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Vostro 1510 I get a flashing lock symbol on my keyboard apon turning my laptop on? The lock has a number 9 in it. The laptop won't boot up? Please help

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  • brown97231 Jan 08, 2009

    I have the same problem.

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    CD is in the drive and will not boot

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    tammiel_will May 04, 2012

    I have the same problem too. but every time my Labtop turns on , the #9 in the lock never comes off. :( . when that lights up , some of the letters on the key board don't work . WHAT MUST I DO ?

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Possible memory issue. Try Reseating your memory card on the system, it would be helpful.

Posted on Oct 02, 2008

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The only solution i have found for the flashing 9 lock symbol is to remove the battery, then remove both (if there is 2) sticks of memory then replace one in the opposite slot. Plug in the power adapter and try restarting. That worked for me, once it started i checked for updates and then turned it off and replaced the second stick of memory and then the battery and while unplugged restarted again.
This is the second time i have gotten this fault, and no-one seems to know what it is. It seems to be some kind of error with the system state but i cannot find a reason as to why that is. But as long as my solution works i don't mind too much.
Hope this helps.

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