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Dell Inspiron 5520 Will not start up

Q: Dell Inspiron 5520 Will not start up

My Dell Inspiron 5520 will respond when I press the power button, will flash all the LEDs and then just shut down. The whole process takes about 6 seconds. The fan starts up but nothing is displayed on the screen and there are no weird beeps. Any ideas on what is happening or how to get it to complete booting up?

I got this in December of 2012 and have had very few other problems with it

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A: Dell Inspiron 5520 Will not start up

Are you comfortable with disassembling the laptop? Really the only thing we can test is removing the Hard Drive, RAM, and DVD player.

First I would try the HD and DVD to see if either of those are stopping it from powering for what ever reason, and you will still get something on the screen and see if it boots.

Once you remove RAM you are not going to get anything on the screen, it doesn't POST(Power-On Self-Test) it will fail guaranteed, but you "SHOULD" get beeps, however the problem with that is ensuring the MB is actually causing the Beep, and if it's not it'll just do the same thing regardless, it's best to have some spare RAM that you know works to test with. (Same speeds and kind, need to be sure) The reason for this is to make sure that it's not RAM but you're not just getting the same issue.

Putting in some spare RAM will at least allow you to ensure it's not just the RAM chips, one thing to try if you have multiple sticks of RAM is try each stick separately, and in each slot to make sure it's not one stick or one slot causing and issue.

The only other things to make sure is the power that is getting to the laptop is clean power. Two ways to do this as well, firstly you can test the power supply using a Multi-Meter if you have one and know how to use it. You can check the voltages on the power supply, Connect to the wall and test the first portion to ensure 120V clean power, then if its good, test it going through the transformer and check the bottom of the laptop (Possibly underneath the battery) for the proper Voltage and Amperage. Test with the multimetre and see if it matches, if its not giving proper power it can cause tons of issues.

The other option is to buy a universal power supply and change the voltage to match the laptop and then try it. Due note that not ALL universals work with all models of laptop and that it's not the recommended way of power, it's best to use the adapter designed by the company, specially for HP's and Dell's as they seem to be much more proprietary than other companies.

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Hi there,

Is you computer able to boot into Windows at least? And when in windows, you get the BSOD in random intervals? If so, check out the "EVENT VIEWER" and see if you see any errors listed. If so, post the errors here.

When was the last time your computer worked successfully without any BSOD? Have you installed any windows updates recently? Any additional softwares? Upgraded any of your computer hardware component drivers?

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Thank you for reaching out to Dell Community Forum.
You can add mSATA SSD to Inspiron 5520 and below is the configuration supported:
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Hi Jeffelbe
Thanks for writing to us. 
We see the product is not tested for windows 10. Would suggest to go back to the windows 7. 
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 rijals,
Unfortunately, Dell did not test every computer for Windows 10. That doesn't mean that Windows 10 will not work on your computer. Windows 10 has built in drivers to support some systems that Dell did not test WIndows 10 on. Glad your system is running Windows 10 smoothly.

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Hi Elsa,
Welcome to Dell Community Forum.
4 beeps on start-up would indicate memory read-write failure. You may need to remove and reseat the memory on your computer. Please ensure that the system is powered off and the AC adapter and battery are removed prior to reseating the memory modules.

During installation or removal of any hardware, always ensure that all data is backed up properly.
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Disconnect the computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets.

Please click on the link below for the Owner's Manual under 'Manuals & Documentation" where you will be able to see the steps for reseating memory on your Dell computer.
http://dell.to/X6ooQN
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For easy access to drivers, manuals and product updates, please visit our Support Site .

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Hey Guys,

My Dell Inspirion 1545 won't start up at all !

The charger broke a while ago, so now i brought a new one. I plugged it in, the white light came on i tried to start it but nothing. so i left it to charge !

Now i come home tried to turn it on and nothing.

I removed the power and the battery held down the on button for 60secs replaced it all and tried again still nothing.

I have then took the RAM and HDD out, tried again and nothing, replaced them all one by one and again nothing !

ITs annoying cos the laptop is full of photos of my son which i need to keep, and ofcourse i wanna use the laptop !

Any idea guys ?
 

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A:dell inspiron start problem,please help

Hi

It sounds like the screen convertor has failed, or the board has failed, I suggest putting the old board back in this way if it works OK you know the board is faulty...

Regards
 

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A:My dell Inspiron laptop won't start up, any help?

Press F8 BEFORE windows starts to load. See if it will run in Safe Mode.

Startup Repair is another option. I think Dell includes this in the recovery panel, accessed by F8 at Power One.

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A:Dell Inspiron 1545 Won't Start Up.

Start with these free, bootable diagnostics:

Quote:




H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
http://www.carrona.org/memdiag.html (read the details at the link)
http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html (read the details at the link)

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A:Dell 1525 Inspiron, won't start

just like mine

am trying to find the sleep sw that hibernates the sys to bypass read the threads under tryingdad, maybe we can fix both
 

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A:dell inspiron wont start

and welcome to the Forum

Try disconnecting from power and taking the battery out for 5 mins and see if that helps.

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I keep getting back to this message.
Your cd/dvd drive during this boot cycle is f :

A RAMDISK drive is available for this boot cycle as C : It contains several Hard Drive setup tools. Please use these tools only under the direction of Dell Support Staff.

F:\>

what do I type in at the prompt after F:\> ???
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1501 won't start-up

Is the a disk in the CD/DVD drive? If so, remove it and try again.

Raybro
 

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A:Fresh Start (dell inspiron 519)

The best thing to do is start from scratch. You would need to reformat (Wipe out the drive and reinstall windows). What is the OS on this computer? If Windows 7, most Dell PCs have a recovery partition to wipe it back to factory defaults, thus getting rid of all the data. If not, you should be able to download a copy of your version of windows from Microsofts ISO Bank and burn the image file to a disk (Instructions are on Microsofts ISO Bank site). Then use the product key on the side/underside of the computer to re-activate windows. But lets start with what version of windows is on there now?

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WTF!?
 

A:Dell inspiron desktop won't start

What model? Could be RAM. Have you tried reseating it?
 

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A:Solved: Dell Inspiron 530 nothing upon start-up

Test the monitor on another PC or test another monitor on that PC. That will determine if you have a monitor or PC issue.

With that said, based on your description of the "lines", I'd suspect a faulty video card.
 

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A:Dell Inspiron 1545 will not start up

What is the operating system so I can move this topic to the appropriate forum?

Orange Blossom

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It doesn't seem to respond to pressed keys (ie F2, F8 or delete).

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A:Dell Inspiron 8500 will NOT start up

I would try to reset the system by removing all power, including the battery, for an hour.

It really sounds like more of a hardware than a software problem if you are not getting any display or keyboard functionality from the git-go.

I would contact Dell support regardless of whether the system is under warranty for their input.
 

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My Dell Inspiron 4000 worked fine since 2003 with no troubles.

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Anyone can tell me what to do to fix it and get the CD out?

thanks
 

A:Dell Inspiron 4000, cannot start

1 - try starting the laptop from the mains but with the battery removed
2 - straighten out a paperclip and use this in the small hole on the front of the CD drive. Press gently and it should release the caddy which will pop out.
If the PC fails to start, it may be that the power management board has failed - not a repair for a novice (or Dell) so a local shop might be able to help.
 

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A:Dell Inspiron 1545 won't start

Hi john83865,

Try and see if your computer is able to at least boot into safe mode. Turn on your computer and then keep on tappnig the "F8" key to bring up the safe mode menu. Once the safe mode menu comes up, choose "safe mode w/ networking". Hope everything works out well for you.

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A:Dell inspiron 4000 won't start up

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A:Dell inspiron wont start up

and what's the model of laptop?
 

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A:Please help My Dell Inspiron Laptop wont start

if you need anymore infor or anything just ask any help at all is appreciated.
 

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I have been trying to boot it with nothing plugged in to it either.
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A:Dell Inspiron 9400 Frozen On Start Up

Update:
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A:dell inspiron 530s which is now slow to start up

Hi millermaniac,Ensure no external peripherals are connected to the system while turning it on.Perform Complete Diagnostics using Dell PC Diagnostics. Use the link given below:http://dell.to/1ccE5gZYou can also perform diagnostics using the link given below:http://dell.to/19hqcwWIf diagnostics pass with no error code, optimize the performance of the operating system using the link given below:http://dell.to/1f5lsNhThanks & RegardsManshu S#iworkfordellmessage edited by DellManshuS

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A:dell inspiron 1764 wont start

Hello -Do you remember the last time this computer started in Normal or Safe Mode ??There may be a short in your motherboard, or Power Supply Unit.A PDF service Manual is available < Here -Remove the Battery from the Notebook and power it on using only the AC Adapter Thank You -

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Hello,

I was reading another thread that described the same problem that i have, it seems to be closed though.

I have a dell inspiron 1100. It wasn't registering that the AC was connected and then the battery ran dead. Now it wont start at all. When i hit the power button the lights on the front of the lap top blink green and then orange. If i take the battery out the lights on the computer are very faint, the battery light is orange and the power light is green. When i put the battery back in the lights shut off.

Is this a simple replace the battery or ac cord problem? Any advice would be greatly welcome.

Thanks
 

A:dell inspiron 1100 wont start

Notebooks do not need a battery to run off the mains, so take the battery out, plug the notebook in and if it doesn't power up then you need to check out the power supply and/or other possibilities.

SlŠinte

midders
 

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A:Dell Inspiron M5030 start-up problems

Remove the bit torrent completely. Up date your anti virus and complete a long scan. Install Malwarebytes Anti Malware and update. Run a long scan. Torrents and P2P are very good ways to get bad things on your computer.

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A:Start up issue on Dell Inspiron 1525

Refurbished doesn't necesarily = bad computer. Problems can occur with new one also. Try continually tapping F8 after loading bar disappears and choose: Last Known Good Configuration (Advanced)

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A:Dell Inspiron 1525 will not start properly

Well, you're getting past the POST test where the BIOS checks for hardware errors. The ticking noise could be a few things, really. It could be a hard drive failure, where you have a hard drive that works to boot but can't read much farther. You could have bad RAM but I'm not sure it would account for the noise. It's also possible you just have some corrupted system files.

The easiest way to do this is to try Safe Mode. On your next reboot, tap F8 several times until you get a list of start up options. Select Safe Mode and tell us if it loads this time. We'll go from there...
 

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A:Dell inspiron 1150 wont start

The DC Jack is broken. This DC Jack is where you plug in the AC adapter. The jack is soldered to the motherboard, and It can be replaced without having to replace the motherboard
 

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Hi
My wife's laptop has stopped working. She tells me that when she switched it on there was a screen which said Windows was closing down because there was a threat to the computer, possibly due to a recent update, or something like that. By the time I reached the computer this message had disappeared leaving a whiteish slightly shimmering screen.
I tried switching off and restarting but after about 15-20 seconds the whirring stopped and the computer did nothing else.
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Regards
phil
 

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A:My Dell Inspiron 580s desktop won't start

Hi David,We’re listening and thats really sad to know that the computer is not powering on. We’ll surely try and assist you. We request you to let us know the exact number of beeps when you try powering on the computer, so that we can proceed further in troubleshooting the computer in a right way.

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A:Start up problem Dell Inspiron WinXP

I would check to see if the HD is seated well. somtimes the drives can get loose. Check side of laptoptop. If thats not the case try starting with The Dell CD That has the OS on it. If the computer asks what to do when it finds disk, choose repair if all else fails. DO NOT CHOOSE REFORMAT or anthing else.
 

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Run the Diagnostics to test the hardware and contact Dell Support in your country if it shows hardware problems. 
Alt+F4 is just to close windows, not shutdown. To shutdown, right click on the Start Button and choose the last item in the list-- Shutdown or Sign Off. It might be off your screen so scroll down the list. Do NOT select Power Options.

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Dedlex3,
I am sorry that you feel this way about Dell.  Please reply with the problem that you are having with your Dell system and i may be able to help.  I will also be sending you a friend request, please accept if you still require service. 

TB

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A:Dell Inspiron N4050 - windows failed to start

Hi helen2751,
Follow below steps which can resolve the issue.
Attempt to boot to the Last Known-Good Configuration:

Power on the system.
Press <F8> when the message for troubleshooting and advanced startup options for Windows, press F8 appears.
Choose Last Known-Good Configuration.

NOTE:This procedure only works if the system has not successfully booted since any changes were made.
Run Windows Recovery Environment and execute "chkdsk c: /r" to fix the file system and check the hard drive for errors. To run the chkdsk.exe tool, you must start Windows RE.
To do this, follow these steps:

Put the Resource DVD Drivers disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
Press a key when you are prompted.
Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then click Next.
Click Repair your computer.
Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
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Type chkdsk.exe c: /r, and then press ENTER.

If the factory image is present on the computer we can do a factory reset:
Note : Back up data before performing PC restore/Operating system reinstallation.
Follow below steps to perform PC restore:

Turn on the computer.
As the computer starts, press <F8> on the keyboard until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen. Note: You must press <F8> before the Windows logo appears on the screen. If you press <F8> after the Windows logo appears on the screen, the Advanced Boot Options menu will not appear on the screen. If you do not see the Advanced Boot Options menu, restart the computer, and then repeat this step until you see the menu on the screen.  
Press the <Down Arrow> on the keyboard to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, and then press <Enter>.
Specify the language settings that you want, and then click Next.
Log in as a user who has administrative credentials, and then click OK.
Click Dell Factory Image Restore.
In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next.
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Click Next. The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.
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The software is now installed as it was when the computer was first received.

Also, run diagnostics on the computer. Restart the computer by holding the FN and Power button to run the diagnostics.
If the issue persists, Operating system reinstallation is the option. 
Awaiting your response!

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Hi BSYNEB,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Please check in the below link for the steps to troubleshoot:
http://dell.to/1NiQF2c
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id along with the result from the above steps.
(Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).
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First thing to do is replace the wireless card with a new one -- if that doesn't solve the problem, it's the card socket that's faulty -- which will require a replacement mainboard.

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A:No start up menu on Dell Inspiron 1300 Laptop

OK. try this:
Press ctrl+alt+del to open up task manager
find new task and type in "explorer.exe" without the quotes.
 

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A:Dell Inspiron B130 Notebook (XP) doesn't start up

Welcome to TSG...

With what you describe that has happened I would suggest t call Dell and ask them where they suggest that you take the computer for repair and that should be a Dell authorized repair center. You never said how many days past the warranty this is and if it isn't too much after the warranty I would talk to a supervisor about the problem.

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Hi Puneetrai,
Try releasing the residual charge from the system. Here are the steps:

Disconnect any external peripherals (flash drives, printers, external hard drives) from the computer including the power supply.
Press and hold the power button for 20 seconds.
Reconnect the power supply. Try to restart the computer and check.

If the issue still persists, perform Built In Self-Test (BIST) on power supply. There is a Green LED and BIST Button above the power cord connector. If the LED glows solid green on pressing the button when the system is plugged in to the wall socket the Power Supply Unit is functioning OK.
The power button LED is a bi-color light that indicates the Dell Inspiron One 2330 power state. Please share which state it is in when you try to boot the system:

Off
Solid White
Solid Amber
Blinking Amber

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A:[SOLVED] Dell Inspiron 9300 wont start up!

When you had XP on it did you check to see whether you specifications etc would support Win 7
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=20

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A
 

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try an boot into safe mode - as it boots tap F8 you should get a menu
see if you can get into safe mode

Backing up the data,
on a good PC with a CD writer and CD
download UBUNTU www.ubuntu.com
now download the ISO
right click on the ISO and burn to CD - to make a bootable CD
put that CD into the faulty machine - see if it will boot up the CD
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Iain.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1525 won't start up - flashing orange light only

Im going to guess a failed battery, power supply problem, or a bad motherboard.The battery will be easy to replace the other ones may or may not be easily fixable.
 

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How did that happened? Did you format your hard drive or something? How many drives do you have maybe its installed on another one.

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