Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 1100 Notebook ?

Inspiron 1100 will not boot up-suspect power problem

\015 The hard drive went bad, I replaced it. It now seems to be having a power problem. I am trying to find out what is the problem before I get more parts. It doesn't boot up, the cap lock & num lock lights are on or flashing, the light display is not consistent. The lights do not come on when the battery is out, AC power only.It often just tuns itself off, but not always.\015

Answers :

I would hook it to an external monitor first to see if the screen is blown.
\015\012If it comes on, keep pushing F12 to get the diagnostic screen.
\015\012Run a complete test, it will give you error numbers.
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