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Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Mar 08, 2013

Return it. Inexpensive batteries, are, at best, will not work properly, at worst, a fire hazard. They are inexpensive for a reason

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Mar 03, 2013

If you get the erroneous characters in the set-up (BIOS) screen on external monitor, then either your graphics card is defective or the motherboard. The diagnostics are just reporting that it cannot detect the LED display. Unfortunately the only way to determine if the graphics card is defective is to replace it. If that does not resolve the problem then you know it's your motherboard. That whole process can be costly. That model laptop is about 5 years old and parts could run you about $100 to $300 online. Might be time to shop around for a new one.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Feb 12, 2013

There has been a hard drive password initiated on the system by someone. If you do not have access to the password, you'll need to contact Dell Technical Support (800-624-9896) and after you verify ownership, they can generate a password to access the hard drive.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Feb 04, 2013

I don't know really if this would work but do you have the video drivers installed on your Notebook for the second monitor?

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jan 19, 2013

  • Intel Core Duo T2400 / 5 Mb Cache / 1.83 GHz / 667 MHZ FSB
  • 15.4" Wide-screen XGA Display with Truelife
  • 120 Gb 5400 rpm Sata Hard Drive
  • 1 Gb DDR2 SDRAM / 553 MHZ
  • 256 Mb ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 Hyper memory
  • Windows XP Media Center
  • 9 - Cell Battery

Too much gaming can make such problems....
i guess the 256 Mb ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 Hyper memory is failing...

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jan 19, 2013

Simple solution is to visit manufacturer website and download the specific drivers.

If you are a non-technical user then use Driver scanner tool that will search for drivers online.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jan 17, 2013

this is u password iyo3s9hj if not work let me know... thanks

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jan 14, 2013

I believed this can be resolve by clean the cmos battery. you need to remove the cmos batery from the laptop then power it on then immediately turn it off. then put the battery back to the laptop then power it on keep tapping on f2 to enter setup. please follow the instructions from the link to remove the cmos battery http://tinyurl.com/yb3mhyg

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jan 14, 2013

press alt+ctrl+upper arrow key it will help and let me know

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

You can remove it with windows 7 password tools. For removing Windows login Passwords safely, I strongly recommend Windows Password Reset 9.0. Few days ago, I downloaded it at http://www.reset-windows-password.com I burned it to a Usb memory card. Booting up and clearing my password within just 5 minutes.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jan 12, 2013

If you forgot the windows login password and want to recover or reset windows password, there is two methods to reset windows login password:

Methods 1: Use the password reset disk to recover the Windows password, by this methods, you need create a Windows password reset disk before you have lost or forgotten your Windows admin password.

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As an easy method to recover the forgotten Windows password, there are only four steps as follow:
Step1: Download Anmosoft Windows Password Reset V8.0and install it(Download from here: http://www.resetwindowspassword.com
Step2: Burn the ISO image file onto a blank CD/DVD or USB.
Step3: Boot up your Windows PC by the bootable burned CD/DVD or USB in minutes.
Step4: Remove the forgotten Windows password on the operation interface and logon PC without password.


Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jan 12, 2013

You can download the video and device drivers from Dell WEB site, the support download page. Make sure you select your model desktop or laptop, better still, type in the Service Tag number, it is printed on the label on the bottom of the laptop and on the back or sides of a desktop. (If the Service Tag label is missing then go into the BIOS setting and on one of the BIOS pages, the Service Tag number will be displayed). This will open the page where the specific drivers for your model computer are located. Also make sure you select the Windows of the drivers for your Windows operating system. Click on this link to download the drivers: - http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jan 07, 2013

if your net is working than go for online updates...or the last option is to format and reinstall vista ...give me points if answer is sufficient..

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Dec 31, 2012

This is more of a remedy then an actual trouble shooting step but mostly works. You would probably hear this from a support agent if they are trying to get you off the phone because this problem make no sense.

Remove the battery and the power adapter from the computer. Then hold down the power button for at least one minute. Then connect every thing back up again and see what happens.


Remove the battery and the power adapter from the computer and leave it alone for about 24 hours. Then connect every thing back up again and see what happens.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Dec 19, 2012

You need to replace the LCD inverter; it is the small board that the LCD monitor plugs into and the inverter plugs into the motherboard. Here's one for $10. Oh, and please take a moment to give this solution a fixya rating. Thanks! :c)

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Dec 12, 2012

Actually it matters not what computer you have, it's the operating system that's the problem. This is a very common fault in windows 7 and to a lesser extent XP. There are a few problem areas and solutions. Firstly, forget uninstalling the keyboard drivers or checking your files with scannow or doing malware adware checks, or ctrl alt fn buttons or installing Clipspy or going back to restore points. that's all BS and a complete waste of time, these answers are usually offered up by people who have never experienced the problem and actually muddy the waters with all sorts of number lock key board this and that answers BS answers. Put-up or shut-up! You either know the answer to the problem or you don't, and you don't if you haven't experienced it. It's annoying, frustrating and shows just how far Microsoft hasn't come.

The underlying problems with losing ctrl C ctrl V arise with eithe;r Java and/or Skype, or both. 1) Skype updates knock out the control C control V function, usually with the BS click call, it's not compatible with windows 7 and has a number of conflicts that Skype, although they claim to have patch fixed, have not solved. Even their click to call conflict patch doesn't work, an error message comes up on the download no matter where you get it from. 2) Java has conflicts with Windows 7, control panel type in Java,go to updates, if the update doesn't work you will have to remove and restore Java. It has comp 3) You can sometimes solve the problem by force switching-off your computer, without going through the normal sequence, then starting it in safe mode, which may load any missing files that have been knocked out by the aforementioned Java and Skype. Failing this, and as a last resort, you're going to restore to factory restore, but remember, this will only work for a while, until Skype updates its system and bang you'll be down again. So make sure Skype cannot update, go into Skype tools, updates, turn-off automatic updates. I hope this helps. I've had the problem 14 times and lost the will to live going through the myriad of file,sequence,number lock,uninstalls,file/malware checks BS that's out there. Even Microsoft help doesn't list the problem. James

You'll finish up going to all sorts of forums and none of the geeks or pseudo geeks have much input. Forget even the retore poin

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Dec 08, 2012

It's something whit the LCD or LCD cabel. Take it to the service if you not so expert about taking a part the computers.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Dec 06, 2012

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