Dell XPS L501x :: Not Powering On - Seems Like No Power Getting To Mainboard
Dec 30, 2014
I've just changed the hard drive from original to an SSD (cloned image) and changed nothing else.I've put it back together but when I press the Power button, nothing happens at all.
The battery shows fully charged, but there seems to be no power going to the system itself. When I plug in the power adapter, the light comes on for 1s then shuts off (I suspect that's just because the battery is charged) Is there a power reset somewhere if the battery has been out for a few days?
I have an N7110 (2011, warranty expired) with NVidia GPU. The power jack recently broke, and when I was sent a replacement, I was sent a 5 pin one instead of the 8 pin (with one redundant pin) I required.When I connected the 5 pin to see if it would power up, the screen started what looked like a graphics diagnostic. It was flashing red, blue green if I remember correctly.
Then after a reboot, it started beeping 8 times and the screen back light doesn't work. I can just about see that there is output to the screen, but its to dark to read.I now have the proper 8 pin power jack and lead connected.
I know that 8 beeps indicates an LCD failure, but I'm not convinced that this is the case. When I connect another screen via either VGA or HDMI, I don't get any output to the screen. This makes me think that there is probably a problem with the motherboard or graphics card.I don't want to waste €100 on a new screen only to find out that the fault is on the motherboard, and if I have to replace the motherboard, I don't think its worth it since this would cost almost half the price of a replacement laptop.
Like many others who use this series, I was faced with a dead HP laptop 3 weeks ago, giving nothing but a blank screen and 3 beeps (1 long, 2 short).
It turned out that almost all models under this series had this same problem due to the NVidia graphic card that overheated the mainboard So I sent mine in for repair at the HP service center and just got it back a few days ago.
I was just wondering if there is any way at all that I can prevent the new mainboard from overheating like this again? I would like to my notebook to live as long as possible from now on.
I checked the temperature just now and it was at 75C. It said the threshold was at 105C...
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.
I have a new 500GB USB 2.0 2.5" drive plugged into my MacBook Pro. It powers up every so often of its own accord (and then shuts down after so many minutes non-activity). It's excluded from Time Machine backups to my Time Capsule, and excluded from Spotlight searches as well. Is there anything else I'm missing that would cause it to come out of its slumber?
Model : SONY VAIO FS740/W Battery Model : VGP-BPS2A
Last night while working, my laptop suddenly turned off. Since then it is not powering. When I plug in my adapter, I get the green light on my AC adapter but no lights on laptop, no green battery charging light.
I know AC adapter is working fine (checked with different model sony vaio laptop). I know my battery performance is very poor, less than 30 minutes fully charge. I removed the battery and tried to turn on the laptop on AC but no luck
I bought my daughter an ACER ASPIRE E11 for Christmas. Before New Year's day I was on line with Tech Support because it was not powering up (no lights, nothing). Support had me press and hold the reset button on the bottom, and it worked. He said something about static build up , which made no sense to me. But he said it shouldn't be a problem again...but last night it did it again. I pressed the reset and that resolved it.
My questions are---"Is this going to be a continual problem? Is it something that I should send back to Acer to get fixed? Or is it something in the way we are handling it??"
Recently, out of nowhere the computer is not powering up. I plug the power cable in (without the battery) and the caps lock key's light lights up but nothing else happens.
Once I place the battery into the laptop with the power cable, the third light on the front of the laptop (below the touchpad) lights up in this sequence and keeps repeating itself:
Amber/red Amber/red Amber/red Amber/red White
Then repeats from beginning.
I have tried the usual, power discharge by making sure all power sources are removed and holding down the power button for 60secs. Tried with known-working RAM and also with an external monitor - no luck.
There are no other POST notifications that I can see, no beeps etc. Just the lights on the front which only happens when the battery is plugged in with the power cord. I cannot find anywhere in the manual what the lights mean.
I've had my HP dv3t since mid June 2009 and had no real problems with overheating until recently. I've noticed that the fans have been kicking in when watching videos and sometimes to the extent that it shuts off my computer instantly. I'm not sure why watching videos overheats my system. Maybe it's the specs?
Dell XPS L501X USB Ports not working properly. My USB 2 port work intermittently and my USB 3 port doesn't seem to work at all.
In November I installed Windows 8 Pro 64 bit on a new Crucial CRM4256SSD 256GB m4 Solid State Drive. Everything seems to be working except the USB Ports. I know my laptop is an unsupported Windows 8 system. What USB drivers I need to install to get them working correctly.
The last few days I've been trying to replace the 2x 2gb RAM in my XPS 15 (L501X) December 2010 laptop by 2x 4gb (Corsair CMSO8GX3M2A1333C9).
This should be possible based on the processor (Intel 460M) and the chipset, but somehow it isn't. Both with Windows 7 and Windows 8 my laptop just won't boot. Both give an error just after the Windows logo appears. Replaced it with the old 2x 2gb and it boots normally.
Loaded BIOS defaults, didn't work. Erased CMOS by removing the battery, didn't work either. BIOS is updated to latest W8 version.
Also with just 1x 4gb in one slot, the problem stays the same: laptop doesn't boot. (Also tried for the other one of course to make sure the problem is not that one of them is broken.)
How do I restore windows 7 to my laptop when the option for dell data safe restore is not one of the options when I try to repair it ? I have never had this problem before. Only just pressed F8 , repair computer but the last option is not coming up. I have the discs that came with it and when I tried it with these discs in the same result.
I have a brand new Dell XPS with Model : L501X purchased in Malaysia hand carried to Philippines about 2 weeks ago.
Upon receiving I have noticed that a Blue Screen appears with nvlddmkm.sys error every time I play a video initially stored in the laptop hard drive or via youtube.
I have also noticed there were two video drivers installed which where Intel HD graphics and Geforce GT 420M drivers. I installed an updated GT 420M driver through driver downloads in dell support. Unfortunately it did not resolve the issue.
To relieve my doubts of driver conflicts, I have freshly installed a Windows 7 home premium but BSOD still keeps on occurring.
I am currently running this computer using only one video driver (Intel HD Graphics), I want to run this computer using Nvidia Geforce GT 420M.
How am I gonna do that without having BSOD recurring?
Is it also normal to hear some frequently very mild ticking sound coming from the right side of the keyboard and mildly grounding sting on the plastic aluminum colored frame around the keyboard?