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  • Forum Thread: VOSTRO 3560 system config: from BIOS to drivers

    Good day to all I am running Win8 on a Vostro that came with Win7. My recovery partition could still be there, or not. I did a clean install and re-installed all the "required" drivers and applications; but I feel the system could be more faster. I would like to get this beast growling...
  • Forum Thread: Need BIOS password for my Dell Vostro Laptop

    I recently purchased a second hand Dell Vostro laptop. I want to access BIOS but it says I need a password. How can I get this password or override it?
  • Forum Thread: DELL VOSTRO v131 BIOS security breach

    Hi, I noticed this pb many time ago and now I'm tired to wait for an update so I demand it ! In the boot priority list it's not possible to allow boot ONLY on the hard drive. We cannot deactivate the boot on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th boot priority. We need to forbid the boot on usb, cd...
  • Forum Thread: Battery has stopped charging

    Hello, About a month ago, without any warning the battery stopped charging on my Vostro v13. It is now at 0% charged rate even though it is always plugged in, and does not go above that (so if it get unplugged or the power goes out, so does the computer). When I hover over the battery sign it tells...
  • Forum Thread: Vostro 3360 screen backlight issue (suspected BIOS issue)

    Hello I have a problem with the backlight on all of our Vostro 3360's where the backlight for the screen drops intensity for approximately 3 seconds at a time and then resumes full intensity and drops back down after another 3 seconds. It is occuring for an entire batch of Vostro 3360s including...
  • Forum Thread: Usb 3.0 not working (after bios update?)

    The usb 3.0 ports on my vostro 3550 stopped working after updating the bios. I've tried uninstalling and updating the drivers with both Dell and not Dell drivers, but nothing seems to help. There is no option to turn the ports on or off in the bios menu. The only thing I haven't tried is reinstalling...
  • Forum Thread: vostro 3560 bios memory

    I have update the bios of my vostro 3560-1818 to the new version A11 download from the dell drives download site http://www.dell.com/support/drivers. But now my computer just use 7.88G of 8G memory. How can I fix this?
  • Forum Thread: Battery plug in not charge, Dell Vostro 3550

    Hi guys I am facing a problem with “battery plug in not charge” on my dell vostro after change in window version from window 7 32bit to 64bit, in your export opinion is it a software or diver issue or some kind of hardware? Even I change charger/adopter with my two other friends who has dell...
  • Forum Thread: Vostro 3550 USB Wake Up Keyboard or Mouse

    Hello everybody, is it possible to wake up my vostro 3550 by usb keyboard or mouse? I enabled "usb wake up" in bios but nothing happened. Thx in advance Bye
  • Forum Reply: Re: Vostro 1510 flashing num lock light

    First time ever posting on a forum but all posts above are accurate and I'm a novice with working on and repairing laptops, meaning I've never done it before. Over the last several weeks my Vostro 1310 system occationally would not boot up and Blinking 9 and Blinking A and steady Down Arrow...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Vostro 3350 won't power up

    There's some background info I should provide to give a clearer picture, so bare with me. I decided to change the original 750gb hdd for a crucial 128gb SSD. I looked up a video on YouTube on how to change the Hdd on the 3550, so that I knew exactly what I was doing. I was able to change the hdd...
  • Forum Thread: Vostro 3460 - WiFi card not detected + DVD tray ejecting

    Hi there everybody, I'm quite a new guy in here. I've bought Dell Vostro 3460 about six months ago with i7 3612QM, 8 GB RAM, GeForce GT 630M 1 GB, 500 GB HDD + 32 GB SSD, Win7Pro SP1. Frankly speaking, I'm a little bit dissatisfied with this computer, especially with the battery life...
  • Forum Thread: Vostro 3560 Possible A11 bios fault makes loud spinning CPU fan...

    Hello, Me, and two colleagues got identical Vostro 3560 laptops we all installed all recommended drivers and the same work related software, but only I got some crazy idea to update my Bios to A11... I didn't notice the sound of fan at the beginning of installation of windows 7, drivers, and...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Vostro 1710 Bios eprom location anyone ?

    Hi everyone does anyone know the location of the bios eprom on a vostro 1710 laptop ? I beleive it is the EOW manufactured one under the wifi card but need to confirm it before removing it after a fried flash . Thanks in advance
  • Forum Thread: RE Terry's Article 'Issues with charging notebooks. Is it the AC adapter, the battery or the system itself?'

    As a computer programmer I have thrashed a lot of laptops in my time. My first, aToshiba was so ugly but still works today - my Compact -- thrashed that 3 hard drives later it still goes. Then in 1998 got my HP Desktop that I thrash and a Dell Volvo 1510 for when I provide training and demo's - but...
  • Forum Thread: VOSTRO 1510 HDD PASSWORD FORGOT

    DEAR FRNDS I HAVE SOME ISSUE OF HEATING AND SHUTTING DOWN IN MY VOSTRO 1510..FOR WHICH DELL HAS REPLACED THE MOTHER BOARD PROCESSOR OF MY LAPTOP...BUT AFTER REINSTALLING NEW PARTS WHEN THE TECHNICIAN STARTED MY LAPTOP...THERE IS BLACK SCREEN WITH ENTER HDD PASSWORD....I DONOT KNOW HOW THIS HAPPENED...
  • Forum Thread: Vostro 3360 - BSOD when attempting to image

    Hello All I'm new to the forum so will say hello before I dive into the issue I'm experiencing! I have a vostro 3360 with Phoenix Tiano ver A13. It was prebuilt with Win8 Pro but I downgraded to Win7 Pro 64bit, changing SATA Operation to ATA and also enabled legacy boot options. The...
  • Forum Thread: Vostro 3360 A08/A09 Cannot boot WinPE, bluescreen. Cannot downgrade BIOS to known working version.

    Hi Everyone, I'm having a problem with Vostro 3360, A08/09 BIOS. We have 2 3360s that arrived 6 weeks ago and they're A04 and are not subject to this error - they are working fine. The issue is with regard to booting into WinPE from A08/09, it simply bluescreens as soon as Windows...
  • Forum Thread: Restore system using Recovery Partition

    Hello! I need to use the "BIOS RECOVERY IMAGE FACTORY TOOL" that uses the RECOVERY IMAGE PARTITION. But this option has gone, it's not anymore showed in Bios Setup. And I think i know why: My Vostro came with the following partitions: . DellUtility - 78 MB RECOVERY - 7.93 GB OS -...
  • Forum Thread: White Screen Appears On Laptop

    I have a vostro 1015, and a white screen keeps popping up on my laptop's monitor, yet I can still hear the audio playing. What can be the issue of this? How can I diagnose this issue? It probably cause I had my system changed from linux to windows - or it just because I installed the facebook messenger...
  • Forum Reply: Re: How much ram can I upgrade to in my Vostro 1000?

    Is it a Dell Vostro 1000 ? AMD or Intel Based chipset ? Did you flash BIOS to latest version ? There was an issue with AMD Based laptops with flickering screen, driver error etc. In my case (with amd) BIOS update helped. Also, are you sure you run a legit OS ? ))
  • Forum Reply: Re: Vostro 3560 Possible A11 bios fault makes loud spinning CPU fan...

    Dear, Unfortunately, I'm having the exact same issue as described. Vostro 3560, Bios A11... Problem appeared after a BIOS upgrade, but I cannot revert as I cannot download an earlier release. The fan switches between completely off and full speed every 30-60 seconds, it's extremely annoying...
  • Forum Thread: which disk is it please help me!!!

    hi, my daughter has killed her dell vostro. she unistalled windows. now i have the disc so i reinstalled it but....things are not right. there are drivers missing. one of which being the base system device driver. i have scoured the laptop for it but it is not there, not anywhere. i cant find where...
  • Forum Reply: Re: blank screen when resuming from standby/hibernation forces me to reboot

    Just another bump, as I let my power cable slip out today and the computer went to sleep/hibernate self-destruct. I see there's no BIOS update or other explanation for this. There's unlikely to be. I can't phone Dell without cost, as my warranty is finished. Still, it won't stop...
  • Forum Thread: Is the new BIOS version A11 applicable for windows 7 ultimate 64 bit sp1 on a vostro 3560-1818 laptop?

    I updated the new BIOS version A11 on a vostro 3560-1818 laptop running windows 7 ultimate 64 bit sp1. While the laptop went to bluescreen suddenly several times. I'm not sure what the matter is. Dose the A11 can not be used on that laptop? Or someone can send me the original version of Bios (A09...