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My Vostro 1500 will not turn on anymore...help please!

Last week I got blue and black screens upon start up prompting a safe mode and new configurations. At first I ignored them and chose to Start Windows Normally. Then the blue screens appeared with memory problems and warnings. Now my computer will not start. When I press the power button the power icon lights up, the caps lock icon flashes, then they both turn off. I have tried the Fn solution and various other troubleshoots including removing the battery and AC adapter, but none have worked. I just want my laptop to turn on again.

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Reset/replace the Ram/memory. Sometimes faulty and failing ram can keep a computer from booting up. If you have 2 sticks, take one out and then try to boot, then try with just the other stick. The flashing caps lock icon means a general failure, though it is most commonly associated with the motherboard.

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

  • vbermudez Feb 09, 2011

    This recommendation worked for me. I had the Caps Lock "A" blue light blinking, one of the memory sticks was causing it, I caught it by swapping them around trying all combinations. NOw I am running with just 1GB until I buy a new one.

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There is a stick of RAM under the keyboard, take it out, reseat, etc./

Posted on Mar 10, 2010

  • lromano696 Mar 10, 2010

    remove the keyboard, there is another stick of ram under it

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I had the same problem, there was some moisture on the RAM stick under the keyboard which caused some corrosion across the data lines. I clean the corrosion off and the machine booted up and worked fine after that.

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