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Dell Inspiron 1300 Won't boot

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Michael Folan, May 28, 2009.

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  1. Michael Folan

    Michael Folan Thread Starter

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    Hi folks.

    I recieved a laptop from a friend that was running slow and he asked me to look at it. I backed up his data and restored it to an earlier setpoint. It was still slow. I shut it down and restarted it but it took a long time to restart, so I pressed the power button and kept it pressed until it shut down. When I went to restart it, the power light stayed on for approx 5 seconds and then went off again. It now does this all of the time!!

    Any ideas? I'd be very greatful.

    Thanks,

    Mike.
     
  2. hollywoodam

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    hey michael,

    possible problems and solutions:

    - blowing out the laptop's fan and ram card(s), might have to open laptop completely, be careful! (cause -overheating)

    - remove any added components (external usb connections ext.)

    - remove any disc in cd/dvd-drive

    - memory stick failure (test by changing memory)

    - your battery, power supply or internal regulator might also be faulty

    consider taking it to specialist if the above didn't help you.

    good luck!
    hollywoodAM
     
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