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Dell computer won't start up.

When I press the power button to start computer, the fan starts running but the screen is blank/black, runs like that for 3-4 seconds then shuts down. It only occassionally will boot up. Tried new processor but no change.

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  • timmyrocker5 May 11, 2010

    did you mess around with the memory as in remove it and put it back in.  


    what version of windows are you running.


    how many rams do you have (specify)

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If you have 2 memory sticks, (i.e. 2 ram sticks that are 2 gb each) try putting on in and start it.  if it does not work try this.
remove all power supplies (cord and battery).   hold down the power button for 30-60 sec.   after that plug the power in and try turning it on.

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