Dell :: LED Lights Come On For Seconds And Then Go Off

Nov 10, 2008

turning on then turning off? When I turn it on, the LED lights come on for seconds and then go off. I replaced the motherboard and the processor and its still the same problem. I also took out the RAM and had the same problem?

What else could be causing it? The graphics card?

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HP/Compaq :: DV6000- Lights Turn On For 2 Seconds, And It Shuts Right Off

Nov 11, 2009

I have a HP DV6000 Laptop. Im aware of the problems these models have. But this one I have not yet heard of. When I attempt to power it on, the lights turn on for 2 seconds, and it shuts right off. Its not like the Video card issue everyone speaks of. I have extensive technical background, and I have tried taking everything out, and trying each part one by one. I have tried swapping the power button ribbons, I have tried removing the bios battery. I guess im wondering if anyone else has ever been able to figure out whats going wrong with this setup? copuld it be a lack of contact between heat sync and CPU? please give me whatever input you can. I would like to not have to spring for a new Mobo. I can solder, and I am thinking of trying to heat the soldering points with a heat gun maybe. I dont know if thats the problem tho. and also, when the AC adaptor is plugged in, the blue LED surrounding it is on.

I also tried all this (of course)

1. Remove battery.
2. Remove AC power.
3. Remove and reseat your RAM modules.
4. Replace your RAM modules.
5. Hold down your power button for 1 minute.
6. Replace your AC power (not battery) and turn on
remove the small bios cmos battery for 15min and then put it back in

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Dell :: M4400 Freezes For 1 Second Every 10-20 Seconds

May 5, 2009

Because of various problems I was having with my M4400, I decided to reformat and reinstall Windows (Vista Ultimate SP1).

Immediately after reinstalling, it started to freeze for up to 1 second every 10 to 20 seconds, which is really annoying. However, it doesn't miss any keystrokes or mouse movements, as it catches up after the freeze. I'm wondering whether it's got something to do with some unrecognised devices that it has yet to find the drivers for:

PCI Serial Port
PCI Simple Communications Controller
SM Bus Controller

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Dell :: E1705, Freezing In Games After About 20 Seconds

Dec 28, 2009

I was playing a game of borderlands online and its started off running fine and then after about 20 seconds started lagging badly and then froze.

I assumed it was some kind of network connection problem considering i was playing the game fine a few days earlier. Well i forgot about it for a few days.

I just downloaded the battleswarm beta and was playing it and noticed it did the exact same thing, ran fine for about 20-30 seconds started lagging badly then just froze. I went back and tried borderlands in single player to confirm the problem and it also did the same thing.

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Acer :: Travelmate 5520 Turns On & Off Every Few Seconds

Apr 12, 2009

Acer ASPIRE 5520 Model ICW50. When I press the power button the light comes on and the fan spins but it shuts down every few seconds and repeats this action continuously. I have narrowed it down to a faulty motherboard. Has anyone been able to isolate the cause of this problem to a component or components on the motherboard?

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HP/Compaq :: Every Time I Shut Down My Pc It Restarts Itself Like 5 Seconds After It Turns Off

Jul 9, 2009

For some reason every time I shut down my pc it restarts itself like 5 seconds after it turns off. I looked it up and someone said try unplugging the Ethernet cable. So I did and when I unplug when I shut it down it doesn't restart itself but only when I leave the Ethernet cable in it. Why is that? Also down on my currently connected icon by the clock why does it show that i'm connected to two networks? I had xp pro before and it only showed me connected to one network but on this new computer it shows me connected to two networks. Network 2 and Network 3, is that normal?

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Dell :: Lights On M1730

Feb 3, 2009

I recently did a manula reformat of my M1730 and everything works fne but having a problem with the light FX.

I set them to sapphire blue using quick tune but when ever i restart the machine or fire it up for the first time the light are different. The left speaker is orange and the right one and touch pad are crimson red.

Then has soon has it boots into windows they will go back to my setting of sapphire blue.

Do they have to be set in the bios or somewhere else in order to always have them the colour i picked even when restarting?

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Apple :: Bootcamp - 60 Seconds Pause On Boot - Black Screen White Cursor

Aug 14, 2009

Just installed Visa 64 , everything went fine , but every time i boot into Vista i get a black screen with a white cursor in the top left have corner flashing very fast and it does this for almost 60 seconds and then Vista boots normally.

I have tried unplugging everything from my Mac , but i still get the same problem.

It looks like Vista is wating for something then it gives up, I have not installed any software only the bootcamp driver.

Anybody know what is wrong, I had Xp on previously and did not have this problem on fat32 , Vista only works on NTFC if that makes a difference.

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Dell :: Led Lights On My Xps M1710 Not Working

Jan 8, 2008

I replaced my Inspiron 9400 motherboard with M1710 XPS motherboard.The palmrest,lcd cover,hinge cover,front speakers,is M1710 parts.The only parts not XPS M1710 is the standard non led cpu and video fans which I borrowed from my Inspiron 9400.

The cpu and the video fan is borrowed from my I9400.Non LED.Could this be the cause?

My M1710 backcover,M1710 touchpad,and the front speakers do not light on.Eevn when the system is booting up in bios.

I already checked all connections and have the above all above

enabled in bios.

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Dell :: Blinking Lights On The M1730

Nov 2, 2008

I suffer from migraine that is triggered by changes in luminosity and blinking lights.

I am now reading the review by justGoIt of the M1730 on the Dell website: it talks about "bling bling lights". (This link points to the product, then you have to click on reviews.)

Does anybody know what lights are they?

can they be turned off?

are they bright?

where are they positioned?

or can they just be covered with a sticker?

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Dell :: Lights On The M1710 Cover

Dec 5, 2007

anyone at all been able to light up the cover lights (just one of the colors even) for those who have done the 9400/E1705 to M1710 mods? I would really like to know how this can be done if there are some theories out there. Please refrain from saying how much you hate the lights or asking why I would care to do this :

Some methods I thought about trying:
USB port: 5V ok, will that work with the cover LEDs?
Fan port: I have heard this one might not work but can anyone confirm?

(I am talking about cutting off the connector that would originally go into the M1710 mobo and trying various things with the wires that happen to be color coded, 2 for each color of LED apparently.)

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Dell :: XPS M1730 Back Lights??

May 5, 2009

i recently reinstalled windows on my Dell XPS M1730 but i have some problems. For some reason the lights on the lid of the case (the ones on top lol) dont come on anymore.

To get them on i have to open dell quickset and turn them off and then on again, then they will stay on, but after shutting down and booting back up they are still off. Anyone know what the problem could be?

Also another issue im having is that when i turn on the laptop my left speaker light is orange. I changed it in quickset to be blue but still during booting its orange and then once the laptop is fully booted it turns to blue. Anyone have any idea how to fix this?

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Dell :: Xps M1710 Screen...backlight, Really Lights Up.

May 5, 2010

Is this the backlight? i hot glued the connector and wires in the socket into the inverter....?

I have replaced the inverter AND the flex cable (yes, the part numbers are right)

I have to shake or pressure point the left-middle of the screen for it to stop otherwise it stays unreadable...

when i hook it up to an external monitor...

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Dell :: Disable XPS Lights On Screen Hinge?

Dec 13, 2009

I know it's kinda dumb but it's annoyingly bright when I've got the computer on at night and it's busy converting video or doing other work. It's also less power used.

It can't be done through software but has anyone physically unplugged them? I've not opened up the case yet so I don't know how practical that would be, thought I'd ask around first.

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Mar 9, 2010

I feel like the keyboard on my SXPS13 was MUCH brighter than the keyboard on my SXPS16.

I also had an icon pop up on the RHS of the screen that told me the keyboard light level (it would pop up when changing intensity 'off', '1', and '2').

I don't have an icon pop up on the 16, and the keyboard looks much dimmer overall.

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Sony :: Laptop Won't Turn On No Lights

Aug 17, 2009

I have had Sony Vaio VGN-N19VP/B for over a year now and this morning I went to open the lid and turn the laptop on and there were no lights or any response.

I took out the battery and put it back in to see if the connectors were loose but the problem remains.

I checked to see if the AC cable was working, the light was off and then I checked it with my multimeter output was 19.61v

Under the motherboard where powewr cable from AC jack is connected I have 3.98V.

On the battery output from moterboard on the 3 pin is 2.58V

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Apple :: Yellow Lights When Looking Through The Vents

Feb 22, 2009

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HP/Compaq :: HP Ze4904us Wont Boot, But Lights Are On

Apr 6, 2009

It's an HP ze 4904US running windows XP. Worked fine, then went to start one day and screen wouldn't come on. Having had this problem with my ze1000 series, I thought it could be screen bulb or inverter. But it isn't.

When I turn it on, I see the blue light all the way to the left on as well as the orange light by the battery symbol to the right.
I don't hear beeps.
I do hear the cd rom spin if a cd is loaded.
I do hear the fan for just a second occasionally. Not every time.
The screen is black and no faint xp logo or anything.
I feel like maybe it's not booting all the way.
If I press caps lock or num lock, the accent light doesnt come one. (maybe bad keyboard)

Here's what I've tested so far based on searches on this forum:

used reset button
removed battery and ac adapter and held power button 1 min.
One by one removed hardware to narrow problem
Re-seated everything and made sure connections were good
tried 2 other known working ac adapters.
hooked up to my PC monitor and still nothing. Monitor doesn't noticed anything attached. (why I believe it's not screen and just isnt booting.)

If it ends up being the motherboard, I do have a motherboard that works in my ze1000 laptop, but I don't know if it is compatible.

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Mar 10, 2010

The laptop wouldn't boot. I took the keyboard out to see if I could swab-dry any water, but couldn't really find any in there.

I lightly sprayed around with compressed air and left the laptop open with the keyboard out to try and let it dry out for a few hours, but no dice...still wouldn't boot.

I thought maybe via cell phone logic, it might work again after 24 hours or so. It's been almost three days now and it still won't boot, so I'm pretty sure I fried something. Here's the error code it's giving me .....

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Aug 9, 2007

I tried turning it on today and at first it wouldn't turn on at all. I switched power outlets and when I pressed the power button, it turned on but the three green lights (power, HDD and battery) started blinking for a few seconds before the system shuts off.

I can't really find if this is some kind of error code or whatnot. I've tried reseating everything except the CPU... I've done the memory, DVD-ROM, HDD, Keyboard, Graphics card... I just don't know what it could be and I have no idea who I could even take the machine to.

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Acer :: 5920g Died. No Sound Or Lights At All. Mainboard Failiure

Jul 23, 2009

The power light above the machine indicates that it is off, no sound etc. the ac adapter still runs on another machine. machine has 3 years static use.

is it an obvious mainboard failure?

can i safely buy a new mainboard?

Is it worth fixing seeing as the GFX is Nvidia 8600m and may fail anytime (although it never plays 3d games so surely should last 3 times longer than a heated one???).

should i sell the ram, graphics, processor, and laptop for spares and buy a different one to be cost effective?

What steps should i take to figure it out, fix it, else to find my sister an new one?

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Is it normal that dell.ca would have fewer choices of screens than dell.com? I'm looking at the studio 15, and dell.com lists Hi Resolution/Bright,

glossy widescreen 15.4 WLED display (1440x900) as a choice, which is what I want, but dell.ca doesn't. When I view the system specs though, that choice is listed as on option.

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Oct 21, 2008

when i first got my dell inspiron and it was all good. when i set the monitor to shut off after 1 minute of being idle, it did and would not turn on unless someone moved the mouse of pressed a button. however, after i reformatted, the computer monitor would shut off after 1 min but soon afterwards it turns on again by itself, then it goes off again, then it remains on permanently. i recently formatted my laptop again and this problem persists. anyone knows whats sup? im using xp ftw... and my configurations are the same as it was before the reformats so idk whats wrong.

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Apr 14, 2008

i consider buying assassin's creed for pc to play it on my dell laptop (see sig).
any idea, how it will run? anyone with an i9400/e1705/oc'ed 7900gs, who already
played it? is it worth it or do i have to turn down the settings too much?

just for info: i can play gears of war, bioshock, ut3, cod4, et:qw, sega rally,
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