For his birthday, my son would like to upgrade the graphics card on his Dell Inspiron 560. Little help here? [more inside]
posted by not_on_display
on Jul 23, 2013 -
I'm looking for a fast laser printer (black and white is fine) with low running costs and not too invasive software. Ideally one with separate toner and drum cartridges and easily refillable from non-official sources. [more inside]
posted by Static Vagabond
on Apr 23, 2013 -
This could be a Dell tech support question, but I think it may actually be easier
to get answered here. I have a Dell E-Flat Panel Stand
and I'm trying to disconnect the riser from the base of the stand. The diagram
is no help; it only shows how to put them together (see diagram 1). I've had no luck with Google or the Dell support site. I don't see any release button/unlocking switch. Help!
posted by trillian
on Mar 1, 2013 -
I have a Dell laptop with Windows 7 32-bit on it and I'm having the weirdest issue with it. The "Devices and Printers" control panel window hangs every time I open it. It gets to about 90% of the way, according to the progress bar, and then stops. I can manage my printers using the Admin tools but everything else is unreachable. Is there any way to fix this short of a Windows re-install? This is a work laptop and I'd rather not have to go through our IT service department since they'll nuke everything on it that wasn't there when I got it.
posted by tommasz
on Jan 4, 2013 -
Fraking-Touchpad filter: My Dell Inspiron Touchpad completely ceased to work at all last night. Me and the Dell tech guy ran some diagnostics, and ascertained that it is NOT a hardware problem, it is an OS problem (I have Windows 7). He says my only option (aside from getting a external mouse and using that instead) is to wipe the whole OS and start over. Really? [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos
on Jun 18, 2012 -
My cursor (or some sneaky internal laptop thing) clicks on things I don't want. It has a mind of its own. Help me control it! [more inside]
posted by sucre
on Jan 17, 2012 -
I have a well aged Dell e1505. I'm thinking about upgrading to a 11.6"/12.1" sized AMD Fusion based netbook. Performance-wise, will I suffer a setback, be about equal, or ahead of my Dell? [more inside]
posted by bionic.junkie
on Jul 17, 2011 -
Follow up to previous question....4yo Dell Inspiron laptop suddenly giving me the old "Plugged in but not charging" routine. Froze the battery for a day but no luck. So I bought a nice new one from Amazon that charged right up and worked for a week. No this one is giving me the same message. Any ideas? Or a place to turn to troubleshoot things? Any help would be appreciated.
posted by mikedelic
on Jul 15, 2011 -
Hello. I have a 4yo Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop and about a 10 days ago it stopped charging. It said, "0% available, plugged in but not charging". Took the battery out and put it back in a couple of times and it went back to normal, charged up fine. It happened 2 other times but it went back to charging. However, now it seems to be stuck in the - "plugged in but not charging mode". Any ideas? Thanks
posted by mikedelic
on Jun 26, 2011 -
I have an Ubuntu server. It's a Dell PowerEdge with a PERC 6 RAID controller. I'm trying to get it to boot to a different drive, and grub doesn't seem to be cooperating - it appears to attempt to boot to the correct volume and partition and then bonks out when mounting /proc - what gives? [more inside]
posted by migurski
on Apr 28, 2011 -
Are laptop keyboards really as easy to replace as the do-it-yourself articles make it sound? [more inside]
posted by amyms
on Mar 8, 2011 -
I'm wondering whether my Dell laptop is naturally slow at this point or whether there's something weird afoot; and also, how to figure out whether I can install a solid state disk in it without much trouble? [more inside]
posted by the mad poster!
on Nov 11, 2010 -
My uncle is looking for a laptop with a certain set of specs. He saw a Sony laptop like it, but he's wondering if there's a laptop with the same specs, but more wallet friendly. [more inside]
posted by antgly
on Nov 9, 2010 -
My monitor says "out of range signal, change your display" but.... [more inside]
posted by JtJ
on Jul 20, 2010 -
I'm trying to attach a Dell HDTV to its table mount and it's driving me completely insane
. [more inside]
posted by Merzbau
on Jul 18, 2010 -
My new work laptop is a Dell Latitude E6400. It doesn't come with much documentation (nor does Dell's website offer much) so I've been trying to figure out all of the hardware features on my own. When I removed the battery I noticed what looks like a MicroSD card slot. Is it? Can I use it for ReadyBoost?
posted by tommasz
on Jun 29, 2010 -
Question on upgrading my getting-on-ancient Dell Inspiron 9300's hard drive - what kind of drive do I need, and is there an actual limit to what I can throw in it? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget
on Jun 10, 2010 -
Since upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7 Professional, my Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop keeps overheating and switching itself off. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA
on Jun 1, 2010 -
This morning when I opened up my laptop, the cursor/arrow was frozen in the middle of the screen and neither the usb mouse or the touchpad could move it. [more inside]
posted by wabbittwax
on Mar 11, 2010 -
Does anyone have experience repairing the power jack on a laptop? My wife's old (circa 2006) Dell laptop won't charge, due to what seems like a loose power jack connection. I've repair found tutorials, and it doesn't seem that bad, does it? (More details inside) [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Feb 12, 2010 -
I'm replacing an EIDE drive in my Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop with a PATA one, thought that would be an easy swap.
But, of course, I'm here, so it wasn't.
The laptop now isn't seeing my new HDD, so I'm guessing I need to update something in the BIOS (ver. A07, 6/27/2005)?
The new drive is a Western Dig Scorio Blue, if that makes any difference.
posted by Exchequer
on Jan 24, 2010 -
I have a Dell laptop. Oftentimes, while "mousing around" using the touchpad, it will unintentionally highlight things. This is a behavior that I never, ever want. Also, sometimes it will unintentionally "grab on to things," like graphics on a webpage, and try to drag them around. I do not ever want to highlight or grab things using the touchpad. This "feature" messes me up CONSTANTLY. My last Dell laptop did the same thing. Is there any way to turn this "feature" off permanently?
posted by Afroblanco
on Jan 10, 2010 -
I'm interesting in upgrading the processor on my computer, but I'm having a hard time getting good information on how to determine a viable upgrade. [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix
on Jan 6, 2010 -
Disabling "touch-to-click" on my Dell Latitude D630 laptop only works for a few minutes. [more inside]
posted by ErWenn
on Dec 30, 2009 -
I just got a new Dell Mini 10v. I need some advice on programs--for security and to fight viruses! [more inside]
posted by mixer
on Dec 9, 2009 -
Will changing/removing a factory (DELL) set RAID 5 configuration from a home desktop PC interfere with rebuilding the OS (XP Pro) from the factory restore discs? [more inside]
posted by lyam
on Nov 19, 2009 -
How exactly does one go about fixing a corrupt XP registry or reinstalling XP on a device with no optical drive? [more inside]
posted by Teira
on Oct 6, 2009 -
How can I get any service from Dell Inc. Help they seem to have lost my order and won't give me any answers etc. [more inside]
posted by Twinedog
on Jul 8, 2009 -
I have a spare Dell 19" computer monitor lying around that I'm not using at the moment, does anyone have any ideas as to what I should do with it? (I'd like to re-use it somehow).
posted by nam3d
on Jan 23, 2009 -
I love Vista, hate the way it handles flash drives. Obi-Wan, Help Me!
I use a Vista laptop and an XP desktop for work. When I copy anything from the XP machine on my flash drive and use it on my Vista Laptop, it won't let me delete or re-save it after editing, saying the file is Read-Only.
Even if I copy something to it from the Vista machine it always asks to confirm things. I know UAC is a pain in the neck but is there anyway around it's behaviour on flashdrives?
posted by damiano99
on Dec 18, 2008 -
The PageUp and PageDown keys on my Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop have started acting weird. Sometimes they act correctly (rarely), sometimes they take me directly to the top or the bottom of the current page (now and then), and sometimes they don't work at all (often). I'm seeing this mostly in Firefox, haven't check other apps yet.
This started about a week ago, a few reboots and cold starts since it first occurred...not seeing any improvement or further degradation.
Do you know why this is happening, how I can diagnose the issue, and/or how it can be fixed?
I use those keys often and this is really hampering my use of my laptop.
posted by Exchequer
on Nov 6, 2008 -
Something odd is happening on my internet connection at home. I have two machines both of which connect to the intenet via a Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router (or Comcast variant on it) and a Comcast cable connection. Both of them do not display the Dell homepage properly. After viewing source I determined that they couldn’t find the supporting files at the subdomain i.dell.com (it’s possible other subdomains are missing as well, but that is the one causing the most dramatic effect). Viewing the site from another internet connection it appears fine. Is something up with the router, or with Comcast? Looking for steps to determine what is going on and (hopefully) rectify it. [more inside]
posted by Artw
on Oct 7, 2008 -
I am having a very unusual problem with my hard drive and CANNOT recover any data from it after trying numerous methods. Please help me with your technical expertise. [more inside]
posted by deafmute
on Jun 29, 2008 -
Linux on Dell Latitude 400mhz 128m ram - I cannot install (or even load) Ubuntu or SuSe. Tried slower burn, different cd manufacture - no dice. The only thing I've been able to get to run is DSL (Damn Small Linux). Please help me - I wanna be like the cool Linux people, so sexy, achingly hip, and suave, and [more inside]
posted by dancestoblue
on Feb 2, 2007 -