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Flashing cursor on inspiron 5150

NO boot on laptop Slot A Memory installed 'Nothing'
Slot B memory flashing cursor on inspiron 5150 No access to bios to even see anything.

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I assume the power LED is on when you boot up the laptop and the power adapter is OK.
If I understand you, the RAM module is in memory slot A and not in slot B. If not the RAM module needs to be in slot A.
When a laptop doesn't the RAM module may only needs re-seating or the RAM module is faulty.
Re-seat the RAM module, and if this then take the RAM module and get it tested at your friendly computer shop.

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