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A friend's (not computer literate, I am, but am no Guru) Inspiron 530S is in what appears to be a power save mode loop. At power on, screen shows green power light, "auto detecting", and loud fan (compared to before problem). Then screen shows going to power save mode and solid yellow light. It appears to not try to boot, as no F2/F12 show and F8 does not work. When keyboard mouse icon is pressed screen shows green power light and advises to press any keyboard key or move mouse. When either are done nothing happens and screen shows going to power save mode and solid yellow light. Cannot access BIOS, Alternate Boot (to run diags), or Safe Modes.
First you need to make sure that there are no other removable devices plug on the system, like usb, external hard drives, then if that will work try to go to the bios, press f2 when you see the dell logo, and go to the system setup, go to the boot device configuration and make sure that removable device is not the first boot device, if it is the first one choose hard disk and then second boot device ad cd rom/dvd rom and then disable the 3rd boot and the fourth boot device. Make sure to save the changes. And restart the system again. Once the computer is back and running try to go to support.dell.com and check the bios, download if there is a bios update for the system.
Posted on Oct 30, 2008
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