Dell 5150 LED questions
The settlement also entitles individuals or entities who have spent for repairs of the 5150 to reimbursement, inclusive of shipping and actual repair costs, whether from Dell or third parties.
On August 16, 2006, the parties entered into a settlement agreement granting relief to a class consisting of all individuals and entities in the United States who own or have owned a Dell Inspiron 5150 notebook computer.
Within the next month, members of the class should receive an official notice explaining the exact terms of the settlement. These terms are subject to final approval by the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. In general terms, the settlement includes an extended one-year limited warranty for the following “Qualifying Repairs”:
- Repairs to resolve messaging code M1004, which is a message that the 5150 is programmed to display if it shuts down to prevent system damage;
- Heat sink replacements;
- AC adapter replacements necessary to resolve “insufficient power” and “cannot identify power source” messages; and
- Motherboard replacements that are necessary to resolve “no power” or “shutdown” situations.
I just think this could be a real issue and could cause you great frustration.
I believe the GPU is built in. I'll check on that. I have two sticks of memory in there, I swapped positions, inserted one at a time, and none at all (thinking it might boot and give me a "no memory" error or something). I havent tried the other laptops memory, only the battery and AC brick. The other laptop has some issues too (no power, thinking bad DC jack), but I could try the CPU. There is no beep, no fan noise, etc. so its not getting to POST. Only the two lights are happening. I tried Dell's troubleshooter last night, its good for a beginner, but I had most of their tests done before going there.
non Boot issues are usually
2. Main Board
3. CPU < rare
so definitely try the memory from the other laptop and test yours in it as well
If it turns out the memory or the CPU are the issues you have a spare mobo ..maybe for the other 5150
Thanks for the help guys, I'll post the findings tomorrow...
Like dave said I agree, its more than likely the ram, or in my case kinda a wifi card problem too.
Selective booting might help without the ram, without hard disk etc. Hope I'm helping, just throwing out what I would do to isolate smth.