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  • Forum Thread: Vostro 3750 Laptop will occasionally not power up with battery in.

    I have a problems with a customers 1 year old Vostro 3750 laptop (out of warranty by 3 weeks . The majority of time it works fine but occasionally it will not power on at all i.e. no fan, no leds, no video or indication of any sort. To resolve this I have to remove the battery and start the laptop...
  • Forum Thread: Dell vostro 3750 doesn't boot Linux when any device is connected to the USB 3.0 port

    I'm experiencing very strange problem with my Dell Vostro 3750. This machine is equipped with USB 2.0 capable USB ports and USB 3.0 capable ports. During the power-up any USB devices (or even multiple devices via hub) can be connected to the USB 2.0 capable port. However if even a single device...
  • Forum Thread: Dell inspiron n5110, i have fix the black screen with windows 8, i have installed bios 'a11' but now when i'm on windows 8, my dell stop running it , i cant move the mouse cant have access at taskmanager

    Dell inspiron n5110, i have fix the black screen with windows 8, i have installed bios 'a11' but now when i'm on windows 8, my dell stop running it , i cant move the mouse cant have access at taskmanager
  • Forum Thread: lost password

    problem with my laptop ( dell inspiron 1525 ) about forgetting bios password service tag : < ADMIN NOTE: Service tag removed per privacy policy> please help me my e_mail : < ADMIN NOTE : Email id removed per privacy policy>
  • Forum Thread: Vostro V13 'Cannot Find Operating System' problem - common problem & design issue!

    The problem is the laptop is unable to turn on. It goes into the dell logo menu and gets stuck there. If I run the diagnostics it says 'hard drive not found'. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psgoFMRmn5c The v13 in this video has the exact same problem as mine. So does my friend who had this...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Vostro A860 Won't Turn On

    I bought my Dell Vostro A860 in December of 2008 and it has had a very easy life. At least a year ago (maybe longer, I'm not sure) both the battery and the power adapter stopped working correctly. The battery wouldn't hold a charge and the adapter wouldn't charge anything (it is the same...
  • Forum Thread: Vostro 3700 deletes files from the USB thumb drive, when booting from USB thumb drive

    I've created a MSDOS boot disk on a USB thumb drive for a legacy application. After selecting F12 and booting from the USB thumb drive, the bootup stops or freezes. I'll power off the machine, boot back into windows, and try to read the USB drive. One of two things happen, A. the drive...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Vostro A860

    Hi...my Dell Vostro A860 is constantly freezing..mouse pointer not moving..can't use keyboard either and hdd light goes off and sometimes..if i try to reboot...nothing happens...just a strange sound and a quick flash from the keyboard lights.I know it is not overheating,I reseated RAM and I ran Dell...
  • Forum Thread: Error Code 0F00:0232 on Harddrive Diagnose

    Hello, i got a new Notebook Vostro 1710 and sometime he want not to start. also he get stuck in bios and to not show the Harddrive on the Bios Page. I run the diagnostic and i got on both HDs the Error Code 0F00:0232 on several Blocks. I dont know, maybe my HDs ( i have two 250 Gigabite in SATA Raid...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Delay issue on windows performance and bios performance

    anybody's there that answer my question..!!???
  • Forum Thread: Laptop hangs at boot

    Hello, I have a Dell Vostro 3550 for almost 2 months now and had no problems so far. 2 days ago I shut down my computer normally and left it like that until today. When today I tried to power it on, it simply hung at the boot with the dell splash on. I tried restarting it several times with...
  • Forum Thread: dell vostro 1500 won't boot sometimes

    Hello, I have a Dell Vostro 1500 which sometimes ,doesn’t want to boot. I was using Windows 7,I have changed it to XP ,and it’s happening the same thing. If I want to restart it , I’m getting a black screen(without any beep) , and when I'm turning it on ,I must press...
  • Forum Reply: Re: VOSTRO V13 NOT START UP BLACK SCREEN

    hi Isro, I have the same problem on my Vostro v13. Did you find a fix for yours? Thanks, SurreyRV
  • Forum Thread: Dell Vostro 1500

    I also have a vostro 1500 out of warrenty. It worked one day then nothing the next. It boots up, get the big DELL screen and bar then nothing. Cursur is visible and controlable but nothing else, blank screen. I will take any suggestions.
  • Forum Thread: Vostro 1014 White screen on boot

    Hi, I have a Vostro 1014 that no longer boots. As soon as the power button is pressed the screen goes white & the num lock light comes on. The num light stays on (not flashing) and the num lock & scroll lock lights are off. I can hear no disk activity. If I remove the SODIMM I get the On...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Studio 17 Problems! Please help.

    I updated my graphic and sound drivers yesterday on my Dell Studio 17. I restarted the system like I would do after any installation or update only to find that my laptop wouldnt boot up, instead it redirected me to system repair. I thought there must be something wrong with what i updated... So I...
  • Forum Thread: BIOS Boot sequence erased (UEFI or LEGACY)

    Hi everybody When i start my VOSTRO 3360 on Windows 8 It see the DELL logo (F2 / F12) But i loop on a screen because there is no sequence for boot No LEGACY sequence boot No UEFI sequence boto When i press F2 to the BIOS , same problem HDD is set to AHCI No sequence...
  • Forum Thread: XPS L502x hangs during game play

    I have been having problems with my XPS L502x I use to play Saint Rows the Third on my laptop it use to play perfectly but now after a year I restored my factory setting now when ever i install any of my old games they start off perfectly but during the game it hangs a lot kindly help me out.
  • Forum Thread: Dell Vostro V131 Battery connection

    While I was working on my Dell Vostro V131 while charging it, the Dell Support Center Application suddenly warned me that the battery had produced a fatal error. I restarted the laptop, but the BIOS warned me that the battery needed replacing. The laptop wouldn't work without an adapter anymore....
  • 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: Dell Vostro 1710 crashes when WLAN drivers are loaded.

    Hi all, I have been having problems with this Vostro 1710 lately, firstly random crashes, then it wouldn't boot past the Windows XP Pro splash screen (would just power off and i would have to remove the power adapter and replace it before it would power up again). I have formatted and re-installed...
  • 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 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: Won't boot--3 beeps--but HD seems to be good

    Hi. New to this forum so let me know if there's a better place. We have an old Vostro 1500 workhorse my wife's had for six years--she's worn out 2 sets of mouse buttons! Suddenly it won't boot. In fact it doesn't even show any of the splash screens. When the PS is plugged in the...
  • Forum Thread: White Screen Pops Up

    While I am watching a video or something, a white screen pops up, but I can hear the audio. I tried troubleshooting, but the system could not find any problems. I also tried disk defragmenter, but the white screen pop up again. What can the issue/problem might be? I only had this laptop for a year and...