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

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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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Using HP charger on a Dell Inspiron 15R laptop [duplicate]

My Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 charger was stolen from my University desk. I have an old (about 4-5 years old) HP charger of my previous HP laptop. The Dell laptop on the bottom says: 19.5V and 3.34A / ...
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Data partition is now OEM after factory reinstall

My laptop is a Dell inspiron with Windows 8. HDD is 1 TB, with 3 OEM partitions, + the C:. I split it into C: and D:. Fine. After a reinstall of Windows 8, using Dell recovery tool, I can't see the ...
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Inspiron 15SE laptop and two monitors

I have seen this question How to connect two monitors to a DELL Inspiron 5520 15R and I am aware that it is possible that the 15R does not have the ability to connect to two monitors at the same ...
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Dell Inspiron 14r doesn't boot

I have a Dell Inspiron that doesn't seem to get past the initial POST - it turns on and displays the logo, and the loading bar fills about 60%, but can't boot into the OS, enter Setup (F2), or display ...
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Adaptive brightness won't turn off

TL;DR: I’ve tried everything to disable adaptive brightness with no luck. Brightness changes according to what’s on screen. Recently I bought a Dell Inspiron 3542, built on the Intel i7-4510U with ...
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Dell Windows 8 Reinstall with bios based product key

I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron running pre-installed windows 8(oem) and unfortunately i've been a victim of a virus attack and now i cant even boot windows(cannot proceed to login screen). ...
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Unable to extract .zip file of Win8 theme

I downloaded some themes for Windows 8. But when I try to open it, I failed to open the .zip file. Even I was unable to extract the contents. While tried to extract, it was showing error like : The ...
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Are the ports really USB 3.0?

I have a Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 laptop with 4 USB ports. One of them has nothing on it. Two of them have a USB symbol with SS.(USB 3.0 I suppose) One of them has USB with both SS and a bolt symbol. ...
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How to get bill/service-tag of old laptop [closed]

I can't find my Dell laptop bill, and I also don't remember the service tag number. Two years ago my Dell Inspiron N1050 laptop was stolen but all of sudden I got a call from police that they found ...
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Flickering horizontal static lines in display

I have Dell Inspiron 15 Intel N5050 laptop around one year old.When I started my laptop yesterday I saw Flickering horizontal static lines in display and it seems continuously at present time. What's ...
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Seagate backplus desktop drive 4 TB is not recognized in my dell inspiron 15r 5520 laptop bios

I am using the windows 7 home premium 64 bit OS, the drive gets detected& i see it in the MY COMPUTER area but not in the bios. I even updated my bios through the dell website. I want to use it as ...
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Dell Inspiron mini laptop - access Bios blind?

I picked up a Dell laptop Inspiron 1018 mini at a school fund raising sale cheap. Screen is cracked so it only works on external screen which is OK, but here is the kicker... we also don't have ...
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Dell Inspiron N5030 restore factory settings from Windows 8

My stepson has a Dell Inspiron N5030 that did have a recovery partition on it. Early in the year we upgraded to Windows 8 but he is no longer happy with it and wants to go back. We've tried a few ...
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Why does my laptop trackpad only work while charging?

I have a dell N4050 laptop. The problem is the laptop track pad stops working when I stop charging. It only works during charging. I have had this laptop for over an year now. This started happening ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 3521 Webcam not working

I have windows 8 installed on dell Inspiron 15 3521. I did not find any drivers for windows 8 webcam. Do I need some drivers for it or not? I have windows 8 pro 9200 build.
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dead battery in a Dell laptop

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 and the battery has been dead for a while so I have been using AC. Well now my laptop will not load the home screen. I can not get any icons or start up menu. Will replacing ...
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my dell has AMD radon graphics but it run on intel graphics? [duplicate]

I have Dell Inspiron15R 5521 which has both on die Intel HD graphics and a 2GB AMD Radeon HD 8730M Graphics card. But it is using Intel graphics.
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Trouble booting Windows 7 from USB on Dell Inspiron 660

I had a Dell Inspiron 660 desktop that I had taken the hard disk from to put in my new rig. I recently put a blank hard disk in the Inspiron and am trying to boot Windows 7 on it from USB, but I'm ...
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How can I check if my Dell has a dock port?

I just bought Dell 17R and would like to connect it to a docking station (ordinary one, not by USB). How can I know if my Dell has a docking port? What does it look like?
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Unable to scroll using touchpad in Steam

I had this problem with my previous laptop and fixed it using this guide. I recently bought a Dell Inspiron which uses Dell Touchpad drivers. I've searched the registry and can't see anything to do ...
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My mic is picking up and playing back any and all sound?

I have a Inspiron 17.3" laptop. I run windows 7 My internal mic is picking up all sound and playing it back, which it then picks up again and plays back again. Ive had to turn off my mic entirely and ...
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How to connect laptop to monitor and duplicate display?

How do I connect my new Dell inspiron to my dell monitor? I have tried connecting a HDMI cable between both of them and there is no display?
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Laptop screen scrambles after boot unless plugged into external monitor

I have a strange problem. I had something fall on my laptop closing the screen down forcefully. Now when I boot the computer the screen is scrambled. It is not scrambled during the BIOS screen or the ...
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Doesn't display the whole window in Windows XP

My Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Netbook doesn't display the whole window in Windows XP. Does anyone know how to fix it? Any helpful answers would be greatly appreciated!
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Dell Inspiron laptop not starting

I have a Dell Inspiron N5010 dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu. It was running fine earlier, but suddenly it started mistyping letters with multiple letters and special characters for one second and ...
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Laptop touchpad not properly working

I spilled a cup of milk over my Dell Inspiron n5010 a few months ago. Since then I have problems with the touchpad. When I click the left button it's as I've clicked the right one. Second, when I ...
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Dell Inspiron mini 10v hand while playing hd video

I have the problem of Dell Inspiron mini 10v while playing hd video. So recently i have upgraded the RAM to 2 GB DDR2 but still there is no improvement while playing HD video, both sound n video ...
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Dell Inspiron 15z-5523 does not boot from hard drive

I'm looking for help with my Dell Inspiron 15z. I have removed all visible and hidden partitions from all the hard drives in the system (SSD and HDD). I have successfully installed openSUSE Linux 13.1 ...
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Touchpad malfunctioning (Dell laptop)

I have a Dell Inspiron 14z laptop. When I'm moving the moust pointer using touchpad, it sometimes automatically 'clicks' by itself. (I have turned on the 'Tap to click' option, but this happens even ...
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what does sata port color means with Dell Inspiron 580?

I got a Dell Inspiron 580 at home. The 4 SATA ports on motherboard are coloured as blue, black, white, black. See table: Sata1, Sata2, Sata3, Sata4 Blue black white, black Does anyone by chance ...
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Removing BIOS password

I have a Dell inspiron n4110. I set the password for the BIOS but now I forgot that password. I don't want to open the laptop. Can updating the BIOS solve the problem?
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Touchpad does not work when I hold down a key on the keyboard

I have recently received a DELL inspiron 15 laptop with windows 8 on it. I have tried out Minecraft on it but when I hold down the keys to move, the touchpad stops working. What do I do?
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Laptop shuts down on its own in windows 8.1 but works fine on windows 7

I am using Dell Inspiron. Its really wierd that my laptop kept shutting down on its own on windows 8.1 but works completely fine on windows 7. This is not a overheating issue as my fan is fine. I ...
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My keyboard's PRINT-SCREEN (prntscr) won't work

I'm using a Dell Inspiron n5010 laptop with Windows 7 64. The PrntScr key won't capturing anything to clipboard. I don't want to use OSK (on-screen keyboard), or snipping tool or external keyboard, ...
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Disk usage goes to 100% [closed]

The Disk usage in my Dell Inspiron 15R 3537 with 8GB ram, 1 TB HDD, i7 4th gen, is showing 100% after the initial boot up. What should I do to rectify this problem !!
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Dell Inspiron N5110 touchpad disabled but still working

I closed touchpad from device settings. It's now showing disabled. But still working. Also I can not set with FN + keyboard combinations. How to remove touchpad fully? Is there a way to remove it in ...
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Does the Inspiron 15 3537 have a PCIE or MXM slot?

So I was wondering if the Dell Inspiron 15 3537 has either a PCIE or M PCIE or MXM slot on it? I currently own one but can't get the keyboard off to open it up and have a look. It does have a ...
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Dell inspiron 15R - weird behavior. It changes of applications by itself

Sometimes when I am using an application on my laptop Dell inspiron 15R - it has a weird behavior it means,it changes of applications by itself. For instance I am using the spotify application ...
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Brightness slider not working

I have installed Windows 8.1. I am unable to change brightness, I found the brightness slider in Windows mobility center but this simply does not work. I move the slider but brightness does not ...
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Touchpad on linux way too slow

Recently my touchpad has gotten to be way too sow on Linux. I use Fedora with a Dell Inspiron 15R. It was working fine for months, but recently is unbearably slow regardless of my speed settings. I ...
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Wi-Fi Driver on Dell N4050?

When i check my device manager i have Dell Wireless 1702 802.11 b/g/n, BT3.0+HS Driver but i have currently installed Dell Wireless 1703 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 + HS Driver and now i am thinking to ...
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Windows 10 Shows Orange Screen with White Vertical Lines on boot

Orange Screen (See picture below) pops up right after Dell loading screen. Dell Bios is latest version (A07) Bit Locker is enabled Surprisingly, I am able to key in Bit Locker password at this ...
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How to get the most battery life out of a laptop?

I'm getting a brand new Dell Inspiron 13 7359 with 8GB of RAM, an Intel Skylake i5 processor, and Intel HD graphics (550 I believe). I did numerous hours of research and found this to be better than ...
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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 ...
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Dell Inspiron 7737 with Windows 7 Wlan connection fail

I just got my new Dell Inspiron 7737 Laptop and installed Windows 7 on it. I found all the drivers coresponding to this model and all drivers are working well. Now my problem is: First time I ...
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Low performance when charger is plugged in

I got this laptop: Dell Inspiron N5010 with i5 2,40GHz processor, 8GB Memory and a Kingston SSD. 4 months ago my charger`s pin jack has broken, but it was still working. I noticed that the ...
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Dead area on monitor, can I re-adjust screen 0,0 point?

I'm using Windows 7 Professional on Dell Inspiron N5110. I'm having problem with my laptop LCD screen. About 1cm of my monitor is white on the left side. Due to which Windows start button is ...
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Is samsung 850 Pro 256 GB compatible with Dell Inspiron 15 - 7000?

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 - 7000 and I ordered Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD MZ-7KE256BW without checking if its compatible or not. Someone just told me that I might have compatibility issues. Dell says ...
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Install SSD on a Dell Inspiron 5721 Laptop [closed]

I have a Dell Inspiron 5721 and I want to add a SSD and then move the operating system (Windows 8.1) and everything else over to it. Will these items work… ...