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  • Forum Thread: Dell N5010 makes weird sounds when running diagnostics

    Hello, I have a Dell N5010 laptop and I have been running into some problems the past few weeks. It all started with my laptop not able to boot after an unexpected shutdown. When I tried to boot it again there was no light at the front, no POST, no fans spinning, it almost seemed it was dead (motherboard...
  • Forum Thread: Bluetooth not working on Dell studio 1745

    i've been working with this laptop for over 4 years, and now i found out that this version brings the bluetooth feature.. ive downloaded the driver from dell's page and tried to install it.. the problem is, the installation tells me to press the bluetooth button to enable the bluetooth and install...
  • Forum Thread: Help I'm a Novice! Factory settings please.

    As you can tell by the title I am not brilliant at computers. Over the last 3 years my dell 1555 on windows 7 has become incredibly slow. I wish to restore the computer to it's original state when I first received it, however I did not create a system image of day one. I don't mind keeping...
  • Forum Thread: Latitude D830 Does not boot

    I am having a problem booting that goes like this: Steps: 1) Press Power 2) Hear HD spin up and see power and HD activity lights come on 3) HD activity light turns off 4) CD Drive spins up 5) No more activity Observations: - CPU fan does not start ever - Display does not...
  • Forum Thread: Studio 1737 Fingerprint Reader not detected

    I have a Studio 1737 with the built in fingerprint reader and it has always worked fine until the DigitalPersona software prompted me for a update to the newest software. After installing the update and restarting the logon screen says "Reader Not Detected" but when I look in the device manager...
  • Forum Thread: DELL HARD DISK CABLE VOSTRO V13

    I bought a dell vostro v13 in March 2010 and it worked fine for one year and 15 days after my warrant expired, my system stopped working and when i switched it on it showed me an error message "OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND" and i fund that its not hard disk problem. his happened due to the delicate...
  • Forum Thread: Not support external mouse or keybord in dell inspiron n4110 windows 7 64

    I bought new dell laptop (dell inspiron n4110 ) first i installed windows 7 32 there are no problems with exter nal mouse or key borad . they are workinh properly after that I installed windows 7 64 then external mouse or key board not working i m sure that mouse and keyboad working also...
  • Forum Thread: Hardware drivers for Windows 7 home premium 64bit?

    I have a Inspiron 1420 that I recently aquired. It has a OPR853 motherboard with a Pentium T2390 dual core cpu and it was running an older version of Vista 32bit. I picked it up free because it wasn't working correctly so the original owner bought a new laptop. It is in excellent condition...
  • Forum Thread: Laptop does not turn on

    I have a dell studio 1558, with intel i5 and 6GB RAM I am unable to turn on the laptop. The adapter is connected and the battery is charged. But, when i press the power button, nothing happens. I have tried some basic troubleshooting. Remove Battery, connect adapter. Remove adapter, connect...
  • Forum Thread: Dell XPS L502x --- Plugged in, not charging (0%)

    Hi, this is my first post on these forums so please excuse me if I make a mistake :) The other day, my computer seemed to stop charging, and I couldn't turn it on after it died. Now I have (with a screwdriver) pushed out the Power input Jack as I found it was to far in. The computer now accepts...
  • Forum Thread: Intel T9600 (2.8Ghz) Issue - Studio 1737

    Hi, Im having a few problems installing my new Intel T9600 (2.8Ghz) *1066Mgz* Processor - Once i have installed it and turn on the machine, the audio buttons on the media pad light up with the mute button flashing. this would usually indicate a RAM issue but my ram is perfectly fine as when i put my...
  • Forum Thread: My new XPS 15Z, second problem ..!, the screen suddenly changed to vertical & horizontal lines then . . .

    Dear all my first problem was battery wont charging, and it solved by change the main board and battery. I just bought the laptop XPS 15Z on 20th of Oct. 2011 ---------> "it less than 8 months" now while using the laptop, suddenly the screen changed to vertical & horizontal lines and...
  • Forum Thread: Soaked Inspiron 1720

    My Dell inspiron 1720 is accidentally soaked when I tipped a glass of water into it... at first the keyboard don't work... then after a few days, it wake up up at all... all the lights turn blue when I power it up... and there is a faint buzzing/hissing sound... I think it's about power or it...
  • 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: re enable touchpad when mouse is disabled

    hi, I have a problem with windows not recognizing that i have turned off my logitech bluetooth mouse. if i turn off the mouse put the machine into suspend and then starts it it is acting as it should but if turn off the mouse windows still marks it as still connected. i haven't checked the...
  • Forum Thread: I don't want to press the Fn key to make my F1-F12 keys work

    well, the subject says it all, i want to press just the F# key without pressing the Fn one i have a dell inspiron 15R n5010 Alloy special edition there is a way to switch this thing?
  • Forum Thread: XP D-610: Setup.exe - Application Error

    Location: C:\dell\drivers\R257684 I wanted to reload INTEL_MULTI-DEVICE_A18_R257684.exe to re-install wifi. Following error indicated: The Instruction at "0x00000000" referenced memory at "0x00000000". The memory could not be "read"
  • Forum Thread: Latitude E5520M - Windows 8 - Drivers

    Hello!I just installed Windows 8 Pro on my Latitude E5520M (somehow students in Germany can already download Win8 for free ). Now I have a (read: two) problems. The device manager gives me two devices without a driver. One of them is an unknown device, the other one is mass storage controler. And for...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron N5110 nVidia GT 525M Crashing

    I got my Inspiron 15R N5110 back in May. Specs: i3-2310M @ 2.1Ghz 4GB DDR3 RAM nVidia GT 525M - 1GB Windows 7 Home Premium (64 Bit) It was working fine and I've been very happy with it up until about half way through November. A few days after I bought Oblivion, when I was playing...
  • Forum Thread: Vostro 3500 Touchpad Problems

    Hello, I'm someone here can help me. My touchpad is driving me crazy. When I try to scroll or highlight something or even grab a the edge of a window to change its size, my mouse skips around, grabs the wrong thing or only highlights part of what I try grab. And the thing that drives me the craziest...
  • 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: inspiron 1545 hardware failure? Urgent

    Ok I'm desperate, because for god sakes I dont have more money to put into this thing!!! Two weeks ago I sent my computer to a local tech because my computer was sending message after message of corrupted and missing files. In less then a day he called to say it was ready. After a hefty fee he told...
  • Forum Thread: Missing Startup Program

    Recently, I fixed my computer from a virus, and now whenever I turn on my laptop, it won't startup. I am most definitely certain that the startup program isn't on. As a noob I am, please tell me all steps specifically as to activate the program, or download a new one, or whatever. Just please...
  • Forum Thread: Dell XPS 14z USB 3 port not working after windows re-installation

    Hi, I re-installed windows on my XPS 14z, Installed all the drivers (inc. chipset, bios , etc.) updated all the windows updates. but the SS USB port driver didn't install. (you can see it on Device manager as "Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller" with no driver) I have...
  • Forum Thread: My new XPS 15 Z Battery not charging

    Dear All When I plugged in my adapter to charge my laptop, it didn't respond to it. The light on the adapter is on, but the battery just wont charge. I changed the AC adapter as a Hardware problem, but I couldn't change the battery because it is built-in. On the other side of...