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Dell Studio 1537 Troubleshooting
Released August 2008, Model No: PP33L
- Screen Won’t Turn On
- Keyboard Key Not Responding
- Battery Not Charging
- Computer Won’t Turn On
- Hard Drive Spinning is Too Loud
- Running Low on Disk Space
- Disk drive won’t eject
- Webcam not working
- Computer is Running Slowly
Touching the trackpad or hitting keys doesn't turn on screen.
Turn the computer on by pressing power button.
Plug your computer into an outlet using the power adapter provided with the laptop or replace battery.
Replace screen by following the instructions Dell provides here.
When pressing a key, it takes longer than usual to pop back up, it doesn't compress fully, or hitting a key has no effect on screen.
Gently remove key by sliding fingernail under key and clean under then press key back into spot.
Gently remove key by sliding fingernail under key and replace with new key.
Battery charging icon not on
Plug the computer into an active outlet using the power adapter.
Go to the replace battery guide for more information.
Charge the battery before trying to turn the computer on again.
Laptop may go to BIOS which is a black screen with white text, however, there will be a distinct lack of a ‘spinning’ sound.
Replace the hard drive.
Replace the hard drive with an SSD (Solid State Drive).
Replace the hard drive with compatible HDD.
Try deleting unnecessary files, and moving others to external backup drives.
Replace the hard drive with a larger hard drive.
Turn the computer off and on, and then try ejecting disk again.
Replace the disk drive by following the directions on Dell's website.
Go to the Dell website and install driver compatible with current operating system.
Replace the screen by following the instructions Dell provides here.
The RAM is the component of memory that allows the computer to handle many tasks at once. If your computer is running slowly, replacing your RAM may speed it up.