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Computer Will Not Turn On ¶
The laptop will not respond or show any sign of powering up.
Faulty Power Adapter ¶
Ensure the power adapter is plugged in and the charge light is on. If the light is not on, and the adapter is plugged in, the adapter is faulty. Consider purchasing a replacement adapter.
Faulty Battery ¶
Verify that the light on the adapter is on, and make sure the adapter is connected to the laptop. If the laptop only powers up when the adapter is plugged in, regardless of charging time, then the battery is faulty. In this case, the battery needs to be replaced.
Faulty Screen ¶
The monitor on your Dell XPS M1730 doesn’t show anything, and you know the computer is turned on, or there is a noticeable crack on your screen.
Disabled Screen ¶
Make sure that the display is not accidentally disabled. To do this, press one of the “Fn” keys in the lower corner of the keyboard and then press “F2.” If the display was disabled by accident, then this will re-enable the display.
If the above action does not fix the problem, repeat the previous instruction once more, hold down the Windows key, and then push “P” twice. The computer may have been previously set to “Projector mode;” doing the action above will convert it back to “Computer Only.”
Broken Screen ¶
If your screen is discolored or there is a crack, your screen may be broken and needs to be replaced.
Failure to Type ¶
Your Dell XPS M1730 is not responding to keystrokes.
Broken/Defective Keyboard ¶
If your Dell XPS M1730 keyboard does not respond to keystrokes (nothing shows up when you type), the keyboard may be broken and needs to be replaced.
Black Screen on Camera Startup ¶
Your camera does not load and you cannot see an image on the screen.
Webcam Error ¶
If your Dell XPS M1730 camera is not displaying an image on the screen, your webcam might be broken and needs to be replaced.
Frequent Crashes/Freezes/Reboots/Blue Screens ¶
Your Dell XPS M1730 often crashes without warning and restarts.
RAM Error ¶
If you Dell XPS is crashing, your RAM stick is most likely broken and needs to be replaced.