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Dell e521 sound card quit working, tried to re download it off of dell site still no luck?

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first check to see and smell if there is something burning. if so keep it powered off! I had to have dell replace my motherboard because of this! If you dont smell anything, you can add an additional PCI card to see if everything else works. If you or a friend dont have an extra PCI card then you are kind of stuck until you get one to make sure the motherboard actually works. If you happen to be luck and have a motherboard with a pci card in it then make sure that the PCI card is seated firmly. Most of the E521 motherboards had the onboard videocard so you are probably out of luck. I would call dell and hope it is still under warranty. http://www.dell.com/us/en/dfh/desktops/dimen_e521/pd.aspx?refid=dimen_e521&cs=22&s=dfh
But if it is not adding a video card is probably your best bet. If youdo put in a card change your bios to the correct video first place. Either AGP or PCI or express depending on how old of the E521 is will depend on the peripherial port you have acess to.

Mar 11, 2011 | Dell Dimension E521 PC Desktop

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MY DELL DIMENSION E521 WONT BOOT WINDOWS AFTER STARTING UP, I WAS TOLD THAT THE VIDEO CARD COULD BE BAD, WHERE IS THIS LOCATED IN MY PC AND CAN i USE ANY VIDEO CARD TO RPLACE THIS?


Hello, if you were told by an expert tha you need a video card, here what you need:
1: You do not have a slot card type video card in your system( Dimension E521) your system has on board video, which you can not remove from the system but disable it.
2: Your system has PCIe x16 slot that can be used for new video card.
3: Link below will give you a list of PCIe x16 video cards, you can pick and choose according to your needs. Do you need DVI (digital connection, does your monitor has a white port in the back or just the blue one?), or regular VGA (blue port) is enough, do you need HDMI etc...
bottom line is any of those video card will work.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=40000048%201069609641&Description=pci%20express%20video%20card&name=PCI%20Express%20x16&ActiveSearchResult=False

4: I am assuming you have never done this before so before you open up computer and start taking things apart go to the link below and download service manual for Dell Dimension E521 ( I selected the model for you so you don't have to look for it :-) )
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dime521/en/SM_EN/index.htm

5: In the service manual link there are several Sections like:
Before You Begin
About Your Computer
Technical Overview
Specifications
Advanced Troubleshooting
System Setup
Removing and Installing Parts click on each one and read about it first to familiarize your self with the system.

6: Once you feel confident enough remove the power cable from from computer.
-> open computer cover
-> follow instructions in service manual under
->Removing and Installing Parts
-> Cards
->PCI Express Cards
-> Installing PCI express card.
-> Close computer cover
-> plug monitor cable to new card
-> power on the computer
-> if Picture quality is bad that means card was not properly recoginzed, install drivers from the CD that came with the video card.

I hope this helps, if you get stuck at any step or not clear feel free to post back.

Kind Regards,
Amar Sondhi

Feb 01, 2010 | Dell Dimension E521 (D10E16) PC Desktop

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Where is the sound card located in a dell e521?


the sound card is the card that holds the audio jack. if it is bad, you cant remove it. you only have to by and external audio jack and use it via your usb port

Jan 23, 2010 | Dell Dimension E521 PC Desktop

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Hello, i have a dell dimesion e521. Our power


just remove your ram and reinstall it. that is loose contact problem.

Dec 11, 2009 | Dell Dimension E521 PC Desktop

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I need help upgrading PLZ URGENT dell dimension E521


The most powerful CPU Dell sole in the E521 was the 5600+, 2.8G, Pretty Cheap on EBay

http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=Athlon+5600%2B&_sacat=0&_trksid=p3286.m270.l1313&_odkw=Athlon%2C+5600%2B%2C+2.8G%2C+1MX2%2C+Dual+Core%2C&_osacat=0

Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150369

Power supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371007

Oct 08, 2009 | Dell Dimension E521 AMD Athlon 64 X2...

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I have a dell dim. e521 when i did an update it seemed like the sound card quit working help


go to dell.com>> support and service>> type in the model number and download the audio driver for the system.

Dec 16, 2008 | PC Desktops

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