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I have this dell inspiron 1526, windows vista that was working good but now it won't turn on. I can hear the Hdd turning but nothing shows up on the screen. Is this fixable?

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Always.

You can try that generic reset first noted in the CNET Laptop Troubleshooting Forum. While you are there you discover there are very few parts to a laptop. In a shop you swap out the board or display and it's usually fixed.
Bob

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Ok

Thanks Bob i'll try that and see what happens.

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Nothing changed.

I tried the reset but nothing changed. I have another dell with the same HDD, if was to swap it what would happen? Would the bad computer do anything to the good HDD?

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Unknown.

Would it be a disaster if it fried that HDD?

Besides we don't need the HDD or Opitical drive to see the dell bios screen. And you don't see that now.
Bob

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