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My Dell Inspiron 510m laptop will not start up. One of the 3 lights next to the sart button turns on and flashes for several seconds then goes off. How can I fix this problem?

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  • leslibell Jun 14, 2009

    Thank you both for the help, removing battery and unplugging did not work. The light still flashes and then stops. How could this happen so suddenly? It worked fine until this morning? Unfortunately I am in Haiti no dell support here that I know of, but thanks anyway!

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Those diagnostic LEDs indicate a No POST situation. Most likely, the motherboard, memory cards or hard drive is the root cause. Please contact Dell Tech support, they have the list of the meaning of diagnostic LEDs

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    I have the same problem. Lesibell, did you get this fixed?

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Hello !!! Looks like your system is facing a No POST issue. Try these following steps 1) Try removing all the connected external devices like USB flash drive/ printer/ external hard drive / external mouse / docking stations webcam , etc. 2) Remove the battery and AC adapter power cord and press the power button. This will power drain your laptop. 3) After this step if you are still unable to resolve the issue. Then some internal component in the laptop is faulty. You may have to try reseating the memory, Hard drive , Optical drive, and PCI cards in the system. This may resolve the issue. But it is advisable to do it with the help of a DELL technician. Check you manual for the technical support number. Good luck !

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