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  1. VoodooChild

    VoodooChild Notebook Evangelist

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    Ok, I might try removing the CPU too for a while.... but tonight I'm just drained out... will update it once here for sure.

    I've a feeling I need to clear the NVRAM but I have tried every single way and nothing seems to work..... Who knew resetting the BIOS would be so tricky......

    Sent from a Galaxy S9+
     
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    I have a feeling it's not dead.

    BTW, I am in the BIOS or in the Dell Support Recovery environment, the top of the laptop gets super hot because the fans are not running the way they would so it's only your system that gets hot like that
     
  3. S.K

    S.K Batch 80286

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    The main indicator is the alienhead power button. If it is blinking, there is a problem. If it lights up and stops blinking and then stays lit continuously, the laptop will eventually power up.
     
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    XxAcidSnowxX Notebook Consultant

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    Yes my panel is on a slant too.
     
  5. VoodooChild

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    Dell support wants me to clear and reset the CMOS and the bios using this video, but I cannot find the "CLRP1" contact on this motherboard....


    Please keep sharing your ideas guys, it will help someone else on the future...


    How do I reset my BIOS?

    Sent from a Galaxy S9+

    Actually, its blinking now... blinking a lot actually

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  6. Mr. Fox

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    Try the first suggestion I provided without removing the CPU. If that works it will be better than removing the CPU. Always best to not disturb the CPU socket whenever you can avoid doing so.
     
  7. VoodooChild

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    Ok. I will give it one try now.... give me 5 mins...

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    Try this first. Have 1 stick of RAM ready to quickly slap into one of the RAM slots in between the time that it turns itself on and tries to restart itself. You'll only have about a 2 or 3 second window available to react.

     
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    S.K Batch 80286

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    See if it stops blinking by putting just one factory ram into slot 1. In my case, a bad ram stick was causing this annoyance. Blinking means it's unable to identify your ram sticks because that's the only thing that you changed. Also, i did this all without plugging the charger in.
     
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    Tried it. No beeps.... nothing. Removed RAM, Cmos and system battery, plugged it in AC power and turned it on. No sound... nothing..

    Sent from a Galaxy S9+

    No sound! [​IMG]

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