Dell Inspiron 6400/E1505 laptop dead won't start
Posted 18 July 2008 - 12:25 PM
Posted 18 July 2008 - 02:29 PM
Then, plug just the AC adapter in and turn the computer on while holding down the <Fn> key. Watch the lock lights (num lock, caps lock, scroll lock) and see what they do.
Posted 27 July 2008 - 05:14 PM
Posted 27 July 2008 - 09:13 PM
Mobo replacement procedures can be found in your Service Manual located on support.dell.com. The specific instructions are located here. It's messy....
Posted 28 July 2008 - 07:53 AM
Posted 28 July 2008 - 08:19 AM
My other option was to look for an inexpensive model with low ram and a small hard drive and swap mine into it (2g & 120G hd)
I'm not sure which processor I have (PRC,MEROM,T7200,2.0,4MB,DC,B2)?
Would I be able to swap the memory(2x's,DIMM,1GB,533,128X64,8K,200) & hard drive (HD,120G,SATA,9.5,5.4,W080) into any current dell laptop? And just run it like my old system was set up? (vista home?)
I guess if I did swap out the hard drive and memory to another laptop, the monitor and dvd drive, etc would have some value for resale on ebay?
Thanks for your response!!
Edited by njlock, 28 July 2008 - 08:19 AM.
Posted 28 July 2008 - 08:41 AM
You have a Core 2 Duo T7200 processor. Your RAM and HDD are pretty standard, you should be able to swap into any of our newer models (your hard drive is a SATA interface, which is now standard). The way your OS communicates with your hardware is driver based. Because the hardware is different between different laptop models, you would need to get the appropriate drivers.
Laptops for parts usually have a low resale value - I rarely see any sell for more than $100.
Posted 28 July 2008 - 09:11 AM
I guess next time I'll pay for an extended warrenty!
Hate to see this laptop just sit and rot, maybe I'll try it myself as a project? lol!!
Posted 28 July 2008 - 09:57 AM
Posted 11 September 2008 - 09:13 AM
however, the system does not POST. i tried the whole discharging power thing and then held down the fn key. the lock keys stayed on except the number lock which flashed. the only other light is the power light that is on. i pressed the power button twice and it booted into a diagnostic which everything was passed. started into windows and began copying some files over joyously when the computer froze. i turned it off and tried again, but to no avail. can't get back in even with the above method.
Posted 11 September 2008 - 01:38 PM
I would advise you to start a new topic - it's hard for us to keep everything straight, and starting a new topic will allow our helpers to focus on your problem.
Posted 12 February 2009 - 11:41 PM
well after 2 months talking to 15 companys and dell noone could tell me the main reason why 6400 e1505's died and only turned on for 3 seconds
i figured out what caused it
well let me take a step back before tell ing what part it is
2 months before i figured it out i had to repair a hp screen it TURNED on for 3 sec's then DIED BINGO
you see the soldering was not makeing connection to coils AHHA
then after that my board died TO due to ati x1400 FOUND OUT THERE ARE BAD atix1400 cards out there and mine was one of them after geting dells bios upgrade the card fried because its componets were bad ACK
SO i snifed the burn smell and found the chip BLOWN AHAH the main power chip at last
dell refused to tell me what chip it was i really wanted to know so i found out the bad way moral of that is becarefull for what you wish for
anyhow i got the chip repaired for $50 instead of a high priced board
the chip is right below the cmos battery/aka the round battery on board/ it is the black chip with 2 legs on one side 1 on the other 3 legs in all LOOK for scorch MARKS
plus i got tired of dieing batterys so i opened one up and resoldered all ends and blamo it worked again
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Posted 20 November 2009 - 06:14 AM
Just had the same problem with my laptop but i had opened it up to clear out the dust from the fan. anyway when i was putting it back together i first didn't see that there was a lock screw on the CPU mount for the CPU chip. When removing and refitting the CPU you need to unlock the CPU mount or when refitting the chip it wont connect right.
Im guessing even if you haven't refitting the CPU chip it might be a good idea just to reseat the CPU anyway.
Posted 06 July 2010 - 09:33 PM
Edited by batteriesinc, 06 July 2010 - 09:36 PM.
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