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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
Screen Won’t Turn On ¶
Touching the trackpad or hitting keys doesn't turn on screen.
Computer is not on/sleeping ¶
Turn the computer on by pressing power button.
Computer is not charged ¶
Plug your computer into an outlet using the power adapter provided with the laptop or replace battery.
Display is broken ¶
Replace screen by following the instructions Dell provides here.
Keyboard Key Not Responding ¶
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.
Debris under key ¶
Gently remove key by sliding fingernail under key and clean under then press key back into spot.
Overuse of keyboard key ¶
Gently remove key by sliding fingernail under key and replace with new key.
Battery Not Charging ¶
Battery charging icon not on
Computer is not properly plugged in ¶
Plug the computer into an active outlet using the power adapter.
Battery is not functioning properly ¶
Go to the replace battery guide for more information.
Computer Won’t Turn On ¶
Battery is dead ¶
Charge the battery before trying to turn the computer on again.
The hard drive has malfunctioned ¶
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.
Hard Drive Spinning is Too Loud ¶
Spindle noise is loud ¶
Replace the hard drive with an SSD (Solid State Drive).
Head is crashing into disk ¶
Replace the hard drive with compatible HDD.
Running Low on Disk Space ¶
Too many unneeded files are on the computer ¶
Try deleting unnecessary files, and moving others to external backup drives.
Hard Drive needs to be larger ¶
Replace the hard drive with a larger hard drive.
Disk drive won’t eject ¶
The driver is refusing to perform the requested action ¶
Turn the computer off and on, and then try ejecting disk again.
The disk drive is broken ¶
Replace the disk drive by following the directions on Dell's website.
Webcam not working ¶
Correct driver is not installed ¶
Go to the Dell website and install driver compatible with current operating system.
Webcam is physically broken ¶
Replace the screen by following the instructions Dell provides here.
Computer is Running Slowly ¶
RAM needs to be upgraded ¶
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.