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Changing the vid

I have a dell 5150 that originally had a 3.0 p4 and someone changed it to a 2.4 p4. i bought a 3.2 p4 and the system will not power up. then vid on the 2 processors is do i chane it

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Re: changing the vid

Dells 5150's are a problem and If they installed a 2.4 on this model theres a warpage issue usually.. (Dont ask).. Its complicated to say the least... Run on the 2.4 and reinstall the video driver for the actual unit.. (Did you ever see a "This unit does not support this CPU and may run" Blah, blah, blah. error on Boot ?? Thats why.. Good luck!

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The Basic Input Output System (BIOS) on a Dell laptop is used to help hardware communicate with the operating system. You can change many different aspects of your Dell laptop's BIOS such as boot order, BIOS time, set a system password, and change certain aspects of how your hardware works. If you want to reset your Dell laptop BIOS to its original settings, you can do so by changing only one setting. This setting restores your BIOS to its default settings, no matter what settings you may have changed.
1. Restart your Dell laptop. Click on "Start," "Turn off Computer" and "Restart." 2. Press "F2" during the boot process to enter the BIOS. Press "F2" before the Windows loading screen. Certain models may use a different key. The key will be displayed during the boot process. For most Dell models, the key is "F2." 3. Use the "Alt" + "F" key combination to load defaults. 4. Press "Esc" on your Dell laptop keyboard to save and exit. 5. Choose the "Enter" key to save all changes and exit the BIOS screen. Allow your laptop to restart for BIOS settings to reset.
I hope that these steps help you.

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Dell Inspiron 5160. When plugged in then power light lights up (before hitting the power button like my 5150) and the battery light is amber. The 5160 will not do anything - not power on at all.


The most common reasons for power issues are the battery, power jack and power adapter/cord.

Power off and remove the battery. If the laptop powers on with just the adapter connected, your battery is faulty.

If you move/wiggle the power adapter at the point where it connects to the laptop, and the power goes off and on, the power jack is the problem.

The power jack is inside the laptop and either needs soldering or replacement. If a power jack problem, it should be addressed by someone knowledgeable.

If no change, the power adapter is probably faulty and needs replacement.

Hope this helps.

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download 2 freeware utilities malwarebytes and trojan remover and run scans using these utilities.once they finishes the scans it will give you the option for removing the infections.
once it is done restart the system and the system will be fine.

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Dell inspiron 5150 green light flashing on front won't boot up

I had the same problem, replaced the hard drive and problem went away. The hard drive developed bad boot sectors after downloading XP service pack 3. I found out later it isn't compatable with the dell I have. Hope this helps. Good luck!!

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Need to replace Power Jack on motherboard for Dell 5150

Sorry to be negative but laptop repair is a specialist job.
Without service manuals it will not be an easy.
Suggest you ask a repair centre for a quote.

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Standard Original IBM POST Error Codes
Code Description
1 short beep System is OK
2 short beeps POST Error - error code shown on screen No beep Power supply or system board problem Continuous beep Power supply, system board, or keyboard problem Repeating short beeps Power supply or system board problem
1 long, 1 short beep System board problem
1 long, 2 short beeps Display adapter problem (MDA, CGA)
1 long, 3 short beeps Display adapter problem (EGA)
3 long beeps 3270 keyboard card

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