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Dell laptop inspiron 5150 wont come on

Xp the power comes on with the lights it seems like it starts to boot up but the display wont come on and just the cpu fan runs i tried a new hard drive but didnt help

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  • mark_jordan9 Nov 25, 2008

    i did try to reset the memory card

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Did you try re-seating the ram? I repair and resell computers. The most common problem with laptops is the memory modules become unseated from moving them around. The screen won't light on most of them if the ram becomes unseated. Just remove the ram cover on the bottom, remove the modules and reinstall them. A bad module will do the same thing. If reseating them doesn't work, try removing one and then the other to see if you have a bad module.

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