Question about Dell Inspiron 8500 Notebook
Power up - power & charge light comes on, 3 lock lights flash, but display goes dark with stripey lines and slowly goes white over about 1 minute. Fan seems to switch on/off, but can't hear the HDD spin up. Same thing happens without HDD or DVD installed.
Did come to life once in 20 goes (without HDD in), some lines on the display which weren't on secondary display.
Maybe sounds power-ish but not sure.
Question is, should I replace Display board first (cheaper) or motherboard (more likely I think)
If I have to I'll replace both. I love this laptop, its awesome even 5 years on with its 1920x1200 display
Reaseat the ram or try reformmating
Posted on Aug 14, 2009
My husband found the Dell support page that explains what the various blinking lights mean! In my case it was RAM that had become unseated...
You'll have to enter some data and go through the matrix. You'll need to check this box <The system is receiving power but does not POST. The power LED comes on or a Lock LED flash code is displayed.> And that will get you to the flash codes page.
Posted on Jun 20, 2009
Your laotop problem most from display unit (ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9000), you need consider
1) first you need to make sure the EXT VGA diaplsy is ok or not, if both display are same problem, please do next
2) if the display card is separat to motherboard you need check the card connection with the motherboard, there is pair plug/socket
clean it and set back. still bad, need to change one
3) if the display card is on board chips you cant change it, you have to find a special technician to do BGA repair
4) if EXT VGA display normal you need check LCD cable connection and LCD panel, this step please keep in touch me
hope help you to deal well
Posted on May 14, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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