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My Dell Inspiron 1521 has had a battery problem for a couple of weeks but just taking the battery out and only using the adapter worked just fine. One night the computer shut itself down twice. The next day I started it up a blue screen showed up saying some information that I totally missed and it shut down again. It wouldn't start back up until later that afternoon but once I shut it down and tried to start it back it hasn't started since then. I have the blue light on the right hand side like it is getting power and it does make some sort of noise like it is starting up (maybe not starting up all the way though...it sounds a little quieter than normal) but the screen is black. Please help!

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Hi,
Try running the diagnostics on the computer. You may need to repeat some of the steps that you have already done to initiate the same.

1. Remove the battery and the Ac adapter from the system
2. Press the power button for 10 seconds
3. Reinsert the battery and connect the Ac adapter
4. While holding down the FN key on the keyboard press the power button.

If the system beeps in a series on 3-3-3 or 3-3-4 the system is ok and there could be a problem with the screen.

If the system beeps in some other code . revert to the post and we would let you know where the problem is .
Thanks for using fixya
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