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Dell XPS stuck in sleep mode, maybe?

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Hi

My Dell XPS m1530 froze on me the other day. I did a hard shut down then next boot i have no display. Power and battery are fine, hdd spins up and all the lights that should flash on start up do. The hdd activity light doesn't stay on as long as it would if i was booting. But i can still hear it spinning. On windows 7 ultimate.

I get no dislay.
No bios.
No bleeps or warning lights.

I have took battery off for a few hours and held down power button.
I have tried another hdd, think that hdd is dead but should still post.
I've tried just one stick of RAM and switched them.
I have tried windows disc.
I have stripped the laptop and checked all cables, plugs...
I plugged my laptop into TV via VGA and HDMI. When plugged in via HDMI, my TV says it is picking up the signal but still no picture.

I am out of ideas.
    
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post #2 of 8
If it was the hdd it would at least post and say no drive detected.

Something on the mobo; cpu or igpu are not working anymore.
 
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Cheers. I've read a few posts about this and most seem to say stuck in sleep mode but i have come across a couple of people who said they sent back to Dell and needed a new motherboard.

Gutted, used this laptop everyday for 6 years.
    
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post #4 of 8
Did you insert an SSD with a sandforce controller within that laptop by any chance?
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post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Overburdened View Post

Did you insert an SSD with a sandforce controller within that laptop by any chance?

SSD has never been near this laptop.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jacedaface View Post

SSD has never been near this laptop.

Well, I guess that covers the troubleshooting m.o., unless you to try a working hdd. wink.gif After Christmas there should be some deals for laptops suitable for web-browsing

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post #7 of 8
You're failing to POST. Could be board or processor.
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Thread Starter 
Oh well its lasted me 6 years and the gpu has hit 97C almost every week for the past year. Thanks all.
    
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Agility III 60GB SSD 2x Samsung F3 750GB Samsung F4 2TB LG BlueRay Reader/DVDrewriter 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Prolimatech Megahalem with push and pull fans Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 32in Sony Bravia TV 1920x1080 W5500 Logitech G11 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX750 Thermaltake Armor+ LCS VH600LBWS Logitech G500 Boogie pad XL 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series... Nesteq FanMax 8-Channel Fan Controller 4x Scythe Kaze Jyuni 1900RPM Slip Stream 120mm ... Logitech X-540 
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