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    Dead Laptop? Help please!

    My Dell laptop will not boot up. I press the on button all that happens is a light flashes constantly. Its a Dell Vostro 1510 and it seems to have happened after windows updated this afternoon. It has vista if that helps?

    Luckily the wife's is ok!

    Any help appreciated.

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    do you get anything at all on screen?

    Original Poster

    NO, completely blank.

    there are three lights which one(s) are flashing? is there a pattern i.e constant on rapid flash/slow long flash etc.
    plz be quick in reply need bed ;-)

    bargain surfer;3282710

    there are three lights which one(s) are flashing? is there a pattern i.e … there are three lights which one(s) are flashing? is there a pattern i.e constant on rapid flash/slow long flash etc.plz be quick in reply need bed ;-)



    lol

    Original Poster

    Thanks bargain surfer it seems that i have a proceesor failure! I have to Reseat the processor???

    Is trhis something i can do or do i need to contact dell?

    Original Poster

    Can anyone help?

    Disconnect everything that is attached to the laptop i.e. external hard drives, iPods (if you have any), memory sticks etc.

    Just connect the laptop by itself with the ac adapter and see if it boots up.

    If you have a warranty let them deal with it, if not then post me a pic of the base of your laptop and we'll see!

    Original Poster

    Yeah there is warranty as its quite new. I'll give them a phone and see what they say.

    Thanks
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