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How to fix flashing lock with A in it computer won't boot up vos

When I start up my Vostro 1500 laptop I get a flashing lock symble with A in it computer won't turn on.

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The flashing CAPs Lock is an indication of a MEMORY error. Try Memory modules one at a time, and see if the system boots with one module or the other. If it does, then replace the faulty module. If system will not post with either module, replace motherboard.

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See if you can run the Pre-boot System Assessment (PSA) diagnostics. To run the PSA+ Diagnostics on this system, perform one of the following actions:

1) Hold down the <Fn> key while pressing the power button.

2) Turn on the system, press <F12> at the initial Dell™ logo screen, and select “Diagnostics” from the boot menu.

3) Disconnect the AC power and remove the battery. While holding down the power button, insert the AC connector into the back of the system. The system then starts and the message “Diagnostic boot selected” displays. The system then launches the PSA+ Diagnostics.

According to Dell specs, there is no error code listed that you described, (Flashing Caps LED). Also try reseating the memory modules, (you might want to try this first).

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