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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

    Jun 3, 2007
    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.


  2. hollywoodam

    hollywoodam Account Closed

    Apr 8, 2009
    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!
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