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Overheats and shuts down after about 20 minutes

I got and old 2003 dell inspiron 2650 that freezes up 20 minutes after it COOLS DOWN!!!!!! Is it cooked of what???????????????

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Usually when a CPU overheats it shuts down and after it cools down you can re-boot it again.
Continual overheating will eventually cause the CPU to fail.

The overheating is usually caused by blocked vents and or dust build up on the heatsink and/or fan. Remove this dust from the heatsink and fan and this should fix your overheating problem, unless you have a faulty fan, in this case you will need to replace the fan.

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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Got Dell Inspiron 2650 2002 from a friend, free. Want to restore to factory settings. How? Installed Windows XP and Norton Anti Virus


Hi and welcome to fixya!

There are two ways to restore this machine to factory settings;

First is thru the Recovdery partition in the hard disk itself:

  • 1 Close any windows currently open and click the Inspiron's "Start" button. Select "Shut Down" and choose the "Restart" option.
  • 2 Tap "F8" when the Dell image appears on the screen. Continue tapping the key until the advanced boot menu loads.
  • 3 Scroll down to "Repair Your Computer" and press "Enter" to access the DataSafe local backup screen. Click "Next." Select "Dell Factory Image Recovery and DataSafe options."
  • 4 Click the "Restore without preserving new or changed files" radio button and click "Next." Click "Next" three more times and click "Restart" to restore the disk drive to its original condition. Follow the on-screen prompts to set your operating system settings.

If the hdd was already repartitioned or corrupted, the second option should work:

  • 1 Insert the Dell recovery disk in your Inspiron's optical drive and close the "AutoPlay" window when it appears. Shut down any other open programs. Click "Start" and select "Restart."
  • 2 Tap "F2" as soon as the Dell image appears on the laptop's screen. Scroll to the "CD-ROM" option and press "Enter." Tap any key when you see the "Press any key to boot" option.
  • 3 Press "Enter" when the setup screen appears. Press "F8" and highlight the Dell's hard drive partition. Press "Enter."
  • 4 Follow the instructions on the screen to choose the Inspiron's operating system options. Click "Finish" and remove the recovery disk from the optical drive. Click "Start" and select "Restart."
Hope this helps!

Takasashi

Jul 19, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 2650 Notebook

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Where is switch for wireless on inspiron 2650


hello,

the Dell Inspiron 2650 PC Notebook does not have a wireless lan services.

it only operates with a cabled network service.

take care

Jun 12, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 2650 Notebook

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Dell inspiron 2650 frozen on blue welcome page


try this...

turn on the laptop,,,
keep pressing F8
a menu screen will appear,, select SAFE MODE using the cursor keys and hit enter,,
once it boots in safe mode click no to use system restore..
follow the onscreen instructions to send it back to a date when it did work,,
it will shut it self down and restart in a propper manner..

if that fails,,

when u turn on the laptop it displays a menu,, it shows to press a certin key to enter system recovery,, press that key,,
follow the onscreen instructions to restor the laptop to factory condition..

Jun 03, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 2650 Notebook

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Laptop shuts down after 20 or 30 minutes with one


Please refer to manual and run system restore to system default settings as if it was from the package.

Cheers.

Jan 24, 2010 | Dell Inspiron® 1501 (N11157) PC Notebook

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Where are the volumne buttons on the dell inspiron 2650 laptop. which keys on keypad work for volumne


You can adjust the volume by holding down the 'Fn' key (bottom row, second from the left) and pressing Page Up and Down keys (on the far right) to turn the volume up and down respectively.

Dec 31, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 2650 Notebook

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Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Not Shutting Down Properly


There could be a corrupted file. I would try to give dell tech support a call

Sep 21, 2009 | Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Notebook

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Computer shuts down intermittently


Do disk cleanup, it's in Accessories, System tools.

Apr 21, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 2650 Notebook

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Dell inspiron 2200 won't turn on


Let it cool down.. Put it in the freezer(in a plastic bag for 20 minutes with the battery out of it. Then allow it to warm up for 10 minutes. these laptops are not great at playing games because they overheat..you should get an external graphics card if you get this running again..

Heres a link to a place where you can get a better graphics card

Dec 26, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 2200 PC Notebook

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Keyboard


Try this:

Shut down, unplug the AC adaptor, removed the battery, and hold the power button for up to 1 minute to discharge.

Make sure there are no stuck keys.

Restart.

Apr 08, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 2650 Notebook

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