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My Dell Inspiron 660s wont turn on? HELP!

Question: My Dell Inspiron 660s wont turn on? HELP!

Ok well, I'm trying to make this short while going into detail. Anyways today i left to go and do some things and my PC was working fine i was downloading some things so I left it on. I came back (Couple hours later) and its off the screen is still on. so I go to turn on the PC and it doesn't power on. I try switching several new outlets but still nothing. so i take it apart and there was nothing burnt or anything. so i put it back together and still nothing. So i checked the little green light and it isn't even lit. Anything i could do? Also its windows 8

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Answer: My Dell Inspiron 660s wont turn on? HELP!

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Hi - 
I try to turn on my desktop and it failed all the time. I check at the back of the desktop power unit has a green light. When i turn it on the button was orange and the power unit green light turn off when the power up starts to fail.
Could this be a hardware failure on the desktop?

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I bought my Dell Inspiron 660s two years ago at Best Buy. A few months ago I tried to download a disk that goes to my printer, and I was told I couldn't because I'm not the administrator. I don't know what it's talking about, I am the administrator. I wish I would have known this before my warranty expired. I need help on how to tell it I am the administrator. I went to the settings page and told it that am, and still nothing. And I have another problem. My daughter entered a code she found off the Internet to upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, instead of using the Dell shop icon like she was supposed to. Now it's saying I don't have Windows. And I can't change anything because it says I'm not the administrator. Does anyone know how to fix this? Any help is VERY much appreciated! Thank you!

Answer:Help with my Dell Inspiron 660s

Windows 8.1 installation media blocked Windows 8 product keys. This was amended in Windows 8.1 with Update 1 Installation media. See here for more details:
Also you have a free upgrade to Windows 10 TH2.  You can directly clean install with Windows 10 TH2 installation media see here:

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hello i would like to know if can do a case transfer on a dell inspiron 660s to a vostro 200 case, i have been looking all over but it seems that they both have the same form factor Micro-Atx so i wanted to know before i try and attempt it or spend the money on it.

Answer:Dell inspiron 660S to dell Vostro 200 case

Hi zixzen,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
You can access the manual of both the system on our Dell Support site, which will give you the dimensions for the case.
If you have any other query, please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id.

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I am considering upgrading my CPU from a Intel Core i3-3240 @ 3.4 Ghz to an Intel Core i5-3330s @ 2.7 GHz. I believe this is possible but I'm just looking for some clarification. 

Many thanks. 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 660s CPU Upgrade

Should work just fine.

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The dell desktop got a problem that halt suddenly sometimes. When the problem happens, I have to hold the power button for seconds to power it off. However, when I press the power button again to power it on, It beeps which indicates something got wrong. See the uploaded problem video demo.
The picture below shows that it halted when I tried to recover the system software windows10. The stripes maybe tell me it is a video driver corruption problem. But the problem does not go away even after windows 10 is reinstalled from dell auto-repair.

I also run dell hardware checking utilities online and find no problem.
What's wrong with the dell computer?

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My dell inspiron 660s turns on completely, but it won't connect to any of the three monitors I've tried, and they all work with my other computers. I've tried 2 different vga cables. Please help

Answer:Dell Inspiron 660s won't show on monitors

Hi willthachill,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Was the system connecting to these monitors before?
Has there been any recent software or hardware changes?
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id.

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Based on the research and posts here, I installed the recommended NVidia GeForce GT 620 Low Profile graphics card into my system. However, my system will not release the onboard Intel display adapter. There is no place in the BIOS to disable the display adapter, and my BIOS does not recognize there is an adapter in the PCIe slot. I downloaded and installed the latest graphics driver for Windows 10. My system shows two display adapters (Intel and NVIDIA). I disabled the Intel device in Device Manager, rebooted, but my system still doesn't recognize the new card. I am using the DVI connector because of the low profile configuration.
Odd thing is, when I boot the system, just using the new card, it starts up fine, and then the monitor goes blank. it doesn't recognize a digital signal. I purchased this card (pretty cheap cost) in the hopes of upgrading my DirectX capabilities. My Intel driver will not go beyond 11.1, and I need at least 11.3.
Any ideas?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G2030 @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3967 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1791 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 448568 MB, Free - 401053 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0XFWHV
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014, Updated and Enabled

How can I tell if my Dell Inspiron 660s is Bluetooth enabled so that I can use a Bluetooth wireless keyboard? If it is not, is it just a driver I need or is what is missing a hardware issue?

Answer:Solved: Is my Dell Inspiron 660s Bluetooth enabled?

It looks like the Dell Inspiron 660s can come with built in bluetooth.

Some come with a Intel Centrino® Wireless-N 2230. This will give your computer both a wireless internet connection and Bluetooth.

You will need to check your device manger to see if you have this in your computer.

If your computer does not come with bluetooth you can buy a usb bluetooth adapter. These are quite cheap and some keyboards will come with one.

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Is it possible to upgrade the Inspiron 660s slim desktop to a better processor after purchasing it?  The Dell specifications say it is compatible with Core processors up to i5, 2nd and 3rd generation processors, but I'd eventually like to up it to a i7-2600k.  I have the brand new boxed processor from a computer build i was going to do, but never got to do.

The dell specs also specify it uses a Intel B75 express chipset, and according to the Intel website is compatible with i7-2600k.  the 2600k processor is a 95W processor, while it looks like the smallest processor, celeron is a 35W processor.

is it possible?  Has anyone else done this?

Answer:Upgrading the dell Inspiron 660s slim desktop

Hi jlerng,
According to this Intel page, the i7-2600k is compatible with the B75 Express chipset. However, your system specs say only up to an i5 for the 660s. This is probably due to a power limitation. This is one of the many reasons we do not recommend the slim desktop systems for those who are thinking about later upgrades.

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Based on the research and posts here, I installed the recommended NVidia GeForce GT 620 Low Profile graphics card into my system. However, my system will not release the onboard Intel display adapter. There is no place in the BIOS to disable the display adapter, and my BIOS does not recognize there is an adapter in the PCIe slot. I downloaded and installed the latest graphics driver for Windows 10. My system shows two display adapters (Intel and NVIDIA). I disabled the Intel device in Device Manager, rebooted, but my system still doesn't recognize the new card. I am using the DVI connector because of the low profile configuration.
Odd thing is, when I boot the system, just using the new card, it starts up fine, and then the monitor goes blank. it doesn't recognize a digital signal. I purchased this card (pretty cheap cost) in the hopes of upgrading my DirectX capabilities. My Intel driver will not go beyond 11.1, and I need at least 11.3.
Any ideas?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 660S. Its almost 5 years old now and does not support the latest games. I was thinking of upgrading the RAM and GPU. My current configuration:
RAM: 6 GB DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz - 1X4GB/1X2GB
Processer: 3rd Gen Intel Core i5-3330S
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 620 1 GB DDR3
I am considering upgrading the RAM to 8 GB and the GPU. Can anyone help me verify if the replacements I have in mind would be compatible with my system. 
RAM replacement:
GPU replacement option 1:
GPU replacement option 2:
It would be of great help is some could check and let me know if the above would be compatible with my system. Thanks.

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So, I followed a friend's recommendation and bought a GTX 1050 ti mini graphics card for my Inspiron 660s. After getting the card, I've come to the realization that there doesn't appear to be any way to install it. My questions are, is it possible to install the GTX 1050 ti mini, and if not, what card could be used? Help!

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I'm becoming so frustrated in trying to reset to factory settings my Dell Inspiron 660s that uses Windows 8. Some how my ex had downloaded a interface to make Windows 8 look like windows 7. It has virus on it that I just want to reset it. I have tried to reset thru going thru change pc settings-to general-to recovery. It gives me an error code of 800....???. So I restart it, hit F12 brings up a boot window where my options are Boot Manger (clicking on this takes me back to my desktop) Boot Setup is the 2nd options, then Diagnostics (which I have run and says nothing is wrong then takes me to my desktop) then I forget what the last option is. I have called Dell to help but they want $200 to help. I have googled out of my mind how to reboot myself. Any help will save this gals sanity since I am not too IT savvy but I have rebooted before.

Thank you in advance. I wish I could just download a boot cd from the internet and do it that way. I have tried to hit F8 and nothing appears.

Answer:HELP-Reseting Factory Settings DELL Inspiron 660s-Windows

Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?


We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD. (Windows 8 only)
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)

I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
Dell Windows 8 Recovery.
Windows 8 - Recovery Media in 99 Seconds - YouTube
Recovering Windows using the Dell Direct USB Key - YouTube
Dell Direct USB Key Solution - YouTube
Dell Recovery Mode - Making Recovery CD - YouTube
Factory image restore method for Windows 8 (DBRM) | Dell US
You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.

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I read somewhere (the Owner's Manual on pp. 59, 66) on Dell Inspiron 660s that I purchased in May that one can either replace the Processor chip/fan.  I do have a Intel Dual Core processor and all is good.  Is there a way that I can like upgrade the processor to like an Core i3?  I realize that it's a small computer and it would be impossible to expand things like an extra hard drive or a video card, but I wanted to know if changing the processor and the fan is possible.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 660s Intel Processor replacement/upgrades

Hi J1,
Yes, you should have no trouble going to an i5. Dell-Chris M listed these as compatible with the 660:
972H5 3.30GHz i3-2120 Sandy Bridge, 3MB, 65W, Q0
JN8M2 3.10GHz i5-3450 Ivy Bridge Quad Core, 6MB, 77W, E1
Either should work fine with your power supply.

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I have a n7110 17r, i got it used so there is no warranty on it. I got it around February of this year. Then one day around May the screen stopped working but the fan and everything else worked still. I decided to take it apart to see if the cable to the screen was on correctly but then when I put it back together nothing started working and there are no lights except for the Windows mobility center button (the one with 2 gears on it). It lights up as soon as i plug in the charger in the laptop with no battery or if the battery has some charge and I push the power button. Is there a way to fix this or is this laptop dead?

Answer:Dell Inspiron n7110 17r wont turn on

Download the service manual here - - remove the memory modules, disconnect the HDD / ODD and power on the system and check the exact # of beeps in a cycle. This will help diagnose the source of the issue.
Press and hold the fn key + power button - it should initiate diagnostics and if there is an error, count the exact # of beeps in a cycle and it will help isolate the source of the issue.
Connect an external monitor and check if the display works fine.
If nothing goes, I would primarily suspect the motherboard.
As there is no warranty, then you could contact our team to get a quote for a paid service call -
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name and Email) for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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was using my laptop the other night when in bed and had it on my quilt cover. all of a sudden the whole thing just turned off and when i tried to turn it back on again there was no power goin to it at all no lights nothing. so i took the battery out of it and tried and power lead and then put them back in and tried to turn it on again and nothing happened. it is a windows vista. also when i have the lead plug into the socket and not the laptop the blue light will come on the lead but when i go to plug it into the laptop the blue light turns off.. please any help is greatly appreciated

Answer:please help my dell inspiron laptop wont turn on

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ok i had gotten a dell inspiron 8500 and it was working fine but overheating to the point where it would shut off so i did some reading and found out it was the video so i took it apart to look at it and noticed that the heat sink for the cpu was very loose so i cleaned off the heat sink and put on some more heatsink compound and tightened it and now when i try to turn the pc on the caps lock light just blinks at me

Answer:Need help dell inspiron 8500 wont turn on

If the heatsink compound is conductive check to see if you have spilled some on the surounding board and if it is a naked chip,check the bridges are clean.Also try a cmos reset.

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I plug in the power chord and try to swithch on the laptop.
3 light's on the laptop turn on for 3 seconds and then nothing .Nothing comes on the console is all black.
I have tried switching on without battery, without ram and nothing _> same light on the laptop comes on for 3-04 seconds and nothing after that.
Any help would be highly appreciated.
Thanks All

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hi my e1505 wont turn on when i press the power button, no sound...nothing. Preceding this was an accident where orange juice was spilled on the bed where the e1505 was sitting but i think it only crept in where the cpu radiator vents are, so i opened it up thoroughly cleaned everything on the top and bottom of the mobo with rubbing alc and put it all back together and pushed power and no go. although its sounds like a mobo issue i have a sneaking suspicion its the tiny little board that holds the actual power button because in the past(before the orange juice) i would have this problem where it wouldn't do anything and that was eventually solved by pushing really really hard down on the power button, so i feel like it could be that the little power board's connections are weak or the power board itself is fried.

any thoughts?

Answer:Dell Inspiron e1505 wont turn on

The power board or motherboard could be damaged or shorted by the orange juice or by static electricity... when you disassembled the laptop

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i had this computer for a few years now but
i only used it for about a year then i messed up the os..
eventually i go to ficxing it late last year but it only worked for a few days
then it never turned on again...
its not the battery because
i plug in the charger and no charging light comes on the computer
but the light on the charger is on
help? what could it be?


Answer:dell inspiron 1501 wont turn on?!!

It could be a loose power jack on the laptop. If you move the power connection around while plugged it, can you see the battery charging light come on?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 running Vista that will not boot up. When I turn the computer on the fan runs but the screen stays black and nothing turns on. The battery light blinks amber, and the wifi catcher light blinks yellow then blue. I thought it was the DC power jack/USB board, so I bought and replaced it, but that didn't do anything. It still does the same thing. I couldn't find any diagnostic for the blinking lights (the keyboard lights do not light up). I tried re-seating the RAM and anything else I could think of, but nothing works. Does this mean my motherboard is fried? How can I tell if it is that, or something else? Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525 wont turn on

Hi this is from the manual

Solving Problems
Power Problems
If the power light is off — The computer is
either turned off or is not receiving power.
• Reseat the power cable into both the
power connector on the computer and the
electrical outlet.
• If the computer is plugged into a power strip,
ensure that the power strip is plugged into
an electrical outlet and that the power strip
is turned on. Also temporarily bypass power
protection devices, power strips, and power
extension cables to verify that the computer
turns on properly.
• Ensure that the electrical outlet is working
by testing it with another device, such as a
• Check the AC adapter cable connections. If
the AC adapter has a light, ensure that the
light on the AC adapter is on.
If the power light is solid white and the
computer is not responding — The display may
not be connected or powered on. Ensure that
the display is properly connected and then turn
it off then back on.
If the power light is blinking white — The
computer is in standby mode. Press a key on the
keyboard, move the pointer on the trackpad or a
connected mouse, or press the power button to
resume normal operation.
If the power light is solid amber — The
computer has a power problem or an internal
device malfunction. For assistance contact Dell,
see “Contacting Dell” on page 50.
If the power light is blinking amber — The
computer is receiving electrical power, but a
device migh... Read more

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Hi Dell Community - Any assistance would be most welcome.  Our 660S will only power up, fans running, dvd spins and lights checking for dvd, but no Dell logo, just a black screen.  I have done a Hard reset, I have removed the CMOS battery, replaced it with a new one after leaving it out overnight and powered up, same result, no Dell logo, just black screen.
I have tried F2 and also F12 during power up but can't get to any self diagnostic tools or reset or adjust bios.
Just now, after working on this for 2 days, it gave me a beep code of 5 counts with the power button flashing yellow.  I checked the CMOS battery again and restarted, no beeps, black screen, fans still run, but it powered itself off after roughly a minute and then powered back up right away and same black screen.
Any suggestions are welcome.  Thanks in advance!

Answer:660S Inspiron will power up, no post, no dell logo, just black screen

5 beeps = Real Time Clock failureBut you have replaced the CMOS battery. Possible motherboard failure. Try this, remove all memory modules and then power on. You should get 2 beeps. Are you using the onboard Intel GPU or an added discrete video card?

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Hi, I have a dell Inspirion 660s series, the adapter OR the computer randomy disconnects from the internet. I tried everything, litarlly. Update driver card. netsh winsock clearing and the other stuff. Dns Flush.

HOWEVER System Restore fixed it TEMPORARLY. Between those times, i only installed ZoneAlarm but uninstalled it. Then I went to play Team Fortress 2.


Answer:Window 7, Dell Inspiron 660s. Internet drops at least expected times.

Quote: Originally Posted by EpicLuigi1134

Hi, I have a dell Inspirion 660s series, the adapter OR the computer randomy disconnects from the internet. I tried everything, litarlly. Update driver card. netsh winsock clearing and the other stuff. Dns Flush.

HOWEVER System Restore fixed it TEMPORARLY. Between those times, i only installed ZoneAlarm but uninstalled it. Then I went to play Team Fortress 2.


Hi EpicLuigi1134,

Please let us know if this is an issue you are facing with the Ethernet card or the wireless card. Let us know the model number of the card.

Kindly update your system specifications completely by following this.

Do you have other systems on the same network and let us know how is the performance on them.

Please check the system on safe mode with networking and let us know the results:

Safe Mode

Keep us posted with the results so we can advise you further.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 600m laptop that wont turn on or anything! When you try to power it up there is a green light with what looks like a padlock and a letter A inside it that will blink 9 times and then the light turns off. But meanwhile the fan nor the screen will turn on. Any ideas?!?

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I have a Dell inspiron 5150 laptop, I have a battery installed in it, also have the powercable plugged into the back and yet I have no power going to it. I've got the power light on at the recharger, so that appears to be working, but the laptop itself isn't recieving any of the juice. Any ideas?

Answer:dell inspiron 5150 laptop wont turn on

gwana said:

I have a Dell inspiron 5150 laptop, I have a battery installed in it, also have the powercable plugged into the back and yet I have no power going to it. I've got the power light on at the recharger, so that appears to be working, but the laptop itself isn't recieving any of the juice. Any ideas?Click to expand...
I had the same problem with a Latitude. Try taking the battery out and starting it. Could be that the battery is bad.
The other thing that could be wrong is the power cord. My Latitude has had a bad power cord even though the green light in that box in the cord stays lit.
Dell sent me a new one. Good luck


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I have a dell inspiron 6000 adapter light went off, wife saiid dogs jerked it out running thru the house. got new adapter, adapter lights up, pc does nothing when power button pushed, no lights nothing. The battery has not held charge for some time. But it worked before with the same battery, so I am confused. I tore it apart after reading about magnet sensor problem, and that was a msitake as my pc does not seem to even have that same part as mentioned in the post. Any suggestions are appreciated for this newbie. I will be getting a new pc for self, but would like to keep this one for the kids.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 6000 wont turn on / power up

When the dogs jerked out the AC adapter, this probably broke the DC jack from the motherboard. This can be repaired, but you "tore it apart", maybe causing more damage

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I'm not impressed with my Dell. I purchased in Feb 2012. Yesterday I tried to power it on but nothing. The power supply is fine. There is a red light on in the inside but the desktop will not power up. I trouble shooted online, from another computer, but found nothing. I called tech. support but since my warrenty ran out they want to charge me just to tell me what I have already figured out, that the mother board has failed..The computer is not even 2 years old yet! My first Dell lasted 10 years. Like I said tech service was no help. I imagine customer service won't be either. And this site shows no help either, I don't see were I can purchase a new mother board. A local computer tech looked at it, free of charge and guesses its the motherboard. I'm sure if I should try to find new mother board or purchase a brand new computer, which would NOT be another Dell.

Answer:Inspiron 620 wont turn on, not happy about Dell product.

How do you know it's not the power supply?

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Dell Inspiron 15R (5537) suddenly wouldn't want to start. When boot up, nothing seem to appear, blank screen, no logo, no text, nothing. there is a continuous beeping, it not 2 beep or 5 beep or any number of beep, it just beep continuously, never ending, until I turn off the laptop. 
Did some searching around on the web, forum, and so far I attempted:
-Checked ram and hard-drive to see if it fully connect.
-Turn off computer, unplug battery and ac power, press the power button for 30 sec.
still haven't resolve the problem yet.
Next, I try to do a Pre-boot System Assessment, FN+Power. Took SEVERAL attempt to finally got it to run Pre-boot System Assessment. Hold FN + Power, hear beeping, turn it off, Hold FN + Power, hear beeping, turn it off.
Did that for about 20 times and finally got Pre-boot System Assessment instead of the beeping.
This is the result I got from it, Currently doing the remaining memory test. It taking a long time, ill have an update once that is done, it stuck on 98%. 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 15R wont turn on (continuous beeping)

This paper discusses troubleshooting steps for notebooks that are not turning on.  Typically it could be one of three issues,  No power (no power to the notebook), No post (the system has power but is not fully turning on), or No boot (the system has power, it is turning on, but it is not booting to the Operating system).
From your post it is obvious that the notebook has power,  but it isn't fully turning on.  I would have to say that this is a No post problem. This paper will go over further troubleshooting steps to help determine the problem.
If the notebook is not starting up or showing a blank screen:

Remove any peripheral devices that are attached to the computer. Peripherals include:

Media Card Readers
Mobile devices such as smart phones or tablets or portable digital assistants or MP3 players
Digital cameras or video recorders
USB storage devices
Remove the computer from a docking station if it is in one
Remove any CDs or DVDs in the optical drive
Remove the AC adapter from the computer and remove the AC power cord from the wall outlet.
Remove the computer's battery. For instructions on how to do this, consult the Online Owner's Manual.
Press and hold the computer power button for 15 seconds.
Insert the AC adapter plug and make sure it is seated properly.
Plug in the AC power cord to a known good working outlet.
Press the power button to see if the computer turns on.
If the computer starts, turn it off and put the... Read more

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I recently changed the screens on my laptop without difficulty. The next day i went to classes and brought my laptop since it was now fixed. When i went to turn it on it was very dark and i couldn't adjust the brightness. I couldn't get pass the log on screen so i held down the power button but it would not turn off so i took out the battery. I put the battery back in and left the laptop alone till i got home. I thought that the problem with the screen was a wire came loose or something of that nature so i took apart the screen and made sure everything was plugged in. I put it back together and put the battery back in and went to turn it on to see if the screen problem was resolved and it wouldn't boot or anything. I don't get any beeps, fans, or lights that turn on. HELP!?!?!?!

Answer:Dell Inspiron n5010 wont turn on, no beeps , no lights, nothing.

Hi Jamien606,
Do you see light on the adapter? You may drain the flea power and see if that makes a difference:

Disconnect all the external peripherals.
Unplug AC Adapter and also take off the battery.
Press and hold the power button for 10 to 15 seconds.
Connect the AC Adapter back and check if the system is working fine.

Keep me posted. Please reply for any further questions.

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My laptop started showing signs of trouble last year. At first, it would go blue screen while I was using. I neglected that. Then, It started turning off if shaken. Now it turned of after I picked it up, and it's been dead nomather what I do.
I tried unplugging everything, including power supply, discharged flea power, but nothing happened...
When I press the on button, the LED light up as they should. The screen remains dead. After about 10 seconds, the battery LED and the CD LED start pulsing on and off (around 1Hz). The fan also follows the LEDs, accelerating and decelerating... No beep is heard.
What could it be? How can I test it?
Warranty is long gone.

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Hey there,

I have an Inspiron 11 3000 hybrid laptop. Yesterday it was freezing all night while I was watching a movie, and buy today morning the screen wouldnt turn on. I can hear the ventillation and the backup light is on, when I push the start button. I googled a bit, and someone suggested connecting the laptop to a TV via HDMI, and it actually works. So I can see the windows 10 start screen on my TV, and even the touchpad works -- it just fails to show up on the laptop screen. Any suggestions, Id like to avoid the service point.

Thank you in advance!

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I have Dell Inspiron 15N 5010.  When I press the Power on button, it starts making beeping sound  8 times continuously and does not start. Screen is totally blank. What to do ? Please help me.

Regards Vivek

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After upgrading my OS from Windows 7 to Windows 10, When I manually click on "Start-------> Shutdown " my power button light wont turn off, screen goes black but the bottom is still giving light, it only turn off men I press it 7 sec ore remove the battery. Can some one help me and solve my problem. 

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Greetings from the Great Country of TEXAS,
My system is under warranty yet cannot find anyone that knows about the BIOS or UEFI on my system.  Keep getting referred to Premium Support and they do not know if I can use the UEFI BIOS setup for my desktop with Win7 SP1 x64 Home Premium.  Even attempted a chat session and NO HELP.!
Anyone know the answer?

Excuse me as I forgot to mention, on the Desktop Forum there is not a selection for "New Post" and could not post there .

Answer:Inspiron 660s any one know anything?

Hello!  I took a quick look at the manual for your Inspiron 660s and according to it, you do not have UEFI but just a regular BIOS. That being the case you can't use UEFI.  Was there a reason you wanted to use UEFI?  Not that I'm an expert but from what little i've read, UEFI doesn't do much with Windows 7.  You may even have to have PRO to get any benefits but I could be wrong.  I think all you would get is GPT hard drive file thingy (my brain just shut down sorry) instead of MBR.  The file system remains the same at NTFS.  You can't use SecureBoot or anything else that I know of.

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I Just brought Dell Laptop last week( January 20, 2017), at first it I was stuck on Dell Logo i tried many solution to solve it just like removing the battery , unpluging the AC adaptor , hold the power button for 30 seconds , after that I plugged the battery in and the AC adapter, but still it's not working. And now, My Laptop will not turn on, when i press the power button the led light flash but the screen has no display, its only black :( How can i repair this ? What the problem with it ? Thanks.

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I saw that there were others with this issue. I already tried things like resetting the ram, taking out my battery. Even with my laptop plugged in, not lights are showing up and the power button isnt starting anything. I tried to listen and hear if anything was happening, but no luck. I just to get help if there is anything I can do to trouble shoot or just figure out what the issue is so I can get it fixed . I was running Windows 10 on there. 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 15R won't turn on ! No lights will turn on .

Hi PARTH511722,
What is the exact system model?
Are you using an original Dell OEM Adapter? When you plug in the adapter to the system, does the adapter stay firm or does it fall off easily? Is the adapter frayed? Is there any damage on the system? Could you test with another power adapter if possible? Could you try powering on with another battery?
Remove the memory and disconnect the HDD and try powering on the system with adapter only / battery only and check.
Does the adapter led stay on and stable or does it go off when connected to the system?
If the adapter led is stable when connected to the system and there are no signs of power, then the motherboard is suspected faulty.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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Hi Guys,I just bought a Dell Inspiron 660s Which has-4GB DDR3 SDRAM, 1600MHz-1X4GB Intel® Integrated Graphic3rd generation Intel® Core™ i3-3220 ProcessorSo I was thinking to Upgrade the RAM and the GPU of the PCAfter going through many forums recommending GPU Upgrade for inspiron 660 , Most of them suggested -Sapphire AMD/ATI HD 7750 1 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card - For the Ram Upgrade , I was thinking to go for this - Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) PC RAM (CMZ8GX3M1A1600C10) - guys , I would like to recheck whether these Parts would be compatible with the computer.Please reply fast :)-Shubham 

Answer:Inspiron 660s- Upgrading GPU and RAM

The Indian e-tailer you were looking at will have suitable memory. The low profile 7750 card is another matter, and I don't know where you can get one in India.
You might be able to buy it here:

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I have a Dell Inspiron 660s (at least four years old), which was working as normal as recently as a week ago. 
Then the home screen and apps suddenly froze, and after re-booting several times the whole thing has crashed - leading to only a black screen with temporary revolving dots at the bottom of the screen, before going into standby mode.
Is this finally the end of my PC or can it be saved?

Answer:Inspiron 660s PC Crashed

The most likely cause is a dead or dying hard drive.  To confirm, press F12 a few times at startup, boot to the Dell diagnostics and run an extended test on the hard drive.

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I have had this desktop for four months.  When i power down then try to reboot, the two beep error occurs.  I discovered that this would apply to NO RAM DETECTED.  I've checked the memory seating to assure that it is in place to the click. This had happened before but booted successfully after unplugging the power, without entering the unit.  It appears the unit will not come out of this error this time. What should be done?

Answer:New Inspiron 660s two Beep no RAM Detected

Hi JamousBond,
You may drain out the residual power of computer by following the steps below:

Please disconnect all the peripherals connected to computer.
Press and hold the power button for 10-15 seconds
Release the power button --> Connect monitor, keyboard and mouse
Power on the system and see if it issue persists.

Another step you may try is to reseat the memory modules of your computer; swap and try one module at a time in each slot. See if it works. If the memory modules are seated properly, swapped and checked, It might be an issue with memory slot. 
You may find detailed steps on reseating memory from the manual of system: 
Please ensure to follow safety instructions in manual and share the findings. 

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Hello, I need help.
I have 660s i3-3220 6GB Intel HD Graphics 2500 Win 10 Home.
When I connected Plugable USB 3.0 Dual Head Graphics Adapter to use 3rd monitor,first 2 monitors connected to HD 2500 via VGA & HDMI started flickering.
I checked HD adapter, and I found that only 32 MB was assigned as dedicated video memory,and I couldn't find how to change the size (Total available memory is 1792 MB).
How can I change it? Is it possible through CMOS?

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Hello Dell community,

I was hoping you can help me with the issue I started having with my Dell Inspiron 660s (2013). None of the USB ports on the front and back, including two USB 3.0 ports on the back, can connect the keyboard or mouse. Mouse and keyboard (Dell, came with the computer) are working on any other computer, keyboard has a blue light on the num lock. Mouse lights up but there is still no cursor movement. Keyboard - no lights, and POST shows keyboard failure.
It seems that ports provide enough power to power on the mouse light, but not enough for the keyboard to work.
I reset CMOS, tried different CMOS battery, tried different power supply.
Any suggestions except motherboard replacement?

Thank you in advance.

Answer:Inspiron 660s USB ports stopped working?

I am having the same problem. I have been on Dell site and Microsoft site and what I am told is I have windows 10 auto update. After windows 10 updated I can get to the scene screen and that is it. I can not use my keyboard and mouse even though they work on other computers. I was told there is no fix for it yet. I was told that in a chat. Do you have windows 10?

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Here's a VERY strange problem: Inspiron 660s w/ two 4G DDR3 DIMMs installed  was up and running when it suddenly turned off with flashing amber power light and two-beep code indicating memory problem. When power cycled,the same symptom occurred (flashing amber & two-beeps).
Troubleshooting showed DIMM1 slot was bad (Item 9 on p.15 of User's Manual).If either 4G DIMM card was installed in the DIMM2 slot (Item 11 on p.15) the system would boot OK.
Both slots populated: Flash/beep.
DIMM1 slot populated with either 4G DIMM: Flash/beep.
DIMM2 slot populated with either 4G DIMM: Boots OK.
After "fixing" the system by de-populating the DIMM1 slot, full Dell Diagnostics (online version) were run with all PASS results. Memtest86+ passed as well.
How could a memory *SLOT* (not memory card) suddenly fail in the middle of operation? The system was up & running but nothing was being done on it at the time of failure. Did a part of the chipset fail?
Is there any way to fix this problem short of replacing the MoBo?

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Hi, I am new here
Anyways, I have got this Dell Inspiron 660s which has power supply blown and I am thinking to buy a modular power supply (I am aware it might not fit inside the box). I am also thinking I may add a graphic card to make it a gaming or video editing station. (Haven't decided any specific graphic card tho). 
My questions are,
1) Is it possible (and/or recommended) to use modular power supply for this pc?
2) If yes, how can I choose and what are the key factors should I consider while buying a modular psu? 
Model name  L220NS-00
Printed information on PSU:


+5 V ~/15 A
+3.3 V ~/10 A
+12 V ~/18 A
~+5Vaux ~/3 A
+5 V & 3.3 V SHALL NOT EXCEED 100W

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Hi I have a 4 year old inspiron 660s desktop when i press the power button it sounds as if it is going to start but only stays amber nothing comes on no beeps is this my mother board? any suggestions are appreciated Thank you Myssy

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My nephew inadvertently upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 10 when it was being pushed so hard. I tried to do a factory reset and it reinstalled windows 10. I downloaded the Dell OS Recovery Tool and a program to make a bootable USB stick to reset the computer. I have tried on the PC I want to reset AND a different PC and the Recovery Tool says there is no OS image defined for this product. What do I do or where do I ask to find out what to do?
The hard drive has three Recovery Partitions, one is 450 MB, one is 490 MB, and one is 11.81 GB. Would the Original factory settings with Windows 8 be the 11.81 GB partition? How would I access it? I tried holding the Shift Key and tapping F8 during boot up about 25 times with no luck.
Any help greatly appreciated he has not used this PC in about a year and would like to use it again.

Answer:Inspiron 660S factory reset help needed

Original factory is DESTROYED with 10 upgrade.  Unless you have 8 DVD your only option is to use diskpart and clean the drive and start over.

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Hello Chris M. My unit does not have a black button. 660s

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I have a Dell Inspiron 660s Desktop running with 6 gb Memory, 1 tb Harddrive and Intel HD graphics. I want to upgrade my graphics to allow for a better gaming experience. I would like to know if it is possible to upgrade the graphics and If I could upgrade to this:
Thanks for any help!
I believe I have a small tower because It does not have much empty space inside. Is there any way to have a card not in the tower?

Answer:Inspiron 660s Desktop Graphics Upgrade

The GTX 750 will not work.  Only low profile cards will fit in the 660s.  You also only have a 220 watt power supply.  I run the HD 6570 HERE in the 660s which does pretty well with gaming.  Even though you can still find them (overpriced) because they have been discontinued, the HD 7750 HERE has worked in the 660s and was the best card you could get.  The Sapphire is only available used on ebay, but other brands are still around.  The HD 6570 would be superior to your Intel HD graphics and for the price may be your best buy.  You cannot run the cards outside your tower.  

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For the last few months, I am unable to record using either front or rear microphone jacks.  Recording tests don't record any sound.  Looking at Device Manager, both show as working properly. 
Neither can be selected to be set as default.  
running Windows 8.1 on Dell Inspiron 660S
I'm baffled!  Please help!

Answer:Inspiron 660s Microphone Mic Jacks not working


Did the recording option ever worked before??
Try updating the audio drivers and give it a try again. 


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I need a disc to reinstall factory due to hard drive crash. My PC did not come with one nor am I able to find an ISO online. Please help with this matter
Thank you

Answer:Inspiron Desktop 660s, need ISO for operating system?

Dell does not and never has provided Factory Reinstall ISO's.  They also do not provide DVD for reinstall if warranty is expired or windows is no longer supported for XP VISTA 7.   Digital River downloads for Windows 7 ISO are also gone from microsoft.  You can get windows 8 disks from Ebay and Amazon.  Windows 8.1 disks are also out there.  Windows 10 reinstall media is USB Flash.  You can also buy OEM System Builder copies for 7 8 10.  Windows 10 is the ONLY os availble retail and support wise at this point.

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yesterday i got the update info so i clicked on it to update my laptop but it wouldnt waited for couple of hours but it wouldnt. it didnt even begin it was at 0% for hours. so i forced turn it off... now the only things it shows is his dell logo and the black screen for 3 sec and then dell logo... pls help T.T

Answer:My dell inspiron 5559 wont start up and only shows the dell logo

Windows 10 is on the system?
In the meantime, power on system, wait about 3 minutes,  close the lid ( please don't power off), turn over the computer, remove AC adapter and then battery. Press the 'Power On" button for 15 seconds to release Static Flea Power. Replace battery, adapter, and then power on system. Hopefully system start normally.

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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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Long story short my sister gave me an Inspiron 660s that she received as a gift a few years ago (fully legit).  She said it wasn't working anymore and I could have it.  I suspected a failed hard drive and after several diagnostic tests later it was confirmed the the original WD Blue had crashed; full failure. Now here is where I need advice:
1. When she received it it did not come with a physical Windows 8.0 OS disk.  It was pre-installed and then later upgrading via her work's IT department  to 8.1.
2. I cannot access the Windows code as it is in the BIOS.
3. I have a working laptop hard drive with Windows 7 installed and tried hooking it up to see if it would take realizing that this was a long shot at best.  As you probably concluded it wasn't recognized.
4. I was thinking of wiping one of my hard drives and doing a clean install of Windows 10.
Question: With a new hard drive (or possibly an SSD) would #4 work or would I still have issues with the BIOS and embedded Windows product code?
Question: What would you suggest that I should try?  It is a Nice small system and everything is clean and stable.  I have someone who is in need of a system but cannot afford one and I thought I would give her something that would meet her needs.

Answer:Inspiron 660s: Hard Drive Failure. Need Advice Please.

re: 4. I was thinking of wiping one of my hard drives and doing a clean install of Windows 10.
Yes, this should work, but for this you will need to buy either a OEM copy of W-10, that has it's own product key.
The free upgrade version of W-10, from either Windows 8, 8.1, 7 ended on July 26.   

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NOTE: This is NOT a POST beep code. This is after the box has been running awhile (either in Windows 7 or most recently after booting from the Memtest86 CD). Possibly, after it crashes, it then tries to reboot and then the 2 beeps? (If so, then the 2 beeps are POST related)
I searched, but didn't find anything that seems to relate to beep codes after the box has been up and running for awhile, and then crashes and gives a beep code. In this case, the beep code is 2 beeps, a pause, 2 more beeps, etc.
Question: Am I correct, to believe that this is because of a RAM DIMM that has failed, or, a bad RAM slot on the motherboard, or do those beeps indicate something else?
I believe it is a HW problem, and that I've eliminated the hard disk drive causing the issue, because the first thing I tried to do was run Memtest86 and after that ran for approximately 15 or 20 minutes, after booting from the Memtest86 CD, it crashed and then the 2 beeps.
Thank you, in advance, for your time and help! Lanny
Repetitive Beep Codes
2 No RAM detected.NOTE: If you installed or replaced the memory module, ensure that the memory module is seated properly.

Answer:Inspiron 660s tower crashes and then 2 beeps repeating

Any signs of overheating? Are all fans working?
Have you tried reseating the RAM modules in their slots and using canned air to blow out the dust?
Any error messages logged in Windows Event Viewer around the time of a crash?
You can try this:

Reboot and press F2 to open BIOS setup
Copy down all current BIOS settings
Power off, unplug
Press/hold power button for ~15 sec
Open case and remove motherboard battery
Press/hold power button for ~30 sec
Remove all RAM modules and reseat the one in slot 1
Reinstall the battery* and close case
Run the system for a while to see if it crashes again
Then swap all RAM modules into slot 1 (steps 3-6, and swap modules at #7)
Repeat until all modules tested are in slot 1 and you ID a bum module
If they all work in slot 1, add RAM back to the other slots, one at a time, until you ID a bum slot or all modules are reinstalled and no further crashes

*If battery is more than ~2-3 years old, this might be the time to replace it. CR2032, 3-volt lithium ion battery, ~$2 at discount stores. If nothing else, you'll rule the battery out as part of this problem.

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This is my first post. I've gotten lots of good information here before (voyeuristically) and hope that someone here knows how to fix my problem.

The fan in my computer has come on and doesnt turn off. When I restart the computer the fan is off and stays off until (not sure).

The only restart Ive done, so far, the fan was off for a while, when I came back to my office the screensaver was running and the fan was on. It hasnt shut off yet, that was a couple hours ago. I will restart the computer after I post this and leave the screensaver off for a while (keep ya posted).

In the meantime do any of you know why the fan would come on and stay on?

Thank you,

Answer:Inspiron 8100 fan wont turn off

it could be gunk in the fan that keeps it from going on... or the 12v rail is near dead, but that can't be the case or else your computer won't work. anyhow, i recommend you clean out that fan and put a dab of motor oil in the bearings (behind the sticker). If that doesn't do anything, i'd just get a new fan from your local computer store.

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today when i turn on my inspiron 15 7000 it didn't launch and the battery was fully charged but  nothing happened and when i connect  the charger to the laptop the charger the charging light on the laptop didnt turned on .
the charger doesnt have any thing wrong and works perfectly also i bought a new one but the problem still there
 how could i solve that  ??

thanks ....

Answer:my inspiron 15 7000 wont turn on

Hi legendmms,
I’d suggest that you follow the steps mentioned below and check for issue resolution.

Switch off the computer.
Disconnect the AC adapter from the system.
Remove the battery from the computer.
Press and hold down the power button for 15 seconds.
Then connect back all the peripherals and check if you are able to switch ON the system.

If the light indicator on the AC adapter goes OFF when connected to the system then there seems to be short on the motherboard. You would need to replace the system board on the laptop.

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i have a dell inspiron 1501 that ive had for 2 years. when i press the power button the power indicator comes on and fan powers up but then stops and its just a black screen. please help

Answer:inspiron 1501 wont turn on

Sounds like your power supply could be going bad but it could be other issues such as:

1. Corrupt CMOS (bad battery or bad ROM)
2. Memory problem. (do you hear any "beeps" at all before it shuts down?)
3. Something is disconnected inside the PC such as the video card

Does your PC completely shut down or does it stay on with the fan running and black screen (no P.O.S.T)?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1521 running Vista, and I've had it for about 2 1/2 to 3 years. Today I was online and all of a sudden a blue screen came up and my laptop shut off. I don't know if it was THE blue screen of death because I didn't have a chance to look at it, but it certainly was a blue screen of doom =/

Anyways right after the blue screen came up and my laptop turned off, the caps lock light (the lock icon w/the 'A' on it next to the power button) kept blinking. At the time, my laptop was plugged into the AC adapter charger thing (I don't know about how computers work, i just know how to use the internet!) so its not like the battery was low or anything. I kept pressing and holding down the power button several times with the AC charger thing in the laptop, and without the AC charger thing, and it would not turn on. The only thing that happened was that the caps lock icon would blink blue for about 45 seconds (or 45 times, not sure) and laptop would make the sound it always makes when its about to turn on. Then after the 45 seconds/times, the sound would stop. Nothing ever appeared on the screen.

The laptop was very hot at the time, but I've had this computer for years and its been hotter than it was today and it never did anything like this. Also, for the past 2 weeks or so, i've been getting a popup in the bottom right corner of my screen (where the time is) saying that my battery is reaching the end of its usable life and needs to be replaced. Has my laptop ba... Read more

Answer:Dell Inspiron won't turn on

UPDATE: I was able to turn on my laptop yesterday and received this error message when I reached Windows desktop:

Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown

Problem signature:

Problem Event Name: BlueScreen

OS Version: 6.0.6000.

Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:

BCCode: a

BCP1: 00000010

BCP2: 00000002

BCP3: 00000001

BCP4: 8201DC4A

OS Version: 6_0_6000

Service Pack: 0_0

Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:




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What does this error message mean? Hopefully this is some useful info to give you insight into whats happening!

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Before I get into my question I would like to disclaim that I am not at all a computer person, I mean I don't know the names of the different parts. Heck I can't really remember the model of my computer all too well buuut, I went to work today and my computer was off (as stated before it's an all in one Dell Inspiron) and I got home, deciding to play video games however it didn't turn on. The power button light is a white kinda blue colour like usual and it sounds normal but after about 2 seconds it shuts off (It doesn't even get to the screen with the Dell logo on it). I've unplugged my Wacom tablet and all things like that, also note the light on the cord coming from the back of the computer is on just like usual. This computer was bought in December 2015 so it's not old at all and I'm quite worried because it is so new and rather important to me so any advice would be nice, especially if you could break it down into simple terms so someone as dumb as me can understand. Thanks!!!!!

Answer:All in one Dell Inspiron won't turn on

We need to know the exact model number. If you don't know it but have the Service Tag number (look for a sticker on the PC), go to Support and type that number into the Enter a Service Tag or other product ID box about 1/3 down the page. It should tell you the model number.
You can try this for starters:.

Disconnect the power cord from rear of PC; don't just unplug it from the wall
Now press/hold the power button for ~30 sec
Reconnect the power cord to rear of PC
See if it boots now

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Whenever I click the power button the light flickers on at the back of the tower the light is solid until I click the power button, then it flickers off. when clicking the power button I hear my fans turn on for a sec then they stop working. My service tag is 7VMYDK1.

Answer:My Dell Inspiron Won't turn on.

When was the last time you cleaned the inside of your case?  

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Hello my dell is a desktop pc and it won't turn on I know it has power because the fan still works but it won't power up please help

Answer:My dell Inspiron 660 won't turn on !!!

Hello my dell is a desktop pc and it won't turn on I know it has power because the fan still works but it won't power up please help
Assuming that you have the Inspiron 660 Mini Tower and not the 660s Compact version.
There should be a series of beeps during start-up, how many are there?
 Please read this article about Troubleshooting the Inspiron 660:

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Dell Inspiron 11 3000 series 2-in-1. Bought one month ago. It used to make a beep when turning on, and then it takes few seconds before it turns on. Now it won't start. Pressed the start button a few times. It shows system configuration twice before when battery is drained. Please help. This was bought in Qatar and now I am in the Philippines.

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My dell laptop is not turn on. I tried removing battery and AC but no use. When I press power The screen remains black no sound of processing but still power light turn on with normal white colour.
Kindly help

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Hi everyone, i just bought a Dell Inspiron 1564 laptop delivered on friday 31/07/10
I started it up for the first time yesterday and it worked fine. Today i was using the laptop and all of a sudden the screen went black and i heard a buzzing noise comming from the laptop, so i tried crl-Alt-Del nothing happened so i just switched it off. Now the thing will not start at all. there are three lights on the bottom of the keyboard a power light a battery light and another light with a picture that looks like a round drum. When i press the power button the power light and the drum light flick on then off. i can hear a very slight click come from the laptop but nothing else no fan no screen nothing. I'm going to contact Dell customer support but there not open on Sunday.

Does anyone know what this might be?. I've waited ages for Dell to deliver this laptop and it's broke in less than 24 hours !!

Thanks to anyone that posts.

Edit: i have tried removing all leads and battery. i also tried to turn it on with no battery and just the power lead but still no luck !!

Answer:Dell Inspiron won't turn on


HDD failed...

Mobo gone bad

such a pity Dell's are usually quite good have just been unlucky

dont do anything to it and call dell on monday.

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Hi Experts,
I have a 3 year old Dell Insiron 15-5521 laptop.
Up to now I have had no problems with it, but it now won't power up.  The charger has a green light on it but there are no lights on the laptop at all, and pushing the power button does nothing. It always run in Main power, its battery have some complaints that why I removed it before 3 months.
I have tried to keeping the power button pushed for 30 secs and then plugging main power back in, but nothing.  I have also tried a Universal power adapter which I know works on other laptops, but nothing. 
Does anyone have any ideas?
Thank you

Answer:My Dell Inspiron Won't turn on..!!!!!

Hi imrakesh,
Thank you for reaching out to Dell Community Forum.
Can you try to reseat the memory or power on the system without the memory?
You can find the manual for this model on the below link:    /
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id.
(Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).

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My computer fan was running full blast a day or two. Then it wouldn't turn on- just went into power save several times. I've had that problem in the past but was always able to restart and get it going.
Today it worked this morning. Tonight it won't turn on at all, power light flashes amber, and it makes a little quiet tick sound but nothing else. any suggestions? I did remove power cord and pressed on button ten seconds to get rid of static electricity. but it still won't turn on.

Answer:dell inspiron 530 won't turn on

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I'm trying to help my friend's kid put his Inspiron 660s components into a new case (NXT Guardian 921), and need the pinout of the Power Button Connector (LEDH1) on the motherboard. Unfortunately I do not have the old 660s case at the moment to try and trace out the old wires. I have been able to successfully find a set of pins that works for the Power Switch, but cannot figure out which ones are for the HDD LED and the Reset Switch on the NXT case.
I also have a multimeter, but not sure what voltages I should be checking for, or if jumpers are used on the Dell pigtail connector.

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I recently updated my OS to window 10 and as recommended by dell, updated all drivers and the bios. After updating the bios and the system restated, it worked for about ten minutes and then suddenly went off. Now it wont turn on.
When i press the power button nothing shows but the power indicator at the front shows for few seconds then later blinks, stays few seconds, goes off again,. Does this continuosly.
I have changed charger, pressed and held power with the down for 2minutes without the battery and nothing is happening. Have removed the ram cleaned the pc and other things yet nothing happens.

Please help me as i am out of ideas

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this is a new laptop, the problem is that it wont turn on with the battery ( the battery has been charged), it will just turn on if i remove the battery and plug the charger in. I have searched for solution on the internet, i did try one, i removed the battery and charger, the pressed the power button 30s and then put back the battery and charger, and it turn on. I thinked this solution would fix the problem but it didnt.
Hope you will help me fix this problem forever, thanks

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I recently purchased the inspiron 13 7359 which is a great laptop, but have started to experience a problem with it. Twice already in the past month (which is how long I've had it), when I open the lid and try to turn on the laptop, nothing happens.
The led on the front of the laptop which turns white when the laptop is on or charging blinks 6 times in white and then turns amber and blinks twice. It just keeps blinking and doesn't power up.
The first time this happened it resolved itself within an hour but I'm obviously concerned that this is an underlying issue that could get worse.
Any advice on what that sequence of blinking means?

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I am a bit of a tech head, and urged my wife to wait until the "good" touch screen haswell laptops came out.  I even wrote some glowing reviews of Dell's inspiron 15 7537 after I received it ([])

Unfortunately, just a few weeks out of warranty, the trusty laptop has stopped powering up.  
The symptoms: laptop will not power up.  Things I have tried:

Making sure the power cable was plugged in (LED is on the power ring on the plug itself)
Making sure the PC recognizes the power cable and the power adapter isn't loose (power ring brightens when plugged in)
Trying different outlets, including several direct to wall outlets
Removing battery and trying to power up with just power cable
Removing battery and AC adapter, holding power for 3+ minutes to "clear static charge" as recommended by some self-help websites
Doing above and then plugging power cable in
One ram chip at a time
No ram

Unfortunately nothing works.  Fans don't turn on, lights don't turn on, display doesn't turn on, no noises or beeps.  Other than the power ring on the plug getting brighter when I plug it in, there is no indication that the device is receiving any power.  
I'm pretty bummed and hope there is a solution and/or that Dell can help make things right.  The build quality of the device is so high and my wife has been very satisfied and I hope that she can get more than a year of... Read more

Answer:Dell Inspiron 15 7537 won't turn on

I have had the same problem.  This computer has been horrible for this.  I have replaced the motherboard and sent it out to depot for repair.  It still does this.  I have to remove the back cover and pull the battery then put the battery back in and then it will work for a while then I will have to do it again.  I have been very disappointed with this laptop.  We use Dells at work and I have never had this problem until this computer.  I have been disappointed in Dell helping me with the issue.  They tell me that nothing is wrong with the computer but It has been a pain with this issue.

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Computer won't turn on. When I hit power button, it quickly blinks amber and makes a split second sound like something is turning inside, then nothing. If I hold the power button down, it will blink amber about every second and make the quick sound, but nothing turns on. Green light on back, below power cord, solid green. Everything is unplugged from the machine. Recently, from time to time, computer has been making constant noise, like fan running loud our perhaps hard drive??

Complete computer novice here. Thanks for any ideas.

Answer:Solved: Dell Inspiron 530 won't turn on

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I have dell inspiron 1320, it was working fine this afternoon. I closed the lid and when i opened it again its not turning on. When i press the power button, it beeps once. Power LED is on but the one next to it turns on and then stays off. The fan is running too. But there is nothing on screen. Please help me.

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I accidentally ripped off a piece of material that connects a wire thing from my laptop's on button to another connector, now my computer does not turn on at all. The thing that connects to the unbotton on my laptop could have been easily clipped back in to ths connector, but my problem is that the connector itself accidentally came off. Not sure what it's called but it's about the size of the nail on your pinky, and if you lift it up, you can easily attach the wire thing to it.

Here's a picture of the what the problem looks like.
From this picture, you can see that the wide wire thing connects to a small piece on the computer. The other end of that wire should connect to a similar piece found on the power button (this is the piece that came off).
The piece that came off was connected on the green item with two screws.
My laptop is pretty much broken, the hinges are dislocated and there's a disc problem along with other issues. I just wanted to turn it on somehow, so I could erase all the data in it before selling it for parts. If anyone knows a way to repair it or turn my laptop on some other way, please let me know. Thank you.

I have a Dell Inspiron 1764

Answer:Any other way to turn on my Dell Inspiron 1764?

Hi glamx,

By the looks of the picture, you would not be able to power on the compuer till the time this button is fixed. Further, as you are just looking to wipe off the data before you sell off the parts, you can actually take the hard drive out of the computer and use an external casing to wipe it clean by connecting it to another computer.

That would atleast solve the purpose of cleaning your computer.

Amrinder D
Social Outreach Professional

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I have a Dell inspiron desktop that is now a year and a half old (expired warranty). I shut down the computer in the proper manner this morning. When I came home from work I pressed the power button on the tower but there is no response. It was plugged into a surge protector. I checked all the dumb stuff... power is getting to it. Green light on the back is on, not blinking. Tried holding down the button for over a minute. Opened it up and cleaned out the dust. Do not know what else to do....

Answer:Dell Inspiron Tower will not turn on

You didn't say which model, so I guessed Inspiron 530 Series.No Beep Codes?

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yesterday, my computer was in the middle of a chkdisk i switched off the power point because of a thunder storm, to prevent a surge. ironically, i havnt been able to get it to turn on since.
a few things about my inspiron 8600; the power cord had previously been cut and re joined and since then never worked on battery alone. but still always worked on power adapter. is this something to do with the power adapter or a bigger problem? wen i press the power button it lights up for 1-2 seconds then goes dead. the screen flashes for a second then nothing. do i need a new power cord?
thanks in advance for any advice anyone can give...

Answer:Dell inspiron 8600 won't turn on

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The key board or touch keyboard don't work

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my lap top doesn't want to turn on i have my ac adapter pluged in it showes a light on the battery but it just doesn't want to turn on. i tried disconnecting the battery and ac adapter pressing the power button and connecting them again but it still won't turn on. please help

Answer:dell inspiron n5110 won't turn on

Remove the battery -- if the system will power up on AC only, the battery has failed and will need to be replaced.
If the system won't power up on AC only, disconnect the adapter and remove the battery.  Hold the power button for 30 sec.  Remove and reinstall the memory modules.  Then try powering up again.  If the system still won't power on, the mainboard is bad -- on a system of this age, given the cost to replace the mainboard -- you're better off shopping for a replacement system.

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Greetings!  I have a Dell Inspiron 1501, running on Windows XP, bought it new about 2 years ago. It will not turn on -- nothing happens when I push the power button, no lights, sounds, nothing.I recently updated the  BIOS.I have tried turning it on with only the adaptor plugged in, with only the battery plugged in, and with both plugged in -- same results = nothing.Any help is appreciated!

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1501 Won't Turn On

Is it still under warranty?

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When I press the power button, absolutely nothing happens. No lights, no sounds, no display. The adaptor lights up, but once I plug it into the laptop, it goes out. I've tried removing and re-inserting the battery, which should be charged up, but nothing happens. Does anyone know if this could be a hardware or power supply problem or something else? My warranty has expired, but I'd rather not have to take it to a repair shop. Any help would be very much appreciated!

Answer:Dell Inspiron 6000 won't turn on?

Have a look here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On System Test)

Here is another tutorial: Tutorial: NO POST / Power General troublshooting

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My N5010 Will not power on with or without the battery installed. The power button blinks white every four seconds.  The AC adapter is working fine.  I have removed the battery, unplugged the AC adapter, and held down the power on switch for 30 seconds without success. I have removed and reinstalled components such as HDD, memory, etc. without success. I have installed a new DC Jack Board WXHDY and it still will not power on.
Can anyone suggest anything else to try?

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Hi all,

Hoping someone can help with this as I'm in Australia (usually UK) and my work laptop has decided to stop working!

It is a Dell Inspiron 17R SE 7720, about 3 years old.

When I press the power on button only the HDD button lights up and nothing happens. The light stays on and the only way it goes off is if I take the battery out.

The same thing happens regardless of whether I am trying to power on using just the Battery, AC charger or both together.

I've searched online and found various articles giving instructions on removing the battery and AC charger then holding the power button to drain any residual power, I've tried this many times but it hasn't worked.

I can't find anything explaining why only the HDD light is coming on. Clearly there is power going in so it must be another issue.

Hoping someone can shed some light on this as I'm screwed if I can't get it working!

Answer:Dell Inspiron Laptop Won't Turn On

What Windows Operating System is it???

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I have recently bought this laptop and have had it since the 21st of Dec 2016, and this morning I was watching a YouTube Video and all of a sudden my screen turned black, and at the top there was a sort of static on the screen, scared I quickly turned the laptop off (used to this as my old laptop that was really old kept doing these kinds of things and I was used to turning on and off to resolve things) But as I turned it on the lights on the keyboard turned on and the on switch did too, but the screen itself hadn't. After leaving it 10, 15, 20, 30 minutes it still hasn't done anything, and the ventilation hasn't turned on either, So honestly I have no idea what to do I've consulted to the internet, and Dell Support but everything leads me to using my laptop and updating stuff on my laptop which I cannot do. So I've resulted to just leaving my laptop on to wait for it to run out of battery to plug it on to see if anything works, but if not I'm surprised because it's a brand new laptop and has no reason to be broken. Please help I'm really worried....

Answer:Dell Inspiron 7559 Won't Turn On

Hi WolfHatter,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
When you power on the system, do you see the Dell logo flash screen coming up?
Can you connect an external monitor and check if the system powers on?
Please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address.
Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information

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My 5547 had damaged on Antenna cable, so I replaced cable.
I disassembled bottom part and build.
However, I can't turn my laptop on.
I followed people said that "remove battery, push power button 30seconds, and turn on" but it didn't work.
I only put cooling fan and battery on motherboard, it doesn't work when I push the power button.
What should I do?
Please help me.

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Don't know why this is happening. Six yr. old system running smoothly until about a week ago. I have diligently backed all files up using Macrium software - thought I was covered for data loss and voila! now the system won't turn on! Obviously I now cannot get to my data. The power brick does have a light on it so I have been told due to this fact, it is probably the motherboard that is dead. I ordered a new power supply which is due to arrive today -- ordered before I knew about the light indicating power supply ok. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks very much.

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My Dell Inspiron 3543 won't turn on. I tried to remove the battery and charging cable, hold the power  button for 1 or 2 minutes and then reconnecting the power cable and start the laptop. However it's not powering on. This happened after i restarted the laptop because was stuck at welcome on windows 7. He remains all the time at welcome so I restart and start in safe mode. After another restart it's working, i don't know if this is the cause. The led on the power cable its working and everything it's connect correctly. But when i connect the power cable to the laptop without the battery , the led on the laptop it's not turning on. I don't know if the led needs to be on.
If i need to provide more details let me know and sorry for my English.
Thank you.

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my dell inspiron 530s won't turn on, when I press the power button, there is a steady orange light, fan has an initial spin but nothing after that, no new software installed

Answer:my dell inspiron 530s won't turn on

I have experienced this too. When i brought my PC to the nearest service centre they told me that motherboard burned out. It can be due to heat, bad air ventilation or bad power supply.

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I have a Dell Ispiron 1100

It won't turn on

I press the power button and if there is no AC power attached
the lights light up while I press the button, but no start up

When the AC power is attached, I don't get any lights at all

It's been happening for a while

I used to flip it over and pull out the battery, then replace it
and try again, after a few times it worked

Then I realised that just by opening the screen and trying it, then closing
the screen, then opennng and trying again... after a few times it would start

(are there any wires that would be affected by that??)

Once it started, so long as I left it plugged in, and the screen open it would always restart first go

I also think, that when it was unplugged, closed, etc so long as I started it agin fairly soon, it worked

I've just been overseas for a week in a colder climate and now I can't seem to get it started at all

I've tried with battery in, with battery out, AC in AC out

Any help would be much appreciated

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1100 won't turn on

Dell Inspiron won't turn on

We have a professor at our university that turned in a Dell laptop with exactly the same symptoms!

Really, with the battery alone installed, the lights flash momentarily when the power button is pressed. If the charger is connected (or the charger alone): no lights
(Just like Christoff)

The machine won't start up and there was some story about how it died last time the lid was closed. We are suspicious of a faulty lid interlock that is keeping the laptop in hibernate (or some deep, permanent sleep).

Another theory - Does anyone know if these have an internal power fuse, such that the external power brick isn't actually getting DC into the main board or charging the installed battery? We can't find any info about the power distribution or a schematic.

christoff said:


I have a Dell Ispiron 1100

It won't turn on

I press the power button and if there is no AC power attached
the lights light up while I press the button, but no start up

When the AC power is attached, I don't get any lights at all

It's been happening for a while

I used to flip it over and pull out the battery, then replace it
and try again, after a few times it worked

Then I realised that just by opening the screen and trying it, then closing
the screen, then opennng and trying again... after a few times it would start

(are there any wires that would be affected by that??)

Once ... Read more

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i know this is the win7 forum... this machine is running 8.1 but i really dont think it has to do with the OS.. maybe im wrong.. either way, i dont have an account for the 8 forum and dont feel like creating one now.

got a new dell inspiron 20 touch, all in one...
i have the power settings set to turn off display after 20 minutes... it turns it off after 20 minutes. totally off, then in 2 seconds, it powers up the backlight... so, i am looking at a blank, black screen...
how can i make the monitor turn off completely like it does on all my other machines?

thanks for your time

Answer:backlight will not turn off on dell inspiron 20 all in one

Have you considered asking this on the Dell community forum?

People there more familiar with Dell products.

BTW, there are 3 different Inspiron 20 models. Which one do you have? (If it makes a difference).

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Hello everyone I hope you are all fine!
I hope someone can help me. My old faithful Dell B120 wont power on. When i press the power button i get the 3 green lights but they turn off and nothing, no fan or hard drive spin and no screen. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks

Answer:Dell Inspiron B120 Won't Turn On!

Its a laptop? If so, you will need professional help with that problem.

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Hey Guys,
My mother's Dell Inspiron 530s won't turn on, boot, nothing.
We came home and it was "turned off" the power button was yellow.
I tried to turn it on buy the power button, but nothing. I pulled the power chord and after a few seconds it did turn off. I plugged it back in and the light went immediately back to yellow. Not black as it should have.
I unplugged it and pulled it out and opened it up. Removed the CMOS battery, tested's at 3v like it should be, let it sit for a minute and put it back in, turned it on and nothing. I think that it might be the PSU. What's my next step in troubleshooting it?
Help please.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 530s won't turn on! Help please.

EDIT: It has a Bestec 120W Power Supply. Could I use a 250W Power Supply instead? Something like this maybe:

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