inspiron 1526 recalls

Dell Dell inspiron 1526 (blue) notebook...
January 15, 2011 at 18:28:14
Specs: Windows Vista
My Inspiron 1526 is having trouble starting. The screen will only show when the computer is warm. I have to turn it off and on untill it shows. Has anyone had the same issues or did I miss a recall

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January 15, 2011 at 20:20:24
Laptop no video (or video problems), and battery, AC adapter, power jack T shooting.

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DO NOT plug in or unplug a monitor's video cable into / from a video port while the computer is running. Doing so can damage the monitor's circuits and/or the video adapter's circuits.

Some laptops will display on an external monitor without you having to do anything.

If you get no video on an external monitor, some laptops have a key combo that you must press to toggle the display to external video only / sometimes both / built in display video only - see the Owner's or User's manual for the model.

If there is nothing wrong with your AC adapter or it's connection and the jack in the laptop.......

Laptop main batteries usually work as they should for a year or so, then they begin to rapidly deteriorate. From what I've seen, by two years they cannot be charged to anywhere near their full capacity, and it gets worse after that.
They often develop internal shorts when they are older. If the battery gets HOT rather than just warm after you have attempted to charge it for at least a half hour, or after you have been using the laptop for a while with the AC adapter plugged in, it's definitely internally shorted and you must replace it. Internally shorted batteries getting too hot have been known to cause the laptop to catch on fire.

Tips about battery charging problems on Dell laptops - may apply to other makes.
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March 7, 2011 at 17:37:21
I am having the same problem with my dell 1526 that your having.Do you have any recall info?

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March 7, 2011 at 17:48:39
I am having the same problem with my dell 1526.Is there a recall?

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March 7, 2011 at 18:27:00

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I suspect dorcysteph used that in the title thinking there might be a recall.

If there were a recall there would be confirmed info on the web about it.

We get many Topics about laptops and netbooks having problems every day.

The only problem I know of that keeps popping up is some of the NVidia Main chipsets are defective.

Other than that, video problems caused by failing backilghts or damaged wiring are common after a laptop has been used a lot.
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