My dad just gave me his old inspiron 1526, which does not show the bios when booting (see image below of what I should have)
I have a black screen at start, without any HD booting noise and of course, no bios.
I thought ,after checking the net, that the issue might be due to the CMOS battery, that needed replacement. I changed it and yet, I have the same black screen.
What other part of the laptop should I check?
- HD that needed to be replaced?
Thanks in advance for all your suggestions
Update: I found the Leds are lighting up and I can hear the CPU fan. I've checked some of the dell forums and I found the autodiagnostic function (
When running it, I have the
9 and the
A, running very fast and simustaneously... (a bit like in the image below)