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

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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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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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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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I have dell inspiron 545 desktop. It won't start up unless I remove the bios battery

I have dell inspiron 545 desktop. It won't start up unless I remove the bios battery. The issue first appeared 2 days ago. I left computer a few hours and when I got back the screen was black,lamp ...
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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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Controlling CPU freq. in Win7 in an Inspiron 9400

My Dell's ac-adaptor sort of died on me. The laptop now gives warnings every time I boot it and: *Warnings: "The power adaptor you are using cannot be recognized. Please use only authentic Dell ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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No sound on my dell inspiron N5050

Sometimes, my laptop's sound works fine but for the most part it doesn't work, not the speakers or headphones. I've gone through my sound setting, seems fine. And if I have audio playing (and can't ...
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Laptop black screen on start up?

I'm attempting to repair my girlfriends Laptop (Dell 501R). It was working fine but she had a problem with overheating cutting the power, I opened it up and gave i a dusting and applied new thermal ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Dell Inspiron 15 brightness adjusting not working properly

It has been three months since I have bought my Inspiron 3542 and its brightness responce is not working either from keyboard or from desktop, I also tried to reinstall the keyboard driver and it ...
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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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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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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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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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How to backup Dell's partitions (PBR Image and WINRETOOLS) using Linux?

My HDD recently crashed and I can't access my Windows 8 PRO partition anymore, so I bought a SSD to reinstall it. The problem is that my Windows is OEM and I need to backup the PBR Image and ...
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Dell Laptop Black screen issue

I had a problem with my laptop start up it was showing me black screen i.e. no signal on the system. I found a question related to similar problem with lenovo thinkpad and I followed those steps - ...
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Confused about bluetooth and WiFi drivers for my Dell notebook

I'm quite confused what I need to install on my Notebook - It's a Dell Inspiron 17R SE 7720 but I think that doesn't matter much - the exact model number. It's just a general question, what drivers I ...
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DELL Inspiron beeps after remove the screen

I needed to remove my Inspiron N5110 screen. Everything would be okay but the computer is beeping now (8 times over and over in case of screen error). Is it possible to turn that beeping off? If ...
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Dell Inspiron 7720 won't boot from USB

I bricked my machine trying to reinstall the OS and so I got the Windows ISO install from MSDN, put it on a USB stick. But the computer won't boot from the stick either. I've followed numerous ...
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Dell laptop screen black on boot, even Dell logo at Bios boot not shown

I have a Dell N5010 laptop. I recently got my motherboard changed from a local repair shop. Ever since I started using the new motherboard, it so happens that every other day when I switch on the ...
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PC will be turned off in safe mode

I wanted to scan a Dell inspiron N5010 laptop in safe mode. When I took it to the safe mode environment and ran the AV to scan, after some while the PC went out! The power options menu options (when ...
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Dell Inspiron 1525 - touchpad not listed under mouse after Vista reinstall

Touchpad is not responding after Vista reinstall. When I go to Control Panel > Mouse, touchpad is not listed. I think that I have latest drivers installed. It is listed under Device Manager > Mice and ...
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Win 7 reinstall on Inspiron N5040 no drivers

I reinstalled windows 7 Home Premium on a Dell Inspiron N5040 and now have no drivers. Naturally, I went to dell's site to get them. I installed the chipset, rebooted, and tried installing the ...
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Dell Touchpad stop working

I have a Dell Inspirion and I have these problems: 1- My buttons just don't work at all; 2- When I try to click with the touchpad it click as the right buttom instead of left and make a simple ...
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Connecting my laptop to two monitors

How can I connect my laptop to two monitors, having just one HDMI interface? I have a Dell Inspiron 14z. I have also heard that not every laptop supports 2+ monitors. How can I know that my laptop ...
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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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Auto wakeup computer (windows 7/8)

I am using windows8 OS on my dell inspiron laptop. I want to auto wakeup the laptop after some time of shutdown like after 10 min of shutdown. I googled it but I didn't get proper solution for this, ...
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How to clear install Win 7 on Dell 14z and successfully utilize SSD?

I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 14z with following configuration: 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3317u processor, Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64bit), 8GB 2 DIMM (4GB x2) DDR3 1600Mhz, 500GB 5400RPM ...
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Dell Inspiron 1545 screen not working but external vga working

I have a dell inspiron 1545 and changed the screen recently. It started making a crackling noise then after a while screen stopped working. I plugged an external monitor & it didn't work. I ...
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Laptop DELL Inspiron 14z 5423 - OS freeze issue

I purchased a DELL Laptop model Inspiron 14z 5423 And i'm presenting an issue with the Windows 7 installation it comes with. It keeps freezing, i mean if i Power on the device, it loads just fine, ...
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System Restore in Windows 8

Shouldn't the SystemRestore area in the Task Schedule have something listed in it? System protection is turned on. This is a Windows 8 system.
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my dell inspiron won't play region 1 dvd's

i don't remember when i first started having this problem, but it's been a few years. i also can't remember if it's always been an issue or if i was originally able to watch dvd's on this laptop & ...
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No HDMI audio between Dell Inspiron N4050 laptop to LG 50PJ350 TV

Video output is perfect, however I can't see any options for the audio. I have gone to the Dell website and updated both the audio and the video drivers but still do not see a HDMI option when going ...
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Dell Inspiron 1525 - No boot sector on HDD

No boot sector in internal Hard disk. No bootable devices - strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility Press F5 to run on board diagnostics. My Dell Inspiron 1525 doesn't boot at all. ...
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Sound Driver says speakers unplugged on Dell Inspiron N4010 running Windows 7

My sound icon says that my internal speakers are not plugged in. When I remove and reinstall the drivers the sound works fine. But the same problem occurs again after a reboot. I am using Windows 7 ...
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Windows 7 installation error

I have an DELL Inspiron N5010 with Windows 7 Professional x64.Now I'm trying to reinstall Windows 7 Professional x64 on it. I've done this a hundred times but now I'm stuck with a problem. After ...