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Dell Inspirion 6000 black screen help!


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MyFairBenny11

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About 3 weeks ago my Dad decided to go out and on her own buy a new battery for my Inspirion 6000. The computer is old and needs to be cleaned out inside, that's why it doesn't charge so good anymore but that's okay. Well, now that he's the new battery in it the computer doesn't want to charge. The computer (when plugged in charging) will flash the Dell logo but then go straight to a black screen with the fans running and sounding completely find like a normal start-up.

Also, if it's unplugged for awhile and you plug it back in to charge, it'll go through the dell logo for a little bit longer but it'll still end up going to a black screen with the fans running. If you let it sit for long enough, it'll turn itself off...

Does anyone know what's going on?

Thank you,
Amanda.
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sounds like you got the wrong battery...try putting in the old one and see what happens
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If you let it sit for long enough, it'll turn itself off...

Does anyone know what's going on?

It may well be from overheating. (Dust/dirt ... or something blocking the air vents).

The reason it shuts down is, if it gets too hot, it would literally start melting and potentially set your house on fire.


Solution? Clear the vents so the laptop can exhaust the hot air.



Edited by SpywareDr, 12 March 2011 - 06:55 AM.

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Well, when he took the battery out and I turned it on just from the power cord it did the same thing. Would that make a difference?
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is this correct...
prior to your dad getting you a new battery the computer worked fine...other than the battery wouldn't hold a charge
after swapping batteries the computer no longer boots up
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Yes, before he got the battery and the old one was in it worked just fine. When he took the battery out and went to the store (Battery Plus maybe?) I tried to boot it and it did the exact same thing it is doing now.

With the new battery (battery that's in it now) it's doing what I said earlier.
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have you tried putting the old battery back in
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We no longer have it.
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