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

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DELL Inspiron N 5050 doesn't Power On until I Plug-in the Charger

I bought a Dell Inspiron N 5050 last week, and recently discovered a problem with my laptop. It doesn't Power On until and unless I Plug-in the charger. After I plug-in the charger, it boots up fine,...
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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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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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Laptop Brightness dims when charger is unplugged(no solution)?

Hello yesterday i bought DELL Inspiron 15 (3542) win 8.1. And noticed that if charger is plugged on, screen becomes brighter, and after unplugging dimmer. Of course i tried adjust screen brightness, I'...
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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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Right Alt key not working properly

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3537 laptop. As you know, we use 'alt+arrow key' to navigate forward or backward in a web browser, file explorer, etc. Now my left 'alt' key is working in this very manner. ...
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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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How do I extract my old laptops display controller board? [closed]

I salvaged an amazing display from my old laptop, but can't find a fair-priced controller board. I found a few, but I want to make sure i can extract the board before I go out and buy a board to ...
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Dell Inspiron 1501 battery no longer “recognized”

My parents were on vacation last weekend and franticly called me saying that they couldn't get their Inspiron 1501 to boot anymore without the BIOS whining about the battery. Before this happened, ...
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Computer not starting, diagnostic stuck on HDD

Please excuse my typing; because my computer is not working, I am on an iPod touch. I tried to boot up my Dell Inspiron laptop, but it freezes and shows a blank screen after the Dell load screen ...
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Dell laptop dies when unplugged but the battery appears fully charged

To expand on what I mean, I checked the voltages of each cell in the battery pack and they each read about 4.0v ea (6 green Li-ion cells in a 11.1v 53WH battery) and the total voltage reads 12.4v. At ...
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Vista laptop doesn't boot after Windows Update

I've been having trouble with my Dell Inspiron 1420. I've just reinstalled Vista and have been going through all of the updates. There is one point however where my laptop has 90 something updates ...
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How can I fix a computer that blue screens before Windows starts?

I have a Dell Inspiron running Windows 7 that keeps getting blue screens of death. At first, the computer slowed down so much it was unusable. After some time, it wouldn't even load Windows anymore; ...
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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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Is there anything I can do to save my screenless Inspiron 6000?

So, my old Inspiron 6000 was working. It had no screen, but, I was able hook a monitor up to it and use it. One thing, though, when it was booting up, BIOS would not show on the monitor. Only when it ...
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Dell laptop power cable always falls out!

I have a Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop, about 18 months old. The problem is that the power cable keeps on falling out. It's just sitting on a desk, but minor movement can cause it to come out. From a ...
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Will external monitor work if video card for laptop is bad?

Okay, so I'm making another topic here to clarify. The video card for this Dell Inspiron 1420 Vista laptop (NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS) is fried, and lets just say it for sure doesn't work. Before anyone ...
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Dell Inspiron/Windows Vista sleep/hibernate issue

When I hit the sleep button in Windows the computer looks like it's going into Sleep mode but a few seconds later it's restarted, and stops with this error message: internal hard disk drive not ...
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Bluetooth keeps crashing on Dell Inspiron 1545

Today my ADSL was down, so I was using Bluetooth to connect to my phone for extended periods. Twice the connection Bluetooth connection just dropped, and no Bluetooth icon was found in the tray. ...
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How can I update the BIOS of a Dell Inspiron 1564?

How can I update the BIOS of my Dell Inspiron 1564?
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Calibrating laptop Dell inspiron t4500 for more faithful colours

How do I calibrate my Dell laptop to have more faithful colours? I am editing a photo using Photoshop and my Dell laptop, when I am editing I don't encounter any problems with the image or the colour. ...
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How to transfer a RECOVERY partition to a new HD of a DELL Inspiron 1420?

My HD is about to die, and I am going to buy a new drive and install everything from scratch. I will like to use the recovery partition on my original drive, but I don't know the correct steps to use ...
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Upgrade video card on Dell Inspiron e1505/6400 laptop?

I have a Dell Inspiron 6400/E1505 laptop. I ordered it several years ago. It uses an onboard video chip. Is it possible to upgrade the video card on this laptop using an expansion card? I've ...
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Install windows back on laptop

No this is not a question on instructions as to how to install windows. My laptop came with genuine Windows 8 installed, but I didn't get a CD. After a few months I installed Ubuntu on it for trial ...
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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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WLAN device on Dell Inspiron not detected by Fedora 11

I recently installed Fedora 11 on a Dell Inspiron 14. I think it uses a Dell 802.11b/g Wireless LAN. Windows Vista can detect it but Fedora 11 can't. How can I fix this?
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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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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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Dell Inspiron 15 battery, 4-, 6-, or 9-cell?

I'm in the process of helping someone select a Dell Inspiron 15 and I'm wondering about the physical size of the battery. The default is a 4-cell which is probably just a few hours of battery life. ...
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dell insiron 1525, restarting automatically. How to clean radiator?

my dell inspiron restarts without any reason. Only thing noticeable is fan, at its peaks before shut down. it looks like heat up issue due to clotted passageways, and if it is how can I clean up my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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64 Bit Windows drivers for Inspiron 1720

Dell doesn't seem to offer 64 bit drivers specifically for the Inspiron 1720 (laptop). I'm going to be upgrading from Vista 32-bit to Windows 7 64bit and I want to pull down the necessary stuff before ...
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Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop - screen doesn't work: no power, brightness is 0%

There is a laptop - Dell Inspiron 1545. A problem is a brightness of a screen is 0% (when BIOS starts, Windows works - all time). I can barely see a picture on a screen at a big angle (it seems like ...
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Will a 90 watt (instead of 60 watt) power adapter harm my Inspiron B120?

Will a 90 watt power adapter (instead of the 60 watt adapter it came with) harm my Inspiron B120? It's made by Dell, and it fits…
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Bluetooth not working on Inspiron 9400

It used to work when I had Windows XP installed, but now, with Windows 7, it isn't even showing up in my device manager. I tried updating the drivers but that didn't fix the issue?
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Can not install Windows XP, Vista or 7 on laptop with new hard drive

I have a Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop. It would not start Windows XP or Vista. I did a diagnostic and it indicated that the hard drive had a problem. I replaced the hard drive with a Hitachi SATA 320 ...
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Troubleshooting laptop fan issue on Dell Inspiron 6400

I got a Dell Inspiron 6400 from someone I know - it's basically having overheating issues. I suffer severe performance decreases (stock CPU speed is 1.5GHz - it dials down to 1GHz) because the BIOS ...
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Can i run 64bit OS on my laptop?

i have this laptop Dell Inspiron 6400 with Intel® CoreTM 2 Duo Processor T5600 (1.83GHz/667MHz FSB/2MB L2 Cache) 2GB RAM. Can i setup windows 7 64bit on this machine? or it will be too slow?
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Dell laptop's screen goes to screen saver after a very short time

Not sure why, but recently my Dell laptop (Inspiron 1720) screen goes black after a very short time, e.g. if I am watching a video, the screen goes all black, I have to move the mouse cursor to get it ...
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Synaptics touchpad on Dell Inspiron stops responding sometimes

Sometimes for no reason that I can observe my Synaptics touchpad will stop responding to scroll the scroll function (I swipe my finger down the right side). I then have to reboot to get it back. Does ...
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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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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 ...