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Add Hard Drive to Inspiron 15 7000 Series

Q: Add Hard Drive to Inspiron 15 7000 Series

Hello, I just bought this Inspiron 7000 gaming laptop as a replacement for my old Studio XPS that *** out recently, and one of the selling points was the ability to add a hard drive in the empty bay. I threw my XPS's HDD into the slot, but then the Inspiron wouldn't boot. Removed it, booted fine. I assumed that this is because the HDD comes before the M.2 SDD in the boot order and tried to fix that, but to no avail. With the HDD removed I set the BIOS to legacy boot, but it appears that reading an M.2 slot is beyond its capabilities, because Windows just cycled "choose a boot option" over and over no matter which Hard Drive disk option I chose (there were 2, I assumed one would be the SDD). I switched the BIOS back and everything's back to being fine.
There must be some way to do this, but I'm coming up empty on searches. Does anyone have a solution?

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Preferred Solution: Add Hard Drive to Inspiron 15 7000 Series

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The Hard Drive on my second new Inspiron 17 7000 Series 2-in-1 just died. The first one only lasted 3 days. The second one lasted 13 days.  Is anyone else having a lot of problems with the hard drives in these systems? The system hasn't been jarred (it hasn't even left my living room).
The first issue was I received, this message popped up on the Dell Logo screen:
Repairing disk errors. This might take over an hour to complete.
After more than 24 hours I gave up and exchanged it for a different one.
The second hard drive gave me this error:  Error Code:  2000-0142   Validation: 83350
Is anyone else experiencing pre-mature deaths with their hard drives on these 2 in 1's?
I'm wondering is it:
Low quality Hard Drives
Design issues (like drives getting too hot, they were left both running overnight)
Bad Luck (if it weren't for Bad Luck, I'd have no luck at all).
I'm just trying to decide if I should exchage it for a third replacement or if I should move on to a different system.
TIA - microdude

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Hi,
I am planning to buy New Dell Inspiron 15 series 7000. I would want to replace the harddisk with SSD by next year or so. But i wanted to know if i can have SSD along with hard disk in this laptop.
I wanted both good performance along with large storage. So i was wondering if i can have two disks at once.
Thanks in advance

A:Can i have SSD along with hard disk in New Dell Inspiron 15 series 7000

mSATA and mini-PCI express have the same form factor but are electrically different.   It doesn't look like any of the newer Inspiron 7000 series models have mSATA connectors -- the older 3rd generation ones did, though.
If you want an SSD along with a hard drive, you'll need to consider  an XPS system - not an Inspiron.

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This very mildly used system mechanic (dell recommended) "safeguarded"  computer has crashed, under warranty and ProProtected yet ZERO support despite 5 hrs of phone time with India. Any suggestions as to how to contact corporate in TX? 

A:Inspirion 7000 series crashed hard drive

Inspirons do not qualify for US support, though it's an option on Optiplex, Precision, Latitude models.
What's the exact Dell diagnostic error you're seeing?

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I'm confused. Just bought a 2 in 1 notebook as above which is advertised with a 1tb hard drive and a 120g SSD.... went through start up procedure installing Windows etc.  
It has installed Windows 10 on the 1tb hard drive - designated as the C:Drive.  And the SSD 120gb -designated as the D: data drive is empty?
I spoke to someone at Dell - who told me that there is only one drive and that it is partitioned. 
So how does that work - ? how can one bit be SSD ?  And why is OS not installed on that.
I'm probably being really thick but would welcome explanation thanks 

A:Inspiron I7 7000 2-in-1 Hard Drive(s) Confused

The system I got only had one 2.5 " SSD.  The M.2 slot was empty.
Are you looking at Disk Management to check where the install is?  If you want to attach a picture use the rich formatting option.

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Am wondering if anyone has experienced the base of the screen getting really hot?
Tech support so far has replaced:  motherboard, heat sink, GPU fan; next on the agenda is replacing the screen.  But it would be nice to know if anybody else has dealt with this and how it was resolved.

A:Inspiron 15 7000 Series

Hi,
The problem with what you're generally describing is that there can be a lot of root causes for those warm temps.   It could be, as the techs have already surmised, the components listed.  But it can also be the memory chips on the system (a short causing resistance, causing heat), it could be the hard drive, it could be the battery.  There are a lot of electronics that go into a laptop and any of them can fail (or start to fail), which would case heat.
Not sure that replacing the screen would be my next thought but they may have a reason to do so.  They're the ones that have been working with you and something may have caused them to believe it could be the LCD.  They handle these sort of calls on a regular basis so I would defer to their approach.
Let us know if you are able to narrow down the culprit, and hopefully the LCD replacement will resolve the issue.  Sorry you're having such a hard time with the system, but as I said earlier, there can be a lot of reasons behind what you're seeing.
Todd

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slow slow slow........no words.....help me please ......

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My computer is exactly one month old.  I have move it to tablet mode 5 times.  The sixth time the left hinge literally snapped and disconnected from the computer.
I have always been a Dell customer, but I will not purchase from them again.  I see many people have had this issue.
It is not because of wear and tear. It is because this model has a defective hinge and dell should honor replacements.  I am so disappointed in the craftsmanship of this computer.  Dell used to be number 1... not any more in my book.
Now I have to deal with sending it somewhere to get the hinge repaired and be without a computer for 2 weeks.  Thanks Dell for standing by your products.  NOT
I will never recommend a Dell purchase to any person I know.

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One of my ram slots has gone bad. I am using an 8gb stick in the good slot, but I would like to max my ram if possible.  I know that the max memory is 16gb, but does anybody know if the computer will be able to use one 16gb stick? I am having trouble finding out if there is a max amount of ram per slot. Thanks in advance!

A:Inspiron 15 7000 Series 7548

Max according to specs (and Crucial's upgrade advisor) is 8G/slot.

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I have my dell inspiron 7000 series with 2x4gb ram modules installed. I was wondering if anybody knew which types of ram i could replace it with.If im correct the ram is pc3-2800 dd3L.Can somebody confirm.Also what is the max ram i can install.
From what i read online the max ram is 16gb so thats 2x8gb modules. What exactly should i be searching for on the ram?

A:Can i upgrade the ram? inspiron 15 7000 series

Hi amskhan,
The Dell Inspiron 7000 has 2 memory SODIMM slots on the system board. The system accepts a memory capacity ranging from 2GB, 4GB and 8GB. The memory type accepted is DDR3L 1600 MHz SODIMM only. The computer supports a maximum of 16GB of memory when installed with two 8GB DIMMs.
You will need search for memory with following details DDR3L 1600 MHz SODIMM

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Let me start off by saying I love the capabilities of this laptop, but that's where it stops. I got this laptop a few months ago and it has encountered problem after problem, during which process Dell has met it with complacency and inefficiency. 
The original laptop I purchased just refused to turn on one day, I sent it in to Dell and over a month later of constant calling of customer and tech support where I received little to no assistance until I was forced to get upset and ask for a supervisor. Their solution was to not repair my computer or send me a new one, but to send me a refurbished model (I understand that is the policy).
All good right? No, just 2 weeks of having this refurbished model, the battery fails entirely, rendering the laptop a desktop (heaven forbid if I travel). Either Dell has built a model that they cannot support and should discontinue its production, or they are entirely incompetent in repairing, replacing, or refurbishing this model. I will never be purchasing a Dell product again, as I can only imagine that this battery repair will require me to send in this refurbished model yet again -- another month or more without a computer. No one should purchase this model, despite its capabilities, and I highly recommend that Dell look into this model as clearly they are not adept at fixing it. 

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Hello, I'm basically having the exact same problem as referenced in this thread : http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/20021480 
I received the laptop yesterday. It came with the 256gb Toshiba NVME SSD and an empty SATA slot. After updating windows and installing the latest drivers from the dell driver support page (included the latest bios, version 1.1.3) I turned off the machine and installed a Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD in the spare SATA slot. As in the referenced post when I turned the laptop back on the hard drive was not seen by the BIOS, Intel RST, or Disk Management within Windows. The BIOS is set at it's defaults which are UEFI and RAID I believe. I went through the Dell Diagnostic and no issues were found, the laptop performs perfectly except for this issue.
I'm happy to go through troubleshooting but in the linked post user ttmcmurry has really went all out documenting the issue so I'm not sure what I can add on that would be helpful.

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Hello - 
I have an Inspiron 7567.  Been reading the forums to educate myself of any quirks or design considerations for this laptop as it's a bit different than the SATA-only laptops I've worked with in the past.
This particular model has a Toshiba m.2 512GB NVMe (PCIe-x4) SSD.  Bios is configured for AHCI mode, not RAID.Running Windows 10 1703NVMe driver is presently Toshiba's RD400 driver v1.2.126.843.AHCI driver is presently Intel's iaStorA (AHCI) driver v15.2.0.1020. 
That said, there's an empty standard 2.5" SATA slot in the laptop I want to take advantage of since m.2 + HDD was not a configuration option at purchase.  Which is fine, I have several spare HDDs to choose from. 
Problem:

If I install a SSD in the SATA slot, the drive is not recognized, intel's utility shows "Internal Empty Port 1"
If I install a HDD in the SATA slow, the drive is recognized properly and is useable

Troubleshooting:

Tried an Intel SSD Pro 2500 (360GB) from a Dell Precision T1700, not detected in BIOS or Windows
Tried a Crucial M500 SSD (250GB) from a retail box, not detected in BIOS or Windows
Tried a Seagate Momentus 7200.4 (500GB) from a retail box, detected and working properly
Updated Intel iaStorA drivers from A06 to A07, no change in behavior, SSDs are not recognized
Updated BIOS from 1.0.6 to 1.1.0, same results, SSDs are not recognized

Can anyone shine light on why this might be the case?  I've neve... Read more

A:Inspiron 7000 Gaming (7567) - Problem adding 2nd hard drive

On the Seagate that is working in the BIOS, do you know what it's formatted as? That's the only thing I can think of... Also, on the Crucial drive was it ever formatted or fresh too? Sorry on the silly questions, but this is pretty interesting since the Seagate is working.. This is out of scope, but I will see if I can find anything that helps. Best regards,Brad 

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I have had my laptop for about two months and I have not been able to connect my wireless hotspot (H2O Bolt) to my laptop. I have been able to connect to the wifi provided at school and at the store I purchased it from (Frys Electronics), but when I get home I cannot connect it to my wifi. At first I thought the problem was my wifi, but it seems to work fine with my smart tv, my other laptop, my tablet and my ps4. The only thing it wont connect too is my laptop. I have tried running the network configuration settings many times and it has not helped. I reset my laptop as well, but it did not work. I even traded in my laptop for the same brand and everything to see if it was just the device but it still did not work. I took it to Frys to see if they could find and solve the problem but that was no help. I have run out of options and do not know what to do, i would really like to use my laptop at home for homework (which is what i bought it for) but i cant because it does not connect to the internet. Help some one please!
 

A:I cannot connect to the internet with my Inspiron 13 7000 Series

i dont know the H2O bolt - does it have a limit like other devices where you can only connect 4/5 devices at anytime

as you have another laptop - lets try some things , as you can copy between devices hopefully

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ipconfig /all

We would like to see the results from an ipconfig /all - post back the results in a reply here.

If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply
Note: you will see entries named Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface: we dont need to see that information - JUST the information above those entries

For Windows 8
To open a Cmd Prompt or an Administrator Cmd prompt from the Desktop.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/open-an-elevated-command-prompt-in-windows-8/
Use Win + X and choose Command Prompt or Command Prompt (Admin) from the list.​
For windows version, XP, Vista, W7
Hold the Windows key and press R

Now type CMD

Now press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white fo... Read more

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When I plug in my headphone I get no sound after doing a windows re-install because of other problems.  Prior to that, the headphones worked.
when I open the playback devices, the speaker/headphone icon appears instead of 2 icons, speakers and headphone which  is what I had prior to windows re-install.
I ran the driver update from dell and installed the new driver.  Didn't help.

Any suggestions?

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Hi,
Where can I download my original windows 8 OS which came with my laptop? I have lost the backup and recovery disks that I made when I purchased this item during my move. I have recently updated to window 10 but something went wrong a few days ago. I got virus and reformatted my hdd. Now, I am just running a trial version of  windows7. Thank you.

Bok

A:Original Windows OS for my Inspiron 15 7000 series

See here:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-windows-10-technical-preview-iso/
Or here:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-windows-8-1-retail-and-oem-iso/

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I'm in trouble, at least 2 times a day I need to restart the laptop, it's nothing to add or go bar to the middle of the screen ...Already tried everything, updating drivers, windows, restore ..
What can i do?

http://s118.photobucket.com/user/koltipelto/media/2016-09-22%2009.01.59_zpseqnrvklp.jpg.html

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I have W10 on a new Inspiron 15 7000 Series 7559. When I have a mouse or trackball connected, I would like to turn off the touchpad. Otherwise stray fingers from typing move the mouse around.
I went to the control panel and found an option that says "Leave Touchpad On When Mouse is Connected". If I turn that off, then the touch pad is disabled. But I'm using a wireless trackball. When I turn the trackball off, the touchpad doesn't start working. I have to remove the trackball's USB dongle before the touchpad starts working. Ideally, the touchpad would work whenever the trackball isn't working. But it's not that convenient.
On my old Dell laptop, there was a hotkey for enabling the trackpad. That would be ideal. I'd like to enable it quickly depending on whether I'm using the trackball or not. I can't find any hotkey on this laptop. And I can't even find a quick way to get to the control panel setting.
Any way to make this more functional? Possible solutions would be (in order of preference):1) Have the control panel setting work whenever the trackball is turned off or missing, even if the trackball dongle is still in the USB port.
2) Have a hot-key that could enable and disable the touchpad.
3) Create a shortcut directly to the relevant control panel page.
Thanks for any help,
     DaveT

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Which locks will fit the Inspiron 15 7000 series 7548? The spec sheets don't indicate any specifics. I need it to be a combination style, not key.

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My Inspiron 13 7000 series turns on w/o battery but not with the battery. The battery is a brand new one purchased from Dell.
Any suggestions on why with the battery in it does turn on is appreciated.
Thank you for looking.

A:Inspiron 13 7000 series turns on w/o battery but not with

Did it do the same with the original battery?  If so, two batteries doing the same likely means a bad mainboard.  If only the  replacement battery had the issue, it suggests a bad battery.

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There's so many unfinished or inconclusive threads on this issue, so I'd like to bring it up and then post a solid resolution once I've had one.
My Laptop is experiencing the ghost/phantom touches reported by other users.  I'd like to find out what is a proven fix, meaning this fix has been done and the issue hasn't returned. 
I have tried new drivers, flexing my screen and rebooting.  Rebooting seems to be the best way so far, but it is only temporary as the symptom continues to come back. 
Please share your final solutions.

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Hello,
I have recently experimented flickering in my screen. I purchased this laptop like a month ago.
Acording to some answers in here http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19590879?pi41097=1 , One recommendation is to turn off the Dell extended battery life. But on Windows10 I do not have that option...What i see is Dell Power Manager Lite.
It looks like on direct AC and battery fully charged I do not present the flickering. If I unplugged the AC cable and battery goes lower than 85% I start seeing the annoying flickering.

A:Screen flicker on Inspiron 15 7000 series

Correction: Almost fully charged and still I see flickering on my screen.I attached the system information of my laptop

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Hi 
Recently my dell inspiron 7537 is having problems opening properly. I am not sure if it is the way I carry it in my back back (college student) but I always use a case with it and make sure to be gentle setting my backpack down, etc. I have had this computer since 2014 and never had any problems, I love it!. But recently when I try to open the laptop for use the right side makes a popping noise at the crease and the bottom right of the screen (not the touch screen portion but where it is black at the corner) is popping off. I can see the lights behind it. I am able to press on the screen to get it to pop back in place but even when it is in place and I test it by opening and closing it the same popping noise happens and the portion of the screen is raised again. 
Is this a problem I live with now? Any solutions? I bought my computer at costco but I can't remember if I had a warranty or if it even lasted this long. Any suggestions?
Also the actual computer functions just fine, no problems booting up or anything.

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My charger is good. The light indicator on the lap top is working so it's taking the charge. When I press the power button the keyboard will light up but never turns on. It's has an internal battery so I cannot perform a reset as so many post and videos suggest. Please help.

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(Attached link to see the problem in action: )
Hello, I buyed an Inspiron 17 7000 series 2-in-1 in January 2017 and it had problems starting in February. (so, very very soon after I buyed it). 
The main problem (and only problem) is a screen distortion that happens DAILY when I use the computer.
The monitor starts have flickers and black bands, distorcing the image and making, eventually, the whole screen black. It happens when I use programms such as Photoshop or videogames, but recently it has been happening also when I'm just using it to browse the internet. (So, not under stress like in the other 2 situations.)
The only way to '''restore''' the screen is to block it with the 'lock screen' button on the side and then unlock it again. Then it goes away, but eventually the problem comes back.
I've been downloading drivers for the graphic card, looking for resolutions, I even sent the computer in assistance THREE TIMES and they didn't find anything. They changed my SSD but the problem wasn't that. I can't figure out what the problem is, even if it is software or hardware.
The computer is not even one year old and I'm extremely concerned about this problem that doesn't seem to resolve. I've also tried to change luminosity, screen resolution, anything, but I can't figure out a solution.
Anyone had this problem? Anyone can help or give some sort of advice? I've lost hope in the assistance honestly,... Read more

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Can someone help me please.... I got a newly bought dell inspiron 13....it wont boot to windows now...it just stucks with the dell logo and after a few minutes a blue on screen will appear and turn off.   I notice also that it heats up...the back side of the laptop is getting hot

A:brand new dell inspiron 13 7000 series

Hi FOXNIGHT,
Rather unfortunate you had to face issues on a new machine. 
What is the exact blue screen error message / code? Does the system restart after the bluescreen crash or does it power off? Are you able to boot to f2 or f12 on startup?
Press and hold the fn key + power button to turn on the system and it should initiate the diagnostics - check for any possible beep codes.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name and Email) for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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It will work fine and then all of a sudden it says shutiing down and then shuts down..It may do it 2 or 3 times in a short spna,and then be fine for hours,and then do it again..This thing is only about a little over a month old and I am very upset....

A:MY brand new Inspiron 7000 series 2 in 1 keeps shutting down

Hi joerom,
I would suggest that you run the diagnostics on the computer by following the steps mentioned in the video below and check if there is any issue with the hardware on your system.

http://dell.to/164l6g4

Also, please private message us the system service tag along with the registered owner’s name and email address so that we can check and assist you. To send a private message, click on my name and select ‘Send private message’.

Please let me know the findings.

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After Windows 10 upgrade, my laptop appears to be running flawlessly except one major annoyance: the screen no longer auto-rotates when in tablet mode.  This is a convertible PC, so this basically renders tablet mode useless. 
Details:
Fully updated system prior to installation of Win10
After upgrade, I updated all of dell's applications, drivers (one exception, see below)*, and bios.
Display settings - "Lock Position" is turned on permanently (greyed out, cannot adjust)
*When I try to upgrade the video driver, it fails because the recommended driver update for my system (July 23rd, 2015) says its older than the current version.
I suspect this is a driver issue.  Should I go ahead and install the older driver?  I know Win10 just rolled out so I expected a few hiccups but I was surprised to find very little info about this issue as of yet.  I use my laptop as a tablet quite frequently, so I would like to find a solution to this problem quickly. Thank you all for your help!

A:Inspiron 13 7000 Series 2-in-1 Auto-Rotation

Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display\Screen Resolution
Tick Allow screen to auto-rotate.

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My laptop wont change from CPU to GPU. 
Any suggestions on a fix would be great, tried many theories that have worked for others.
I believe my laptop is supposed to have Radeon M270, however AMD automatically find your software downloads the M265. I've tried to make this work but I've ran out of options. 

I've gone to Device manager, disabled the gpu, and updated so it updates to M270, however then when I right click to view the AMD settings I get an error that my software is not supported?
(When on M265) I've got my global application settings on maximize performance.
Steam is also on high performance
I've messed about with all the settings within the AMD radeon settings, trying to find optimal performance however I still find games are running on fps 4, even when the game settings are all on very low. 
I've also used the command Prompt (Admin) fix that has been mentioned on various forums.

My PC:

(GPU-Z info)
AMD Radeon R7 M265 Series currently downloaded
Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500
GPU Mars?
Memory type DDR3 (Hynix)
Driver Version: 22.19.162.4 (Crimson 17.4.4) WHQL / Windows 8.1 64bt
Computing: OpenCL and Direct compute 5.0

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So I recently bought this new laptop(windows 10) and I discovered something wrong.
It's a qwerty keyboard, and the letters work fine.However, the buttons in the top row are reversed; meaning that when both shift and caps lock are OFF, these buttons show numbers, not symbols.
When I enable caps lock, I get capitalised letters and the numbers stay the same.
And when I press shift, I get capitalised letters and the symbols instead of the numbers.
So essentially, if I want it to be normal(lowercase letters + the top row giving symbols) I need to enable both caps lock and shift.I tried it using the touch keyboard.
I tried every language I can find that has QWERTY and although some of the symbols change, I always get numbers when shift and caps lock are off.However, any azerty keyboard works fine..
I have been googling for days and looking at dozens of forum threads but NONE of them matched what I was looking for...
I don't know if this is supposed to happen, nor do I care about it.
I just need help in making it stop.
Thanks !

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So I recently bought this new laptop(windows 10) and I discovered something wrong.
It's a qwerty keyboard, and the letters work fine.However, the buttons in the top row are reversed; meaning that when both shift and caps lock are OFF, these buttons show numbers, not symbols.
When I enable caps lock, I get capitalised letters and the numbers stay the same.
And when I press shift, I get capitalised letters and the symbols instead of the numbers.
So essentially, if I want it to be normal(lowercase letters + the top row giving symbols) I need to enable both caps lock and shift.I tried it using the touch keyboard.
I tried every language I can find that has QWERTY and although some of the symbols change, I always get numbers when shift and caps lock are off.However, any AZERTY keyboard works fine..
I have been googling for days and looking at dozens of forum threads but NONE of them matched what I was looking for...
I don't know if this is supposed to happen, nor do I care about it.
I just need help in making it stop.
Thanks !

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Faint (but noticeable) static when using headphones (or perhaps inaudible on laptop speakers).
The static doesn't get louder with increase in volume and only ceases when the volume is muted.
I've updated as well as uninstalled and reinstalled the audio drivers with no luck.
Any suggestions?

A:Headphone static on Inspiron 15 7000 series

Assuming you are hearing the noise while using the Realtek audio driver. As a test install the Windows native audio driver.
1. Open the Device Manager (type devmgmt.msc in the search box and hit Enter) and right click on Realtek High Definition Audio.2. Select to "Update Driver Software".3. Click on "Browse my computer for driver software".4. Click "Let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer".5. Put a check in the box "Show compatible hardware" if not already checked.6. In the list of devices, click "High Definition Audio".7. Click "Next".8. On the Update Driver Warning box, click "Yes" (install the driver). 9. Restart the laptop if prompted. If not prompted, then no need to restart.
Test the headphone jack. If no noise with the native driver then it is a software problem that might be helped with a future Realtek revision. If still getting noise with the native driver, it might be a hardware problem. I can't think of a good specific test to confirm it, but you could report the issue to tech support.
Reverse the names in steps 1 and 6 to get back the Realtek driver.

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I accidently trod on the screen and cracked it. Touchscreen no longer works. Can you suggest how I can best get it repaired please. I am United Kingdom based.

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So, this happened a long  time ago but when ever I try to turn my computer on it wont start up, but when I plug it in there's a weird buzzing noise you can hear it if you put your head near the laptops keyboard and also if you put your head near the bottom of the laptop and there is also no display when plugged in. I really need a solution without buying a new laptop. 
Please help 

A:Dell Inspiron 14 7000 series - 7437

Hi Charlierca
Thanks for writing to us. 
When did the issue start? Have you made any hardware or software changes? 
Please try an external monitor if available. 
Almost all the parts in this model are quite complicated to remove including the battery. 
The noise can be from fan or the hard drive. 
Is it possible to record the buzzing noise and send to us. ? /
Should your system be under warranty we can get it repaired. 
Await your response.
Regards

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so I am in Canada, and I was considering a base model of the new inspiron 13 7000,
first, what is the color gamut of the screen? is it srgb 100% or lower than that?

second, I saw in the feature tab, it says the the there is a fingerprint reader on the power bottom, but this feature is not mentioned among all the models' specs in the new 13 7000 series, and I confirmed with one the agent through the online chat, but in the product review section, one customer commented the product he received has the fingerprint reader, and he also lives in Canada, this really confused me, maybe the fingerprint reader is a selectable feature? 

A:question about the specs of the new inspiron 13 7000 series

so this is the link of the laptop
www.dell.com/.../ni137370_bt_h001e

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 need the win7 driver for the laptop I bought yesterday, I can not use win10 

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I am not happy with this product. I have submitted a second trouble ticket today. The first was for a hard drive issue and the second is probably a motherboard as the customer support alluded to. Less than 6 months and now twice I am going to be without my laptop for an extended period of time. The first time was a for a week. For the second issue, I will have to send my laptop into the service center and even though they said they would expedite it, it will probably take at least two weeks for just shipping back and forth. 
I was thinking of getting something similar for my daughter, but after my experience with how inconsistent the laptop has been and how fixing the current laptop I have will take awhile, I can't see buying another Dell laptop. I was thinking of starting on my Master's next year, but obviously I may have to think about purchasing a second laptop to ensure that I have a trustworthy device to use for my school work. 
Honestly, right now, I feel that with every new Facebook post that Dell has about new products, I would like to tell my story on each and every post to ensure everyone thinks twice about buying a Dell computer. Just looking through the posts in the forums, it doesn't seem like many people are getting the support that they should be getting for spending a good chunk of money on these computers. The last time I had this much trouble with a computer was with E-Machine and their service was terrible. Is Dell going the way of E-M... Read more

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I recently purchased a 2-in-1 laptop Inspiron 13 7000 Series 2-in-1.  There does not appear to be a "KENSINGTON" style slot, bit I do see a square hole on the left side near the back.  Is this a locking slot, and, is there a special cable lock designed/available for this PC?

A:Inspiron 13 7000 Series 2-in-1laptop security

Noble Wedge Lock was the answer.  I got one on Amazon - Noble Security TZ08 WEDGE PROFILE SECURITY LOCK.  It is lighter weight and more expensive than the Kensington locks I am used to but at least it fits.

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Hi, 
I just bought this touchscreen 2-in-one laptop with Dell Active Stylus for Dell Tablets (750-AAGN) .
my question here is :
1: Do Photoshop , Zbrush  support this laptop / stylus pressure sensitivity ? 
2: how good is the pressure sensitivity on this device ?
3: how durable is the screen ? if i draw on it for 4-5 hours per day it wont get damaged in short time ?
Thanks .

A:dell inspiron 13 7000 series 2-in-1 (7347) for drawing.

I have a Dell Inspiron 7000 series 2-in-1 and the newest version of the stylus (half silver half black). It worked amazingly well with all the software I tried including PhotoShop. Didn't try it with ZBrush. Pressure is pretty good. My kid is an artist and she said it compares favorably with her tablet for responsiveness. 

No idea about the screen, but since it is glass, I wouldn't think it would be a problem.

HOWEVER - the stylus completely stopped working with the upgrade to Windows 10 and so far there has been nothing from Dell about it. If you are using Windows 10 and the stylus is working, cool - you shoudl be in great shape. 

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Service Tag
HLTJ1D2
Computer Model
Inspiron 15 7000 Series 7559

So, problem is not with hardware, as all dell tests passed and evrthng is OK.
Windows does not boot (none, 7,8,8.1,10)
It stops.:

Error Code is memory management or DLC watchdog violation or ...nonpaged area smthng like this.

Please help.

A:Inspiron 15 7000 Series 7559-Unidentified Problem, Please HELP!SOS

Hi Georgian Dell,
Thank you for reaching out to Dell Community Forum.
Do you get any BSOD error code?
Can you private message us a picture of the error code? Also, did you try to re-install the operating system (none, 7,8,8.1,10) ?
Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information

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Hi there everyone,
Can anybody please help me,I set my keyboard backlight to dim but everytime I turn on my laptop again after shutting it down the backlight is at full brightness.I know this doesnt sound like that big of an issue but its bothering me alot.I have windows 10 and updated Dell  software that comes with the computer.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Thankyou.
Regards,
Khizer.

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When leaving the room where my Inspiron is, I will often leave the screen open and the laptop will go to sleep and the screen will turn off like it is supposed to. However, after leaving the room and returning about ten to fifteen minutes later, I find that the screen has turned on and the camera is actively taking pictures trying to use the facial recognition function. I don't know how long the camera was actively taking pictures but when I felt the camera, it was incredibly hot, suggesting that the camera had been taking pictures for a while and draining a good amount of battery. This has happened on numerous occasions and I enjoy the liberty of not having to close my computer down every time it is not in immediate use. I was wondering if there was some way to prevent this from happening other than just always closing the screen when the computer is not in use.
Thanks

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Hi All,
I just bought my Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series 2 in 1 for 2 weeks, I found out that my casing color from
silver grey color became dull color. Anyone facing this kind of issue before?
For the images below, you can see what happen to my casing just in two weeks after I purchased.

A:Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series 2 in 1 Casing Issue.

Any Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series users face the same issue?
Hope you can share with me if you purchased this laptop.

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I just bought a new laptop a few days ago (no exact model, but it's the 17" 7000 series model, and it has a $999.99 MSRP) and while listening to music, I noticed the bass output is very weak to non-existent. I tried playing with every single setting in Dell Audio/MaxxAudio control panel but to no avail. Even tried reinstalling the Realtek Audio Driver, again solved nothing. My headphones work just fine as I tested them on my other devices and am getting bass output with them.
Any help would be appreciated. I really love this model, but I hope I am not looking at a manufacturing defect. The other aspects of the audio sounds fine otherwise, just lacking bass that would make my music enjoyable since the majority of music I listen to has a lot of bass.

A:New Inspiron 17 7000 series laptop has no bass when using headphones

Hello. Test the driver by switching from the Realtek audio driver to the Windows native audio driver.
1. Open the Device Manager (find it in the Control Panel, or type devmgmt.msc into the search box).2. Expand the "Sound, video & game controllers" and right click on "Realtek High Definition Audio".3. Select to "Update Driver Software".4. Click on "Browse my computer for driver software".5. Click "Let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer".6. Put a check in the box "Show compatible hardware" if not already checked.7. In the list of devices, click "High Definition Audio" (the native driver).8. Click "Next".9. On the Update Driver Warning box, click "Yes" (install the driver). 10. Restart the laptop if prompted. If not prompted, sometimes you have to restart, sometimes not.[To get back to the Realtek driver, do it again but reverse the names in steps 2 and 7.]
If the bass is lacking with both drivers, and if you try different brands of headphones, then probably a hardware issue because the odds are so high against both drivers having the same issue at the same time.

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Hello,
My Inspiron 15 7000 Series 7559 laptop screen is functioning and colors are all right. But it flickers a lot (flicker rate is about 1 flicker, mid-screen, per 2-3 seconds). I tried updating the power options & reinstalling previous Intel video drive with no luck. 
 The laptop is now out of warranty and I need your expertise to solve this problem.
Thank You!

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Hey everyone. Recently, my computer's screen has been on the fritz, and I'm wondering if this might be something I can replace by myself with a part or if it's something that requires sending it back to Dell.The screen can still look normal, but will sometimes freeze completely if the computer lid is moved from a certain angle. When this happens there's also visual artifacts and a change of colour - sometimes the screen goes completely black. The problems are mostly gone whenever I'm moving the lid, but come back when I stop. Can I replace the screen my myself do you guys think? Or is it a cable that needs replacing/ a more solid connection

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