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Dell Inspirion 1525

  1. I have had it with this piece of ****. I want my money back right now. It has been nothing but problems. It won't even type correctly, I look up and it is typing in a differiferant location. It has been one thing or another. I am very frustrated, and I am done. I do not want solutions that might or might not fix it. i am done with PC's give me my money I am buying a MAC. Two weeks after buying this laptop hard drive crashed? quack. geek squad re-formatted hard drive, now it won't do antthing I cannot download and open any documents it will not upload, won't open PDF files. I have spents countless hours trying o get this thing to just work. I am a fulltime Graduate Student and I have lost valuable documents and missed deadlines because I cannot upload or download. Come on guys you are kidding right. This can not br a Dell. I am writing them and Vista and MIcrosoft somebody is accountable for this **** not working even basic functions.
  2. ready to throw laptop at store window either stand by your products or not? what is it going to be best buy??? No more cirle jerks. I want a MAC and that is the end of it.
  3. yvonne christie Costa Mesa, California June 2008

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    Can you walk me through the steps of reducing touchpad sensitivity?


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I have a dell 1525 inspirion, purchased it about 15 months ago (warranty just expired). It needed a new battery; once purchased, I found the battery is not being recharged. Can now only run the laptop without the battery. Is this a common problem? Can it be repaired?
A friend thinks there's a rpoblem with the mother board.

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Sorry to hear about the trouble.
Could be you have a lemon, or it could be that you don't have the software to support the files you're trying to acess/download/upload. I don't know about the Best Buy there, but here they are notorious for: unless you ask for and pay for the proper support software it's not installed and your good to go (ie..Adobe Reader for PDF files, Office for word docs, etc...). Good to go home and find that you have hours worth of finding and downloading in order for you to do anything other that play solitaire on your machine.

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Things you can do.

If you are adamant on returning your system you need to be talking here:

If you want the system to work right, I can help there too.

#1 You can request a factory imaged hard drive from Dell under warranty. It will have the same image the system had from the factory.

#2. To read Adobe PDFs, you need to download this Link: (If you can't download, see #1)

#3. The cursor jumping can be fixed by going to control panel and reducing the sensitivity of the touchpad.

#4 Nobody here works for Dell, we just decide to help people. So your RANT is wasted here.

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