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How to trouble shoot Dell inspiron 1464 [closed]

I have a problem with my Dell not charging and am also having problems with the g and h keys. The reason I care is because I am unable to install a BIOS driver when the battery is below 10%. I cant ...
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Can I use a GeForce GTX 750 Ti graphics card in Dell Precision T1700?

I want to buy a Geforce 750 Ti for my Dell Precision T1700. But I'm worried if the power supply is sufficient. The Dell Precision T1700 has a "365W 90% efficient (80 Plus® Gold Certified)" PSU and ...
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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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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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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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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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Is DELL's HP-P2507FWP PSU's 20-pin connector wiring non-standard?

My old PC's ATX PSU died and I got a replacement in the form of a DELL 250W Power Supply model# HP-P2507FWP. It has the exact set of connectors (except for an additional, unused, 6-pin connector), ...
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Dell inspiron n5010 has failed to recognize AC adapter

Recently my dell inspiron n5010 has failed to recognize my 90W adapter (despite powering it just fine). Full error message: "The AC power adapter wattage and type cannot be determined. the ...
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DELL Inspiron N 5050 doesn't Power On until I Plug-in the Charger

I bought a Dell Inspiron N 5050 last week, and recently discovered a problem with my laptop. It doesn't Power On until and unless I Plug-in the charger. After I plug-in the charger, it boots up ...
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Dell XPS 1330 / 1530 - Won't turn without power lead, but you can remove power lead once turned on?

As the subject states, I can't turn on my dell xps 1330 without the power lead in. There is nothing from pressing the button. It has a newish fully charged battery and have tried a couple of good ...
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Upgrading video adapter for Dell Vostro 220s to Geforce 7800 or Radeon 1800? [closed]

First, I'm a software guy, not a hardware guy. I'm not afraid of hardware, but I don't stay current on the technology. You can probably assume that I know the basics (I know the difference between ...
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Switching power supply from 115V to 230V and back again allows PC to boot--why?

I support a refurbished Dell Dimension 3000 PC (c. 2004) which occasionally will not boot: no POST or video signal, but the fans will begin blowing and an LED on the mainboard lights up. I believe the ...
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Workaround for Dell “Power Supply Not Recognised” issue

So, I have a Dell Inspirion and the power supply port appears to be damaged. Basically when I plug it in I get a nice popup telling me that it couldn't detect that its a Dell power supply so it won't ...
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745 views

Upgrade OptiPlex 980 from GT330 to GT440?

I have an OptiPlex (Mini-Tower version) with these specs: Intel® Core™ i7 Processor 860 / 2.80GHz, 8M 8GB (4x2GB) NECC DDR3 1333MHz SDRAM Memory 1 GB NVIDIA GeForce GT330, 1 DP & 1 DVI, 1 DP-DVI ...
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Alternative power source for graphics card

I recently purchased an XFX Radeon HD 6870 graphics card for my Dell Server Workstation, but when I brought it home and unpackaged it to put it into my computer, I noticed it required 2 6-pin ...
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Will a 90 watt (instead of 60 watt) power adapter harm my Inspiron B120?

Will a 90 watt power adapter (instead of the 60 watt adapter it came with) harm my Inspiron B120? It's made by Dell, and it fits…
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Inadequate Power Supply - Can I upgrade Video Card on Dell XPS 8300 to assist Video Editing? [closed]

I have a Dell XPS 8300 with i7-2600 and 16GB RAM. It has a Radeon 6450. It also has an amazing (as in, incredible) 125 Watt power supply. Somehow, it runs. Recently, I wanted to work with video from ...
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Maximum power draw for dell switches and servers?

I'm getting ready to move some equipment to a data center and they are asking for a maximum power draw that my equipment would have so that they can install the appropriate circuit breakers for my ...
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What can I replace a Dell T5500 PSU with?

Is the PSU included with the T5500 ATX compatible? I am looking to make my recently purchased Dell T5500 more quiet. One of the loud annoying noises is coming from a PSU unit. Can I replace this PSU ...
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Can a 20V 4.51A power supply be used with a computer that requires a 19V 3.42A power supply?

I have a laptop that says it needs a 19V 3.42A power supply. I have a Dell 20V 4.51A power supply. Can I use this power supply with my laptop, or will it destroy the machine?
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Dell Dimension E521 PSU replacement

I've got a Dell Dimension E521 (tower) where the PSU fan has started making strange noises, so I need to replace the PSU. Can I put any PSU in there or does it need to be a Dell part? If possible, ...
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Laptop PSU died, replacement higher wattage?

I have an old laptop that I need to get a new power supply for, and it seems the only one I can find with the proper connector is 90W, rather than the 65W the original had. Would it be safe to use ...
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Dell Dimension 5100, Faulty PSU, replacing it with generic brand

The power button on my Dell Dimension 5100 started flashing yellow a couple of days ago. Upon further investigation I opened the computer and found a AUX PWR led glowing in yellow. I'm taking a chance ...
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Dell Inspiron 6400 indicates the wrong power adapter is plugged in and will not charge the battery

I am using the original power adapter with the Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop and now when it boots up I get the following error message. The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. You system will ...
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Dell laptop power cable always falls out!

I have a Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop, about 18 months old. The problem is that the power cable keeps on falling out. It's just sitting on a desk, but minor movement can cause it to come out. From a ...
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Ram capacity of my computer

2 years ago I bought a Dell Dimension 9200 desktop computer as a high end gaming computer (at least, back then it was a top of the line computer). The computer was ordered with 4GB of RAM, but came in ...