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Can a 20V 4.51A power supply be used with a computer that requires a 19V 3.42A power supply? [duplicate]

I have a laptop that says it needs a 19V 3.42A power supply. I have a Dell 20V 4.51A power supply. Can I use this power supply with my laptop, or will it destroy the machine?
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Get two-finger scroll on Windows laptop touchpad (like on macbook)?

I have a Dell Latitude laptop. Scrolling using the touchpad is possible by sliding along the right (or bottom) side of the touchpad. This doesn't work too well for me. Is it possible to configure the ...
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Upgrading laptop processor

I have a Dell Studio 17. It's a few years old, and I wanted to upgrade the processor. It currently has an Intel Core 2 Duo T5750 @ 2.00GHz My question is how can I find out which processors are ...
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What is the right procedure to safely remove stickers from a laptop?

My new Dell Studio 15 has those annoying "permanent" decal stickers for Windows Vista and Intel Centrino processor. I want them gone. I don't want to try to peel them only to discover that I've ruined ...
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What is the easiest way to make a backup of an entire hard disk

I got myself a dell laptop from the local computer store. Its a used machine with Windows Vista Home Basic on it. I want to load Ubuntu Desktop 10.10 though so I can do perl development. BUT I want to ...
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Disable trackpad when mouse is connected (Dell laptop)

When typing on the keyboard of my Dell laptop, my palm occasionally slips over the trackpad, moving the cursor to another position in the text or putting focus on another window. I'd like to find a ...
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I have 4GB of RAM installed but only 2GB are useble?

In the BIOS it says 4096MB, so the BIOS detects it. However Windows 7 only lets me use 2048MB. What's the problem?
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Dell Inspiron 6400 indicates the wrong power adapter is plugged in and will not charge the battery

I am using the original power adapter with the Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop and now when it boots up I get the following error message. The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. You system will ...
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OEM Office 2010 without media - how to reinstall?

I have recently purchased a new office desktop PC from Dell with OEM version of Windows 7 Pro and Office 2010 Pro. One of the reasons I always use Dell is that they always supply installation media ...
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Dell Latitude D830 laptop - disable touchpad

The touch pad is a real pain because it seems to pickup my hand as I'm typing. I never use it the touchpad, I prefer using the the finger pointer on the keyboard between letters G-H-B. Is there a ...
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Where do I find a working Windows 7 driver for the Intel 82865G graphics chipset?

I have an old Dell Inspiron 3000 which came with Windows XP. It's still quite decent, 3 GHz P4, 2 GB RAM. I've installed Windows 7 RTM (x86) and the best resolution it will do is 640x480 ...
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Dell Studio 17 - turning off suddenly

I have a Dell Studio 17 laptop, a refurbished model almost 2 years old...It is currently running Windows 7 32-bit, Home Premium. Via a clean install, it is a Vista upgrade machine...A while back, a ...
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What does 4 beeps mean when you boot up your laptop? [duplicate]

My laptop is by Dell. I looked up beep error codes on their site and the page I found (it no longer exists) only mentioned 3 beep codes but my computer is making 4 beeps. So perhaps this means ...
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Ram capacity of my computer

2 years ago I bought a Dell Dimension 9200 desktop computer as a high end gaming computer (at least, back then it was a top of the line computer). The computer was ordered with 4GB of RAM, but came in ...
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dell D520 vs D820 - need recommendation

i can receive from my work one of these: Dell D520 or Dell D820 same procesor, same memory, same HD in D820 the screen 15.4 in D520 15 D820 weigh more please advice me
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Is it normal for the laptop charger to spark when plugging in?

All the laptop chargers I had until now sparked whever I plugged them in. This is true for my old charger (the bulkier / rounder Dell model) and the new charger (the flat Dell model) with two ...
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How to invert function keys on Dell N5010?

There are similar posts, but those are for different laptop. I am using Dell Inspiron N5010. I couldn't find how to invert fn keys either from BIOS or from Windows Mobility Center. How to invert ...
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Function keys on Dell laptop requires Fn+F1-F12 (default is multimedia/oem key)

In most dell laptop (e.g. Studio 1555, Inspiron 1545, Inspiron 3000, Inspiron N5010 etc) the F1-F12 keys at the top of the keyboard are dual function with Multimedia/OEM keys such as volume and screen ...
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Why does one of my two Dell monitors unexpectedly enter power save mode when using DisplayPort daisychaining?

I have two monitors connected using DisplayPort 1.2 MST in a daisychain configuration. Each monitor has both a DisplayPort In and DisplayPort Out port to acheive this. Here is the hardware I am using:...
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BSOD on Vista laptop(safe mode works)— thoughts and approaches?

I have a 18 month old Dell laptop that has always treated me well. Last night, as I was in the middle of typing a gmail to someone, I got a BSOD. I don't have the exact message in front of me but it ...
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How to transfer a RECOVERY partition to a new HD of a DELL Inspiron 1420?

My HD is about to die, and I am going to buy a new drive and install everything from scratch. I will like to use the recovery partition on my original drive, but I don't know the correct steps to use ...
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Any Solid State Drive (SSD) Compatibility Issues/Concerns with Dell D820/D830?

Are there any compatibility issues or concerns for a SSD with a Dell D820 or D830? We're looking to replace a failing drive in a D830 with an SSD. Any SSD recommendations? Gotchas?
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Dell 3110cn Printer doesn't have new mac drivers?

The company I work for recently purchased several new MacBooks for use around the office, but our Dell 3110cn printer doesn't seem to be compatible with them. It uses only a generic UNIX driver, so ...
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Perform factory recovery to new disk drive on Dell computer?

I have a Dell desktop computer with a small SATA hard drive. The drive has two partitions: C: and D:. D: is a recovery partition that can be used to return the machine to its factory default ...
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64 Bit Windows drivers for Inspiron 1720

Dell doesn't seem to offer 64 bit drivers specifically for the Inspiron 1720 (laptop). I'm going to be upgrading from Vista 32-bit to Windows 7 64bit and I want to pull down the necessary stuff before ...
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Dell XPS 15 L502X hard drive Partition

I have a situation here. I got my new Dell XPS 15 Laptop. The configuration of hard drive is as below : Volume 1: (OEM Partition): 133MB Volume 2: OS (C:): 685.25 GB Volume 3: Recovery : 13.25 ...
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Only a Dell Laptop does not connect to the Internet

I have Sky broadband at my home and everything was working perfectly till yesterday. I was able to connect wireless ly to the internet. Yesterday, my main laptop started showing an Exclamation (!) ...
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Do i have to keep my laptop on while downloading Windows 10 Update, can i continue later from when i stopped

I Already Reserved windows 10, and the automatic download failed after 84%. This i faced Thrice, so now i don't want to leave my laptop on overnight. Do i have to restart the update download (provided ...
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Dell laptop power cable always falls out!

I have a Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop, about 18 months old. The problem is that the power cable keeps on falling out. It's just sitting on a desk, but minor movement can cause it to come out. From a ...
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Removing the BIOS password on a Dell Laptop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reset or remove the BIOS password on my laptop I have a Dell D620 laptop. My younger brother set password by mistake on BIOS Setup and forgot it. How do I reset the BIOS ...
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Secondary Monitor won't Display at Full Resolution with Primary Display Disconnected

I have had a bad day. Among today's events, the LCD display on my Dell E6500 notebook failed. It had been working with a secondary monitor connected through a VGA cable at 1600x900 resolution until ...
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Cannot find 'Stereo Mix' on Windows 7

I have a DELL Latitude E6400 model laptop, on which installs a Windows 7 system. But I cannot find 'Stereo Mix' in 'Sound' -> 'Recording Devices', even if I try to 'Show Disabled/Disconnected Devices'....
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Converting a Full HD Inspiron 9400 laptop LCD to a standalone monitor

Has anyone tried converting a LCD laptop monitor (17" full HD in this instance) to a stand-alone monitor? Are there any converters that one can buy to send DVI or VGA signals to the plug that is used ...
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RAM upgrade, what options are suitable? [closed]

I have a Dell GX520 optiplex model (mini tower), and I want to upgrade its RAM. I currently have 1GB RAM and I want to upgrade to 2GB. All I know about RAM is its capacity, and I've heard about ...
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Does the DELL U2713H support 2560 x 1440 over HDMI @ 60fps [closed]

I currently have a DELL U2713HM monitor with a Max resolution of 2560 x 1440. What DELL doesn't mention on their website is this resolution is only supported via DVI-DL and DisplayPort. The max ...
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WLAN device on Dell Inspiron not detected by Fedora 11

I recently installed Fedora 11 on a Dell Inspiron 14. I think it uses a Dell 802.11b/g Wireless LAN. Windows Vista can detect it but Fedora 11 can't. How can I fix this?
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Dell laptop weird display after hard reboot

Dell laptop display issue I was watching a streaming video on my laptop and it stopped responding, I did a hard reboot since Ctrl-Alt-del also didn't help. On reboot, there's no display, I can see ...
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Removing (bootable) Dell recovery partition

I've got a Dell laptop that comes pre-loaded with "Recovery" and "Utility" partitions - I know I'm not going to use for these partitions (and I am dual booting, so unless I remove at least one of ...
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Dell Inspiron laptop not switching on

I have a Dell Insprion 1525 latop which is not switching on. The power adapter light is glowing, but I do not see any light glowing on the laptop. How can I fix it?
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Dropped Dell XPS has hard-drive trouble

Yesterday, my mom dropped her laptop to the floor and got the blue screen of death after trying to boot the system. I was able to start a Fedora live CD and get some of her stuff off the hard drive, ...
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Adjustment For A Dell M992 Monitor

I don't know if this is the right forum to be asking this - I just got a monitor that a friend gave me. It is a Dell M992. The problem is, The screen doesn't fit the screen (does that make sense? lol)....
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How can I determine whether a SSD is compatible in my Dell?

I have a Dell Inspiron 530 desktop with a manufacture date of 2008 August 12. It's a quad core 2 with windows vista. Anyway I want to add a SSD to it. How do I know what SSD is compatible with my ...