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Dell Venue 8 - Dead Robot

Q: Dell Venue 8 - Dead Robot

I have a Dell Venue 3830 and will now power on to the Dell Logo and nothing more, except after a while the "dead robot" shows up. Is there anything I can do without a warranty?

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Preferred Solution: Dell Venue 8 - Dead Robot

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Hello Admin,
My dell stylus pen can't be activated after my Dell Venue 11 Pro device is upgraded to Windows 10.
Please advice me how to solve this problem. Thanks in advance.

A:Dell Stylus Pen can't work on Dell Venue 11 Pro Windows 10

I have the same problem after upgrading to Windows 10. Don't say it's the battery because I have replaced with a new battery and still won't work.
Dell, please provide solution.

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I have a Dell venue eight Pro which only supports UEFI boot via the bios . There is no legacy options. My question is would I be able to clean install windows 7 with an MBR partitioned filesystem? Or am I forced to use GPT
 

A:Dell Venue 8 MBR?

you probably won't find drivers for 7 on this. i have ran into that a lot lately with folks wanting to downgrade to 7. i would check this before going any further.
 

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I have the dell venue 8 pro tablet, but I want a keyboard and case for it. I have seen these for the ipad, but can't find one for this tablet. Something similar to this:

http://www.amazon.com/Eurekkaź-Blue...1386228012&sr=8-3&keywords=keyboard+case+ipad

Anyone know of any for this tablet? Thanks.
 

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Hi guys,

today i finally got my Dell Venue 11 Pro (i3).
The problem is, right out of the box it isnt possible to connect to the internet.
My connection is 'limited', and the internet status bar shows a yellow triangle.
Does someone know how I can fix this?
I have tried to disable and enable the wifi adapter, but it doesn't seems to work.
Every little bit of help would be appreciated

Kind regards,

DellVenue

A:Dell Venue 11 pro won't connect

Check the router you're trying to connect to is up and running okay. Might even want to reboot it to make sure.

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I checked dell site said okay to upgrade to win 10, updated bios etc, upgrade wiped out my recovery partition, downloaded software to recover in dos prompt woul not works said no partition, downloaded keyin cloud would not extract said zipfile is empty even though it shows 500mb. Tried to download image of restore which came with factory and was told o would have to pay $30 to buy image which came preloaded on tablet. It is only 2 years old. I should no have to pay for it, when i spoke to tech support in Philipines they said Venue 10 was not tested with 10 when dell site says it was. Im ready to throw tablet againt the wall and buy a microsoft tablet they would never ask me to pay for something that came preloaded. I have been using dos/ windows since edlin times back in late seventy early 80's

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hi,
i recently bought the dell venue pro, downloaded dungeon keeper gold from www.gog.com (good old games), install it to the device and a virtual gamepad and when i try to open the games nothing happens.
I've tried running in a lower res and running in administion, but i get nothing.
I've downloaded dungeon keeper gold to both mylaptops one with windows 7 and the other windows 8 and both work. Also does anyone else know where to download pc games
could someone see what i'm doing wrong!!!! need to be able to play games like this on the go

A:how to play pc games on dell venue pro 8

Since I am not aware of the game, but rather the Venue pro..

Memory Issue, maybe.. the venue is 1 or 2 GB

Drive issue, maybe.. it is a rather small drive and depending of file space and running space needed for game..

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I have a dell venue 11 pro full windows 8.1 atom bay trail possessor z3770. I really enjoy gaming but the windows app store sucks.. so can I play any real games on this tablet? Like cod4, fallout... basically anything that's rated mature,lol

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I have a dell venue pro 8 I upgraded to windows 10, would like to go back to windows 8, every time I try its says could not find recovery environment. Is there anyway to go back to windows

A:Dell venue 8 pro roll back

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
Kindly follow the steps:
1-To roll back your Windows 10, go to your PC Settings, by typing Settings in the taskbar search bar, next to the Windows icon, and clicking on Settings. It will open the PC Settings. Select ?Update and Security?.
2-The Update and Security option opens. Here you will see options like Windows Update, Activation, Backup, Recovery and Windows Defender. Click on ?Recovery?.
3-This will open the Recovery settings window for your PC. You will see 3 options:
Reset this PC: Remove everything and reinstall Windows. This will take your PC to its original factory settings.
Go back to your previous version of Windows: This will just bring your previous Windows back on your PC without affecting your documents and files. Note that you have to carry out the rollback operation, within 30 days of upgrading to Windows 10
Advanced Startup: Here you can change your PC settings using a Windows image or a USB/DVD.
4-Click on ?Go back to previous version of Windows?. In this case you see Go back to Windows 8.1.
Microsoft will then ask for your feedback and the reason to uninstall Windows 10.
5-Give your feedback and move ahead. Click on Next. You will see the following screen.
6-Make sure your PC is plugged in as the rollback might get interrupted due to power off. Click on the Go back to Windows 8.1 button.
7-Your system might take a while to process the roll back and read the settings of your previous Windows version. Sit back ... Read more

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I checked dell site said okay to upgrade to win 10, updated bios etc, upgrade wiped out my recovery partition, downloaded software to recover in dos prompt woul not works said no partition, downloaded keyin cloud would not extract said zipfile is empty even though it shows 500mb. Tried to download image of restore which came with factory and was told o would have to pay $30 to buy image which came preloaded on tablet. It is only 2 years old. I should no have to pay for it, when i spoke to tech support in Philipines they said Venue 10 was not tested with 10 when dell site says it was. Im ready to throw tablet againt the wall and buy a microsoft tablet they would never ask me to pay for something that came preloaded. I have been using dos/ windows since edlin times back in late seventy early 80's

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Hey guys, I have a question before it is too late to return my tablet. I have a 64 gb Venue and it is intel atom bay trail processor. I was playing Far Cry 2, and had to alt-tab out to use my trainer program. It stalled a few times alt-tabbing, and I had to go to Start, Switch Users with windows 8 a few times to log out and come back in and restart the game.

Anyways, after alt-tabbing too much, I must have hiccuped the pc and the heat was too much, and it shut off from overheating. I panicked and let it cool for a while, but first I turned it on and ran HWMonitor. I will upload a screen, but it shows a temperature of 191 degree Celsius which is outrageous. This thing was very very hot, it took ten minutes or so and it still felt a little hot.

Anyways, also, from the sleep state, I tried to log in and when I typed my correct password, it said there was not enough resources to log in another user. I tried and after the third time it logged me in. Is this resource problem because of the heat and things were acting funny, or is it because I went to Start, Switch User a couple times to un freeze my game from alt-tabbing.

The tablet works fine, but that 191 degrees bothers me. I played Far Cry 2 for a half hour just now, with the trainer, and all was fine.

Should I return it because it overheated and had the error logging in, or are these known issues? I have another week to consider keeping this. I know the thermal shut off is designed to prevent damage, b... Read more

A:Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet question

by the way, this screen shot is from today, not when I overheated it. for some reason, the 191 goes away and comes back. if i reset values or shut down, it always still comes back to 191, so it can be an error with HWMonitor. I used this screen to show the 191, but the time it overheated, the processors were much hotter.

This screenshot if after a half hour of playing Far Cry 2, so that is what these temps are from.

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Awhile back i upgraded my dell tablet to windows 10 and now im having problems with internet. It sounds weird but instead of connecting to wifi it gives me a missing ethernet cable thing looks like thishttps://gyazo.com/4301e650705655584aa14101303900f3 . Its a tablet so obviously it has no ethernet port, i upgraded to most recent drivers and have had no luck, what does this mean? Side note: it comes back after about four or five days then goes away again! :/
 

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Hi All
I bought my daughter a Dell Venue 11 Pro in September last year with a 2 year warranty.  When I receoved it, I checked the service tag here:
And confirmed the warranty.  Now there is a fault with the device and I've just checked the warranty status again, but get the following info:
Warranty details for your Venue 7140 Pro

Service Tag: XXXXXXXShip date: January 01, 0001Country: Unknown




No information available.



Can anyone help with this?  The problem is that when I turn it on, it buzzes, shows the Dell Logo, displays a progress indicator then up comes the rolling dots in a circle, where it just stays there.
Thanks for reading.....

Steve

A:Dell Venue Pro 11 Service tag No information available

Oh I forgot.  I got the service tag number from the sticker on the tablet and also checked it was the same in the bios.  Also I've done a diagnostic (ePSA pre-boot System assessment and everything passed.

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Awhile back i upgraded my dell tablet to windows 10 and now im having problems with internet. It sounds weird but instead of connecting to wifi it gives me a missing ethernet cable thing looks like this https://gyazo.com/4301e650705655584aa14101303900f3 . Its a tablet so obviously it has no ethernet port, i upgraded to most recent drivers and have had no luck, what does this mean? Side note: it comes back after about four or five days then goes away again! :/
 

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I saw where the Dell Venue stylus works well with an HP Envy but I can't get it to activate. There are no instructions with the stylus and none on the Dell website. Does anyone know if I need a driver or how to sync them?

A:How to get dell venue stylus to work on hp

Hi, I won't know what is your Dell stylus but please check the following post, some members said this won't work            http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Pressure-Sensitive-Stylus-for-H... Regards.

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Hello,
im using a Dell 5055 LTE and at the moment my screen goes off when i press on it. The background light stays on. When its docked to the keyboard it mostly works, but when its not sometimes the display fails even when I dont touch it. Is it a hardware error or software?
Thanks for your help.

A:Display Error Dell Venue 10 Pro

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
We would suggest you to update the Display and chipset drivers to the latest .
This could either be a hardware or a software issue,If the driver update is complete and if still have an issue then it could be a hardware issue .
Connect an external display to check if the same happens .
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.
Thanks
Robin

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below is what I have sent to 3+ different departments and have yet received a single response. 
I have a Dell Venue 11 Pro, I purchased the Complete care w/ next business Day support. I had returned my device for repair in the recent past and only partial response was provided. The display was replaced but no support was provided for the system loosing response to attached keyboard, locked up reboot sequences from system freezes, and loss of WIFI access.
     When received the back cover never would remain secure to the main body, and the camera lens keeps coming off, now the Lithium-polymer battery has expanded to such an extreme that the cover will not close even with moderate pressure. The battery reports good heath so it is not an issue with being an old battery just needing replacement, this is a safety / quality recall issue.Lithium batteries are susceptible to defects which can cause fires and damage. I would like a actual positive response to my issues. I have been a long time customer and advocate of Dell, but the service I have received is sub-par. I have contacted customer support, been given the run around, or just had my calls transferred to non responsive links without even a sound to know I’m still connected. Now for that last couple weeks I am told sorry I have sent your issue to a higher level but to date NO RESPONSE.  IS THIS THE SERVICE WE AS CUSTOMERS GET NOW??  The last response I got ", I read your email and ... Read more

A:Dell Venue 11 Pro I5 battery dangerous?

I HAVE SAME ISSUE!!!!   WHAT IS THE RESOLUTION?  My cover wont stay on and its concerning that the batter cover has expanded off the battery. i have taped it with electrical tape so inside is not exposed.
i seriously regret buying this tablet - it has been nothing but problems. under warranty they replaced a bunch of stuff, sent me new monitor, now this and now of course i am out of warranty - NICE PRODUCT DELL.
I should have stuck with my first instinct to buy a surface pro

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Hello,
I have one of these machines and it needs to have Windows 7 on it because that is what is standardized in our environment now.  I have it all set up but the only thing I can't get working is the Touchscreen.  I also see that a Serial I2C Controller Driver is missing but I cannot seem to find the driver for it.
Any ideas?
Thanks!

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Since I have updated to Windows 10, my 8" tablet, a Dell Venue 8 Pro has random BSODs while in connected standby or normal usage, mostly ever 2-4 days. I did several clean installs already, tested the RAM, latest BIOS, all latest drivers, nothing helped. Here is a WinDBG output of the latest minidump file:

************* Symbol Loading Error Summary **************
Module name Error
msrpc No data is available : srv*c:symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
clipsp Signature does not match : srv*c:symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
spaceport No data is available : srv*c:symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
volmgrx No data is available : srv*c:symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
MBI No data is available : srv*c:symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Fs_Rec No data is available : srv*c:symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Null No data is available : srv*c:symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Msfs No data is available : srv*c:symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
TXEI No data is available : srv*c:symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
iaiogpiovirtual No data is available : srv*c:symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
iaiogpioe No data is available : srv*c... Read more

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Hi I am new to this forum. I have some problem with my Dell Venue 10 2 in 1 tablet. After doing a clean window 10 pro 32bit installation on it, I discovered that the sound, touchscreen, camera and the battery icon are not functioning properly. I have tried installing the sound driver from official dell website but the sound icon still show a cross sign. I had wanted to try install the bios update from the dell website but it is not able to run successfully because it is not able to detect the battery.

I have also tried reinstall the window 8.1 pro 32 bit but i also encountered the same problems as mentioned above.

Is it due to the software driver issue?
Any solution will be greatly appreciated
 

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The battery light is flashing red all the time for the past 48 hours. even when battery is fully charged.
Also, battery doesn't last as long as it usually does.

Please help

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I tried to upgrade Dell Venue 8 Pro with 64Gb emmc to win 10. It failed many times. I wanted to clean Disk. When ever I tried to clean up Disk with added cleanup system files, it took me more 6 Hrs in every time. Anyone face such issue?
Any solution to reduce this.

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Hi,
We have a Venue 5130 Venue Pro tablet.  Its about a year out of warranty.  I noticed recently that the battery pack had expanded and was expanded from the tablet casing so it wouldn't shut.  I bought a replacement battery (not cheap) but only not started researching what the problem might have been and I can see that other people have had issues with their tables.  The old battery pack has expanded to a worrying extent - and since removal appears to have expanded further. 
Advice online seems to be to NOT try recycle this and to treat it carefully as its unstable.  Not sure what to do it with so?   If the battery packs are liable to being unstable how can they be installed in tablets to begin with.  Reading online it would appear that there are issues with such batteries if they are overcharged.  I don't know if that was the problem in my case.  All I know is the batter packy is swollen up to an unreal extent.  See Photo below. 
Another problem is Dell Customer Support doesn't appear to be contactable in a tangible way after the 12 month service period is up.  Negotiating the Dell website looking for a way to talk to a human about the problem is frustrating as everything leads to dead-end options, particularly at the weekend.  Not happy with Dell hardware and not happy so far with Dell service
A dissatisfied customer,
Mick

A:Dell Venue Tablet Swollen Battery

Most computer shops and most municipal solid waste sites will take back swollen batteries for disposal.   It isn't uncommon for lithium ion batteries to swell when their end of life approaches, just as ordinary alkalines will leak if they're left in a device when they've been used up.  Don't puncture the swollen battery - simply send it off for recycling with a location that can deal with disposing of it.

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I would like to say I have been dinking around with Dell PC's for many years, use to purchase "dead" Dell laptops off of eBay and fixed them down to replacing chips on the motherboard.. I got involved in this forums as a result of a scripting question, while trying to create a program that would run a single script instead of having to run several, or even remember the commands... That single script now runs the Partitions, setup, recovery, wimboot images scripts perfectly and the project was uploaded in the Setup and Installation Forum..

Well now I am into tablets and wimboot images and system recovery on 16GB-32GB drives..

The interesting thing I found out about Dell Tablets is the amount of wasted drive space that is allocated to the UEFI Partitions

So in regards to Dell Tablets - I have one suggestion - even on brand new purchases

Go into Control panel - Recovery - Create Recovery drive and create a recovery usb

Then boot from that usb and reset the partitions and re-write the windows image...

Not only does Dell over allocate partition space and size - it writes a production folder that contains the images that are then copied to the other partitions, so you end up with more then twice the needed file size. PBR_ does away with the un-needed folder and can gain you about 6GB of space on a 32GB drive.. that's a 20% gain in usable disk space

A:How to gain disk space on a Dell Venue Pro

Thank you obi-one-kanobi! I hate red text btw.

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I have Dell venue 8 pro with windows 8.1. When I run skype, self video enlarges to show only face only, where as in my ASUS S400CA, normal video of self and others in neighbourhood. Will it be problem of software or hardware? Is there anyway to get normal video from dell venue 8 pro?

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I have a Dell venue pro 11 7140

it has a 7265 m.2 intel dual band wireless card

I have purchased a 18260NGW wifi bt and wigig card

it fits nicely, and only the 8260 wifi and bt is detected in the windows 10 os.

Is there something limited in the tablet, to not allow it to recorgnise the wigig part of the 18260 card

It does mention wifi/wigi switch in the bios, so its obviously designed with wigig abilities of some kind

please help

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I have Dell venue 8 pro having windows 8.1 , 32 bit version with 2GB memory. When I start dataram program(same version 4.3, which works in my laptop having 8GB memory) as admin and with settings as 11 MB as ram disk and fat16 partition, do start ramdisk, drivers are installed and when starts verifying drivers, I get error as shown in pic below

I went through event log, I could not understand anything worth to make it work or leave it. File is attached below
Any solution to make ramdisk work in dell venue pro.

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This has happened on two Venue 10 tablets after the most recent group of "optional" updates. Rebooting after installation causes a Secure Boot error. The fix is to access the bios setup using a keyboard, turn off Secure Boot, reboot and go through the BitLocker recovery routine. The updates are KB3087137, KB3087041, KB3087390, KB3073874, KB2999226, KB3084905. KB3080042, KB3080800, KB3082353. I have no idea which cause the problem. Dell Support says that Secure Boot Off is supposed to be the default condition. Either one of these updates turned it On or it was always On and the update triggered the error.

A:Dell Venue 10 Win 8.1 updates cause Secure Boot Error

I have the same problem with a Dell Venue 8 Pro running Win 8.1. This had been working just fine and the only thing installed recently were the updates you mentioned. I tried doing a system restore to before the updates, but it didn't make any difference. Just get a red box saying Secure Boot Violation - Invalid Signature Detected. Turning Secure Boot off in the BIOS is a workaround, but because device encryption was enabled (it's enabled by default when you sign in with a Microsoft account) it then prompted for the BitLocker recovery key on every cold bootup. Entering a 48 digit key every time is a pain, so for now I have disabled encryption.

I think Dell are mistaken if they say Secure Boot Off is the default condition. It was definitely On already on mine.

I do notice the device boots up quite a bit quicker with the encryption disabled. I will probably just run it the way it is (secure boot and encryption disabled) but does anyone know how to fix this properly? Would a full reset from the recovery partition put things back?

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I would like to install 2013 home and student click to run office in D: drive. Is it possible?
If so how to do it?

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When I bought this refurbished Venue is didn't have the fingerprint reader software on it. I have tried adding the tablet to my dell downloads machine list so I can get the software. But when it goes to scan for the tablet. It scans, then just stops scanning and never finds it. Can anyone help me get the software?

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Folks:

Dell Venue 8 5830 Pro cameras are not working.
I have installed the Windows 10 Anniversary version twice but I cannot get the cameras to work at all. For the installation, I have managed to use an external USB flash drive to upgrade with no Internet updates during the process. After several boots later, the tablet appears to be OK except for the camera app. I have looked and checked there is no problems in the Device Manager. (I should have wrote down the error number, I was using the tablet to check for the errors)The error led me to the following website:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...art-the-camera
It was suggesting that my antivirus might be at fault. I went ahead and disabled the antivirus to test this suggestion, but the result is still the same, no cameras. During this install, I tried to update the drivers under Image and under Sound. It did not work and after several attempts, I did screw something up and the sound was not working at all. I tried to reinstall the sound drivers but to no avail. Therefore, I restored the previous backup. A few days later, tried to install the Anniversary version for the 2nd time. This time, I added the registry hack for the 32-bit fix from what was floating around online, and tried the camera program but Windows kept on saying cameras cannot be found with the long error code that takes me to previous microsoft web site regarding how to troubleshoot problem areas. I have it working in Windows 10 before. Therefore,... Read more

A:Camera App failure on Dell Venue 8 Pro Tablet with Windows Anniversary

Hello azizuddin,

You might see if this may be able to help.

Microsoft Has Broken Millions Of Webcams with Windows 10 Anniversary

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I have ASUS S400CA windows 8.1(upgraded from windows8). When I right click for openwith for jpg,png files, I get option of opening with Photo gallery.
But in my Dell venue pro tablet with Windows 8.1, I don't get this option.
Any way to get it in dell venue 8 pro?

A:missing photo gallery option in context menu in dell venue

Hello LV,

You should have a Windows Photo Viewer to select to open with? This is the new Windows Photo Gallery.

If not, then after you click on Open with Choose default program More Options, it should be there to select.
Open with - Change Default Program in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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hai all,

when I click on the camera icon, it crashes and displays the following message:
attempted execute of noexecute memory.

can anybody advise me by return that how can I overcome this issue.

thanks and regards;
hilal

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My machine, a Dell Optiplex GX110, ran fine and shut down as usual last night. This morning it would not boot. The on light is yellow rather than the healthy green and it's humming, but not sure if the fan's running. What happened? Is it fried?
 

A:A Dead Dell

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I need to start from scratch to reload windows XP home Edition , Dell (1 ) IS A Dimension 3000 , Dell (2 ) A Dimension 2400 , both will not allow the xp programing to load correctly , despite all efforts. I need step by step instructions to have these systems running as new. I need the right person or Person's to help without flaws.

Contact me If you know EXACTLY WHAT YOUR DOING ,, NO IN BE TWEEN NO I WANNA BE..

THANK YOU ..

A:two very dead dell pc's

What exactly happens when you install XP on the two machines? Are you using a Dell Reinstallation disc to install?

You can get a reinstallation guide specific to your Dell here
http://support.dell.com/support/topi...n&s=dhs&~ck=mn

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computer was running and found it two hours later with a black screen
Dell dim 2350
have replaced MB/cpu/HDD and psu
still no post
greenlight on mb is on all four lights abcd are on.
last thing left is mem?
everything powers on but I get nothing on the screen / tried screen on other computer and it works.
any ideas.?
Thanks
Johnny
 

A:Dell is DEAD!

No POST usually means No Power, Loose Card, or Short. About all you haven't replaced is RAM and video card.. I'd try using just one RAM module first and see if you get anything (making sure it's properly seated). If you have on board video you might try an external video card.
 

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I just moved into a new house and moved my desktop Dell XPS computer from the old house to the new and it doesn't work at all. After it was unhooked it was left in my vehicle outside for several days before I brought it in to hook it it up. When I first hooked it up I pushed the power button and nothing happened, I went and did something else for a little while and came back and it was running but there was nothing on the monitor. I left it run like this for a few minutes to see if anything changed and when it didn't I turned it off and attempted to restart it. Since then it has not started. When I brought the monitor in it was covered with condensation and I am wondering if condensation could be a problem with the computer. If so can anything be done about it? I opened the case and everything looks dry.

A:Dead Dell

Hello SamusMcloud,

Condensation does sound like the problem. When you plug the system in, do any lights come on inside the case or on the outside? Remember not to touch anything once its plugged in as if something is damaged you could get a shock.

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I saw a commercial on TV that just said whoismrrobot.com. When I go on the website it shows a CMD style text asking me if it wants me to know a secret. I select yes and a short video appears. Then some gut named Mr Robot kept writing CMD style messages and then asks for my E-Mail address but I did not want to risk going any further because I fear that this is some sort of hacking method. Anyone have any idea what kind of messed up website this is? Please respond with a reasonable answer.

A:Who is Mr Robot

Marketing gimmick for a USA Network television show coming this summer.http://www.usanetwork.com/mrrobot/home

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I just replaced the motherboard in a dell dimension 4550, it now however wont boot. No fans will run, nothing is working. There is however a green light that works on the motherboard when it is plugged in. Anything that may have gone wrong, that is common, and would cause such a problem would be appreciated or any suggestion on what is wrong.
Thank you
 

A:Dell 4550 dead - need help

Hmm, what kind of motherboard are you trying to boot off? What PSU do you have?

I'm not sure if the Dell PSU is able to run on non-dell motherboard.

Did you borrow your friend's power supply and try it out?
 

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When I turn my computer on it shows me the normal Windows XP loading icon and then that goes away and I can watch the CPU light go haywire right as the blue screen (of death) says that there has been a fatal error (0x0000135) and the system has shut down.

I have no clue what to do... the only way to bypass this (if you want to call it that) is to hit F2 and go to setup mode. I don't know what to do there. I've had problems before where the computer will only go to one or another BSOD and I've had to completely clear the hard drive and reload everything on it aka start from scratch. Usually my dad does this but first I would like to see if there is any other way to fix it.

Any suggestions?
lilac05
 

A:Dead Dell Inspiron

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My dell inspiron has died it went black screen since it out of warranty and has had the hard drive replaced twice I assumed it was the same problem and replace the hard drive but still get only black screen not even the monitor logo come up till I disconnect it from pc.Any Ideas please???
 

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Dell Latitude D620 2gb ram, bios revision a08

This Sunday my computer was getting stuck on the Dell logo screen with the progress bar at the bottom. The bar advances about one eighth of the way and stops. Sometimes it did not do even go to that screen. Well, I turned in on and off a few times and it finally started and worked the rest of the week.

Today, Friday we are back to where we were on Sunday. Thank goodness I got to back up my files this week. I was able to get logged on today, but then the mouse stopped working. Now, it is again getting stuck on the Dell screen or before.

I tried to boot up after taking out the hd and then after taking out the 1 gig chip that pops out of the bottom. No luck. I tried a different power cord. I have a new battery, but it only takes me about an hour to use it up.

Before I pay someone to tell me to pay some expensive part or a new computer, is there anyone out there who could tell me what's wrong or is there a procedure for figuring out what is wrong so I could buy the part without consulting the expensive expert?

Thanks.

PS I just got it to boot up again normally with cursor working. What can I do to see what is going on?
 

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Hello everyone. I have a dell xps m170 laptop.

I was playing a game and it froze. I turned it off and rebooted. I tried to play again and it froze again. When I tried to reboot nothing happened.

What I mean is that it turns on but nothing comes on the screen. Nothing. Just a backlight. When it first turns on it whirls as if starting and then makes a small noise inside and abruptly stops. The hard drive light continues to be active for awhile. The screen is only back lit. The wi fi and bluetooth buttons are lit. But nothing more. When I turn it off the screen gets bright white before turning off.

Any ideas?

A:Dell Laptop Dead

If you plug it into an external monitor do you get anything on the screen. FN F8 toggle between the LCD and the external monitor

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Studio worked fine until in the cold in for for a few hours, below zero cold. Now no battery power at all. Even when plugged in, when I hit eh power button, the light sequence on the keyboard lights, but after a few seconds only the volume button remails lit. Then, after 20-30 seconds, even that light goes out and the sound stops. The screen is dead black the whole time.

Help. Thanks.

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A:Dead new Dell Studio

If the battery after being left at room temperature for a few hours still doesn't power the laptop, I would go looking for my warranty.
 

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I haven't used my DELL XPS tablet since late 2013.  Brought it out recently and tried charging the battery.  After 3 days charging pressing the power button only produced many vertical lines but no windows screen.  Did the Vol+/power button recovery procedure many times..still no windows or recovery window.  What now?

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Hi, I have a Dell laptop xp sp3 E6500. Last week, I logged in, I found my PC had no response for many applications, including Internet Explorer, Network Connection, external hard driver, CD driver. I found Services/Extended window was empty opened by services.msc. When I tried to open a new Word document, It said "This document could not be registed. It will not be possibel to create links from other documents to this document. ...". So, I am not able to backup my documents to external hard disc, I am not able to us recover CD, and I am not able to connect internet. Seems my PC was hit by virus. I am looking for experts to help me. Many thanks in advance.

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