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Vostro 1500 Will Not Start

I have a Windows XP Vostro 1500. The laptop will not start. Before this happened, a series of annoying Blue Screens of Death occurred last week. After that, my laptop just shut down. Then after a day, it began working. After that, it broke again. It will not work. In other words, when I boot my Vostro 1500, a light goes on and then it justs goes out signaling that the laptop is not on. What's the problem and how do I fix this?

(The fn key solution did not work, neither did the ''No AC Adaptor & Battery Boot Up'' work)

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  • cbnunya Jun 24, 2009

    To put it even simpler: my laptop refuses to turn on.

  • cbnunya Jun 25, 2009

    Do you mean getting a new laptop or getting a new Hard Drive?

    Also, I suspect that its a battery problem due to the system's inability to read our battery charger. Tell me if this is a possibility or not. If it is, we can try to buy a new battery. If not, we are going to get help from Geek Squad or OfficeMax.

    If repairs do not work, then we will purchase a new laptop. Just tell me if my idea is possible so we can avoid spending hundreds for an unnecessary laptop or repair.



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I think that you would have a hardrive issue find out if your laptop uses an ata drive or an sata drive and i would look into getting a new one. if you have any further questions you can email me at

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

  • jadenb333 Jun 26, 2009

    ok what i meant was get a new hard drive it could be a battery issue the way to find out is run it directly off the charger make sure the battery is out if its not that it might be a hardware issue you might have a broken ac adapter i know thats happened to me several times which is also a very cheap fix if you do it yourself, but that would cause your battery not to charge allot of times when a laptop is in the factory the solder they use is very cheap and comes off easy especially if you computer runs hot, WARNING: Don't use Geeksquad they are very horrible at fixing things most of them dont even dont have degrees in it dont use them



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