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Dell D510 issues after HDD replacement

By barney1700
Aug 8, 2009
  1. When I press the power button on my Dell, the 3 lock LEDs light up, but then turn off and the whole thing goes dead without anything ever coming up on the monitor. This started after I replaced the HDD to a larger one. I put the old one back in and still have the same prob. I replaced the Mobo, still the same prob. Any ideas? Jim
     
  2. strategic

    strategic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,020

    Up until now (for me) the problem has been the charging.
    Does the charge light come on when you plug in the adapter?
     
  3. barney1700

    barney1700 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It comes on, but then goes off for 10 seconds and comes on and so forth. Could it be a power supply problem?
     
  4. strategic

    strategic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,020

    If the battery is not charged, that light should always stay on. example: my laptop (toshiba) has a light, it appears green when charged, orange when charging. Try taking the battery out and turn it on...
     
  5. barney1700

    barney1700 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    With the battery out and the adapter plugged in it does the same as previously described.
     
  6. strategic

    strategic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,020

    Are you able to try a different power supply?
    Is there a chance that something may have disconnected / loosened during the upgrade?
    What is the condition of the battery, would it be charged?
    Any info you can give could help :)
     
  7. barney1700

    barney1700 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I don't have a diffwerent adaptor.
    It was up and running after the upgrade. It suddenly froze. I turned the power off and it hasn't come up since.
    Battery has tested good by Geek Squad.
     
  8. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    You have residual drives that were installed when you installed something else. Get rid ot them, and it will return to normal.
     
  9. barney1700

    barney1700 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How do I do that?
     
  10. barney1700

    barney1700 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Can anyone help me with this?
     
  11. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Do a clean setup.
     
  12. barney1700

    barney1700 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How if I can't get the computer to come on?
     
  13. strategic

    strategic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,020

    Are you saying the computer doesn't come on at all now???
    If everything was done right, either the adapter dowesn't work or static shock somewhere.
    What check did Geek Squad do on the battery?
     
  14. barney1700

    barney1700 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    On the batt, they just checked to make sure it was good.
    The computer is still doing what it was doing before, where the 3 lock lights come on, it sounds like the HDD is starting ot trying to start and then everything just goes dead. It does this whether the adaptor is plugged in, batt and adaptor or just batt.
     
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