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  • Forum Thread: Power lead causing problems

    When I use my mains lead to power the laptop, the screen starts flickering and then goes completely black. When I disconnect the mains lead the laptop runs perfectly OK from its charged battery. HELP!!!!
  • Forum Thread: HELP!!!!!!

    I am having an issue with my Inspiron N5040 laptop. Last night, I was online when Explorer crashed. I exited from my home screen, but everything was frozen. I hit Ctrl Alt Delete and chose to log off. My laptop started to log off, but then it got stuck in the 'log off' screen. Even after I pressed...
  • Forum Thread: my dell latitude e6420 screen goes blank when it has to boot

    my dell latitude e6420 screen goes blank and stays blank when it has to boot from the internal hhd or usb or even cd, i can not even run diagnostic test. all my laptop can do now is go to Bios settings. it turns and stays blank when not at bois. plz help me...very urgent.
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 1564 lcd not showing anything

    Hello. I have a dell inspiron 1564. On start up my system boots properly as I get the windows booting sound. But I am not able to see anything on the screen. Its just black. It was running till a couple of hours back but I had switched it off for sometime and when I switched on, this happened. Please...
  • 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: studio 1737 nightmare/inspiron 1545 operating system???

    hello and please accept my apology ..because im about to blow your mind...ok....first off i am typing this on a flawless inspiron 1711..so here it goes...i purchased one year ago this beautiful on the outside but frankenstien internals studio 1737 slash inspiron 1545 operating system.....and 2 weeks...
  • Forum Thread: Incomplete installation of WIN8 updates - Dell Inspiron 17R SE (7720) doesnt boot!!

    THANKS IN ADVANCE TO WHOEVER SITS DOWN AND READS THIS!! :) I bought a recent Inspiron 7720 laptop, with Win8 pre-installed. It seemed to be installing some updates, when it shut down(with them having installed only 35%) When I attempt to power on, it passed the Dell logo screen, then sticks...
  • Forum Thread: Dell studio 1558 nothing happens

    Hello! Today I was at my dell studio and it turned off suddenly. I was just reading my e-mails and it turned off totally. If i tryed to turn it on, it woun't start. If i press power button only chargin led flashed once and if i hold on power button it flashes. No sound, no hardware start, nothing...
  • 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: 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: 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: E4310 Power ON problem, Blinking power and battery light only.

    My latitude E4310 cannot power up after a week of not used. I bought the laptop in 2010 and its working fine until this year. Last 2 months, it began to display a hard disk failure warning that says I need to replace the hdd before its totally unusable. After a week I replaced the hdd with new seagate...
  • Forum Thread: XPS14z battery no longer charging since overseas trip

    Went on a holiday in Indonesia and brought my laptop. Used a power adapter and all of the regular Dell gear which worked fine (for reference I use an XPS14z). After an overnight charge, the laptop would not turn on, and I was met with a red power light (typical of when the battery is about to run...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 1721 Not Detecting Battery

    Hello, I have a Dell Inspiron 1721 that is not detecting the battery. I have swapped out the battery with another battery and have swapped out the AC/DC charger. But it is still not recognizing the battery, it will work fine with the power cord plugged in. Any Ideas?
  • 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: my Dell Inspiron N5050 laptop won't start up

    Last night, my laptop got switched off on its own due to low battery but after that when i started it by pressing power button, it shows the dell logo, goes to a black screen with a white cursor then comes back to the dell logo again and it is repeating itself. I went to the boot option(F12)>Diagnostics...
  • Forum Thread: No power - have read the Dell suggestions/videos; no help.

    Problem & What I've tried so far: my Dell Studio laptop is not getting charge/power - with or without the battery. Tried two Dell 90W adapters - both were getting power (green LED lights lit). The pins in the adapters appear fine. Performed the Discharge Static process twice as described in video...
  • 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 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 Reply: Re: Dell Inspiron N5110 touchpad problem when charging

    Hello, I have the absolute same issue as Asadmujtaba. It is not a OS issue, because I have tested it with both Windows and Linux and the result is the same - when the charger is connected, the touchpad does not work properly if at all. When on battery, however, everything is fine. This happens...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Studio 1555 Will Not Turn On

    I have a Dell Studio 1555 that is 4 years old (so no warranty left). Recently it has had problems starting up whenever it went off. I would try draining the static power by holding down the power button with all power sources out of it, and eventually it would work. However, a few days ago it went off...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Dell Studio 1749 - Shuts down randomly without warning and then won't start back up

    I am having the same problem. I've run tests on my battery and everything comes back fine. The battery charges normally and holds a charge. However, I *HAVE* to keep my computer plugged in because it shuts down every time it runs off the battery and the slightest movement is made to the computer...
  • 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: N5010 Power light and left front LED (white) blinks and won't power on.

    Hi All, I have a Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop, the power light (light on the power button) and the left front LED white light blinks every 5 seconds. It doesn't power on at all. Please help me on this issue. J ames
  • 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...