The Dell Inspiron is a line of consumer laptops made by Dell.

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How do I install a solid state hard drive?

I have an older Dell laptop (Inspiron 1000 authentication is dated 2004). I would love to be able to repair it by putting in - external would be fine also - a solid state hard drive (the original HDD ...
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How to backup Dell's partitions (PBR Image and WINRETOOLS) using Linux?

My HDD recently crashed and I can't access my Windows 8 PRO partition anymore, so I bought a SSD to reinstall it. The problem is that my Windows is OEM and I need to backup the PBR Image and ...
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Dell Inspiron 570 + Sapphire R9 280X

I bought a Sapphire Tri-X R9 280X to replace my old HD 3450, and moved my PC's components to a much larger case with a new 850W PSU. The card fit, but when I powered the PC on, I hear 9 beeps, and ...
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Should I download the Hardware drivers that Windows Provides or drivers from Manufacturer's website? [duplicate]

today I've installed Windows 8.1 and everything is working as it should be but I'm stuck at installing the Graphic drivers, I have a Dell Inspiron 5537 with AMD Radeon HD 8670M, I've found a driver on ...
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Dell Inspiron 14R 5420 intermittently fails to boot

I have a Dell laptop which sometimes boots and sometimes doesn't. When it boots, it works perfectly normal. However, when it doesn't boot, it doesn't show anything on screen, the light check goes on, ...
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Replacing 2630QM processor with 3940XM in my Dell Inspiron

How possible is it to upgrade the processor of my Dell Inspiron 17R running 64bit Windows 7, from 2630QM processor with 3940XM? If possible, how shall I config the BIOS to run the processor at 3 GHz ...
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How to completely deactivate the touchpad in Windows 7? [duplicate]

Is it possible / how to deactivate the touchpad so, that it even stays disabled, if no mouse is connected? System: Dell Inspiron 6400, Windows 7.
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Dell Laptop Black screen issue

I had a problem with my laptop start up it was showing me black screen i.e. no signal on the system. I found a question related to similar problem with lenovo thinkpad and I followed those steps - ...
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Confused about bluetooth and WiFi drivers for my Dell notebook

I'm quite confused what I need to install on my Notebook - It's a Dell Inspiron 17R SE 7720 but I think that doesn't matter much - the exact model number. It's just a general question, what drivers I ...
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DELL Inspiron beeps after remove the screen

I needed to remove my Inspiron N5110 screen. Everything would be okay but the computer is beeping now (8 times over and over in case of screen error). Is it possible to turn that beeping off? If ...
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Can I add a second hard drive to my Dell Inspiron i660s?

Is it possible to add a second hard drive? I would like to have more space on my computer but I don't know if I can add a hard drive. In fact, I would like to add a solid state disk, but I haven't ...
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No sound on my dell inspiron N5050

Sometimes, my laptop's sound works fine but for the most part it doesn't work, not the speakers or headphones. I've gone through my sound setting, seems fine. And if I have audio playing (and can't ...
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Should I be worried about potential health hazards from taking my old laptop apart?

I have an old laptop at my disposal that has a malfunctioning HDD in it. I already asked a question about the hard drive; now I have another question! I would like to take the rest of the computer ...
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Dell Inspiron 7720 won't boot from USB

I bricked my machine trying to reinstall the OS and so I got the Windows ISO install from MSDN, put it on a USB stick. But the computer won't boot from the stick either. I've followed numerous ...
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What is the best RAM upgrade for my Inspiron N5010 [closed]

My system model and specs: Dell Inspiron N5010 i5, 4GB(2x2) RAM and Mobile Intel 5 series express chipset HM57. I am thinking to upgrade RAM to 8GB: 4gb x 4gb.I Would like to know the best suitable ...
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Laptop black screen on start up?

I'm attempting to repair my girlfriends Laptop (Dell 501R). It was working fine but she had a problem with overheating cutting the power, I opened it up and gave i a dusting and applied new thermal ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 R n series

I want win7 32-bit wireless driver for my laptop (dell inspiron 15R core I7 n series) I searched at the main site but all drivers were for 64-bit only and till now no driver worked for it, I really ...
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Low performance when charger is plugged in

I got this laptop: Dell Inspiron N5010 with i5 2,40GHz processor, 8GB Memory and a Kingston SSD. 4 months ago my charger`s pin jack has broken, but it was still working. I noticed that the ...
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Dell laptop screen black on boot, even Dell logo at Bios boot not shown

I have a Dell N5010 laptop. I recently got my motherboard changed from a local repair shop. Ever since I started using the new motherboard, it so happens that every other day when I switch on the ...
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PC will be turned off in safe mode

I wanted to scan a Dell inspiron N5010 laptop in safe mode. When I took it to the safe mode environment and ran the AV to scan, after some while the PC went out! The power options menu options (when ...
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Dell Inspiron 1525 - touchpad not listed under mouse after Vista reinstall

Touchpad is not responding after Vista reinstall. When I go to Control Panel > Mouse, touchpad is not listed. I think that I have latest drivers installed. It is listed under Device Manager > Mice and ...
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Swapping the Motherboard of Dell N5010

I have a Dell N5010 laptop. It had an integrated graphics card in it which went bad. So, I had to get my motherboard swapped for a new one. The swapping was done by a local repair shop. I am now ...
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Win 7 reinstall on Inspiron N5040 no drivers

I reinstalled windows 7 Home Premium on a Dell Inspiron N5040 and now have no drivers. Naturally, I went to dell's site to get them. I installed the chipset, rebooted, and tried installing the ...
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Laptop Brightness dims when charger is unplugged(no solution)?

Hello yesterday i bought DELL Inspiron 15 (3542) win 8.1. And noticed that if charger is plugged on, screen becomes brighter, and after unplugging dimmer. Of course i tried adjust screen brightness, ...
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Dell Touchpad stop working

I have a Dell Inspirion and I have these problems: 1- My buttons just don't work at all; 2- When I try to click with the touchpad it click as the right buttom instead of left and make a simple ...
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Replacing windows 8.1 with Ubuntu. Is it possible to recover original windows later after some years?

I have bought a new Dell inspiron 15. It came with windows 8.1 installed. But I want to replace it with Ubuntu (formatting OS partition & install Ubuntu), but afraid of loosing the original copy ...
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Beer was spilt on my keyboard, most keys work but some don't, is there any hope?

I've often had it whereby i've spilt tea on the keyboard, some keys don't work for a couple of days and then wake up again. A few people online have suggested actually taking the keyboard off and ...
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Extremely Wrong Battery Life

I am running Windows 8.1 on my Dell Inspiron 15", and when I click on the battery icon, it shows an outrageous battery life, which makes no sense: like 58 hours and 44 minutes (42% remaining). How ...
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Touchpad on linux way too slow

Recently my touchpad has gotten to be way too sow on Linux. I use Fedora with a Dell Inspiron 15R. It was working fine for months, but recently is unbearably slow regardless of my speed settings. I ...
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Laptop display flicks like a liquid inside when moving the lid

My newly bought dell 3537 laptop accidentally hit on the wall and Now in that corner the display flicks like water inside when I move the laptop lid upwards. Is this happens because of damage happened ...
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Brightness slider not working

I have installed Windows 8.1. I am unable to change brightness, I found the brightness slider in Windows mobility center but this simply does not work. I move the slider but brightness does not ...
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Connecting my laptop to two monitors

How can I connect my laptop to two monitors, having just one HDMI interface? I have a Dell Inspiron 14z. I have also heard that not every laptop supports 2+ monitors. How can I know that my laptop ...
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Dell laptop motherboard issue

I have a Dell laptop whose model number is Inspiron 1564.Its configuration is i3 processor, 4GB RAM and 320GB hard disk. Recently it was not booting up.I took it to the service center and they ...
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Will an SSD fit in this old Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop?

I have an old Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop. Although it's very old, it's more than enough for the job I want it to do. I would like to put a SSD into it, maybe something like this one. The motherboard ...
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Laptop shuts down on its own in windows 8.1 but works fine on windows 7

I am using Dell Inspiron. Its really wierd that my laptop kept shutting down on its own on windows 8.1 but works completely fine on windows 7. This is not a overheating issue as my fan is fine. I ...
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Auto wakeup computer (windows 7/8)

I am using windows8 OS on my dell inspiron laptop. I want to auto wakeup the laptop after some time of shutdown like after 10 min of shutdown. I googled it but I didn't get proper solution for this, ...
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Dell Laptop clicking noise (fan or hard drive issue)

I have a DELL 17R SE 7720 laptop and have recently noticed it has been clicking - I am not sure if this is fan or hard drive related, I have a video to illustrate the issue. Can anyone suggest my ...
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Am I getting the right display resolution in Dell laptop?

I installed Fedora 19 and Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot on my Dell Inspiron 3537 It had an AMD HD 8670 graphics card and installed the amd-catalyst-14.2-betav1.3-linux-x86.x86_64 graphics card driver. It ...
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Dell Inspiron N5110 Overheats and Shuts Down from Past few Days

I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 with a 2.5Ghz i5-2450M processor, 4GB RAM and 1GB nVidia Graphics card running Windows 7 Home Premium, that's about 2 years old now. When I previously used to play games ...
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Dell Inspiron 13Z - HDMI to TV not working

I just bought a Dell 13z 5323 notebook running Windows 8, and connected an HDMI cable to a Panasonic TV, only to find that nothing is shown on the TV. I know for a fact that both the cable and the TV ...
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Touchpad malfunctioning (Dell laptop)

I have a Dell Inspiron 14z laptop. When I'm moving the moust pointer using touchpad, it sometimes automatically 'clicks' by itself. (I have turned on the 'Tap to click' option, but this happens even ...
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I have dell inspiron 545 desktop. It won't start up unless I remove the bios battery

I have dell inspiron 545 desktop. It won't start up unless I remove the bios battery. The issue first appeared 2 days ago. I left computer a few hours and when I got back the screen was black,lamp ...
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Can't install Windows 8 on a UEFI with GPT laptop?

I had Windows 8 (Single language) pre-installed on my new laptop ... and it has lags..i tried to make refresh or reset and it told me that (The driver is locked) So i managed to make a clean install ...
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BSOD during Windows 7 64 bit installation - Dell Inspirion R15 3537

I recently bought Inspiron 15 3537 with Windows 8. I am trying to install fresh Windows 7 instead. I followed all the instructions, yet at the end of the installation I get the blue screen with ...
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How to remove Dell inspiron n4110 BIOS password [duplicate]

My little brother has gave that Dell inspiron n4110 BIOS a password and now he has forgot it. I know I can remove that password by opening the laptop but I don't want to open it. I can access to the ...
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Black USB ports are working; blue ones aren't

My laptop (model "Dell Inspiron N5110") has four USB ports. Two of them work. Two of them don't. The two ports that don't work have blue interior contact surfaces, instead of black/grey. A quick web ...
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dell inspiron n5050 fan constantly turned on

My dell inspiron n5050 fan is continuously turned on from start till I shut down. I updated Bios to A05 and ran diagnostic test to check HD failure and I got this error error code 2000-0142 ...
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Uninstall laptop screen, replace with external monitor

So as the title states, I took off the display panel on my Dell N4010 and replaced it with an HP LE1901w external monitor because I didn't feel like purchasing a $50+ LCD screen (Got the monitor for ...
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Network adapter - one connection per startup [Win7-64b]

I have a Windows 7 64-bit , Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop with Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 wireless network adapter. On startup the computer connects to my wireless network just fine, but when I try ...
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Dell Inspiron Bluetooth not working

So i just recently setup my Dell Inspiron E1505 and it has done great. It runs alot faster than my old computer and now has windows XP service pack 3... recently I noticed that there was another ...