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Inspiron 8600 or 8600C

I have a Dell Inspiron 8600(?) laptop I bought in May of '04: specs 1.5GHz, 256MB, 40GB. So the problem is the keyboard controller is mostly dead (I get sporadic phantom keypresses whether or not a keyboard (USB or the stock laptop) is present.

So, I need to replace the motherboard. No problem: where do I locate the motherboard P/N on my current system so I can get the right one?? I can't tell if my system came with a F5326 or X1070.


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Re: Inspiron 8600 or 8600C

I didn't ask what the P/N was for my system: I asked if anyone knows where on the motherboard it is located...

Posted on Jan 08, 2008

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Re: Inspiron 8600 or 8600C

There is no P/N for the motherboard, it is only the model say chipset type, slot type, your processor type, etc that matters. anyway i dont think you can get dell's motherboards in any computer shops. the best is to call the dell company and ask them to do it. They might need your Dell model no and serial number which will be on the backside of the laptop. ADVICE it is best to buy a new one in such problems.

Posted on Jan 02, 2008

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Yes, you can replace/upgrate the memory module under the keyboard.

Before you proceed, note that Dell Inspiron 2650 uses DDR200 3.3V SODIMM modules. Also, memory module capacities supported are 128MB and 256MB with a Maximum memory of 512MB. If the current memory installed is 128MB, you need to order 2x 256MB modules to replace/upgrade both memory slots. If the installed capacity is 256MB, you just need another 256MB for the slot underneath the laptop.

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  • Module Size: 256MB
  • Package: 200-pin SODIMM
  • Feature: DDR PC2700
  • Specs: DDR PC2700 • CL=2.5 • Unbuffered • Non-parity • DDR333 • 2.5V • 32Meg x 64

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