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Dell Inspiron 530a Orange Light on Motherboard and no boot on Dell inspiron 530

Q: Dell Inspiron 530a Orange Light on Motherboard and no boot on Dell inspiron 530

I found an old Dell Inspiron 530a in my house, it was stored because it didn’t work anymore, so I got in the job of restoring it. I found out the problem was the PSU, so I replaced it and it worked fine for about a week but 2 days ago, the computer froze for almost 2 hours, so I turned off the CPU. After that, the computer does not want to boot, I press the power button on the front of the PC, and it remains in an orange light, and in the inside, there is also another orange light in the Motherboard. The fans start very loudly and don’t stop until I unplug the CPU or I turn it off from the power button. I have tried these “solutions” for what I think is the problem:

Removing the Motherboard battery
Removing the RAM
Disconnecting the 24-pin from the motherboard
Disconnecting everything from the PSU
Switching the jumpers near the batteries

I don’t know what the problem might be, but I am almost sure that the PSU is not, since I bought it with a higher capacity than the original PSU and I have done the tests with a jumper in the 24-pin connector
The new PSU is a “Coolmax V-500 Series 500W 120mm ATX Power Supply” and everything else are original Inspiron 530a parts.
Thanks for any assistance you can give me

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A: Dell Inspiron 530a Orange Light on Motherboard and no boot on Dell inspiron 530

Hi armandobl,Thanks for posting.It appears your motherboard may have failed.

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Hello,
My computer won't load, has a yellow light on mother board. When I turn it on, the light on front is yellow then turns blue and there is one beep.

The screen shows:
Diskette drive 0 seek failure

Press F1 to continue, F2 for set up

No Boot device available
SATA 0- installed
SATA 1- installed
SATA 2- none
SATA 3_ none
Also tried F12 to boot from disk using Vista Installation Disk

Get same Diskette 0 screen, then pressF1
I get the boot menu, and select boot from CDROM

It starts with Windows loading files bar across botom of screen
then it stops and
Windows Boot Manager screen comes up saying windows failed to insert
insert installation disk and restart computer.

This is also on screen:
File\windows\system32\boot\winload.exe

Status: 0xc0000221

Info: The file is possibly corrupt. Its headerchecksum does not match computed checksum.

I also tried a Bootsuite 2011 disk, that brings up theNo boot device availble screen.

Both of the disks work in other computer.

I also tried putting in a new hard drive....no change

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Hi guys. My brother has a Dell Inspiron 1100. He asked me to look into fixing it, but he is out of warranty, and I told him I would research his problem and see what you guys reccomended. I have the computer too in front of me for the time being, until it's repaired.

He said he turned it off and unplugged it one night. He often times I believe always left it plugged in. Not a good idea to Constantly do I know. He went to turn it on the next morning, and it wouldn't turn on. Plugged in to the wall, or not plugged in.

When you press the power button, the power light quickly blinks green, then the battery light blinks orange quite a few times but that is all that happens. Nothing comes on at all. Does that mean he just needs to buy a new battery? Or is it more severe?
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1100- Orange Light

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So I have this Dell Inspiron One 2320 All In One PC, and I have just ran into some issue were , everytime I press the power button to turn it on i'll hear it running but the screen is blank and instead of its usually white power button it's orange. The power cord in the back is still blue so I don't really know what the problem could be. If you can help me in the quickest way possible that'll be fantastic !

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Hi there,

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 which is now refusing to start at all. When I plug in the power, the orange battery light on the front edge flashes continuously. If I press the power button, the fan starts up, but I am getting nothing on the screen and no other lights at all.

Situation the same whether battery attached or not.

Any suggestions on how to proceed would be gratefully received.

Regards,
Iain.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1525 won't start up - flashing orange light only

Im going to guess a failed battery, power supply problem, or a bad motherboard.The battery will be easy to replace the other ones may or may not be easily fixable.
 

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my laptop battery light is flashing orange. I'm running Windows10.
I checked the battery health meter and the battery is 100% charged and the meter indicates that it is functioning normally. The laptop is only a few months old.

I saw another post that suggested rebooting the laptop with the cable unplugged. I'going to try that next.

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Good Morning all,
I have a Dell Inspiron 15 (7559) Laptop.  When I went to go power on the laptop, the keyboard lights up, but nothing appears on screen.  I also noticed the "Battery Light" indicator on the laptop was flashing.  It would flash white four times and then flash orange two times.  In the beginning I thought my laptop had died so I went ahead and charged the laptop.  I was able to charge the laptop, so I'm thinking that the battery is still good.  I'm hoping someone out here on these forums can help me diagnose and resolve this issue before I contact tech support.  Any information you guys/gals can provide is greatly appreciated.
Thanks,

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It's a Dell Inspiron one 2305. I bough the power supply box and tried yesterday but it keeps doing the same.  

A:Dell Inspiron orange button

The system isn't completing its poweron self test (POST).
Unplug the system and hold the power button for 30 seconds.  Remove and reinstall the memory modules.  Try powering up again.
Service manual\
www.dell.com/.../manuals
if that doesn't get it going, the next step would be to reseat (remove and reinstall) the processor.
Failing that, it's likely a bad mainboard.

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Hi,
I have an old Optiplex GX240 that had its power supply break, I recently got another power supply from a different computer. The Power supply is working however there is an orange light on the motherboard and power button that doesn't flash. The ABCD lights on the back of the computer are also not lit.

A:Orange Light On Power Button and Motherboard - Dell Optiplex GX240

GX240 requires specific NON PFC power supply.  This unit is 16 years old now and has 512 meg ram of the PC133 variety.   A newer model like an optiplex GX620 or better is still viable.  This system is TOO OLD and TOO Slow to be of any use.

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Hi everyone. I'll get right to it:

Yesterday I was running my Dell Inspiron 9300 on battery power until I got the 'low battery alarm' (I think it's set for when the power level reaches 13 percent). I seldom do this, but I lost track of time.

Anyhow I plugged the adapter back in and the laptop switched to AC power. However, the battery status light started to blink orange.

I've looked at my power settings and they indicate that the battery is 98% charged. It's been at that for awhile. Even when I unplug the power source it still blinks orange.

The only thing that works is removing the battery altogether. As it stands, the computer functions just fine, but that flashing light is driving me nuts. Any suggestions?
 

A:Dell Inspiron 9300 - Flashing Orange

From the manual:
CHECK THE BATTERY STATUS LIGHT — If the battery status light flashes orange or is a steady orange,
the battery charge is low or depleted. Connect the computer to an electrical outlet.
If the battery status light flashes green and orange, the battery is too hot to charge. Shut down the
computer, disconnect the computer from the electrical outlet, and then let the battery and computer
cool to room temperature.
If the battery status light rapidly flashes orange, the battery may be defective. Contact Dell.Click to expand...

If your laptop is more than 1-2 years old, suspect the battery is defective. Some Dell batteries have built in status LEDs built in that may tell you more.
 

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I have a dell inspiron 23 5348 with defective onboard videochip.. I was looking for a replacement board and I was able to find one but it says it is also compatible with dell OptiPlex 9030?

how true is this? 
can anybody from dell confirm it?  because if I buy the board for OptiPlex 9030 it is a lot cheaper...  I have the i5 model

A:Dell Inspiron 23 5348 All In One PC Motherboard is it the same with Dell Optiplex 9030

see this add

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As seen above, my laptop screen has an orange streak that changes location every time I open my laptop. It seems to depend on gravity, like the orange streak has some fluid-like qualities. If anyone has any advice on how to fix this or what it is, it would be greatly appreciated. 

A:Orange Mark on Laptop Screen Dell Inspiron 15

It looks like liquid entered the panel assembly - the only solution is to replace the screen.

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My Dell Inspiron 5558 Battery light continuely blink Amber and then white light just 1 time for each and can't find what mean by that light code

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I bought a Dell Dimension 8400 last year and it's great up to a point.
Occasionaly it will refuse to boot and will just display an orange flashing light on the box. I then have to hold the power button on to power off completely.
It does this when I haven't used it for a few days, when I've just used it for a few hours and other random times.
It also sometimes just dies when I am using it - sometimes after a few hours, sometimes after a longer time. It will then go into refuse to boot mode as above.
I try and boot again and after a seemingly random number of times, usually as I'm about to hurl it out of the window it will boot up quite happily. It does not perfom chkdsk or any other diagnostics at this time.
I have scanned with AVG virus scan - no viruses. I have used adaware and Spybot remover so the machine is clean of spyware.
I have used Dell's hardware diagnostic software and the machine appears to be clean.
Is there anything else I can try please??????

A:Dell Won't Boot - Orange Flashing Light

Here's a quote from another post of mine. Please follow the directions in it and let us know what error messages that you find.Next, please go to Start...Control Panel...Administrative Tools...Event Viewer. Once EventViewer opens there will be 3 categories listed in the left hand pane (Application, Security, andSystem). Please click on each one (in turn) and view the messages for that category in the righthand pane. Look for any error messages around the time of the last problem. Then right click onthe error and select "Properties". In the window that opens will be a text description of theerror - please copy it down and forward it to me. The error text should generally be in the format of 0x0000007a - with the last 2 letters'numberschanging depending upon the error. Also, usually another 4 sets of these numbers follows theerror message - they are important also. Finally, at times there is a file name mentioned withthe error message - please let me know what it is.If there are too many errors to choose from, please let me know and we can proceed a bitdifferently. Also, generally speaking, the usual location for this type of error will be in theSystem category - but there is a possibility that it may be in the other areas. Please do noterase your log files until we're finished troubleshooting this issue.

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As I press the power button, it stays orange and I hear a 1 small beep noise. The computer does not turn anything else and fans are not working. And there is the same color light on the motherboard. When the power button is off there is a green light near the power plug and then it turns off as I turn on the power button.
Before this event, the power button was orange and fans were all working. Next the power button flashed between orange and blue then stops and continues about 3 times. Then it turned off all fans and the power button stays orange. (Both senerios were unable to power the monitor, mouse, and keyboard and does not emit a green light around the ethernet cable.)

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Hi, I'm new to the forums so I'm not sure if this is in the right section but on my old Dell Inspiron 8600 the battey led light keeps flashing orange 4 times followed by a green light. I've read that this is caused by a faulty battery cell. However, since this model is so old it would be a waste of money to buy a new battery. Is there a way to fix it so that this doesn't happen without buying a new battery or taking the battery out of the laptop? Is there a registry fix or what not that will sort out this problem or will I have to shove my battery in the fridge (an answer to someone else's post on another forum)? Thanks
 

A:Incessant 4 orange and 1 green blinking lights on Dell Inspiron 8600

do you use it with the battery portable - or always plugged in ?
does it work without the battery installed - some machines will and some wont

as you say may not be worth replacing - certainly not, if always plugged in
 

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Is there anyway i could upgrade Dell Inspiron 15 7000  to Dell Inspiron 15 7567 Gaming for extra bit of money?? i am looking to get better performance on gaming?
bought from: BEST BUY.
Has a warranty for hardware damage for:2 years 

A:UPGRADE Dell Inspiron 15 7000 to Dell Inspiron 15 7567 Gaming??

You'd need to sell the system and buy the new one.  The "extra bit" of money will likely be more than a bit, as used computers will sell for 30-50% of what they did new -- warranty or not.  

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Hey everyone,

I'm working on A Dell Inspiron 1526 Laptop with Vista Home Premium On it. Ok I'm stuck, for when I plug it in, I hear fan go on, However NO SCREEN AT ALL, and No HDD light flickering, I had an extra HDD laying around so I popped it in to make sure it wasn't purely HDD related, still same scenario. Could it be the screen? But wouldn't I still get some sound if it was just the screen? (I turned up volume via keyboard volume button) Also No HDD Light at all, (Just power light, and occasionally battery light) could that mean HDD controller / MOBO is Bad? THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!!!!
 

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I have a Dell inspiron 530 that will not boot. Its running xp professional with a core 2 quad. When I turn it on i hear one beep and it sticks at the boot splash screen. F2 and F12 do nothing. So far I have tried the following:

1)Swapped hard drive out with a known working one.
2)Removed both sticks of 1gig ram and placed them in different slots.
3)Swapped out one stick of ram at a time to determine if one is defective.
4)Swapped out all ram with known working ram.
5)Removed radeon graphics card.
6)Tried to do a repair on windows from a disk but I cannot get into the boot settings.
7)Tried unplugging everything except the monitor and power cord.

After attempting these steps I still receive the same results everytime. I was thinking about removing and re-seating the processor, but I figure someone with more knowledge than me would have another suggestion for me to try. I fear the worst for this PC assuming it is the motherboard or processor. No new hardware or software was added to this system when the issue started. Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions.
 

A:Solved: Dell Inspiron 530 stuck at dell splash/boot screen

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Hi recently my Dell 2330 wont boot up properly. I press the power button and the light comes on the button and i hear the fan. The screen is a brighter black then after a few seconds the screen seems to go off but still power and fan running. Ive spoken to Dell and done all what they asked. Then today out the blue it came on as normal. I went to run a diagnostics test from a link Dell sent me and it asked me to restart the computer. I did and then it  did what it did before and has not come back on since. They have said it could be the motherboard. Any other suggestions ? Thanks

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Hi
my Dell Inspiron 14z is stuck on the Dell Logo at boot up.
it was working well yesterday, but just become freeze at boot up
I can't press F2 F8 or F12 because it freezes at this point.
Releasing the residual charge did nothing (I drained the battery, have no courage to remove battery as the procedure is kind of complicated) - same problem
Restarting and tapping F12 highlights 'Boot options' but at this point it freezes.
Restarting with Fn pressed had no effect - same problem.

Any advice greatly appreciated!
Cheers,
Eric

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I have the dell inspiron 7548 laptop and I was wondering if i could possibly change the function of the charging light. Maybe have it turn off at night or something.... or if the laptop lid is closed it can gradually turn on and off to show that the laptop is sleeping, stuff like that. Is there any possible code or software that I can utilize to modify the function

A:Dell Inspiron 7548 (4k) charging light

No, there's no software control for the LEDs.  They're hardware-controlled.

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I was just watching a movie on my Dell Inspiron 1564 which I have been using for the last 7 years. I know it's a bit old but has worked perfectly for me until today.
I close the lid so that I move my laptop to the balcony. When I opened it I saw a black screen, the power led was on and no hdd activity was shown on the respective led. So after waiting a while I manually switched it off through the on/off button.
After that I switch it on again. The power led is on. From the led showing the hdd activity I can see that the system tries to boot the hard drive but fails. However there is no Dell starting screen, boot options or anything. At the moment when this occurred I was logged in an Ubuntu 14.04. I have a dual boot Dell with windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04.
I am aware that probably this is not something I can personally fix. However I am really stressed about my hard drive because I am at the end of my thesis and although I have backed up many things I had not for the last 2 weeks when a lot of serious work was done. Could someone try to narrow down to the possible reasons for this incident?

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dell inspiron 5323 13z , very lite use, just reading books,
3 days ago, while i reading, it turned off, i try to turn on but it freeze after 2 to 3 seceond in dell logo,  and it keep like that every time i try to turn it on.
1- no beep.
2- f2 setup, and f12 boot options are accessible but it freezes as soon as i choose any option and hit enter.
3- diagnostic test not working and not accessible neither through f12 booting option nor through Fn key way.
4- i removed the hardisk, batteries, keyboard and still giving the same freeze.
5- i exchange the ram but still same error.
6- i removed the power and the battery and holded the power button for 30 second then tried to reboot but same freeze.
7-  the procsser cooling fan is working.
8- the freeze screen either black or dell logo.


i took it to repairshop near me he told he cannot determine the issue.
so, any suggestion?

A:dell inspiron 5323 freeze at dell logo on boot

Hi hitttta,
 
Thank you for reaching out to us here, we appreciate you trying a few troubleshooting steps on your own. The issue more likely seems to be with the motherboard. We request you to help us with the service tag of your computer so that we could check and assist you further. We have sent you a friend request please accept it and share the service tag of your computer on a private message. The private message option could be found towards the upper right hand side on the page.

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I have a Dell inspiron 530 that will not boot. Its running xp professional with a core 2 quad. When I turn it on i hear one beep and it sticks at the boot splash screen. F2 and F12 do nothing. So far I have tried the following:

1)Swapped hard drive out with a known working one.
2)Removed both sticks of 1gig ram and placed them in different slots.
3)Swapped out one stick of ram at a time to determine if one is defective.
4)Swapped out all ram with known working ram.
5)Removed radeon graphics card.
6)Tried to do a repair on windows from a disk but I cannot get into the boot settings.
7)Tried unplugging everything except the monitor and power cord.

After attempting these steps I still receive the same results everytime. I was thinking about removing and re-seating the processor, but I figure someone with more knowledge than me would have another suggestion for me to try. I fear the worst for this PC assuming it is the motherboard or processor. No new hardware or software was added to this system when the issue started. Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions.

A:Dell Inspiron 530 stuck at dell splash/boot screen

Try clearing the CMOS, might be the solution. if that doesn't work you could try flashing the bios, here's the documention on how to do both. Just follow the steps exactly and you'll be fine, it requires you to go into the actual computer to do it.

http://support.dell.com/support/edoc....htm#wp1141353

hope it works, good luck

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Help needed!!!
I need to connect 3 additional monitors to my All in one desktop in order to get an extended Desktop on my PC. I need to use different windows on each monitor. Can you advise me how to connect them. Should I use hdmi splitter or usb to hdmi adapters etc.?

Another issue is LCD on my All in one desktop going black once every 3 days and the power button turning orange, Only way to bring it back is to completely plug it out and plug it in again. What could it be and how to fix it? 
Any help and advice is appreciated 

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Hello everyone,

Both the laptops Dell Inspiron 15R and Dell Inspiron 7548 came with 6 GB of RAM. I'd like to upgrade it to at least 12 GB by replacing the 2 GB dimms in both laptops with 8 GB dimms.

Was wondering whether it is safe and okay to combine different memory modules from different manufacturers.

I'm also leaving the US next week and so would prefer getting RAM that's more reliable and wouldn't mess up the laptops.

Could you guys please recommend which ones you'd get? I've bought Samsung and Crucial in the past and didn't have any issues.

Here's the existing RAM information from CPU–Z:

Inspiron 15R:

Inspiron 7548:

Based on the above information, could you please recommend the sticks that you would get, preferably from Amazon?

Dell's upgrade page for Inspiron 15R recommends this one:

Dell 8 GB Certified Replacement Memory Module for Select Dell Systems - 1600MHz LV SODIMM : Memory | Dell which is 1600 MHz.

So can I get this one for that laptop: Kingston Technology 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L (PC3-12800) 1.35V Non-ECC CL11 SODIMM Intel Laptop Memory KVR16LS11/8 at Amazon.com

This would match the manufacturer of the existing stick (Kingston).

Dell's upgrade page recommended the same stick for Dell Inspiron 7548 as well.

Since I wasn't able to locate Hyundai's 8GB stick, is it okay if I get Kingston or Crucial's stick:

Kingston Technology 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L (PC3-12800) 1.35V Non-ECC CL11 SODIMM Intel Laptop Memory KVR16LS11/8 at Amazon.com

Amazon.com: ... Read more

A:Upgrading RAM on Dell Inspiron 15R and Dell Inspiron 7548 laptops

Can't comment on the compatibility, however, make sure laptops support 8GB RAM in a single slot, with 16GB total.

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The battery light on my Dell Inspiron 6000 is flashing orange/green in a pattern (orange-orange-orange/green). It is a fast-fast-fast/slow flashing. What does it mean. It also says my battery has 69% charge and is charging, but the percentage does not increase. Time for a new battery?
 

A:Dell Inspiron 6000 battery light is flashing

The battery status light means the battery is too Hot to charge, let it cool overnight, then try charging, if it does it again, then the battery needs replaced.

Page 64 of this PDF

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins6000/en/om/D5181bk5.pdf

.
 

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I have to date had no problems with this laptop but this problem is trying my patience! I normally have the laptop plugged into full power via socket so its rare I use it by battery alone. However last week battery did run out and i recharged it and it has been operating absolutley fine. However the battery light will not stop flashing amber 4 times then a green flash which holds for a couple seconds. It will continue flashing like this all the time I have it on and plugged into the mains or whether I use it via battery power only. It will still be flashing for a few minutes once I have shut the laptop down completely also. I can not find anything helpful on the web so I really really need your help before I end up throwing it out a window!

Software and security is all up-to-date, and there are no other issues with it - please help!!!

Thank you!
SG
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1100 Battery light problems

The light should stay solid green until the battery starts to run out then it flashes amber, from what you say it sounds as though one of the cells is faulty and as such isnt charging fully.

Regards
 

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Hello. After I accidentally unplugged my pc, I tried to turn it back on but only got a solid amber light on the power button, nothing comes on the screen and there are no beeps, the PSU light on the back is green so I don't know if it's a PSU problem. The fans run and I can open the CD tray. I already tried unplugging the cord and holding the power button without results. Thanks

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When you press the power button, the power light goes on steady, the HDD indicator blinks once, then the system shuts off. Never get anything on the screen.
 
Once in a great while, the system will actually boot into Windows and works fine.
 
The battery is charged, the charger is good.
 
I have tried removing RAM, HDD and can't get into BIOS even, unless it is one of those off chances the system stays on.
 
Could it be something is shorting out? I've tried taking out the battery and unplugging it and holding the power button to discharge, but no luck. 

A:Dell Inspiron 17R Power Light on, HDD Blinks, then Shuts Off

It sounds like the computer isn't getting past the POST (Power On Self Test) where is looks at all the peripherals to be sure there isn't problem.
 
You have pulled the hdd and re-seated it, removed the RAM and re-seated it.  But if there is more than one RAM module you should remove one of the two modules (assuming that there are only two) to see if you have a bad module.
 
Who is the manufacturer of the hdd?

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Over the last 2 days I have been having a problem as indicated in the title of this post. The fault has rectified itself 3 times, but again today, it is back to "battery plugged in, not charging." As I am running the laptop (Windows Vista Home Premium; 32 bit) on the adapter without problems, I assume that the adapter itself may not be faulty.
I also have a Dell Inspiron 630M laptop running Windows 7.  Can I safely use that adapter with the Vista laptop, without causing damage to the Vista ?  If it is safe to do so, and the battery on the Vista starts charging, then it would indicate that the Vista adapter/charger has some kind of fault.
Hoping someone can give me some guidance. Thanks.

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop. Battery plugged in not charging. Can I use adapter from a Dell Inspiron 630M laptop ?

If the adapter has the same plug and the same or higher power rating, you can swap them.
Check to see whether the 1545 recognizes the AC adapter or whether it shows unknown (F2 at powerup).  If it shows unknown with two different adapters, you have a bad power jack or a bad mainboard.

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Is there any way to change the colour of the led which glows white when charging and orange when battery low?

A:Change color of LED charging light in Dell Inspiron 15 7548

If you solder in a new LED, possibly.  Short of that, no.  Doing so will void your warranty if that's a consideration.

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Hello, I don't know allot about computers, but each time i turn on the computer it goes to power save mode.
It asks me to press any buttons or click the mouse, i do but nothing happens, neither the mouse or keyboard light up as they use to, only for a slight second once its turned on, then it goes away. The little bulb on the back of the tower is steady green and i use a vga cable. I'd like to know how to fix this problem so I could use the computer.

A:Dell Inspiron 570 - power save mode/amber light

Green LED on the back just means power is available not that power supply is ok.

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Following a Dell Update process last night, the system failed to restart or re-enter operational mode when it more than likely rebooted. Power indicator is now red and the system will not start up when pressed.

A:Inspiron 20-3052, Dell update, red power light - no startup

Inspiron 20 3052 all-in-one

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I have a Dell Inspiron 5150. The other day, it went into standby after idling while on the battery. Since then the far right diagnostic light (battery charge status) has been flashing three quick orange and one long green. The computer runs fine off of AC power and battery power, and the battery is fully charged. Has anyone ever seen this before or know what it means? Even though it seems to be working, I don't want to risk anything going wrong. Any recommendations? Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Dell Inspiron 5150 Diagnostic Light Problem

Hello,

I have a Dell Inspiron 5150. About 2 years ago the exact thing happened with the light. I spent a lot of time on the phone with Dell tech support. We checked all kinds of things (I can't remember exactly what now as it has been 2 years), but eventually they said that they didn't know what was causing the probem and that I'd have to live with it. The light still blinks exactly the same to this day although the laptop has always seemed to work just fine all along.
 

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Hello, I don't know allot about computers, but each time i turn on the computer it goes to power save mode.
It asks me to press any buttons or click the mouse, i do but nothing happens, neither the mouse or keyboard light up as they use to, only for a slight second once its turned on, then it goes away. The little bulb on the back of the tower is steady green and i use a vga cable. I'd like to know how to fix this problem so I could use the computer.

A:Dell Inspiron 570 - power save mode/amber light

Blinking Amber = Bad power supply.
Solid Amber = Dead motherboard.

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Power button LED light is not lighting up on DELL Inspiron 5559. Is it normal?

A:Power button LED light not lighting up on DELL Inspiron 5559

 Good question.  I have the same problem with my 4 month old 5559.  The description in the reference guide says "Indicates the power and battery?charge status.  Press Fn+H to toggle this light between hard?drive activity light and battery?status light."  If I press Fn+H, sure enough it shows hard drive activity.    Confession time:  I never saw this in the documentation until I looked it up to reply to your question today!  I never knew I had a disk activity light - man, I'm glad to have found this!  :-)

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Hi,

Last night, while I was browsing the Net, my laptop suddenly stopped working. I got a black screen and the Caps light was flashing. I tried to reset it and re-start it but all I got was the caps light flashing a few times and then going off. However, after a while, I tried to re-start the computer and it worked for about 15 minutes after which the same thing happened.

Any idea what could be wrong? What is the meaning of the flashing Caps light? Thank you.

Michael
 

A:Dell Inspiron 600m Stopped Working - The Caps Light Flashing

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I don't know if AMD FX 8320 is compatible with DELL Inspiron 580 motherboard

A:DELL Inspiron 580 motherboard support AMD?

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I don't know if AMD FX 8320 is compatible with DELL Inspiron 580 motherboard
Famouslava
No, the Inspiron 580 only supports Intel socket LGA1156 processors, not AMD.
The Inspiron 570 supports AMD processors.
Bev.

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What is smsc chip in dell motherboard inspiron 620s which is black in colour?

A:Dell inspiron 620s motherboard

It's usually the Super I/O controller for low-bandwidth devices - i.e., keyboard, etc.

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Hi ,
Please someone respond. Dell experts if you are seeing this please respond I am in great need of help.
I am a owner of this dell laptop inspiron 1564 and service tag <ADMIN NOTE: Service tag removed per privacy policy> and its motherboard is damaged . I live in Mumbai India. And the dell sales point is not helping me fast enough to find a new motherboard. How do I order a new motherboard mind a new one and not refurbished one from dell a original one with guarantee and every thing and all legal docs. ?
Please someone respond. Dell experts if you are seeing this please respond I am in great need of help.

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Hi there,
I currently have a Dell Inspiron 15R N5010 laptop which broke. It crashed and on the boot up it was getting 8 beeps on a black screen. However, after further testing and researching, I believe the motherboard has gone. I am looking to replace it however, I'm not sure when one to get - will any work? The part number of current motherboard I have 0VX53T. I've looked around online but can't find one anywhere.
I did find this motherboard for a Dell Inspiron N5010: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dell-Inspiron-N5010-Laptop-Motherboard-Y6Y56-M2-/222209566454?hash=item33bcb8e6f6:g:DwQAAOSwimdXo4I2
I'm just sure not if it'll work? Grateful if anyone can help me out?
Thanks,
Priy

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please someone tell me!
 

A:What motherBoard does a dell inspiron 1150 have?

Hi

Dell use propriatary boards for their machines, that is they are built for Dell by a 3rd party company, why do you want to know,?

If your after drivers go here, you will need to enter your service tag or you can choose by model.

Regards
 

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I replaced the CPU in my Inspiron 3847 and it won't start anymore. The fans start and the power light is white at first, but turns orange and blinks two time when I try to turn it on. The old CPU I had was i3-4150 and the new one is i7-4790. I've tried removing my EVGA 750 B1 PSU and replacing it with the standard PSU,  but it still won't start. I also tried removing and replacing the battery, but that didn't work either. Is there anything I can do to fix this?

A:Inspiron 3847 not starting (white then orange light)

Unplug the system, remove the power cord, hold the power button for 30 sec and then reinstall the original CPU -- will the system correctly power up?

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Hi I've had the Dell XPS 8700 for over a year now and it's an excellent Desktop.
I've recently moved my tower to a new location and notice there is a solid orange light on all the time inside the PC, I believe it's on the motherboard... should I be worried this is on all the time? It's just I've never noticed it before.
Also on the back of the PC there is a solid green light, I'm guessing this is to just tell me the PC has Power.
I tried a google search but everyone with the orange light seems to have PC issues, my pc is working fine as far as I can tell.

A:Dell XPS 8700 Orange Light inside and Green Light on Back

LED on the motherboard will be on as long as the PC is plugged into a working outlet. It's perfectly normal and nothing to worry about.
If you unplug the PC from the wall and press/hold the power button for ~15 sec, that LED will go off. Again, perfectly normal...
Green LED says there's power to the PSU.

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