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Pent 2 Laptop won't power up at all after upgrade.


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anthonylitz

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Hi all. This site is GREAT! But after searching for an hour I don't see the the answer to this one, so please help!! ;)

Dell Inspiron 7000 Laptop. I upgraded with a full install from Windows 2000 to Xp pro SP1. I used the laptop for a few hours and installed other software. It was reset a few times with no problems. But then when I turned it off it will not restart at all. I mean nothing, it doesn't get to POST at all.

Here is my thought, but I don't have alot of experience with this subject.
When I turned off the laptop I still got the old "It is now safe to power off.." screen. Should I have seen this screen after XP was put on?

So I am pretty stuck, since I have no power now :tazz:

Thanks so much,
Anthony
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I don't know the laptop....but you might get that with a laptop lacking advanced power management capability

Did you check for a BIOS update?

Also, remove the power plug, remove the battery, hold down the power button for 10 seconds, reinsert the power cord, and try start
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I don't know the laptop....but you might get that with a laptop lacking advanced power management capability

Did you check for a BIOS update?

Also, remove the power plug, remove the battery, hold down the power button for 10 seconds, reinsert the power cord, and try start

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"advanced power management" Is that what it's called? Unfortently no I didn't do a BIOS upgrade before turning it "permenantly off."

When I try unplugging the full battery, reinserting it and then pushing the power button the battery light just barely blinks.

:tazz: Did i ruin the laptop by not shecking for a BOIS update first?? ahhh

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no, REMOVE EVERYTHING, then press thepower button for 10 seconds, THEN reinsert power and hit power button

Not pull battery, then reinsert, then power button
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no, REMOVE EVERYTHING, then press thepower button for 10 seconds, THEN reinsert power and hit power button

Not pull battery, then reinsert, then power button

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Gotcha. I just found an article on Dell's site too, says the same thing, and shows a pic of the reset button. Thanks for the help! Going to find the small screwdriver.... :tazz:

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Bad news... That didn't work:<

darn.
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Thanks Gerryf,
removing the battery and pressing the start button worked for my Mitac laptop.

Fred
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