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Dell inspiron 1521 won't boot

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March 20, 2009 9:18:17 PM

no fan noise, no lights except on power cord - HELP!!!!
March 20, 2009 10:36:33 PM

first thing is first check the charger, the charger port in your laptops bord, Ram if all this didnt work let me know
March 22, 2009 7:39:35 PM

I don't know how to do that
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March 22, 2009 9:11:26 PM

Does the cord wiggle around in the socket?
March 24, 2009 11:41:22 AM

No. But I had to buy a new one. When I try to boot it up - the 9 light and the scroll lock light stay lit. But as soon as I hit the power button they go out and nothing happens.
May 16, 2009 2:59:00 AM

i have the same problem from my laptop
the power when in to the motherboard stay for 1min then auto turn off couldn't boot at all
July 11, 2009 11:31:17 AM

I have the same problem and i bought my feburary of 2008 and dell says it is the mother board i had problems with it from the first day i got it. I WILL NEVER BUY A DELL AGAIN.
July 16, 2009 11:25:17 AM

Yeah Dell is becoming pretty much of a done product these days. They used to be so good.
August 8, 2011 9:54:10 PM

I also have a 1521 dell and no startup and the caps key blinks 45 times then computer shuts down. I have taken out the ram and cleaned and relaced. I only have space for 1 ram chip.. I've heard that there is ram under the keyboard? is that correct?
August 8, 2011 10:56:51 PM

Ok, decided to disassemble this labptop and find out what was going on. and there is in deed a 2nd ram chip that is located under the keyboard. after many attempts of cleaning and reseating it, finallly got the computer to come up. using both the ram chips. so I answered my own question above as there are 2 1gb ram chips on a inspiron 1521. Hope this helps someone else wth the problem of blinking caps (45 times).

Oh I had no problem booting up the computer leaving that ram out under the keyboard. Must have been real dirty as I used tuner wash to clean it out.
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