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My dell inspiron 1318 wont start up and had a black screen with a blinking thing..

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SOURCE: Need Wifi driver for dell inspiron 1318 (XP)

Wow, they dont write it for XP. I really think you're out of luck.

Posted on Feb 01, 2009


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SOURCE: Sound Card Driver for Dell Inspiron 1318 in Windows XP

Sorry for the typo, it was suppose to be Dell WEB site

You can download the drivers from Dell WEB site, the support download page. Make sure you select your model laptop, better still type in the Service Tag number, it is printed on the label on the bottom of the laptop. Also make sure you select the Windows Vista version of the driver for your Windows operating system.
Click on this link :-

Posted on Apr 08, 2009



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Start your pc in safe mode. From there you can remove your previous password and set a new one. thanks

Posted on Jul 12, 2009


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SOURCE: my dell inspiron 1318 right hinge is broke from

i have same problem with 1318 and just relized today that there were to small little screws missing on right side hinge. screen was very loose and would easily fall backwards . i managed to find sum in a junk draw and put them in as good as i could and its feels like new again. i plan on getting correct screws online or from hardware store but its good for now

Posted on Dec 21, 2009


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SOURCE: dell inspiron 1318 lcd screen completely dim

The backlight in your LCD has gone out. You will need to replace the entire LCD. You can look on ebay or here, you will be paying around $300 for it.

Good Luck!


Posted on Jan 05, 2010

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1318 with a black screen. How do I get screen to show?

Possibly the back light has failed. Could be the invertor. If you shine a torch at the screen and can see something then the backlight is at fault. If not a replacement screen may be required.

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Is the dell inspiron 1318 model pp25l touch screen capable

the short answer is no, it was an economy laptop maybe 5 years ago so would not have been equipped with what would have been a very expensive option
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I have a dell inspiron 1318. whenever i turn the laptop on, there is a black screen with a "read disk error has occured" keeps bringing me back to the same screen...what should i do?

Disk read error is indicative of a hard disk drive failure. If under warranty, call Dell for a replacement drive. If not you can buy drives at places like or EBay

Sep 20, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1318 Notebook

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I have a dell inspiron lap top with window's vista. There is a problem with it. Even when I turn it on with safe mode it goes to the log in screen, then says welcome, and then it goes to a black screen...

Usually what happens with my Dell Inspiron desktop, even on safe mode it goes to the logon screen. I have never experienced that with my Dell Inspiron 1318. When you log in and it shows you the black screen, try pressing the function buttons. Try F8 or F12. You should be able to start the computer in Safe Mode. If possible, enter Safe Mode with Networking so that you are able to search the web. If you don't mind me asking, why is it that you need safe mode? Is it a virus?

Aug 08, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1318 Notebook

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The dell inspiron 1318 shows the windows logo shortly after the screen goes black and I cant see the anything its like the screen is turning off

This sounds like a video driver problem. To find out reboot the laptop and press F8 to goto Safe Mode. If you can see the screen in Safe Mode then you have a video driver problem in normal boot. If you still have no video the you may have a bad motherboard and will need to take it to a repair shop

Apr 16, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1318 Notebook

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Dell inspiron 1318 lcd screen completely dim

The backlight in your LCD has gone out. You will need to replace the entire LCD. You can look on ebay or here, you will be paying around $300 for it.

Good Luck!


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