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Old 11-26-2018, 02:32 AM   #16
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What exactly did you type in? Is this the first time you have used a Linux OS?

To me it sounds like a] this is the first time you have used Linux and b] you copied and pasted some commands into your terminal without totally understanding what they were. This has potentially led to you FUBARing your system.

If the above are at all true, I would recommend a reinstall of Debian or an easier OS like Ubuntu or Mint, along with employing a crucial understanding that the terminal is an extremely powerful tool, not to be messed with unless one knows what one is doing.

"With great power comes great responsibility" and all that.
Yeah, I just used Linux two weeks. When i finished install openconnect for VPN, then seconds later the computer blurred screen then...
I have read half of the debian administrator's handbook, I will try to install debian again in another old computer again.
 
Old 11-26-2018, 02:39 AM   #17
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can't see BIOS black screen, that is before booting into any OS, maybe your laptop broke not Linux broke it. rip it open if you can and look for loose parts. maybe fan or hdd as this is the only moving parts in a laptop.

pull your RAM and reseat it, keep it open and boot it looking to see where the noise is coming from, if you can.
Wow, you really encourage me, maybe I will try this weekend even i didn't have the tools.I'm thinking how to deal with this old and broken computer, it's some kind of useless now.
 
Old 11-26-2018, 03:14 AM   #18
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If you've only got fan noise (louder than normal and continuous?), no display at all and no boot, that does not sound good. Do you hear any POST error beeps? How long before it powers off by itself?

Can you disconnect the power supply, pull the battery, then hold in the power button for about 5 - 10 seconds.

Then try reconnecting only the power supply and press the power button. If nothing happens, reinstall the battery and try again.

If after all that, you've still got a black screen and loud constant fan noise, I would start to think that you might have a dead CPU.

Any other hardware problem, such as loose RAM should generate POST error beeps. So again, I'm assuming you're not hearing any beeps?

That model is about 8 years old? On Dell laptops, dying batteries used to cause some strange problems, as I recall, even if you had it running on AC all the time. It's worth trying to power up without the battery to at least rule that out.
I think 8 years old is the key problem and i run debian stretch on it, I think it's my fault.
I will torture another DELL INSPIRON until i get my new powerful one.
 
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Old 11-26-2018, 03:15 AM   #19
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look for blinking lights if you have lights of any kind on your lap top as well. then you can look up error codes for the blinking lights to your model of laptop.

cap lock light even, things like that too.
The lights seems good, no any blingking or beeps
 
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I believe some of the Dell laptops have a function key (combo) that allows you to turn on/off the display. So look at the keyboard for a function key that looks like a display/screen to toggle on/off the display or switch to external display.
Or look through your user manual to see if your laptop has such a feature and how to use it!
Also, when you boot the laptop is there any BEEPs? If so, how many, as that could be an indication that the H/W has detected an error. Your manual should tell you what the number of beeps mean.
I'm sorry i have tried brightness and no any beeps
 
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it might be something as simple a bad ram, reset your RAM, look for blinking lights when your turn it on. Something might just be loose inside of it.
 
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I'm sorry i have tried brightness and no any beeps
I was not referring to a brightness control, but rather many laptops allow users to switch to an externally attached display either mirroring the built-in display, expanding the desktop across both displays, or turning off the built-in screen altogether to use only the external display.

If you only have a blank/black screen then there is not much you can do other than opening up the laptop and checking for loose components like ram, h/d, etc.
With a screen you could have gone into the bios or even boot from a USB flash drive with Linux on it to eliminate what you installed as the problem.

But the lack of beeps could mean a h/w failure, unless the power supply is faulty or have a loose cord.
 
  


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