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  • Forum Thread: My laptop makes a 'tuck tuck' noise when charger is disconnected

    Hi My Dell laptop makes a 'tuck tuck' noise intermittently as I disconnect my charger. I couldn't run Diagnostics as my my OS is Ubuntu. Does anyone know what causing it? The only way that I can stop it is by removing the battery
  • Forum Thread: Dell E6420 Requests for a Dell Secure Manager password on BIOS

    Hi , we have a E6420 which prompts for a Dell Secure Manager password on BIOS. we do not seam to have the correct password. is there a way to clear or bypass the password? thanks Dilen
  • Forum Thread: Dell Studio 1535 A/C power does not work

    It powers on using the battery. When plugged in the battery does not charge and it will not power on using just the AC power. I tried changing to a known good AC power adapter from another Dell laptop. Did not work. Battery works. I tried installing a new power plug. (took apart most of the laptop...
  • Forum Thread: How many times can I use my Warranty to repair a product?

    Hi. My computer, which I just got yesterday, keeps having problems when i turn it on but the computer screen stays dark. I will be sending my computer in for repair at dell. Is there a limited amount of times in which I may use this warranty? Also, is it possible to cancel the already placed box shipment...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Vostro 5470 is it have a expandible RAM memory?

    Good day, well I was looking for a new laptop so I found this Dell Vostro 5470 laptop (Not the ultrabook), the characteristics seems perfect to me but I was just looking about the hardware and I just find that it have 4GB of RAM memory, so my doubt is, Is it expandible to 6 or 8 GB or it is just 4GB...
  • Forum Thread: Laptop freezes while online streaming and online gaming

    Hello! For a few months I've started to have this problem. I'm playing an online game or streaming and everything stops for a few seconds and then it resumes. It happens every 1-2 minutes and sometimes 5 times per minute. It's not from the internet connection because it used to work properly...
  • Forum Thread: My Laptop is not detecting a Hard Drive already there? Please Help?

    So recently my laptop Dell Latitude E6530 started to give me problems. I knew it would happened because Hard Drive did not have a lot of space. However I did what usually everyone would, scan the Laptop using Dell Software for issues. What I came to see is that there is a hard drive in my laptop that...
  • Forum Thread: Dell XPS Laptop - warranty recently expired and Hard Drive fail and no Win 7 CD, only recovery disk

    About 2-3 weeks ago, my Dell XPS L1401 Laptop started giving me problems. It is a 8gb i7 core process with 500 gb hard drive with Windows 7. Of course after 3 years my warranty just terminated in Dec 2013. :( I did a system repair and it would take about 15sometimes 30 mins to startup mins to startup...
  • Forum Thread: Brand New Laptop Hard Disk Problem

    Two days ago I got my brand new Inspiron 15 7000 Series Touch from the Dell Site. Today when I turned my computer on I got the warning message that I posted below. Everything I read online pointed me here so hopefully someone can help me with this issue. The computer is obviously covered by warranty...
  • Forum Thread: Question about static & laptops.

    I've never posted in a forum before, and I'm not even entirely sure that this is the right forum for my question, but I won't know until I try I suppose. My question is about static and it's a 2 part question. #1- I've had my Dell Inspiron 5720 since December of 2012 and I've...
  • Forum Thread: Clicking noise from Dell Inspiron 17r

    So I have had my Dell Inspiron 17r for a little almost a year. I have had various problems since buying it such as blue screens. The blue screens are usually Kernal Data inpage errors. As of recently my laptop has also been making a clicking sound and it also doesn't turn on what usually happens...
  • Forum Thread: error code :0xc0000098 dell Inspiron ultra book

    I forgot my password and to reset it I put the win 8 disk in drive to boot but when I get in setup and tried to restore the system but pop up error massage there is no disk available after this I opened the command prompt to check the volume but this is also saying no volume is available. Now at startup...
  • Forum Reply: RE: Inspiron: pxe e61 media test failure

    Triseb, Disabling the NIC "disconnects" it entirely from the the system. Even if you were able to boot into the OS, disabling the NIC from BIOS will keep you from using it altogether. The PXE-xxx failure your are seeing is the system looking for a network to boot from. This happens when...
  • Forum Reply: RE: Problem with Bluetooth on Laptop Dell Inspiron 15

    Tregarass, Before I can help you I'll need more info than what you've already provided. Please reply to the following. 1) What is the nature of your bluetooth problem. ie radio on / not discoverable etc. It looks like you're using microsoft default driver for this device. Would you like...
  • Forum Reply: RE: Touchpad gestures/scrolling/pointer not working after windows 8.1 update on Dell Inspiron 11 3137

    Hi, SO, You're having problems with 8.1 and the Synaptics Dell Touchpad!? I wish I could say I've never seen this before. I won't open up with "Have you tried this?" Instead, I'm confident this will "fix what ails ya" There have been a wealth of problems with touchpads...
  • Forum Reply: RE: Software for External Mike Fails to Launch

    Any expert out there who can help?! Anyone?
  • Forum Thread: Software for External Mike Fails to Launch

    I just got a brand new Dell Laptop and installed a software for recording with an external microphone with ots latest driver . I connected the hardware and microphone to the laptop as instructed. Everything on that side is done according to installation procedure. When I double click the software shortcut...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 15 3521 Which Port is USB 3 and which is USB 2?

    I need to find out that on my Dell Inspiron 15 3521 which port is USB 2. How can I find that out? I got an AudioBox USB to connect a microphone to my laptop. USB 3 is not supported. I went through a lot to find out what the problem is. So, Thanks for your prompt reply!
  • Forum Thread: Issues with New XPS 15 9530 (2013)

    Hi, I work as a Designer and have had my 9530 for a few months now and use it for work and play and take it with me when traveling. Overall the experience is very positive, I honestly don't believe there is a laptop this thin and light anywhere else on the market at this time that can boast the...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 9100 Screen/Display Issue

    I bought a Dell Inspiron 9100 laptop, which was an experimental Laptop/Desktop hybrid computer that didn't end up selling well for Dell. It was bought for me as a college acceptance present by my parents. I kept it in really good shape all throughout college but for some reason the screen began to...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Studio XPS 1645 hardware fault: Dropped on left hand side of laptop, now only the Volume lights are lit, one flashing.

    I have had my laptop for about two years, has not caused me an issue. This evening I accidentally dropped the computer on to it's left hand side. This crashed the computer on the game I was playing. I turned the computer off and back on, this then produced no screen to light up and only three lights...
  • Forum Thread: xps l521x slow msata port?

    So other than the obvious wifi and overheating issues with this laptop, I may have another issue and am reaching out to all the xps 15 (l521x) with an msata ssd as their boot os owners. I purchased an adata xpg sx301 256g msata, its transfer speed should be near the 550MB. im using it as my os boot location...
  • Forum Thread: XPS L501x Very Slow and Lags

    Recently I have a major lagging problem with my XPS L501x unlike before. It lags in everything: browsing, gaming, opening files, Ctrl+F in txt files takes too long to open, even the right click lags, watching youtube videos, games, programs, applying settings on anything, playing music and video files...
  • Forum Thread: my laptop(Vestro 3550) gives Continuous repeated beeps

    my laptop(Vestro 3550) gives Continuous repeated beeps, while starting the volume is high and when windows start the beep reduces the volume but remains in the background until i shutdown. it doesn't stop, and still works fine.. what could be the problem.. i have tried changing the ram, HD, still...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Studio 1745 Motherboard Upgrade...?

    Okay, so I have a Dell Studio 1745 complete with Intel Graphics Decelerator and T6600 Core 2 Duo CPU From all my research, the 1747 and the 1749 motherboards are "physically identical" as far as shape/size and whether or not it will physically fit into the body of the laptop. Now I mistakenly...