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I have an identical problem to this thread. The

I have an identical problem to this thread. The power comes on, all the drives spool, the bluetooth light turns on... no monitor output. After picking through the advice listed here, I found ArmenianTech's solution to be the most logical and set about testing his theory. He's absolutely right. The cooling fans broke thier silence almost immediately after the video card was removed, ruling out a motherboard issue. It's a cooling problem with the video card, and an engineering issue in the laptop build. I have not replaced the video card, and I'd like to know if it's fried... how can I test it?

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Pretty much, you will need to try another video card

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Throw it in the river and never buy from dell again.

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Likely uneven feed (top thread snagging on spool). This machine has a horizontal spool so be sure the the spool cap is larger than the spool and double check with the manual on which way the thread is supposed to come off the spool... I believe it should fall forward, so if not then flip the spool.

Could also be top tension is extremely high.

Or possibly the bobbin thread has no tension... be sure to hold the bobbin spool with right index finger while you guide bobbin thread into slit. You should feel the bobbin thread slide underneath the bobbin case tension spring. See machine instructions.

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Check how your thread is coming off of your spool of thread. If it is older thread it is wound on the spool differently than a modern spool of thread. The older types of spool were would to pull off of the spool from the side. The newer thread is wound so that the tread needs to come off the spool from the top.

My bobbin winder will not engage

1. Turn the power on the machine.
2. Open the bobbin winder cover at the top on the right side of the sewing machine.
3. Swing up the bobbin thread spool pin. Move the bobbin thread spool pin up as far as possible.

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4. Place the bobbin on the bobbin winder shaft so that the spring on the shaft fits into the notch in the bobbin.

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6. Place the spool of thread for the bobbin onto the bobbin thread spool pin.
7. Slide the spool cap onto the bobbin thread spool pin.
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8. Pull out some thread, and then thread the thread guide for the bobbin winding. Hold the thread with both hands, and then securely pass the thread as far as possible into the two slits in the thread guide.

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10. Pull the thread to the right and pass it through the slit in the bobbin winder seat.

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