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.
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. Regards
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Re: Laptop doesnt boot, stuck at the first screen
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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Old computer technicians trick. 1st, remove the battery and unplug from any power. Hold the power button down for about 10 seconds to short the board and clear any charge left in the capacitors. Plug in power supply and press the power button. It should boot up fine and you can put the battery back in.
You will need a WinXP CD....
insert the CD and re-boot...
if boot seq is not set to boot from CD change it
restart PC...immediatly press either (F1, F2, Del) key to got to BIOS menu....
look for boot seq,
change the 1st boot dev to CD/DVd rom
save and exit BIOS menu
let the PC boot from CD
follow on screen inst...to reapir the OS or reinstall OS
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if the power is on and the screen does not show up , try to hook an external monitor using the VGA cable. If the screen does show up, it means that the problem is in the laptop LCD monitor itself. Otherwise if the external monitor does not show up, that means your laptop does not boot anymore to the operating system. Try to turn off the power and remove the power cable and battery on the laptop. Then press and hold the power button for 8 secs. Then reinsert the battery and power cables on the laptop then turn on the laptop. If there is still no screen displayed then call Lenovo for repair of your laptop.
I would recommend that you try to boot the computer in Safe Mode. This will load the basic drivers and few programs, allowing you to determine if there is a hardware or software issue preventing the machine from performing a standard bootup.
Step 1. Remove any discs in the CD/DVD drives.
Step 2. Power off your computer.
Step 3. Disconnect all devices from your computer except the power cable.
Step 4. Power on your computer, and press the F8 button every second or so until you are brought to the Windows Safe Mode screen.
Step 5. Select the Safe Mode (without networking) option and hit Enter.
Step 6. The machine will then begin to load with the most basic drivers and basic programs.
Step 7. Be patient during this time. It may appear that the machine is stuck. Give it up to 5 minutes.
Step 8. If your machine performs a successful boot, log on with an administrator account.
Step 9. On the Desktop, right-click on My Computer and select Manage.
Step 10. In the Manage Your Computer Console, in the left hand side, expand Event Viewer.
Step 11. Scan through the logs to see if there is any issues recorded during the last successful boot.
Step 12. If you find any issues, read through them carefully to see what they say.
Step 13. Restart your computer and let it perform a regular boot.
Step 14. If you expereince anymore issues, let us know.
Hi there, please restart your laptop when its booting press F8 key . You will find few option asking for selection. Select that by using up/down arrow key. Select " Last know good configuration" & press Enter. Next page asking for selecting operating system, for example: windows vista or Windows XP etc. Just select the operating system & press Enter again. ( Hope your laptop showing only one operating system ). Your laptop will start normally. If again that's blue error screen come then remove the RAM, clean it by soft napkin, Fix it back on ram slot & on power button. If nothing changes then format the Operating system & reinstall again.
Connect an external monitor to your laptop. Start your laptop and use Fn+F5 buttons (or those appropiate to your model) to send the video signal out to the external monitor. If you do not get any image on the external monitor it means that most probably the mainboard is damaged (video card or even more). Expensive to fix or replace. Have it checked by a professional.
When you power up the laptop press F1 or F2 or "del" key to enter in bios setup. Then check your harddisk is detect or not? Then also make sure SATA option is disabled in bios. Then go to boot option and set first boot device as your harddrive.Then save settings and exit. But if you even not able to enter in bios then you have reset bios settings and Refix RAM memory . For that open back cover fo laptop and find cmos cell on motherbord pull it for 10 minutes so all settings of bios goes to factory defaults. Let me know if you need more assistanse. Thanks.
Maybe there are some problem in your start button (the button wire connect to mainboard is Loosening.
Please press the start button for about 3-4 seconds then see it would start. Always it may solve the problem, this happend to my inspiron 6400 too, after used for years the start button failure. It shows only power lamp lights green but the other light cant light red.
If no, maybe your must change a power supply, as the lower volt current cant start all the device.
you need a new keyboard most likely, contact your maker of your laptop and give them the information. you can also search up your make and model of your laptop on ebay and try to find a new keyboard that way. im 95% sure its the keyboard the rest could be software. if you have any more questions or comments pleasse email me at firstname.lastname@example.org