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  • Forum Thread: Screen doesn't wake up after Windows 7 Sleep mode XPS 15 (L502X)

    My screen doesn't wake up after PC sleep mode under Windows 7. It used to work well a while ago. My Video Card is XPS 15 (L502X) running Windows 7 and GeForce GT 540M. Driver version is 9.18.13.3788. Any idea what that could be ? Thanks for your help.
  • Forum Thread: Dell 14Z Ultrabook Windows 7 5423 is frozen at start up (Dell screen of Death!)

    Here is my configuration NEW Inspiron 14z Ultrabook 5423 3rd Generation Intel Core processor i5-3317U 1.7GHz 6GB,DDR3,2 DIMM 14 inch High Definition LED Display (1366 x 768) with Truelife 500GB 5400 RPM SATA HDD and 32GB mSATA SSD Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-Bit, English Here are the...
  • Forum Thread: Beeping noise on start up, reboots after.

    I have a dell inspiron 1545 that runs windows 7. A few weeks back my computer started lagging and I turned it off in the hopes that the ram would clear and it would run again. Uppon starting it back up, I got past the logo screen only to be greeted by a flury of beeps (too fast to distinguish any pattern...
  • Forum Thread: Studio 1558 random shut down issue even with latest BIOS

    Hi, I had already posted a query in the thread which discusses the DELL Studio 1558 random shutdown issue. Now, I want to confirm that the DELL suggested solution of upgrading to A4 BIOS isn't going to help. I'm using A12 version and struggling with the same issue. To rule out any software...
  • Forum Thread: LCD backlit but no image, external monitor works fine.

    I have a Alienware M17x r3 lastnight my cat knocked my powered off laptop on to the floor (not far on to carpet and padding). on bootup my screen is blank but backlit. when i use a external monitor i can see everything on the external just fine. If i go to Screen Resolution settings and change to "Show...
  • Forum Thread: M17x R3 Video Issue: Freeze with no BSOD (580m)

    Hello all! For the past few months, I have started having trouble with my m17x R3. Around 2 or 3 months ago I began having an issue where while playing certain games, my screen would turn a solid color (no certain color. Have seen blue, white and just a black screen) and the audio will freeze and...
  • Forum Reply: Re: CD/DVD ROM Drive Not Working

    i bought a dell inspiron costum colour purple laptop by the properties in my computer its number model is 1545 and is a intel core duo 2 running windows 7 im having some major issues i have a 5 year warrunty on it and its only been 1-2years since i bought it the dvd/cd drive will not read any discs,...
  • Forum Thread: bsod

    Hi, i have a dell inspiron 6400 running Windows Vista . My problem is my screen goes black after windows load. the power button and other system lights shows on but nothing seems to work. I noticed that it was from my display drivers (ATI radeon X1300) so i chose the standard VGA display. With this...
  • Forum Thread: My laptop making siren sound on start up

    Hello, Just today when my computer start up, it made a horrific siren sound on before open windows 7 in black windows screen . (when i start up safe mode it works normally). I've restarted the computer many times, but problem isn't solve. Why my laptop makes horrific sound and what can i do...
  • Forum Thread: FAQ Notebook General Hardware

    Frequently Asked Questions and Topics Window 8 Support Notebook Drivers and Downloads Why was no Back up Media shipped with my notebook? How to restore or reimage my notebook? What to do if my notebook locks up? How to run diagnostics on my notebook? What to do if there is no display on...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron N4110 Not Switching On

    Hi. About a week ago, I started getting weird blue screens, but they stopped in 2 days. But when I was using it yesterday, it suddenly switched off! No blue screen, no sound, nothing! When I tried to switch it back on, the fan went on and those buttons near the power button lit up, but faded immediately...
  • Forum Thread: Problems Dell INSPIRON 5110 i5 2.3 GHz

    I've been having many problems in the past couple of days with my laptop. It's only 9 months old. I've experienced a frozen screen and orange screen which I have never experienced on this laptop before. On top of that, yesterday the power button just didn't want to work, the laptop was...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron Duo usb not working and shuts down when usb is pluged in.

    i have an inpiron duo that i ordered new online about 6 months ago, and every time i plu in a usb cord, the computer just literally instantly shuts off. The screen just goes blank. I can turn it back on with the usb still in, but it doesnt provide any power to the usb and it doesnt recognize that anyting...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron N5110, i5. WILL NOT AWAKE FROM SLEEP.

    I have recently had the problem of my laptop not awakening from sleep mode. If it goes into sleep mode after the set time span then it wakes up perfectly fine. However, if I manually put it to sleep then it does not wake up. It almost seems as if it doesn't actually go all the way to sleep. The power...
  • Forum Thread: BOOTMGR not found, no OS installed

    Around 1 year ago i purchased a Dell Studio 1558 from Dell.com. A month or so ago i started to get blue error screens and crashes whenever i attempted to do anything. I couldn't even run Windows 7 in saffe mode. To resolve this issue, i had an unopened 1TB hard drive and OEM windows 7 home premium...
  • Forum Thread: reinstalling windows 7 on inspiron 5110

    Hi There, my lap decided to get stuck at startup right before the desktop appeared, I was advised by the it people at my company to have the windows 7 renstalled now that its done, my pc works but its like a brick. very simple graphics, does not recognize any network (cable or wifi) and so on ...
  • Forum Thread: New Inspiron / Blue Screen

    Ok - Neither DELL-Sumer C's advice nor natakuc4's advice resolved the issue. When I ran the diagnostics (suggested by DELL-Sumer C), it said there are no issues detected. I'm not a great geek, but you tech-savvy folks might understand what I'm about to explain: My son said the issue...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Dell Studio 1557 Black Screen

    Hi Elijah, When I push the power button, I can see white light in the power button. Also, I can hear the hard disk and a fan are running. Yes, I have an external monitor to test with, but I don't know how to test with an external monitor. I ran LCD BIST (Built in Self-Test) like you said. The...
  • Forum Thread: XPS14z battery no longer charging since overseas trip

    Went on a holiday in Indonesia and brought my laptop. Used a power adapter and all of the regular Dell gear which worked fine (for reference I use an XPS14z). After an overnight charge, the laptop would not turn on, and I was met with a red power light (typical of when the battery is about to run...
  • Forum Thread: Diagnostics Produces an Error

    ok so I have a Dell inspiron 15 R-1803 mrb laptop it has an intel core processor i3- 350m 4gb memory and 500gb hard drive. Windows 7 2 nights ago i turned it off and a program was installed. You know one of those necessary ones where you have no choice whether they download or not. well the...
  • Forum Thread: Dell 14z-N411z paper weight

    I've attached a picture of my $800 paper weight referenced in my post on 4/3/12. She's a beauty and really holds paper down. Doesn't do anything else though.
  • Forum Reply: Re: New N5110 Will NOT Wake Up from Sleep Mode

    THIS WORKED!!! I couldn't believe that all these people had the problem. Your solution worked for me. Just to reiterate: Control Panel > Power Options > Change when the computer sleeps > Change advanced power settings > Sleep > Allow hybrid sleep > Change settings...
  • Forum Thread: Inspirion N7010 Turns on, first 2 lights come on, screen is blank

    I have a rather elderly, at least 2 yrs old, Insprion 17r laptop that I recently had to replace the battery in. No, I did not buy the battery from Dell, if I had that kind of money I would've bought a new laptop, but I did my research, updated the BIOS, and the battery worked fine. Yesterday, the...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Studio 1737 With Windows 7 Will Not Startup

    So here's the issue: My family has owned this laptop for awhile now; I'm not sure exactly how long, but long enough that the warranty is dead as disco. It's never had any real issues, other than the occasional freeze, program glitch, or overheating. That being said, I was surprised that an...
  • Forum Thread: M17x R3 Bios problem

    Hi guys, I have an alienware m17x r3 servicetag:< ADMIN NOTE : service tag removed per privacy policy> When i went into my bios to change my primary display adapter I accidentaly put PCI where i had to pu PEG Now my pc wont boot up, the backlight goes on and it give me 8 beeps...8 beeps...