How can I get this product to work with my Dell Inspiron 8600
I would like to use my laptop as a CPU and have connected a monitor, and would like to connect a cordless mouse/keyboard. However, I keep getting some weird message about the touchpoint pad on my lap top, and I can't get the connector to connect. The directions say that if you are connecting to a laptop that only the USB is needed, and not the green mouse cord. Is that true?
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you will have to reinstall the drivers and the sofware in your Dell. I think since the touch pad is not working if you use the cursor keys and proceed to the control panel and try to restore the laptop, then if this will reset to an earlier date, then it will solve the issue.
try this out and check to reinstall drivers. hope this helps. Good day
The top right corner of your laptop is where the CPU and heatsink/ fan is located. If you can hook up an external monitor to your laptop, you can toggle to it with the function key and the lcd/CRT key. If you get a good display, then you have a bad inverter or possibly the LCD, but you can't do too much more troubleshooting,
Hi, Usually i would tell you to take out the system memory and reseat it but i recognize the problem. Whether or not you are still covered by warranty on this laptop you should get in touch with Dell about your issue. Certain Inspiron models are having problems with their graphics chips (GPU's) which is recognized as a problem by Dell themselves, giving them a call may result in costing less for the OEM repair unless you want to try and fix the problem yourself. The actual problem is the GPU "graphics processing unit" getting hot, this causes micro fissures between the solder points, the common terminology is a dry or dropped join but its on a microscopic scale not visible to the human eye. This results in not the processor failing but rather comunication between the GPU and the CPU (central processing unit). It is possible to bring these back to life but only a professional who knows their doing will be able to do so, Dell on the other hand will replace the GPU entirley.
Do you still have the dell diagnostics cd and the drivers and utilities disk, you can press f12 and boot to the cd and then run the diagnostics, if not its either your cable is not connected anymore and you need to reseat the cable, you can follow these instructions http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins6400/en/sm/keyboard.htm#wp1111863 or http://tinyurl.com/fq6m5 if after reseatting the keyboard and still it wont work then you need to purchase a keyboard for your system.