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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: Inspiron 1545 Restore to factory settings?

    So I bought a laptop last year in June and it had vista installed, since then I upgrade to Windows 7 via a disc from my university. I recently got a nasty virus and decided it would just be easier to restore my computer to it's factory setting. When I get to the f8 system restore menu I don't...
  • 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: Dell Inspiron D620 BIOS update problem

    Hey, I have a problem to update my dell BIOS to version A08, the updater says "Error 8193: Intel (R) ME Interface : Cannot locate ME device driver" Anyone recieved this problem, anyone knows how to fix it?
  • Forum Thread: Screen problem when running on battery (fine when AC plugged in)

    Hi everyone, I already checked the old posts, I found similar problems but not exactly the same as the problem I have, which is why I'm posting this. I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 (purchased in 2006). When the laptop is plugged in, it works perfect. However, when running on battery, after about...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 2200 possible crash?

    Ok, so I confess, I know nothing more than the basics about computers. I hate relying on something that I don't really understand, but maybe my current situation will teach me a lesson. My computer has suddenly gone on the fritz, and I'm not really sure what to do. When I start it up, it goes...
  • 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: Backlit Keyboard in Inspiron SE15r

    hi, I am from Delhi, India. I recently purchased Dell Inspiron 15R SE via Flipkart. I wanted to know if and how can I get a back lit keyboard installed on the machine? Thanks
  • Forum Thread: inspiron 1520 power supply issue

    Up until last night i had little to no problems with this laptop i woke up this morning and it was off. I tried different outlets nothing, but once i unplugged the battery from the laptop and plugged it in the green light on the battery came back on. but as soon as i plugged it in ..minutes or hours...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron N5110- Power Won't Turn Off

    When I close the lid to my laptop, the screen goes black but the power doesn't turn off. I can still see the power light stll on. It won't go into sleep or hibernate mode. When I open the lid, the screen still stays black and I have to restart my computer and then it says something that it didn't...
  • Forum Thread: Inspison 15R N5110 switchable lid - mis-selling - how do I get my money back?

    I ordered a Dell 15R N5110 from the Dell website. The website encouraged me to purchase a switchable lid upgrade for AU$39 which I did as part of the same order. When my laptp and lid arrived, hey presto the model does not have the button on the back for switching the lid. The manual that comes...
  • Forum Thread: Windows Update offering updated Intel(R) ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller for Dell Laptop 1545

    Machine: OS Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium OS Version: 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601 This machine currently has Intel(R) ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller Driver Version 8.9.0.1023, 6-4-2009 loaded. It hasn't displayed any problems. Since January 2013 MS Windows Update has been offering...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 600m Hard Drive Heating

    I recently replaced the original WD80GB IDE hard drive on my Inspiron 600m with a Dell recommended WD Scorpio PATA 250GB hard drive (model number WD2500BEVE). After having gone through other posts on making sure that the new hard drive is partitioned to below 120GB, I partitioned mine into 3 partitions...
  • 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: M5040 RAM SLOTS

    Where are the Ram slots located on the dell M5040 and how do you get to them ?
  • Forum Thread: curser will not move

    I cannot get my curser to move at all. I have restarted my computer, taken out the battery and reinstalled. I also unlocked the num lock as suggested. Help please! Thanks
  • Forum Thread: Driver Maddness

    hello,i have a inspiron e1705 that had xp media edt ,it was nuked and reloaded with xp pro. all is well except thedevice manager says no drivers are installed for BCM2045,BASE SYSTEM DEVICE(2 of theses), a third base system device that says not configured correctly,a IDT high defenition audio codec saying...
  • Forum Thread: My dell will not start up all the way HELP HELP!!!

    I can power everything up and it get as far as the blue screen after the black screen that says windows is loading files. The following screen that pops up should be the blue screen with a little box in the middle that says user and password to start and get into the computer.. well mine doesn't...
  • Forum Thread: Upgrading recommendations for an Inspirion 15R laptop

    Hi, I currently have a Inspirion 15R and wish to upgrade the processor. This is my basic computer specifications: Operating System: Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit RAM: 8GB DDR3 Processor: Intel i7 2670QM Graphics Card: Intel 2nd Gen HD 3000, GT525M Additional Information: I bought this laptop...
  • Forum Thread: BIOS Upgrade on Inspiron 1501

    Kindly let know what I can do if after running "Inspiron 1501 FlashBIOS Version A16" on a dell PC and the said pc will not display anything after pressing power button. This was due to fact that the pc power off during the BIOS upgrade.
  • Forum Thread: Old Inspiron E1505--power button does not work. Power LED goes on for a couple seconds then off and nothing. Going to replace laptop anyway--any methods to remove files?

    Hi everyone, Thanks in advance for any guidance you can provide. I left my laptop on last night, running my AdAware scan, and when I came down the next morning I had the BSOD. I unplugged the laptop, took out the battery, and replaced the battery and plugged it back in, aiming to start it in safe...
  • Forum Thread: Laptop keeps clicking, hard drive problems.

    I've had my Dell Inspiron for a year, first off it came with a faulty memory and now it seems to be having hard drive problems. On start up for the past week it keeps clicking and wont get past the start up screen. It says this message 'Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller series v1...
  • 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...