The laptop turned off by itself once and since then, it refuses to POST.
I do suspect some CPU power issue.
- The boards can be powered and shutdowns with the power button.
- HDD is detected and HDD LED turns off after detect.
- Only the Power led remains open
- No Image nor backlight on screen
- No access to BIOS
- PSA boot (Fn+Power) give Scroll Lock LED ON
I spoted a black burned zone around what I think is a diode. I removed it and try to mesure it but I'm not equipped to have an exact figure of what it is.
The marking on it is "SR" .....
I came home lastnight to my laptop turn off. I thought this was odd because it is hardly ever turned off. When I went to turn it back on nothing happened. I then notice that the gree light on the charger was also off. So I unplugged the charger from the wall and the computer, then plugged it back into the outlet. Now the green light is on, however when i plug it into the laptop the green light turns off and I have nothing from the computer. Seems like I have an electrical problem here. Anyone heard of this happening before or have any advice. The computer is about 5years old so I no longer have a warrenty.
All I wanted to do was install an SSD (SanDisk Extreme 240GB) as my primary drive using factory recovery created from Dell Backup and Recovery/Recovery Media from USB drive.... I was trying to update firmware on the SSD. It requires a download and the creation of a thumb drive to which one boots after adding it in the BIOS. Ever since I tried using that thumb drive during boot (on power up it was in a USB slot with the intention of opening BIOS and setting that thumb drive as a boot device to complete firmware update) things have been a mess.
I have run into a situation where no matter what key I press during startup, it has no impact on the startup. Main problem is that F2 will not open BIOS. F12 does not show Boot Order.
Here are the symptoms:
Cannot access BIOS or Boot Order during POST All partitions on the factory 1TB hard drive now show in Windows File Explorer whereas previously only the partition labeled C: OS was shown
Potentially Stupid Things I Tried:
I discovered that if there are no hard drives installed, the system will boot to a DOS-type screen with options for Boot Order (with no drives it lists only Network Boot), Setup, Diagnostics, and Boot Configuration.
Setup takes me to the BIOS (vA11) but obviously with no drives showing Diagnostics takes to me to a test suite which when run gives me an error on the video memory but all else tests OK (tests of the video memory from within the Dell Suite within Win 8 show no errors) Boot Configuration gives me Legacy, UEFI Secure and UEFI Not Secure
I also downgraded the BIOS from A11 to A08 and then back to A11 in hopes of getting back access to BIOS but no luck.
I have a 3 year old Inspiron 6000. A few months ago I left it sitting on the couch and it overheated and shut itself down.
Fair enough, it's happened before. Except now the fans will not stop running on full speed.
I recently reformatted the computer, and reinstalled Windows and all the drivers, and it's still doing it.
I installed a temperature and fan control program and it shows the CPU temperature at 85 degrees steady, the CPU speed at 217 MHz (its a 1.6 GHz) and the CPU load is constantly spiking between 0ish and 50-75% .....
Inspiron 15 running Win7. After cleaning FBI virus, Windows 7 would start to boot then quickly go to BSOD 7b error. Tried Startup Repair many times. Toggled SATA Operation in BIOS to both ATA and AHCI. Imaged the disk, and did a Factory Restore via Startup Repair in AHCI mode then tried again in ATA.. I get the same exact error every time. I am pretty sure that the virus messed with one of the other partitions that is required to boot. I assume that I could order a CD and reinstall, but a way to repair this error.
Dell Inspiron 6000 with Dell diagnostic error code 3700:011B Fan runs at low speed, but there is no high speed. So the notebook works for many things, but I have to watch the temperature.
Dell tech suggested updating the BIOS, which I did. Then I replaced the fan, using excellent instructions on Dell's web site. No small accomplishment for this notebook. But I still have the same problem. There was no dust inside .....
I've got a 4-year-old Inspiron 6000 with 256 MB of RAM. I really don't know the first thing about laptop hardware, so I have a few questions that I hope someone can help me answer.
My laptop has been running pretty slowly for a while now. I don't play video games or do much that would require a lot of memory, although I suspect that Norton AntiVirus slows things down a lot, and iTunes as well (although I don't know that for sure).
Since I only have 256 MB of RAM, I'm wondering if upgrading by adding 512 MB, 1 GB or 2GB would help much/at all. If so, my other questions would be: how much should I get? What specifically should I buy (brand name, model, anything--cheapest would be preferable)? And how do I install it?
I just recently tried to power on my Inspiron 6000 and I got no display. The num lock, caps lock and another green light all lit up together briefly and that was it. The hard drive light blinked a couple times indicating the hard drive was trying to work, but nothing happened.
I put my ear to the laptop to see if I could hear the fans running and it appears the fans are on. The power button stays illuminated, so I know the laptop is on. The laptop just won't go through it's boot process at all and the screen is blank.
I just got my laptop back from Dell right before Christmas and the extended warranty expired the day after. They were fixing some cosmetic issues such as missing keys from the keyboard, the palm rest, etc. They also checked the functionality and performed all necessary changes to ensure my laptop was working properly as I purchased the complete care warranty initially.
I had just ordered new memory for it right before it stopped working. I have received the memory, but now the laptop doesn't work. I only had 512mb of memory originally so I ordered 2 Kingston 1 gb sticks to install. I've done some reading online and it seems my problem could be anything from a bad motherboard, memory, video card, etc. I don't want to post a novel but I can provide more info about the functionality of the laptop before sending it to Dell, if needed.
My Dell Inspiron 6000 (sisters actualy) is 2 months away from its final stage in its 3yr full coverage nd accidental coverage warrenty and before i send it in for a final check over and fix up (nt reali any probs wit it tho) i would like to see what her future upgrade paths are.
I have always noticed that this baby heats up like theres not tommoro and its mostly from the laptop side so is there a specific HDD i can buy that is cooler then the dell ones? size isnt an issue.
Another main issue wel its the only basic issue is heat towords the main air vent and near the ram stick ... is there any mod or fans i can buy to change the current fans with so that the laptop cools better .....
I have been trying everything to get the sound to work on this Dell Inspiron 6000 of my son's (he's in Iraq) and despite my best efforts and even the efforts of the IT guy here at a networks company in the silicon valley.
We could not get any sound no matter what and it says there are no sound devices installed even though it lists the SigmaTel C-Major audio driver in Device Manager.
The IT guy says he has never seen something like this so I am wondering if a format and fresh install of Windows XP is in order? It seems my only option.
I have an Inspiron 6000 from a colleague. His report was "my daughter spilled (coffee?) and it broke".
Turning on, I see the LCD has the image but the backlight is not working (a few times it flickered on for a second). External video works fine.
I opened the thing, did not see obvious spillage signs.
Bought an inverter from eBay, replacing it did not fix the problem. If anything, the "sometimes flicker on for a second" stopped to show up. Had the eBay dealer replace the inverter as DOA, the second one didn't work either.
I guess it's not the inverter
What's the next step? Should I be going after a motherboard (following the spillage lead) or a screen? Or try the backlight specifically?
Is there a way to measure the inverter output and see whether it's alive? "Yes" would point at the backlight. "No" would point at electronics, in this case the motherboard.
The inverter flaked out in my Inspiron 6000, so I ordered a new "compatible" (same part number/specs, different design) inverter, which does work, only if the LCD is outside of the chassis.
Once the LCD is placed back into the chassis, something grounds and the inverter does not work. Once I take the screen back out of the chassis, it works fine. I'm not sure what could be grounding it or causing it not to work
Moving on, I bought a Dell Inspiron 6000 from a guy. This one has the Mobile Intel Pentium M 760, 2000 MHz, 1015 MB (DDR2-533 DDR2 SDRAM), and the Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family (96 MB) onboard video.
So i noticed a lot of stuf was on the laptop and got tired of removing stuff and decided just to format. Got all the updates, etc stuff and went to intel for the video drivers for the onboard video. Well none will install period, the ones off dell is the only ones that will work. Fine i can live with it, it works good enough for now. But i cannot figure out why it only has 8mg shared ram. How the world do i change it from 8mg ram to something else. As in the bios i don't see any setting to change for this. And i'm not sure if dell has a hidden bios key or not.
I"ve got an 8 year old Inspiron 6000 laptop. It's old, but it seems like it's still in pretty good shape. Except that just recently, it lost its mind and doesn't recognize that it has a wifi adapter. I'd like to reload the OS, but I think this laptop came without OS and driver CDs. I think the idea back then was that you would go to the website and download that stuff if you ever needed it. I have the Service Tag number, but when I use that, I don't get any options. Warranty expired and all. How I can reload the OS on this machine?
I have an inspiron e1705 and when I push the power button, the back light illuminates and lights on the keyboard are green but I get no post beep or video. I plugged it into a vga external monitor with the same result. What could be the problem?