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  • Forum Thread: I had a driver problem. Dell has now broken my computer and I can't use it!

    About a week ago, I had a problem where my speakers were not outputting correctly to my speakers. I could only have headphones in. I chatted with dell 'Tech support'. He could not fix it. He deemed it a hardware issue and sent out a tech about 2 days later to replace my speakers. I had also stated...
  • Forum Thread: random shut down, battery and charger fail, inspiron 5010

    I have a had a number of problems and it would been helpful if anyone had any suggestions, First I experienced random shutdowns until all I had was a blue screen. I reinstalled windows and although I have had one shutdown since everything is OK (sort of). Then my battery charger stopped working- so I...
  • Forum Thread: Problem with AC Adapter

    Dear Community, We recently bought Dell laptop and whenever we plug the AC adapter it gives this message: Batteries don't charge as it is supposed and when unpluged they don't last. Is there a solution for this or should we inquire for warranty as these laptops are brand new and were...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Diagnostics - Overheating

    I'm an American living in Japan. I do not speak Japanese. Bought my computer in Japan. Ran diagnostics and got the following error Model: Studio 1555 Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition (64-bit) Service Tag: <Admin Note: removed per privacy policy~RK> How can I get help?...
  • Forum Thread: Alienware M11x HDMI port not working

    My girlfriend got her Alienware M11x R2 about 6 months ago Spec: CPU i7 Ram 8gb HDD 320 gb She has been using the HDMI port to connect an external monitor at home, but now it's not working anymore. I tried to use different cable on different monitor, and they seem to have the same...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Studio 1558 Battery not charging beyond 44%

    I have a Dell studio 1558, which i purchased in 2010. I replaced my original 6 cell battery with a 9 cell battery which i obtained from an authorized dell service center in 2011. After about 1 year of use, the battery now does not charge beyond 44%. It is able to discharge normally and charges...
  • Forum Thread: Dell XPS 15 L502x 'plugged in, not charging' and orange/white flashing battery light? And FAILED HARD DRIVE!

    I've owned my Dell XPS 15 L502x for just over a year (thus, I am out of my warranty period) and recently it has stopped being able to charge. I am completely tethered to the AC power adapter to use it as I'm on 0% battery and have an inability to charge it. As well as my inability to charge the...
  • Forum Reply: Re: XPS 14z Randomly turns off

    Funny thing. We've been experiencing this same random issue on both of the Dell laptops we own. They were both purchased in 2008. One is an XPS M1530, and the other is an Inspiron 1520. This started only several weeks ago. Very strange. They've been operating since purchased without a hitch,...
  • Forum Thread: inspiron 15r won't completely shut down

    Hi all, for the past two months my laptop hasn't been able to shut down all the way. What happens: I click shut down it logs out and the screen goes black. It seems to shut down but the power button light , and the front power light stays on. The only time it will successfully shut down...
  • Forum Thread: Problems With My Dell Inspiron 1464

    I have a Dell inspiron 1464 laptop with Preloaded Windows 7 Home Premium. Here is the tech specs of my device for your Kind information. Bios Version: A04 Reg Model: P09G Reg Type: P09G001 Current OS: Windows 7 Home Premium Monitor: 14-inch LED Webcam: 1.3 MP Processor: Intel Core...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Delay issue on windows performance and bios performance

    anybody's there that answer my question..!!???
  • Forum Thread: Dell functionalities software for precision M4500

    Hi, The hard hard drive of my Precision M4500 died a couple of days ago. I have received a new HD from DELL and I have used the Resource CD that came with the laptop. However, I am struggling to find the some of the software that was in the original installation, namely those which activate...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 15R (N5110) Wireless Locking up

    Hi all We're having troubles with a laptop (fresh out of the box). It is a new Inspiron 15R (N5110) which has the Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 Bluetooth adapter. The problem we're experiencing is when the laptop connects via wireless, all other wireless devices are intermittently disconnected...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Studio 1747 does not charge battery

    I have looked at the post here: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19469061.aspx and while similar, those resolutions do not fix my problem. It has been an issue since I first purchased the laptop, and I have had support remote in and look at things on multiple occasions, but...
  • Forum Thread: laptop computer freezes during game. Have to unplug AC and battery to stop drive/noise.

    I have a failry new Inspiron 1525 running W7. I've had no problems for about 1 year, but lately, while playing CD games the computer will freeze up and make a sound like the CD (or hard) drive is running wild. I then have to remove the AC plug and pull the battery out. I let the machine cool for...
  • 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: Battery Button not working

    Peace be upon you; I am using Dell inspiron N4030, service tag < ADMIN NOTE : Service tag removed per privacy policy >, I installed all available drivers available, but the battery button on the keyboard isn't working at all, all other function keys are working fine. Win7 (64x) Thanks...
  • Forum Thread: do i need to get my xps l502x motherboard replaced?

    i have a xps l502x and have had it for two years now and it has never been able to play games my graphics card is a nvidia gt 540 m i've read about it on google and people said they resoled their problem by changing their motherboard. also my battery has less power in it now and i talked to a suport...
  • Forum Thread: Motherboard Problems?

    Hi All, new to this forum. My girlfriends Inspiron 15R N5110 has an unknown problem. Backstory: It was purchased new about 2 years ago and has had slight problems with the track pad and an awful network connection (both wireless and ethernet). Recent: It came down with a pretty bad browser hijacker...
  • 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...
  • Forum Thread: hardware+software problem

    Greetings, I have been using my Dell laptop Inspiron n5010 for a couple of years and it was working fine untill recently for a month, it started shutting down on itself and prompted me to run dell restore service, which i did, and since then its been working somehow but within some days i realised...
  • 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: XPS L502X "plugged in, charging" but still not charging.

    I have a Dell XPS L502X laptop bought in May 2012. While in warranty (around April-May 2013) it had some serious heating and charging issues and some parts(motherboard,charger,battery) were replaced. Now the warranty has expired but a new problem has cropped up. The battery has stopped charging. On the...
  • 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: Problem with Starting My Laptop + some other causes of concern

    Hi everyone, I'm having a problem with my dell XPS L502X. Lately, it seems to have a lot of problems getting into windows. It shows the Dell Screen when starting up which loads itself then. Often it does this 3-4 times before it continues into windows. It seemed to be fixed when I unplugged...