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Computer wont start

When power is pluged in, both lights-battery light & power light, starts flashing but computer wont boot...even processor fan isnt working..plz help

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  • fnctyusa Jan 20, 2008

    My computer (Dell Dimension 8200 ) will not boot at all. It will turn on and go to the Dell Signature and then to a screen saying a recent software or hardware change may have caused this. When trying to load normal or safe mode it will go back to the dell signature. I have tried to restore with disk and to reload Windows XP but still goes to the same screens as above. I really dont want to lose everything I have on there and any suggestions will be helpful.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    when I push the start button it does nothing....the light remains on, the wireless lights white,no monitor reaction even flash or something, ventilator is running, HDD is working.....I hope it's not the ATI chipset

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    wont power up.
    says battery is full.
    fans wopnt even start up its dead :(



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Im having the same problem, at first my keyboard went dodgey and it randomly switched off and now cant get it back on, when the charger is plugged in, no lights are on and nothing happened when i drained the battery. Havent tried the RAM thing, will try it and see

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    Im having the same problem, at first my keyboard went dodgey and it randomly switched off and now cant get it back on, when the charger is plugged in, no lights are on and nothing happened when i drained the battery. Havent tried the RAM thing, will try it and see



I ran into the same problem with my Armada E500. In my case, it was a faulty RAM module. What I would suggest is start by removing the battery, and the charger. Then continue by removing the plastic section above your keyboard (there is a single screw holding it in place on the rear end of the laptop. This plastic covers the right-hand hindge) from there, there are four plastic tabs that you slide down to remove the keyboard. This will give you clear access to the ram. Remove the module(s) and, using a soft eraser, gently clean the contacts. If your laptop has two sticks of ram, I would also recommend putting them in opposite ram slots. After that, replace the keyboard and plastic bezzel, reconnect the battery and charger, and try to boot it up again

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Nothing is booting ......when in earnest I say that is the BIOS screen at the beginning not going too. When you say the lights all go but the computer does not BOOT can you clarify please what goes. Now you say the processor fan does not work I imagine you are INSIDE the unit to know this try pushing down on the CPU firmly with your hands it may have dislodged slightly it can do this sometimes.....Ive seen it happen. Now for the not booting I need to know what is if any?.

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