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Computer Locked? I have a dell inspiron 1525 that is turned on, but nothing will come up on the screen - the lock with the number 9 is lit up, so I'm wondering if there is some way to unlock it?

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  • sugarmtn May 15, 2008

    Exact same problem. Only had the laptop for 4 days.

  • Anonymous May 16, 2008

    I have the same problem with a Dell Inspiron 1420 that I just got TODAY!  I hit the power button, lots of pretty blue ligths flash.  Nothign else happens

  • blitzravi Sep 12, 2008

    i have the exact same problem..

    Last time i had shut down my laptop it was with fun key + F1..

    now when i press power button it does not show any display..only blue light comes on...

    I think it is boot failure...does anybody else has a clue...

    please help !!!!

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Never heard of lock with number 9 is lit up, could you be more spesific?

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  2. Step 2 Save all open programs using your mouse. Use your mouse to restart your computer. This will only work if your computer isn't frozen. If your mouse doesn't move, press the power button on your Dell until the computer turns off. Press it again to restart. If the issue was lack of memory or a locked program, this will unlock your keyboard. Continue to Step 3 if the keyboard is still locked.
  3. Step 3 Shut down your computer using your mouse or power button. Don't restart. Unplug your Dell.
  4. Step 4 Remove the battery if you're using a laptop by turning the laptop over and sliding the battery release latch. Slide the battery out and replace after one minute.
    For desktops, disconnect the keyboard from the desktop. Reconnect after one or two minutes.
  5. Step 5 Reconnect the power adapter or AC cord. Start your computer.
  6. Step 6 If your keyboard is still locked on a Dell desktop, disconnect the keyboard. Restart your computer and reconnect the keyboard after the system boots. Allow your operating system to recognize and reinstall the keyboard.

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