Question about Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook
Possibley it could be some internal parts. Please try run the onboard diagnostics by holding down Fn and the power button. Make a note of the 3 lights above the keyboard (9,A and the lock key). If it starts for a second and then shut's down, the MoBo will ahve to be replaced. 1501 has known issue and I know this as I work for DELL tech support. Call tech support or chat with them...If the product is under warranty, you should get a replacement.
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Posted on Sep 17, 2008
My computer did a similar thing yesterday if not the exact same thing. When powering on the computer, I could hear the fan and DVD drive come on momentarily....then silence. The only light remaining illuminated was the Power light. Battery was charged and the power adapter was working. I removed the DVD drive = no go. I reseated the hard drive = no go. I reseated the memory = no go. So, I did what I do best. I took everything apart. I even took the heatsink off the processor. (I don't know why. I just did.) I guess I was looking for moisture, burn marks, or something. I found nothing and reinstalled everything. Afterward, my computer started up and it works fine. Since I don't know what fixed it and I suspect it may happen again, I will invest in that expensive laptop I've been longing for. Who am I kidding? I'm too cheep.
Posted on Feb 19, 2010
Try removing the battery, then plugging it in and power ON the laptop without that. Maybe the battery or the battery terminal is shorted out.
Posted on Sep 14, 2008
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