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Dell Inspiron 1526 laptop won't boot up

I have a Dell Inspiron 1526 laptop with windows vista. One day out of the blue it stopped working. Now we can't even get it to start up. I am getting the error ''PSA+2000-0147: Optical drive BIST – (s).'' Anyone help with how to fix it?

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The 2000-0147 error is normal as you had no disk in the optical drive to be read during the test. Boot to the Vista DVD and select the repair my computer option (you may have to run the repair process several times depending on the issues with the drive) See if that helps. If no go, then a reinstall of Vista is likely

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