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

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switch my harddrive to another laptop

I have two similar model of dell laptop. One of my laptop is not turning on and start beeping when I plug in the charger and trying to turn it on. Some days ago I poured a cup of tea into it (by ...
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Boot using windows 8

My laptop is dell inspiron 15 running on windows 8, keeps displaying the blue screen and the auto repair is not functioning keeps on loading and then displays the blue screen again can anyone please ...
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Is it safe to rapidly toggle fan speeds?

I'm trying to run a large computation on my Dell Inspiron 620 desktop, making the CPU generate a lot of heat. Unfortunately, the resulting fan noise can be quite frightening, especially at night! It ...
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Laptop On-board Diagnostics at Boot Time

I turned on my Dell Inspiron 5555 and the on board diagnostic displayed with options to select. I cancelled that and restarted it, and everything appeared to boot fine without the on-board diagnostic ...
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Is it possible to insert a Dell Inspiron 1545 HDD into a normal Desktop PC?

The dell inspiron 1545 had a feature that allowed a user to insert the hard drive like a USB stick of sorts. Plug - & - Play style. Turn off, plug, in turn on, boot drive, finished. But sadly my ...
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Dell Wireless 1705 issues on Inspiron 3537

Recently (2-3 days ago my Inspiron 3537 started BSOD-ing with MEMORY_MANAGEMENT and some error with my wireless driver bcmwl63a.sys). I removed the driver provided with Windows (tried installing ...
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My laptop's touchpad behaves erratically

Laptop is a Dell Inspiron 7437. The problem appears in any operating system I install (running Windows 10 right now). So, most of the times, at startup, the touchpad works okay, but then sometimes ...
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Wi-Fi & Bluetooth drivers for Dell Inspiron 1564 for Fedora 23

I recently installed Fedora 23 on my Dell Inspiron 1564 but even after updating whole system (sudo -y install update) Wi-Fi is not working. How to install Wi-Fi & Bluetooth drivers for Fedora 23 ...
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Memory Capacity and Configuration in Ubuntu

I have Dell Inspiron 5521 Laptop having 4 GB RAM. I am planning to add 8GB RAM (CORSAIR DDR3L 1600). So, the Total RAM would be 4+8= 12 GB. I found the following information in Dell Specifications ...
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Installing Windows 7 on notebook with Ubuntu installed

Does it possible install Windows 7 on Dell Inspiron 3543 Pentium 3805U? From Dell support page its not clear does it offer drivers for Win 7 or not.
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Colorful dots on laptop screen

I have a Dell laptop 3510 model and it has a weird issue. As soon as it boots up it alternates between black and colorful dotted screen and then it turns off. And in this time everything else stops ...
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Wi-Fi card not recognized by kali linux 2.0

My wifi card is not detected by the latest version of Kali (I downloded it yesterday) Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n (rev 01) Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor ...
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Completely reset PC as a non-user [duplicate]

So... I received a donated laptop. Super awesome, but unfortunate because when I turn it on it says John Doe is still logged in. I can't get access to John Doe's password. Is there any way, without it,...
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Laptop won't charge & I keep getting four constant beeps

My friend has a Dell Inspiron 15 N5010 laptop/notebook which has recently not been working so well and has a number of issues. When the laptop is turned on it beeps four times in a row over and over ...
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Windows 7 driver installation on new hard drive not going well

I had to do a reinstall of windows 7 on a new hard drive. Device Manager told me I needed to download Standard VGA Graphics adapter, Ethernet Controller, Network Controller, PCI Simple Communications ...
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Windows 10 sleep problems

I recently reinstalled windows 10 on my laptop. it's well and all, but whenever I put my pc to 'Sleep' mode, it sometimes goes to sleep (ON (state) LED blinking), but there are such cases that the ...
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Dell 1525 won't boot up to Windows 10 - cursor just flashes after Dell screen

On startup PC goes to initial Dell screen then blinking cursor. The disk, however, can be read from another machine. During an attempt to install Ubuntu, it does not give the 'windows detected option' ...
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Illogical random shutdown behavior, No overheating, no Hardware faliure

I am facing an illogical problem on my wife's dell inspiron. The computer started to shutdown randomly while she was working. The problem started to evolve until the day when the computer always ...
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Dell Laptop not powering on

I have a Dell Inspiron 1564 laptop. It was working fine until yesterday night. Today morning when I tried powering up, the display was blank. It was blank, not black, i.e, it looked as if the laptop ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop Won't Wake From Sleep

Before I get started, yes this is a duplicate question, but nothing from a of the other posts were resolving the problem. So a little less than a year ago, I purchased this laptop, it's currently ...
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Windows crashing after upgrade/downgrade, possible hardware issue?

I'm working on a friend's 3 year old Dell Inspiron 15-3521 laptop which has not worked properly since he attempted to upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 10. After he completed the upgrade, he could not ...
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Windows 7 inspirion Dell 5050/5010 parts interchangeable

Are hardware such as memory card interchangeable from inspiring 5050 and 5010
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Dell Inspiron 7559 Hard Drive Upgrade

I want to know if it is possible to replace the SATA HDD on my Dell Inspiron 7559 with a SATA SSD (not an m.2 drive).
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Is it possible to remove keys from Dell Inspiron 11-3513 laptop keyboard by myself without damaging anything?

I spilled juice on my laptop and i will like to know if and how i can take off the keys and clean whatever residue and put them back myself as it will be hard for me to get it done professionally.
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Is there a way to release the integrated webcam service held by an .exe application?

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3542 laptop with Windows 8.1. Recently, I installed the Zbar application for scanning QR code. It does decode the QR code using integrated webcam. But the problem is, i am ...
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How can I fix keys on my Dell laptop that have become harder to press?

A couple of days ago, my son spilled soda on one side of my laptop computer. Upon using it, I discovered that some of the keys in that area have become difficult to press down, they work just fine but ...
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Reset Unknown Bios Password

a friend of mine recently gave me a Dell Inspiron 2320 which he has not used for a very long time. He had, what he called a "password problem" that he could not resolve. He put the Dell away and ...
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Windows 10 on Dell Inspiron N5050 boots to non-existent display

I am helping someone with their Dell Inspiron N5050, which has Windows 10 installed on it. The computer will boot up, but I only get a black screen. I did find, that if I closed the lid, reopened, ...
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Wifi toggle key is not working on Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Touch

WIFI TOGGLE KEY PROBLEM: I am facing this problem, where the wifi toggle key (with an antenna) which sits beside F12 key and shares the Print Screen functionality is not working on my Dell Inspiron ...
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Wireless drivers for Dell Inspiron 3451

I just reinstalled Windows 8.1 on a Dell Inspiron 3451, and the wireless adapter is not working. After the install, during the setup phase, it skipped the step where you can select the wireless ...
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Windows 10 Shows Orange Screen with White Vertical Lines on boot

Orange Screen (See picture below) appears on boot after Dell loading screen. Dell Inspiron 580 w dual monitors Dell Bios is latest version (A07) Nvidia GeForce 310 (Driver version 341.95 - latest) ...
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How to get the most battery life out of a laptop?

I'm getting a brand new Dell Inspiron 13 7359 with 8GB of RAM, an Intel Skylake i5 processor, and Intel HD graphics (550 I believe). I did numerous hours of research and found this to be better than ...
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OS is not booting, asking for BIOS update

My Dell inspiron n5050 laptop, i tried to change the OS from windows 7 sp1 to windows 7, after installtion, it is unable to restart. when i choose startup repair, it showing problem with BIOS that it ...
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Dell Inspiron 5010 Issues

Recently I changed motherboard of the system, now there is sound of spark whenever I start the system, but if I mute the speaker sound doesnt come. Is it speaker issue. Secondly none of the folders( ...
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Low frame rate in every game with capable enough hardware

MSI Afterburner Monitoring Counter-Strike : Global Offensive: Sleeping Dogs: Facts and observations CPU and GPU not fully utilized. FPS stays around 20 - 25 in every game. Temperatures are ...
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How to get Dell's recovery image without having Windows already installed?

I have an Inspiron 7559-1264. I've tried to install several OSes of my choice to no avail. I want now to resort to the recovery image provided by Dell. The trouble is when I enter my service tag it ...
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Install an OS on Dell Inspiron 7559

Tried Win 10 official iso (Pro) - hangs on "Getting files ready for installation (67%)", tried many times Tried Arch linux - it did install but soon failed to boot (because of some ELAN drivers I ...
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Install a Windows on Dell laptop

I've bought a Dell laptop with some branded crap preinstalled in its Windows 10 OEM. It's Inspiron 7559 and I wanted to get a real Windows 10 Pro system, since Arch (the system I hoped to use on daily ...
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'System and compressed memory' CPU spiking and causing lag Windows 10

After a random amount of time after reboot (20 minutes to 2 hours), my laptop would have considerable lag, locking up for 2-3 seconds every 6-10 seconds. I tried to follow What is the cause of a high ...
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dell inspiron 15R turbo

i have a inspiron 15R turbo model 7520.i ordered a new battery but the one i got is 60wh.the original battery is 48wh.i am facing some problems,the laptops shuts down without any warning suddenly....
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Dell Laptop WiFi Stops working after an hour

Hi I have a Dell inspiron 15 5000 series. Ever since the beginning, it has a strange issue of: I'll be using it for about 1 hour to 2 hours, the Internet all the sudden will become very slow (the wifi ...
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Retrieve battery power level history in Windows 7

I recently bought a new battery for my Dell Inspiron 4050 running on Windows 7. It worked fine for 4 days. On the 4th day, I was using the laptop on battery power (80% charged) when it instantaneously ...
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Seeing fuzzy colors and blurry fonts on Dell

I have a Dell Inspiron 17R-5737 laptop. Question How can I determine whether changing my graphics card will fix the problem? Problem I'm seeing fuzzy colors and blurry fonts on the laptop ...
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Screen tuns off randomly in Dell inspiron 3000 Laptop

I have Dell Inspiron 3541 powered by AMD A6 APU and 4GB of RAM. My screen all of a sudden, while working (or idle), turns off and even if I press my power button, it does not turn on. I am only able ...
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Dell Inspiron Mini 10 stuck on Dell loading screen

I power on my Mini Dell, and it goes to the Dell loading screen with f2 and f12. It just stays stuck half-way through loading. It does not boot into Windows; does not go into setup F2, or boot options ...
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Win 10 stuck on shutdown (blue screen “Shutting Down”)

Using Dell Inspiron 620 w/i3-2120 Dual Core and my Win 10 x64 OS does not have the infamous KB***1444 or 1441 updates so that's not it. It is, however, loaded onto a Seagate 2TB SSHD (Hybrid) drive. ...
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Wireless adapter goes missing frequently in my Dell Inspiron 3537 (Windows 10 Laptop)

I have Dell Inspiron 3537 Laptop. It's WiFi adapter goes missing frequently. Mostly when my laptop wakes up from sleep mode, restarts or shut down and turn on next time. I am not understanding why is ...
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Dell Inspiron R15 3521 BIOS doesn't show the option to boot from USB

Secure Boot is disabled and I'm on Legacy Boot right now. When I go to Boot settings there doesn't seem to be any option to boot from USB or even add that as an option. (I have tried two USB 2.0 and ...
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Unequal size dual channel ram, and lower-than-expected frequency

I'm updating a Dell Inspiron N5030, and stumbled upon an odd situation. The laptop has 1 GB and 2 GB of DDR3 ram installed for a total of 3 GB, Dual Channel. This is reported by both CPU-Z ("DC mode: ...
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Printer setup incomplete because of a metered connection

I tried to set up my HP Deskjet 3510 printer on my Dell Inspiron Windows 10 laptop. The printer is connected with the laptop with a USB 2.0 cable. Laptop is connected to a home WiFi network. After ...