Dell :: Vostro 3500 Won't Boot

Sep 5, 2014

My vostro 3500 that ive had for 3 years crashed a few times and now wont boot. When i turn the laptop on, the power sign comes on and then a few seconds after, the fan starts going non-stop. nothing comes up on the screen either.

Ive tried taking out the battery and putting it back in again, but that didnt work. 

The laptop had been getting a bit hot recently, so i opened it up and cleaned out the fan.

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I have a Vostro 3500 with Win 7 Premium and i try boot from external hd ( i install linux in this external hd- Seagate 320 Gb) and it can't run, i think the problem is secure boot.

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I am also looking at the Lenovo 15" models because I think I have narrowed my choices down to these 2 manufactures.

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Any idea on how long it takes them to make it a bit more configurable?

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I have never used a laptop before (I prefer to work on a server machine) but am considering one at present.I'm looking at a Vostro 3500 but that could change.

1)  Can I use a standard USB keyboard and mouse with such a laptop?  (No need for special devices!)

2)  Are there any problems with PS-2 to USB adaptors connecting keyboard and mouse to a USB port?  (Yes I have a few keyboards and mice in storage!)

3)  Can I install a standard out of the box version of Windows 7 Ultimate (already licensed) on the Vostro 3500?

4)  I saw reference somewhere to touch screen control in Win 7 coming sometime.  What are the release plans for such capabilities in Dell laptops?

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Nov 6, 2014

Since yesterday, i can not find how to go to bios setting or how to go to booting option.I have read all articles on this forum about pressing esc, f9, or f10 when notebook begin starting.But never work. All of this button never work.

Combination with fn button, but it also didn't work. Everytime i press fn+f9 or fn+f10 when notebook begin start doesn show bios or booting menu.

Does it becouse i use windows 8? My notebook is HP Mini 110-3500 with Windows 8 in it.

Then i try to search 'how to go to bios setting in windows 8', i found many articles, most of them using UEFI bios setting. But on my HP Mini there is no UEFI setting?

How to go to bios setting or how to go to booting options? i want to reinstall this HP Mini using my usb flash drive.

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I got a new Vostro 3360 with the i7, 8GB of RAM, a 500GB 5400 RPM HDD and a 32GB mSata SSD drive which was used to cache the HDD with the Intel Smart Response Technology. Unfortunately, the computer also came with Windows 8, which is useless for me, so I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on it.

Now, I managed to overcome many issues so far; I got the Secure Boot turned off, unchained the HDD and the SSD, turned the raid flag off for both, and managed to repartition the SSD so that I could install the Ubuntu system on it. However, I can't see to be able to boot from the ssd no matter what I do. It shows in the BIOS as present, but I don't have it as a boot option. I tried installing the system and keeping the GRUB bootloader on the HDD, that didn't work either.

This is supposed to be my new work computer and trying to get the installation to work is eating up a lot of time...

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I have a 5 year old vostro 1700 and happy with it because it's been good to me ever since  , but yesterday, when i tried opening it, yes it's powering on but it won't boot, nothing on the screen, I've tried interchanging memory cards and hard drives and it won't open at all.i'm thinking if the motherboard is the main problem or the processor itself. but i'm not really sure about it.

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I have a Dell Vostro 1500 which sometimes ,doesn’t want to boot.

I was using Windows 7,I have changed it to XP ,and it’s happening the same thing.

If I want to restart it  , I’m getting a black screen(without any beep) , and when I'm turning it on ,I must press 20-60 times on power button  and maybe it will work.

In the same time ,I can keep it on,3 4 days ,without any problem.

I discovered that, when I want to turn it on (forced),if I press hard in the middle of the keyboard ,around keys "y /u/i/k/j/h" ,I hear a small sound, and after this its booting.

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Swap RAM: No result

Use PSA: No lights and display

Use battery status: No lights even not plugged in!

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I'm trying ubuntu from USB (also tried linux Mint) but I can't boot from the USB, I always get "operating system not found" error.

I tried booting with F12 and choosing USB, tried to change boot order in bios and set USB 1st but nothing works. What else can I do ? The usb is bootable so the problem is with the laptop/bios.

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Jan 27, 2012

Dell Vostro 1320 won't boot:

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Have: Cleaned keyboard. Removed/reinstalled RAMRemoved/reinstalled HD

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I know the SU9400 is dual-core, I'd just like to know the difference in performance between the two varieties.

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I'm experiencing very strange problem with my Dell Vostro 3750. This machine is equipped with USB 2.0 capable USB ports and USB 3.0 capable ports. During the power-up any USB devices (or even multiple devices via hub) can be connected to the USB 2.0 capable port. However if even a single device is connected to one of the USB 3.0 capable ports, the system doesn't start.

I've reported the problem on the Linux kernel related lists: 59561

But the only answer was, that I should report it to Dell suggesting fixing of BIOS. Maybe this is a BIOS related problem, but Windows 7 starts on the same hardware configuration without problems.

As I'm mainly using Linux for my work, two USB ports are practically useless for me, I have to connect all my USB stuff via hubs to USB 2.0 ports.

My current BIOS (after last BIOS upgrade) is:
DMI: Dell Inc. Dell System Vostro 3750/0VP036, BIOS A12 02/22/2012

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Before the destop icons show up next after Vostro and I am all set. Now it stops at Vostro.

I can get to programs using task manager file open and browse. Not very convenient.

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i will be, however massively watching movies, and streaming movies (99.9% of the web, not dvd player) would that need a dedicated graphic card?

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ive also bought a m1330 a few months back, but since i had some issues with school, i had to return it and delay my purchase to this year.

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I did a hard reboot and now get the message "Checking media" followed by the error "Boot failed." This leads to the message, "Default Boot Device Missing or Boot Failed."No I don't have any recovery media.Yes I have pretty recent backups so that is not a problem.I've got an enclosure that I can use to hook my laptop hard drive up to so I can see if the drive is even readable.
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