I am also facing same problem. Can you tell me how to fix it without opening the parts of laptop , i dont have proper screw driver to open battery slot and RAM slot.
my laptop start , blinks some light and stops , light with 'A' in caps blink for some time , but nothing appear on the screen and after some times it also stop blinking. last time it showed me blue screen and i restarted it and from that time it is not showing anything on screen.
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Re: Dell D500 not starting
It's unfotunate that you don't have the info from the blue screen, this would help tremendously. The blinking light is actually a code, a certain light will blink a certain number of times for a specific code. Go to Dell's support site and find the light codes for your machine, this will help in narrowing down the problem area. I believe you're going to need the tools to remove the covers, so you might think to pick them up. A majority of the time this type of problem is either with the memory or the hard drive. Start with the codes list, and gofrom there. If you need any help, just ask.
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Due to the shock, your laptop may have broken and have displaced parts and the fan/ heat sink etc might not be working. Over heating can cause further damage. Hence, it is strongly recommended that you immediately seek professional assistance to avoid any permanent damage to the system
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check the device manager if the drivers are all installed
click on start > right click my computer > properties > hardware tab > click device manager> check if you have network adapters from the list if you dont download the drivers here please or just to make sure go to support.dell.com click drivers and downloads. click enter the tag and enter your service tag to make sure that you have the proper drivers
first of all check if you have sound in headphones if not go to start->accessories->system tools->system recovery and here chose day that you know that your sound was working. If it will not fix it try to reinstall sound drivers, and last hope is in reinstalling operating system. If you have sound in speakers its fault of your laptop speakers and you need to change them.
First uninstall the touchpad driver in add/remove programs, reboot the system and see if the touchpad works better (Some functions may be lost like scrolling, but this is just a test)
Next go to support.dell.com, download the latest system BIOS and touchpad driver, install them and reboot, see if issue is resolved.
Hi, I used to fix a monitor from
Dell. There are 4 screws at rear panel and no screw at the front frame. If there
is no visible screw, you have to look for "capped" screw holes
(little covers that fit flush with the case to hide the screws). If you don't
see these neither, this must be a tension fit case. So, just face the screen up and
look for "rectangular hole" on the side edge (usually at the bottom
edge of the screen). This will be a challenge to open without breaking it.
You'll need a very thin flat screw driver and wedge it into that narrow
rectangular hole. You can use any prybar if you don't have screw driver. It is
not too deep. You may stab something important inside and pry it. Once it
starts to spread, start sliding it along the seem and you should feel the
tension tabs start "popping" open. Continue to work your way around
until it's off. Hope this helps you to open you monitor. If there is
anything I can help you with, feel free to let me know.
Thank you, Tan
you dont need to replace the entire laptop. what you need is the hinge assembly and an LCD kit. you can purchase that through dell's spare parts dept at 800-3573355. its probably gonna cost you $300. or just call tech support and have the computer sent in out of warranties repair. here's a tip. if the issue happened while the warranty was still active then dell is liable to cover that. just tell them that you just didnt have time to call.
i am having a problem just like this
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use egg carton or something that you can hold and label your screws or you can use a color marker to
mark the screws. different color for different screws also have good lighting
i have a dell inspiron 1000 that the lcd goes black. i am not getting any beep codes and i cant find a service manual for it.
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