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del 1720 will not switch off

by digiman100 / January 10, 2013 10:27 PM PST

Hi

My Del 1720 will not switch off. it just reboots itself everytime. I have to remove the battery and unplug the mains to stop it. Ihave downloaded new BIOS and fitted a new hard disk and new Vista but it still will not switch off. Any ideas?

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del 1720 will not switch off
by digiman100 / January 12, 2013 11:39 PM PST

All solved now, it was a faulty on/off switch that was stuck in the ON position and rebooting the machine as soon as it switched off. often the simple things cause the most problems.Tks for your suggestions.

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Usually a damaged OS.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 11, 2013 1:39 AM PST

We reload and it usually works fine.
Bob

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by digiman100 / January 11, 2013 10:20 PM PST
In reply to: Usually a damaged OS.

It's not the OS as I have fitted a new hard disk and installed a new copy of Vista. Any other ideas welcome

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A new copy of Vista.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 12, 2013 2:29 PM PST

That could be it. If I don't get the drivers just right, this happens.

Ask dell for the install routine.
Bob

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