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Here is link where you can download all the all the drivers:


Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Nov 12, 2015

You have to enter the password to be able to use the computer. There is no way to recover the password. Passwords stop other people from using your computer. If there was a way to bypass it, passwords would be absolutely useless in protecting your computer from unwanted people gaining information about you.

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

To reset your Dell computer to factory settings, you can refer to the links below depending upon the Windows version you are using:
For Windows 8:
For Windows 7:
For Windows Vista:


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

try going into your control panel and look for region settings.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Apr 06, 2015

that could be 2 different things 1-- the lcd cable might not be seated properly and the other is your video chip might being going bad I have the same issue on my Toshiba laptop and I know is no the lcd cable or my memory sticks so my video chip is going bad sooner or later im just not going to get any video on my screen

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Sep 29, 2014

If you wish to get some details; check the site linked here. Viewing it in "Mosaic" or "Magazine" will make surf easy. Pull up older posts. Surf the site with patience. Do a search by type in the brand name of your device at its search box and press "Enter".

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jul 03, 2014

Please explain your problem.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jan 23, 2014

A password is there for security reasons. If someone stole your laptop. would you like them to get access to your stuff? No of course not. There is no back door to this problem.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Dec 25, 2013

A password is there for security reasons. If someone stole your laptop. would you like them to get access to your stuff? No of course not. There is no back door to this problem.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Dec 25, 2013

Dell Inspiron BIOS password reset with tutorial help: http://lnkd.in/WN_HMz

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

You will need an adapter. Probably a USB to SD Card reader.
The manual for the Computer is at the link listed.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Nov 25, 2013

you can never type letters in dialog box.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Oct 15, 2013

uhhhh. That is so not laptop related. Whatever service you use (yahoo, hotmail, excite etc,) there is a way to block and or erase a contact. This forum is not the way to find out. Go to the site of your email provider and click help to find out how to do that. <:0)

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on May 29, 2013

Just look out for a mouse-pad symbol on any of the function key of your keyboard.
And then press the 'fn' key on your keyboard with that key which has symbol of mouse-pad on it. I guess you will be able to access your mouse pad.
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Dell Inspiron... | Answered on May 07, 2013

To restore your Dell laptop back to the Out of the Box condition you need to use the Recovery CD for your model laptop. Boot up with this Recovery CD and follow the instructions.
You can get a recovery CD from the Dell WEB site.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Apr 02, 2013

A) How did the Power Button Module get broken?

B) Error indicates losing data and unable to leave Hibernation Mode.

It's a long shot, but let's see if you can reset BIOS Settings back to default, without being able to see the BIOS Setup screen.....

Remove the AC adapter (Charger)
Remove the Battery.

Remove the RTC Battery. (Real Time Clock. Same as CMOS Battery, but with a new name)
Oh, excuse me.....Dell = Coin-Cell Battery

Power Button Module flat flex cable installed in motherboard connector, press the Power On button, hold it down for a count of 10 seconds. Let go.
Do this same procedure two more times.

Reinstall Coin-Cell Battery
Reassemble laptop.
Reinstall Battery, THEN AC adapter, and THEN plug AC adapter into power.

Let's see if we can revert the BIOS Setup settings, back to the factory default settings.


C) Dell refuses to help you since your warranty expired.
Not sticking up for Dell, but Really?

You're telling me they're not going to take your laptop, and fix it for a specific amount of money?

"No thank you Mr.Robertson, we're a laptop manufacturer, and money is of no consequence!"
We get by just knowing people out there like our laptops.
That, food stamps and the occasional barbecue Gates puts on at his place, gets us by."


Did you know I'm Brad Pitt? Angelina is in one of her moods again, so I come on here.

(Just trying to be funny)

D) LED lights 2 & 3 stay on

LED 2 is the Harddrive Activity LED.
Should stay solid as the harddrive isn't active

LED 3 is the Battery Status LED.
Solid amber indicates ON, or Standby.

Did you follow Anti-Static Procedures, during the Power Button Module replacement?

Plus, I'm willing to bet the Power Button Module, didn't come from Dell. Another reason they would not want to work on the laptop.
They can't guarantee the replacement part is good.
(They can, but there are too many liability issues)

Power Button Module being broken, is what I'm concentrating on at the moment.

This was the start of the problem. From it all other problems have issued.

The Power On switch is a Momentary Contact Switch.
The carbon contact Power On switch on that Power Button Module.


Was it broken so it stayed pressed to the on position?

Also need to know the full extent of damage caused by the Power Button Module being broken.
In my estimate it took a pretty hard hit in that area, to break that board.

Lastly for now; The Power Button Module has a FFC.
Flat Flex Cable.
Is it replaced back in the SAME position? Not flipped over?
It will go in either way. Right side up, or flipped over.

Please post back in a Comment.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Mar 16, 2013

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