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Right click on the speaker icon in the system tray (bottom right, next to the date/time) and select recording devices. It will give you a list of whatever devices you have on your computer that are designated to record sounds. Choose the on board microphone, right click, and select disable device.

Dell XPS... • Answered on Jul 03, 2016


Something is jammed in one of the fans ??? (there are at least 2 = one at the back of the power supply = should be easy to see - and one inside on the CPU heatshnk (harder to get to) Else its likley the Power supply or monitor is 'shorting out' internally .. If it's just 'ticking' it's likly your hard drive going bad (unless, of course, you happen to have a CD/DVD disc inserted into the CD/DVD reader ...sometimes these 'tick' during power-up as the PC tries to boot from the disc :-) )

Dell XPS... • Answered on Mar 30, 2016


I know this post is over a year old, but i feel like chiming in anyway. The motherboard may have suffered from cheap cap syndrome. This happens when the components used to populate the motherboard were poorly made with inferior products. The capacitor's may have swelled up to the point of uselessness. This would give you post errors, or no post, or even no power. This is not to rule out the power supply, but it is more likely the motherboard. To test the power supply, unplug the big 20+ pin plug from the power supply to the motherboard, and use a conductor such as a paperclip to connect the one and only green wire in the mix to any black wire (there is a black wire on either side of the green one, you can use both) If the power supply is still good, the fans and drives will come on and spin up when you make this jump with the paperclip. If for some reason you notice the fans twitching but not spinning, then you know the power supply IS bad!

Dell XPS... • Answered on Nov 06, 2015


With the tray open, visually inspect to ensure the cd is still in line with the spindle. Something long and thin (such as a thin knife or spatula) slide it between the top of the drive and the top of the cd. Carefully tip the tool down to try and release the CD from the spindle. Do not attempt to force it! If it is not jammed in the drive, the CD should drop free. Carefully pull the CD out of the drive. Look at the CD to see if it has been damaged from the drive. If the CD will not come out, it needs to be take to a repair service.

Dell XPS... • Answered on Mar 17, 2015


Here's the repair manual for your laptop, including instructions for removing the screen. https://www.hansonsgeeks.com/PDF/Dell/Owner%20Manual%20xps-L521x.pdf You'll need a T5 screwdriver for most of the bottom screws. When I did this project Ace Hardware had the screwdriver bit for my drill for less than two dollars. Good luck!

Dell XPS... • Answered on Feb 19, 2015


I suggest you use two different browsers. For example use two of Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Firefox under Windows; or Safari and Firefox under Mac OS X. Use one browser to open your own FB account, and a different browser to open your wife's FB account. Once you have entered your username and password in each browser for the respective FB account, and don't delete cookies, each browser will remember your respective account. To easily access FB when you open your browser, add the FB site to your Favorites or Bookmarks bar.

Dell XPS... • Answered on Feb 04, 2015


when you are in gmail. right click mouse and them click short cut.

Dell XPS... • Answered on Feb 03, 2015


Check cable first rats might be the culprit then replace power supply.

Dell XPS... • Answered on Jan 30, 2015


Try going into the setup menu and auto-detecing the drive.

Dell XPS... • Answered on Jan 03, 2015


A bad power supply or power cable will cause this light. Try a different outlet first before you try a different power cable. If none of these fix the issue it's time to order a new power supply. You can get one on eBay for around $20. It is easy to replace. It's only four screws on the back and simply a matter of plugging it in. The cables are simplified enough where they will only plug into specific ports. Just reverse the method you used when you unplugged them. It only takes 5-10 minutes and is the 3rd easiest repair you can do on a computer next to replacing RAM and a hard drive. Let me know if you need further assistance.

Dell XPS... • Answered on Jan 02, 2015


Read know a little about PC partition low memory problem? Don't worry! Here is a video tutorial that can teach you how to extend your C drive space step by step: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jCeT7CbsKk Also remember to save your partition data well in advance.

Dell XPS... • Answered on Nov 27, 2014


Black screen - no flashing white cursor in the upper left corner - no picture at all, i.e. the initial Dell start-up screen doesn't show up either: - LCD is dead or isn't getting a signal - not an easy fix; or - the LCD isn't being sent a signal - holding down the function [Fn] key and press display Function key to toggle through its settings (LCD panel only, Rear VGA output only, both LCD and VGA output) Black screen - flashing white cursor in the upper left corner - the screen goes black after the windows loading screens come up but before the windows login screen comes up - it is probably a windows video driver problem. Try starting in Windows Safe Mode with VGA. Press [F8] after the Dell startup screen disappears to access the windows startup menu

Dell XPS... • Answered on Oct 19, 2014


Hope this helps in someway; http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/906473

Dell XPS... • Answered on Oct 13, 2014


Your video card may have given up. You can have it repaired but I would recommend getting another laptop instead.

Dell XPS... • Answered on Aug 11, 2014


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Dell XPS... • Answered on Aug 11, 2014


It might help us give better answers if you told us the Make and Model, and the Operating System you are running. If you don't know how to find this, you can download and run the free Belarc Advisor(http://www.belarc.com/) to get more information about your machine. Here's what I would do on most machines that won't boot. The hard drive may be failing, or just the OS or hard drive corrupted. If you have files that you do not want to lose, you could try this... Pull the hard drive out, and use a "USB Hard Drive Adapter" (available fairly cheap online) to connect the hard drive to a friend's computer, and save all the personal files (documents, pictures, etc.) you can to a folder on the friend's computer or an external hard drive. Then, you could try to do a Factory Restore on the computer, and if that works, copy your personal files back to your newly restored computer.

Dell XPS... • Answered on Jul 30, 2014


Is it loose to connect? It could be the connection to the motherboard, which would need to be resoldered on.

Dell XPS... • Answered on Jul 22, 2014


Replace the power adapter completely - dont remove components as there are no user serviceable parts inside it.

Dell XPS... • Answered on Jul 03, 2014

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