Having problems with your Dell PC Desktops ?

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

\015 Normal\015\012 0\015\012 \015\012 \015\012 false\015\012 false\015\012 false\015\012 \015\012 \015\012 \015\012 \015\012 \015\012 \015\012 \015\012 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4\015\012 \015\012\015\012 \015\012 \015\012\015\012\015\012st1\\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) }\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012 /* Style Definitions */\015\012 table.MsoNormalTable\015\012\011{mso-style-name:"Table Normal";\015\012\011mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;\015\012\011mso-tstyle-colband-size:0;\015\012\011mso-style-noshow:yes;\015\012\011mso-style-parent:"";\015\012\011mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;\015\012\011mso-para-margin:0in;\015\012\011mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt;\015\012\011mso-pagination:widow-orphan;\015\012\011font-size:10.0pt;\015\012\011font-family:"Times New Roman";\015\012\011mso-ansi-language:#0400;\015\012\011mso-fareast-language:#0400;\015\012\011mso-bidi-language:#0400;}\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012 I have a Dell\015\012Inspiron 531 (desktop) and it won\342\200\231t turn on. It does have power; when I try to\015\012start it the fans run at full speed. I can also hear the hard disk spinning.\015\012After a few seconds, it beeps 5 times. Nothing comes up on the monitor. (I\342\200\231ve\015\012hooked the monitor up to another PC and it works fine.) \015\012\015\012 The problem started\015\012when, using Vista, the clock was constantly\015\012erratic. I would set it and after a half hour or so it would be off. Sometimes\015\012it would be hours or days ahead, sometimes hours or days behind. I then\015\012replaced the battery and it\342\200\231s never booted up since.\015\012\015\012 Everything I try\015\012results in the same behavior. Here are some of things I\342\200\231ve tried. I put the old\015\012battery back in. I\342\200\231ve left the battery out. I\342\200\231ve removed RAM one by one. I\342\200\231ve\015\012taken out the graphics card. I\342\200\231ve unplugged all peripherals \342\200\223 no DVD, no CD, no\015\012FDD. I even unplugged the HDD. I put in a new power supply. I reseated the CPU.\015\012I tried putting in another new battery. Nothing works. It always behaves the\015\012same way. \015\012\015\012 On the Dell\015\012web site, it says 5 beeps means \342\200\234Real time clock failure. Possible battery\015\012failure or motherboard failure.\342\200\235 I think I\342\200\231ve pretty much ruled out the battery\015\012as the cause. Can someone tell me about the real time clock? Also, if the\015\012problem is the motherboard, does that mean all is lost and it\342\200\231s time to buy a\015\012new PC or is a repair possible? The machine is only two years old.\015

Answers :

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.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Dell PC Desktops

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 :

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 1525

To get it to connect wirelessly all of the things in bold must be true.\015\012\015\0121. The wireless card driver must be installed and enabled.\015\012\015\012Go to start>right click Com ... Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

DELL 1501 inspiron wont start up right

Ok well u may have a worm in your system ! \015\012\015\012\015\012the easyest way to solve your problems is to do a full re-install of the operating system \015\012\015\012do you have a dell restore cd/dvd ? \015 ... Dell Inspiron® 1501 (N11157) PC Notebook

My Kogi L7EH-TA monitor will not function when hooked to my new Dell Inspiron 537.

Do you get a No Signal on the monitor? IF so, the problem is in your computer, or you have a bad monitor cable. (Cable from monitor to computer) Try the monitor on a known working computer, and use that working computer's moni ... Kogi l7eh-ta ko 17" Flat Panel LCD Monitor

My Dell Inspiron laptop boot up freezes


Desktop goes black/blank after opening

The Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop is powered with AMD Sempron processor with 1.8 GHz processing speed. It is available with 15.4 inch Ultrasharp WXGA display. The Black Screen of Death or black screen error is a critical situation that occurs after the O ... Dell Inspiron 1501 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 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

Arrow wont move

Dear Fayereid01,\015\012\015\012You said "I have a dell computer and when I turn it on to the desktop the arrow wont move to go any further its a desktop with a IBM keyboard"\015\012\015\012Make sure that the mouse is p ... Dell desktop and monitor -Inspiron 530-Intel?® CoreTM2 Duo Processor E4600

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

Planar Monitor Wont stay on

Okay.... If you can. install your drive. It may work. If not then your Hardware in your monitor is screwed. Or maybe something else but not to my knowledge.good luck! ... Planar PE191M 19" Flat Panel LCD Monitor

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 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 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 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 6400 won't power up

Believe that this is an indication about the CMOS battery. It shouldn't have gone bad though, as the average lifespan of a CMOS battery is 9 years.Dell's terminology for this battery is, "Coin-Cell Battery". No matter what name it is bein ... 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

My 1501 Dell Inspiron wont turn on. The charger

The ac power jack needs to be either resoldered or replaced. ... Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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

Shut Down Problem & Have to Reset Computer Battery

Hi, I had the same problem, for a workaround this is what I did. I made a new shutdown shortcut. Now when I click on it the pc shutsdown fine. I actually put mine on the taskbar. Here's how I did it...\015\012\015\012XP Users: ... Dell Dimension™ B110 PC Desktop

Dell Inspiron 1520 Laptop Motherboard Repair.

Contact your seller. ... PC Laptops

Dell latitude d620 needs factory restore

Resetting\012 a Latitude D620 laptop to the factory settings allows the \012user to restore the Latitude D620 to the original operating condition as\012 if it was just \012taken out of the box. Dell system includes a restore utilit ... Dell Latitude D620 Notebook

Dell wireless 1395 adapter not work on my laptop

Uninstall the existing drivers in device manager (RH click on my computer, go to manage, device manager.)Go to http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R174292&SystemID=INS_PN ... Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop
  • 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: 3.9297 seconds