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Dell inspiron 8000 boot problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by patchan, Feb 2, 2004.

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  1. patchan

    patchan Thread Starter

    Feb 2, 2004
    I have a Dell inspiron 8000 laptop that my friend gave me. The thing does not seem to want to power up at all. When i try to boot up the computer, all the lights go on, sounds like its about to boot up, then 5 seconds later, everything will just shut off.

    Dont know if this info would cause this type of problem, but the screen is disconnected from the laptop since it was broken and i have it connected to a differnt monitor via monitor plug in the back of the laptop.

    Tried booting the computer with/out battery as well. Tried removing all the parts and reseating all parts. Same. I was able to boot the laptop once after 100 tries, it ran for a day, tried to install win2k and then ended up shutting off on me again.

    And recently i noticed the fan would spin and stop when i try to bootup as well.

    Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
  2. zeddy


    May 3, 2003
    Wonder if the cmos battery has died and needs replacing or the power supply is faulty.
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