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Dell Inspiron 1150 - Wont boot & nothing on screen ??

I'm totally frustrated with my Dell 1150 ! Powers on fine, fan spins, then stops for a while (without the power cutting out), then will keep on going fine. Fans are all cleaned & dust free, CUP and under heatsink both have fresh thermal paste covering them (so no overheating). Have tried various memory, which has all been tested on other machines (though they were D600s). Machine runs fine from psu and from battery, battery charges. Processor is a 2.6GHz - could my memory be wrong ?
I'm just not getting anything on screen, nor can I get it to post to an external monitor (assuming my keyboards fN function is working).
Anyone got any ideas ?? And will running a driver disk help ??
Here's hoping someone can point me in the right direction !! :o)

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  • madmummy5 May 24, 2009

    Thanks for taking the time to reply Ed :o)

    Perhaps, if you don't mind, could you direct me to where the cmos jumper / switch is - I'm okay with the basics, but can't find this.


  • madmummy5 May 24, 2009

    It's a Dell Inspiron 1150 - F3542. I'm assuming the cmos battery is on the underside, as I haven't taken it off the base as yet ?

    And Happy Memorial Day to you ! UK philistine that I am not knowing :o)



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The fans on this unit are thermostatically controlled and only turn on when the predefined processor temperature is reached, so upon turning the unit on It will spin up too full speed and then seem to shut down until it is needed.
If you are getting no beep tones and since you have already tested your memory, I am forced to assume that either your processor has retired or your cmos is wrong, Since you sound like you have already opened the unit then locate the clear cmos jumper/switch on the board and clear your cmos which will reset to defaults.....if you still have the same problem then I reccomend trying a different processor.

Ed Meyer

Posted on May 24, 2009

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    Edwin Meyer May 24, 2009

    If you can give me the name of the Motherboard...? That is the only way that I can locate the jumpers, all motherboards are different,

    If you are unable to locate the jumpers, you should see on the board a "button" battery, about the size of a nickle, If you remove this battery and wait about half an hour then replace tha Batt, it should reset the bios to defaults.

    Happy Memorial day!

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    Edwin Meyer May 25, 2009

    On the back/bottom of your computer you have a sticker lables "service tag"

    If you can give me that number I can direct you in the right direction, or you can follow this link , choose "enter service tag" and that will lead you to the manual which will tell you how to reset the CMOS on your particular system

    Sorry for so many questions, but hopefully this will be the last.



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