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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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Monitor for XPS 15

I have a Dell XPS 15, and I want to buy a monitor so that I can have two monitors to work with. However, I see that there is an HDMI output which I cannot use with Ubuntu ...
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I'm having trouble hooking up a new printer. It says it is not communicating

The above image shows the error I am getting. This printer worked fine previously for a short time, however now whenever I attempt to print from a web page the error box displays. I have printed a ...
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Headphone not working on Dell Laptop with Windows 7

My headphone has suddenly stopped working. I am not getting any sound from the headphone. I tried 3 different working headphones. I have dual boot option with Ubuntu & Windows 7. The headphone ...
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Random graphics artifacts on Dell optiplex 780 with Radeon HD 3400

I have a Dell Optiplex 780 with a ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series graphics card. To it I have two Dell monitors connected, one P2210H and one P2211H. After not using the computer for some 8 months I just ...
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What is the safest encryption for a Dell Lattitude?

I use a Dell Lattitude with a TPM. There are so many options in the BIOS though for passwords. I can set a System Password, Admin Password and even HDD-0 Password. I can also use Bitlocker in ...
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How do I know that bitlocker works when Windows boots without a password?

I enabled Bitlocker in Windows-8 and now it just automatically boots the entire OS without a password... My goal: if my laptop is stolen, I don't want my data to be accessible. When I enabled ...
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How can I check if my Dell has a dock port?

I just bought Dell 17R and would like to connect it to a docking station (ordinary one, not by USB). How can I know if my Dell has a docking port? What does it look like?
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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 ...
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How can I determine if my Dell M4600 built-in SD card reader can support SDHC cards?

I'm running x64 Windows 8, and the SD card reader in my Dell M4600 is unable to read my SDHC memory card. The reader is listed as "SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller" in device manager. I'm ...
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My windows 7 Home Premium Dell XPS 15 Laptop shuts down every 2 hours, to the minute

I have this really strange recurring problem with my Dell XPS laptop. It started with me sending it into repairs to replace the chipset, so I wonder if it has anything to do with that. My computer ...
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Monitor powers down after a few minutes, sits, then restarts

I purchased a used Dell FP1908 BLK monitor. After a few minutes of use, it shuts down without warning. I don't believe that it is just the backlight, or that it is going into sleep mode, as when this ...
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Performance issue on Windows 7 Dell Optiplex 990

We have 19 Dell Optiplex 990's all with 16GB of RAM, and 2 1TB HDD in RAID. They have a 3rd Generation i7 processor. The problem is, even having just one program, Word for example, open and just ...
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Dell Latitude D620 turns off when power connected

I've got an odd problem with a Dell Lattitude D620 laptop. If the laptop is running on battery alone then it works perfectly, however the moment you connect a power adapter to the laptop it shuts ...
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Best way to trouble shoot hardware (FPS in game issue)

I have a Dell Studio xps, i7 core processor, with a Radeon HD 5730. When playing league of legends, my laptop goes into warp drive (fans pushing pretty hard) and of course my computer warms up. My FPS ...
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How to fix laptop fan noise (audio attached) [closed]

I bought a refurbished dell latitude D820 5-10 minutes after booting, the fan starts on its own and makes a pretty loud noise while it is running. You can listen to it here: ...
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Is it possible to enable software brightness control on Dell U2412M

Well, I just wanted this yes/no simple question to Dell e-mail support. Their web site required service code just to send an e-mail. Then I tried their "technical" chat support. Some Indian person ...
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Word files have been converted to Microsoft Office 2010

All of a sudden my word files became Microsoft office 2010 files and since I do not own that subscription, I cannot open them anymore. Not sure when or HOW this happened.
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Installed new memory, dell laptop, bios posts (recognizes memory), windows won't load

I have a Dell Latitude e6520 that had 2X4GB memory. I found on sale 2X8GB crucial memory, which my IT buddy said the specs match and should work. It has an intel i7-2620 processor with windows 7 x64. ...
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Trouble booting Windows 7 from USB on Dell Inspiron 660

I had a Dell Inspiron 660 desktop that I had taken the hard disk from to put in my new rig. I recently put a blank hard disk in the Inspiron and am trying to boot Windows 7 on it from USB, but I'm ...
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my dell has AMD radon graphics but it run on intel graphics? [duplicate]

I have Dell Inspiron15R 5521 which has both on die Intel HD graphics and a 2GB AMD Radeon HD 8730M Graphics card. But it is using Intel graphics.
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Dell C1760NW linux driver

I got a hold of a Dell C1760NW printer, but unfortunately I can't make it work from Linux, specifically Linux Mint 12 Lisa. In theory it supports PCL5, but I haven't had any success with a generic PCL ...
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Dell Optiplex 755 - Windows 7 - Mouse buttons swapping at random

I have imaged a Dell Optiplex 755 with Windows 7 32-bit, at random, the mouse buttons swap themselves over. This is rectified when the user logs off and logs back on. The reg entry for the mouse is ...
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What is this Windows 8 icon for as rectangle icon in the title bar?

Every Window in Windows 8 got this icon if it gots the focus. When clicking on it, nothing seems to happen. How does this icon work?
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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 ...
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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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dead battery in a Dell laptop

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 and the battery has been dead for a while so I have been using AC. Well now my laptop will not load the home screen. I can not get any icons or start up menu. Will replacing ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 3521 Webcam not working

I have windows 8 installed on dell Inspiron 15 3521. I did not find any drivers for windows 8 webcam. Do I need some drivers for it or not? I have windows 8 pro 9200 build.
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DELL B1260dn printer Linux open-source driver

I have a DELL B1260dn printer and it works on Linux. But it works with a closed-source driver. Indeed, my driver seems to be a variant of this one: http://www.bchemnet.com/suldr/ I have downloaded ...
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Dell latitude D510 wifi problems

I recently did a fresh Windows XP install on a Dell Latitude D510 (It's not mine, im only "the tech guy"). All fine, it just wouldn't use its wireless card. And by that I mean nothing is happening, ...
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Dell V725w Driver for Ubuntu 13.04

I have a Dell V725w Printer and I wanted to print a document from my Ubuntu 13.04 laptop. The driver for the printer is made for Ubuntu 11.10, but would it work with Ubuntu 13.04? If not, is there ...
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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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Is it possible to disable WinRT app close gesture (Pull app from top to bottom)

I want to disable the app closing gesture, pulling app from top to bottom, in my Dell Latitude 10. See the below given image which shows which thing I want to disable.
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Is it possible to set diagnostic lights on a Dell Optiplex GX520 PC?

I have a Dell PC with 4 diagnostic lights in the front that light up during POST and then remain off. Is it at all possible to manipulate them from Windows? Would writing to low memory locations using ...
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Dell Latitude ST shows WiFi hardware disabled

My Dell Latitude ST tablet stopped detecting any wireless networks. The card is enabled and the newest drivers are installed but Windows shows that there are no available networks. The Windows ...
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What is the purpose of the tiny ruler that I've just pulled out of the side of my Dell Latitude E6430?

On the side of my Dell Latitude laptop, above the DVD drive, is a slot marked 'EC'. Pulling on it revealed a strangely shaped ruler with a temperature converter tool on the back. What is this? Why is ...
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Dell XPS laptop BIOS complains after installing SSD

I installed a Samsung 830 SSD in my XPS L501X and now every time it boots, after the logo screen it beeps twice, rattles the DVD drive and displays this message (and nothing else) Press <F1> to ...
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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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Old Dell Dimension 8200 running windows XP

Hi everyone I am running Windows XP on an old Dell Dimension 8200 and I made a bootable version of Ubuntu 12.04.2 on a flash drive however when i'm in the bios there is no option to boot from usb. ...
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Dell Inspiron N5030 restore factory settings from Windows 8

My stepson has a Dell Inspiron N5030 that did have a recovery partition on it. Early in the year we upgraded to Windows 8 but he is no longer happy with it and wants to go back. We've tried a few ...
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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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Seagate backplus desktop drive 4 TB is not recognized in my dell inspiron 15r 5520 laptop bios.

I am using the windows 7 home premium 64 bit OS, the drive gets detected& i see it in the MY COMPUTER area but not in the bios. I even updated my bios through the dell website. I want to use it as ...
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Dell Studio 1555 upgrade to ssd, but cd-drive doesn't work

I have a 3½ year old Dell Studio 1555, that I'm trying to upgrade. I've decided to install a 120 or 200gb SSD harddrive, this seems pretty straight forward - so this is not my headache. The diskdrive ...
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Dell Dimension 9200 Bottleneck

I just recently gotten a used Dell Dimension 9200. I am using it for gaming. The problem I am having is when playing games like GTA IV,etc they tend to lag/slow down in performance. I am wondering if ...
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Dell Laptop not starting past Dell load screen

I attempted to drain the static, which didn't work. Also, I ran the FULL diagnostic, which offered to insight because it said that everything is fine. I really need to fix this, and I don't even know ...
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Flickering horizontal static lines in display

I have Dell Inspiron 15 Intel N5050 laptop around one year old.When I started my laptop yesterday I saw Flickering horizontal static lines in display and it seems continuously at present time. What's ...
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Computer not starting, diagnostic stuck on HDD

Please excuse my typing; because my computer is not working, I am on an iPod touch. I tried to boot up my Dell Inspiron laptop, but it freezes and shows a blank screen after the Dell load screen ...
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What is the type of the LCD of Dell latitude D530?

There are now several types of LCDs: PIS, VA, TN... But I have trouble to find what LCD type Dell Latitude D530 has, as it is not written in the specs. Maybe at the time of its release there was only ...