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

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Laptop display shows hazy marks at the edge of screen

I have a Dell Inspiron 3558 laptop which has been showing up some hazy kind of marks at the below left corner edge of the screen. I had earlier used surgical spirit multiple times to clean the screen ...
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A 2nd mouse pointer is showing on my Dell Inspiron 15/3000 series, 64-bit. Why?

Today was the 3rd occasion that my Dell Inspiron 15 began to show a 2nd mouse pointer on the screen. Although it wasn't moving, it was interfering w/any movements I tried to do. I already disconnected ...
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Issues with images/video that look orange and tanned

so I bought a new Dell laptop yesterday and when I transferred my images over, everyone looks tanned/orange. This applies to images on the internet and video too, such as YouTube. Is this the after ...
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Is my Dell Inspiron compatible with Ubuntu?

Will my Dell laptop run Ubuntu Linux 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) smoothly? My laptop model is "Dell Inspiron 14 N4050". I have installed Windows 8 Pro and now want to install a Linux OS. If not, is there ...
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Can anyone offer any explanations as to why my Laptop is making these ‘chainsaw’ noises?

I’ve had this laptop for around 4 months, and have been using it to produce music mostly, and complete university work. Recently it has started making these noises at a completely random rate. These ...
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Fix for Automatic Repair Infinite Blue Screen Loop - Failure to Boot: Dell Inspiron 7570

I was able to fix the infinite looping blue screen of Automatic Repair on my Dell Inspiron 7570, running Win10 in April 2020, after many fruitless hours of research and phone support from Dell (to ...
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Can I use more GPU to lessen the burden on CPU? [duplicate]

In the "Task Manager", CPU is always exploited most, while GPU is only less than 10% used even when I am watching a 2 GB movie. So is it possible to automatically use more GPU to process? I am ...
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DELL Inspiron 5555

I currently have 4G memory on a DELL inspiron 5555. In the internet, it says I can add 8+8 on a dell inspire 5555 (15-5555). In the System Information, we find: Total Virtual Memory: 8.22G ...
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Dell 660s power supply specs

I have a Dell Inspiron 660s slim tower that I'm upgrading. I was wondering if anyone knows if the power supply has enough extra juice to power a evga GeForce gtx 750 ti SC graphics card. Thanks!
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The performance of an laptop can be affected by the battery and by the AC power adapter? [duplicate]

I have a laptop Dell Inspiron 5567 (Windows 10) and today when I open the laptop I receive that message: "Alert! The AC power adapter wattage and type cannot be determined. The battery may not charge. ...
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Laptop creating noises when fully charged and plugged in

My laptop Dell Inspiron 15r 5537, creates a buzzing sound when it is fully charged and still plugged in. As soon as I turn the charger off, the sound goes away. No sound comes when the laptop is ...
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What are the options for booting from usb when the legacy boot option is not supported by the bios?

On a Dell Inspiron 3493 laptop with a Windows 10, 64 bit preinstalled, I have tried to test some Linux distributions (Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon 32 bit, Linux Lite 64 bit last version). I created ...
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Starting a laptop with an external display as its primary and default display

I have a Windows 10 Dell Laptop with a malfunctioning (broken) display. Is there any way to start / restart this laptop to have it use an external display as its primary default display? (e.g. USB-C)
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“Warning! Model name selection is required” on Dell Inspiron 3552

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3552 (the installed OS is Linux 14.04 LTS). When I attempt to go into the BIOS setup screen I receive the warning message: Warning! Model Name selection is required. ...
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Linux Mint freezes on login screen

So suddenly after opening Dell Inspirion 15 it stuck on login screen. Cursor pointerin password input blinks for few seconds and stops. Like when there is no memory. Keyboard and mouse not responding. ...
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Unable to image drive in new laptop

This is likely to be a hardware support issue but I'm looking for any pointers that may help out. I've just got a new Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 (7391) and I'm trying to image the drive to an ...
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How do I upgrade my Dell Inspiron Mini Duo's Intel processor?

Recently, I have been thinking about upgrading a hand-me-down Dell Inspiron Mini Duo's Intel Atom processor to a more recent model before I start using it again. How can I do this?
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Dell Inspiron 1427 Windows vista wireless key on laptop keyboard not working

It’s the F2 key on the keyboard which doesn’t seem to work any more. What is the command prompt alternative to enable it ? Bluetooth and WLAN is enabled from BIOS Network connections power settings ...
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My laptop's battery does not last for more than half of an hour and I ordered it a year ago. Is this normal?

My family ordered an inexpensive (roughly $20) replacement battery for our Dell Inspiron 5721 around a year ago. It has progressively performed worse and worse, now yielding less than half of an hour ...
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Are MOSFETS made for specific manufacturers?

A few days ago my laptop (DELL Inspiron 15 7559) stopped turning on and the charger would turn off when I would plug it in. I took it to a repair shop and they said 4 MOSFETS were dead, but they were ...
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Dell Laptop battery drains after shutting down

My dell laptop battery drains after shutting down.Only after removing the battery and placing it again after shutdown stops battery drain.Its getting heated up after shutting down?Why it is not ...
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Can't set external monitor native resolution on Win 10

I have a Dell U2719D 2560x1440 monitor and a Dell Inspiron 5593 with NVIDIA GeForce MX230 and Intel i5-1035G1. It is connected with a HDMI cable. The problem is, I can't set the monitor to its native ...
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Use physical keyboard in tablet mode

I have a Dell Inspiron computer, which has a tablet mode. However, putting my laptop into tablet mode disables the physical keyboard. Is there any way I can turn it back on? So far, I've tried the ...
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Dell Inspiron 5558 the Wi-Fi and Lan speed on it are very slow and gets normal with a static IP only

For more than a week now I had some issues with my Wi-Fi connection speed. I used to get more than 30mbps, but since this issue it gave me less than 10Mbps. My drivers and BIOS are updated to the ...
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Linux Mint installation on a Dell Inspiron - PCI Bus Error

I want to install linux mint on my old Dell inspiron but at the moment I am booting from a booteable USB everything goes bad, it appears this error: pci bus error severity=corrected type=physical ...
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SSD m.2 NVMe not being recognized by Linux

I bought an XPG 8200 pro 512GB NVMe SSD to use as my main drive in my Dell Inspiron 5480 14". Dell's manual specifies it supports Ubuntu, and in the Storage section says the M.2 slot will accept a ...
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Why My Computer Automatically shuts down when Turbo Boost is enabled?

I have a laptop G7 8th Generation, I have been using it for 6 months and it was okay there was not any problem I Faced till this month.now my computer freezes, display blue screen finally shuts down ...
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Disable touchpad by registry in dell inspiron 13-5379

I have a dell inspiron 13-5379 You can see which drivers i can download here https://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/servicetag/0-dWtRb0NxZ0V1UFNzNTliVm9RVzlsQT090/drivers I don't ...
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Is laptop battery dying?

Dell Inspiron 15 7567; Ubuntu 18.04. Battery fully charged only for 49% of design value. Is laptop battery dying?
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Dell laptop stuck and frozen at logo screen

I have an old inspiron laptop. Today I turned it on however after a while it got stuck in between so I forced a shutdown. However when I turned it back on it got frozen with a broken logo screen at ...
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Can’t find my user on the external hard drive

I had problems with my Dell laptop. After asking some experts they told me to replace the hard drive with a SSD drive. They then converted this hard drive to an external hard drive,when I connect the ...
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Colors change on external monitor when I close laptop lid, Windows 10

Help! I have an external Benq monitor attached to my Dell laptop (Dell Inspiron 15 5567). When I close the lid on the laptop, the colors change drastically on the monitor. They aren't correct. The ...
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Network Store Interface Service taking up more than 35% of CPU

I recently updated to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1. Now, as soon as I log into the computer, WMIProviderHost takes up a lot of CPU. I tried all sorts of methods like opening Event Viewer and finding ...
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After upgrading to Ubuntu 19.04 proccessor fan always on

I recenlty upgraded to Ubuntu 19.04, before the upgrade the fan speeds were normal and rarely got loud. After the upgrade the fan is always on. I searched for a fix and found out that sensors ouputs ...
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Dell Inspiron AllInOne 2310 screen error

The screen of my 9 years old Computer (Dell Inspiron AllInOne 2310) is showing a lot of bad pixels since the first start screen of Dell until a Windows error is shown. Do you think is a problem of ...
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2wsx n caps lock key intermittently working

Since 2 weeks ago, my keys have been bugging out every now and then and the problem is with these 5 keys 2, w, s, x and caps lock. They all stop working together and then start working after i keep ...
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Peculiar HDMI Behaviour on Dell Inspiron 15 5558, No Output on monitor but works fine on TV

Bear with me for this weird behaviour that I haven't seen before. I have the following laptop: Dell Inspiron 15 5558 Specs: Core i7 5500u with Intel HD Graphics 16GB DDR3 RAM Nvidia Geforce 920M ...
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No Audio Device and Wi-Fi after changes in msconfig

I have a DELL Ispirion 17 7779 2-in-1 running on Windows 10 PRO and after a suggestion of a friend I changed one single setting in msconfig. After the reboot both my audio and wi-fi are not working ...
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Laptop display/screen covered with lines

I am facing issue with screen/display of my dell inspiron n4050 as shown in linked image from last few days despite multiple restarts
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lcd/display of dell inspiron4050 laptop covered with lines?

I got inspiron4050 laptop in 2012 It worked find till now but few days ago when i turned on my laptop it screen/display almost dominantly covered with lines as shown in attached photo I restarted my ...
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Can a Dell battery of different series work on different series laptop?

I have Dell inspiron 3552 and i want to buy battery for it.On amazon , battery of different series are available .I called customer support and she told that battery of 4 cell and 40 Watts will work ....
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How do I turn off Secure Boot and UEFI without going into BIOS (my BIOS is locked)

I have a Dell Inspiron 15R-5537, and I am trying to dual boot Windows 7 with Windows 10. My BIOS is locked and when I enter the key it just shows me my system disable tag and my service id. Is there a ...
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Conection LG FLATRON E2281 to Dell Inspiron 5558 via HDMI cable

I've tried to connect my monitor to the laptop for extending the display. The laptop was detected monitor but nothing display in LG monitor and "check signal cable" was shown. I connected the laptop ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 connects to 4G @ 20Mbps, but to Fibre @ 1.5mbps - other to same fibre @ 20Mbps

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 Core i5. It can connect to a 4G Wifi (Huawei E5573) at 20Mbps - no problem. The same Inspiron on the 2.4Ghz Fibre Router (D-Link DIR 825) only goes to 1.5Mbps. All other ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 5565 Completely Unresponsive

One evening I was utilizing my computer as usual (though it should be noted that there were no circumstances from which I could obtain a virus) when after about two hours of use, the fan began to run ...
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Having Issues Accessing Controls within BIOS

Once I get into my BIOS, I can't seem to go over to the other options or even use the commands to exit out of it. I have to physically turn off my computer because none of the commands within the BIOS ...
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Dell Inspiron 3537 not accepting BIOS system password

Everything was working the previous night, in the morning I powered on my Dell Inspiron 3537 (2014), I entered the credentials as usual but System password says incorrect. I had password in HDD and ...
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Does not have enabled bootable device

I have installed windows 10 on my friend's Dell Inspiron 15-3573 laptop and at the end it brings this error message which says "does not have enabled bootable device". I have tried every possible way ...
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Would it be possible to replace Dell Inspiron 15 7548 30-pin EDP display cable with a generic cable of the same type?

My laptop's screen (Dell Inspiron 15 7548) requires a replacement cable, a 30-pin EDP. However the exact model of cable that was used would take a significant amount of time to ship from overseas, and ...
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Dell Inspiron 7560 Laptop - Install SSD [closed]

I am using Dell Inspiron 7000 Core i5 7th Gen - 7560 Laptop, which didn't have SSD by default. Could you please suggest some ssd models that i can purchase of this laptop. I found this model. But I ...

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