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Blinking Lights, Computer Wont Boot

I have a Dell Inspiron 6000, almost three years old. I press the power button on the computer (and have tried holding it down for ten seconds or more as well), and all of the lights blink green once, then the "A" light blinks nine times, then nothing. Nothing else happens, no whirring sounds, nothing. I replaced the battery with a new battery, and it worked once, but the next time I tried to turn it on it did the exact same thing as before. Any ideas what it might be and/or what to do? Thanks!

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  • khoward459 Oct 21, 2008

    I have a dell inspiron 6000, three y old. I knew the battery was on its way out, only holds a 20 minute charge, but now the power light blinks, 4x amber and 1 green repeatedly, regardless if the laptop is plugged in with the computer off or on. What does this mean?

  • Wallace Hardin
    Wallace Hardin Dec 21, 2008

    I press down the power button lights go on for a few seconds and it shuts down, no whirring.Have tried holding button down for ten just shuts down



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If it's blinking 9 times then it's likely telling you one or more of the RAM sticks are in need of replacement. To check these, remove the laptops power cord and battery, then locate and remove, the cover for the RAM. Remove one chip at a time and try booting the laptop.

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