Dell Latitude E6510 will not start up

  1. I have a dell latitude e6510 that won't start up. When I push the power button, the cooling fan starts up, several of the lights on the case come on for about five seconds (hdd and power) and then the whole thing powers down.
    Anyone have any ideas?
    Any help greatly appreciated!
  2. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,335   +96

    Have you tried a hard start. Disconnect the battery and power cord. Then hold down the power button for about 30 seconds. Then try reconnecting the battery or the power plug and see if it will start. If this dose not work you might what to post your computer or laptops Model and make plus your systems specs.
  3. Drew Kammerzell

    Drew Kammerzell Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Tried that just before I posted, did not change anything. Pulled the hard drive, did another hard start; nothing. Put the hard drive back in and again - nothing. Since I can't even get past the bios boot, I have a sneaking suspicion that the mobo has given up the ghost...
  4. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,335   +96

    You might be right. Good luck!
  5. dboothe

    dboothe Newcomer, in training

    Had the same problem with 2 e6510's. turned out in both cases it was a bad memory module. changed the ram they started back up with no issue.


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