I have a Dell Inspiron 1720 that won't boot. Pulled the memory stick, got message on screen to try to reset the memory. Killed the power and reset the memory. Still, power button led is on solid, then HD activity indicator does a double blink, slight pause, then another double blink.... and black screen. Hmmm. Any ideas?
I didn't leave the battery out that long. The only blinking lights are the ones I mentioned. No other sounds or blinks. Sounds grim to me! HOWEVER, I'll give it another go later when I get home and report back. Thanks for the advice.
I have the same exact problem. I replaced the mother board and the processor still nothing. I've tried powering with the battery alone and with it removed. I've removed the HD and tried, I've done some trick where you hold the FN key and power up, I've tried to borrow my neighbors sledge hammer but they aren't home... this is weird I'm thinking of replacing my shoes next and maybe I'll get a haircut haha WTF!!!!