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

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Is Samsung MZ-75E250B compatible with dell inspiron 5520

I have a 3 year old Dell Inspiron 5520 laptop. I was planning on getting a samsung SSD, Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E250B/AM) I tried to find if this SSD is ...
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How to start Epsa Diagnostics for a Windows 10 based Dell Laptop?

I'm having trouble with some hardware due to which I am trying to start the Epsa diagnostics which is usually accessed from tapping the F12 key at the time of Boot at the dell Logo.But now after the ...
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Cannot login to Windows 8.1 after System Refresh (on a new laptop)

I bought a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series laptop today that came preloaded with Windows 8.1. The system setup went fine, and I made the following changes from the Desktop: Uninstalled CyberLink suite, ...
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Laptop shuts down immediately after BIOS screen

My Dell laptop shuts down immediately after the Dell BIOS screen. The bios screen progress bar takes about 15'seconds to complete and then it shuts down. I tried pressing F2 and F12 and though it says ...
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Dell Inspiron 5520 laptop wifi shows limited connection

I have a Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 laptop with Windows 8.1 64-bit installed. It works fine for a couple of hours, and suddenly the wifi start showing limited connection and I'm unable to access the ...
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Why does NetworkManager take so long to connect to the wireless network?

I have a Dell Mini9 that came with Ubuntu 8.10. Out of the box, Wifi configuration was done under System settings -> Network and worked straightforward. Then, after some update patches, ...
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Why has my laptop stopped reading DVD's?

My dad's Windows 7 Dell Inspiron laptop reads CD's just fine, but not DVD's. He used to watch DVD's on his laptop all the time, but now it won't even recognize the disk. File explorer says to insert a ...
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Increasingly growing vertical lines on my laptop screen (Dell Inspiron 7520 SE)

I've had these 2 vertical lines since yesterday. Their length have doubled since then ! Would someone please help identifying the problem and the solution ? I've had this laptop for around 2 years now ...
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Permanent disabling of touchpad

I own a Dell Inspiron N5050 Notebook running Windows 7 Home Premium. I am trying to permanently disable the touchpad. I installed the appropriate driver in order to manage my touchpad preferences, and ...
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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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What does Intel 4th generation black logo means?

I have seen black color Intel sticker on Dell Inspiron 15 5547 which has Core i7 4510U processor. Is this black color means extreme edition of it. I did check intel for extreme edition of this ...
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How can I check if it's my LCD or the LCD Cable that's Faulty?

My Dell Inspiron N5110‘s LCD Display went completely white two days ago. I was using NotePad++, when all of a sudden the image on the screen began disappearing. The way it disappeared was from top to ...
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How can I perform a complete backup on Windows 7 without using the optical drive?

I have dell Inspiron N5050 laptop with the optical drive not being detected in My computer and also doesn't open on clicking the button to open.So the optical drive not opening and not being detected ...
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How to lessen performance impact on Dell laptop with defective power system?

A few months ago, I replaced a broken cord for my Dell Inpsiron 15 laptop. The replacement cord (a slightly different model from the factory cord) worked perfectly until a week ago, when I started ...
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Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 7260 Bluetooth Works but not WIFI in a Dell Inspiron M5040

I upgraded the wireless in my Dell Inspiron M5040 (running Windows 7 64bit) to a Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 7260 and have had some weird problems with it. Initially I could install both the Wireless ...
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Inspiron powers down at random

I have a Dell Inspiron 5348 that shuts down at random as if the plug is pulled. I ran the diagnostics and no fault was found. I have tried various power outlets in the building but that doesn't ...
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Noisy CPU Fan in Linux Mint

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop with Windows 8.1. The CPU fan is quiet when I use Windows. I installed Linux Mint with Cinnamon on another partition, but the fan is noisy all the time when I use Linux ...
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Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop won't connect to internet after RAM upgrade

I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop running Windows 7 64-bit. It had 3 GB of RAM, and I just upgraded it to 8 GB of RAM (Crucial CT51264AC800.M16FC 2x4GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800). According to this thread, ...
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Convert a Laptop to PC

I have a laptop, but it is not functional. The processor is dead and hence left the laptop useless, I could fix the processor, but it just is very very expensive. I was wondering, remove the RAM and ...
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Upgrade usb 2.0 to 3.0 Dell N4050

My laptop is Dell Inspiron N4050 series. I wanna upgrade my usb port to 3.0 so I bought this But I could NOT connect it to laptop But the saller said to me that It is compatible for Laptop. My ...
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How do I install a solid state hard drive?

I have an older Dell laptop (Inspiron 1000 authentication is dated 2004). I would love to be able to repair it by putting in - external would be fine also - a solid state hard drive (the original HDD ...
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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, ...
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Have windows 7 laptop automatically turn on at a set time

I have a dell lnspiron laptop that I am running a minecraft server on and I want it to turn on at a set time in the morning so I don't have to worry about turning it on. I have checked the bios menu ...
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Network Controller Driver not installed

I recently installed windows 8.1 on my Dell Inspiron 14(3421) but now I can't see any wifi networks on my network list. Simply, there is no wifi now. But, I can connect to the internet via Ethernet ...
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USB Dongle causes static RF interference noise when listening to headphone

There is a strange issue on my Dell Inspiron laptop. When I access the internet through a connected USB dongle, I hear static noise in my headphones (RF kind of noise that usually comes when you bring ...
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Del Inspiron laptop no longer able to detect SSD

My Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop was working fine when it suddenly broke down. When it boots, it shows the error message: "No hard drive detected, please try to resolve the issue by reseating the drive." ...
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Dell Inspiron 1525 is unable to boot

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525. It displays the following error on being turned on: "Internal hard disk drive not found and no bootable devices." So what can I do now? I tried but no success.
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QCA9565 / AR9565 Slow at some distance

I'm having trouble with an Dell Inspiron 14 5447 Wifi using Ubuntu 14.04. It's an QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter. When I'm at 4 meters distance of my wireless router, it works fine, as ...
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Elementary OS not using proper display on Intel HD graphics laptop

I'm using Elementary OS 0.3 beta "Freya" and when I use the 3.13-43 kernel my laptop doesn't output to the proper display. When I boot up my laptop the login screen displays normally. Yet when I log ...
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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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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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my dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 laptop has heating issue while running on ubuntu?

I have dual boot OS Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 and my laptop has little heating while running on Ubuntu, whereas windows has no such problems. Ubuntu forum suggest that this may happen due to ...
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Laptop buzzing (not HDD, not fan). How to hush it?

I have a new Dell Inspiron 15 7547 laptop here. It makes an annoying high-pitched buzzing sound whenever on AC power. This is not HDD noise (there's a separate, usual sounding HDD noise when the HDD ...
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Extremely Wrong Battery Life

I am running Windows 8.1 on my Dell Inspiron 15", and when I click on the battery icon, it shows an outrageous battery life, which makes no sense: like 58 hours and 44 minutes (42% remaining). How ...
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Couldn't install nvidia geforce driver after installing win 8 pro in dell 5421

When i try to install nvidia geforce driver in my laptop (after installing windows 8) it shows no compatible hardware found and stops installation process. Nvidia auto detect also doesn't shows even ...
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Laptop boots to black screen with four beeps [closed]

Dell Inspiron 15 model 3537 laptop. When turning on the laptop, the system boots to a black screen with four beeps. The problem persists on a restart, and pressing F12 or any other key does not help. ...
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Windows Update doesn't recognize me as administrator

Back in 2012, when I first started using my laptop (a Dell model running Windows 8), I changed the Windows Update settings so that it would check with me before downloading/installing any updates. I ...
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Blank monitor after installing GPU

I recently bought a factory refurbished Dell Inspiron 3000 Desktop. It's equipped with a Core i5 4460 CPU with 8gb RAM. The motherboard is a Dell model 088DT1. I'm running Windows 8.1 64bit. (link to ...
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Intel Wireless WiFi driver for Linux on Dell Inspiron 17 (7746, Early 2015) CentOS 7 Laptop

So I recently got a new laptop from work, and I'm unable to get the wireless drivers to work in CentOS 7. ########## wireless info START ########## Report from: 13 Mar 2015 13:47 EDT -0400 Booted ...
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Reusing Dell Inspiron Media Direct button in windows

I was wondering whether I can reuse Dell Media Direct switch for some other purpose like "hibernate" or "open default media player". I have noticed that on Ubuntu, it open default media player. EDIT: ...
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Boot menu won't appear after continuous pressing of F2 and F12 keys - Dell Inspirion 7537

I installed windows 8.1 in legacy boot. After that when I tried to access the boot menu by pressing F2 and F12 but it constantly takes me to the windows. I also tried using different keys like DEL, ...
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AMD graphic card not working after upgrading to Windows 8.1 on a Dell 3521

My Dell 3521 came with Windows 8. I recently upgraded it to Windows 8.1, but since then it is using Intel HD onBoard graphics. I installed the latest drivers for amd but still it picks onboard ...
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BSOD during Windows 7 64 bit installation - Dell Inspirion R15 3537

I recently bought Inspiron 15 3537 with Windows 8. I am trying to install fresh Windows 7 instead. I followed all the instructions, yet at the end of the installation I get the blue screen with ...
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Dell inspiron 5521 Heatsink screw size

I lost two of the screws for the heatsink in my Dell Inspiron 5521 laptop. Does anyone know what size they are so that I can buy them? In addition, what store would you recommend? Also, how vital are ...
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Dell Inspiron 570 + Sapphire R9 280X

I bought a Sapphire Tri-X R9 280X to replace my old HD 3450, and moved my PC's components to a much larger case with a new 850W PSU. The card fit, but when I powered the PC on, I hear 9 beeps, and ...
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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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Creating Dell factory backup will delete all other data from this drive

I'd like to create a factory backup disk to the Dell laptop that I recently aquired. I want to save this factory backup on an external WD flash drive (that has 500GB). This disk contains, already ...
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How do I find out if I have SATA 2 or SATA 3?

I need to upgrade a Dell Inspiron 5520 mid 12 laptop with a Samsung 850 pro SSD. How do I check whether my laptop with a 3rd gen i7 processor has SATA 2 or SATA 3?
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What and where is the SA Code in Dell laptops? [closed]

This evening, I purchased Dell Inspiron 5547 Laptop and there is a Winter Offer going on for 2 years additional warranty. But when i want to do the registration for the same, it asks for Service Tag ...
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how to transfer PC audio to bluetooth

I got Jabra Bluetooth and I paired with my Bluetooth Device which is inbuilt in the System: Dell Inspiron 7520 SE. When i view the Volume Mixer Properties, I see the following I checked my Device ...