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Inspiron 1501 When my daughter turned her computer on it appeared by the lights to come on, but the monitor stayed dark. She has turned off the power and restarted several times but the screen won't come on. Help, please

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  • djtljohn Jan 04, 2009

    You heard a sound like the computer is coming on, but it doesn't. The screen is black. Right after my warranty went out, this is when it did it. I did the FN and power button like dell said for the diagnostic to begin, but it doesn't do anything.



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Two things that you can check that cause this are the battery and the memory. Remove the battery and start on the power supply only. Then remove the memory and try each chip, one at a time in each slot. These are the two main causes of a no start with Dell machines. If it's not one of these, then the problem is going to be with a motherboard component, and you will need to take it in for a professional diagnostics in order to track down the exact problem area.

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