Question about Dell Vostro 1500 Notebook
Get a flashing lock symbol on my keyboard apon turning my laptop on? The lock has a A in it. The laptop won't boot up?
Please help me
See if you can run the Pre-boot System Assessment (PSA) diagnostics. To run the PSA+ Diagnostics on this system, perform one of the following actions:
1) Hold down the <Fn> key while pressing the power button.
2) Turn on the system, press <F12> at the initial Dell™ logo screen, and select “Diagnostics” from the boot menu.
3) Disconnect the AC power and remove the battery. While holding down the power button, insert the AC connector into the back of the system. The system then starts and the message “Diagnostic boot selected” displays. The system then launches the PSA+ Diagnostics.
According to Dell specs, there is no error code listed that you described, (Flashing Caps LED). Also try reseating the memory modules, (you might want to try this first).
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Posted on Nov 07, 2008
Hi there i have the same problem, a flashing lock symbol with an A inside it and i have tried the method to get in to the psa but it won't do anything just keeps flashing and then turns off. Any help would be greatly appreciated. laptop has been back to dell twice but they say its working fine with no problems
Posted on Nov 10, 2008
I I just solved this problem today. Try to change and switch / unplug your ram and your battery , just use normal power supply and the the best is detach your hard drive out and pull out the interposer which attach to the SATA hard disk and put it back. This solutions work for me.
Interposer - image above
Posted on Jul 13, 2013
Had the same problem with the flashing lock; Tried removing the RAM from below the laptop system unit, same thing then tried to remove the RAM just below the keyboard, the laptop started booting n working now. First take out the cover for power button. Than remove the keyboard, u will find another RAM just there.
Posted on Jan 19, 2013
The problem is the video card. The card cost $150 plus labor to install it. There is temporary fix to it .First take out the cover for power button. Than remove the keyboard. Take a hair dryer from home,use high heat blow it into the video card about 5 minutes.The video card is on the right side of the power button. Than put everything back together and restart the laptop. This work for me. Good luck....
Posted on Nov 27, 2012
Most times it lights battery light only
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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