I have an Inspiron 15 5000. fairly new.
when i power up it goes straight to flashing red blue green black even before the dell badge can come up.
i have tried restating and holding down he power button for 30 seconds - but nothing helps.
i have tried also pressing F8 to get to the diagnotics page but theres no response.
Thanks for posting. Apologies that your system is not performing as expected.
Video distortion can be caused by a variety of issues. The problem could be with the LCD, the GPU, or the motherboard itself. I see you've tried several different troubleshooting methods, but don't see if you tried the F12 at startup. Please try that and be sure to run the video diagnostics. Post back with any error messages and the users here may respond with more assistance.
Otherwise contact Tech support if you still have warranty on the computer. You can contact Tech Support at 1-800-624-9896 or the out of warranty department at 1-800-288-4410, or you can initiate a chat session http://dell.to/2v4snVm .
Hi Dell-Robert P,
Thanks for the help. Unfortunately i cant get to the diagnostics page - pressing F12 doesn't do anything. It just keeps on flashing colours.
Just making sure you're performing the F12 key steps correctly.....
1. Power off system. Remove all peripherals (except AC adapter)
2. Power on system, quickly start tapping F12 key continuously until you see Preparing One Time Boot Menu in top corner of screen.
3. In Dell Preboot menu, select Diagnostic. After quick test finished, select Video, and then click on Thorough Test Mode. Repot back any error code.
By the way, I'm assuming windows 10 is on the system....
thanks for the detail above - i tried doing as you advise for the F12 reboot.But no Joy, as soon as i press the power button the screen flashes white then into the sequence of colours: red, green blue, black.
Yes i am on Windows 10
Have you tried troubleshooting with Dell Tech Support? It sounds as though your motherboard may have failed and would need to be replaced.
You can contact Tech Support at 1-800-624-9896 or 1-800-288-4410, or you can initiate a chat session http://dell.to/2v4snVm
Have you tried an external monitor?
I have the same issue with an E7450, but when docked, with separate monitors, it will show video and allow tests to be run.
Pretty sure I have a dying LCD or cable.
Off to Dell to get replacements.
I am having the same problem, but it is slightly different...
When I keep windows key pressed while booting, it boots up normally.
If I don't press windows key, however, the laptop screen goes into the color sequence...
You see, the laptop is working just fine with exception of a single anomaly...