20 Most Recent Dell Inspiron E1705 Notebook Questions & Answers

Try a system restore. Go back wa week or so.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jan 03, 2020

You may try to perform System Restore . Press and hold the Windows key and press 'R' key. This will open the run window -> Type 'rstrui' without the parenthesis, click on 'Ok' -> This will open the System Restore window. Follow the on-screen instructions to restore your computer to an earlier date, choose a date when the WIFI was working well

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jan 23, 2019

On my laptop it is f4 key and it controls the windows operating system screen mode so windows has to be running . Also suggest you turn off the p.c and plug in the tv cable to the svideo and then go to the tv and change the input source to the cable input. Then turn on the computer and hopefully it might detect the cable is active and switch to it automatically.
Sarah if you provide us (being all of fixya) with the make of tv and model number as well as the make and model number of the computer we may be able to figure it out in a more detailed analysis of your predicament.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Mar 29, 2017

Hi Jose Ramos,

Please email me the system service tag along with customer name, place of purchase, address, email address and phone number to [email protected] . Also send me a picture of the password prompt screen and then I can check and see what can be done.

Thanks and Regards.
Kiran Kumar.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Mar 26, 2015

Hold down (Fn) function key and press (F2) key. Or try to locate a blue antenna sending out signal signs symbol.
function key (Fn) is between the "Ctrl" and the windows (Flag) key.

Also check if you wireless adapter is enabled in network adapter windows which you can find in the control panel.
Good luck

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Dec 07, 2014

Bad video. If it comes up when laptop is on replace video driver. If when starting, the video card is bad.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Aug 20, 2014

Update your audio drivers with windows update.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jun 26, 2014

I am assuming you can't get into the BIOS settings to change it?

Download the latest Hiren's Boot CD and install onto a CD. There is a section for removing bios password. If you do not have a CD player on your laptop, install the Boot CD onto a usb using Microsoft's Windows 7 USB installer.

Helpful link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I--XPybWlig

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Oct 27, 2013

Use a boot disk like Ultimate BootDisk 4 to reset the local administrator password.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Aug 06, 2013

You can call the Dell Spare Parts Department at 1-877-717-3355 to get a price on how much to replace. If you are within your warranty you can email me your name, address, email address and system service tag. My email address is listed below.
Thank You,
Dell-Jesse L
Dell Social Media and Communities
email [email protected]

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jul 31, 2013

Run Microsoft Memory Diagnostic, and follow up with an overnight of memtestx86+

There is always the possibility that it was a bad BIOS Update (something that should not be done unless to get rid of a particular compatibility issue to begin with), but if it passes POST then it is likely fine. You may want to reset the UEFI/BIOS, and load defaults to ensure system stability.

Just a word of note; Recently I just had a real pain of a repair job. Everything passed all tests, but I was still having random crashes. Turned out that the controller on the SSD was having issues, so the SSD needed to be replaced. But the device had passed 5 different benchmarking suites which tested different aspects of the drive, and the only way I found what was wrong was by replacing 1 part at a time.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Nov 03, 2012

You can remove or change the Window's User or administrator's password. You need access to a computer with Internet access to download the Hiren's Boot CD and burn it onto a CD. Then insert this CD into the laptop/computer and boot up the laptop/computer with the Hiren's CD and follow the instructions. There are very useful utilities CD and it a Linux boot CD which contains quite a lot of Utility programs including a password removal program. Click on one of these links to download HIREN'S BOOTCD :- http://www.hirensbootcd.net/

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Oct 15, 2012

Sounds like youre using an underpowered adapter. Sure you've got the power supply that came with it?

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

If thelaptop battery is more than 3 - 4 years old then the battery could be worn out.Rechargeable batteries have a finite number of charge and discharge cycles andwill lose their charge capacity over time, i.e. won't charge to 100% andgradually the charge reduces until the battery won't charge up at all. OR Thebattery shows a 100% charge but when the adapter is disconnected the batterydrops off to zero capacity in a very short time. If the battery drops to anunacceptable charge level then the battery needs to be replaced.Whenyou connect the power adapter into the laptop, does the power LED lightup? If not then -The battery adapter or the adapter's power lead or the laptop's powersocket could be faulty.Check power adapter's DCplug that connects into the laptop power socket with a multi-meter, the voltageshould be slightly higher than the voltage that is printed on the label on thebottom of the adapter. If the voltage is zero or way below the voltage that isprinted on the label then the power adapter is faulty and needs to be replaced.If the adapter is OK thenconnect it to the laptop and power it up, then look at the power/batterycharging LED light and wriggle the power plug in the laptop's powersocket. If the power/battery LED light flashes and in a certain position thisLED light stays firm, then the power socket is either faulty or it has a drysolder joint where it is connected to the motherboard.This can be repaired but itrequires the laptop to be completely dismantled to get at this power socket andrepair. If you cannot DIY then I suggest you get a quote first.

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

LOL, sounds like you didn't hit the correct key or keystrokes.

First of all look in front and on the sides for the Wireless Switch and make sure it is turned on. Then once it is on you can toggle the wireless on or off by Keystrokes. Press and Hold the FN key located at the lower left portion of the keyboard, then hit the corresponding F1 thru F12 key that toggles the wireless. The correct F1 thru F12 key to hit will have the icon of the wireless signal )))) or it will have the icon of a tower with the wireless signal )))). Normally when the correct keystrokes is hit the screen will display Wireless On or Wireless Off.

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


Yes it can. Just remember that if the power cord comes off, then it will shut off immediately.


Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Apr 18, 2012

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