Dell E6510 won't boot, cursor blinks less than 20 times then screen stays black


Feb 8, 2014
I just bought this used so I am crying now....worked for a day or 2 then froze up. Turned it off , when I turn it on, I can see the dell logo and I can F2 to the bios. But after the dell logo all I get is a few flashes of the cursor, then I see a small white vertical line that flashes once about 2 inches in and down , then nothing but a black screen. I tried to reload windows, but nothing. I've google it and tried powering down , taking out battery, etc. But nothing....HELP!!!!!


Feb 8, 2014
Oh, I tried reseating the memory , didnt work., here are the specifics of the computer:
Operating System System Model
Windows 7 Professional (x64) (build 7600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States)
Installed: 2/14/2014 9:31:26 PM
Boot Mode: BIOS (Secure Boot not supported) Dell Inc. Latitude E6510 0001
Enclosure Type: Laptop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.53 gigahertz Intel Core i5 M 540
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache
3072 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
Hyper-threaded (4 total) Board: Dell Inc. 0N5KHN A02
Serial Number: /2CCXQM1/CN1296108102D7/
Bus Clock: 533 megahertz
BIOS: Dell Inc. A04 07/08/2010
Drives Memory Modules c,d
250.06 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
206.25 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-U633F [Optical drive]

WDC WD2500BEKT-75A25T0 [Hard drive] (250.06 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WXD1A60L3329, rev 01.01A01, SMART Status: Healthy 4022 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM_A' has 2048 MB (serial number 87040BF5)
Slot 'DIMM_B' has 2048 MB (serial number 8904FDF4)
Local Drive Volumes

c: (NTFS on drive 0) * 249.95 GB 206.18 GB free

e: (NTFS on drive 0) 105 MB 75 MB free

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