Solved

Dell Inspiron Mini 1011 Boots then suddenly shuts down

Posted on 2011-09-30
9
494 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have a Dell Inspiron Mini 1011 model and when I boot it up it gets the to Windows XP logo but then the machine mysteriously shuts down all of the sudden. Any idea why this would be happening?
Also the battery is dead in it so I've had to hook it up to an AC Adapter.
0
Comment
Question by:xb12x
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
9 Comments
 
LVL 88

Expert Comment

by:rindi
ID: 36892226
Does the same happen with the battery removed from the PC?

Normally shutdowns like that are symptoms of overheating. Try to remove any dust if you can.
0
 

Author Comment

by:xb12x
ID: 36892836
I removed the battery and the machine seems to be booting up fine now. I find that quite odd. I will take the machine apart and examine the fans.
0
 
LVL 88

Accepted Solution

by:
rindi earned 500 total points
ID: 36892978
The battery itself can be the cause, as it can get quite hot, with it removed that possibility is removed too. Another issue could be that since the battery is bad, it could be drawing too much power from the for the power adapter to supply, and that can also cause similar issues.
0
Building an interactive eFuture classroom

Watch and learn how ATEN provided a total control system solution including seamless switching matrix switch, HDBaseT extenders, PDU, lighting control to build an interactive eFuture classroom.

 

Author Comment

by:xb12x
ID: 36893177
I have a feeling that the battery is causing the issue itself as the fans and internals are okay. Looks like i'll have to look in getting this machine a replacement battery.
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:asidu
ID: 36896011
A faulty battery can cause an issue.
If removing off the battery clears the problem, clearly the battery
is causing the shutdown.

0
 

Author Comment

by:xb12x
ID: 36916744
Yeah I removed the battery and it was firing up fine, so there is something up with the battery in that particular machine. Looks like I have to purchase a new one.
0
 
LVL 88

Expert Comment

by:rindi
ID: 36916789
Didn't I suggest removing the battery in my first post, days before asidu?
0

Featured Post

Get 15 Days FREE Full-Featured Trial

Benefit from a mission critical IT monitoring with Monitis Premium or get it FREE for your entry level monitoring needs.
-Over 200,000 users
-More than 300,000 websites monitored
-Used in 197 countries
-Recommended by 98% of users

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When you press your power button on your laptop and the LCD screen just stays black.  What is the problem? Possible problem can be the on-board video chip or Video Card. Possible problem can be the power inverter. Possible problem can be the ba…
As hardware bugs go, this is a strange one! I upgraded a laptop in December 2011 with a 512GB Crucial m4 2.5-inch/9.5mm SATA Solid State Drive (SSD), Crucial part number CT512M4SSD2: http://www.crucial.com/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODULE=CT512M4SSD2 …
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…
Michael from AdRem Software outlines event notifications and Automatic Corrective Actions in network monitoring. Automatic Corrective Actions are scripts, which can automatically run upon discovery of a certain undesirable condition in your network.…

626 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question