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

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Random disconnect from Wi-Fi

I have a Dell Inspiron with Windows 7 Home Premium. There is a strange problem. I connect to the network through Wi-Fi. However as soon as I start downloading anything, the Wi-Fi on the laptop goes ...
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Screen artifacts and memory parity error

I have owned a Dell Inspiron 9400 laptop that has given me nothing but grief. I bought this laptop in 2006 and over the near year (till 2007) dell replaced the motherboard twice, LCD screen once. But ...
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Dell Inspiron 6000 running xp won't work properly

My Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop running Windows XP will turn on - the three indicator lights on the screen hinge come on, as do all the indicators on the laptop itself. The power indicator stays on, the ...
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What are the things I need to consider when choosing a new graphics card?

I just bought a Dell Inspiron 580 Desktop with Intel Core i3-550 Processor, Windows 7 Home Premium has 6gig of memory and 1t of disk space. I need a graphic card to play games (war single player). I ...
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Is it possible to transfer data from a damaged hard drive?

I have a Dell Inspiron 1720 with a damaged hard drive. I was wondering about a few things really. Is it possible to recover/transfer data from it at all? I assume it's only partially bad, ...
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Getting Internet to run with Inspiron 1525 in Linux Mint 11

I have tried installing the drivers with that one click option they promote but it doesn't pull up the broadcom drivers it needs.
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AMD v/s intel. Advice needed [closed]

I am about to purchase a dell laptop with AMD Phenom(TM) II Quad-Core Mobile Processor N930. When I asked which is the equivalent intel processor the reply was i5. Please suggest me if its comparable ...
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Relaying to tech “support” that computer is actually broken

First some background: I have a Dell Inspiron 15R M050, it is still under the Dell limited warranty and the Best Buy Extended warranty. I am currently dual booting Debian Squeeze and Windows 7, the ...
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Hibernate doesn't work in Windows 7 64bit

Hibernate doesn't work in Windows 7 64bit. When I try to hibernate, it just turns off computer and when I turn on it, it doesn't resume and it just starts as 'fresh' again. I updated my drivers. What ...
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Choppy Video on Inspiron 6000

I have an Inspiron 6000. I recently had to reformat the hard drive and reinstall Windows XP. I now notice my video is choppy. I have an integrated grapics card rather than and ATI Radeon 300 card. I ...
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How do I get better control over screen brightness

I bought a Dell Inspiron (which runs Windows 7) and they seem to have done something to the brightness controls because it seems to be more coarse than I remember from my previous HP Pavilion (EDIT: ...
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Notebook does not boot from bootable USB to install Windows XP

I have a Dell Inspiron Notebook which has an Atom processor and which had a factory set-up of XP onto it. I had opted out the CD-ROM drive @ the time of purchase. Now my Windows XP is corrupted. I ...
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Laptop Suddenly Shutdown (but no problem in Windows 7)

I have used my laptop for 1.5 year, which is Dell Inspiron 1320. Recently, I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 Desktop to my laptop. However, I'm facing very strange problem that I did not face before. ...
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Hardware TnL Failure

I was recently given a stack of "Old" games on CDs. I've been able to load and install quite a few so far and play them with no trouble. However, I have one game that comes up with two error ...
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Dell Inspiron 14R - Is there a Switchable Graphics utility?

I just bought an Inspiron 14R (N4110) for my brother who loves to play Minecraft. I made sure to get the discrete ATI card. Now, in the ATI CCC program, I placed Minecraft and Java on the list of ...
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How to get partition to boot and be recognized by Windows after changing disk to dynamic?

My problem is that I shrunk a partition on the hard disk and there was a unallocated space. Then I made a partition from that unallocated space. After doing this whole disk was converted to dynamic ...
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Dell Inspiron 1525 - internal hard drive not found

I have a dell 1525 laptop and it won't boot up. I keep getting the message internal hard drive not found. I called Dell and they are send me a new hard drive, but I need the info on this hard drive. ...
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Installing wireless drivers on Dell Inspiron 6400

I have a friend with an Inspiron 6400 laptop with Windows XP. The driver CD is missing and the wireless driver is not installed . I have tried several drivers but with no luck: 1390 minicard the ...
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iTunes is playing sound through wrong speakers

I have a Windows 7 laptop (Dell Inspiron) and I'm trying to simply listen to music through headphones. This process used to work flawlessly. Something changed and now iTunes (as well as WMP and any ...
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Dell Zino HD: Is there space for a second HDD?

Can find anything for sure in Dell's site. Before buying an external eSata Disc I want to know if it's possible to add a second HDD.
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Run monitor on 1440x900 resolution when native is 1920x1200

I have a Dell Inspiron E1705 running Windows XP. It has Intel 945GM graphics. When I bought the computer, I got it with a native resolution of 1920x1200. However, this resolution is far too small to ...
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How to know my graphics card in my laptop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I detect the model of my graphics card? I want to run gta 4 and don't want to waste my money by throwing it. I have dell inspiron 1525 T4200, dual-core,3 GB ...
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How to invert function keys on Dell N5010?

There are similar posts, but those are for different laptop. I am using Dell Inspiron N5010. I couldn't find how to invert fn keys either from BIOS or from Windows Mobility Center. How to invert ...
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Disable laptop screen

I recently had the display fail on my Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop. I currently have my TV hooked up to the laptop's S-Video out which works fine as long as I'm running in Windows. For the first minute ...
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Problems installing Windows 7 on Dell Inspiron 531 desktop

I am having a problem installing Windows 7 on a Dell Inspiron 531 desktop. I got the setup to run and now it was trying to restart and now the computer just beeps. Two times a second, one right after ...
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How do I replace the screen of a Dell Inspiron 1545?

I got a new screen for a Dell Inspiron 1545. The old screen says Dell Inspiron 1545 LP156WH1 (TL)(C1​) HD and the new one says Dell Inspiron 1545 LP156WH1 (TL)(C1​) LCD Does that make a ...
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Can I install a dual slot video card in a new dell?

I am getting a gaming system for a family member, and was looking at a Dell inspiron 580. I would like to know if the tower form factor case will accept a dual slot video card (such as the GeForce ...
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Why wont my DELL laptop take the product key on the COA sticker?

I was given an old DELL 1050 Inspiron laptop and I didn't have the original XP SP2 CD that came with it and so I just installed with a copy of XP that I had in the house. During install I tried to ...
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How do I restore a Dell Inspiron 1521 laptop to factory defaults?

I got a Dell Inspiron 1521 laptop from a local computer store that a buddy of mine works at. When I turned it on I had come to realize it has not been wiped and reverted to factory defaults. How can ...
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Live overclocking on Windows

I saw this question and just had to ask. How can I do this on my own PC, where do I find this software if it exists for your computer and what can I do? I never considered overclocking before ...
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How to turn ON bluetooth in Dell Inspiron?

I bought a new Dell Inspiron laptop a month ago. The company had pre-installed all the required software in my laptop. As such, the bluetooth used to be switched ON whenever I switched on my machine. ...
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Dual Boot XP - Ubuntu 10.10 (XP Installed first). Boot Loader issue

I have an old Dell laptop ( Inspiron 2650 ) I am trying to dual Boot XP Pro and Ubuntu 10.10. Windows XP Boots fine as it stands and the 40 GB disk is currently partitioned as: /dev/sda /dev/sda1 ...
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What does Microsoft Office 2010 OEM installation mean?

I bought a Dell laptop and it came pre-installed with Windows 7 (64-bit). The list of software available on the laptop given by the manufacturer says it has Microsoft Office 2010 OEM installation. ...
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How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1501?

I can get the hard drive out and all the screws out of the back, but it doesn't come apart. I'm guessing that it's like many others and requires the keyboard to come out to get at more screws. ...
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Dell Laptop Acting Up

So I have an older Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop. The battery has used up all of its cycles pretty much. But that, I dont think is the issue. When I go to start the laptop I have to keep moving the ...
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Accessing Dell Utility/Recovery Partition

I'm having trouble accessing the Dell Utility/Recovery Partition. I've seen all kinds of articles online that tell me to press some magic key combo when I see the Dell splash screen, but I never see ...
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installing rhel/centos/fedora on a dell inspiron 17R laptop

Got a dell inspiron 17R laptop. Trying to figure out how to install RHEL/Centos 5.5/Fedora 13 on the box. When using the basic Centos 5.5 liveCD, continously got a repeating error of buffer I/O on ...
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External graphics card for laptop?

Is it possible to hook up an external graphics card to our Dell Inspiron 1420 Vista laptop? The video card is messed up, and I know you can't replace the internal video cards for laptops since they ...
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Volume display for laptop missing after driver update

I have a Dell Inspiron 1520, and I just updated my audio drivers to be able to use Stereo Mix. It's a SigmaTel audio driver. Prior to the update, whenever I used the hardware buttons to update volume ...
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cleaning an inspiron 500 m [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you clean your laptop? I have been running my inspiron 500 m in a very dusty (plaster dust) environment. I would like to remove the bottom cover and clean the ...
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How to disable Dell Inspiron 1545 touchpad operate with Ubuntu 10.04?

The mousepad or touchpad in Dell Inspiron 1545 drive me crazy. It moved to other places unexpectedly. I took me more time to retype password or rewrite my programs, my documents. I'm using Ubuntu ...
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Unable to find Windows 7 (32-bit) drivers for Dell Inspiron n5010?

I'm unable to find 32-bit drivers for Windows 7 for newly purchased Dell Inspiron n5010. It came with FreeDOS so no drivers CD was included. The Dell support site has only drivers for 64-bit Windows ...
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Troubleshooting Windows Vista booting problem

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop which is loaded with Windows Vista Home. I had previously reported a problem with the laptop not switching on, which got fixed. Link: Dell inspiron laptop not switching ...
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Turn off Webcam Light on Dell Inspiron 1525

I would like to turn off the Webcam light for all circumstances when the webcam is running. I have tried configuring the settings to "off" for motion detection and remote monitoring, but to no avail. ...
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Dell Inspiron laptop not switching on

I have a Dell Insprion 1525 latop which is not switching on. The power adapter light is glowing, but I do not see any light glowing on the laptop. How can I fix it?
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Upgrade processor in Dell Inspiron E1705

I'm looking to upgrade the processor in my older Dell Inspiron E1705. The laptop is currently running an Intel T2400 @ 1.83GHZ. First, is this something that is even possible to do? Second, what ...
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Dell SP2309w not getting full resolution on Inspiron E1505

HI Folks, i have an Inspiron E1505 with Windows 7 and Intel GMA 945 Chipset. I connected a Dell SP2309W 23" monitor via VGA to the laptop but it is not achieving it's original resolution but is stuck ...
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Unable to install Windows XP SP3

I'm using Dell Inspiron 1420 with Windows Vista Home premium. 2 weeks back installed Windows7 as dual boot on to my laptop. I installed it in a new way as my CD/DVD drive is not working. I extracted ...
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TPM module for my DELL 1720

I am trying to install bit locker on my Dell 1720. Does anyone know if it has a TPM modulee? I had a look in BIOS, but couldn't find anything related to the TPM module. But it does have some sort of ...
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Function key emulator for Dell inspiron 6400 on external keyboard

I have a 3 year old Dell inspiron 6400 with windows 7 and ubuntu 9.10 dual boot. I messed up my Laptop keyboard and hence my Fn key is not working and I need it to activate the wireless whose ...