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Can the Inspiron 1150 be operated with battery removed?

Q: Can the Inspiron 1150 be operated with battery removed?

The battery in my laptop died recently. I am now retired and have no need to operate the laptop on battery power. Is it possible to rig the laptop to operate on AC with the battery removed?
Dexter

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A: Can the Inspiron 1150 be operated with battery removed?

yes you can

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So I found my old Inspiron 1150 in my garage earlier and I've decided to try and revive it. The first problem would be the battery, whenever the laptop is on charge, the orange light indicating charge is blinking. After reading the manual I determined that it was because the battery is defective and I need some help with the specifics of replacing a battery. Ex: Do I have to consider it's capacity? Rating? I'd seriously appreciate replacement batteries.
FYI: The battery model is Li-ion 6T473
Thanks.

A:Dell Inspiron 1150 | Need help with battery replacement

First thing to verify is that the system starts up on AC only -- without the battery.  If it does not, more than just the battery is faulty (likely the mainboard).
This system has a resale value of well under $50 -- putting more than that into a battery or repair makes very little economic sense.  It's a 13 year old budget notebook -- if it works on AC power, use it that way - - if not, recycle it.

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hey there, i am looking for a new set of speakers that i can plug my HTC DESIRE into.

- battery operated (so NO power cable)
- preferably to charge via USB
- small and compact
- has a 3.5mm plug that i can plug into my mobile phone


basically i want to stream music from my PC to the HTC DESIRE or simply play music or the radio from my mobile.

any ideas? and i'm in sweden if that helps...

A:wanted: battery operated speakers?

Hi liquidmonkey , what about making your own? super portable, super loud, long lasting, battery powered speakers or try here Amazon.co.uk: Sony SRS-A27 Battery Operated Speakers with Volume Control: Explore similar items

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I have a dell inspiron 1150 and 5160, they look very alike. Does anyone know if i can put the 3.06 mobile pentium 4 processor from my 5160 into the 1150? 

Only difference is the fan is much bigger on the 5160 and it runs very hot. The 1150 has a celeron 2.8 and the fan runs slow or not at all. 

Is there any other significant differences between these two laptops ?

A:Dell Inspiron 1150 Vs. Inspiron 5160 Processor compatibility?

While the CPU will work, it's a power hog and runs hot -- I would not try it without moving the larger fan to the 1150 (if that's possible).  The Celeron CPU is the reason why one system runs much cooler than the other -- Intel had pushed the mobile P4 further than it could go and ultimately had to redesign the chip to make it more efficient - - which led to the Core CPU line.

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is it a good buy? Im on a budget, and i want something that wont be old in a month...and can it be fully upgraded if i want it to later on (like celeron to pent 4?)
 

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Hello all,
Wanted a second opinion on a Dell Inspiron 1150 lcd not working. Friend brought it to me and said the monitor had stopped working. When you hit the power button the notebook spins up and sounds like it is running but nothing happens on the screen at all.

I tried hooking up an external monitor and hitting FN +F8 to toggle the video between the CRT and LCD but its not working. I tried shining a flashlight on the screen to see if maybe the backlight had stopped working but can't see anything with that either.

I also flipped it over and removed the back panel for the video card / lcd connection and made sure it was seated correctly. Nothing is working. The one thing I find strange is that when you turn it on, the power button itself does not light up, but the lights on the front are working and I can hear the drive spinning.

When I hook up the power cable to the back of the laptop though, the battery recharging light never comes on and the other lights go dark. Thinking maybe a bad motherboard?

Any second thoughts? Thanks in advance for advice / opinions.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1150 LCD

Possible bad video card; but, the fact that the power light doesn't turn on worries me that it is something worse.
 

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I have an older Dell Inspiron 1150 laptop that was working last night when I went to bed. This afternoon when I went to go use it it would not start up. No display comes up on the screen, it does not POST, the only lights that come on are power and battery lights, other than that there are no signs of life from the laptop. Once it is turned "on" there is no response from the computer when I try to shut it off by holding the power button, the 2 lights just stay on. This is a bit beyond my knowledge of computers so if someone could tell me if this is possibly diagnosable/fixable, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Jamie
 

A:Inspiron 1150 dead?

take out the hard drive and the ram.

I doubt the hard drive has anything to do with your problem, but i would take it out too, and then see if the symptoms are exactly the same or anything changes... lights or beeps...

i am seen similar problems that were caused by dead ram.
 

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i'm having a problem with my dell inspiron 1150. when the ac adapter is plugged into the wall all i get on screen is a blinking cursor in the top left hand corner. when not plugged into the wall and using the computer battery i can only get to the windows xp loading screen and then it freezes. i'm baffled. now i just used the battery from the computer and i just got a blue screen saying the BIOS is not afci complaint. i'm lost please help me.
 

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Hi
Some time ago I sought help with this laptop but because I was unable to provide any helpful information no one could assist.
Last night I switched it on again and lo ! it worked but only for about one hour then it stopped again. This time I was able to find out a bit more.
When it stops it stops completely no lights or any noise from fans everything is dead.
Pressing the "ON" button in the usual way does nothing but if it is held down the Dell startup screen is displayed for a couple of seconds then it dies again, before it dies it is possible to see that the progress bar has advanced by about 20%.After a couple of repeats of this the machine boots up as far as the desktop before it dies. With the next attempt it booted fully and ran with no apparent problems until it was switched off. Today it booted normally and ran fine.
The battery is in good order and the computer will run happily with no external power.
I dont think it part of this problem but from time to time the USB mouse I was using lost contact with the computer and had to be reinstalled.
Any suggestions as to what the problem might be, and how it could be rectified will be gratefully received.
I am not much good at this kind of thing but it seems to me that the HDD, processor and memory are probably OK and the fault is something to do with the way power is or is not getting to these components.
regards
phil
 

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hi, i have been haveing some problems with my 8 month old Dell inspiron 1150......when i plug the ac adapter into the wall the light, lights up so i know then is power getting to it...but when i plug it into the computer the lights on the computer flash on and not but a second later turn off. now my battery is dead and wont charge....and im lost on what to do next.

If you have any idea on what may be the problem or how to fix it please post back..
-+-Cristie-+-
 

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My Dell I purchased is giving me trouble. I need to know first is how to find the chip that I have to short out. Second which pins will I have to tamper with is is 3 and 6 or 4 and six. Thanks in advance...
 

A:Inspiron 1150 Password

The chip SHOULD be 24C02 or another 8-legged (like a spider) chip that starts with 24 on the numbers. You will then need to short legs 3 and 6. This chip is an EEPROM and by doing this you will erase the service tag and password. Be aware that this procedure will also disable the Ethernet card so you should get the file labeled DSTCD from this site download.centre4service DOT com which has many programs you can use AFTER you have removed the password.

I don't have 5 posts yet so I could not post the actual link but you should be able to figure it out.


Good luck!
 

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Ok, yesterday I was using this computer and all of a sudden it shut off. I was running it on the ac cord. I powered it back up and it booted up and all seemed fine, until it shut off on its own again. This happened several times and I finally gave up.

Today, I powered it up and it booted up and a short time later it shut off again. Now when I hit the power button, the power led comes on and the battery led flashes once and goes off. The fan comes on and it sounds like the hard drive starts up but that is it. It won't do anything else. The fan runs but nothing on the screen and there is no other sound.

Any ideas?

I thought perhaps it was over heating so I checked and the fan was clean and spins freely.

Thanks in advance

Larry
 

A:Inspiron 1150 won't boot up

I forgot to mention that it acts the same whether powered up on ac or battery
 

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I have a Dell inspirion 1150. I recently had to reinstall everything on it from nothing. Now my help feature comes on ALL the time. Sometimes I can't press one key before the help feature comes on again. I can't just x out of it. It will come right back. If I hit alt F4 it stays off longer. It is very frustrating. Can someone help me?

A:Help function on Dell inspiron 1150

Go into control panel and remove dells help app...... Or is it Windows help that is coming up?

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One of my friend has a dell Inspiron 1150. Bios revision A06 .
System # 86HKK61 - A95B. The Service Tag: 3F68Q51 & Express Service Code: 7447824469. Could someone please provide me with the master password. Please help, Please. Thank in advance.
 

A:Need Dell Inspiron 1150 password

read: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic86309.html
 

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Hello everyone.

I have a Dell Inspiron 1150. Yesterday, I quick opened it up to give it a quick clean out. When I put it back together, it wouldn't start at all. So, I had a friend of mine who knows more about computers open it up today and look at it. He was unable to make any diagnosis whatsoever. From what he could tell, everything looked fine.

I was wondering if anyone had been experiencing problems before with this laptop and what they did. Is there any way of telling what is wrong?

Thanks!
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1150 Problems

You are very very brave, opening a laptop.

While they are hard to get into at times, even harder is the task of reassembly with it actually going at the conclusion.

Most likely its a connection problem, but you give us absolutely no clues as to what happens when you power it up as to any lights. Problem is there are several thousand possibilities. What -exactly- did you do when you opened it up, what did you disconnect etc.

Did you use any anti-static procedures (antistatic mat, wrist strap etc?)
 

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would it be a big job to replace a motherboard in a dell inspiron 1150 and would it be worth it cost wise
 

A:dell inspiron 1150 not working

Where are you going to get the Motherboard for such an old laptop from? Considering that it would be almost a given that any motheboard you find for it is going to be a used motherboard, and that some pretty high level of skills would be required, it would probably cost as much or more than buying a new laptop in the long run. Repalcing the motherboard is in essence building a new computer from used parts. If you have the equipment and the skills needed to do the job yourself, it probably would not be worth it.
 

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Am trying to get a Motorolla KRAZR driver installed. The PC continues to see that a new device is attached but can never find the driver even when the motorolla installation disk runs the installation of the program. I think this problem is from the network controller not being recognized .
The device mananger calls it another device with a question mark by it. I have tried to re-install the driver by putting in the Dell installation disk but it still couldn't find the appropriate driver. I have also re-installed windows XP which took care of a couple other dirvers in question (both also USB devices.)
 

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I would like to get all important files from my old 1995 Winbook FX laptop to a Dell Inspiron 1150 laptop. The Winbook diskette driver doesn't work anymore and therefore I cannot save my work on diskettes; at that time, the Winbook CD-Rom could not write/save files on CDs yet; and the laptop has all parallel ports.
If I get an HDD Pocket, will I be able to trasnfer my files??? What kind should I buy? In a store or per Internet???
Thanks in advance for all good suggestions.
rita
 

A:From '95 Winbook FX to Dell Inspiron 1150

Find someone with a normal PC, that has a CD-writer.
Then buy a 2.5"-3.5" adapter, take the harddisk out of the old laptop, insert in that PC, retrieve the files and burn them onto a CD.
 

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Any advice would be much appreciated for my computer problem below. I will try to include as much information as possible but not having a great understanding of computer systems please ask if more information is needed.

Basic Problem (detailed information below): My laptop won't write/burn onto cd or dvd when it once did with no issues. The computer still recognises, reads, plays both cd's and dvd's with no problems at all. I think something is conflicting with something else but don't know what.

To write to a dvd I am using Record Now Version 7.3

I click "Video Disk" option
(Up the top of Record Now it says _NE DVDRW 9 (D: ) DVD-R 4488 MB free)

* A pop up box appears "MyDVD has detected that DMA is turned off for one or more of the recording devices attached to the system. In order to successfully write to the device, DMA should be turned on - refer to you operating system manual or use Windows help for instruments on how to do this"

By clicking "OK" I am taken to "SONIC MyDVD.
I select "Create or modify DVD VIDEO PROJECT".
I load my project and press "burn"

The program beings planning video and audio, ordering files for video etc., then cancels and ejects disc:

"Could not complete last command because: Device Error - Sense Code (5 30 05) - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format - Write (OSErr, 339973)"
Computer system info:
Dell INSPIRON 1150
Mobile Intel (R) Pentium (R)
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A:Dell Inspiron 1150:Won't burn to CD or DVD?

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My computer had been working fine, however recently the 2 usb ports just stopped working. Having checked everything I've thought of, I've found they still are seen by the computer as working fine. The devices I hook to it show they are connecting, but nothing is working. I've tried my external hardrive, memory stick, cameras, a printer and a dvd burner. The computer just doesn't read them at all as connected. I've tried them on my other two desktops in the house and eveything works fine. Anyone have any advice that could help me?
 

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Hi There,
i have an inspiron 1150 and the hdd is giving me a disk read error, so i bought an external enclosure and a wd 40 laptop hdd, but i cannot sem to be able to load xp pro on this drive. do i need to add some drivers at the f6 option? Help please. (i cannot use the new hdd inside because the interface is different.

A:I Want To Use An External Usb Hdd To Boot My Inspiron 1150

Even if computer bios allows for booting from a usb device in the boot order, windows tends to balk at booting from a usb device.Try this link for a possible solution http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/wlg/5735

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please someone tell me!
 

A:What motherBoard does a dell inspiron 1150 have?

Hi

Dell use propriatary boards for their machines, that is they are built for Dell by a 3rd party company, why do you want to know,?

If your after drivers go here, you will need to enter your service tag or you can choose by model.

Regards
 

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Hey All, let me first start by saying happy holidays to all . I have an Inspiron 1150 that is not allowing me to boot DVD Room, it is seeing the device in the BIOS "Modular Bay: CD-RD/DVD combo" but its not booting from it, I even swapped out the rom with one form a working PC and still. Any suggestions as to what changes I need to make in the BIOS or what not, I need to install back the OS.

I even tested the XP cd on another PC and it booted fine, if this is an issue with both CD rom some how I guest question two is how can I install XP without a CD rom, or floopy, only a usb drive, and access to network share?
 

A:INSPIRON 1150 DVDROM Boot issue

Is the BIOS set so that the drive is your boot device?
 

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My Dell 1150 has always had some problems. First, it would over-heat and shut down, and it did this only after having it for around a year. I fixed to over-heating issue by taking out the heat sink and fan and blowing all the dust away with a can of compressed air, and also using a chill mat to set my laptop on. Now, about a month ago the power lights on my computer began flickering on and off. To fix this problem I would fiddle with the ac adapter power cord until the lights stayed on. The problem began to to the point that when the Ac Adapter was plugged in it wouldnt charge the computer at all. So, I thought this was a power adapter problem and I bought a new one but I still have the same problem. The battery will charge if I put enough pressure on the plug into the socket on the back of my computer but thats the only way it will work.

Anyway, what im thinking is that the previous over-heating has ruined the socket where the ac adapter plugs into the computer. Could this be possible? Is it easy to fix? Suggestions?
 

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I've been requested at work (Maybe not always a good idea to let someone see the "cool new" Windows 7 running on your desktop) to install Windows 7 RC on a Dell Inspiron 1150. The install was pretty clean without much trouble except i'm stuck with the Display being set to the Generic PnP with a terrbile 640 X 480 setting. I've updated the VGA adapter to the correct Intet graphic Controller. Still researching for info on the fix for this. But wondering if anyone else has already delt with this issue.


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A:Dell Inspiron 1150 Display Issue

Well it seems that Windows 7 doesnt like the Intel Drivers for the Video Card. A restarts it defaults back to the Standard VGA Adapter.

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I've read the material onboard on this error but I am locked out to do anything. This is my sister's unit and some service guy lifted the HD and said the problem was a bad MB. I am not concerned about saving data as I am starting with a fresh HD. I've been trying to run an install of WinXP and can only get so far when it fails. I don't know how to get to a DOS prompt to run the chkdsk.

During the diagnostic I get DST short test Failure
The statement is Unit2 DST Log contains previous error(s).
 

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Trying to do a clean install on a Dell Inspiron 1150.Have copy of xp that came with it.Set it to boot from cd rom in bios but cd rom i think is not working properly.Makes a bunch of racket and says missing files and setup cannot continue.I have a external usb cd rom,can i use that?cant seem to get it to boot from that.What am i doing wrong?
 

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Have a new Pioneer DVR-K16 burner need to try and install in a Dell inspiron 1150.Not sure how to get old one out.I know its probably simple but i have never done it before.The one i use at work,Dell latitude D510 just pops right out.Not sure about this one.
 

A:Need help installing new dvd burner in dell inspiron 1150

Read this. http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins1150/sm/upgrades.htm#1106797
 

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Hi:

I've been working with this Dell Inspiron laptop for a few days. I took the machine apart and applied thermal compound to the base of the heatsink (which rests on top of the CPU) and put a minimal amount on the top of the CPU itself.
The main problem with this model is that it shuts-off after less than 1/2 hour of work. It seems that an overheating problem is common with this model.
To get to the point:

Do you think upgrading to a better heatsink fan will take care of the problem?

The Motherboard seems to be working O.K., BIOS was updated, but the PC shuts down fairly quick.

I wonder if Volcano makes a good heat sink that would be compatible with this Dell model, which I.M.H.O., is a total piece of garbage.

Thanks for any input.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1150 / Heatsink problem

does it just shut off or does it lag then turn off like there's something overworking the cpu? if it's a heat problem that's gonna be a tough one, try using some arctic silver 5 on the stock heatsink that stuff is known to drop a few degrees centigrade even on stock heatsinks.
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1150 which I was given recently. The USB ports don't register devices. Like a similar thread from several years ago The USB Contollers have been uninstalled and allowed to auto re-install. No change. Also the USB keyboard & mouse drivers have been un-installed & allowed to re-install automatically.

Device Manager reports the controllers and root hubs are working properly.

A Transcend "Jet_Flash" 2 Gb USB memory stick does show the power light. It does not however begin to flicker indicating that the USB isn't talking to the computer.

I also performed a hardware reset (i.e. power on with no battery). This also failed. There are no entries in Event Viewer indicating a failed USB registration event.

I do have drivers from Dell which have not yet been loaded (via DVD). This is my next step, installing updated drivers, and a BIOS flash. After setting a restore point of course. The computer is running XP Home. All other devices are working correctly. There are no other USB devices.

If the ports are bad would this prevent power being obtained by the USB device?

The questions are is it possible to replace the ports as I assume that they aren't built in to the M/board but attached by a cable link?

Has anyone else found a solution for this problem ?
 

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Hi
My wife's laptop has stopped working. She tells me that when she switched it on there was a screen which said Windows was closing down because there was a threat to the computer, possibly due to a recent update, or something like that. By the time I reached the computer this message had disappeared leaving a whiteish slightly shimmering screen.
I tried switching off and restarting but after about 15-20 seconds the whirring stopped and the computer did nothing else.
I tried to start in safe mode by tapping F8 with same result
I tried to start in safe mode holding F8 down, same result.
During the time the computer is switched on the lights flash amber a few times then green, this is repeated at regular intervals.
I would be grateful if someone can help for she seems to hold me responsible for losing all her photographs (the main purpos of this computer).
Regards
phil
 

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Hi,
I'm considering purchasing a Dell Inspiron 1150 with a 40GB hard drive. If I wanted to later add another 40GB, is there room to add an additional drive or would I have to purchase an 80GB drive and transfer the contents of the old drive to the new one?
 

A:More than one hard drive in a Dell Inspiron 1150?

No, you cannot add hard drives to a laptop. Yes, you can copy the 40GB contents to the 80GB using an adapter or an USB enclosure and possibly a desktop computer.
 

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i have a dell inspiron 1150 and the power cord got loose and it would flicker from charging to not and now it wont even turn on with the cord in the two outsids lights on the front either flash ot go steady deprnding on how you wiggle the cord it wont power on st all the dell people said it was a bad board are they right? any ideas?
 

A:Dell inspiron 1150 wont start

The DC Jack is broken. This DC Jack is where you plug in the AC adapter. The jack is soldered to the motherboard, and It can be replaced without having to replace the motherboard
 

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Just got a laptop from a buddy of mine...and i was checking specs on it...it says that it's a 2.8 GHz CPU but its running at 1.6 GHz...so how can i change speeds and stuff? thank you all for your help. :grinthumb
 

A:DELL Inspiron 1150: CPU speed trouble!!!

Maybe the speed has been lowered because it is running in battery mode.
 

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i have dell inspiron 1150 and i have but a password and forgot it and i have open it and disconict the battry for 1 hour and colse it agan but i have password on the bios and i can not fond any chipes as you sead what do i do please some body help me and e-mail me at [email protected] plz


i can not find any help from dell can you help me what to do
 

A:dell inspiron 1150 bios passowrd plz help

Contact Dell. removing the battery will do nothing. Dell's have a dedicated security chip to prevent bypassing the bios password.
 

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Hell everyone i have a 1150 that apears to be dead. Idk if its really dead becuase the green light on the ac adapter still stays on when i connect it to the laptop. The inspiron doesnt boot up or power on at all. No led lights. It shut off randomly one day and it hasnt been on since. I hope its just a solder or fuse problem but can anyone please help me identify the problem?
 

A:Can anyone tell me what is wrong with my dell inspiron 1150? Is it dead?

Power supply is the place to start.
 

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Hello I just picked up a used dell inspiron 1150 from some guy off craigslist. I formatted the hard drive and reinstalled XP on it. I installed the drivers and updates and everything was working great for a day. then the next day i turned the computer on and it can barely do anything.

Everytime you open a folder or any window it will just close the program and go back to the desktop (not just minimize it but close it). Also the mouse is screwy. Its almost as if it is constantly clicking because if you try clicking on something such as the start button in the bottom corner it will just open it then close it again right away. The only way i can get into anything is if i use the keyboard arrows and the enter key.

Im not sure if it has anything to do with it but when you boot the computer it will beep about 10 times unless you press enter.

All and all the computer is very screwy and i need some help
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1150 constantly closing programs

The only thing I can think it could be is a virus. I would reinstall XP, deleting all partitions and formatting the drive in the process.
 

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At bootup, the Dell splash screen clears and then primary or administrator password screen comes up. I know both passwords but the screen disregards all key presses except for the Enter key.
Note: these are system passwords not Windows, plugging in a USB keyboard does not work, trying to boot from a CD or USB doesn't work because neither are read before this screen.
Does anyone know how to get the key presses to be recognized by the BIOS so I can type in the password? 

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I have been asked to look into a problem with a Dell inspiron 1150 laptop concerning an intial BSOD error which is intermittent and has happened twice and only twice in the last week according to its owner.

I witnessed the error today but unfortunately did not note any particulars of the error. What I did notice was that the error happened when the power was supplied by the AC adaptor. The hard drive emitted a continuous clicking noise as if it were trying to boot after and at the BSOD. On turning the laptop over to its underside with the BSOD on screen, I noted that the fan was still.

On the BSOD, on pressing the power on button with power supply in, the BIOS reports that there is no bootable device and does not provide any access to a HDD menu in setup. On removing the power supply jack and rebooting from the battery pack, the laptop boots perfectly.

While writing this post, the laptop has emitted two click type noises and the screen has frozen.
I am now of the humble opinion that there is an overheating problem here since the underside of the laptop is warm and the fan has stopped - - at present the laptop turns on then swiftly back off again regardless of where the power is sourced.

I have advised the owner to purchase a cool mat to alleviate the heat build up since there is a paltry sized fan supplying air flow to the components.

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A:Laptop Dell Inspiron 1150 - Hard Drive Error Vs Overheating

In this case I would call Dell tech support they may be of some help and have them check the part number of the AC Adapter for the unit. It may be the wrong one. If the unit boots which apparently it does I suggest until you verify the proper power supply that you do not use the pwoer supply, if the polarity is wrong for the computer and I think it is there could be damage to the computer, the noise you hear from the hard drive is probably the hard drive running backwards or trying to.

As for the BSOD if you can get the error message for us and/or Dell tech support it would be most helpful

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Hello,
I've been looking around for a battery extender for an adapter with output 6.7A, 19.5Volts -- 130Watts.
No luck so far, as most of the items I found had max 5A output.
Does anyone know of a solution to carrying extra juice on the go for the inspiron 7559? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Can someone help me with this problem? So I just received my brand new Dell Inspiron 15 3000 and the battery is not charging. It says it's "Plugged In, Charging" but it never goes up and stays at 0%. At first I thought I just need to plug it in for several hours but it's been 5 hours now and still the battery stays at 0%. I tried running the BIOS Diagnostics just to see if there are problems and there's none. The battery status says everything is running normally and the Battery State says it's Idle. I tried draining the flea power several times, removing and reattaching the battery, but to no avail. I'm getting really frustrated and I'm really close to throwing this laptop back to Dell. 
I read somewhere that I have to update the BIOS but it won't update unless the battery is charged at least 10%. Someone also suggested that Windows 8.1 is causing the problem. I haven't even started using this laptop and it's already giving me a *** ton of problems. Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks guys! :)

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Hi there,

I'm having dell inspiron 3521 laptop. My battery is 4 cell (40WAh) and recently it was permanently failed. So, i decided to replace it with new one. The question is if i replace my 4 cell battery with 6 cell battery, will it leads to any problems? Can some one please help me to resolve this.
Thanks in advance.

A:What will happen when i replace my dell 40WAh battery with 60WAh battery for Inspiron 3521?

As long as the battery is otherwise compatible -- and you realize it will increase the weight AND the size of the notebook (while the 4-cell likely fits entirely inside the system, the 6-cell will protrude from the back of the system), you will be fine.  There's also a big reason (safety among them) why OEM batteries cost more than third-party knockoff units, if that's a consideration.

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My Dell laptop will charge and operate for several hours off a new 6000 MAh battery but the icon in the tray inidcates that it is always on line power. Although both the CD and floppy drive work when installed in a bay the system not indicate that they are present. I have updated the bios from Dell but that does not help. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Jerry
 

A:Dell Inspiron 3500 charges and runs on battery but cannot find battery or bay devices

Still under warranty, isn't it? Call Dell for a repair trip.
 

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As the title says.

My battery is 100% charged, when i disconnect the power lead after 30 seconds or so my laptop powers off.

I bought a new battery today charged it to 100% and it does the same thing
Any ideas please

A:Dell Inspiron 7720 Laptop - Battery 100%, turns off when not plugged in, have tried new battery

harrrrrrry.Cable LooseIf you have a cable that is loose, try removing the cable and reconnecting it and make sure it is firmly in place.If the cable is still loose, check for any bent or broken pins or damage to the connector or cable.If there is damage to the cable that is causing it to become loose, the adapter and or cable will have to be replaced.Check the BatteryRight-click the battery icon in the lower right-hand corner, then click Dell Extended Battery Life Options. If this option is not available, proceed to Step 2. Click the Battery Health tab. Make note of the message on the page, when the battery shows as "This battery is performing normally", then the battery is performing as it should.Make sure your bios is updated. You can also run the diags. click the link below.http://dell.to/2k3NUrHTo run a full diagnostic on your computer, go to the Dell PC Diagnostics page, click the Advanced tab and click Run Diagnostic. Uninstalling & installing the Battery DriverIf the above steps don’t resolve and you might need to uninstall the battery driver, and then restart your computer. Follow these steps:Open Device Manager by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Security, and then, under System, clicking Device Manager.‌ If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.Double-click Batteries.Right-click Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Con... Read more

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Hi,  I am gonna purchase the new Inspiron 17 5000 (5759).  Just wondering if I am gonna change the battery in  the future? How can I do that?  Or we just can't change it? Thank you for your help!

A:Battery replacement for Inspiron 17 5000 (5759) integrated battery

Please click on link below, hopefully it will be of help:
Inspiron 17 5759 Service Manual - page 14

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Hey there,
I've been using my upgraded Inpiron 17R SE happily for a couple of years by now. I've even gone as far as buying an 128GB SSD to futureproof it. This is the only drive - besides the DVD drive - currently present in the laptop. However I've had an issue for quite a while:
Whenever I try to boot the Laptop only using the Battery (even fully charged) it Posts then loads Windows and turns of just before the Login-Screen (I can't see it). When I proceed to turn it back on, it Posts then beeps and says that there is a Real Time Clock Error and gives me the option to proceed booting or to enter Setup.
This however doesn't occur when using the Power-Brick. Moreover it isn't always the case. Sometimes the Laptop boots and works fine just using the battery, but then upon opening a Programm (while under battery-power) it shuts of and gives the same error message again. If it decides to work the battery still lasts for 2-2.5 hours.
I'm really confused to what the problem is. It could be a power delivery problem, but it's still the original battery and laptop with only the HDD changed to a SSD.
I'm aware of it being a rather old machine, but selling it is my only hope for getting a new laptop for college, but I can't sell it in this state. 
I'm at a lost and really really sad because of this issue. I'm sorry for any typos or grammar mistakes, I'm a non native english speaker.

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