If the computer power light turns on but
the display remains blank, reseat the memory modules (see page 100).



please, please reply to this post, i need to know if this fixes your
problem or not. thank you!

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 11:52 AM

Do any lights come on, of not I think it could be one of the following 3 reasons
Some cables are disconnected, or are un-sheathed and are shorting your MOBO
Your Power Supply doesnt work
Or Your mobo is fried

Or if lights do come on
it could be that your BIOS has been destoryed
you could flash it with a new one if this is the case.

If your unsure, or uncomfortable, you could just got to Best Buy or something and have them repair it...for a price.

But I am no Expert this is just what I can tell from what youve told us.

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 07:53 PM

Im sorry that I have not been back to you.

I will be keeping a closer eye on the responses to the suggestions already mentioned.

Thanks for the help rexifelis and The Trip
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Posted 29 January 2005 - 07:36 PM

One question, did you have a virus, or anything malacious on your computer last time you were able to check?

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Posted 02 February 2005 - 05:38 PM

still an issue?
hope this is not just a

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 09:32 PM

no the computer doesnt starty up at all nothing boots up at all no lights anything
no i didnt have a virus before i last checked i have tryed many thing the power supply battery please someone must no wahts wrong

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Posted 24 February 2005 - 10:04 AM

is it under warrenty? how long have you had it? how much would you lose if you bought a new comp? why a laptop? ever notice it dosent move from one spot anymore than a desktop [thats what occured to me when I had one for a few...thought id take it here and there and never did]? I hintin at either buyin a new comp....can always dream. heh.

Also...do you got a reputible computer shop around? im talkin about a small family run buis...look in yellow pages. I got a shop that i can go to if need be...they get many many custies with mainbrand comps out of warrenty that need help. most peopel are just sik of 30 a phonecall...most of the time the tech ended up having person erase and reinstall everything [i had prob once...simple driver reinstall...last time i called a compaq tech...like ten seconds in he asked "hw do u feel abut restre?!?" ...told tech off and hung up]. Id suggest finding a place like this moreso in your case because you have a laptop. Its a lot easier to mess with a tower than a laptop. I just wouldnt wanna f with llaptop at all. lmao.

goodluk. if you just bought it and it is at all possible to get an exchange....id demand it. if not try returning it anyway. i use to work at walmart. if you take it there and just politly refuse to go away im sure thely give you money for it. you may not believe me...but just to get rid of a guy I saw them take a computer back that they never sold...rofl.

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 02:16 PM

no the computer doesnt starty up at all nothing boots up at all no lights anything
no i didnt have a virus before i last checked i have tryed many thing the power supply battery please someone must no wahts wrong

If no power at all is getting through, there's a possibility that it may be a problem with the power supply. The wires going from the power supply to the computer aren't all that tough. chances are that someone tripped over the cord or overextended it and damaged the wires at one end or the other. If you aren't into Rube Goldberg fixes, you may need a new power supply. If you know anyone who has an identical computer, you could ask to try their power supply. If you have an electrical tester, you could check the end of the plug to see if the proper voltage is present.

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 08:30 PM

nope not the power supply i checked it last night still no clue




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