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If there is a small hole on the panel of your dvd drive push a straightened paper clip inside until you feel it press down this will open up the drive. If your computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it Click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll down cd dvdrom drives if you see a yellow question or exclamation mark? ! or a red x right click you will need to update the driver or select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver You might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd restart your computer then plug them back this should activate the found new hardware wizard WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL. http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php - rules Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source. Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: my dell inspiron 531 is beeping when i try to boot

Ok with that issue your hard drive is either not connected correctly or your hard drive has gone bad.

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SOURCE: Inspiron 531 freezes

You have to do some maintenance cleaning and check up. Both hardware and software. As this age usually two years.One common failure is the harddrive. You should get some backup procedure. As for software you may do the following. 1. Registry cleaning (Ccleaner is good but be careful also) 2. Application cleaning, uninstalling those program not needed in the system. 3. Log and history cleaning. 4. Defrag is good. 5. And virus scanning it also one of the major cause of system freezes. 6. And unloading some files (back it up then unload) As for hardware. You may do some dusting or reseating. Usually the CPU fans and system fans and its airways.

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SOURCE: lightening strike - Dell inspiron 531. Will not power up

Not just 'lightning strike' but any 'dead' PC.

Unpower the unit and then take off the access side panel. While looking into the unit, put the power back on (plug it in, but DO NOT press the Power button yet). - LED's should light, but no fans should turn. Still looking at the fans - especially the CPU fan, press the Power button and if they twitch then your unit power supply has died.

If they spin for a few seconds then die, look at the capacitors by the memory - if they bulge and are 'wet' then the motherbioard has died - ask Dell for replacement! (This is common, but Dell will only recognise it at the point of walking into the court, then only if you sign a secrecy agreement/gagging order!).

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SOURCE: i want to restore my Dell inspiron 531 back to factory,

u can try to look in the controll panel to see if there is a restore button in there insted of using a cd

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SOURCE: my dell inspiron 531 desktop enters auto detect power save mode

start your computer in safemode and then turn off all power saving features

Posted on Apr 11, 2010

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