Laptop will turn on but nothing else

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davidboone

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I have a Dell Inspiron 5150 laptop running Windows XP, Service pack 1. When I press the "on" button the green power light comes on and the fan starts but there is no hard drive activity and the screen is black. Nothing else happens. I inserted a Windows CD in the disk drive, it starts to read but does not continue.
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I used to fix laptops for another company. Issues could be, bad Ram. A bad Bios chip, or even a bad motherboard.

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A.C.E. said:
I used to fix laptops for another company. Issues could be, bad Ram. A bad Bios chip, or even a bad motherboard.

:cool:
I found out it needs a new motherboard. It was a Dell Inspiron that didn't last two years. Thanks.
 
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