Dell Studio 1737 will not boot

Posted on 2014-08-27
Last Modified: 2014-12-08
Power LED flashes twice at power on with battery attached or once without it installed. Screen flashes momentarily, then nothing. Tried another AC adapter and battery. Same problem. Removed CMOS battery. No better. Anyone seen this before?
Question by:atayqed
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    here my laptop troubleshooting guide, i hope it helps you :
    - remove all external devices
    -you can disable devices from BIOS to test (sound, lan, etc..)
    - if no display - test with an external monitor
    - test if it runs from battery alone, or from AC alone
    - test also with a known good battery !
    ***some laptops have a reset button - if you have one use it!
    - remove battery and AC adaptor, hold power button for 20 sec, connect AC and reboot --> any display ? if NO -->
    - disconnect all disk and cd drives, battery , and other cards and peripherals, leave only 1 ram stick
    - boot -->any display ?
    -if you can access the bios battery, remove the battery, AC, and bios battery for a minute to reset the bios
    or test it, it should read 3 V
    *** you can test the disk on another pc, if you like !

    ===>>you can test if the mobo works outside the casing, connected to power and external video  !

    you can also remove and reseat the video plug - it sometimes comes loose

    for troubleshooting the display (LCD) problems :
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    Do you have another memory module you can try? Also make sure the one installed is seated correctly.
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    atayed - did you find or resolve the mproblem?
    please tell us what helped

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