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flxjones 10-27-2009 08:54 PM

Monitor doesnt work..
 
hello. i just bought a used 501 Inspiron laptop for $30 because the monitor doesn't work. when I press the power button, i can hear the laptop boot for like a couple of seconds (nothing on the monitor tho) and then it shuts off. I can also hear the fan go off. Ive also noticed that the monitor is somewhat loose from one side (not much tho). What do you guys think it may be.....? thanks!

jmacavali 10-28-2009 06:44 AM

Re: Monitor doesnt work..
 
Well the first thing I would do is hook it up to an external monitor. At least you can see how far it boots. Then I'd see about reloading it and see if that takes care of the not-booting issue.

flxjones 10-28-2009 02:51 PM

Re: Monitor doesnt work..
 
sorry but what do you mean reloading in? do you think there might me like a loose cable or something?

someone help... please??

jmacavali 10-29-2009 06:20 AM

Re: Monitor doesnt work..
 
No reloading means to reinstall the operating system.

flxjones 10-29-2009 04:59 PM

Re: Monitor doesnt work..
 
but i think it has something to do with the monitor. the laptop turns on for a second or two and then automatically shuts off

sniperviper21 10-29-2009 05:02 PM

Re: Monitor doesnt work..
 
PSU or Mobo failure id say.

berry120 10-29-2009 05:59 PM

Re: Monitor doesnt work..
 
Why do you think it's got anything to do with the monitor if it turns itself off? I'd say that was possibly the least likely thing to be causing that issue!

I agree that the most likely option is either a PSU or motherboard failure, perhaps even a CPU issue. Whatever it is it does sound like a lost cause to me... if it's not even turning on for a few seconds it's probably not even posting, let alone getting to the stage where it tries to boot from somewhere.

jmacavali 10-29-2009 06:28 PM

Re: Monitor doesnt work..
 
^Agreed but I didn't want to go that far until we could see what was happening on an external monitor but i figured we would get to that at some point.

shozzking 10-29-2009 06:47 PM

Re: Monitor doesnt work..
 
try to constantly start it up over 5 minutes, i used to have a problem like this where my 1501 wouldnt boot up when it had been off for more than 30 minutes

sniperviper21 10-29-2009 06:59 PM

Re: Monitor doesnt work..
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by shozzking (Post 984855)
try to constantly start it up over 5 minutes, i used to have a problem like this where my 1501 wouldnt boot up when it had been off for more than 30 minutes

In that case for that PC, it was probably a Heat issue, this is something different.


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