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Hybrid Drive Setup on Dell Vostro 3560

I'm In the process of formatting my Dell Vostro 3560 and need to setup my Hybrid drive again. My BIOS is set to IDE and not the required Intel Rapid Response Technology, what it needs to be. So thus I ...
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Nvidia GeForce 9300GT or 9400GS chipset on graphic card

Dell Vostro 1520 laptop comes with motherboard P/N 00D46F (U653J) equipped with discrete Nvidia GeForce 9300GT or 9400GS Graphic card. Is it possible replace faulty motherboard that have GeForce ...
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2 Same laptops behave differently. What could possible be wrong?

I am having 2 dell vostro 1550. I setup one of them with ubuntu- 14.04 64 bit. Everything goes well, except after installation when i suspended, It didnt resume and have to hard shutdown. Now I got ...
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Update Windows 10 to the latest build on Dell Vostro 3550

On my Dell Vostro 3550, I have updated from Windows 7 to Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 and then finally to Windows 10 when it was launched. I have noticed recently that my machine is not running the latest ...
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Dell Vostro 3360 Computer Screen loose connection

My Dell 3360 Vostro screen is somehow loose in its connection between the screen and the main body of the laptop. The screen display is shimmering as a result of what looks like a loose connection. ...
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Laptop power plan keeps going into 'Power Saver' mode

My Dell Vostro laptop keeps switching to Power Save mode whenever its on battery. It happens due to a custom Dell Energy Save mode program. The same can be disabled by killing the program from Task ...
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Win7 Dell Vostro Laptop that hangs / slows down after Login

I have a Dell Vostro 2420 Laptop that has abruptly developed this weird problem: It will boot up, allow me to login and then hang / freeze. Details: It successfully draws the desktop and starts ...
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New laptop battery inconsistent

I have a fairly old Dell Vostro 1510 laptop and the battery finally gave up recently. I bought another one on Amazon three weeks ago and, initially, it seemed to be OK: it was charging to 100% and ...
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Dell vostro-3550 does not boot from ODD (second HDD)

I have a Dell Vostro 3550, with one HDD SATA in it. I used a caddy to adapt the HDD to use it the place of my CD/DVD-ROM drive. Q: How can I boot from this new SATA port (ODD/second drive/etc)?
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Window 10 wifi issue media disconnected

I have a Dell Laptop Vostro 3555 with a Dell wireless 1701 802.11b/g/n network adapter made by Broadcom. The Device status: this device is working properly. This was a window 7 moved to a window 10. ...
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Mixed RAM apparently leads to garbled output on a Dell Vostro 3800 running Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Dell Vostro 3800 running Ubuntu 14.04. It’s memory capacity is 16GB. Recently it was running with two 4GB RAM sticks and working fine. When I added an 8GB RAM stick by removing one of the two ...
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My Laptop's Power LED and Fan keeps on running even after Shut down (after Liquid spill)

I am using a Dell Vostro 2520 with Windows 8.1 Home. For the past few days (after a little liquid spill), even after shutting down the laptop, power led and fan keeps running till I press and hold ...
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Vostro 1510 TPM

My Dell Vostro 1510, Core(TM)2 duo t5670 has windows 7 professional 64 bit recently installed and the following software has been installed in this order: Windows7 service pack 1 several updates ...
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Why does clicking my mouse select mutliple lines of text?

I am experiencing a weird issue on my dell laptop. When I click a webpage is will automatically select a few lines of text after my cursor. This happens whether I am using the buttons below the ...
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psmouse serio1: DualPoint TouchPad at isa0060/serio1/input0 lost synchronization, throwing 2 bytes

Recently I have had issue with my DELL Vostro 3750 laptop, the touchpad has eratic behavior. Looking at the dmesg output I can see: [175874.428170] psmouse serio1: DualPoint TouchPad at isa0060/...
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2-2-2 bios beep code on Dell MIG41R M/B

I have recently acquired a Dell Vostro with a MIG41R motherboard. The PC gave me a 2-2-2 bios beep code, so I opened it up and realized it didn't have and RAM and the HDD was disconnected. I bought a ...
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Dell Vostro 3560: 3NB8W3 battery not recognized, problems with charging

I've been using standard battery for a while, but finally I bought extended battery (3NB8W3, 11.1v 8700mAh 97Wh). Sadly, my Vostro 3560 does not recognize battery properly. I always have "Plugged in ...
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Wi-Fi connection not visible

I am using Dell Vostro Nseries laptop. the system doesn't connect to the wireless connection instead there is a X sign. But works fine with the cable. How can I use the internet with my WiFi ...
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How do I install Win 7 OS through bootable device?

I Cannot install Win 7 OS in another PC which is Dell Vostro-1014 through USB bootable device. The windows installation shows a complete cent-per-cent, but then when it restarts I had to reinstall it ...
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How do I install a clean WIN 7 ULT on my DELL VOSTRO 1014?

I've an old Dell Vostro 1014 (mid 2009). As I tried installing OS WIN 7 64 bit ULTIMATE through CD/DVD RW, I pressed and checked all the function keys one at a time but all in vain. The system would ...
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Cannot execute a DELL BIOS update for a VOSTRO 260 machine

I am trying to update my DELL VOSTRO 260 BIOS. I am struggling to get anywhere. If I download the exe and try to run it using a FreeDOS USB drive: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DellBIOS#...
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How do I extract the ROM file from this DOS exe BIOS updater?

I am trying to update my DELL VOSTRO 260 BIOS. I am struggling to get anywhere, see for more info: Cannot execute a DELL BIOS update for a VOSTRO 260 machine I decided to simply extract the ...
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Strange magnets in Dell Vostro 3460

More of a curiosity than a technical question. I have a Dell Vostro 3460 laptop, and I just noticed it has two magnets embedded on both lower right and left corners near the USB ports and headphone ...
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Need advice to choose correct wi-fi drivers for Dell Vostro 3560

I'm having problems with my Dell notebook's Wi-Fi, it can't see some of the available access points, despite they are close and I used to be connected to them yesterday. Other notebooks and my phone ...
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Which instruction set do I have? [duplicate]

I've recently had some issues with my Dell Vostro laptop and Dell sent me out some OS discs to reinstall Windows 7 Ultimate SP1. I expected to get 64-bit discs in the mail, but instead received 32-bit....
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Changing RAM in Laptop

I have a Dell Vostro 2520. I am planning to upgrade the amount of RAM to 6GB. My laptop has a Core i3-2328 processor and is currently running Windows 7 ultimate , but after the RAM upgrade, I plan to ...
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Touchpad left-click not working - Linux Mint on Dell Vostro 3640

This is a question on behalf of my friend, so it might take me a little while to run tests and stuff. The problem is that periodically her touchpad won't left click, either by pressing the physical ...
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Can 32-bit drivers be loaded into 64-bit Windows 7? [duplicate]

I am using Windows 7 32-bit on a Dell Vostro 1014 (Intel Core 2 Duo T6670 CPU) and now I want install a 64-bit version of Windows. My questions: How can I be sure that my laptop is compatible with ...
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Intel Virtualization Technology not showing up on apparently supported chip

I have a laptop with an Intel i3-3217U CPU which according to the Intel's website supports Vtx, however when I run the Intel Processor Id Utility or Securable it reports that Virtualization Technology ...
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Dell keyboard NSK-DJ F01 versus NSK-DJ301

I have a Dell vostro 3500 keyboard and its model number (which is typed at the back of the keyboard when i removed it) is NSK-DJ F01. And i found an online keyboard on amazon which have a model number ...
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will buying a new dell vostro 3500 keyboard work on all dell vostor 3500 devices

I have dell vostro 3500 black color, and many keys are not wroking after i drop a cup of cofee on it.so i check online web sites and i found many keyboards for dell vostro 3500. and i check one ...
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BSOD Dell Vostro 3550 with OS Win 8 x64

I often get BSOD on my notebook Dell Vostro 3550 with OS Win 8 x64. I tried analyze memory.dmp and minidump with Debugging Tools Windows (http://weblogs.asp.net/owscott/archive/2012/07/18/reading-a-...
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Install more memory to my PC

I have Dell Vostro 3750 laptop with 8 GB RAM (2x4GB). Does anyone know if it's possible to install more 8 GB (2x8GB) to have 16 GB on that laptop? Or where I can see whether it supports 16 GB RAM?
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From where i can download a driver for my sound device (Dell Vostro 3500 + windows 7 )

Currency my sound always show a mute , and it will display the following tool top “No Audio Output Device is Installed”. My laptop is Dell vostro 3500 + Intel core i3 + windows7 32x. I got confused on ...
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Dell keyboard and sound did not work after a coffee was dropped on my laptop

I have dell Vostro 3500 laptop and windows 7 32x. Last week i drop a coffee over my keyboard, so i turned off the laptop and i clean the key board, but the keyboard did not work well. I have attached ...
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Slow internet, but not ISP, not router, not ethernet card, would like to troubleshoot

Here is what I have: Dell Vostro 1500 laptop, Vista, Broadcom 440x 10/100 Toshiba Laptop, Vista Just bought a gigabit expresscard ethernet laptop adapter D-link DSL-6740U v.H1 ADSL modem/router 3 ft. ...
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Why does voice+video recording not work with built-in mike but works with headset - Dell Vostro laptop

I need to do some recording of voice + video together. This is on Windows 7 using a Dell Vostro 2420 laptop. When I try to record the video using the mike that comes with my headphones, it works (...
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Desktop not recognizing second monitor plugged into VGA port

I've got a Dell Vostro 470 with an AMD Radion HD 7570 graphics card. On the back of my computer, I see a VDI port (looks like it is added as extra) and a VGA port. The primary monitor that I bought ...
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Dell laptop battery not charging?

I have a Dell Vostro 3555 and recently I noticed that my battery is not charging at all. I see this message when I boot up the computer: The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. You system ...
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Localhost pinging when there is no network card

How it is possible to ping localhost when there is no network card.
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Dell Vostro 3550 special keys do not repeat when held down

With some amount of fiddling, including the use of all three of SharpKeys, nircmd, and a bat-to-exe converter, I have convinced two of the three special keys up and to the right of the main keyboard ...
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Vostro 3700 and Geforce 330M drivers (post-300 version)

Edit: After trying again with the latest drivers and starting from scratch I've managed to get the installer to detect the card correctly, but after the install both my Intel and nvidia cards are ...
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Dell Vostro 3700 Laptop Screen Back light Not Working - but its not the screen [closed]

I replaced the screen two times on a Dell Vostro 3700 laptop. It's a LED backlight screen supposedly (LTN173KT01-C09). When I put in the first replacement, it DID work at first, but only lasted a ...
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Why does BIOS runs really slow sometimes?

Sometimes, the BIOS runs really slow on my Dell Vostro 1550 computer (10 seconds). When I go to the BIOS setup and switch to a different tab, the new tab shows up slowly. My OS (Kubuntu) runs normally ...
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Need to check whether my invercard or my graphics card is bad

I have a Dell vostro 1500 laptop and my display is not working. I mean by not working is it is not showing anything on the screen except some vertical lines..when i connected the external monitor it ...
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No sound in my Dell laptop

I upgraded the operating system in my Dell Vostro 1400 laptop a day ago from Windows XP to Windows 7. Since then I have had no sound in my laptop. I have tried to troubleshoot and no problem has been ...
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Upgrading video adapter for Dell Vostro 220s to Geforce 7800 or Radeon 1800? [closed]

First, I'm a software guy, not a hardware guy. I'm not afraid of hardware, but I don't stay current on the technology. You can probably assume that I know the basics (I know the difference between ...
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Dell Vostro 230 (mini)- changing hard drives

I have a Dell Vostro 230 mini that has a Seagate 320 GB hard drive that is close to failing (I know this because its S.M.A.R.T. status reports a rapidly increasing Reallocated Sector Count). Because ...
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How do I use ALT codes on a Dell Windows 7 laptop with no numlock key or FN keypad?

At work I'm using a Dell Vostro laptop running Windows 7 Enterprise and it does not have a NumLock key nor a numeric keypad accessible with Fn. In this case, how do I enter an Alt code (holding Alt ...
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Dell Vostro 3350 cannot detect second video card

Ive got a dell vostro laptop that was offered to me some time ago. I decided to format it and since its a relatively new model i didnt think about saving/checking drivers beforehand. Ive installed ...