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After pressing power button, laptop starts, but turns off after about 4 secs.

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July 19, 2011 3:49:53 AM

when it was working, my inspiron presented one of those screens saying "encountered problem, if this is first time..." well, soon screen would not turn on, and now any attempt to re-boot lights lights, fan whirs, but all stops after about 4 seconds. Any ideas?
kirk
July 19, 2011 7:36:50 PM

Sounds like some type of hardware failure.
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July 19, 2011 7:39:54 PM

What were you doing when the error screen popped up?
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July 26, 2011 12:47:31 AM

Well, as it turned out, we contacted Dell who had us reload the operating system. I actually turned it over to some of our IT folks so I don't know how they were able to keep it on long enough to do anything. Kirk
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