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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. Replace the battery using this guide.
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 Read CD's and DVD's ¶
Your Dell XPS M1730 is not reading any CDs or DVDs.
Broken/Defective Optical Drive ¶
If your Dell XPS M1730 optical drive does not open or does not read CD's or DVD's, the optical drive may be broken and needs to be replaced.
Computer Won't Boot ¶
Your computer does not load the Operating System and instead takes you to an error message. This usually appears in the form of a blue screen.
Hard Drive Error ¶
Even though you have a hard drive in your computer, there may be an error on it. Check the computers boot order setting ensuring that it's booting from the correct hard drive. If your hard drive does not show up on the list, then it has most likely failed and needs to be replaced.
If the computer doesn't power on, but you can see that the power adapter is working and that the battery is charging, you might need to replace the motherboard. Some pre-symptoms are the blue screen and a system crash.