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Old 09-25-2012, 03:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I got a dell Inspiron 6400, when I turn it on it's turning off immediately after the bios loads..

Sometimes it loads to the windows and if I try to load a CD it just turns off or if I try to boot with a CD it turns off, also I managed to do a diagnostic test and got the DST Fail error code: 1000-0146

You have any idea what the problem could be?

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Pizu

HDD changed too.

still same...
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Default Re: DELL Inspiron 6400 Issue

DST stands for Drive Self Test and because it's failing it might mean that the drive itself is failing. According to my boss (who is much more experienced with computer repair than myself) suggests that the test itself might be corrupt.
Have you tried testing these two drives outside the laptop?
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yes, both work fine.. :S on another laptop did a format with same HDD..
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yes, both work fine.. :S on another laptop did a format with same HDD..
Are you using a Dell OEM disk for your laptop when you reformatted the drives on the other laptop?
If the drives check out fine when you've tested them outside the 6400 then there must be another issue preventing the boot process.

Are you able to boot into Safe Mode?
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