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Windows 7: laptop wont bootup.

21 Sep 2011   #1
longshanks

windows 7
 
 
laptop wont bootup.

I have a second hand Dell latitude d520.it worked fine until monday this week.
it had a 512 memory card. and it worked fine (if a little slow) a friend gave me a new 1gb card.i installed it in DIMM A slot located under the keyboard.now it wont work i tried it with the old one back in still won't work.the lights come on then go off.check pic's below 1st pic five lights top two both flash on/off.
bottom three first stay's on other two flash.
pic 2. first power light stays'on.middle on/off instantly.next battrery light blinks on/off/about every 30 sec's. after about a min/min and half all go out.
any suggestions (Keep it clean ).




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21 Sep 2011   #2
TVeblen

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I take the laptop apart, replaced some parts, and then it doesn't work. That would make my prime suspect a loose, damaged, or improperly replaced part.

Did you have to remove other parts to get to the DIMM slots? I would retrace my steps and very carefully check every connection, then try again.

Sorry if this is obvious, but you did unplug the power supply and remove the battery before working on it, correct? That would rule out any electrical damage.

Another thought: do you know if that laptop has a BIOS reset pin hole?
If not you can try and reset a laptop BIOS by unplugging the power supply and removing the battery and then press and hold the power button for 20 to 30 seconds to discharge all power from the system. Then put everything back and try again.
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23 Sep 2011   #3
longshanks

windows 7
 
 

NO i forgot to take out the battery.(DUMMY) i bet ive' fried the system. thanks anyway,TVEBLEM.you tried
thats all i can ask.
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23 Sep 2011   #4
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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All may not be lost.
Try resetting the BIOS - that may be all it needs.
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24 Sep 2011   #5
longshanks

windows 7
 
 
laptop won't bootup

thanks tveblem. but how do i do that ,i am not the best on computers ,
your help will be greatfully recieved
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24 Sep 2011   #6
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Look on the bottom of your laptop and see if there is a very small hole with the word RESET next to it.
If so:
  • Shut down the computer.
  • Unplug the power supply
  • Remove the battery
  • Use a large paperclip (straightened out) to stick into the reset hole to depress the reset switch underneath (you can't see it, but you may 'feel' it click).
  • Then put the battery back in.
  • Plug in the power supply
  • And start the computer.
If no Reset hole, then
  • Shut down the computer.
  • Unplug the power supply
  • Remove the battery
  • Press and hold the power button for 20 to 30 seconds to discharge all power from the system.
  • Then put The battery back in.
  • Plug in the power supply
  • And start the computer.
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