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  • Forum Thread: Black desktop after Win 8 login on Inspiron 660 tower

    Some friends of my dad ditched their ancient computer back in February and bought an Inspiron 660 tower. It worked fine until a couple of weeks ago and then this problem began - the Win 8 login screen comes up, and, after successfully entering the info, the next screen/desktop is solid black. The mouse...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron Desktop 620 does not start, black screen

    Hi! Last week my Inspiron Desktop 620 would not start (fans and hdd running, but no screen output). After a cold reboot it did everything fine again. Since yesterday the computer would not start at all and does not have any screen output (no Dell logo and no BIOS output). I can see that fans are...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 660 mini tower Blank screen

    When starting up the screen goes to the log on and asks for a password. After the password is entered instead of going to the windows 8.1 opening screen it goes to a blank screen. There isn't anything that will bring video back except Ctrl/Alt/Del. This brings up the options of Lock, Switch User...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 2350 just out of the box - screen not working?

    So I just received my brand new Inspiron 2350 about an hour and a half ago and so far all I have been able to do is turn the little white power light on. That's the only thing that works. I have called tech support and they have said they will be arranging a service technician to call me but I'm...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 546 Random Shutdowns

    I've had this computer for a few years but a problem has come up in the last year or so that I'm unsure how to fix. So far it's only happened when I play certain games. I load the game and can play for say 5-10 minutes, when suddenly the monitor goes black and the computer just stops responding...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron One 2330 touchscreen: 3 minutes black screen after start-up and then working properly

    Anyone, Whin I turn on my Inspiron One 2330 with touchscreen I get the Dell logo and such after which the screen turn to black for about 3 minutes to properly show the Windows 8 screen. During the 3 minutes black screen I can start the taskmanager with "Ctrl Alt Delete" but what ever I do...
  • Forum Thread: google plus

    I heard that dell was thinking about using Google plus for support i think this is a great idea. The video chat feature would be like text support on steroids, making it a lot faster and easier to find a solution to your problem copy and paste this in a new forum if you think dell should use Google plus...
  • Forum Thread: Computer enters Power Saver mode ONLY when I play video games.

    My computer is a Dell Inspiron 546 with an AMD Phenom 9750 Quad-Core Processor, 6GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 graphics card, and I'm using Windows Vista. ALL my drivers are updated. It has no viruses and I perform routine maintenance on it. It runs fine whenever I use it for internet, Microsoft...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron One 19 Touch Won't Post

    Just recently my Dell Inspiron One 19 Touch AIO desktop stopped working. I noticed it was off and turned it back on, but the screen wouldn't activate. The PC itself is actually turning on, as the two fans start spinning and the HDD starts pinning. But the Power LED is amber/orange, and the screen...
  • Forum Reply: Re: A05 BIOS HELP

    THIS IS THE ANSWER!!! If you have had to press F1 to co continue to your Operating System, or F2 to Settings, and cannot find where to Reset your BIOS/CMOS to Default, the instructions above, In Red, is the Solution To Your Problem. It seems ridiculous and looks as if someone is pulling your leg,...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 580s tower issues

    Just now I've had some issues with my Inspiron 580s tower...it happened very suddenly. The tower suddenly powered off, turned back on, but didn't boot, instead the fan started running really hard. I powered the tower off and turned it back on, it did the same thing. Third time, it did the same...
  • Forum Thread: Cant get anything to open

    Well it started this morning after restarting my pc this morning. (I didnt have any updates or anything) When I turned on my computer (Its an Inspiron 660s Windows 8) It loaded and logged in fine but when i when to the Desktop None of the Icons was there so i got on my Windows 7 to see if i could fix...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron One 2305 has stopped booting up. Steady amber light on power switch. Fans and HD run. No video/splash. No POST beeps.

    My inspiron one 2305 has just quit working. On power up, the power switch glows a steady amber. The fans come on and you can hear the HD start to spin up and run. No video, splash screen, or anything else. No POST beeps, either. A possible cause was the LCD inverter, but I've just installed a new...
  • Forum Thread: Dell 518 amber light new PSU

    I tried to start my dell up today and nothing so it seemed to be a power supply problem, i replaced it with an Ultra one I had in a older computer it is a 550w one. Now it all powers up but i get a steady amber light and nothing on my montier? Do ineed a different PSU or is something else gone bad
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 530 won't boot up

    I've got a Dell Inspiron 530 that seems to by dying a slow death. A few months ago, it started booting up weird. I would push the power button, it would turn on, then off, then back on, then off, then on the third time it would boot up and off we'd go. All after just pushing the botton once....
  • Forum Thread: DELL have horrible customer service who messed up my computer

    I will definetly not be purchasing anything from DELL ever again in my life. Nor will my aunt purchase anything. Her computer was not working so we call the tech support to see if there was any solutions to it. The only thing Indian guy did was to clean up the computer which did fixed the sound of the...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron One 2305 BIOS Update: 'Non-System Disk' error

    After recenty installing the recommended BIOS update for my Inspiron One 2305 Touch-screen desktop computer, I keep getting the same black screen with the following message: "Non-system disk. Press any key to continue." After I do, my Windows 7 system boots up just fine. The BIOS update download...
  • Forum Thread: Computer Will Not Turn On

    My computer will not boot. It turns on but the fans are going really fast and the light is a steady amber color. I have tried unplugging its main power source multiple times but it will not turn on. Please help.
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 2305 goes dead

    I was surfing the net when all the sudden the PC shuts off and will not turn back on any more, I tried a new power supply and that wasn't it! What could it be? i'ts not that old, 1-1/2 years old. then I plug in my son's laptop, also a Inspiron 530, and it does the same thing a day later...
  • Forum Thread: Making a formal complaint in reference to service

    I have been having problems with my AIO 2305 since about a month after I purchased it, (August 28 purchase, first service call 9/26). The problem was freezing, which I see is a common problem with this computer. The problem stopped after that until April of this year. It is continueing and the...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 1420 warranty problems

    Hello everyone, I have a DELL Inspiron 1420 laptop, bought in the States at the end of 2007 with a Rapid Response Depot warranty valid until 2009 september. A few days ago something went wrong with the display or the GPU(?) and when I start the laptop the screen either stays black or shows the...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron All In One 2305 Driving me insane :( No Video

    Hello, let me start by saying thanks for your time, and I appreciate any advice at all. I am a PC technician by trade and have always purchased Dell products, this computer belongs to my grandmother and its really starting to become an issue for me to get running. I was brought this computer because...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 519 Screen goes Dark after couple hours

    This is a brand new (Christmas 2008) ... it is pretty much left on all day ... after roughly two hours, the screen will go dark and a power-cycle is needed to bring it back to life. The video display will also occasionally go dark and I need to turn the display off and back on to recover. Are there...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Inspiron 519 Screen goes Dark after couple hours

    I have an Ispiron 518 and have recently experienced this same problem. My PC also is just over 3 months old. I noticed that I had the problem when I had disconnected the webcam in order to free up the usb port for anther item. The webcam is built into the monitor but uses it's own usb port. I s/d...