I've FINALLY gotten around to attempting to get the data off of a Dell Inspiron 9300 that died several years ago, but the USB adapter ... converter ... thing ... that I have doesn't connect with it. Can you tell me what I need? [more inside]
I bought a new laptop, which doesn't have VGA input so i bought a new cable ( HDMI Gold Male To VGA HD-15 Male 15Pin Adapter Cable 6FT 1.8M 1080P ) To connect my external monitor to my laptop. I connect the cord, it fits in snugly on both ends, but no external monitor is detected. Do I need drivers? or some kind of convertor? Thanks. (FYI my monitor is a dell 2001fp, and my laptop is a dell DELL XPS 15 9530 )
My friend has a Dell XPS 1645. He reinstalled windows 7 today but during the process of installing wireless network driver an error occurred: "No compatible hardware found". Why is that? How can we fix it? [more inside]
Does Dell Computer run the best sales of it's desktop computers before or after Christmas? [more inside]
For his birthday, my son would like to upgrade the graphics card on his Dell Inspiron 560. Little help here? [more inside]
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]
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!
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.
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]
My laptop needs a new hard drive. Am I getting the best deal? [more inside]
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]
Can a MacBook, a Dell, and a Windows-format external hard drive play nice? [more inside]
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]
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.
Help me choose a new laptop [more inside]
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
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]
Are laptop keyboards really as easy to replace as the do-it-yourself articles make it sound? [more inside]
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]
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]
Which laptop to buy? Sony Z12, Lenovo W701, Dell Covet? [more inside]
How do I disable the left Apple/Windows/"Command" key? Bonus points if I can enable/re-disable quickly. [more inside]
My monitor says "out of range signal, change your display" but.... [more inside]
I'm trying to attach a Dell HDTV to its table mount and it's driving me completely insane. [more inside]
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?
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]
Since upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7 Professional, my Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop keeps overheating and switching itself off. [more inside]
Am I limited as to the capacity of a second hard drive to be added to my PC? [more inside]
I need to replace part of the charger for a Dell laptop. Help please? [more inside]
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]
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]
Dell says my Studio 1535 doesn't support Win7. Should I install it anyway? [more inside]
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. Little help?
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?
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]
Disabling "touch-to-click" on my Dell Latitude D630 laptop only works for a few minutes. [more inside]
I just got a new Dell Mini 10v. I need some advice on programs--for security and to fight viruses! [more inside]
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]
Why won't my computer boot up Windows on the first try? [more inside]
My Inspiron 1545 thinks I'm pressing ctrl and I don't know why. [more inside]
Is this computer hot? [more inside]
How exactly does one go about fixing a corrupt XP registry or reinstalling XP on a device with no optical drive? [more inside]
Best affordable external monitor for HD video editing? [more inside]
I recently logged onto my computer (Windows XP), and it said "profile not found". Help, please! [more inside]
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]
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). Thanks, William
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?
Can't install windows millennium edition on dell dimension 4700. A call for help. [more inside]
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.
Can I make my Dell laptop keep running when it is closed? [more inside]
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