Top 20 Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop Questions & Answers

First, check to see there is no physical damage around the charging port, then if you have a AVO meter, check that the charging cord is actually putting out a current; then go to the BIOS and look inside. if you see
Adapter , Unknown device installed, that is your answer - it isn't a Dell charger. Now go to

If that message is not there

1. Ensure that the battery is securely in the laptop and that none of the pins on the computer or battery are dirty.
2. Consider that there was nothing wrong with the old battery but the circuit on the motherboard that controls the charging is faulty - there is usually one chip that is at fault in this case.
3. The new battery is completely discharged: does the battery show signs of life when used without the charging cable? If it does, this is not the problem

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im doing post this year , not answered, back to jan1,
if fails when dropped and drowned. wow, that is some test , LOL>
At least not shot from a cannon, no?
get it repaired, pops to mind.
foxconn, what is that?ok the mobo maker is that.

is not this PC a relic of 20 years ago?
why mess with relics, no parts for them. hdd yes. battery yes.
the keyboard ribbon connector is not connected
so plug it back in, if the jack is damage, put the PC in the trash.
easy no?
no need to buy expensive parts to fix a $5 not working used PC.'no?

what I do is carbon date PCs then see if last sold for price
last one was $14 whole whopping bucks, or 1buck at the typ, garage sale, H3LL even free. like you.
laptops are like DOG years, and this one is 70 years old.
2008 made, not too old but is dog. based on values now.
the problem with PC is not being able to run w10-64,
if it can't than it has no future. IMO, after all Viruses stink. so....
w10 is the answer. 64bit is best. 32bit is END OF LIFE products.

read page 27 here, at dell, real dell not fake not spam, real.

shows how to replace a keyboard ,just like all service manuals show. wort salt and not from china.

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Could be an issue with the router. Try resetting the router.

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simply go to device manager and look for the touch pad or mice and any pointing device . click the touch pad look for driver at the top and roll back driver. and if its not working look for the update driver and click that

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Make sure your password and addresses are correct

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That is right. Not only you need a password, to open the PC and be able to run the programm's, the password is also a key for encription of the data. No password, no data.
When you do a reset, and install Windows again, you will lose all data on the computer. So is you really can't remember the password and you did not make a mistake with the caps, you should be lost.
I know there are some less legal program's around, but I can't tell you what programs and I even don't know a name. I think you better use Google, to find out which program's are available and how to get them. Perhaps via news groups. But be aware program's to hack a password, come from a certain community. When you have a program, didconnect the computer from the net, try to recover the password and backup the data unscrambled. Then run a good virus scanner and delete the program.
Just saying.

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You can download the latest version of SilverLight from the link below.
Thank You,
Dell-Jesse L
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Hi Anonymous,

Let me know if the password prompt appear before windows boot or after windows boot. Do email me the system service tag along with customer name, place of purchase, address, email address and phone number to . Also send me a picture of the password prompt screen and then I can check and see what can be done.

Thanks and Regards.
Kiran Kumar.

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Try using the forgot password option at the log in. You could have your caps lock on. If there is a number in your password and you are attempting to use your number pad make sure number lock is turned on, this happened to me tonight. You could have also been hacked and someone stole your Netflix account and changed it. If you do get in, download malware bytes and run it along with Ccleaner.

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If you have a wheel on your mouse it might be stuck in active mode.
Try another mouse, or disconnect it and see if that is the cause.

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It is unfortunate that the computer is giving 2000-0147 error which is related to a CD/DVD drive. Request you to try following the below steps which might helps:
(1)Update BIOS using this link:

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If it's not in your keyboard, use character map and copy it from there. Click on the search button at the start menu. Type charmap.exe

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Do you have a question about that?

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If it is the same drive in which you have installed OS then you have to use bootable CD/DVD to format it if the drive is other then the OS then you fist take backup of the data and right click on the drive and format it.use any of the file system.

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The drivers are missing for those controls. May need to reload the drivers via Dell website. I believe the intended So for the 1525 is Vista. Running windows 7 may not provide all the drivers.

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Assuming you mean a webpage; to go back one page you can use Backspace, the thumb mouse button( if you have on, usually called mousebutton4) or by simply pressing the back arrow on what ever browser you are using.

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From the main page, click on 'start'. Then click on 'settings'. Then click on 'control panel'.

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Check your startup. This is not a valid OS file. Look on your state menu, depending on your OS or go to msconfig and check the startup options there. On XP, click Start, Run, type in msconfig, press ENTER. Windows 7, click Start, type in msconfig, press ENTER. Windows 8, on the Metro (tile) screen, type in msconfig, press ENTER.

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