Tech Problem Aggregator

Will HP charger work with Dell Inspiron?

Q: Will HP charger work with Dell Inspiron?

For a Dell Inspiron laptop whose 65w charger has died and has no battery, will a 90w HP charger which fits work?

The Universal Chargers we find at Best Buy here are all 90w too and are guaranteed to work, so not sure why a 90W HP charger wouldn't work - but want to ask first to be sure.


A: Will HP charger work with Dell Inspiron?

What is the output voltage of each adapter?

6 more replies
Answer Match 79.8%

My Dell Inspiron 17R 5720 doesn't recognize charger any more. And unfortunately my warranty expired 2 month ago.It was plugged in and working in the morning, but then in the afternoon I noticed that it was running on the battery only. It wont start without battery (just charger plugged in).
1. So here what I have done to debug. Me and my brother, we have purchased the same Dell laptops at the same time a year and a bit ago. This is why for a debugging purposes it was good.I took my charger and plugged in to his computer. And it works. Definitely not the charger issue I guess. And when I plug charger in to my computer, green light is still on the charger. And I have the original charger that came with the laptop.
2. Now, laptop works on the battery only, so this means that motherboard is working. I guess.
3. Next thing I did was unplugged charger and removed the battery from the laptop. Then I pushed and hold "Power" button for 45 seconds to discharge a flea charge. Plugged charger back in but laptop wont start.
4. Next I started laptop on the battery, went to BIOS and checked if the charger is recognized in the BIOS. No, it doesn't recognize charger. So, if it is not a charger then what else can it be?
5. Laptop doesn't have any strange smells so I'm not sure if anything happened with the motherboard, but I would assume mother board is ok because it works of the battery.
6. I was thinking updating the BIOS, but I can't, because it wont update whi... Read more

A:Dell Inspiron 17R 5720 doesn't work with charger. Charger is not recognized. Not charger problem.

Hi CJ777,
Thanks for reaching out with your query. You pretty much figured out all points of failure. Good job.
If the adapter is not detected in BIOS, it most likely is an issue with the mother board. In the BIOS set up, AC adapter should show up as 65w or 90w. If the adapter status is 'None' or 'Unknown Device Installed', it indicates that the mother board is not detecting the adapter for which the battery is not getting charged. Once the battery charge drains, I'm sure the adapter will not charge it again. Replacing the system board should resolve this issue.

19 more replies
Answer Match 77.28%

Hi I just bought a used dell inspiron 3000 I hope this is the right form to post this question. Anyways I bought it and it does not have a AC power charger and it calls for 19v to charge and use.

I have a Universal 12v charger that fits it but it does not have enough power to turn it on but it does turn on the light on the charger. I try to keep it on the charger all night but still no results.

So I was wondering if anyone had any sugestion on what i could buy or use to get it to work (i look at walmart they dont have anything higher than 12v). I also try and they dont have it anymore and all the websites like ebay and other charge 25 dollars or more. I dont want to sink that much money into it unless i know it will actually work.

So please respond if you have any sugestions. Thanks

A:dell inspiron 3000 AC Charger

6 more replies
Answer Match 76.44%

My laptop (Dell Inspiron 3520, Windows 8) is about a year and a half old now. Lately it has been having issues recognizing the charger when I plug it in. Sometimes it will show it's charging for a few seconds and then it stops. Often, when I restart or shut down and turn it back on, it will be fine and charge like normal. Other times, nothing is wrong and it charges exactly like it's supposed to. Right now, I've turned it off and on several times and it still won't charge. I don't know if it's the battery, the charger, or something wrong with my laptop.

edit: I left it on with the charger plugged in just in case, and now it seems to be charging intermittently; the light indicating it's charging will stay steady before it blinks and bit and goes back to being steady.

A:Dell Inspiron 3520 won't recognize charger off and on

With the Charger unplugged from the Wall, check to see if the plug is loose where it attaches to the laptop.

3 more replies
Answer Match 76.44%

I've had this issue for some time it fixed itself long enough for the warranty to expire. The light on the adapter went out so I purchased a new one that kept it charging for several more months. Now it will not charge. It works without the battery in. I also recently replaced the DC power Jack thinking that could be the issue. However I still have the same problem so it must be something else. I am hoping you can help!

A:Dell Inspiron 3520 won't recognize charger off and on

Three parts involved: 1) the power pack, 2) battery, and 3) the motherboard (power circuit).

2 more replies
Answer Match 75.6%

I purchased my laptop from Dell in November of 2007. In September of this year, the AC Adapter/Charger stopped working. (I would plug it in and the green light would not come on - on the adapter/charger). I got a replacement from Dell (after them sending me the wrong replacement twice!) and now it's not working!
Does this sound like a laptop issue or an adapter/charger issue? Dell keeps trying to tell me it's a laptop issue and my warranty expired last week.

Any help or ideas out there?


A:Dell Inspiron 1720 AC Adapter/Charger Problem


Get the PSU tested with a volt meter, if its outputting a voltage then the Mobo is faulty, as Dell failed to send you a replacement within the guarantee period you could argue its their fault and that had they sent you the correct PSU inside the warranty period then you would have know it was a Mobo issue and as such it would still have been covered by warranty, however as they delayed sending the correct part out your warranty expired....

1 more replies
Answer Match 75.6%

I have attained a dell Inspiron laptop that was recently dropped concurrently breaking the charger port and i need to replce it the metal bar being possibly the ground i believe was broken off and lost... i thought about soldering one on but it would break over time....and i need to know the specific name of this part...can anyone help me out by giving me a link to by it...i need the actual port that you solder to the board that you place your charger into in order to charge the laptop ...the AC adapter port.....????

Any help would be greatly appreciated...


~ Stephen ~

A:Solved: Dell Inspiron B120 charger port

I think its the DC Power Jack you are referring too. You need to get one thats compatible with your exact model. You may want try a site like this:

2 more replies
Answer Match 75.6%

Hi Need some help, I have an inspiron 5100 that I bought couple of year ago. few month back I noticed that the machine is not charging the battery when the laptop is on. as sson as I shut down and turn off teh laptop, teh charger stats working on the battery. So I don't beleive it is a battery problem but rather a charger one, I'm wondering if someone know if it is a software related and how to fix it.


A:Dell Inspiron 5100 Battery Charger not working

Check very carefully for full contact from the charger points, and the best way to clean them is with a pencil eraser, followed by denatured alcohol and a queue tip. The contacts do become weak or bent, which can cause the problem.
There is no software that affects that model, but there is a chip in the battery that counts the number of full charges. Onces it reaches that magic number, it stops further charging even though good otherwise. This is to prevent fire and other damage as the battery ages.
Otherwise, you need someone with experience using a soldering iron, to replace a couple of doohickies inside the case.

1 more replies
Answer Match 74.76%

So i have a dell inspiron 15 3521, about a year ago, it started turning on, but wouldn't charge. Then, the battery completely died and it wouldn't turn on. Also, when i plugged the charger in, the light on the charger unit turned on then off. I then proceeded to buy a new battery and charging unit. It turned on perfectly and worked well, but the battery wouldnt charge, and when the battery's charge was all out, it would start up, show the windows loading screen for 30-60 seconds and then mysteriously power off. (Same result with battery+charger in) When i tried turning it on with just the charger in, the front indicator lights would turn on for a few seconds, then turn back off. I tried getting rid of the static built up by pressing the power button down for 30 seconds, but no progress. I know that the outlet is working perfectly, the battery works well, just doesnt have a charge, and has been cleaned. I think the problem is either with the laptop not accepting power (for lack of better words) or the charger not producing enough power. All help is appreciated, and needed... Thank you! :)

More replies
Answer Match 74.76%

So I ran into the old plugged in, not charging problem with my laptop about a month back. I hoped it was the charger, but upon getting a replacement 65-watt charger, the problem persisted. I assumed the fiddly bits on the inside of the laptop had given up the ghost, as I've had that issue before, but when a friend plugged in his 90-watt dell charger it worked like a charm. I'd rather not have to go buy a new 90-watt charger, but I will if I have to.
Also, I suppose I should mention that I'm using a 5759 with no modifications. Also, I used to get an error message every time I plugged in a 65-watt charger though it doesn't show up anymore for whatever reason and I can't remember exactly what it said. Something about it not being recognized or somesuch. Same error message with 3 different 65-watt chargers.

More replies
Answer Match 71.4%

I have dell studio 1555. It was working fine.  For last 6 months I did not use it. Now when I try to connect it with charger, its not charging.  As I have not used it since long, the battery is dead.
When I plug in charger, I see  blue light on the connecting end of charger (at the pin that connects to laptop). However as soon as i connect it to laptop, the blue light goes off, Also there is no sign in the laptop to indicate charging. The laptop is not powering up.
Based on tips given in youtube url 
I think the charger is up. However I dont understand why charger blue light goes off when I connect it to the laptop.
Any suggestion to fix this issue.
Many thanksAbhishek

More replies
Answer Match 64.68%

hiii i have a dell inspiron 5000 series.
i forgot my charger at work and i was wondering if i could use the charger of a dell inspiron 3521. the charger's model is : The charger's  HA65NS5-00
thank you

A:use charger of inspiron 3521 on a inspiron 5000 series?

What is the exact system model? 
Each model would have a specific capacity charger optimized for it. Not all chargers could fit into the another system. And even if does fit, although it might power on the machine, it might not charge the battery if the adapter wattage is different than what the system model is designed to handle. 
The Inspiron 3521 supports two different adapter wattage - 65W and 90W. If the other system in concern supports either of this wattage and has the same type of pin, then you most certainly can use it for the time required.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name and Email) for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

1 more replies
Answer Match 63.42%

My Inspiron 660 version is with Core i5 3330 and 8GB RAM.
The BIOS is UEFI version 2.7.
My question is simple, will a GTX 960 work on this PC? (I already have upgraded the PSU, so no issue there, and it is a 6.7-inch card, so it will fit no issue)
I am just worried about the BIOS compatibility.
Hopefully someone can help me out.

A:Will a GTX 960 work on a Dell Inspiron 660?

BIOS incompatibility with video cards is usually a problem with much older computers. If there is a problem, update the bios. Make sure the card is in the first slot and that the secondary power cord(s) are plugged in. Most of these cards actually need two 6-pin power cords. Does your new supply have enough amps for the card?
If there is a problem, you can try resetting the BIOS/CMOS memory by removing and installing the system board battery; leave out for 10 seconds or so. You could also have a problem with the BIOS Safe Boot feature. Safe Boot protects the computer from changes in configuration, such as BIOS viruses or hardware changes. You might need to deactivate Safe Boot, restart the 660 and then restart Safe Boot.

6 more replies
Answer Match 63.42%

Hi, I have a dell insprion 660 and want to upgrade my gpu. My computer is the standard mini tower one, not the slim version. So I am wondering if a ASUS GeForce GTX 950 MINI-GTX950-2G 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready Video Cards will work with my computer. I already bought a 500w psu so I got that cover, but I don't if this card will work. Its a dual slot card and the pci is 3.0, will that work with this computer?
Here a link to that card I am thinking of buying

More replies
Answer Match 63% friend has a Dell Inspiron 6000 and it has a bult in mic in... it says everything is working fine but yet she cannot use emic will not actually produce sound out over the internet......even tho everything looks good..wondering what could be some solutions.


A:Dell Inspiron 6000...mic will not work

control panel> sounds and audio devices>

Everything ok there?

control panel> sounds and audio devices>voice>test hardware

Everything ok there?

Try a plug-in mic?

1 more replies
Answer Match 63%

i want to upgrade but i don't know what gpu will work and witch one would be the best for the money

More replies
Answer Match 63%


Basically I'm 19, I live on my own, and whilst I know the basics about laptops I aren't at all genius' like the lot of you. I've tried to read through some of the posts and find it really difficult so if anyone knows the answer to my problem please try to pretend you're talking to an alien and give it in simple terms.

I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 that is about a month out of warranty so Dell won't help. It came up with an error about two weeks ago saying Time And Date Clock Stopped or something very similar. I took it to a local technician who changed the clock battery or something like that. It was a tiny circle thing. It worked for a couple hours and then went dead and wouldn't do anything at all. Wouldn't turn on or light up or anything. They then said they had forgot to attach the switch that goes under the keyboard that it needs to turn back on so I went back and he reattached the clip, but still it doesn't work.

My friends baby crawled on top of the laptop when the lid was down and hey presto it worked again! Then a few days later the same happened and it just won't turn on. Could something be loose? Or is it just dead? My local technician says it might be the motherboard? I don't understand why it would work after a baby had sat on it, surely it means something clicked in to place?

I put the charger in and I know it works but the light on the laptop that should come on to say its charging stays off.... Read more

More replies
Answer Match 63%

I opened up my laptop the fan which is inside my laptop is of brand Sunon Maglev as you can see in the image below the CFM on thsi fan is 9.3

Can i replace the fan above in my laptop with this fan ? The CFM on the fan below is 65. Will there be any performance issues, and noise ? Should I replace the fan with the same brand.

More replies
Answer Match 63%

I was working on my Inspiron 9400 while it was charging when suddenly the screen flashed and then the computer went off. Since then it wont come on. No lights or screen glow. Its dead.
Can anyone please help?

A:Dell Inspiron 9400 won't work

does the rest of the machine still do something or is everything non reactive?

8 more replies
Answer Match 62.16%

Here is my computer

and here is the graphics card 
will these work together? 

More replies
Answer Match 62.16%

Hey everyone,
I was using my Dell Inspiron 7559 this weekend and suddenly the audio from my headphones quit. I had no problems in the first month I had the laptop, and the audio from the speakers still works fine. When I plug in the headphones the dialog box also doesn't show asking me about the audio device connected to the port. I know the headphones work on my phone, and I've tried deinstalling the Realtek audio driver and using the native driver. Nothing seems to work. Anyone have any suggestions? I'm grateful for any help!

More replies
Answer Match 62.16%

Hi everyone,
I've a problem with a DELL Inspiron N5110.
When I turn on the laptop, the fan is working for 15 seconds then it turns off by itself.. but the Windows boots properly and the other components work fine.
I know that I can't use my laptop if the CPU fan doesn't work because it will overheat the cpu and the motherboard so..
Could you please give me an opinion ?
Thank you

A:Dell Inspiron N5110 CPU Fan doesn't work

The fan will spin at powerup self test time, and then won't come on (or run at full speed) until a temperature setpoint is reached.
Depending on who replaced the mainboard, verify that the thermal pads were replaced when the heatsink was removed from the system.  If that part was not replaced, the system will run very warm.

5 more replies
Answer Match 62.16%

Hello, I hope someone on here can help me with this issue. Ok here it goes... I just bought this used laptop. I bought it so I could speak to friends & family on Skype. Before buying the laptop the previous owner was attempting to connect to his wireless internet connection & it would pick up the signal and then loose the internet connection. The computer seemed as if it would freeze for a few seconds when attempting to open up the Internet Explorer browser. The screen was blank and a swirling circle would show next to the pointer. Seemed as it was a bad internet connection or at least that's what he told me. After a few tries we got it connected to the internet and I bought it.

I assumed Internet Explorer 8 was crappy so I downloaded Google Chrome. The speed on the laptop really picked up and it rarely gave me any slow or freezing issues only when I used Google Chrome.

NOW... I downloaded Skype and soon after I tried using it as the laptop comes with an integrated camera. When I double click the Skype Icon on my desktop the Skype window opens for a second and closes immediately. I have to try and open the program 2 to 4 times for Skype to open and get me to the sign in section. Once signed in I attempt to add contacts & not even 5 seconds into it the program freezes. It says program not responding & a screen pops up which says Skype not responding close window. I never get to use Skype and I'm not sure if it's a non sufficient space issue ... Read more


First clean all air vents with a can of compressed air. Keep the laptop elevated off bed, couch, carpet like surfaces.

Go to the link in my signature "PC Running Slow?" follow all steps.
Update all drivers from the manufacture of the machine by model number an Windows version. Chipset, Graphics, Audio drivers.

Also follow these steps below.

Go to "Start" type in CMD located CMD.exe right click on CMD.exe then select "Run As Administrator" at the command prompt type in then hit enter...

type in Y for yes then manually reboot.
This will take time be patient. When this is done do the same as before except type in


Downloading UBCD which is in my signature.Burn the ISO Image to a blank CD using Imgburn (How to burn a ISO Image using Imgburn) burn at lowest speed. With the newly burned cd boot with the cd go to HDD>Diagnostics>The maker of your HDD (Seagate, WD, Hitachi) perform a extended and long test.

1 more replies
Answer Match 62.16%

Hi i was wondering if i could upgrade Windows XP Professional to Windows 8 Pro 32-bit on my Dell Inspiron 1721 here is my System Specs
RAM : 1.5 GB
Processor:   AMD64 Turion Turbo 
OS: Windows XP Professional
Graphics: ATI Radeon X1250
Will it run Smoothly on my Dell Inspiron 1721 or will it run Crappy and Slow ?

A:Will Windows 8 work on a Dell Inspiron 1721?

Worth a look, IMO:  .
Topic moved to Win 8 forum.

0 more replies
Answer Match 62.16%

My laptop is Dell Inspiron 15R - 7520 (Mid 2010)
After upgrading to Windows 10 and do a clean install after that, I let my laptop update all drivers from Windows Update. Then I go to Dell support page to download any missing driver. Finally, there is no unregconized driver in Device Manager.

However, "Hey Cortana" feature is not working with the microphone. (I have turned on Hey Cortana in Cortana Settings). The microphone still works well with Skype. It also works well if I click the microphone icon next to "Ask me anything" in Cortana textbox.

Anyone knows how to make "Hey Cortana" works? Is it because of the Conexant driver is Windows 8.1 version, not Windows 10?

A:Dell Inspiron 15R - 7520: Hey Cortana does not work

I have the same problem, except that it doesn`t work for me when I click the microphone icon in the Cortana textbox. It seems to listen for a second, but then it jumps to the suggestions like I didn`t say anything. I have the audio drivers for Windows 10 from the Dell support page. My voice works fine on Skype and Voice Recorder, though.

Please let us know if there is any progress.

18 more replies
Answer Match 61.32%


I recently bought Dell Inspiron 14R N4110, which came only one default partition (C:\) with Windows 7 Home Premium.
But later on, I did one more partition (D:\), and I installed all drivers(which comes with Dell laptop). but some how my internet is not working properly. Sometime its too slow and not connecting.

I reformatted the laptop, and Restored the modem/router to factory defaults (in that order) neither helped. But if I restored my laptop to factory default (which I don't want, because it has only one partition C:\ ), than everything works fine. Why its happen ?

I hope that you people will be a big help.
I greatly appreciate your help.

Thank you.

A:Internet Doesn't work in new DELL Inspiron laptop

Weilcome to SevenForums.

Please complete your System Specs.

Update your SevenForums System Specs
User CP (located on the top menu bar) |
Your Profile | Edit System Spec (left-hand column)

To gather info, use Speccy (my favorite) or SIW or System Info

Add the word laptop or desktop or netbook to the
?system manufacturer? block, for example,
Toshiba Satellite L305D notebook.

Provide full windows version info, for example:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Use the ?Other Info? block for Optical Reader,
Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor, etc

Scroll down and click on SAVE CHANGES.

From your post, I'm confused.

The problem does or does not exist?

If problem exists, then:
WIN + X keycombo | in the Wireless Network section, if you see Turn wireless on, then click on Turn Wireless on. | ALT + F4 to close the window

WIN=key with microsoft logo on top.

1 more replies
Answer Match 61.32%

hello, i have a big problem which make my coputer get to 0 % battary power  very quickly.
fans are not stop working. miadditly while turn on the pc the fans start work,please help me to solve this problem!

A:dell inspiron n5110 fans work non stop!

If you've never done so, remove the heatsink fan assembly and clean it thoroughly - and replace the thermal pads that sit between the GPU/CPU and heatsink assembly.
Unfortunately due to the design of this model, it's a major undertaking - see the service manual for the procedure, which includes removing the system board.  You may want to leave the job to a shop - expect about an hour's labor charge, whatever that costs where you're located.
Service manual: manual_en-us.pdf

2 more replies
Answer Match 61.32%

Hi, Im upgrading my CPU and  want to know if it's possible to use the Xeon 1231v3 in the Inspiron 3847.  My current CPU is i3-4150.

A:Will Xeon 1231v3 work in Dell Inspiron 3847?

Doubtful.  The BIOS probably isn't programmed to accept it and i'm not sure the chipset is capable of utilizing a Xeon.  Xeon processors generally use business or industrial class chipsets from intel  

1 more replies
Answer Match 61.32%

i have dell inspiron 7559
it doesnt work well with my capacitive stylus
thats why i wonder if someone try with active stylus that its work good for it

More replies
Answer Match 60.9%

So I'm using a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 series which has only one audio socket, while my headset has two plugs. The thing is if I plug the headset in and use it without pressing OK on this pop up dialog, I can use the microphone, but not the headphones. On the other hand, if I press OK, the headphones will work but the microphone won't. What's the problem here?

A:Dell Inspiron 15 5000 series doesn't work (entirely) well with my headset.

Hello. If you want to use both a mic and headphones at the same time, you have to either get a headset with a single combined plug, or get a usb audio jack and use your existing headset:

1 more replies
Answer Match 60.9%

My old man's best friend divorced his wife a few years ago. She left a bunch of her stuff at his house. He has repeatedly asked her to come get her stuff & she refuses everytime. Since he bought it, he has the right to do whatever he wants with it. So instead of pawning it he gave it to my daughter for school work. She was so secretive around the time she left, that he doesn't know any of her passwords. It's stuck on the gmail/microsoft password login. He does have the admin password, but that doesn't seem to help at all. Is there anyway at all for me to access the advanced boot options without F8? I've tried F2 Which takes me set up & F12 which takes me to boot options. They both do not have the options for advanced boot options. Is there any hope for us to save this laptop. It's kinda old, but my daughter really loves it.

A:How do I get into my Dell inspiron N5010 advance boot options? F8 will not work.

This might help

4 more replies
Answer Match 60.9%

Hi...I'm not sure where to put this request, thought since the Dell Inspiron 15 is running Windows 10 (including latest update) that there might be a conflict between the desktop and the keyboard down in the nuts and bolts somewhere. I can turn the machine on, the capslock light comes on, SOMETIMES the keyboard works well enough to input the pin to get the desktop booted up. Sometimes I have to go through steps to get the touch screen keyboard up in order to input the pin. However, as soon as the desktop is active, the keyboard no longer works. I've updated the drivers, don't know what else to do. When I try a search online for a solution, I get differing ideas on how to solve the problem. I've tried resetting the BIOS to default settings, that didn't work. Any and all help will be much appreciated. I really need the keyboard to be working, my kids do their homework on my laptop.

Thanks in advance for any help.

More replies
Answer Match 60.9%

I just wiped my girlfriends lappy, and re-installed vista, i poped in the drivers disc and installed ethernet controller and WLAN,
But the wifi just wont work, i went to to the dell site, and downloaded, more drivers, but it still wont work!!

HELP!!!!! I dont know wat to do here.

Thanks in advance.


A:WIFI Wont WOrk Inspiron 1525 dell=smell

11 more replies
Answer Match 60.9%

Just ordered and started to use my Dell Inspiron 15 3552 laptop. I realized that something is wrong with the headset port. I have tried to use my earphones and then headphones which the laptop has recognized immediately as a new device connected to it, but the music sound was still coming out from the laptop and did not switch to the earphones / headphones. (Note: I plugged in them properly.)
Please help me what I need to do in this case. I want to use earphones / headphones to listen to music and play videos. I don't want others hear what I am watching / listening.

More replies
Answer Match 60.06%


I just reinstalled Vista with the factory Reinstallation DVD that came with the computer (Dell Inspiron 1525) and now I can't get the WI-FI to work. "Network adapters" does not appear in the Device Manager. From what I've read, it seems as though I need to install the wireless/WIFI drivers, but there are three problems: 1) The Dell support site with the drivers doesn't seem to be working (please provide direct link if you can get a working one. 2) I don't know EXACTLY what drivers to download. 3) I don't know how to install the drivers once downloaded (from what I've read, it's apparently not as simple as just double-clicking and installing.

Your help would be greatly appreciated, as this is my cousin's computer that I'm helping him with.

Configuration: Dell Inspiron 1525
Windows Vista Home Premium
Service Pack 1
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2390 @ 1.86GHz
Memory (RAM): 2.00 GB
System type: 32-bit Operating System

A:Can't get Dell Inspiron 1525 WIFI to work after Operating System reinstall

There is a service tag # on the Dell computer that should take you to the correct drivers.

2 more replies
Answer Match 60.06%

I have connected the Netgear wg5112t card to my Dell Inspiron 1000. The driver is installed. It shows connectivity, but it will not connect to any open networks. Does anyone know any tricks?!! I'm at a loss.

A:Netgear internet card doesn't work- Dell Inspiron 1000

hello & welcome to TSF,

have you tried to configuare the network card ?

you have to tell them what tyou want them to do !!!

also have you tired the built in window network function and configuration utility ?

have you been to the network cards home site to read about setting up the card ?

these questions i need to ask !!


1 more replies
Answer Match 60.06%

Hello everyone,

First, i posted here because i´m not sure if the thread is being read any longer..if i did wrong i apologize for it, i won´t do this again. I´m just a little desperate with this problem...

Ok, my problem. My aunt bought me a dell inspiron 8000 for my birthday; she doesn´t know anything about computers but she's a great lady, i really apreciate this gift. She gave it to me and as i powered it on i saw the bios password screen. I started reading across this site about this password thing and decided to try that shorting method. I located the chip labeled 24WC02J on the board and proceeded to short 3rd and 6th pins...nothing...when i short and power on laptop goes off right after powering on. If i do the shorting pin by pin on 3rd and 6th using the paragon shorter with the 3rd pin it powers on but still that pass screen...with the 6th pin it goes off just after powering on. Maybe there´s some trick on the 6th far as i know 6th is the clock pin for the chip and 3rd is the A2 pin ( i guess is an input)... So i guess the shorting method won´t work for me...

I visited IdidMyC600 and the paragon site and also read the descriptive pdf at this sites...also took a look at the pictures and stuff at this sites....but i guess this thing wont work with the shorting methods...

So i was wondering if rustam could help me i know you are really busy out there but if you just got a minute for me i'd... Read more

More replies
Answer Match 59.64%

I have a dell Inspiron 1545 running Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1, 64 bit. The hard drive went out so I replaced it with one out of an old Acer Aspire running the same Windows 7 version. It accepted my Windows Activation as genuine, however, my system information shows that is is still an Acer Aspire and my Mobile Intel 4 Series Family Chipset won't recognize the driver. The Properties of the chipset shows this message "This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. (Code 12)
If you want to use this device, you will need to disable one of the other devices on this system."
Please help!

A:Mobile Intel Chipset4 Series Family won't work on Dell Inspiron 1545

This is appearing as a Acer because it contains the OEM Windows 7 installation with all of the Acer bloatware.
You made a mistake which probably will necessitate a fresh installation of Windows.  The motherboard has identifiers that Windows recognizes the first time it is started for the first time in the computer.  When you move a hdd to another computer with a different motherboard it will see a different set of identifiers which can cause the hdd to either not boot the operating system or create problems like you are experiencing.
In the future, when you go to move a drive with Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, or Windows 10 you need to generalize the operating system.  This will remove all of the current identifiers.
 If you run sysprep on the HHD/SSD with Windows 7 or 8.1 before using it with another motherboard you should be be able to boot from it without any complications. You want to remove all hardware identifiers from the HDD/SSD, this generalizes the drive.
Click on the Start orb, then type cmd in the Search box.
cmd will appear under Programs above the search box, right click on it and choose Run as administrator.
This will open the Elevated Command Prompt.
In the Elevated Command Prompt type in CD C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep, then 
use the command: sysprep /generalize /oobe /shutdown.
Don't power the drive back on until it's in the other computer.
Note: You'll want to install the new... Read more

1 more replies
Answer Match 59.64%

My Dell Inspiron Laptop which runs on Windows Vista will not start properly, the screen will go black after loading, this is before i can get to the log on stage. There is only a cursor which i can move.

I then started Startup Repair and it performed the checks, but my computer still wouldn't start. I then tried System Restore which didn't have a backup. I clicked the link to create a backup, but it said 'Your computer is running in a limited diagnostic state'. I have tried running the Windows Vista disk and it doesn't change anything. I have tried every method I know of, but I cannot get my computer working. Is there any other way, if you know please help me.

A:Dell Inspiron Laptop wont start and System Restore doesn't work

One last thing you can try is to press F8 while booting and on the next menu, select the 'Last Known Good' option

2 more replies
Answer Match 57.54%

I purchased the car charger Dell 450-AEGT but did not work with my 7348 laptop. Strange enough, it would be compatible with the 7347 and even with the 7352, which shares the same BIOS of mine, but Dell does not list it as compatible with the Inspiron 7348. Is there any Dell-made car charger compatible with the 7348? I would for third-part acessories but did not find anyone that I could be sure it would work anyway.

A:Car Charger for the Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 (7348)

Just to update post, Dell told me the 450-AEGT would not be compatible with the Inspiron 7348, but according to what I have researched through their own website, this is a wrong information told by Dell staff (The Inspiron 7348 is listed at middle of the compatibility list):

The laptop charges correctly using the power source that came with it. So, what would be the problem with this car charger 450-AEGT?

1 more replies
Answer Match 57.54%

How do you update the BIOS on an Inspiron N5110 without a charger?  I have downloaded the installer N5110A11.EXE from Dell, and run it from an elevated command prompt using the line
N5110A11.EXE /forceit
but each time I do so a message box appears with the text "Error: unknown command".  Is there a different command syntax that works with this BIOS installer?
I have an Inspiron N5110 that is not charging the battery and will not run off the charger.  I have tried several chargers that work with other Inspirons.  I have replaced the power jack board, and that did not fix the problem.  Reflashing the BIOS seems to be the only remaining approach to take.
Note that the laptop is running Windows 7.

More replies
Answer Match 57.54%

Hello everyone,

Both the laptops Dell Inspiron 15R and Dell Inspiron 7548 came with 6 GB of RAM. I'd like to upgrade it to at least 12 GB by replacing the 2 GB dimms in both laptops with 8 GB dimms.

Was wondering whether it is safe and okay to combine different memory modules from different manufacturers.

I'm also leaving the US next week and so would prefer getting RAM that's more reliable and wouldn't mess up the laptops.

Could you guys please recommend which ones you'd get? I've bought Samsung and Crucial in the past and didn't have any issues.

Here's the existing RAM information from CPU–Z:

Inspiron 15R:

Inspiron 7548:

Based on the above information, could you please recommend the sticks that you would get, preferably from Amazon?

Dell's upgrade page for Inspiron 15R recommends this one:

Dell 8 GB Certified Replacement Memory Module for Select Dell Systems - 1600MHz LV SODIMM : Memory | Dell which is 1600 MHz.

So can I get this one for that laptop: Kingston Technology 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L (PC3-12800) 1.35V Non-ECC CL11 SODIMM Intel Laptop Memory KVR16LS11/8 at

This would match the manufacturer of the existing stick (Kingston).

Dell's upgrade page recommended the same stick for Dell Inspiron 7548 as well.

Since I wasn't able to locate Hyundai's 8GB stick, is it okay if I get Kingston or Crucial's stick:

Kingston Technology 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L (PC3-12800) 1.35V Non-ECC CL11 SODIMM Intel Laptop Memory KVR16LS11/8 at ... Read more

A:Upgrading RAM on Dell Inspiron 15R and Dell Inspiron 7548 laptops

Can't comment on the compatibility, however, make sure laptops support 8GB RAM in a single slot, with 16GB total.

1 more replies
Answer Match 57.12%

Over the last 2 days I have been having a problem as indicated in the title of this post. The fault has rectified itself 3 times, but again today, it is back to "battery plugged in, not charging." As I am running the laptop (Windows Vista Home Premium; 32 bit) on the adapter without problems, I assume that the adapter itself may not be faulty.
I also have a Dell Inspiron 630M laptop running Windows 7.  Can I safely use that adapter with the Vista laptop, without causing damage to the Vista ?  If it is safe to do so, and the battery on the Vista starts charging, then it would indicate that the Vista adapter/charger has some kind of fault.
Hoping someone can give me some guidance. Thanks.

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop. Battery plugged in not charging. Can I use adapter from a Dell Inspiron 630M laptop ?

If the adapter has the same plug and the same or higher power rating, you can swap them.
Check to see whether the 1545 recognizes the AC adapter or whether it shows unknown (F2 at powerup).  If it shows unknown with two different adapters, you have a bad power jack or a bad mainboard.

3 more replies
Answer Match 56.7%

Just got the replacement charger for my laptop I ordered a few days ago. As I'm sure everyone reading this knows, on the Dell site, this little item costs about $140. Went to Amazon and paid $30. Plugged in the charger at both ends, powered up the laptop and got a message about it not recognizing it, blah, blah, blah. I selected continue anyway. Obvious point #1 - the laptop is working. Point #2 - hovering over the battery icon in the task tray says "70% available, plugged in, not charging."

So, just curious. The adapter even says Dell on it. I just didn't buy it from them. Knock-off? And of course my main question, is it going to work? Did a forum search before posting and I can see this isn't a unique situation, I'm just wondering what's up? Is this like a nag screen or am I actually going to have problems with this adapter?

And, it's late, I've had a shot or two of whiskey, so I have to say - you guys are the greatest! I love the internet. Middle of the night, I have a question, and I know right where to go to find a room full of people who know what I'm talking about. <read this with a slur> I love you guys hic-cup...

A:Solved: New charger for my Dell, Dell doesn't like it...

14 more replies
Answer Match 56.28%

<H3>The power cord for my laptop is working intermittently. The end of the wire that that goes into the plug in the back of the laptop is frayed. It has to be in just the right position for the cord to work.

Can I use the power cord/battery charger for my other Dell laptop (a vostro 1500 or a Inspiron 6000)?
If I purchase a new cord is there a generic type that is good with multiple dell laptops?
Any suggestion on what and where to purchase?

A:Replacement powercord/battery charger for Inspiron B130

You might be able to buy a generic cord, just be sure to get the same wattage/volt as the original. Our granddaughter's boyfriend had the cord to his new computer get cut in the mechanism of a recliner and I was able to order a new one for him on ebay for about $25.00, a year or so ago.
I haven't done a search site here, but it seem like a few months ago one of the moderators (I think John Will) gave instructions as to how to repair a cord.
good luck

3 more replies
Answer Match 55.44%

Laptop is showing NTLDR is not working. I was told to use the Install Vista cd that came with the laptop but whenever I hit a button the same message shows up..NTLDR is missing. Seems like it does not know the cd is there ? Any help would be great. Thanks

A:Dell Inspiron(1521) "NTLDR is missing" and disk don't work...HELP!

Originally Posted by lonewolf123

Laptop is showing NTLDR is not working. I was told to use the Install Vista cd that came with the laptop but whenever I hit a button the same message shows up..NTLDR is missing. Seems like it does not know the cd is there ? Any help would be great. Thanks

You need to go into BIOS and make sure the dvd drive is checked so it can be booted from.

3 more replies
Answer Match 55.44%

I'm interested in buying the Dell Stylus for my Inspiron 13 5000 2x1. So, I need to know if this product works on my laptop.
Have anybody tried it?
Because I have searched on the internet but i'm still not able to find anything about the Synaptics Digitizer.
thx in advance

A:Does the "Dell Active Stylus 750-AAHC" work on the latest Inspiron 13 5000 2x1?

None of the Inspiron series support active pens, which require an active digitizer the system does not have.

1 more replies
Answer Match 54.18%

I just received my new Inspiron  15 300. Is there suposed to be a battery charger with the Dell. I have none in the box.

More replies
Answer Match 53.76%

Hello everyone,
Can i use hp charger for dell laptop n5010?Thanks

More replies
Answer Match 53.76%

i recently bought a new battery charger for my dell laptop. it worked fine for a week or 2 but now it wont charge my laptop when i plug it in.
i've found that the charger when plugged into the wall outlet isn't turning on because the little green light that is usually lit on the box of the charger isn't lit.
so after finding this out i tried using someone else's charger and it worked for a day and the next day the same problem happened. what's going on? i hope it has doesn't have something to do with my laptop itself. please help!!

A:dell charger issues

First, some chargers need a load for the green light to come on.
If three chargers have died it must be your laptop that is doing it.

8 more replies
Answer Match 53.76%

Hello for all the community and thamks for help in advance
I have a laptop dell inspiron 600m
The charger is broken so i got a new one from igo but it just power the laptop and do not charge the battery.
The website of igo confirms.
Is someone faces the same problem ?
thanks a lot

A:Problem with Dell charger

Send it back to igo and get it from dell you need the right one for your model.

1 more replies
Answer Match 53.76%

hey! My dell 5100 laptop's a/c charger where it plugs into the it is very sensitive and doesnt charge the does everyonce in awhile if i fiddle with it...on the dell website they are around 70.00 i was wondering if anyone knew of a cheaper trusted place to go?

A:where can i find a dell a/c charger?

I monitor a site called often times you'll find what you need if your patient and check it frequently, its just a site where users posts deals theyve found, might take days weeks or months to find specifically what you need, but it will be a deal

2 more replies
Answer Match 52.92%

Well, my HP laptop charger is not working so I tried to charge with a Dell charger I had and it worked.

Now reading in the internet, I read that it might be dangerous especially since I am using less amps than specified. The specs of the 2 chargers are as follows:

HP Charger: 19 V, 4.74 A
Dell Charger: 19.5 V, 4.62 A

I read that the voltage difference should not cause a problem but using a lower Amp capacity charger than the original might. Will this small difference matter or can I still use the charger?


A:Can I use my Dell Charger to charge my HP Laptop?

In a word... Yes. As long as the Dell chargers connector fits snugly and it doesn't get too hot, it should be fine

3 more replies
Answer Match 52.92%

I have recently acquired an old Dell 1720 laptop that didn't come with a charger. I did have one for an HP that has the same specs as the Dell (19v @ 20watts) and plugs into the Dell ok. It runs the laptop fine and it shows "charging" but the battery shows only 2 lights (partial charge) and is stuck there. Any thoughts?

A:Dell 1720 charger question

Your best bet is to buy a genuine Dell AC adapter, however you can check the status of the AC adapter and battery in the BIOS.

1. Power off computer, and then make sure AC adapter is connected to computer well
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping the F2 key continuously, you should be in the BIOS screen.

Under the main screen, look for the AC adapter type. If the adapter says None or Unknown then it's an issue with the adapter. Suggest you replace AC adapter.
Under the Advanced screen, look for Battery Health, it should say "This Battery Is Performing Normally". If there's any other message, it could mean that the battery is faulty and needs replacement.

2 more replies
Answer Match 52.92%

I have a dell mini laptop but the charger will light up and them dim out to the point where there it is no longer lite up. Why is this happening? There are no breaks in the chord and yes I tried several different plugs. Would this be considered an under warranty thing?

P.S. Even when it isn't plugged into my laptop is still dims and brightens.

More replies
Answer Match 52.92%

hi all, iv just this dell venue 11 tablet, but i cant find any where to pt the charger in. .  please can some one tell where where you put the charger on? thanks very much.

More replies
Answer Match 52.92%

hi all, iv just this dell venue 11 tablet, but i cant find any where to pt the charger in. .  please can some one tell where where you put the charger on? thanks very much.

More replies
Answer Match 52.92%

I'm having some charger problems. I had my charger plugged into and outlet and into the computer and it was working fine but once I unplugged it and moved my computer to a different place with a different outlet it stopped working. In the past, the light on my charger has stayed on even when not plugged in to an outlet or computer. The outlet is not the problem as I have tried plugging it in to multiple outlets. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I apologize for not giving much information; if any other information would be beneficial please let me know. Thanks.

More replies
Answer Match 52.5%

I have a Dell Netbook that runs on Windows 7. When I insert the charger in, it doesn't charge. Well, it usually doesn't. Sometimes, after I push it in really hard and twist and jerk it around, it works, but I have to keep it absolutely still. As you can probably conclude, this is a giant pain. The laptop and charger are about two months old. The charger shows no obvious damage.

This is the second time this has happened. It happened with my Compaq laptop back in May '09. This doesn't happen to my sister's laptop. Or my dad's. Do I have a charger curse or something?

A:Laptop charger issue for Dell NetBook

The Achilles heel of all PC laptops -- the ever weak, ever breaking power connection in the laptop. I've never seen a case where this plug was damaged that it was not caused by abuse -- pulling sideways on that connector when it was plugged in.

And in every case, the user denies they did such a thing; but, there it is, the irrefutable evidence.

It has to be either a damaged cord on the charger or a broken socket in the laptop. And it is quite an expensive repair if the damage is in the laptop, which it almost always is as the laptop must be disassembled completely and the main board removed in order to repair it.

2 more replies
Answer Match 52.5%

Nearly everytime i plug the charger into my M1330 (Running 32bit Vista Home Premium by the way) it comes up saying:

The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. Your system will operate slower and the battery will not charge. Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or higher for the best system operation.

Very rarely after having to repetitively take out and plug in the charger whilst twisting it slightly as it goes in will it charge andnot run slow. But recently even after getting the charger in and having it start charging it still runs extremely slow. Whilst typing the letter i typed about 6 seconds ago has only just come up. When the charger isnt plugged in it is fine.

I had a problem with the motherboard on this laptop once and the motherboard was replaced. Since then the charger hasnt worked properly.

Any suggestions? Could it be the drivers, or do i need another new motherboard?

A:Dell XPS M1330 Rejects the charger it arrived with. Please help?

If this system is new from the manufacturer when you recieved it, I would return it to Dell and have them either fix the problem or replace it with a working combination of Laptop and Charger.

1 more replies
Answer Match 52.5%

My Dell Studio 1739 has gone through several iterations of charging issues.  I had to completely disassemble it to replace the wiring harness first.  Not that bad a job.  Now, I'm addressing the Dell charger requirement.  Repeatedly.
Something seems to go bad with the charger cable after a few months.  I am tired of having to wriggle the cable wire to get the charging icon to appear.  I am about my third charger in a year.
Is there a way to turn this "feature" off in the BIOS?  I just want the danged thing to charge when I plug it in.

A:My Studio 1739 requires a Dell charger?

I meant to say this computer is a Studio 1749, not a 1739.  Sorry.

3 more replies
Answer Match 52.5%

I recently replaced both the battery & charger for my Dell Studio 1558 laptop. All was fine at first but on the 3rd day of use there was a popping sound from the charger & it no longer worked. The battery continued to work/discharge as normal. I then went to a local computer shop for a new charger & they loaned me one while they waited for the specific type to arrive.

The borrowed one would power the laptop but not charge the battery. It was a Dell unit & had all the same specs as my original charger except it was 65W whereas the original was 90W. I got the new one today (a Lavolta pa-eud 12) & the battery still won't charge, the battery meter shows "0% discharging". The input & output info on the Lavolta are the same as my original Dell but it doesn't specify wattage.

This isn't too big a deal as the laptop is used at home 99% of the time, my concern is could it possibly damage the computer & has it maybe damaged the battery?

Thanks in advance for any info/advice.

A:Solved: Dell battery/charger problem

They can't have the all the same output specs if the wattage is different. Wattage is the result of amperage multiplied by voltage. So the 90 watt adapter for this unit was 19.5 volts and the amperage was 4.62 amps, a 65 watt unit if still rated for 19.5 volts would only have 3.33 amps or so; so maybe not enough to charge the battery while power the laptop since it under-rated.

Also, Dell's are picky on the power adapters and check for an official Dell power adapter. If you are buying some cheap knock off units they may simply not work correctly.

Get a genuine Dell adapter and hope that none of the knock-offs damaged the laptop or battery, especially that one that failed on you.

2 more replies
Answer Match 52.5%

When I charge my laptop it works very slow, fps in games 10-25. Now I`m doing Dell video tests the temperature of video processor is 40 C, fps when charger plugged in is 32, battery use fps is 100..  
When I use battery energy it works super fast and fps 100 and more.

Please help me!

More replies
Answer Match 52.5%

How you ever wondered why the Apple iPhone AC charger block is so small l and so expensive? I did, and found a blog that tears it down and reveals the amount of engineering that went into just the AC charger block.Take a look: Apple's diminutive inch-cube iPhone charger reveals a technologically advanced flyback switching power supply that goes beyond the typical charger. It simply takes AC input (anything between 100 and 240 volts) and produce 5 watts of smooth 5 volt power, but the circuit to do this is surprisingly complex and innovative. Wow! I had no idea! 

More replies
Answer Match 52.5%

Hi, my laptop has a problem which I think nobody has. I was playing a game called Mstar from Garena, and I noticed the amount of battery has decreased to 15%. So I went and turn on the charger. Suddenly my game disappeared and a promt(Rundll32) appears repeatedly, no matter how many times I press "Yes", it just keeps on appearing. I can't open any games/applications, including browsers, notepad etc. Everything(except opening folders) won't work even though I opened it with admin. I restarted my laptop and it stucks at "Logging off" so I had to "brute-force shut down". Once restarted, everything is back to normal. I opened my Mstar again, turn off charger(battery's full), and the game disappears, same thing happened before. But when I don't launch any games from Garena, turning on/off battery charger is normal. Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Everything won't work after turning on/off my laptop charger.

Can anyone please respond?

7 more replies
Answer Match 52.5%

I was curious as to whether you can power a laptop with just a charger alone if the battery is dead? I wasn't sure if it would harm the laptop or circuitry if battery wasn't inside.


A:Solved: Can laptop work with just a charger alone?

8 more replies
Answer Match 52.5%

Will this Charger Designed to work on HP 2000 notebooks work on my HP 2000 Notebook even though my Model Number isn't on the page? My model number is HP 2000- 363NR. It's not listed there. It should work, right? In case the hyper link didn't work, here's the full link (

More replies
Answer Match 52.08%

The battery works just fine I can mess around in BIOS on battery power I can even install windows while only running the battery, however once inside windows (Windows 7 ulimate x64) if I unplug the charger it powers off / crashes.. any ideas or answers would be greatly appreciated thanks.

A:Dell XPS M1730 Crashes / Powers Off when I unplug charger.

I dont know if this helps but I went into computer management event viewer and found these errors which coincide with the crashing. I took pictures.

1 more replies
Answer Match 52.08%

hi all

heres one for you
i have a e1705 dell
when i plug in the charger the screen goes blank but still runs
i turn it off and plug it in and it charges fine and runs fine off the battery
only when its plugged in does it not show the screen

the power supply is good as its of my m1710
no problem and i believe its a 90 watt

new battery and does the same thing with the old battery which seems to be still in good shape

tried turning it on without the battery once again black screen but you can here it running

turn it off plug it in charge the battery unplug the charger and works fine

im running out of ideas guys

ive never seen this happen before have you
thanks as always

More replies
Answer Match 52.08%

I bought a used 210w ac adapter on ebay for my m6400, and it's been working great all day. Just a few minutes ago I turned around and my laptop was off. When I went to turn it back on again the light on the ac adapter and lights on the laptop blinked and then wall went out. If I unplug the adapter and plug it back in it will light back up, but then immediately turn back off again when I try to power the lappy up.Any ideas as to what could be wrong? This is my only laptop and I'd prefer not to lose it.Any help is appreciated ^^

More replies
Answer Match 51.66%

few days ago my AC charger pin demage then i repaired my charger now laptop working  on AC charger but charge the battery  

A:laptop work on AC charger but not run nd charge the battery

@khwaja107207? Did the pin get damaged???  REO

1 more replies
Answer Match 51.66%

OK, I'm not one of those geeks who go online and start posting all this technoligacil things, I'm just gonna give it to ya straight-my Samsung rv515 charger ain't workin, and i need advice from some nerd on this site who goes round looking for people's posts. So it was working ok the past two years. Now it's just not working no more

A:Samsung RV515 Charger unable to work

I don't think there is anything you can do to service a power adapter. Go to Samsung and see if they sell the part.

By the way, nerd is not the correct term. Geek is more acceptable ( as in Best Buy's Geek Squad )

1 more replies
Answer Match 51.66%

Hi I need help with this issue. I recently had a problem with my PC not working and got it fixed but after that I couldnt use it when its charging. It works fine unpluged but I always want the system plugied in due to how long I want to be on but any time I plug it in, it literally frezes up and color screens and I have to restart it but never works after that. Just black screens when its almost near the home loading screen. Please help?

More replies
Answer Match 51.24%

I'm looking at different car laptop universal chargers at
I have Dell i7559 gaming laptop with 130W, 19.5V & 6.7A charger.
I don't know if would work for these models?
Any ideas?

More replies
Answer Match 50.82%

When  I unplug the power cord/charger from the computer when it is running the laptop will BlueScreen and reboot, message when this happens is Kernal_Security_Check_Failure.  Battery is fully charged and showing 100%.  The charger is outputting 19.5V DC.  I also tried another Dell charger I have and the computer does the same thing, bluescreens and reboots??  Ran Dell diagnostics on internet support and everything passes.  Drivers are up to date and it indicates devices are working properly.
Anyone had this happen and how to fix it?

A:Dell 7559 shuts down (blue screen) immediately after unplugging charger

Does the system recognize the AC adapter, or does it show "unknown"?  F2 at powerup to check.
Will the system power up and stay running on battery only (no power adapter connected)?

3 more replies
Answer Match 50.82%

Hey, im having some issues. I have a DELL inspiron 5100 laptop and i just recently removed a virus that almost destroyed my hard drive, I got it to work fine but after a few days of use it started to freeze up on the DELL loading screen on the start up, i accidently pressed the F12 key and it took me to a screen with different ways to start up XP, like through the Hard drive or a disk.
i selected to run offthe hard drive and it froze up any help?


A:[SOLVED] Dell inspiron 1500 laptop freezes after DELL loading screen

hi, after you hit F12 did you see the diagnostics program at all? Ordinarily I would say It may be worthwhile running a scan on the hard drive if you can. But, I see you removed a virus, can you tell me if it was with the help of the antimalware section on this forum? or did you just remove it yourself? I need to know if you are absolutely sure you removed all traces of the virus - if you had the help of a forum they would have given you the "all clear". Have you tried starting in safe mode at all?

19 more replies
Answer Match 50.82%

Friends, I have dell inspiron n5110. It had geniune windows 7 home premium. There was dell data restore option in F8 boot menu option to restore my windows. a week ago i installed new windows 7. i didnt deleted recovery partition on my computer but there in no more option of dell data restore in f8 boot menu. Kindly help me to restore my windows. Plz help..... If there is any way to do it using comand prompt or any other way to restore that option in f8. Plz reply..

A:Dell Data restore windows seven home premium Dell inspiron n5110?


Post a screen capture image of your Disk Management screen.


9 more replies
Answer Match 50.82%

i have just purchased a DELL Inspiron 15 5000 SERIES - 5559 with Windows 10 Pro pre-installed in Spanish. I have also purchased a DELL 24" additional screen SE2416H.
Whilst watching live internet broadcasts (TV, Youtube etc.) on Chrome, Edge or Firefox, as soon as I connect the screen to the laptop by HDMI cable, the sound on my laptop speakers disappears. Upon disconnection of the HDMI screen cable, the sound re-appears.  
However, the sound doesn't disappear when using other sound applications such as Skype. 
This means I can't enjoy watching internet TV with sound on the 24" screen.
Please advise how to fix this as the main point of purchasing the 24" screen was precisely to be able to watch (and listen to) TV programs.

More replies
Answer Match 50.82%

I have read multiple postings about folks spend hours on the phone with Dell about Blue Screens of Death and Inspiron 530. I too bought a Dell Inspiron 530 - the First machine, after installing my lexmark printer 3400 driver not only gave me blue screens but memory issues with the windows desktop not painting correctly and icons missing! So I called Dell and they told me how reset the machine back to the factory settings...but I still encountered the Blue screen of Death even after that and then going to standby/hibernation and coming back - clicking to yahoo and checking mai! Boom Blue Screen every time! I called Dell and they replaced the machine with another Dell Inspiron desktop 1 week ago. I hooked up the new one and the same exact thing has happened - I restored the settings again and have already had the dreaded blue screen Stop error code 0x40000080 even with out now installing anything related to a printer!!! all while coming back from hibernation! So what I have read here is to get around this issue is to never let the machine got to standby or Hibernation is that correct?? or do I need driver updates! why in the world I would need new drivers when this is a brand new machine!!! HELP in CT!


A:Dell Blue Screen Stop Error Code 0x40000080 with Dell Inspiron 530

Go into your Device manager and see if there are any conflicts/issues noted by a yellow triangle with and exclamation mark in the center.

You are the second person here today with a DELL computer and 0x80 errors.

17 more replies
Answer Match 50.82%

I have a 3 month old Inspiron 5558 that won't close properly because left side hinge is broken. 
It was a bitter experience with Dell. I have been using my laptop with utmost care and never hit anywhere or physically damaged, as per your words.

To know more, visit this link.
Before buying laptop, Dell store person told that I will get express service and the person will visit home if there is any issue. But now there is no one to help even when I called 8 times since morning.

Dell is asking for 8k+ to repair one hinge.

A:Dell Inspiron 5558 3 months old and hinge is broken, poor plastics used by Dell

Hi nanaiahkp,
Please private message me the pictures showing the hinge issue, service tag, owner's name we can check what best can be done to address your concern.

1 more replies
Answer Match 50.82%

I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 laptop with Windows Vista OS. I have a Dell 926 printer interfaced to it via USB. Printer driver is installed and the printer does communicate at times with the computer and does a good job printing. However, intermittently when trying to print a document I'll get a message on the computer that says that communication has been lost and print job failed.

I've checked all connections to make sure they are solid and no debris that might cause this.
That has not corrected the problem.
The other thing that happens is that the document I want to print will stay in the print queue/spooler and if I shut the computer and printer down and restart both it will print the job. And it may continue to print jobs but it's just a matter of time.

Needless to say this is frustrating. I can print several jobs in a row with no problem and then I'll get this "communication has been lost between printer and computer". And I have to go thru the procedure above to get the last job printed.

My wife doesn't understand how this works and will try to print the same job several times with the commo problem and then complains when it won't print.....and then they all print when the above procedure is followed.

Any ideas what is going on??? Any fixes??

More replies
Answer Match 50.82%

i have lots of problems since its old and over used, but recently it used to close itself then when i close it and reopen after a while it give me message that it was over heated but opens fine after i skip it, i think its not a heat problem cause sometimes it close after a while.anyway today when i was using it i noticed the light getting darker than normal in seconds then suddenly screen turned black i tried to close it and reopen i see dell start screen and low beep then screen turn black but its still working and i can hear it open normally just screen black.i tried to take off battery, AC chord and pressing power button for a while but didnt work same thing happens though the screen sometimes give red light.i tried to work with AC chord or battery only still not working.i tried to connect my laptop to another screen but it doesnt connect i dont know if it needs options first or no but with black screen i cant see everything to download program if i need.well i dont know whats wrong all happens dell start screen low current beep then open normally but with black screen.a note if it helps, my screen side cover broken did that cause problem or it doesnt matter?EDIT:i tried to open it again its fine but screen black i can barely see shadow of everything, i think something happened from cover damage or is it something else?message edited by mamera

A:my dell inspiron 6400 turns black after dell screen and beep

Best first step would be to beg or borrow a monitor and plug it in as an external. That would tell you if you have a monitor fault or not.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

3 more replies
Answer Match 50.82%


My laptop (Dell Inspiron 1564 - Windows 7 Home Premium) slowed down a few days ago and I decided to restore the system to Dell Factory Image. The process started but stopped more than halfway and gave the following message, "Failed to apply Image". I restarted the system but it would now not boot up, not even in safe mode! Perhaps, during the restore process few essential Windows files have been erased.

I want to restore the Dell Factory Image and cannot re-install Windows since I have lost the product key of my original Windows 7 installation DVD provided by Dell at the time of laptop purchase. Your help / advice is solicited and would be much appreciated.


P.S. System's Recovery Partition is intact and has factory.wim and other related directories / files intact.

A:Problems with Dell Factory Image Restore - Dell Inspiron 1564

The product key sticker on a Dell laptop is usually in the battery compartment.

Have you tried to run the Dell restore again? It won't boot because the restore started but failed so the "C" drive is corrupted.

If that does not work, suggest posting on the Dell forum where you can get help from those more familiar with Dell's.

4 more replies
Answer Match 50.82%

Is there a way to fix this issue I re installed it dell quick set, and the icon stays till I shut down the computer or restart it then its no more I want this to stay I did the msconfig already, and its not on there and how would I work around this to keep it staying on permanently? 

A:Dell Inspiron 1750 laptop Dell Quick Set icon goes away after start up

Where are you placing this icon?
How are you creating the icon?

1 more replies
Answer Match 50.82%

I have recently upgraded to windows 10 and everything seems file except one problem I am facing which is the wifi card connectivity issues. My connection to router drops very frequently, curently the generic driver which windows think is appropriate is installed. I wanted to undate that with Dell's driver which I can't find on driver download section. 64 bit WiFi driver is NOT there. 32 Bit driver is but that won't install on my machine.
Can someone from Dell help? either to give me the link for correct driver download or confirm driver is not available in which case I would need to downgrade to windwos 8 as the system is unusable in its current state.

A:Dell Inspiron 15R 7520 SE - Windows 10 64 Bit WiFi Driver not available on Dell Site

On the Drivers & Download pages for the Inspiron 15R 7520 there are only 64-bit options for Windows, whether 8.0,8.1, or 10.   So those drivers are the ones for the 64-bit version of Windows 10, as long as you filter the operating system option to Windows 10 64-bit. 
The file name may state "Win32" but if you click on the "View Details" link, and then check "Supported Operating Systems" near the bottom of the page you'll find that the driver supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
You don't mention which wireless card you have in that system so I can't link directly to the specific driver.  Which card do you have and what error are you getting when trying to install the drvier?
I would also recommend updating the firmware on your router.  Many routers need an update to be able to handle Windows 10 specific drivers and cards reliably.   What router brand and model are you connecting to?  And do you have problems with all routers or just this one.
Lastly, here is a link to the Dell Networking & Wireless Support Center.  You will find a few support articles in there that may be of help to you.
Let me know which card you have and when the last time you updated your router and, if you can't get the connection to work, I'll see what else I can suggest to help you.

12 more replies
Answer Match 50.82%

Searching for Dell Touchscreen replacement R33H8 for Dell Inspiron 15Z 5523, service Tag 757J1Z1.All the places seems to show Out of stock..Is there a replacement part number?

Someone said that 7GYF0 is compatiable, is that true

A:Searching for Dell Touchscreen replacement R33H8 for Dell Inspiron 15Z 5523

Looks like it is, yes.  Here's another compatible part:

2 more replies
Answer Match 50.82%

I have a Dell inspiron 530 that will not boot. Its running xp professional with a core 2 quad. When I turn it on i hear one beep and it sticks at the boot splash screen. F2 and F12 do nothing. So far I have tried the following:

1)Swapped hard drive out with a known working one.
2)Removed both sticks of 1gig ram and placed them in different slots.
3)Swapped out one stick of ram at a time to determine if one is defective.
4)Swapped out all ram with known working ram.
5)Removed radeon graphics card.
6)Tried to do a repair on windows from a disk but I cannot get into the boot settings.
7)Tried unplugging everything except the monitor and power cord.

After attempting these steps I still receive the same results everytime. I was thinking about removing and re-seating the processor, but I figure someone with more knowledge than me would have another suggestion for me to try. I fear the worst for this PC assuming it is the motherboard or processor. No new hardware or software was added to this system when the issue started. Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions.

A:Solved: Dell Inspiron 530 stuck at dell splash/boot screen

8 more replies
Answer Match 50.82%

Hi recently my Dell 2330 wont boot up properly. I press the power button and the light comes on the button and i hear the fan. The screen is a brighter black then after a few seconds the screen seems to go off but still power and fan running. Ive spoken to Dell and done all what they asked. Then today out the blue it came on as normal. I went to run a diagnostics test from a link Dell sent me and it asked me to restart the computer. I did and then it  did what it did before and has not come back on since. They have said it could be the motherboard. Any other suggestions ? Thanks

More replies
Answer Match 50.82%

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 laptop and have recently done updates from Dell but since then now when I turn the laptop on its running extremely slow and nothing seems to load up.  I'm on Windows 10
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5200U Processor,
Inspiron 15 5000 Series

Could anyone offer any advise?


More replies
Answer Match 50.4%

My home desktop is connected to a wireless router through AT&T U-verse and it's broadcasting just fine. I can see the name and everything when I try and connect on my laptop but there is always an error that brings me to a troubleshooting screen. I've made sure the password is correct by going to Start-Run, IPCONFIG and then typing my IP address into the address bar in my browser. I dont know what else I can do, I feel like I've tried everything! Help please.

A:Laptop (Win7 Dell Inspiron 1525) won't connect to desktop (XP Dell) wireless router

Sometimes, you need to replace the router.
Sometimes, you can call your service provider and ask them to take a look on line to see if the subscription needs to be refreshed.
But often, all that is needed (despite the fact that it is a lot of work) is to uninstall your existing system, then reboot, and reinstall everything.
You might also find success by looking at your device manager in Windows to see if you have any grey, red, or yellow flags by any related device. That may show you have a permanent hardware failure if you cannot restore it, then you are off to the store or your provider for a new cable modem or router.

1 more replies
Answer Match 50.4%

Hello everyone I have a very pressing problem. I had Vista running on my Inspiron 1520 Laptop. I recently upgraded to Windows 7, ever since then I have had terrible trouble with my Wireless Card. The driver for the card often comes up as not being able to start I often get Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card can not start Code 10. I have read that this was a problem when reinstalling a OS or installing a new one with this card. I believe I may need a driver for the chip set or something similar. I also understand that I may have to swap back to Vista though I really do hope I don't. I do believe that a recent update from Dell has made this problem chronic as I did not have this problem when I immediately got the laptop back.

I really am hoping that I can get some help here as Dell is not bothered to help as I am out of warranty and they don't seem to care about this older model laptop.

Thanks again for all your help


A:Dell 1520 Inspiron Problem with Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card

Welcome to SF, Conor. Dia dhuit.

Dell does not have a Windows 7 driver for your card. You can try installing the driver in compatibility mode.

HOW TO: Install a Hardware Device Driver using Compatibility Mode

1 more replies