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

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Illogical random shutdown behavior, No overheating, no Hardware faliure

I am facing an illogical problem on my wife's dell inspiron. The computer started to shutdown randomly while she was working. The problem started to evolve until the day when the computer always ...
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xPUD doesn't recognize Wi-Fi adapter

I saw xPUD, and decided to give it a try. It's basically the same concept as Chromium/Chrome OS - boot (nearly) straight into the browser, only it's Firefox-based instead of Chrome/Chromium-based. ...
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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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Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop Won't Wake From Sleep

Before I get started, yes this is a duplicate question, but nothing from a of the other posts were resolving the problem. So a little less than a year ago, I purchased this laptop, it's currently ...
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How can I fix keys on my Dell laptop that have become harder to press?

A couple of days ago, my son spilled soda on one side of my laptop computer. Upon using it, I discovered that some of the keys in that area have become difficult to press down, they work just fine but ...
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Synaptics Touchpad hangs when system disk activity is high

I have a Dell Inspiron 3543 laptop, with Windows 10 and newest drivers from Dell website. When system disk activity is around 100%, then the touchpad stops responding (i.e. the cursor does not move ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 64Bit : Cursor lag when mouse cursor changes?

I'm facing the exact same issue as mentioned in the link but on Ubuntu 14.04 64 Bit. Problem Facing: Mouse pointer freezes for around 300 ms whenever the cursor icon changes: On hovering from ...
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Dell Inspiron 1525 random hang then black screen issue

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop. Vista was preinstalled on it. After 6-7 months of usage "Blue screen" errors started to show up sometimes when I move my laptop. I figured out that the blue ...
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wifi driver issue during Windows 10 installation

In my laptop there are two wifi drivers are installed one is broadcom virtual wireless driver & the other is dell wireless 1704 (802.11b/g/n) As I checked my pc for Windows 10 update the first ...
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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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SSD 850 Pro into Dell Inspiron 15R

I'm planning to use a second Samsung 1TB ssd instead of my actual HDD in my Dell Inspiron 15R laptop (I already got a 256gb one installed in the optical drive bay). I would go for the 850 Pro but I ...
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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, F8....
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Touchpad cursor freezes while installing software (Inspiron 5000)

My touchpads cursor freezes while installing software. It happens whenever I install or update Windows, out of the blue, the cursor freezes, but I can still use the keyboard. I also connected an USB ...
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Network adapter - one connection per startup [Win7-64b]

I have a Windows 7 64-bit , Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop with Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 wireless network adapter. On startup the computer connects to my wireless network just fine, but when I try ...
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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 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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Fan keeps running! Dell Inspiron N7010

I keep upgrading my laptop and still the fan continues to run ridiculously too loud and too often. It's a Dell Inspiron N7010, I upgraded the HDD to SSD, added 8 GB's of RAM, installed a new faster, ...
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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 laptop failure due to USB

I have a dell inspiron laptop with 8 GB of ram and a 1 TB hard drive. I recently plugged a usb to Robotic arm interface cable from my laptop to the robot. My laptop was in sleep mode, and right when ...
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Using my Touchpad and Keyboard at the Same Time on my Dell Inspirion 5520

I recently bought a Dell Inspirion 5520 laptop running Windows 8. Overall I like the device, but there's one thing that keeps bugging me; whenever I type something and then immediately try to use the ...
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Dell XT2 Upgrade to Windows 8, Embedded WWAN Not Turned On

I've been working on a friend's computer, and upgraded her Tablet/Laptop Inspiron XT2 (originally with XP Media) to Windows 8 Pro. The laptop has an embedded (believe it's the 5600) WAN card for ...
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External mic detected but no sound produced

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop. I randomly get this issue recently where my mic, when plugged in, does not produce any sound. I used to get a pop up prompt when I would plug in a headset/mic, but ...
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Dell Inspiron speaker connector repair

I have this Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop. Can I replace the connector using another, because I tore the cable out of it. Here is an image of my : . Now, the connector pointed with the arrow need to ...
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Dell Inspiron has become unresponsive

My Dell Inspiron laptop was slow from the beginning but I was able to do all my work comfortably. The last few days, though, it has become too slow to do any work. It is unresponsive for any type of ...
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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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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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Colorful dots on laptop screen

I have a Dell laptop 3510 model and it has a weird issue. As soon as it boots up it alternates between black and colorful dotted screen and then it turns off. And in this time everything else stops ...
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Wi-Fi card not recognized by kali linux 2.0

My wifi card is not detected by the latest version of Kali (I downloded it yesterday) Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n (rev 01) Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor ...
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Laptop won't charge & I keep getting four constant beeps

My friend has a Dell Inspiron 15 N5010 laptop/notebook which has recently not been working so well and has a number of issues. When the laptop is turned on it beeps four times in a row over and over ...
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Windows 7 driver installation on new hard drive not going well

I had to do a reinstall of windows 7 on a new hard drive. Device Manager told me I needed to download Standard VGA Graphics adapter, Ethernet Controller, Network Controller, PCI Simple Communications ...
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Dell 1525 won't boot up to Windows 10 - cursor just flashes after Dell screen

On startup PC goes to initial Dell screen then blinking cursor. The disk, however, can be read from another machine. During an attempt to install Ubuntu, it does not give the 'windows detected option' ...
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Dell Laptop not powering on

I have a Dell Inspiron 1564 laptop. It was working fine until yesterday night. Today morning when I tried powering up, the display was blank. It was blank, not black, i.e, it looked as if the laptop ...
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Windows 7 inspirion Dell 5050/5010 parts interchangeable

Are hardware such as memory card interchangeable from inspiring 5050 and 5010
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Is there a way to release the integrated webcam service held by an .exe application?

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3542 laptop with Windows 8.1. Recently, I installed the Zbar application for scanning QR code. It does decode the QR code using integrated webcam. But the problem is, i am ...
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Wifi toggle key is not working on Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Touch

WIFI TOGGLE KEY PROBLEM: I am facing this problem, where the wifi toggle key (with an antenna) which sits beside F12 key and shares the Print Screen functionality is not working on my Dell Inspiron ...
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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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Dell Inspiron 5010 Issues

Recently I changed motherboard of the system, now there is sound of spark whenever I start the system, but if I mute the speaker sound doesnt come. Is it speaker issue. Secondly none of the folders( ...
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Install an OS on Dell Inspiron 7559

Tried Win 10 official iso (Pro) - hangs on "Getting files ready for installation (67%)", tried many times Tried Arch linux - it did install but soon failed to boot (because of some ELAN drivers I ...
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Install a Windows on Dell laptop

I've bought a Dell laptop with some branded crap preinstalled in its Windows 10 OEM. It's Inspiron 7559 and I wanted to get a real Windows 10 Pro system, since Arch (the system I hoped to use on daily ...
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Retrieve battery power level history in Windows 7

I recently bought a new battery for my Dell Inspiron 4050 running on Windows 7. It worked fine for 4 days. On the 4th day, I was using the laptop on battery power (80% charged) when it instantaneously ...
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Seeing fuzzy colors and blurry fonts on Dell

I have a Dell Inspiron 17R-5737 laptop. Question How can I determine whether changing my graphics card will fix the problem? Problem I'm seeing fuzzy colors and blurry fonts on the laptop ...
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Screen tuns off randomly in Dell inspiron 3000 Laptop

I have Dell Inspiron 3541 powered by AMD A6 APU and 4GB of RAM. My screen all of a sudden, while working (or idle), turns off and even if I press my power button, it does not turn on. I am only able ...
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Dell Inspiron Mini 10 stuck on Dell loading screen

I power on my Mini Dell, and it goes to the Dell loading screen with f2 and f12. It just stays stuck half-way through loading. It does not boot into Windows; does not go into setup F2, or boot options ...
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Win 10 stuck on shutdown (blue screen “Shutting Down”)

Using Dell Inspiron 620 w/i3-2120 Dual Core and my Win 10 x64 OS does not have the infamous KB***1444 or 1441 updates so that's not it. It is, however, loaded onto a Seagate 2TB SSHD (Hybrid) drive. ...
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Wireless adapter goes missing frequently in my Dell Inspiron 3537 (Windows 10 Laptop)

I have Dell Inspiron 3537 Laptop. It's WiFi adapter goes missing frequently. Mostly when my laptop wakes up from sleep mode, restarts or shut down and turn on next time. I am not understanding why is ...
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Dell Inspiron 15-5547 Shutting Down Immediately After Startup

I am working on servicing a friend's laptop, and I cannot find what the problem is. The reason that I started servicing the laptop was that he was having issues where the laptop would shut down ...
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Laptop not always recognizing when it's plugged in

I have a Dell Inspiron 17R, Windows 10. Almost since I've had this laptop (since October 2014) there are times when the widget will say it's not plugged in. I try unplugging the cord and replugging it,...
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Dell Mobile Broadband Manager SMS Client: BEX error

I have a Dell Inspiron 1121 with a Dell Mobile Broadband Card. The "Dell Mobile Broadband Manager" that came packaged with my laptop also has an SMS client built in for the GSM SIM card. I've never ...
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Dell Inspiron windows-7 wlan-driver keeps getting-modified

I upgraded DELL Inspiron laptop from windows vista to windows 7 . Its Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card driver keeps getting modified upon PC reboot , due to which I cannot connect to internet even ...
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Graphics slow in Dell Inspiron 14R

This maybe become a wrong place to discuss this. I have dell inspiron 14R (Laptop) with this specification Windows 8.1 Single Language, Intel i5 2.30GHz With 4GB RAM, NVidia Geforce GT 740M 3GB I ...