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Dell inspirion 5100 fell

My computer fell from a few feet and won't even turn on. it makes a noise kinda of like a car trying to start but the screen stays black. i think that the driver and screen might be broken. is there any way i can fix it?

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Before you can think of fixing it, ask yourself what is there to fix.
open your laptop check for any broken parts on the board if its fine which i highly doubt also check whether any broken piece got into the fun. And for the monitor connect an external monitor and see what happens.

Posted on Jun 19, 2008

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Service manual for Dell inspirion 1100, 5100, and 5150


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Hope that you are wellJ

  • There appears to be a shortage in one of your lines to you computer. But, before you replace anything, try these methods.

  • Shut down the computer.

  • Remove any CDs, DVDs or external storage devices (like USB keys or external hard drives) from the computer, if any are present, then press the power button to turn the computer on.

  • Press and hold the <F8> key as your computer starts. You need to press <F8> before the Windows logo appears.

  • If the Windows logo appears, and the system still fails to boot to Windows, shut down the computer and try again.

  • From the Advanced Boot Options menu, use the arrow keys to highlight Repair Your Computer, then press <ENTER>.

  • Click to select your language, and then click NEXT.

  • Log in as a user with administrative rights, and click OK.

  • From the Choose a recovery tool menu, click Startup Repair .
  • Once completed, click FINISH.
  • Click RESTART.

If I can be of further assistance, please let me know

And, remember; always include the type of Operating System and the type of computer you own, when you submit your questions. It simply makes for much faster solutions.

Have a wonderful weekend.

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