I have an inspiron 6000 the ac adapter when plug in had a intermitent connection replaced the adapter socket on the Mother board and when I reconnected through the adapter the machine would power up for 3-5 sec. the cap lock symbol flashed on and off and then it powered itself down. I took out the two memory cards switched positions and sure enough it now works like a champ.
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Re: inspiron 6000 wont start
The blinking light is a diagnostics code. You can find a list of diagnostics light and sound codes for your machine at Dell's support site. This is generally a battery, memory, hard drive, or operating system error problem. The codes list will help you narrow it down.
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Unplug power cord from laptop, remove battery
from laptop. Open memory access panel on the bottom of the laptop.
Remove memory module(s) (SO-DIMM). Plug power cord back into laptop.
Turn laptop on (with the memory removed), the caps lock and scroll lock
LEDs light, then the laptop shuts itself off. Unplug power cord from
the laptop. Reinstall the memory modules. Make sure they are seated
correctly. Put the battery back in, plug the laptop back in, and power
on. Laptop should power on and boot up properly. May need to hold the power button down to get it to power on properly. Your responses are intended to improve the level of service provided. Please show your appreciation by rating your experience. Thank You.
Try reseating the RAM memory modules, see if any change.
If no change, remove, battery, Drives, Wireless card and RAM, see if the system will run longer or give an error code. If something changes, add 1 RAM module and try again. If the system runs, then add items back one at a time until you determine the faulty item.
If the system issue doesn't change, odds are a motherboard problem. Motherboard are about $100 on Ebay
The symptoms you've described point to a failure in the system board. You can try to remove the ram memory and reinsert them to see if this solves your error. If the error persists then most likely the failure is the motherboard itself.
try taking out the memory.you can have the instructions by going to this link---http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins1150/sm/upgrades.htm#1105389.Incase that does not work than i would suggest to get the motherboard replaced.You can contact the tech support incase you have the warranties and get it replaced