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Latitude 2110 won't post

By ISLANDGIRL
Sep 6, 2015
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  1. Hi everyone. I just got a Dell Latitude 2110,that will NOT POST when the Bottom Base is attached.
    Without the Base and just AC Adapter no problem,it starts the diagnostic run thru. With the Bottom Base it WILL NOT POST. I know I"m using the correct screws ( 6 only req'd. ) because I have another 2110 to compare. What's up with the screws? Help PLEASE.
    I need to load OS.
    Thanking you in advance for any input.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Try just installing 2 screws in random positions. If it still won't post remove one of the two screws. If it POST's add 1 screw at a time till it stops posting... or finally works
     
  3. ISLANDGIRL

    ISLANDGIRL TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I tried that already. Could it have something to do with screws being magnetized ? Or holding a charge. Excuse me if these are silly questions.
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Try setting it on the base with no screws
     
  5. ISLANDGIRL

    ISLANDGIRL TS Rookie Topic Starter

    WOW got it to post,base attached all screws in. Loaded OS boots up shuts down no problem. Except when I put battery in. THEN NOTHING.
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Replace the battery or run the laptop without it, for a while. If the battery is over 1 year old, it might need replacement anyway
     
  7. ISLANDGIRL

    ISLANDGIRL TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for all your help. Will do what you suggested. Have a great nite!
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    You are very welcome:)
     

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