20 Most Recent Dell Inspiron 8000 Notebook Questions & Answers

Are your batteries emtpy? Maybe your adapter is broke?
Did you try using the adapter, after disconnecting your batteries?

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

Check in internet explorer preferences if offline mode is selected.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Oct 25, 2012


1) Laptop needs to be kept clean inside. If you, or a tech has never opened the laptop to clean it, this is the problem.

The hardware components inside are cooled by air.
Dust, dirt, hair, food crumbs, lint, you name it, can clog the cooling components inside, and make the laptop overheat.

The Processor, and the graphics chipset give off the most heat.
If a Processor overheats it turns off. (BIOS turns it off actually)

Shooting air from the outside is a bandaid approach at best. The problem will return.


Removing and Replacing Parts

(Buy and wear an ESD wrist strap. Cost average is $3 to $6.
Connect the alligator clip to a good ground source)

2) Bad Power MOSFET/s.

Example using HP Pavilion dv6000 series, and Pavilion dv9000 series Notebook PC's,


Also look at the second photo down. Note the small rectangular shaped object to the left of AO4407 circled in Yellow.
Has a dark wide band in the middle.
This is a Ceramic Capacitor.

There is one above it, one above that one, and one to the right of the top one. Just a few that size.
These go bad also.
Visual signs of bad ceramic capacitors, and power MOSFETs, will be blackened, or blistered, or bubbled.

Cost example of a Fairchild Semiconductor - FDS6679 - Power MOSFET,


One dollar and one penny.

Average example of ceramic capacitors,


You can use a low wattage soldering iron with the beveled tip, and not have to use a Soldering Station,


Or hot air,



Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Oct 11, 2012

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

Check my hint on BIOS passwords. It might help.

Hope this information will help.
Your response is very much appreciated. Thank you for using Fixya...

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Oct 02, 2011

I found this while searching about youtube problems on the net... you might want to try this as well,
Click Here
If this fix won't work, try downloading the latest adobe flash player
Click Here for the flash player

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Sep 12, 2011

1.you can reset your password to a newer one by running your comp in safe mode !!! OR 2.you can re-install the windows.
you can google or youtube for the procedure to change your pass in safe mode !!!!
happy recovery !!!!

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jun 18, 2011

Darkened screen as you describe indicates a failing inverter. You can test this easily by plugging the laptop into an external monitor, if this works ok, then the inverter needs replaced, If it does not work, the problem is with the graphics chip / motherboard

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jan 18, 2011

Reboot and hit F2 to go into Setup, and make sure the mouse setting is set to touchpad. If this doesn't work then you might wanna check if the driver is installed and working correctly. Also if you updated from windows 200 to xp or newer you won't find any driver for it.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jan 17, 2011

Shut it off completely by pressng the start button and keep pressing. Restart normally. If necessary take out the battery and external power supply. It should restart after power is reconnected.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jan 13, 2011

Sounds like battery is dead and power supply is not working. Seen it dozens of times w/PCs usually bad power supply.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jan 04, 2011

Here is the specs and it doesn't say anything about webcam.

SUMMARY corner_ffffff-fff0cc_13x13.gifDell Inspiron 8000
Pentium III-900/700 CPU,
128MB of SDRAM,
256KB L2 cache,
Windows Millennium Edition,
15-inch active-matrix screen,
NVidia GeForce2 Go graphics chip with 16MB of SDRAM,
20GB hard drive,
8X DVD-ROM drive,
built-in network adapter,
V.90 modem,
touchpad and eraserhead pointing devices,
9.2-pound weight (with AC adapter and phone cord),


Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Aug 24, 2010

Hello again.
Of course. I recommend Logitech webcams due to their high quality. Cheers!

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Aug 24, 2010

there should be a video output on that laptop. hook it up to an external monitor and use the keyboard combination of keys to toggle on the external monitor and watch to see if you get the same issue

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Aug 20, 2010

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