Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook ?

Dell inspiron 600 got wet and won't turn on

\015 My four year old wireless dell inspiron 600m laptop sat in some spilt water all night and won't turn on...the power cord/chargers light is green but when plugged into back of laptop the green light goes out and system is dead...laptop won't turn on with the battery in either...no lights on the back of the battery lit to tell me if it's charged....borrowed someone else's charger and power cord and same thing happened....green light on but when plugged into the back of laptop the light goes out...it's been two weeks and should have had time to dry out...no water now seen anywhere...what do you think is wrong and how much to fix it?--i don't want to spend alot of money on it\015

Answers :

Hi,

Sitting in water all night would have given it a lot of time to penetrate, and if there was any power to the unit during that time, it could have caused short-circuits (either from battery or line-voltage) that could have zapped the logicboard or other static-sensitive parts.

If you want to tinker with it, I'd recommend getting parts off eBay (screenshot from current Inspiron 600 motherboard auction to follow below), and trying to rebuild it. Given the cost of a new Dell laptop starting @$500 (from www.dell.com), you might easily spend more money on parts (and please consider - - what is your time worth?) than on buying a new unit.

Perhaps more important - is your hard-drive recoverable? When was your last back-up? If you need to recover the data, you'll need to either plug it in to another computer to recover, or find someone (this usually means pay a professional) to recover it for you.

3bfb560.png

If I can be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it accordingly.

Thanks in-advance for using Fixya.com,

Jon


That's short circuit problem. What you can do is disassemble all the parts and use a blower to dry all areas. Dry it under the sun as well. If you can unplug and replug the memory and the CPU, please do, and dry it as well using the dryer or blower. Replace the BIOS battery as well because that might be the problem.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

Dell inspiron 600 got wet and won't turn on


Hi, Sitting in water all night would have given it a lot of time to penetrate, and if there was any power to the unit during that time, it could have caused short-circuits (either from battery or line-voltage) that could have zapped the ... Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

Blue screen when I close the top of my laptop or shut it off


This error relates to video drivers. to fix this. restart your computer and as soon as you see dell keep tapping the F8 key in the top row to get advanced boot options. and then select "Enable VGA Mode" and press enter 2 times. then the computer shou ... Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

Dell Inspiron 531 (desktop) won?t turn on/boot


You've either got a bad motherboard or a bad processor (I'd lean to the motherboard being bad). I would honestly take this into a computer repair shop and have them check both. ... Dell PC Desktops

Dell Inspiron 6400 wont recognize new battery


Well often batteries from 3rd party manufacturer do not work in some laptops, see even the batteries have a "Chip" in them identifying them. Also sometimes these batteries are just no-good. or arrive flat, too flat to be charged up via the supplied c ... Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

Dell inspiron 6000 not charging


I have a Dell Inspiron 6000, and so does my wife. One day coming back from the airport, the power adapter cord(the end that plugs into the laptop) was hanging out the door and was dragging on the ground. Well the end was unusable and I was out look ... Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

Dell latitude C400 will not boot from hard drive.


Hi,\015\012\015\012This sounds like a dead hard drive. Still, you may want to try:\015\0121. Enter your CMOS/BIOS and verify that your laptop can detect the hard drive. Further check if it is configured to boot first from the HD;\015\0122. Slip in yo ... Dell Latitude C400 Notebook

Got wet in rain - Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook


Unfortunately if you left this machine out in the rain it is most likely completely junk. However if you are lucky the only thing that got damaged is either the screen or motherboard and they will need to be replaced. To test try to turn it on. If it ... Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

No Power I have a Dell Inspiron 600m. I was sitting and using my laptop fine last night. I closed it and went to stand up to put it back on my desk and stepped on the power cord that was still plugged into my computer. At that second my computer shut off and I can't get it to turn back on. When I try to plug my ac adapter back into it, the green light turns off as soon as it's plugged into my computer.


I have a 600m and have had problems with the power jack. I have resoldered the jack myself and it worked fine for quite a while. it then got left running on a bed spread and got hot and the jack stopped working again. I didn't have the time to fix it ... Dell Inspiron 600M Notebook

Just got my dell inspiron 130 out, have not used it in 8 or 10 months, and it wont come on 2 of the green lights and 1 orange light came on, but it will not finish booting up. Tried to turn it back off and it will not turn off. wont do anything. help


Here are some basic no post troubleshooting tips\015\012\015\012http://www.fixya.com/support/r3581893-how_to_troublehoot_a_portable_compou ... Dell Inspiron B130 Notebook

My inspiron laptop wont turn on after I replaced


Verify that you obtained an exact replacement power adapter for the Dell. If it is an exact replacement then try this. Disconnect power adapter. Remove battery. Reconnect power adapter without the battery. If it turns on, then power off and place bat ... Dell Inspiron B130 Notebook

Dell Inspiron laptop will turn on but wont take me to log in screen


I had this too. I didn't read through the whole forum. But my same computer did that and when we talked to dell support we had to replace the whole hard drive. Fortunately it was under warranty and free! ... Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

I have a dell inspiron 1501 and my battery pack to charge the computer died. I just got an adapter to charge it and now when i turn it on it gets to the dell page and loads. it stops 3/4 of the way and freezes. I took out the battery for a minute and put it back in and it worked. I went to work and came back home and opened up my laptop to it doing some funny stuff so i restarted it and now it is doing the same stuff again were it wont load.


Try getting a new battery- the cmos losses it settings when battery is dying ... Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

Inspiron 1501 cpu upgrade problem


Did you check the AMD site for compatibility? If they are, you could have a bad chip, it could have been mishandled or inserted incorrectly. Visual inspection first for burns, contaminated or bent conductors. Static discharge will kill cpus. ... Dell InspironTM 1501 Notebook

Dell Inspiron 6400 Screen turns black Problem


Hey hockey 013.well i have posted my answer in several forums b4.I own an inspiron 6400 and i m the biggest sufferer of screen going black.i panicked for about a month.the screen went black when i unplugged the power cord and sometimes while working ... Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

Dell inspiron 1440 broken


Maybe you didn`t get all of the updates and you need to go back and do all of them.\015\012Go to START, ALL PROGRAMS, WINDOWS UPDATE and complete all of them, restart when it tells you to and do it again and again until ther are no more updates ... PC Laptops

Dell inspiron 1200 wont turn on. The second light


This is a sign of a memory and board issue.. try re-searing the ram.. if doent work it is a boad problem.. if you have warrenty call dell to replace motherboard. ... Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

Dell inspiron 8000 wont run


Well there could be a problem with a memory bank. The memory as accessible from the bottom of the laptop by removing the pastic cover held by screws(smaller one). You could try removing the memory and cleaning the contacts with rubbing alcohol and co ... Dell Inspiron 8000 Notebook

Dell Inspiron laptop will turn on but wont take me to log in screen


Sounds like you need a FRESH Install or a NEW HARDRIVE!...Hope you did a BACKUP OF YOUR PERSONAL FILES!...GOOD LUCK ... Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook

Dell Inspiron 1501 Blue Screens will not turn off


\015\012Here is some great source to solve any kinds of laptop's problem.» Hp Laptop's Solution»  ... Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

Dell Inspiron 6400 Keyboard key came off


I just got a dell inspiron 1720 and got a chunk of food under a key. And like you was not sure if the key was removable or not. well it was.. I GENTLY pulled it up and it poped off. It has very small groves that clip onto retaining wires.. very sma ... Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

Dell inspiron 1501 work fine turn off last night now wont turn on


You mentioned trying a different battery, try a different AC adapter.\015\012\015\012When plugging in the ac adapter to the wall, see if the POWER LED comes on on the adapter, then when you connect it to the computer, see if the LED stays ... Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

My dell flat panel monitor wont come on


Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 \015\012 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable\011{mso-style-name:"Table Normal";\011mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;\011mso-tstyle-colband-size:0;\011mso-style-nosh ... Dell E173FP 17" LCD Monitor

When I try turning my dell inspiron e1505 laptop on, it doesn't boot up all the way and says that there are no bootable devices found on the computer. i ran the setup test or whatever, and it failed the harddrive test, saying that there was no detectable harddrive. i made sure the hard drive was in good and tight and tried again but the same thing happened. got any ideas?


I wont say much about this ... just take the backup of the important files as soon as possible \015\012buddy the head and media of the hdd are not functioning correctly and the hdd may go dead anytime ... Dell Inspiron E1505 Notebook

System Primary HDD is protected by a password authentication syst


Is the bios setting protecting the pc with a password prompt? if so you may have to bipass the password by exposing the cpu, open the case ground yourself, remove the lithium battery, count to fifteen seconds, reinstall the battery turn it on. If i ... Gateway Profile 3 PC Desktop

My 1501 Dell Inspiron wont turn on. The charger


The ac power jack needs to be either resoldered or replaced. ... Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.electronic-servicing.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.7338 seconds