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Dell Inspiron 8500 won't shut down, on/off button doesn't repond

Fails to send signal to external monitor, PC itself won't shut down even with on/off button, fan running noisy. Would like to shut down so I can reseat the memory module but cannot turn off the machine.

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Hold down the ON/OFF button for several seconds until it shuts off.

Posted on Mar 05, 2013

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SOURCE: Dell laptop Latitude c 810 BIOS revision A12

you got the wrong type of memory installed open the memory bay and remove move it from socket 1

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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SOURCE: Dell Inspiron 1000 will not boot up.

Greetings,

The symptoms you described are normally common motherboard failure signs.

Try removing the ram and hard drive from the computer and then try booting the computer.

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

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SOURCE: How do I add a dell external monitor to a dell inspiron 9400

Simply use the external video port. It may require an adapter depending on the monitor you plan to use.

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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SOURCE: dell latitude d820. press power button. no

This may be a really stupid question, but you could have overlooked it... Are you sure the power cable is attached to the laptop correctly? It seems like it's just short of power.

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SOURCE: Memory write/read & address line failures on Dell Inspiron 1525

you may need to format that memory because it may be corupted.

Posted on Jul 17, 2009

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