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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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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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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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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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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Display drivers have stopped responding

When I try to open Catalyst Control Center of AMD 8730 (Model Dell Inspiron 15R 5521) this message appears: Catalyst Control Center cannot be started. There are currently no settings that can be ...
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Black screen on Dell Inspiron

I have a Dell Inspiron 1440 laptop. I had a problem twice yesterday that while operating my laptop got a black screen accompanied by a high beeping sound. The first time this problem occurred, I ran ...
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My Dell studio 14" doesn't load boot bios, OS and even firmware

Dell studio 14" doesn't load boot bios, OS and even firmware it only displays gray light and after some time laptop shutdowns. It doesn't even read any external drive. Could any one help me with this. ...
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Trouble upgrading laptop processor to core 2 duo

I own a Dell Inspiron 1545 that uses, I believe, a Pentium 4. I wanted to upgrade it, so I looked and found that the strongest processor the laptop officially supports is an intel core 2 duo T6600. I ...
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Dell Inspiron N5010 GPU not showing any display

I have a Dell Inspiron N5010. When I turn on my laptop there is no display and 8 beeps, but it boots fine, and sometimes it also shows the display and everything works fine. So, it works on very rare ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Replacing 2630QM processor with 3940XM in my Dell Inspiron

How possible is it to upgrade the processor of my Dell Inspiron 17R running 64bit Windows 7, from 2630QM processor with 3940XM? If possible, how shall I config the BIOS to run the processor at 3 GHz ...
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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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Am I getting the right display resolution in Dell laptop?

I installed Fedora 19 and Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot on my Dell Inspiron 3537 It had an AMD HD 8670 graphics card and installed the amd-catalyst-14.2-betav1.3-linux-x86.x86_64 graphics card driver. It ...
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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 ...