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

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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 ...
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Black Screen on Startup even after running chkdsk

I started an old (Dell Inspiron 2200) the startup goes all the way to Microsoft Windows XP Logo then I get a black screen. I am still able to move the cursor but that is about it. I tried running ...
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Please help to troubleshoot the issue with Inspiron 8600 laptop

I have a Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop which display stopped working all of the sudden. It started to show a purple fog pattern along with some color vertical lines. I talked to Dell support and they told ...
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How to PERMANENTLY disable touchpad tap-to-click on Dell Inspiron/Windows 7

my first time here, so I hope you can help. I've seen a lot of stuff on various forums (including here) about disabling the annoying "tap" function on a laptop touchpad. I learned the hard way not to ...
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Making F1-F12 keys the default on Dell Inspiron 1545

I've been given a laptop at work, a Dell Inspiron 1545, which I find pretty good, except for the F1-F12 keys. Being a programmer and a poweruser of several programs, I need to use them a lot, and ...
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In general, do 3rd-party laptop AC adapters / chargers work reliably?

The AC adapters for my 2 dell laptops wore out very quickly. One supplies power but won't charge the battery (it's about 3 years old, the other is a bit newer). Both have worn through to the ...
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Dell Inspiron 1525 - internal hard drive not detected

Others have asked about this issue but had intermittent access to their HD, therefore their results did not apply to this situation. I have tried reseating the HD to no effect. I also tried booting ...
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CD/DVD Drive not detecting locally burned CD/DVDs, but works fine with Genuine discs

I'm using Dell Inspiron 1420 - 32 Bit - Windows Vista, since 2.5 years. I'm facing a strange problem with my CD/DVD-drive. I cannot run/play a CD/DVD which I get burned from my friends. But when I ...
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When I try to install Windows 7 on dell inspiron 1420 which came with Ubuntu freezes at the beginning of installation

I have searched many forums and tried a lot of suggested solutions but nothing works. I am sure that installation disk is ok cause it worked before (I was able to install Windows7 on my other notebook ...
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Suggested RAM for inspiron 1720 [closed]

I have a inspiron 1720 with 2gb ram, what kind of ram should I buy, I want to get 4gb. i'm running windows 7 on it. Do I have to buy 4gb or should there be empty slots? Any links would be ...
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Running ubuntu 10.04 on Inspiron 1720, screen resolution woes

Ok my screen resolution is stuck at 800x600. I'm trying ubuntu on my Inspiron 1720 laptop. How can I get a higher resolution? I tried ubuntu on my desktop many moons ago, and now giving it another ...
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Installing ubuntu on inspiron 1720, can I dual boot?

Can I dual boot ubuntu with on a inspiron 1720 (it is running windows 7). One issue is I don't have space on the c:\ drive, but other partitions have space. Will that cause any issues? This is just ...
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Hard Drive Light Emulator

I've just got a new Dell Inspiron, and I'm a little disconcerted without the reassurance of a flashing hard drive light, especially with long installs. Is there something that can reveal HDD activity ...
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Are laptop hard drives fairly generic, or do I need to be careful to get the right one for my computer model?

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, and the hard drive is failing and I'd like to get a new one. What I'm wondering is, do I need to buy a hard drive specific to my computer model, or are laptop ...
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how do you eject cd using keyboard on dell inspiron 6000

The eject button on my cd / dvd drive is broken. I can still eject using windows explorer from the context menu. I need to reinstall windows. Is there a function key combination i can use from the ...
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Getting Wireless working on Dell Inspiron 1545 in Ubuntu 10.04?

I'm trying to install my wireless drivers (which uses a broadcom card). I tried to install them using the restricted drivers offered on my Ubuntu CD (since my only internet connection is public ...
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Will a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop work without a battery?

If you remove the battery from the 1525 and use only the power adapter, will the laptop work? Or does it need the battery in there for it to turn on? I'm looking for authoritative answers with some ...
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Replacement hard drive for my dell 1720 inspiron [closed]

I'm looking for a 7200 rmp drive for my dell inspiron, which one do you guys suggest? Is installation fairly trivial? I have 2gb ram, would it be worthwile to get 4gb? I want to run virtualbox so I ...
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Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10 *upgrade* w/ broadcom wireless driver running on a dell inspiron 1545. Will my wireless break, like when I installed 9.10 side along?

I am wondering if I upgrade from Ubuntu 9.04 to Ubuntu 9.10 on my laptop (a dell inspiron 1545) using broadcom wireless drivers; will my wireless break? When I side along installed Ubuntu 9.10 last ...
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Make a bootable usb to install Windows XP from Linux

I have a Dell Mini 9 with only Ubuntu installed, I want to install Windows XP also but I don't have and can't get an external CD drive, so I need to make a windows installation from the usb. All the ...