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Cheapest fix is new monitor sounds like blown diodes in the board to me.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Nov 03, 2017

running windows xp? okay click start and scroll to control panel. under control panel scroll to system icon and click. the system property box will open. click hardware then the device manager tab. clik on the sound, video and game controllers, this will open and you will see a list of installed sound devices/codecs as well as video codecs. see if the sigmatel codec is listed it is possible that it may be present but not set as the default. this can happen when installed programs such as media player, real player,quicktime.. install their own drivers to control the video and audio components. the codec is simply a driver program which interfaces between the computers installed hardware and the computers software, IE real player. I have an inspiron e1505, I ran into a similar situation and lost my sigma tel driver. it had to be reinstalled. PAY CLOSE ATTENTION------------------- GO TO THE DELL COMPUTERS SUPPORT WEBSITE. type dellsupport on web search navigate to the downloads section where it gives you the option of inputing your computer make and model, then select your oprating system. look for the downloads for audio devices, you should be able to find the sigma tel codec available for download. save the file to your hard drive in a location where you can access it again. okay back to correcting the problem on the device manager display under sound, video and game controllers. if you do not see the sigmatel codec then run the download from dell for the sigmatel and it will install automatically. hopefully this will correct your problem, it sounds to me like it is a driver problem the above steps will definately identify the sourcee and should provide solution to your problem

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Nov 11, 2016

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Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Oct 19, 2016

It really doesn't sound like you've had one decent answer here. This is more then likely a software issue. Unfortunately without the restore media you're limited in what you can try to do to resolve this issue.

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

I own one of these, if I run into trouble, I will be looking for you!

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on May 21, 2014

Remove and reinstall the Hard Drive for the error codes:
Please see the Service manual for instructions on how to remove and replace the Hard Drive. Be sure to remove and reinstall the cables for the hard drive if you are on a Desktop Computer.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on May 14, 2014

about your data, you can restore them, and about the laptop, try to remove the memory modules and clean it, then reinstall the memory and power up the laptop;
here you can learn how to remove the memory module:


Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Feb 09, 2014

Try looking for a function key (usually used by holding down the Fn key and then pressing one of the "F" key at the top) the key will be marked with a brightness indicator.

Is your screen only dim when running off the battery is it dim when running when the charger is plugged in as well. If it is only dim when the laptop is running on battery then this may be caused by a setting in Power Options which is located in Control Panel (that is if your running Windows). In Power Options look for settings about running on AC Power and running on Battery power.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Oct 28, 2013

You may have to contact Dell directly if its a hard drive or BIOS password.
I do know using a Windows 7 install disc will repair this error (if you can get past the password). Just insert and choose repair. gl

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jun 10, 2013

Hold down the ON/OFF button for several seconds until it shuts off.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Mar 05, 2013

Restart your computer, as it's restarting press f8 a boot up menu should pop up, among the options in that menu you'll see last known good configuration, select it, you're computer should hopefully start up normally, if it does not you may need to reformat, or take it into a tech shop for assistance.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Feb 13, 2013

Download audio driver here :http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/555/Product/inspiron-8500.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Nov 22, 2012

How about the sound icon in the tray notification area, click on icon, adjust volume.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Nov 22, 2012

Dell Laptop with bios or hard drive password set ? Unlock your dell laptop using the link below if it display a message that says "this computer system is protected by a password authentication system, you cannot access the data on this computer without the primary or administrator password, when you turn on the computer. This message is what you get if the BIOS is protected by a password. or you get system disabled

Go to: http://dell-inspiron-8500-bios-password.biospwd.com to get your dell bios password authentication and get full access to your dell computer, they can unlock almost all dell laptop such as dell inspiron, xps, latitude, precision, studio, vostro

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Oct 01, 2012

Turn-on your bluetooth icon, the installation process will start automatically, and after all click on "OK" button to finish all steps.

When you are installing driver on your system, it may be possible that software ask you to activate bluetooth option, never close this window before OK.

Get technical assistance at http://www.vtechsquad.com/dell-support/ if you faced any issue with your Dell system.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Sep 04, 2012

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