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Try checking the memory at www.crucial.com it will scan and tell you what and how much you memory you have. if the memory you installed was done properly and there are no error reports in the event log, it should be fine after a re-start.

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Dell inspiron 3847


Dell has not published the procedures for installing an additional SATA hard drive, the Inspiron 3847 has a second 3.5" bay, for the second hard drive next to the primary hard drive, there should be a set of rails located in the bay, two 6-32X1/4, phillips head screws are needed, to attach the rails.
The procedures on pages 26 to 28 of the owners manual should give you an idea of what is required for the installation.
http://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products-Infodev/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_inspiron_desktop/inspiron-3847-desktop_Owner%27s%20Manual_en-us.pdf
You will need a SATA data cable there should be a spare SATA power connector inside the case.

After installing the drive enter the system setup and check that the hard drive is 'enabled' [on] and recognized.
For Windows to recognize the second hard drive, it must be partitioned and formatted.

Go to Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Storage, Disk Management, right click new drive, select format, then you can assign a drive letter.

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Why wont my computer recognize my memory


Are the RAM Modules both of the same Brand / Type mixing Brands on computers will result with this problem.
You should always place the largest RAM Module closest the CPU central processing unit.
Because both RAM Modules are of the same size this will not apply.
Try alternating the Modules to see if you get the same result.

RAM, or random access memory, is the physical memory on the computer but only holds data while the computer is on.

The benefit of adding more RAM is that it generally makes your computer faster.
Almost all new computers recognize your RAM after you install it and restart the computer, but if yours doesn't there are a few simple things to do to get the memory recognized.


WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.
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Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source.

Some of the below steps recommend removing physical parts within the computer.
While in the computer it is highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards.


Check the type of memory you have.
Computer motherboards will work only with the type of memory they are designed for regardless if the memory fits or not.

There will be either a sticker on the memory or a listing on the packaging giving the memory type and speed.
Check the computer's or motherboard's manual for the type of memory that is compatible.

Install the memory and make sure it is tight, otherwise it may not get recognized.
The memory fits into slots on the computer's motherboard.

There are tabs on the side of the memory slots to release it.
Release the memory if it is installed and put it back in by pushing it down straight into the slot until it clicks.


Restart the computer and hit the appropriate key to enter the BIOS.
The key will be listed on the screen.

Go through the menu choices by using the arrow keys.
Look for the memory listing under hardware.

Make sure all memory listings are not listed as disabled.
If so, change them to enabled.

Choose anything listed similar to "Auto detect."
Exit the BIOS and restart the computer.

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Not all installed memory recognized


Open your computer and install one memory stick and try powering on the computer. Try one stick at a time to determine if you have a bad memory module or a defective memory slot on the motherboard.

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How do I upgrade the Ram. I don't know how to get to the memory slot.


  1. The first thing to do is make sure the computer is shut down.
  2. Please ensure that the power supply switch is turned off, you may leave the power supply plugged in while the switch is turned off to provide an active ground. However if your power supply does not have a switch then unplug the computer to make sure that it does not power on accidentally. Please discharge any static electricity by touching an unpainted metal surface before handling any computer components. Frying a chip with static electricity is a rare occurrence, but still possible.
  3. Remove the computer's cover following the instructions in the model-specific owner's manual.
  4. Locate the memory expansion sockets on the computer's motherboard. If all the sockets are full, remove smaller capacity modules to allow room for higher capacity modules.
  5. Once you've discharged your static electricity, pick up the memory chip by its top or sides. Don't touch the silver or gold contacts at the bottom, because even a little oil from your finger can eventually interfere with the connection. Regardless of the type of memory you have, it will only go into the empty memory slot one way, so look at the notches in the contacts and line them up so the partitions in the RAM sockets fit in the grooves.
  6. Insert the module into an available expansion socket. Press the module into position, making certain the module is completely seated in the socket. The ejector tabs at each end of the socket will automatically snap into the locked position. Repeat this procedure for any additional modules you are installing. The ejector tabs shown in the illustration are used to remove a module. By pushing outward on the ejector tabs, the module will pop-up from the socket and it can then be removed.
  7. For most installations, DDR2 modules can be installed in any available expansion slot. Other installations may require the memory to be installed in a particular sequence based on the modules capacity. Check your owner's manual to determine the correct installation sequence for your configuration.
  8. Turn on the computer and follow the instructions in your computer owner's manual that describe the steps necessary to allow your computer to recognize the newly installed memory. (Most computers will automatically recognize the additional memory installed).

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CD Drive not working - doesn't open or close on its own. I use an open paper clip to to this. Now doesn't recognize disc when inside and does not play. I can't find it on the file list, either.


You can consider this puppy broke, however it doesn't hurt to try some-thing to get it going again. Open your computer case and write down the make and model number down of your CD drive exactly. Type this into google plus firmware. Hence this will search for the latest firmware for you CD drive. Download the file and execute the install. Follow the instructions. This will install a piece of code to the memory chip of that CD drive. Must be exactly the firmware for that particular drive or it will be forever lost.

The other alternative is to purchase a replacement drive, it's a little easier and less complicated.

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I have a Dell 530 S Dell Inspiron. Its Webcam has stopped working. Any solutions


The very first step is of course to check your web cam connection. Most web cams use the USB port to connect to the PC, so check if your USB cable is properly plugged. For build-in web cams this steps does of course not apply. Many new laptops have a build-in web cam. Also try connecting your web cam directly to your PC instead of through a USB hub (if you are using one).

The next thing is to do is to check your Windows Device Manager and see if the hardware is recognized and installed properly.

It might be that the hardware is recognized as a camera, but the right drivers are not installed. The yellow explanation mark will indicate a problem.
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If the device is not recognized in Windows XP, Right-click the device, and in the pop up menu select Update Driver Software. Then follow the instructions on screen, but make sure you allow Windows to search the web for updated drivers.

In case no driver for the web cam can be found, you can try a third party driver finding program that scans your PC for installed hardware and allows you to install missing drivers.

If this fails, the next step would be to un install the software that came with your web cam. Use the Add or Remove Programs feature in the Control Panel. If that does not work you can use a third party un installer.

After un installing the software, restart your PC and then reinstall the web cam software. In most cases this will solve the problems. Depending on the software, you might need to unplug your web cam during the software installation.If your problem is not fixed then you have to buy a new one.

Hope the above information will be helpful to you.
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You need to install Microsoft Outlook? The Email program? Thats simple, do you have the software for the program?

If so just follow these steps:

Insert the disc into your optical drive (aka cd drive)
you can either wait for the program to auto run or if it doesn't have that you can click on your start button click "My computer" and then if the disc is being recognized correctly in your cd drive just double click it and you should see a name of a program called "autorun.exe" or "setup.exe" or something like one of those. Double click it and it will begin the installer. Just go through the installation wizard and soon you'll have MS Outlook up and runing!

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INSTALLATION PROCEDURE
1. Place the computer's power switch in the "off " position and disconnect the AC power cord. 2. Remove the computer's top cover following the instructions in the model-specific owner's manual.
3. Before touching any electronic components, make sure you first touch an unpainted, grounded metal object to discharge any static electricity stored on your clothing or body.
4. Locate the memory expansion sockets on the computer's motherboard. If all the sockets are full, remove smaller capacity modules to allow room for higher capacity modules.
5. Handle your new module's carefully; do not flex or bend the module(s). Always grasp the module by its edges.
6. For some installations, DIMM memory can be installed in any available expansion slot. Other installations may require the memory to be installed in a particular sequence based on the modules capacity. Check your owner's manual to determine the correct installation sequence for your configuration.

  • Insert the module into an available expansion socket. Note how the module is keyed to the socket. This ensures the module can be plugged into the socket one way only. Firmly press the module into position, making certain the module is completely seated in the socket. Repeat this procedure for any additional modules you are installing.
  • Most 168-pin DIMM modules have ejector tabs. The ejector tabs are used only when you need to remove a module. By pressing down on the ejector tabs, the module will pop-up from the socket and it can be removed.
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    7. Once the modules have been installed, the computer's top cover can be reinstalled.
    8. Plug in the AC power cord and reinstall any cables disconnected during the installation process.
    9. Turn on the computer and follow the instructions in your computer owner's manual that describe the steps necessary to allow your computer to recognize the newly installed memory.

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    eMachines T3642 Computer takes the PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM DIMMs. Supports Dual Channel DDR2. Memory Type, and comes installed with 1.0 GB = 512 MB (removable) + 512 MB (removable) of Memory. You can upgrade your eMachines eMachines T3642 Computer to up to a maximum of 2.0 GB Memory, the system has 2 sockets to install Memory, already with 1.0 GB = 512 MB (removable) + 512 MB (removable) standard Memory installed. For best Computer performance use the maximum amount of allowed Memory per slot for your Computer.


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    2. Remove the computer top cover following the instructions in the model-specific owner manual.
    3. Before touching any electronic components, make sure you first touch an unpainted, grounded metal object to discharge any static electricity stored on your clothing or body.
    4. Locate the memory expansion sockets on the computer motherboard. If all the sockets are full, remove smaller capacity modules to allow room for higher capacity modules.
    5. The ejector tabs shown in the illustration are used to remove a module. By pushing outward on the ejector tabs, the module will pop-up from the socket and it can then be removed.
    6. Handle your new module carefully; do not flex or bend the module. Always grasp the module by its edges.
    7. For most installations, DDR modules can be installed in any available expansion slot. Other installations may require the memory to be installed in a particular sequence based on the modules capacity. Check your owner manual to determine the correct installation sequence for your configuration.
  • Insert the module into an available expansion socket. Note how the module is keyed to the socket. This ensures the module can be plugged into the socket one way only. Firmly press the module into position, making certain the module is completely seated in the socket. The ejector tabs at each end of the socket will automatically snap into the locked position. Repeat this procedure for any additional modules you are installing. install_ddr.gif 8. Once the module or modules have been installed, the computer top cover can be reinstalled.
    9. Plug in the AC power cord and reinstall any cables disconnected during the installation process.
    10. Turn on the computer and follow the instructions in your computer owner manual that describe the steps necessary to allow your computer to recognize the newly installed memory.
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