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Dell Studio 1537 Troubleshooting

Released August 2008, Model No: PP33L

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.

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