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

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my dell inspiron won't play region 1 dvd's

i don't remember when i first started having this problem, but it's been a few years. i also can't remember if it's always been an issue or if i was originally able to watch dvd's on this laptop & ...
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Why does my laptop slow down after a few minutes when i'm playing a game?

I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 with a 2.5 Ghz Processor with Turbo Boost and a 1 GB dedicated graphics card and 4 GB RAM running Windows 7 Home Premium. Recently, when I play Skyrim and other games, ...
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Installing Windows 7 on notebook with Windows 8 pre installed?

I have just acquired a Dell Inspiron 7720 with Windows 8 pre installed. I want to remove Windows 8 and install Windows 7 in it. Windows 8 is installed in the C: partition which is in GPT style. There ...
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Correct way to install drivers for a laptop?

I have Dell Inspiron 15 3rd generation laptop. It has an AMD Radeon 7670m GPU. The Dell drivers site has mentioned newer drivers for some hardware like CPU, AMD GPU, Intel GPU, touchpad, etc. In ...
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xPUD doesn't recognize Wi-Fi adapter

I saw xPUD, and decided to give it a try. It's basically the same concept as Chromium/Chrome OS - boot (nearly) straight into the browser, only it's Firefox-based instead of Chrome/Chromium-based. ...
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dell inspirion 545 desktop will not power on. possible solutions?

for a few weeks now I've had an issue where I have to unplug the power lead for 30 seconds then plug it back in and hit the power button before the pc will turn on /come out of hibernation. Now this ...
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New Inspiron laptop won't open disc tray

My new Inspiron 17R laptop from Dell pre-installed with Windows 8 won't open it's disk tray. This only happens after using VMWare Player and an OS install disk. For example, just now, I booted a VM in ...
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Do sony headphones work on dell inspiron laptop? [closed]

I have a dell inspiron laptop and a sony ericsson xperia x8. I am looking to buy earphones/headphones which are compatible with both and give good sound quality. I have always found sony earphones to ...
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Windows8 Enterprise evaluation is not loading on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS VirtualBox(NX bit Disabled)

I have a Dell Insprion 1525 laptop loaded with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. My BIOS version is A16(10/16/2008). Processor : Intel Core2 Duo When I tried to load Windows8 Enterprise evaluation on the ...
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Connecting HDD in Dell Inspiron 7000 laptop?

Which side I should connect IDE HDD in Dell CPX/CPI port ? Where should missing pin be ? IMHO I think it should be at bottom, how do you think ? How it looks
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Fedora 17, Dell Laptop 15 SE

Today, I just got my Dell Laptop 15 SE, i put fedora 17, but i don't know why the FAN is always on, making lots of noise, before there was windows 8 on it, it was not making noise Is there any ...
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Would an old laptop run with converter SATA to IDE? [duplicate]

I got an old Dell Inspiron 7000 (specifications) but there was no hard drive in it. So I wonder is it possible to run Linux if I'll install SATA Female to 44Pin 2.5 IDE Male HDD Adapter Converter ...
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Boot Windows from mSATA Dell Inspiron 7720

I have a Dell Inspiron 7720, and it has a mSATA slot under a bottom cover. I installed a Crucial 32 GB mSATA in it, and it shows up in BIOS and Windows 8 as another drive (the "D" drive). However, in ...
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Can't hibernate my Windows 8 system (Dell n5520 laptop)

I'm using Windows 8 on my Dell 5520 laptop, with a problem that has been happening for the past few days I can't hibernate my Laptop. When ever I do it, sometimes it shuts down my system and sometimes ...
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Using my Touchpad and Keyboard at the Same Time on my Dell Inspirion 5520

I recently bought a Dell Inspirion 5520 laptop running Windows 8. Overall I like the device, but there's one thing that keeps bugging me; whenever I type something and then immediately try to use the ...
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Dell xps i7 plug into screen?

I am studying architecture and have a Dell XPS i7 and a Dell screen, which I have connected with a DVI cable from screen into an adaptor to HDMI port on my laptop. I want to work on my screen ...
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Can't install the webcam driver of dell inspiron n4030

I have my laptop running windows 7 32bit and I want to use my webcam, I tried searching dell.com for drivers using TagService of my machine but didn't find any drivers for webcam, I've tried ...
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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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Repeated Hard drive failure in Dell Inspiron N5010 [closed]

I have bought my lap Inspiron n5010 on October 2010. I encountered windows startup failure Within one month of purchase itself. Dell service center people said it was hd failure and replaced the hd. ...
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No HDMI audio between Dell Inspiron N4050 laptop to LG 50PJ350 TV

Video output is perfect, however I can't see any options for the audio. I have gone to the Dell website and updated both the audio and the video drivers but still do not see a HDMI option when going ...
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Dell Inspiron 1525 - No boot sector on HDD

No boot sector in internal Hard disk. No bootable devices - strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility Press F5 to run on board diagnostics. My Dell Inspiron 1525 doesn't boot at all. ...
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Sound Driver says speakers unplugged on Dell Inspiron N4010 running Windows 7

My sound icon says that my internal speakers are not plugged in. When I remove and reinstall the drivers the sound works fine. But the same problem occurs again after a reboot. I am using Windows 7 ...
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What batteries for the Inspiron N5040 laptop would last longer than 3 hours, and how much longer?

A friend of mine recently purchased a Inspiron N5040 laptop and is not satisfied with the battery life. She is looking for batteries for the computer that would last longer than the 3-hour per charge ...
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Why can't I use my mouse when typing or pressing a key? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Use touchpad while “typing”? I just got a new Dell Windows 8 laptop for Christmas and have made my way around every preference I could get to, but the problem still ...
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External mic detected but no sound produced

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop. I randomly get this issue recently where my mic, when plugged in, does not produce any sound. I used to get a pop up prompt when I would plug in a headset/mic, but ...
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Install BIOS for Dell Inspiron 1564

my labtob doesn't power on (when i click the power button the lamp flashes and it doesn't power on), i went to a technician and he said that the bios is corrupted, and he want to install a new bios ...
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How to partition 1 TB hard disk in Dell laptop without reformatting?

I purchased a Dell Inspiron laptop with Windows 7 64-bit, but when I started to use my laptop, I found out there's only one partition on my hard disk (C: primary drive) with the OS installed onto it. ...
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Laptop won't boot No POST

I have a dell inspiron 15r SE, it's less than a week old. The windows was locked (and i forgot the password) so i figured i'll restart and reset the password from safe mode. but it seemed that ...
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Should I update my Dell N4110 BIOS before Upgrading to Windows 8?

I'm using Dell Inspiron 14R and it can be upgraded(recommended by Dell) to Windows 8. Recently, Dell released latest Bios! The latest bios is for Windows 8 or for Windows 7?
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My laptop starts heating up and it's fan spins at full speed when it's idle

I have a Dell Inspiron 15R with a 2.5Ghz 2450 M processor and 4 GB RAM. When it's left idle (no programs running at all) it'll always heat up and it's cooling fan spins at full speed. Any idea why ...
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Dell Inspiron 1440 Hard Drive Replacement [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are laptop hard drives fairly generic, or do I need to be careful to get the right one for my computer model? I'm outdated 15 years regarding hardware support, so I need ...
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How does RAM fail?

I have an issue with a Dell Inspiron 15 (1545) laptop that refuses to open any applications (save select Microsoft programs, e.g. Security Essentials, Ctrl Panel, Windows Explorer (not Internet), ...
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My Dell Inspiron N5050 Won't connect to any Wireless

I have a brand new DELL Inspiron which used to connect to my WiFI. I had the laptop off for about 2 months and when I turned it on it will not connect to my Wireless with WPA2+AES encryption. All of ...
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Mouse move choppy and laggy with Ubuntu 12.04

I installed Ubuntu LTS 11.04 and Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell M5030. My mouse moves choppy and laggy. I do not encounter this problems on Ubuntu 10.04 on this machine. I think this bug may com from ...
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No Windows 7 users available for login after Dell DataSafe factory reset

I created install discs using the Dell DataSafe 2.0 backup utility in order to re-install Windows on a friend's laptop (Dell Inspiron N5110). I ran the discs to do a factory reset. After the whole ...
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Dell Inspiron 5420 wifi drivers PCI ID 14e4:4365

I recently bought a new Dell inpiron. I need it for educational purposes and a wifi connection is really important. Wifi is working properly in Windows7 but Ubuntu 12.04 is not even detecting the ...
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Dell inspiron 15R keyboard not working

keys of my dell inspiron 15R laptop are not working correctly. Some of the keys are not at all responding, where as some of them are working but responding incorrectly. For example if I press 1, s ...
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How do I determine the maximum RAM installable in a Dell Inspiron 15R SE? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a new laptop and the Dell Inspiron 15R SE seems a pretty good fit for my requirements. However, I can't find the maximum RAM capacity anywhere in the spec. It seems Dell don't ship ...
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Dell 1525 - Win 7 64bit - 2 x Data Interface Missing?

I have just installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1. I currently have 2 Data Interface with a yellow exclamation which means it's unrecognized and the drivers for it are missing. I ...
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Bluetooth headset giving intermittent sound

I am using a Byte bluetooth headset along with my Dell Inspiron laptop. Whenever I play any music or audio, the sound is highly intermittent. The problem disappears for a while if I disconnect-connect ...
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Dell Inspiron 15R gives electric shocks

I have had this laptop for just more than a year and never faced any problem with it until sometime back when I got a "tingling sensation" using the track pad, just around the edges. That happens only ...
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Dell Inspiron has become unresponsive

My Dell Inspiron laptop was slow from the beginning but I was able to do all my work comfortably. The last few days, though, it has become too slow to do any work. It is unresponsive for any type of ...
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Boot from CD on Inspiron 7500

I recently acquired an old Dell Inspiron 7500. It has Windows XP installed on it currently and is super slow. So I decided to install Linux on the machine, but I have failed over and over. I have ...
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Dell Inspiron N5110 with Windows 7 Home Premium touchpad intermittently stops working

Sometimes the touchpad on my Dell Inspiron N5110 stops working and I need to restart the computer to get it to work again. What should I do?
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Output Selection key on Laptop causes error

On my laptop, a Dell Inspiron 1440, the key that I use to select the output selection settings (For example, whether or not to display the laptop screen when using a projector) creates an incredible ...
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How can I divert audio from jack to USB port?

I have a problem with the fact that my Dell Laptop has the jack audio output uncomfortably to the front, and I always bump the jack with my knee. Is there any possibility to divert the audio stream ...
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Controlling CPU freq. in Win7 in an Inspiron 9400

My Dell's ac-adaptor sort of died on me. The laptop now gives warnings every time I boot it and: *Warnings: "The power adaptor you are using cannot be recognized. Please use only authentic Dell ...
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Screen shows only vertical colored stripes (red, green or blue) on black background

First let me point out that this has never occurred when booting Windows. So I don't think it's damage on the hardware. So, I'm booting my Inspiron 1501 laptop running Debian, and the XDM (X Display ...
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Error 0xc0000260 when installing Windows 8 Consumer Preview on an old laptop

I'm attempting to install Windows 8 Consumer Preview on a Dell Inspiron 8600, and I am getting a 0xc0000260 error. Googling around, I found that others get this error when installing on a Virtual ...
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Dell Inspiron 530 strange startup behavior .. why? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it normal for a Dell Inspiron 530 to have is fan to spin up 3 times before it POSTS? I have a Dell Inspiron 530 desktop, which runs XP pro, and perhaps most unique ...