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Dell Inspiron 1520

Dell INSPIRON 1520
May 27, 2010 at 16:46:37
Specs: Windows Vista
When I press the power button to turn on, the Caps Lock light flashes for about 20 seconds and then the laptop turns itself off, any ideas on what to do, thanks.

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May 27, 2010 at 19:31:58
Have you tried starting it with/without the battery? Can you enter the bios? Have you checked that all the bios settings are correct?

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May 28, 2010 at 13:36:07
Thanks for your reply, unfortunately the screen is completely blank when I try to power up, only the power light and the caps lock indicator is lit.

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July 31, 2010 at 12:04:53
I had exactly the same symptoms on my 1520. Whilst the advice given suggested 'replacing' the Mem Modules, I carried out the following procedures & brought my 1520 back to full operation without ANY expense.

Follow preparatory procedures, then:-
get access to both Mem Cards & mark them Top & Bottom.
Test 1520 & Mem modules by trying to boot of 1 only.
Remove Top - retry. Does it Boot? or note LEDs.
Fit T remove B - retry. Does it Boot? or note LEDs.
Fit B in T - retry. Does it Boot?
Fit T in B - retry. Does it Boot?
If the above does not identify a definate bad Mem module, you need to remove sub assembly modules from the MB & reseat them one at a time; HDD; Wlan; DVD etc. You can then repeat the above tests. My 1520 Booted after reseating Wlan & HDD. Good luck.

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