parsleysuzanne
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Inspiron 6400 won't boot

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The last time it was on for a second, it made it to the Windows screen, and the bar stopped moving.  I had to force it to shut down, and it hasn't come on since.  The middle LED next to the on button flashes maybe 7 times, then nothing.

I had been having problems for a few months now with videos, and it was running pretty slowly.

Anyone recognize that LED error code?  Would taking the whole thing apart and cleaning it help, maybe....?

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Re: Inspiron 6400 won't boot

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It is a memory error - first thing to try is reseating (remove and reinstall) both modules.  If that does nothing, try each module in turn in both sockets until you isolate the faulty module or faulty socket.

 

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Re: Inspiron 6400 won't boot

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It is a memory error - first thing to try is reseating (remove and reinstall) both modules.  If that does nothing, try each module in turn in both sockets until you isolate the faulty module or faulty socket.

 

parsleysuzanne
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Re: Inspiron 6400 won't boot

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This worked!  Thanks so much.  Hopefully it stays fixed.........

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sylviarnmlt
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Re: Inspiron 6400 won't boot

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I have a very similar problem with Inspiron 1520. The computer did get hot before this occurred. Tried getting new power cord because old one was not correct one. Tried booting up without battery & did not work. After pushing on button, lights blink for a few moments then there is a soft high pitched beep and everything turns back off. Screen never comes up. If this is a module problem, where are they and how do I access them.

thanks

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sylviarnmlt
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Re: Inspiron 6400 won't boot

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I push power button, Blue "A" light in little suitcase icon flashes, as well as blue power icon to right of keboard, for about 5-7 seconds, then turns off after a soft high pitched beep. I have a very similar problem with Inspiron 1520. The computer did get hot before this occurred. Tried getting new power cord because old one was not correct one. Tried booting up without battery & did not work.  Screen never comes up. If this is a module problem, where are they and how do I access them?

thanks

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