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Inspiron 1505 - Powers on but then...

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by molanger, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. molanger

    molanger Guest

    So I did a silly thing... while I am generally familiar with hardware
    components, I thought I could open my Dell Insprion 1505 and see why
    my headset jack was not working -- right.

    After finally getting the case open and realizing that there was not
    much I could do (duh!) I attempted to reconnect the keyboard and
    mouse ribbon (not an easy task with my fat fingers. I amssuming there
    is a tool to do this properly that I do not possess). While I was
    proud of myslef for putting the machine back together, I was
    dissapointed (surprise) that when I tried to power up and I was met
    with two blinking green lights (num and caps lock).

    Basically, power is flowing, but the system will not boot. Any
    thoughts on what happend. Do I need to reset something? Please help...
    I don't need another doorstop just yet.
    molanger, Dec 7, 2007
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  2. molanger

    Quaoar Guest

    Those cables are usually inserted into a ZIF connector that has a wedge
    that must be loosened before the cable is removed. If you pulled the
    cables from the connectors without loosening the wedges, the cables must
    be replaced. I assume that Dell has the cables for $10 or so each.

    Quaoar, Dec 7, 2007
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  3. molanger

    molanger Guest

    Q thanks for the response. I will look into replacing the cables. Do
    you think this is why the machine will not boot?
    molanger, Dec 7, 2007
  4. molanger

    Quaoar Guest

    If the keyboard is missing due to the cable, that could be the failure
    to boot. Can you enter BIOS setup?

    Quaoar, Dec 7, 2007
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