Jim, LV Gandhi,
Thanks for your suggestions. After removing and reinstalling reserve
battery and memory, it came up. I downloaded memtest memory testing
utility and it gave no indication of any memory error. I left memtest
running for around 6 hours. My laptop is a bit better now, but hangs
once in around 12 hours or so. Looks like something else other than
memory is going bad..
--- In email@example.com, Jim Diamond <zsd@...> wrote:
> On Fri, May 4, 2007 at 14:15 (-0000), Alwin Gupta wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Though this is not directly related to linux, but would appreciate any
> > kind of help.
> > I have a inspiron 510m, which is around 2.5 years old (running fedora
> > core 2). It was working perfectly fine till now, but today it hanged 3
> > times and now it not booting up. On pressing power button power,
> > hard-disk LED comes up along with keyboard LEDs (but without any
> > activity on LCD screen) and then everything goes off. During this time
> > processor fan also seem to work. I tried this a number of times and
> > one time I was able to get into BIOS setup, but while browsing the
> > setup setting it again hanged. Battery is also fully charged, and I
> > also tried with and without AC adapter, but that also doesn't work.
> > What could be the problem, any ideas?
> as someone else suggested, check your memory (if you can).
> Your symptoms sound reminiscent of mine when the mobo in a D600 rolled
> over and died... I hope for your sake it is your memory!