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Dell Latitude E6510 will not start up

By Drew Kammerzell ยท 7 replies
Jul 24, 2012
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  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 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +244

    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 TS Rookie 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 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +244

    You might be right. Good luck!
  5. dboothe

    dboothe TS Rookie

    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.
  6. Mongo Docdom

    Mongo Docdom TS Rookie

    Hi there,
    I come years later with the same problem.
    I've tried everything here without any result. The laptop still wakes up for about 5s and shut down. I've tested ram unit from another working machine but definitively no solution.
    Don't know what to do.
    Thanks for your help.
  7. K.Mac

    K.Mac TS Rookie

    Same here, Mongo. I can use my laptop just fine if I remove the battery and just plug the AC in. Have you tried this? Have you tried a hard start as someone described above? I'll be seeing if a hard start helps me. I'm hoping that the battery just shorted or died :/
  8. Guysi having trouble with mine when I start it it show start but after that black then after a minute a reboot thingy showup I dont have any idea about reboot what should I do? any tips?

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