Ok so most times when I turn my laptop on everything seems like it's turning on but only the power light comes on, and the screen stays black. I then have to turn my laptop off and on again and usually it will work or if not the next time. This has started happening a few days ago and it has been bothering me because every time that happens my date gets set back to some day in 2008 and my time is just random... This is annoying because when I go on most websites it says the certificate is expired or something like that unless I fix the time. Please help!
Dell Inspiron 1526 screen doesn't come on until after a couple tries
My name is Anue and I work for the Social Media and Community Team at Dell.
We see that you have an issue with the system not powering on, at the fisrt instance when the power button is pressed and also the time and date being reset back to an earlier date .
As suggested in the above post, it seems to be an issue with the CMOS battery, however you could try updating the BIOS and if the issue still persists, it clearly indicates that the CMOS battery needs a replacement.
Please click on the link below and it would take you to the page from where you could download the BIOS firmware. The link also has the download and the installation instructions.
Kindly update the results, we would be more than glad you assist you further.