My dell inspiron 1520 wont start,it powers off after about five seconds,its fully charged .will sometimes start after about twenty trys.had no problems until i tried to charge my ipod.it gave me a strange white startup screen asking about drivers or something like that been having trouble since .your help very much appreciated,
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Re: dell inspiron wont start!
Try to boot in safe mode thru boot menu pressing F2 or F8 or F10 when prompted on startup it will present u with a screen to select safe
mode on startup just go thru safe mode and try using system restore in
the Start> All programs> accessories>system tools>system
restore try to restore on the earlier date when ur sys was ok see if it
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You've lost your desktop display. The first thing I would do is to start the computer in safe mode. Once there, do a system restore back to the time that it worked. I would also, just to be safe, do your disk management tasks like checking your hard drive for errors and running defrag.
sounds like your charging circuit isn't working or the adapter isn't putting out enough power or amprage to fully charge the battery, or you battery went bad. if the charging circuit is bad then so is *********** board, time to burry the system and buy a new one
Generally, if the AC adapter for the system's LED goes out when connected to the system, check the battery and see if it is holding a a charge (Press the button next to the LEDs on the battery see if all 5 light up) If the battery still has power, then most likely there is a failure of the motherboard.
If you can, try another Dell D-series AC adapter and see if the same thing occurs. If the system powers on, replace the AC adapter, if not it is a motherboard.
disconnect the battery and just keep the ac power connected. hold down the FN button and hit the power button. if some lights falsh and the computer shutsdown in 4 - 5 seconds its a bad motherboard. If you get other light lemme know. Call dell tech support and get a dispatch made if system shutsdown right after the lights flash. You can also try the chat support at www.dell.com/chatsupport
keep a phillips screw driver handy when you call as they might as you to disconnect the hard drive, CD drive and other cards like thememory card and wireless card to check if they are not causing the issue.