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  • Forum Thread: BLACK SPOT ON SCREEN

    I recently purchased a Inspiron 15R-5521 two days ago and i noticed a very tiny black spot on the screen. I tried the troubleshoot by press and hold D and turn on the laptop but the black spot remains at its place. Please advice!
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 1545 - No Hard Drive Detected

    Dell Inspiron 1545 was being used with no issues. Upon next bootup the below message was received. Now upon it boot-up, its a black screen that says No Hard Drive Detected. I went into the system settings and it shows 'none' for the hard drive. I have attempted to reseat the hard drive but get...
  • Forum Thread: Staying on "Starting Windows" Screen too long.

    I have a Dell Inspiron 17 N7010 and about a week and a half ago, I noticed it would basically freeze when it was starting up. Basically each time I want to use it, I have to shut it down by holding the power and then going to that menu where it would try and find what's wrong. At first, the...
  • Forum Thread: cannot charge battery as 'not recognised' after installing new mobo

    I need some assistance. My wife has an Inspiron Mini 10 which I damaged seeing if I could upgrade the RAM. So I bought another mobo and fitted it in, plugged it in and turned it on. After so long we were told that the battery was running low and wouldn't charge. After it shut down we got the OLOD...
  • Forum Thread: Graphics card

    Please someone help me ive got the dell inspiron 15r SE (7520) but I just cannot find the switchable graphics option anywhere and a lot of my games are really not running well I want to know that my AMD radeon graphics card even exist because it doesn't seem to even like be in my laptop I cant find...
  • Forum Thread: Memory upgrade to Inspiron E1505 667MHz vs. 800MHz and 4GB vs 2GB

    Ques 1: Does the 800MHz SDRAM run at 667MHz anyways because the system bus is running at 667MHz and so does it make sense just to get the lower speed? Ques 2 : Has anyone with the T2300 chip set installed 4GB on a E1505/6400 and gotten a noticeable performance boost? (vs. the T5500 which is 64-bit...
  • Forum Thread: HD test returns a status of 7. What does this mean ?

    Hi, My Inspiron crashes continually. I have run various diagnostics. When I view the event log it has dozens of the dreaded "windows has shut down unexpectedly" Critical - Kernel Power (41) error. When the system runs it's own test via F12 boot diagnostics, the hard drive fails and...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 1564 CMOS battery failure

    Anyone else had problems with the CMOS battery failing at less than two years old? At 18 months it kept failing to boot with date/time issues, now it just loses time, everyday. Can't believe stuff this new is failing, none of my previous HPs have suffered,even after 5 years, so why the Dell? Is this...
  • Forum Thread: Booting Dell Inspiron N5010

    Hi , i've just bought online an dell inspiron n5010 , it's second hand , and when i've got home , and power it , it show me a system password , i didn't test it when i bought it because it was in his original box , and it's battery was out of power. how can i remove this password...
  • Forum Thread: keyboard backlit problem /Inspiron SE-7720/

    Hi All, I've the same problem with the backlit thing...when I launch the application ('BacklitKB) from my Dell folder on "C:" a window pops up saying, that the keyboard backlit cannot be detected. Pressing Fn+F6 does not work either...:( Anyway, if someone finds a solution for...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 15r N5110 Sleep Issue

    I just got my 15r a few weeks ago and as soon as I got it I noticed that when I tried to put it to sleep by closing the lid it would become stuck in a semi-sleep state (screen off, power light on, non-responsive, and it would begin to get very hot). The only way I found to get it out of this state was...
  • Forum Thread: Memory Integrity Test Failed [2000-0123]

    I have a Inspiron 1525 which fails the memory integrity test. i have 4gb ram. I formatted my hard drive and now i cant install any OS. I dont have any backups. What should i do? I tried reinstalling the OS many many times and i also reinstalled the ram but not luck. Do i need new ram? what might it be...
  • Forum Thread: 1525 No power no lights, nothing

    I have a 1525 that had a broken DC power port and would not power on. This port was replaced and the problem still existed......no fan, nothing except an occasional flashing blue battery light. Thinking that perhaps I received a bad power port I replaced it with another. No change. At this point I...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 1720 died suddenly - no shutdown, no warning - and will not turn on any more

    Inspiron 1720 died suddenly - no shutdown, no warning - and will not turn on any more. I have never had any issues with the battery or adapter, apart from the occasional "this adapter not recognized" message, which could easily be rectified by simply unplugging the power supply from the computer...
  • Forum Thread: Laptop N7010 wont boot up past the Dell screen, the bars never fill up & I've tried EVERYTHING, please help if you can..

    Well, the 1st bad message I got when trying to log into my Inspiron Windows 7 (32 & 64) was: PXE-E53 "no boot file received". I spoke with someone who told me to insert the drivers disc & keep hitting F12, which at 1st wouldn't work (but I CAN access the BIOS screen from F2 &...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Inspiron N5030 won't start?Followed system repair instructions.

    Hi Prateek, I have a dell inspiron n5030 and I'm having problems at startup, I have a blank screen with a blinking cursor at start up. I've followed the diagnostic (F12) instructions and at 5% complete, I've received the error msg below: Error Code 0142 Msg: Error Code 2000-0142...
  • Forum Thread: Loose Screws....Inspiron 1525

    I have an Inspiron 1525 which has been an awesome, awesome PC but for 1 issue. The screws are constantly falling out of the back. While there have been other issues that technical support has resolved quickly they never are able to resolve loose screws. The loose and missing screws lead to unnecessary...
  • Forum Thread: INSPIRON 1564 - FAN ISSUES - DELL PLEASE SOLVE THIS ISSUE

    I am having troubles with the fan...it's on almost all the times...and it is quite anoying... I have another older laptop which is totally silent and this new Dell 1564 bought 3 days ago makes much more noise... I've read many topics with the same problem. When will Dell fix this issue...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron n7010 failure to turn on

    I have had my computer for about 3 years and about 6 months ago I had a spill on my computer where it would not turn on after the spill. I took the computer to a shop and they said it had no wliquid damage and then replaced my ac port for the charger. It worked great other than all the ports on the left...
  • Forum Thread: Dell inspiron 1525 w/ vista

    My two year old 1525 wouldn't start. (OS is Vista Home Premium). It will run the dell screen and then stop indefinitely with a blinking white dash/cursor in the top left of a black screen. After looking for solutions have run diagnostics and there seems to be no errors with the OS or...
  • Forum Reply: Re: dell inspiron 15r 5520 touch pad Fn F3 not working

    I downloaded and installed the Windows 7 64 bit version. Rebooted twice still the Fn/F3 isn't working. Thanks
  • Forum Thread: Dark Screen - What to do and does warranty covers this?

    Hi I just bought a new dell n5520 core i7 with 8gb ram, 1tb drive and 1gb card. This is my very first dell machine and dont know why I was bit scared about my decision. I was so much excited on the other hand that i got my first core i7 machine as I have had Packard Bell Core 2 Due for at least...
  • Forum Thread: Office Starter

    I had office starter preinstalled on my Dell N7010. A month ago (just out of the 1 year warranty) office starter quit working and wouldn't open word or excel files. I uninstalled the program, assuming I was sent a back up disk with my computer. I don't think I was, and now after searching on...
  • Forum Thread: removing old programmes

    Hi i have 2 versions of Vista loaded on my inspirion laptop and it is slowing my computer down, can any one help me as to how i get rid of one of them and which one i get rid of please help? Thank you Dave
  • Forum Thread: I NEED HELP!!!!!!!!!

    I NEED HELP!!!! i just got a brand new dell n5050 keyboard this week and there is something wrong. when i got it in the mail from texasdiscountelectronics.com, i was so happy that i dont have to deal with this crappy old keyboard ever again. So i went to install the keyboard, i took the battery out...