Inspiron 6000 wont boot due to BIOS problem??

By yak
Sep 13, 2007
  1. Hi All,

    PLEASE HELP!! I have a laptop containing important information thats not booting...

    I think the problem is with the BIOS chip for the following reasons, i hope im wrong but appreciate any help ye can provide...

    RAM: have removed ram and get CAPS key flashing constantly. replace RAM CAPS flashes once then stays off.

    MOBO: CDROM drive flashes for a couple of seconds then goes out...

    HD: HD access light flashes and goes out.

    FAN: i can hear it!

    The display shows nothing at all.. so i dont get the BIOS display or cant enter SETUP

    The laptop fails to boot from a windows 2000 CD (win XP was the OS)

    i used to hate people that kept posted please help messages... now i sympathize...
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415


    Well it does sound like its a faulty Motherboard, if the info on the drive is important then either put the drive into another I6000 or use a 2.5 to 3.5 adaptor cable and read the drive contents on another machine.

    Laptops by nature arent repairable by the common man and need specialist tools to determine cause of failure, that said if the unit is in warranty then ring Dell asap and get them to help you.

  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    please post in the correct forum - mobile computing.
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