20 Most Recent Dell Inspiron 531s Desktop Computer Questions & Answers


Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Feb 17, 2020

Does the computer boot into Windows? If not it appears there is an issue with your hard drive. When you turn on the machine, try to get into the diagnostics mode of the computer (F12) and then select BIOS Diagnostics. From there run the tests to see if the hard drive is bad. From there you might have to get a new one.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Aug 02, 2019

Maybe your modem has a small reset switch ?

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Dec 18, 2017

You need to buy a NIC.They are a lot NICs on the market.I suggest to you Linksys USBs.It it easy to install.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Dec 18, 2017

have you tryed starting up in safe mode?.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Dec 18, 2017

try to replace your ram

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Dec 18, 2017

Depends on where you are trying to obtain said e-book. Some places do not allow downloading of their e-books, just read access. You can always try a copy/paste. Or screen capture page by page... But usually, e-books are for the owners and only the owners.. Its like taking a software program, copying it, and giving it away... It is a no-no.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Dec 16, 2016

Admittedly, this could still be your power supply (PSU). Perhaps you did attach the 24 pin motherboard (MB) connection to a tester, but since the post does not specifically mention this I presume you may not have. Forgive me if that was done.

Assuming the test was only jumping the 24 pin connection verifying that fans kicked on; my guess would be that the PSU still functions. However, it may no longer be producing enough juice to power the PC.

If you have not done so already, I recommend testing the power supply against a tester to verify that you are getting enough voltage to power the motherboard.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Oct 25, 2015

It could be a bad memory stick or a loose one .check the memory to make sure it is installed correctly. I could also indicate a hard drive failure.
Hope this helps.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Oct 02, 2015

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Dell Inspiron... | Answered on May 16, 2015

check out your ram.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Apr 05, 2015

try cleaning up your harddrives,as in get rid of of stuff you dont need anymore,as in music,pics,
it sound like you have to much stuff on them and it wants to get rid of stuff for you.but its best todo your self.
or do a new install of your windows.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Apr 05, 2015

One of 2 things come to mind. Either the power supply if fried or your button is busted. You can check the buttom by opening you units case and removing the front panel. Be careful removing as to not bust the tabs that hold it in place.
Now the start button could be busted either of 2 parts, the front panel or the actual button wired to the unit. Check to see that the nub from the panel is busted or not. If not then your problem may very well be the button wired to the unit.
I don't know the innards to your unit but the button may just sit in place with plastic nubs or screwed in.Make sure you have a back up Button ready before removing as to remember where it wires to exactly.
Most experts will tell the average user not to turn on a unit without placing all panels back in place but that's hog wash if you ask me. Do make sure all wires are snug though. I don't replace the cover until I know it works. (unless it is the panel button. Don't attempt to unplug or plug-in any wires while the unit is on.
I have shorted units by doing doing so but then I was distracted and didn't realize at the moment. Anyway if switching the button for a new one does not work, your power supply is then most likely no good. Unplug make sure to get same exact size with same hook ups sometimes best go with the same model brand etc. Remember the wire placing.
Removing the power supply can sometimes be a little tricky. To start there should be 4 screw on the outside back. Inside may or may not have any screws. Power supplies can run some money cheapest I have seen Is about $60 or so new. A start button should only be a few $. May check with repair shops to see if they have a usable used one.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Feb 21, 2015

Contact Dell directly at 1-800-915-3355 with you "Service Tag" and "Express Service Code" numbers. The Service Tech will fix you right up.

Good Luck.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Feb 10, 2015

i tell you m idea....first, maybe there is no operating system like windows or etc...second maybe your hard disk is not detecting or its damage,third, check the bios setup for the drives..it can help to solve the problem

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jan 13, 2015

what sort of hard drive IDE or SATA
did you check all leads from motherboard to hard drive for secure dust free connections
if its a flat ribbon 40 pin IDE replace it it will be the first to fail

hope this helps

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jan 13, 2015

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