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Inspiron 8000

Discussion in 'Notebooks' started by Travman, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. Travman

    Travman Flightless Bird

    I have a an old Dell Inspiron 8000 that came with that shocking ME on it. I
    also have another Dell Inspiron 1520 with xP on it which is only 2 years
    old. Can I use the Inspiron 1520 installation operating system on my 10year
    old Inspiron 8000? I have all of the inspiron xP drivers for the 8000 as it
    came with a promotional xP upgrade package. I want the full installation
    though,not the upgrade and that is why I wanna use my Inspiron 1520 xP
    operating system disk. What problems do u think i will have? Many thanks to
    anybody who can help!
    Problem:-My Inspiron 1520 has suddeny started doing this intermittantly. I
    power up but the screen stays black. So I have to hold the button down to
    turn it off. So I start again! I may have to go thru this process 3 or 4
    times before it starts working perfectly. Sometimes it starts first go. What
    could be the problem?Ihave tried putting ther ram in and out and have
    removed the battery and held the power button down to discharge it-same
    problem.Once I get it started everything is perfect and it goes like there
    is/was nothing wrong with it. Anybody heard of this before? I have run a
    hardware check on it and everything is working perfectly.
     
  2. Bob Villa

    Bob Villa Flightless Bird

    On Jul 25, 11:40 pm, "Travman" <travmm...@yahoo.com.au> wrote:
    > I have a an old Dell Inspiron 8000 that came with that shocking ME on it.I
    > also have another Dell Inspiron 1520 with xP on it which is only 2 years
    > old. Can I use the Inspiron 1520 installation operating system on my 10year
    > old Inspiron 8000? I have all of the inspiron xP drivers for the 8000 as it
    > came with a promotional xP upgrade package. I want the full installation
    > though,not the upgrade and that is why I wanna use my Inspiron 1520 xP
    > operating system disk. What problems do u think i will have? Many thanks to
    > anybody who can help!
    > Problem:-My Inspiron 1520 has suddeny started doing this intermittantly. I
    > power up but the screen stays black. So I have to hold the button down to
    > turn it off. So I start again! I may have to go thru this process 3 or 4
    > times before it starts working perfectly. Sometimes it starts first go. What
    > could be the problem?Ihave tried putting ther ram in and out and have
    > removed the battery and held the power button down to discharge it-same
    > problem.Once I get it started everything is perfect and it goes like there
    > is/was nothing wrong with it. Anybody heard of this before? I have run a
    > hardware check on it and everything is working perfectly.


    I'm not sure of your other problem...but it may be the inverter going-
    out for your back-lit display.
     
  3. Bob Villa

    Bob Villa Flightless Bird

    On Jul 25, 11:40 pm, "Travman" <travmm...@yahoo.com.au> wrote:
    > I have a an old Dell Inspiron 8000 that came with that shocking ME on it.I
    > also have another Dell Inspiron 1520 with xP on it which is only 2 years
    > old. Can I use the Inspiron 1520 installation operating system on my 10year
    > old Inspiron 8000? I have all of the inspiron xP drivers for the 8000 as it
    > came with a promotional xP upgrade package. I want the full installation
    > though,not the upgrade and that is why I wanna use my Inspiron 1520 xP
    > operating system disk. What problems do u think i will have? Many thanks to
    > anybody who can help!
    > Problem:-My Inspiron 1520 has suddeny started doing this intermittantly. I
    > power up but the screen stays black. So I have to hold the button down to
    > turn it off. So I start again! I may have to go thru this process 3 or 4
    > times before it starts working perfectly. Sometimes it starts first go. What
    > could be the problem?Ihave tried putting ther ram in and out and have
    > removed the battery and held the power button down to discharge it-same
    > problem.Once I get it started everything is perfect and it goes like there
    > is/was nothing wrong with it. Anybody heard of this before? I have run a
    > hardware check on it and everything is working perfectly.


    Your Insp.1520 came with an OEM disk plus the drivers disk. Use the
    OEM disk and do a clean install to the 8K. It will find many of the
    drivers but check the device manager and see (!) if you need to add
    some from that upgrade package.

    Check here for install sequence:
    http://support.dell.com/support/top.../downloads/en/driver_install_order?~lt=print'

    You will not be asked to register XP (in all of my experience) because
    it is a registered OEM package.

    bob_v
     
  4. blues2use

    blues2use Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 26 Jul 2010 05:06:57 -0700, Bob Villa wrote:

    > On Jul 25, 11:40 pm, "Travman" <travmm...@yahoo.com.au> wrote:
    >> I have a an old Dell Inspiron 8000 that came with that shocking ME on
    >> it. I also have another Dell Inspiron 1520 with xP on it which is only
    >> 2 years old. Can I use the Inspiron 1520 installation operating system
    >> on my 10year old Inspiron 8000? I have all of the inspiron xP drivers
    >> for the 8000 as it came with a promotional xP upgrade package. I want
    >> the full installation though,not the upgrade and that is why I wanna
    >> use my Inspiron 1520 xP operating system disk. What problems do u think
    >> i will have? Many thanks to anybody who can help!
    >> Problem:-My Inspiron 1520 has suddeny started doing this
    >> intermittantly. I power up but the screen stays black. So I have to
    >> hold the button down to turn it off. So I start again! I may have to go
    >> thru this process 3 or 4 times before it starts working perfectly.
    >> Sometimes it starts first go. What could be the problem?Ihave tried
    >> putting ther ram in and out and have removed the battery and held the
    >> power button down to discharge it-same problem.Once I get it started
    >> everything is perfect and it goes like there is/was nothing wrong with
    >> it. Anybody heard of this before? I have run a hardware check on it and
    >> everything is working perfectly.

    >
    > I'm not sure of your other problem...but it may be the inverter going-
    > out for your back-lit display.


    I just replaced an inverter in a Dell Latitude...same symptoms...easy fix
    and inexpensive part to buy...here's a link for the steps to take for
    disassembly...it's fairly generic to Dell laptops:

    http://www.screentekinc.com/lcd-removal-instructions_en,dell,inst.shtml

    HTH
     
  5. Travman

    Travman Flightless Bird

    Bob Villa and Blues2use

    Thanks guys for all of your help!! By the way wldnt the hardware "search for
    faults" have picked up an inverter problem?



    "blues2use" <blues2use@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:4c4e18da$0$4765$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com...
    > On Mon, 26 Jul 2010 05:06:57 -0700, Bob Villa wrote:
    >
    >> On Jul 25, 11:40 pm, "Travman" <travmm...@yahoo.com.au> wrote:
    >>> I have a an old Dell Inspiron 8000 that came with that shocking ME on
    >>> it. I also have another Dell Inspiron 1520 with xP on it which is only
    >>> 2 years old. Can I use the Inspiron 1520 installation operating system
    >>> on my 10year old Inspiron 8000? I have all of the inspiron xP drivers
    >>> for the 8000 as it came with a promotional xP upgrade package. I want
    >>> the full installation though,not the upgrade and that is why I wanna
    >>> use my Inspiron 1520 xP operating system disk. What problems do u think
    >>> i will have? Many thanks to anybody who can help!
    >>> Problem:-My Inspiron 1520 has suddeny started doing this
    >>> intermittantly. I power up but the screen stays black. So I have to
    >>> hold the button down to turn it off. So I start again! I may have to go
    >>> thru this process 3 or 4 times before it starts working perfectly.
    >>> Sometimes it starts first go. What could be the problem?Ihave tried
    >>> putting ther ram in and out and have removed the battery and held the
    >>> power button down to discharge it-same problem.Once I get it started
    >>> everything is perfect and it goes like there is/was nothing wrong with
    >>> it. Anybody heard of this before? I have run a hardware check on it and
    >>> everything is working perfectly.

    >>
    >> I'm not sure of your other problem...but it may be the inverter going-
    >> out for your back-lit display.

    >
    > I just replaced an inverter in a Dell Latitude...same symptoms...easy fix
    > and inexpensive part to buy...here's a link for the steps to take for
    > disassembly...it's fairly generic to Dell laptops:
    >
    > http://www.screentekinc.com/lcd-removal-instructions_en,dell,inst.shtml
    >
    > HTH
     
  6. Bob Villa

    Bob Villa Flightless Bird

    Re: Bob Villa and Blues2use

    On Jul 27, 2:20 am, "Travman" <travmm...@yahoo.com.au> wrote:
    > Thanks guys for all of your help!! By the way wldnt the hardware "search for
    > faults" have picked up an inverter problem?
    >


    As smart as they are...when it's an output problem (display)...there
    is no feedback. It would be to costly for them to install an
    analyzing circuit to tell you "Your high-voltage inverter went tits-
    up". Then too, what if the colors were wrong...what could interpret
    that?
     
  7. BillW50

    BillW50 Flightless Bird

    Travman wrote on Mon, 26 Jul 2010 14:40:14 +1000:
    > Problem:-My Inspiron 1520 has suddeny started doing this intermittantly. I
    > power up but the screen stays black. So I have to hold the button down to
    > turn it off. So I start again! I may have to go thru this process 3 or 4
    > times before it starts working perfectly. Sometimes it starts first go. What
    > could be the problem?


    This is either the florescent tube or the inverter about 98% of the
    time. And it is hard to tell which one it is without expensive test
    equipment or simply replacing one of them.

    If it is the lamp, they can be very difficult to replace in some
    designs. And most repair shops actually just replace the whole screen if
    the lamp is out. Yes that is expensive.

    The other 2% of the time, it could be the cables, the motherboard, or
    the lid switch intermittently from keeping the backlight from staying on.

    I only have seen others suggest that it is just the inverter and nothing
    else. Well the inverter are usually easier to change out than the lamp.
    And buying used ones on eBay should be cheap enough to take that gamble.
    But the problem could still exist once the inverter has been replaced.
    So I don't be too disappointed if it doesn't fix it.

    --
    Bill
    Asus EEE PC 702G4 ~ 2GB RAM ~ 16GB-SDHC
    Xandros Linux (build 2007-10-19 13:03)
     

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