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Install windows back on laptop

No this is not a question on instructions as to how to install windows. My laptop came with genuine Windows 8 installed, but I didn't get a CD. After a few months I installed Ubuntu on it for trial ...
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overclocking Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop/ upgrading ram

I'm trying to upgrade my laptop (dell inspiron 1545). i'm planning on upgrading the ram, but i'm looking at bus speed and im not entirely sure what to get. I was considering overclocking my system ...
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How do control audio output via S/P DIF & Headphones jack on DELL Laptop?

I have a DELL XPS Laptop. It has 3 audio ports: 1 microphone output 1 Headphones Output 1 S/P DIF output. *I'm not using Microphone, so that port is not being used by anything / no wires to *I've ...
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1answer
81 views

How to invert the Fn key

I have this problem on my laptop: If my Fn key is pressed the normal (PC-like) F1-F12 keys will be triggered; when it isn't, then the special keys will pe triggered(brightness control, sound volume ...
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Dell Vostro 1540 laptop won't start after BIOS update failed

When I try to start up my Dell Vostro 1540 after a failed BIOS update it just shows a blank screen with beep codes. The hard drive and the CD drive work. I can hear some sound, but I cannot even see ...
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42 views

Removing BIOS password

I have a Dell inspiron n4110. I set the password for the BIOS but now I forgot that password. I don't want to open the laptop. Can updating the BIOS solve the problem?
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1answer
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Dell Inspiron mini 10v hand while playing hd video

I have the problem of Dell Inspiron mini 10v while playing hd video. So recently i have upgraded the RAM to 2 GB DDR2 but still there is no improvement while playing HD video, both sound n video ...
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1answer
59 views

Processor working on low frequencies only

I am using a Dell XPS 17 laptop, which has Intel Core i7 2670QM processor. The problem is, that i cant get it work on higher frequency than 800 (multiplier x8). I doesn't matter how i load CPU it ...
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1answer
39 views

Memory Management problems with new Dell XPS Laptop

I recently bought the latest and "best" Dell XPS 15 with preinstalled Windows 8.1. In the two weeks I am using it now, there have been a lot of application crashes, unexpected system shutdowns and ...
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1answer
20 views

DVORAK EN-GB layout on a german laptop keyboard?

Would it be possible to use a dvorak keyboard layout with UK punctuation on a german laptop keyboard? I'm planning to buy a new Dell laptop but they won't sell me one with a UK English keyboard. I've ...
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0answers
88 views

Dell Inspiron laptop not starting

I have a Dell Inspiron N5010 dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu. It was running fine earlier, but suddenly it started mistyping letters with multiple letters and special characters for one second and ...
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Disable dell touchpad - reverts back to enabled upon reboot. How to permanently disable?

I turn off the touchpad using "dell touchpad" in control panel Reboot my computer Touchpad is back on again! How do I keep it off? (But still have the option to turn it on down the track if I am ...
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1answer
36 views

Testing laptop hardware [closed]

I purchased an untested Dell Latitude off ebay and only have 14 days to return if the hardware goes faulty. What are the best tools I can use to test the hardware out. I'm going to keep it running ...
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2answers
392 views

My new Dell XPS 12 ultrabook keeps beeping forever after pressing the power button and doesn't start

I've just bought a new Dell XPS 12 12.5-Inch Convertible 2-in-1 Touchscreen Ultrabook. After pressing the power button for the first time it started making beeps without stopping. There's no display ...
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0answers
95 views

Laptop screen scrambles after boot unless plugged into external monitor

I have a strange problem. I had something fall on my laptop closing the screen down forcefully. Now when I boot the computer the screen is scrambled. It is not scrambled during the BIOS screen or the ...
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0answers
17 views

Dell Inspiron 17N7110 recommended power cord

I need to replace the powercord. One of my main issues is that both the orignal and the current walmart special the brick gets super hot. BTW the walmart special has worked on other computers just ...
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3answers
171 views

Replacing laptop hard drive

I have two laptops, a Dell XPS running 64-bit and HP Pavilion 32-bit and I want to replace the Dell hard drive with the hard drive in the HP temporarily because my Dell laptop became very slow and I ...
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1answer
66 views

My mic is picking up and playing back any and all sound?

I have a Inspiron 17.3" laptop. I run windows 7 My internal mic is picking up all sound and playing it back, which it then picks up again and plays back again. Ive had to turn off my mic entirely and ...
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472 views

Keys on laptop's keyboard register duplicate letters intermittantly

I have a brand new (<1 week old) Dell Latitude E6540 with Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) where the occasionally while typing I get a double key press. For example: I am writing a qquestion on ...
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1answer
62 views

Dell 620 display is too bright to use

I have a Dell D620 with a display problem. In windows 7 the display seems to be too bright, the text is broken up, the only way to see the mouse is at a very oblique angle. Changing the brightness ...
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0answers
223 views

Fan keeps running! Dell Inspiron N7010

I keep upgrading my laptop and still the fan continues to run ridiculously too loud and too often. It's a Dell Inspiron N7010, I upgraded the HDD to SSD, added 8 GB's of RAM, installed a new faster, ...
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405 views

Headphone not working on Dell Laptop with Windows 7

My headphone has suddenly stopped working. I am not getting any sound from the headphone. I tried 3 different working headphones. I have dual boot option with Ubuntu & Windows 7. The headphone ...
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1answer
56 views

Dell keyboard NSK-DJ F01 versus NSK-DJ301

I have a Dell vostro 3500 keyboard and its model number (which is typed at the back of the keyboard when i removed it) is NSK-DJ F01. And i found an online keyboard on amazon which have a model number ...
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0answers
190 views

My windows 7 Home Premium Dell XPS 15 Laptop shuts down every 2 hours, to the minute

I have this really strange recurring problem with my Dell XPS laptop. It started with me sending it into repairs to replace the chipset, so I wonder if it has anything to do with that. My computer ...
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1answer
496 views

Dell Latitude D620 turns off when power connected

I've got an odd problem with a Dell Lattitude D620 laptop. If the laptop is running on battery alone then it works perfectly, however the moment you connect a power adapter to the laptop it shuts ...
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1answer
72 views

Best way to trouble shoot hardware (FPS in game issue)

I have a Dell Studio xps, i7 core processor, with a Radeon HD 5730. When playing league of legends, my laptop goes into warp drive (fans pushing pretty hard) and of course my computer warms up. My FPS ...
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0answers
170 views

bluetooth model doesn't work-dell inspiron n4030?

I've a problem when sending or receiving any file between my laptop (dell inspiron n4030) which runs windows 7 and my mobile (nokia c2) My mobile discovers my laptop but when trying to connect, my ...
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1answer
53 views

Word files have been converted to Microsoft Office 2010

All of a sudden my word files became Microsoft office 2010 files and since I do not own that subscription, I cannot open them anymore. Not sure when or HOW this happened.
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251 views

Installed new memory, dell laptop, bios posts (recognizes memory), windows won't load

I have a Dell Latitude e6520 that had 2X4GB memory. I found on sale 2X8GB crucial memory, which my IT buddy said the specs match and should work. It has an intel i7-2620 processor with windows 7 x64. ...
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1answer
249 views

Why does voice+video recording not work with built-in mike but works with headset - Dell Vostro laptop

I need to do some recording of voice + video together. This is on Windows 7 using a Dell Vostro 2420 laptop. When I try to record the video using the mike that comes with my headphones, it works ...
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0answers
53 views

Dell Studio 14z, new q9000 cpu boots to bios, but shuts down afterwards

the chipset does indeed support a q9000. However, maybe the bios doesn't? Maybe it's too hot? I was contemplating trying to put the chip back in but disable speedstep in bios, and see if I can up ...
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What is the purpose of the tiny ruler that I've just pulled out of the side of my Dell Latitude E6430?

On the side of my Dell Latitude laptop, above the DVD drive, is a slot marked 'EC'. Pulling on it revealed a strangely shaped ruler with a temperature converter tool on the back. What is this? Why is ...
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1answer
953 views

Flickering horizontal static lines in display

I have Dell Inspiron 15 Intel N5050 laptop around one year old.When I started my laptop yesterday I saw Flickering horizontal static lines in display and it seems continuously at present time. What's ...
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1answer
88 views

What is the type of the LCD of Dell latitude D530?

There are now several types of LCDs: PIS, VA, TN... But I have trouble to find what LCD type Dell Latitude D530 has, as it is not written in the specs. Maybe at the time of its release there was only ...
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456 views

How to get bill/service-tag of old laptop [closed]

I can't find my Dell laptop bill, and I also don't remember the service tag number. Two years ago my Dell Inspiron N1050 laptop was stolen but all of sudden I got a call from police that they found ...
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74 views

Vostro 3350 Hardware Radio disabled

I have a Vostro 3350, and I've owned it for 2 years. Recently, I have not been able to access the internet on this computer. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers, but the problem has still ...
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1answer
176 views

How to get rid of Dell bluetooth Media control bar?

In the image, if you look at the taskbar, you can see a bar with the Bluetooth icon on it and some media control buttons. I added this by mistake when I connected by phone to transfer a file and ...
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154 views

Using power cord without battery inserted in laptop [duplicate]

Can I use the charger to power the computer without the battery? Will it damage the computer?
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1answer
643 views

dell xps 15 thermal paste on intel graphics instead of heat pad?

I had recently opened up my Dell XPS 15 L502X to replace the thermal paste on my CPU and Nvidia GPU. I noticed that the Intel graphics Chip also had a thermal pad on it. To the best of my knowledge ...
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1answer
154 views

Dell Inspiron 14r doesn't boot

I have a Dell Inspiron that doesn't seem to get past the initial POST - it turns on and displays the logo, and the loading bar fills about 60%, but can't boot into the OS, enter Setup (F2), or display ...
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2answers
233 views

laptop make sparking or ticking kind of sound in photohsop

I have DELL N-Series core i7 laptop & when I am working in photoshop, specifically in large PSD Files, when I use arrow keys to move the object around, or even click sometime on objects, I hear a ...
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225 views

Anyone have set of synclient settings for Dell Vostro 2420 / 2520 trackpad?

The Dell Vostro 2420 / 2520 is dell's most inexpensive business laptop, so issues were exepcted. A major problem for me has been the trackpad and linux especially when I two finger scroll or double ...
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1answer
126 views

Laptop mysteriously goes blank

My Laptop screen turns off randomly The facts : Dell Studio 15 Laptop display randomly and mysteriously goes blank . Randomly comes back if I try turning it on and off about 10 times or maybe give ...
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1answer
5k views

Dell Laptop Battery Not Charging?

I have a Dell Vostro 3555 and recently I noticed that my battery is not charging at all. I see this message when I boot up the computer: The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. You system ...
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2answers
2k views

Dell laptop dies when unplugged but the battery appears fully charged

To expand on what I mean, I checked the voltages of each cell in the battery pack and they each read about 4.0v ea (6 green Li-ion cells in a 11.1v 53WH battery) and the total voltage reads 12.4v. At ...
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1answer
2k views

How to check if laptop supports mSATA?

I have Dell inspiron 7520 laptop which has two configurations with mSATA connection and preinstalled mSATA card and without mSATA connection. Mine is without preinstalled mSATA card, but I found in ...
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101 views

Dell inspiron laptop failure due to USB

I have a dell inspiron laptop with 8 GB of ram and a 1 TB hard drive. I recently plugged a usb to Robotic arm interface cable from my laptop to the robot. My laptop was in sleep mode, and right when ...
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1answer
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pcdrsysinfosoftware.p5x - Entry Point Not Found

I'm getting this pop sometimes on my Dell Windows 8(upgraded from Windows 7) Laptop. Want to know why i get this and how to not to get it
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6answers
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How to CLEAN INSTALL Windows 7 Professional 64Bit on Dell Inspiron 15R Turbo / Special Edition laptop?

I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 15R Turbo/Special Edition with following configuration: 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3210M processor, Windows 8 Single Language, English (64bit), 8GB 2 DIMM (4GB ...
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1answer
385 views

Using HDMI output from Dell M1530 with a dead screen

I've got a now fairly old Dell M1530 laptop (that has had various problems due to the well documented overheating issues) that has in the last week had its LCD panel die on me. It's not the inverter ...