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Laptop doesnt boot, stuck at the first screen

My laptop is not starting up anymore. When I press the "Power" button, the screen shows the first page with the DELL logo, and then freezes (the blue band fuzzes up as well). I am left with no other alternative other than to press the Power off. I also tried pressing "Fn" along with power, and other combination, but it freezes at the same point.

Any help would be appreciated!

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  • anuragps Dec 26, 2008

    Thanks for your time!!
    The laptop model is Dell Inspiron 1525 (Jet Black). I bought it just 3 months back. I cant get into BIOS because no matter which key I press, it freezes barely 3-4 seconds after it starts up. The "blue band" is on Dell screen. And there is no CD in the drive.
    I did call up Dell support line. They made me try the "Fn"+Power combination to start the computer. Post that the 3 LEDs adjacent to the Power button started blinking/flashing. So they have said its the case of a bad motherboard.
    Dell support line is very hard to reach, and is not available on weekends...and on weekdays its difficult to tally with my office timings. So a couple of questions:
    1) Motherboard replacement: can it by any chance affect the Hard Disk, in terms of data loss? (Pardon me if its a stupid question :) )
    2) Is it usual for a 3 month old laptop, kept in proper face this problem?!
    3) Does this replacement come at a cost for me?


  • jaybird09 Dec 27, 2008

    I have what seems to be exactly the same problem with daughters laptop (Dell inspiron 1525)

    I did power on in safemode as suggested but still have blank screen.

    I was able to get into the movie mode (accidentally clicked on one button but not sure which one :( ) but it said to power off & restart with windows.

    Initially I thought it might be the inverter but because the movie mode appeared on the full screen, I highly doubt that's the problem.

    Power off no longer works either - have to unplug & wait for battery to deplete - then restart with plug in.

    Any suggestions as to what else I could try before I take it in?

    I've already decided I won't be sending it to Dell - sounds like they generally overcharge/charge for something which might be their problem to begin with. (correct me if I'm wrong)

    One side note: My own laptop is an HP - never had this problem with it & their online support team is super. They'll walk me through step by step no matter what time in the day/night & no charge to me if done via my other working computer. Is Dell always like this?

  • Boogerhead01 May 11, 2010

    Which blue band -- on the Dell screen, or the progress bar on a Windows startup screen?

    Make sure you have no CD in your drive.

    If it's freezing in Windows, keep hitting F8 as soon as your computer begins to restart and select Safe Mode.

    If Dell screen ... life may get complicated. See if you can hit F1, F2, F10 and/or delete to get into a boot menu, hit each key frequently as your computer tries to boot so hopefully it'll launch you into a "BIOS" menu. The details of this menu tend to vary as much as the keys you use to get into them, but it's the basic beginnings of your computer.

    What you want to do is make sure it's set to boot off your hard drive; make sure you have no CD in the drive. Try to Exit and Save the menu, and see if you can boot now. If that doesn't work, feel free to post here with details and any error messages. My other suggestion would be, if that doesn't work, this may be time to call Dell's support line, which should still be free for you.

    Alternately, if you feel brave and/or stupid, see if you can find a "Restore to defaults" function in the BIOS that may get you back on your feet.

  • Dapid Candra
    Dapid Candra May 11, 2010

    Can you get into the BIOS? (Press F2 when DELL logo showing)



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I have this problem but i think the bios is completely gone, nothing is happening except light blinking. Whole laptop is opened, only motherboard and compulsory parts are connected to turn it on. how can i reflash it? can you please send me the link or file which i can load directly from flash. Because its stuck on DELL page. Please help, i m stuck with this laptop.

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Check bios settings and turn them to default,
and install windows again

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  • Terminator Jul 27, 2009

    contact your dell support center.
    and try using fn+esc+power button , when power button start blinking release the keys and contact support center for bios update via email or some other type. then copy the file into pendrive and connect it to laptop after 1- 2 minutes windows start up then 2nd step is copy the other file into pendrive , double click on it and update bios. then restart.
    plz check that support center prvides you  two file namely flashgt or something like that and one other.


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Ok wat u need to do is that, you will have to send the laptop for repairing. your address fax no, email;

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The laptop could have a corrupted/bad hard drive

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Dear Anurag,
There is some serious problem in your laptop relating to the ram. I suggest to try some confirmed working ram module with your machine. I am sure it will help

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What kind of warranty did you purchase? most of the new laptops come with a 1 year warranty, so the replacement should be covered.

As far as whether or not it is normal, it does happen from time to time that the parts of a laptop are defective which is the reason for the warranty. I manage about 450 Dell laptops and desktops and i have noticed that I have issues with about 2-3% right out of the box. Dells tech support has been very good to me and they have taken care of the issues as they come up.

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