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

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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 ...
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Peggle Fried My GT240

I have a Dell Inspiron 530 with a modified (upgraded) CPU fan and a GeForce GT240. It had a GT240, because yesterday, after my son had a long round of Peggle, the display just shut off; after a few ...
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Chrome OS is not loading on an Inspiron B130

When attempting to load Chrome OS from a USB stick on my Inspiron B130 the Chromium logo comes up and then disappears to a black screen. After pressing Alt-Right I can login to the terminal and ...
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Windows 7 installation error

I have an DELL Inspiron N5010 with Windows 7 Professional x64.Now I'm trying to reinstall Windows 7 Professional x64 on it. I've done this a hundred times but now I'm stuck with a problem. After ...
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Account fails to load properly - Freezes

I've got a Dell Inspiron 1520 from 2007, and when I try to load any of the accounts on it, it is able to pass the login screen and get to a desktop. It loads the icons on the desktop, the background, ...
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Is my old Dell laptop's battery the cause of it's not working? [closed]

I've got an old Dell Inspiron 9200 laptop. It is about 6 years old. It no longer boots up. I replaced the power adapter a while ago, and so that's not the issue. I'm wondering if the problem may ...
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DELL Inspiron failed to load/not switching on

I'm facing a problem with my Dell Inspiron 15. Am trying to switch on but unfortunately the power button is just blinked and off. I have tried by removing battery for some time but no luck. What ...
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Dell Inspiron 1564 overheating but fan not switching on, how to diagnose?

I've got a Dell Inspiron 1564 laptop that is about one and a half years old. Since about a week, the laptop started to overheat, causing it to switch off unexpectedly... The cpu fan is working ...
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Dell Laptop Hangs on Startup

Mine is a Dell Inspiron 1564 installed with Windows 7 basic (64 bit). For over a year it was working fine. But now whenever I try to turn it on, it just keeps on waiting on the Dell startup screen ...
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Dell Inspiron 1420 Won't Startup

I'm looking at a laptop for a friend of mine. It's a Dell Inspiron 1420 running Vista. He recently spilled something on it, instantly killed the power, disassembled it, dried the parts, waited a few ...
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What can I use the ExpressCard slot on my laptop for, with regards to upgrading? [closed]

I don't know much about the ExpressCard slot, but I do gather from the wikipedia page it could be used to easily upgrade some features of my laptop. I'm running a Dell Inspiron 1520, with absolutely ...
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Dell Inspiron 1545 - “plugged in, not charging”

A family member brought me their Dell Inspiron 1545 a few hours ago (I'm a software engineer so I know how to fix any and all computer issues, right??). They just bought a new battery for it that ...
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Dell Inspiron 1501 will not turn on

I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 purchased December 2007 and no warranty remaining. Today, the laptop will not turn on. I followed these Dell troubleshooting instructions, but still no success: ...
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Which UNIX or Linux distribution works on a Dell M5010 without having to compile any drivers?

I want to have UNIX or Linux on my laptop but I found that the wireless did not work on all the ones I tried. I have not tried again for over 6 months but don't have the time to experiment. It took me ...
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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 ...