Question about Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

1 Answer

Dell Inspiron 1501 will not turn back on

I use this computer often for school and I would hardly ever shut it down. I left it on one night and did not go to use it again for about a week. When I went to turn it back on, there is no power what so ever. I tested the battery with the LED lights and all five of the lights went on but I don't know what that means. The AC adapter has power but the computer doesn't have any. What should I do? Is it a problem with the battery? Thanks for the support!

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Dell Master
  • 32,281 Answers

Hi Melissa,
The battery is OK, when you press the test button the number of LED that are on indicates how much charge is in the battery.
When you plug the adapter into the laptop there should be a LED on the laptop that indicates that it is on main power and charging.
You fault appears to indicate that you have either faulty RAM (memory) or it is not making proper electrical connection with the motherboard.
The RAM is located on the bottom of the laptop under one of the panels. Remove the panel and reseat the memory modules (take it out and insert it again a few times), the reboot your laptop.
If it still doesn't work remove it and take it to your friendly computer shop and get them to test it in another laptop, if it is NBG (no bloody good) then you will need to buy new memory.
Best of luck.

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Dell inspiron 1520 won't turn on.


Remove the battery from its compartment on the side of your Dell Inspiron laptop computer.


Remove the power adapter from its plug on the side of the Dell Inspiron (if your laptop is currently plugged into a wall outlet).


Press down and hold the "Power" button on the laptop for one to two minutes. This will dispel the excess electrical current that is built up inside the laptop.


Put the battery back inside the compartment of your Dell Inspiron.


Plug your power adapter back into the side of the Dell Inspiron. Press "Power." Your laptop computer will now turn on.


hope this helps

Oct 08, 2012 | Dell Inspiron 1420 1501 1520 1521 1525...

1 Answer

Inspiron 1501 screen won't come turn on


If your laptop appears to boot up and the hard disk LEDflashes, then the problem is probably a back light fault. This can be a faultyinverter or a faulty CCFL lamp. Please click on this link and follow myinstructions to identify the fault and possible fix :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r3598095-faulty_laptop_lcd_screen

Apr 11, 2012 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

1 Answer

Hi when i try to shut down my dell inspiron 1501 it will not shut down


Shut down file is missing. You might have to reformatt it to fix the problem

Apr 17, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

1 Answer

DELL 1501 INSPIRON THAT SHUT DOWN AND WANT POWER UP


Short or broken lil jack on the mother board. Needs a professional to look at it.

Oct 11, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

1 Answer

Dell inspiron 1705 9300 17inch shuts down after 15-20 mins win xp


first thing to do is run psa test. turn off laptop. remove batt use ac adapter alone. press and hold on Fn key then press power button once. complete the quick test check if you will be getting error codes like 0142 , 0146 this is hard drive replacement.

Oct 01, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

1 Answer

Operating system not found inspiron 1501


Check to make sure the hard drive hasn't come loose. If it hasn't then the hard drive will need to be replaced.

Jun 14, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

1 Answer

Dell inspiron 1501 work fine turn off last night now wont turn on


You mentioned trying a different battery, try a different AC adapter.

When plugging in the ac adapter to the wall, see if the POWER LED comes on on the adapter, then when you connect it to the computer, see if the LED stays on.

If the issue occurs with both AC adapters (No battery installed) then the motherboard has failed. If one ac adapter works but the other doesn't then the adapter is bad

Feb 01, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

1 Answer

Shutting down


Hi, Try cleaning the air outlet vents on your Laptop. you can try blowing a can of Air and also chk the power option on your computer control panel.

Jan 31, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook Logo

592 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18357 Answers

mukhtar21 shaikh
mukhtar21 shaikh

Level 3 Expert

2017 Answers

Are you a Dell Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...