Dell Studio 1558 wont turn on, won’t power on, no display, black screen problems

Laptop Dell Studio 1558 won’t turn on, won’t power on, there is no display, just a black screen. This is a general diagnostic and repair steps to fix those problems.

Troubleshooting laptop Dell Studio 1558 won’t boot, won’t power on, no display just black screen

When you push on the Power Button the Power led lights ON or NOT, your Dell Studio 1558 won’t start up, and there is no display just a black screen. Possible problem and the fixes steps:

Battery has no charge left + AC adapter failed; you press the power button on laptop Dell Studio 1558 nothing happens, laptop won’t turns on and there is no display, the battery has no charge left, the motherboard doesn’t receive any power, laptop cannot turn on. You plug in the AC adapter but that doesn’t help, your laptop Dell Studio 1558 still won’t power on, there is a chance you have failed AC adapter. In this case try with another charger or check AC adapter with a Multimeter. If it’s dead, replaced with a new one.

Power circuit in wrong state or Over volt protection trips; you press the power button but nothing happens, laptop Dell Studio 1558 won’t turns on and there is no display just a black screen, your laptop has static electric charge made power circuit in wrong state. Unplug AC adapter, take out the battery and hold down power button for 30 seconds, the static charge will dissipate. Plug in the AC Adapter and turn on your laptop Dell Studio 1558. This should restore the system to normal operating mode.

Hardware failure; the laptop powers on, but there is no display just black screen with Power led lights ON or your laptop Dell Studio 1558 stock on logo or restart. In this case, it’s possible one of the Hardware failed. You can try to disassemble the laptop to bare minimum and try to reseat the hardware one by one and power on the laptop every time you reseat a hardware, to know the failed one, replace the faulty hardware.

Screen faulty or bad video cable connection; laptop Dell Studio 1558 turns on, but screen is black, with Power led lights ON. Test the laptop with an external monitor connected to the HDMI port, VGA port, press the appropriate key to switch to it. If the external monitor works fine and load the operation system, most likely you have a faulty screen or bad video cable connection. Check them and replace the faulty one.

BIOS failed; Laptop Dell Studio 1558 won’t turn on at all, if the voltage 19V, 3.3V, 5V OK  and electronics components on the motherboard are good, there is chance you have failed BIOS. There is a signal test confirmation on EC/SIO pin name RSMRST# . This pin must available 3.3V(tolerance 10%) than Bios Confirmed OK. If the test failed reprogram or replace the BIOS chip.

Laptop Power System has problem: Laptop Dell Studio 1558 won’t turn on at all, probably some electronics components or chipset on the motherboard failed;  Disassemble the laptop and take out the motherboard. Ceck No burnt marks visible on the mainboard. Check chepset temperature (CPU,  GPU, Power-Supply IC …). Check power jack. Check motherboard receives 19V. with a Multimeter measure voltages on coils, check for any components shorted to ground.  checked 3.3v/5v is up and running?

If you  have 3VALW And 5VALW at coil. 3VALW should go to sio and from there you should get 3v at power button. Check SIO for corrosion,shorting or any componenets which looks suspect. Check 3 & 5v SUS voltage.

Will need an electronic boardview or Schematic Diagram for Laptop Dell Studio 1558. The failed electronic component has to be replaced.

Note: (In the comments we will be updated electronics components failure).

Motherboard dead; The Dell Studio 1558 motherboard has to be replaced.

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6 thoughts on “Dell Studio 1558 wont turn on, won’t power on, no display, black screen problems

  1. ragave

    My Dell studio 1558 did not boot up last night. So, I opened it up, took out the RAMs, cleaned and replaced them. Then, I felt that the CMOS battery might have gone bad. So, I attempted to take out the CMOS battery from its slot. But, unfortunately the case which is soldered to the motherboard came out at one end. The positive terminal of the battery is connected to two places through PCB tracks, 1 to a via and the other to one end of a resistor. These 2 tracks cut open when I tried to eject the battery. I wanted to connect a wire between the points after scratching out the PCB track. Unfortunately, while scratching the track, the track came out along with the conductor near the via. The other connection of battery positive to resistor is also difficult to solder with wire.
    Is there any way to fix this? Is there any other known point where I can wire the positive terminal from CMOS battery?
    My laptop is running but displays a message that CMOS checksum is bad, every time I boot. Of course, the time & date are lost after every reboot.
    Is it safe to work with my laptop in this condition?
    Kindly suggest solution.

  2. Josef baroki

    Get the schematic diagram and look where the CMOS battery is connected then find better points on the motherboard to solder wires.

  3. riddan

    Plz Help Dell studio 1558 plugged in but not charging issue, Tried all possibilities

    Thank you

  4. Josef baroki

    I’ve got a client Dell Studio 1558 which has been dropped in the past and repaired, but now the screen is completely mangled up, won’t even show on the LCD, but does on the external display. I suspect the graphics ram has a fault.

    I Reflowed the two memory chips next to the GPU. Preheated with a normal heat gun, then used the hot-air machine at 380’C with lots of liquid flux for about 30 seconds on each of the two chips.

    All came up good.

  5. rodwen

    Thank you for schematic of this laptop. I’ve managed to fix my laptop using it.
    In my laptop the similar problem was related to faulty GPU temperature reading by ADM1032ARMZ-1 chip. It was blocking the laptop from start.

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