Laptop not starting

Dell INSPIRON 1501
September 29, 2009 at 09:33:32
Specs: Windows xp
Hello,
My dell inspiron 1501 is not starting. When i
press the power button, only the power led
glows, and it stays as it is and then nothing
happens. The processor led does not glow
even once. The monitor screen stays
absolutely blank. I can hear the sound of the
fan. The laptop is heating up like before. But
nothing appears on the screen. This problem
is coming for the past 5 days. But sometimes
the laptop does start, like once in 100 tries.
And once it starts then it gives no problems.
Also when it starts, it is not like the normal
startup. First the power light glows, then about
15 seconds later, the bootup screen shows. It
is not like the normal cases when the bootup
screen used to immediately appear.

I have changed the RAM also. It is definitely
not a RAM issue.
Please help me.

I also took the laptop to a local technician. He
told me that the BJ chip on the motherboard
has gone faulty. But he did not even open the
laptop. He just saw the problem and said so.
And he is asking for a lot of money to replace
it. I dont know, i am not able to trust him.

Can you guys give me any suggestions
please?


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#1
September 29, 2009 at 09:35:10
remove the ram and start the laptop : do you hear any beeps ???

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#2
September 29, 2009 at 09:44:27
Woah..!
That was a quick response.

I just took out the RAM and tried powering on... There were no
beeps. It is still the same.


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#3
September 29, 2009 at 09:52:45
seems that either the processor or the motherboard are bad, sorry to say

if the ram is out, the system should beep

and to beep, needs a processor working, sorry to say

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#4
September 29, 2009 at 10:06:12
Ok.. Thanks for the quick replies.. I guess I will have to shed out
a lot of money..

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#5
September 29, 2009 at 10:08:07
you can call somebody to test them

maybe you`ll need a processor and you buy a whole mobo

so, considerate before spending $$$

Cheers

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#6
September 29, 2009 at 10:12:50
Alright. I'll do that. Thanks.. :)

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#7
September 29, 2009 at 10:26:38
you`re welcome

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