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After being turned on the screen goes black and the lock key with the number 9 is illuminated ablove the keyboard

The screen is black after the startup dell ad is flashed. The light up key with a closed padlock with the number 9 in it is illuminated. I don't know what that means. If you hold down the number 9 key for about 3 secs. it will start beeping with each keystroke.

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