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Dell XPS 15 9560 current model and 9550 past model.

Q: Dell XPS 15 9560 current model and 9550 past model.

In reading this forum and feedback over the last week or so pertaining to the XPS 15 products and the Battery I decided before my wife and I each plunk down $2300 each for new laptops I better find out if replacement batteries are available.... Well, after being on the Phone with 5 different people today at Dell in both Sales and tech Support... The Batteries Are Not Available. That makes the Dell xps 15 the smallest door stop in my house.
We started to look for replacements of our current Laptops and did alot of reading on the Dell XPS 15 with the 7700 HQ processor, 16 gb of ram and 512GB of SSD storage.... 4GB of Video ram and a 1050 processor. The unit requires a 97Whr battery. So, I figure I'd check in to see what the cost of the replacement battery was and if it was available if we wanted to buy a spare.. I was floored by the amount of time it took to the the answer and what I was told... but in short here it is...
My first attempt was thru on line chat.. I was told that the battery was discontinued and that a reconditioned 43 wat would fit the Unit.. My first comment was what the heck do you do with a 43whr battery in this powerful laptop... but no matter how I asked the question the answer was the same... So I inquired about one for a previous year 84whr battery and I got the same answer... That tells me something is wrong they would not even give me a price at all.
Next I got on the phone this morning and was transferred from Sales to Tech Support to parts sales, back to Tech support and I finally asked for a Manager.. None was available.... Of course they were very sorry... The Bottom line is that no matter who I spoke to I was told that there is no part numbers in the system and no stock available and they have no idea when they may become available..I was told to call back in a couple of weeks.. Are you Kidding Me, what if I had bought one, the battery failed and now I'd have a $2500 laptop that had to stay plugged in all the time.
Again I specifically asked and said this model is still in production and on sale on the website, a current product you mean accessory or replacement batteries are not available.. again the answer was NO! It is not a user replaceable part.. So, I then asked OK If I had one and needed to have it repaired would you send me a battery then.. I was told NO! I could send the unit it under warranty .I asked how long it would take and could not get an answer..

I'm done with this... We are staying as far away form the XPS 15 asI can .. I just can't believe that a company the size of Dell (both business or home) does not have repair parts for a brand new unit or a unit that is only 1 year old... All i can Say if buyer Beware... I guess in the long run, we just saved our selves from having a $5,000 investment in two worthless portables.. you could not even sell it if you wanted to without a battery..
Sorry for the Rant but Common Dell you have to have better sense than this!

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how do I find the replacement battery model number for my dell xps 15 9550

A:model number for dell xps 15 9550 battery

We?re listening. We?ll surely check and assist you. XPS 15 9550 is usually sent with a 3 cell or a 6 cell battery based on the system hardware configuration. We request you to PM us with the service tag, your email address and the region you are located in, so that we can details of the computer and provide you with the right part numbers for the battery. To send a private message, click on my name and select ?Send private message?.

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I got my laptop just a few weeks ago, and it came with Windows 10.  Soon afterwards the touch screen started not working, very similar to the posts about the USB device being powered down to save battery (you can find those posts, from Dec 2013 else on this site).
However, I'm on Windows10, with the recent large November public update applied.  In device manager there is no 'USB Input Device' listed under Human Interface Devices.
Further: the System's Settings->About panel the OS is reporting under "Pen and Touch" that "No pen or touch input is available for this display".
So, beyond USB power settings, it seems like I'm completely missing the device driver for the touch screen.
I have applied every driver, bios & firmware update that I can find on the Dell support site.  Nothing fixed things.
Any hints?  Am I looking for a display driver or an input driver or something else?

A:Dell XPS 15 (Model 9550) touch screen no longer working.

Same problem here, plus I see an “Unknown USB Device (Device Descriptor Request Failed)” in my device manager constantly appearing and disappearing. Also the touch does not work in the Diagnostic application you can enter via the bios. I don’t know if it should work there, on the 9530 Model it did…
I have the device now for about a week and I think Dell should again be deeply ashamed of what they deliver to their loyal customers.
With the 9530 model they refused to repair the coil whine problem a lot of people complained about. This was really annoying but at least I could work with the device.
The 9550 model has not two issues which really prevent me from doing my work.
As soon as you activate hyper-v the screen starts flickering and the display driver starts crashing.
Touchscreen not working.
We are talking about really expensive hardware here and it’s extremely frustrating when you experience more troubles with a 2.500$ Notebook than you do with 500$ hardware.
And on top of it all they told me today that they could not replace my display because Dell has no replacement parts on stock and they don’t know when they will get them. And that’s exactly what you get when you pay for “Next-Business-Day” “Pro” support.
If the device does not work at the end of the week I will send it back.

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i broke my dell xps 12 model 9Q23 lcd screen and i've been searching high and low for a replacement screen but to no avail. I have however found a replacement lcd screen for dell xps model 9Q33, from a quick google search, they both look similar to one another but with different specs.
So i was wondering if i purchased replacement lcd screen for model 9Q33, would it work on model 9Q23?


A:Does dell xps 12 model 9Q33 lcd screen would work with xps 12 model 9Q23?

According to parts-people.com, the LCDs for one don't work with the other despite the similarity in design of the two systems.
There are some places showing screens for the earlier 9Q23 in stock.

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After I install the recent Windows 10 anniversary update, my HDD (Intel Rapid Storage Technology) program will crash and keep starting a process called [ ]helper <--- I forgot the name of this process which will max out my CPU when every time I boot up. Also, I will sometimes get a pink screen when I boot up. I don't know what problem is, and Windows 10 support - reinstall Windows 10 didn't work. So, I just want to know what the problem is. To me, it seems like a driver issue, but the pink screen just makes no sense. Also, I tried to install new drivers, but it still doesn't work. I just got this laptop 8 days ago, and this upgrade issue caused me a lot of trouble. Thank you for reading through this unorganized texts!

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After I install the recent Windows 10 anniversary update, my HDD (Intel Rapid Storage Technology) program will crash and keep starting a process called [ ]helper <--- I forgot the name of this process which will max out my CPU when every time I boot up. Also, I will sometimes get a pink screen when I boot up. I don't know what problem is, and Windows 10 support - reinstall Windows 10 didn't work. So, I just want to know what the problem is. To me, it seems like a driver issue, but the pink screen just makes no sense. Also, I tried to install new drivers, but it still doesn't work. I just got this laptop 8 days ago, and this upgrade issue caused me a lot of trouble. Thank you for reading through this unorganized texts!

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Is there a "current model" joystick that is compatible with Vista x64? I have read elsewhere that MS Sidewinders can be made to work with Vista x64 but I would like to get something that actually comes with Vista x64 drivers and is designed to be used with it (as I think MS Sidewinders are obselete now). I am looking for force-feedback too. Maybe no such beast exists but I thought I would ask...

And loving it,


A:Current model joystick for Vista x64

I'm using a Logitech Extreme 3D Pro, with no problems whatso-ever.
Think its using windows drivers IRC.

But Logitech now do a force feedback model too.click
They support x64 vista with drivers.

But im quite happy with mine, flying talons in BF2142

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I've got ADATA Dual USB thumb-drive, i.e. it has USB-A 3.0 and USB-C 3.1 ends. I can plug any end and access data on MS Windows.
I have BIOS 1.1.19 installed. I can boot using USB 3.0 end (mode), but I can not boot from USB-C (USB 3.1). Do I need to enable some option in BIOS or is it simply not possible?

A:How does on boot from USB-C (USB 3.1) media on XPS 9550 (late 2015 model)

Here is a fairly helpful document on booting to USB -C. 
Please enable below two options to support boot from external device.

At boot, Press the F2 key (or alternately press the F12 key then select the option to enter the BIOS setup).
In POST Behavior, Select - Fastboot the select the Thorough option.

Please let me know if you have tried this before and still have the problem.  I will be sending you a friend request in case you continue to have problems and i will need to get your information. 


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Good Morning, I have a HP Pavilion dv4-1120br, I know this HP notebook model is old, but i've instaled the Windows 10 64bits on my machine and saw that my BIOS is version F.30 and the last one available from the HP website is F.66 A. The problem is this model doesn't have suport for Windows 10 because, like i said, is too old. Can I download and run the BIOS update for Windows 7 64 bits available from the website, or do I need to downgrade my OS to Windows 7, update the BIOS and then upgrade it again to Windows 10? Thanks for the help! 

A:Doubts about the BIOS update for my model with the current O...

Cantarino Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!Your second guess is correct -- as the BIOS updates on the HP site are OS version-specific and if you try to run the one for Win7 in Win10,it will refuse to run.Good Luck

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We are getting ATA logs into splunk. Now, we are trying to normalize the ATA logs(data) doing that we need to identify under which data model these ATA logs will come under.

Below are the data models available in splunk documentation 
Application State
Change Analysis
Data Loss Prevention
Interprocess Messaging
Intrusion Detection
Java Virtual Machines (JVM)
Network Resolution (DNS)
Network Sessions
Network Traffic
Splunk Audit Logs
Ticket Management

If someone is working on it please give an idea under which datamodel this logs will come.

Thank You,

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When I connect my Gateway Laptop to my Toshiba TV through the HDMI ports I get no sound or picture. I changed the input port to the HDMI port on the TV. I think it is in the settings of my computer where I need to make a change but I can't find out where. Help!!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) X2 Dual-Core Mobile RM-72, AMD64 Family 17 Model 3 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2813 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114115 MB, Free - 4090 MB; D: Total - 114116 MB, Free - 111336 MB;
Motherboard: Gateway,
Antivirus: CyberDefender Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:Connecting Gateway Notebook Model MD2614U to my Toshiba 46" TV Model 46XV645U

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Can I upgrade a 1.6 AMD 250u to a 3.0 AMD 250e on a Inspiron 2305 all in one

A:Upgrade a 1.6 GHZ AMD Model 250u to a 3.0GHZ AMD model 250e on a Inspiron 2305

Yes. We validated the Dell D3XK6 AMD Athlon X2  250E, 3.0G, 512X2, C3 on this model.

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Hello,i've purchased a 4X10H04506 tablet dock for my Helix 2 20CG. Charging and HDMI on the docks works well, while none of the three usb 3.0 ports seems to work properly: no devices detected at all, and the led on my sandisk memory pen do not light, like there is no power on the usb ports, or are turned off.Don't know what to try: do I have to ask a refund for the dock, or maybe there is something I can check or should try?thank you for any help.PM 

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The lcd screen of my Dell XPS 9560 has cracks and I wanted to replace it with new one.
I try to find the parts thru online markets and sometimes I am brought into an option like a screen assembly for Dell XPS 9550.
I checked the specifications of the two models and personally it seems to me that they have no difference in terms of the LCD screen. Now, I want to confirm from the dell experts if the LCD screen for XPS 9550 is compatible and could fit in with my XPS 9560.
Display specifications of my laptop is below:
15.6 inch 16:9, 3840x2160 pixel 282 PPI, 10-point capacitive, IGZO IPS, ID: Sharp SHP1476, Name: LQ156D1, Dell P/N: Y2XND, glossy: yes

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Hi, I currently have a dell xps 15 (9550) with i7, 512gb ssd and 16gb ram. I'm really interested in game performance and graphical design software. I want to know if the gpu upgrade from 960M to a 1050 is worth, and If I'll see a big inprovement in game performance.

A:Should I upgrade my Dell XPS 9550 to a 9560 ?

If you're going to be doing extensive gaming and graphic design, keep the existing XPS and buy a desktop system to supplement it.  Neither the XPS 9550 nor the 9560 is really capable of anything more than casual gaming -- and they're not design workstations.

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NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro PROBLEM..

i saw something about this in another thread but can't find it
anyway my 32mg card only shows 16mg
the other thread listed a driver that worked for one member and i have the same driver...doesn't seem to work for me
is there a dialog or setting...?

A:NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro ONLY SHOWS 16MG

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I have a nvidia riva tnt2 model 64/model 64 pro pci bus videocard.
The other day I bought the follow up of MOH (sorry forgot the name because returning it to the store)but ofcource you already see the problem rightaway:error log file of the game told me the card was missing out on some functions.Can this card be updated so "heavy duty games won't be a problem in the future?(il2/fb-wolvenstein-cfs2 run good though!)

Thanx for listening!

A:nvidia riva tnt2 model 64/model 64 pro update wanted

Well...you can get the latest drivers for the card, but it won't help that much, because it's a TNT2...and PCI....

If you wanted to play newer games, you'd have to get a new video card....but if you're running a PCI video card right now, then it may not be worth it...check if you have an AGP slot, is should be above the PCI slots on the motherboard, and slightly offset from them...if you have an AGP slot, then that's good, because you could get a good video card...but if you don't, you'll probably be better off getting a whole new system rather than just upgrading the video.

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Sir Mother board of my Laptop HP I3 model no. Z S050-LA-A992 P with onboard processor has some problem and needs to repalce but i could not find new one for the same in market  as contacted to vendors saying it could not be get new one but only refabricated with one month warranty. Kindly tell me where from i can get it new or any website or  link for online purchase for the above said model NO.  as i belogs to jammu india . I shall be highly thankful to you    

A:purchase of new mother board model HP I3 model no. Z S050-LA...

Hi, What is your laptop ?  Please use the following instructions to find out the model/product of your machine:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108Regards.

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I have the Nvidia Riva TNT2 Model 64 / Model 64 pro video card and i want to install a game but the video card has to be in 256 color mode and in Windows i can only go to 32 bit what can i do? Any comments or posts would be great! Thank YOU!

A:Nvidia Riva TNT2 Model 64 / Model 64 pro Problem?

Just to be clear, 32-bit is actually 16,777,216 colors, so its much more then 256 which is just 256 colors. So for 256 you need to lower the color depth not increase it.

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This scanner ran with Pagis 3.0 without any problems at one time. Since my system crashed and HDD was repartitioned and formatted, i can't boot up with scanner on. The driver that came with cd works for a while but it will hang up when i reboot. I tried the newest driver for scanner which does not work at all.
There are no conflicts in device manager and it does recognized scanner by name and model when using driver version " MiraScan V3.20". Anyone have any ideas how to deal with this problem.

OS-Win 95 OSR2
CPU-Celeron 300A
M/B-Abit BH6
Video-Diamond Stealth II S220

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I am not 100% sure which model this one is. I bought it around April, 2016. It is the one with the QHD/touch screen, 16GB RAM/512GB and the i7-6500.
The problem is very simple: horrible battery life. In the BIOS, system does report battery as very healthy. All tests pass just fine.
To rule out any weird upgrade issue, I did a fresh install of Windows 10 Build 1709 (Fall Creators Update) and then got the drivers from Dell. BIOS is at the latest for this model. The drivers show as all up-to-date. No other piece of software has been installed on the machine (well except DropBox). Plain Windows 10 install. Nada/Zippo.
We are talking about 33% going down the drain after an hour of doing nothing. I am just watching the machine now synchronizing my Dropbox. Regardless of now using the WiFi extensively for the sync, the battery issue was there before what prompted me to do a full reinstall. It was never like that. I remember when I got the machine, I could work pretty much 6-7 hours straight on it with Microsoft Office. No issues. I cannot pinpoint when it started doing this. If it is a Windows 1709 issue or if it was there before on 1703.
I can upgrade Windows to any license if needed (I have all) to test it but I do believe it would make no difference.
Anyone with a similar experience?
I do understand battery life does change based on usage pattern, applications, how old the battery is and so on but this is beyond acceptable. It is abysmal.
Any clues/hints/software ... Read more

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it loooks diffrent 

A:is this model a dell e630 ?

detour13,Looks to me like it is a Latitude E6430 system.

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Got a Dell 6400, I got a replacement Dell 6410 completely different hardware coming from a P8300 to a Core i5. Simply swapping drive won't boot. Is there a way I can make this work w/o having to reinstall the OS. Both Machines comes with OEM WIn 7 Pro license so I wouldn't have any issue activating Windows again if I have to. Just the drag of all the applications and settings I have to go through again. 
FWIW: I have acronis with universal restore. I have not tried it yet but any help is greatly appreicated. 

A:Swapping drive between two different model dell

Try an in place upgrade. BTW welcome to BC

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Query: I now have a Dimension 2350--Premium 4CPU 1.8 GHz. I have added Ram to 768 MHz. It is now about 9 years old. It has a failure of the heat sink clamp and I need to replace. I would like to know what new models (tower) that are similar in layout. [ports, hardware slots, size etc.] I want enough hard drive, ram that would be useful for several years.

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A:What model Acre Tower is like my old Dell?

Something in our T series is probably the most similar in look and feel to your old Dell. You can see a full list of models and specs at http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/series/aspiremt.

Important Links: US Driver Downloads | Knowledge Base Articles | Service LocationsRemember to mark posts that resolved your issue with Accept as Solution.You can even mark multiple posts in a single thread. This will make it easier for others to find the same information.

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Isn't there any way to upgrade to 16GB ram on n5110 inspiron (intel hm67 chipset) model?
Why is the max ram is limited to 8GB?

A:Dell N5110 i7 Model Ram Upgrade

It is also a function of the operating system.  WIndows 7 Home Basic is limited to 8G (64-bit), while Home Premium has a 16G limit.  7Pro/Ultimate/Enterprise have much higher RAM limits.

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In printing envelope addresses using the Micro Word, I was getting GREEN instead of BLACK as my color, when I did the Dell call India/Phillipines, they told me how to get Black color, it is very simple, just click on the Printer Preferences Box for keeping the colors Black and White, no color, it worked. I hope I am making sense.
But my question, the rep in India said that that is why Dell can out with the Model 922 as they have had problems with 920. Should Dell replace the 920 for me, it seems that it should be recalled?

A:Dell Printer Model A920

I sure think they ought to replace it. Dell has sold (given away) a lot of junky printers where the cartridges cost more than the printer. However, convincing Dell that they should replace is is where the problem arises.

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I replaced power supply and motherboard. The on switch has one amber light blink then two amber light blinks.  Now both fans turn on for a few seconds and then off. Nothing on the screen.  What else could be bad?

A:dell Inspiron 23 model 5348

Try these fixes-- www.dell.com/.../how-to-use-and-troubleshoot-the-inspiron-5348

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hi im nick and i need help with overclocking my cpu

i have a dell pentium 4 processer 3.00ghz front side buss is 800mhz.

I have absolutly no clue on how to overclock my cpu. So by the love of God please respond and help me do this from very basic step by step procedures and if u need more info ill get it to u.

I am aware of the risks involved and willing to still overclock.

thank you if u help me

A:overclocking a dell model 4700

You can`t overclock a dell,without replacing all the parts.HERE

Just search on : How overclock

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Spoke to a friend on the phone who is offering me a good deal on a laptop. a


I was googling basic info and can absolutely nothing on this laptop...from DELL OR SEARCH. Is there such a model?

A:Ever hear of this dell laptop model???

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My computer was updating the other night I went to bed wake up and it no long does anything. I I spoke to tech-support on the phone three times nobody said anything about all these other people having the same problem they acted like it was only me with this problem and I was SOL because my warranty was up in January and then I see all these other people with the same exact issue that just happened oh and they offered me no help

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I've just recently purchased an Inspiron 5459 6th Gen laptop but not checking thoroughly, I've just discovered that its LAN card is just 10/100???? Is this for real? A 6th Gen laptop Core I5 with 10/100 LAN card speed?

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Same thing happened to me,Dell update on the 12th of May,computer never came back on (amber light),seems a little fishy to me,their own update messes up their computers that they manufacture.

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Hello,I made out a system image and backup on external drives on the above machine. I then entered a thumb drive to create a recovery drive. While I was looking away a moment I noticed a blue screen with a note saying it had to restart the machine. The screen then went black and the keys no longer respond. I have a completely frozen machine. I resorted to taking out the thumb drive, pushing the off button and pulling out the power cord. The machine has  been completely unresponsive to any attempt for input and sits there with a blank screen and backlit keyboard.
Any suggestions?

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Hello everyone I have dell I5-3521 laptop with me at present with 4 GB RAM and 500 GB hard-disk and I want to  upgrade both RAM and HARD-DISK to higher versions so can somebody suggest me the possible upgrades for above mentioned laptop.

A:Regarding dell laptop model I5-3521

Memory can go up to 2X8 or 16 G.
Any 2.5" 7 mm SATA hard drive will work.  There are drives up to 2T in that format but the choices are limited over 1G (I think only Seagate makes a 2T 7 mm drive).

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Query: I now have a Dimension 2350--Premium 4CPU 1.8 GHz. I have added Ram to 768 MHz. It is now about 9 years old. It has a failure of the heat sink clamp and I need to replace. I would like to know what new models (tower) that are similar in layout. [ports, hardware slots, size etc.] I want enough hard drive, ram that would be useful for several years.

Go to Solution.

A:What model Acre Tower is like my old Dell?

Something in our T series is probably the most similar in look and feel to your old Dell. You can see a full list of models and specs at http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/series/aspiremt.

Important Links: US Driver Downloads | Knowledge Base Articles | Service LocationsRemember to mark posts that resolved your issue with Accept as Solution.You can even mark multiple posts in a single thread. This will make it easier for others to find the same information.

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I spilled coffee on my laptop today and it went blank, i need to save my info and tried locating a model number, but there is no name, no model number, no serial number, no service tag, nothing, absolutely nothing.

There is a white sticker on the back and when i peeled it off, it just says Service Tag label 71.5x5.5mm
This is the most astounding stupid thing i have ever seen from a tech company and I have been in IT for over 20 years.
Its unbelievable and I want someone at Dell to respond what an ordinary person in an emergency who has lost everything in an accident would have to do to find this secret bit of information, the model number of my laptop.
I cannot find anything except a big DELL logo on the top of the lid, thats it.....it wont turn on, or I could have gone into the BIOS etc...now what do I do?

A:I cannot find any Model number on my Dell Laptop

I don't know about your laptop, my Dell Precision M6300 and Dell Latitude D531 and Dell Latitude D620 all have the model numbers clearly printed on the laptop case.

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computer was working fine then now wont power on or show led lamp it is charging I replaced battery with a dell oem checked and switched power supply deleted flea power and tried to start with battery out only on ac no luck any advise love using that computer is a touch screen

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I didn't find the WiFi driver for the model Dell Vostro 1014. I had used to search for my service tag. I had installed the driver listed for my Service Tag.
But it is not working. Kindly help me to install WiFi driver. Please find the service tag below:
Dell Vostro 1014 Model
Service Tag No: <Service tag removed>


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could any one help me out in recovery of my original OS windows 8. i don't have other option to use windows 7 instead of original OS when it was formatting. 
tell me how can i get the original OS windows 8 other OS.

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I am trying to determine how much work I have ahead of me.

A person at work is using a Dell Optiplex GX280 running Windows XP Pro on a 500 GB system drive. Lately, they are having problems with the computer randomly shutting down and rebooting after about 30 to 90 minutes of operation. SMART testing is enabled in the BIOS and no problems are being reported for the hard drive.

Can I just pull the drive from that computer and use it to replace the 80 GB drive in a refurbished Dell Optiplex GX280? I am concerned that Windows Genuine Advantage will have a a hissy fit and say the installation in the new computer is not valid. Both computers have Windows XP Pro COA stickers.

A:Solved: Swapping HD on Same Model # Dell Desktop

If the XP PRo is is a Dell oem version than no you won't have a problem.

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DELL Inspiron 20 Model 3043 System is not having Legacy option 
Tried with Boot menu - boot mode change only UEFI secure boot on Option is coming 
Tried with Bios setup - in boot Tab only Secure boot mode and UEFI settings are coming 
so due to this i am not able to install or boot different operating system
I have Found one Bios version for this Model , but installed yest in system ,, link of Bios update 
so please Advise further , if need to install this update or not and also contacted Dell support Center but its is of no use , they even not able to find out update 

A:DELL Inspiron 20 Model 3043 System

Hi Abha8603,
Were you able to solve that problem? I am facing the same issue and can't seem to find a solution for it.

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I purchased a dell alienware are 51 desktop computer I just got it delivered on Friday.  I want to add another Nvidia 980 gtx card to this but the SLI Bridge comes in 3 different sizes short, medium and long.  What I am trying to find out is what size bridge I need.  I cannot find a picture of hard drive so I do not know if the pci express ports are side by side or is there a regular pci port between them.

A:(Redirected) Dell Alienware Area 51 new model

Best to post this in the Alienware Owners Club Forum, here:http://en.community.dell.com/owners-club/alienware/default.aspx

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The Ac is hooked up to it and battery has a full charge on it but when you push the power botton the green led comes on for about 2 sec's then goes off and thats it..no sound, no screen just the led for 2 sec's and poof. Any Idea's?

A:Dell Inspiron 8100 Model PP01X. Won't power up

Remove the battery and AC Adapter. Press and hold the power button for 2 minutes. Plug in the AC adapter and see if the computer turns on normally. If not, the laptop will have to be serviced

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Having really bad resolution issues on Dell XPS 13. 
I'm using it for University, and I'm doing a computer science course so the command line is an important feature. The text on it is completely zoomed out, I have went into the properties and maximized the font to no avail. Here's what it looks like, the image may not do it justice - I really have to squint to read it. 
Most other programs are like this too. Unity 3D looks really blurry, Sublime Text 2 looks the same. Text looks like it has been zoomed in on a few times so it fits the resolution and as a result you can almost see the individual pixels on text. 
Here's another program: Malwarebytes

This does feel like a bit of a joke considering the laptop is worth well over a thousand pounds.

A:Terrible resolution issues on Dell XPS 13 2015 QHD model

Have you gone into the screen resolution control panel for your system and selected the option to "Make text and other items larger or smaller" ?
If not, right click anywhere on your desktop and select the option to change screen resolution.   You should see that text size option near the bottom of the screen.    Alternately, you can go into your control panel on your system and go into the "Appearance and Personalization" section.  
TBH, I'm not sure that text control will work in the Command Prompt or not.  I would think that it basically another Window that the OS can control the font size, etc., but I've never really tried it so I am not sure it will work.   You may need to change the overall resolution of the monitor to get to an appropriate screen size.
Let me know if that text size adjustment helps or not.  if not, I'll see if I can find something else that may help.

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Hello everyone this is my first post. I have looked everywhere and I can not come up with a solution for this issue. So I decided to do a clean reinstall of windows because of previous sound card issues. I bought a top of the line card hoping that it will fix my driver issues. It was a sound blaster fatality pro series. This did the exact same thing when I tried to update the drivers from some unknown issues. So, to me the reasonable solution was a clean wipe.. This turns out to not be a good idea. But I really had no choice seeing as the installations were so messed up. I did everything I could but with no avail. Now here comes the real problem. I put in the XP SP 2 CD hoping that everything will be fine and it was........ everything worked like a charm, but after the formatting the setup starts up again. Now I get an error called a cyclic redundancy check error. This causes the setup to restart and I have done everything and I am stuck in a fail cycle. The CD is clean and I have no idea how to access the checkdisk feature when I have no operating system. Please Help Me. I am completely stuck!!!!!!

A:Dell XPS 2005 model? horrible xp reinstallation issues.

Hi hackroot and welcome to TSF

I would think you have a hardware issue. I'm not a Dell user, so I really don't know what a Dell model 2005 is. If it is a desktop, remove the side panel and blow out the dust and cobwebs using a can of compressed air. Clean the fan blades with alcohol and qtips. Be sure to blow out the heat sinks and also the powersupply. If you haven't been in a computer before, be SURE to touch the bare metal case before touching anything inside.

If my memory serves, a cyclic redundancy check (CRC) is when data is written somewhere (memory or harddisk) and read back. If it don't match, you get a CRC error. That said, reseat the cables to the harddrive, CD/DVD drives, and the motherboard. Do both the power and data cables. Also, reseat the memory sticks. If there are any jumpers on the back of the harddrive or CD/DVD drives, reseat them also. The reseating process is not just pushing in on the cables, but pulling them back some and sliding them back on. That action is needed to insure the pins and recepticles have good contact.

Try this and see if it helps
Best regards,

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I have recently obtained a Dell Latitude model PP01L with a 20 gig hard drive. The stickers say it is a PIII, and a sticker on the bottom says it is running Windows 98. I know nothing else about the laptop as I am unable to access the OS. When I turn the machine on, I get the following message:

Press Fn-X to return the system to normal running mode.
No timer tick interrupt

When I press Fn-X, the screen goes blank and the machine shuts off. Also, if I let the machine run without pressing any button, it shuts itself off within 30 seconds.

I have limited knowledge of laptops, but am fairly familiar with the XP on my pc. Does anyone have any suggestions for a non-pro?

A:Dell Latitude laptop model PP01L problems

Try the link to Dell in here:

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