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  Dell Inspiron 1100 lights flash, won't boot 
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Melvin Terry Oct 06, 2010, 09:48pm EDT Report Abuse
When I press the power button, with only the battery installed, three lights flash (one of them alternately flash green then amber). If I take out the battery and use AC power, the lights flash immediately, the same as with the battery, but it does this without my depressing the power button. Same thing with both battery and AC, as if I am attempting to charge the battery. In either scenario. I don't get power, and can't boot to any screen. I have connected to an external monitor, but I don't get an image here either. No beeps, no fan noise, no hard drive noise. Please reply and advise and Thanx in advance for yor kind consideration.

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john albrich Oct 06, 2010, 11:47pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Dell Inspiron 1100 lights flash, won't boot

Check out the Service Manual for the 1100. It's in the "HTML" section.

You may have a battery problem. The LED codes are similar to those I've read about for that issue. Did you check the battery using the built-in battery self-test button? What was the result?

edit to add:
A warning about the "Download" of the Dell Service Manuals. You do NOT get a PDF document. You get an executable that simply creates LOCAL html file structure on your computer and emulates the html presentation on the website and opens in your browser. While I consider that Dell provides service manuals a great thing, making the user use an off-line web document sucks...for one thing, you can't read or readily search through the entire document in one have to display discrete sections one at a time. It can take a lot longer to find what you're looking for. can't just "next page" or "previous page" to read through the manual...the only link they provide on each page is the "Back to Contents Page" there's a lot of back and forth maneuvering to read the damn thing.



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