Dell forum: Latitude E6500 won't boot - intermittent

by: gopcs October 29, 2009 8:40 AM PDT

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Latitude E6500 won't boot - intermittent

by gopcs - 10/29/09 8:40 AM

Dell Notebook Latitude E6500
OS WinXP2
In Service 5 weeks

Intermittent problem:
3 occurrences in the last two weeks.

Notebook is off (not Standby, not Hibernate).
Place unit on Docking Station and press Power button.
Power LED lights then unit turns off - will not boot.

Undock notebook and press Power (no external power - unit is operating on battery).
Power LED lights, HD LED lights then both turn LED's turn off. Then CapsLock LED blinks 22 times.

Remove battery, then reinsert battery: same scenario as above.

Remove battery and remove memory, then reinsert memory and battery: notebook boots normally.

Is there a simple solution to this problem?
Yes, I can call IT and maybe get it resolved in two or three days. It may take much longer since it is an intermittent issue.

Thank you

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