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Dell Inspiron 15 microphone does not work

Q: Dell Inspiron 15 microphone does not work

I think there is a combo webcam microphone built-in. The microphone will not work. I have checked all the settings - everything is turned on, volume is up - have rebooted, checked drivers, etc. etc. No luck whatsoever.

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Preferred Solution: Dell Inspiron 15 microphone does not work

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A: Dell Inspiron 15 microphone does not work

Hello.Re-install your audio driver. Next, go to the Recording tab of the Sound properties -- right click on the audio icon on the taskbar (path will be different if you have Win8)

and then right click on the blank white area and in the context menu select to show both "disconnected" and "disabled" devices.
If "microphone array" or "internal mic" shows up then select it as the default recording device.
If you still don't get "mic array" then open the Dell Webcam Central program that should be on your computer and click on the mic icon (it is hard to see -- look to the right of the camera icon) and see if you can start the mic array from there. Note that if Webcam Central says "Plug in a supported device" then either you don't have a webcam or it is not working.
If still no luck then the mic array might have become disconnected. Contact tech support to schedule a repair if you are under warranty. http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dellcare/en/contact_technical_support?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&DoNotRedirect=y
If you need more help then please reply back with your full model name and the name of your operating system.
The Dell "15" models are: Inspiron 1545, 1546, 1564, M5010, N5010, M5030, N5030, N5040, N5050, 3520, 3521, 3537, and 7537.

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Since a few weeks ago, my microphone has only been working when tilting the screen forward. I saw a previous discussion (http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-pictures/microphone-not-working-that-in-installed-in-my/f4e6d450-8bee-4981-9afc-9f5b86a633f0?auth=1 ) where people have reported similar problems. Although my laptop was still under warranty when I reported the problem to Dell, they proceeded to sending me an onsite technician with a repair microphone part who said that he could not replace just the microphone because I had a touchscreen (you would think Dell would have checked to send the right part), then a refurbished new screen that did not work at all on my computer, and then refused to solve the problem by arguing that my system was no longer under warranty (which it was not by the time they finally sent the non working screen and I called back to ask for another one to be sent—it was all problems from their side). Wondering if anyone has had a similar problem and if they were able to fix it themselves, as now my microphone is not working at all, not even when I tilt the screen.

I have also noticed the same problem for the touch screen. It only works when the screen is tilted forward, and I am afraid that, like the microphone, it will reach a point of no return. It seems to me that there is some faulty wiring from the screen components into the base. Any help would be much appreciated!

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Hey, i have the Inspiron 15 3521 with windows 8.1 and it does not recognize the internal microphone.
For example when I go to "Speech Recognition" and press "Set Up Microphone" I get 3 Options "Headset Microphone", "Desktop Microphone" and "Other" and non of them works.
I tried to reinstall the drivers and update the system but nothing works.
Please help.

A:No microphone on Dell Inspiron 15 3521

Hi.I came across this problem recently.In my case there was a small piece of rubber protecting the mic that  slipped down slightly and was covering the mic. Just pry open the top screen cover and remove the rubber or glue It again In the correct position.It's situated to the left of the webcam.

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Hello i have a dell inspiron laptop and from the day i got it it never worked the playback works fine but the Microphone dosent

does any one know about this problem?

mizaan

A:Dell Inspiron 6400 Microphone Problem!

are you sure you've turned the recording level up?

look at this thread, and let us know if it works.

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Hello
I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 with windows vista home basic running at 32 bit and i can't seem to get my Microphone driver to work i tried downloading a few and succesfully installed but when i want to use it it won't work advise would be lovely

thanks

mizzeeboy

A:Dell Inspiron 6400 Microphone Problem!?

Go into device manager and look for sound or microphone and update latest driver.
Best bet is to go to Dell Inspiron 6400 and get latest driver downloads or Dell tech support and ask for help with you microphone.
THW

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I have seen many different threads about this same issue, but have not seen anything that has worked for me. I have a Dell inspiron 1525 and recently upgraded to windows 7. Since then all is good except for the fact that the internal microphone doesn't work at all. I have tried to install the sigmatel driver, but it says it doesn't support my operating system, even when I try and install it with compatibility mode. I would love any help on the subject as I am getting very frustrated with it. Thanks.

A:Dell Inspiron 1525 internal microphone

Without the Sigmatel driver you are having to use the native Windows HD audio driver which is a basic generic  that does not support all functions of the audio hardware. As you said the normal solution is to install the Sigmatel Vista audio driver R218148 in Vista compatibility mode. To do that you would download the Vista driver package and unzip it  but cancel the installation process. Go to its folder at c:\Dell\Drivers\R218148. Find the setup.exe file and right click on it. Select the Properties. Find the compatibility tab and select Vista.

If that is what you did and got the error message I suspect it is because it is a 32 bit driver and your version of 7 is 64 bit. There is another driver you can try. When Sigmatel went out of business it was absorbed by IDT and the early IDT drivers seem to be based on the Sigmatel ones. The IDT R226903 audio driver for 7 reportedly works on the 1525 so it is worth a try. You might be able to install it directly, but the instructions I was given were as follows:
With the Windows native driver installed, download and unzip the IDT but cancel the installation. Go into Device Manager to the audio controller (under "Sound, Video, and Game Controllers"). Right click on it and chose to update the driver. Choose to manually find the driver and don't let Windows look for it. Browse to c:\Dell\drivers\R226903 then click "Next". When you restart the laptop Windows will detect your audio hardware and install... Read more

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Basically whenever i use a headset with microphone, the voice is very low. I call people on skype and i have to keep the microphone very close to my mouth for the other people to hear me. I have tested this with different microphones and they all have the same result. This problem started after I had reinstalled windows because it was lagging. Before it was working properly. I have also updated all my drivers. Please tell me how I am able to fix this.

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Hey guys,

I recently formatted my PC and installed Vista Ultimate on it, after many attempts at installing the microphone slot (that you plug in beside headphones) I gave up with the Sigmatel drivers and decided to try and get the webcam microphone working but it doesn't show up anywhere even after I installed the microphone and the dell webcam manager program. Does anyone know how to fix this?

Thank you

(the problem I had with Sigmatel was that if I installed the driver it would make the sound stop working as well, even though it showed "playback" and "recording" as working in the sound options. I ended up just removing the Sigmatel drivers and have to use the ones Vista installed automatically - the file I was using to install the drivers was R171786)
 

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I have problem ,  with my microphone for  laptop Dell inspiron 1525 because I recently upgraded to windows 7,and I try the  link to the IDT R261324 (6.10.0.6267, A18) , but I can not find file IDT R261324 drive , can you please send my the like or file.

A:Dell inspiron 1525 ,microphone problem after upgraded to windows 7

Hello.
IDT R261324 (6.10.0.6267)
It is a Windows Vista & 7 audio driver for the Dell Studio 1555.

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TO WHOM HAS DELL INSPIRON 1520 BUILT IN MICROPHONE IS NOT WORKING.

I have Dell Inspiron 1520 and I have issue to built in microphone is not working. I tried to execute the Sigma Tel driver from Dell Driver and Support website but prompted 'Exit Error; Error : Device Object not present, Restart system and run setup. Then, asked Dell support to help and they are not really helpful, after System Restore and drivers upload and finally asked to reformat the laptop........

Anyway, this is what works for me.

1) Download the Sigma Tel driver from Dell Support Drivers page and save it in Desktop
2) Shutdown your computer
3) Start your computer and press F8 at the Dell Logo page
4) Select Safe Mode (not others)
5) Proceed to work on Safe Mode
6) Right-click the Sound icon and activate the Sound icon
7) Select Recording device.
8) If still not working, then execute the Sigma Tel driver that saved in desktop

then, shutdown the computer and start as normal, you may see the system able to detect the built in Microphone then.

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Please DELL update the shipped Realtek sound driver for Dell Inspiron 7737 and others that have this problem to the needed version "Realtek High Definition Audio Version 6.0.1.7950" instead of "Realtek High Definition Audio Version 6.0.1.7544" or lower!

Finally fixed this. NONE of the solutions above worked for me. I have an Dell Inspiron 7737 that has Realtek High Definition audio. The latest drivers from DELL or latest I could download from Realtek site ("Realtek High Definition Audio Version 6.0.1.7541" / "Realtek High Definition Audio Version 6.0.1.7544") didn't make a difference. Skype microphone was not usable (I had to literally speak in the microphone - 1 cm away to be usable).

PREVIOUS ANNOYING SOLUTION (just in case the real solution doesn't work for everyone): previously I went in device manager, update driver, "let me choose" / "pick from available"... then selected "High definition audio" - so the generic driver from Microsoft. That fixed the problem but realtek specific things like jack sensing didn't work anymore so it was annoying. Also every now and then (when windows update happened I think) it reverted back to the broken Realtek driver and had to do this all over again or simply choose "rollback driver" once instead of update and then it would pin the driver to the generic "High definition audio" one.

SOLUTION: install this driver that is not available o... Read more

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After upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7, the internal microphone on my DELL Inspiron 1525 does not work. When checking in the Control Panel > Sounds, the only device options are for the external microphone connection to the jack... Please help!

A:DELL Inspiron 1525 Internal Microphone Not Working After Windows 7 Upgrade

Hi vinnyspice,
 
According to Dell's website, this laptop's drivers are only for Windows Vista. You contact Dell and see if there is any update available.
 
In the meantime, try downloading and installing the chipset driver and the sound card driver for Windows Vista and see if the issue can be resolved. You can download
them
HERE.
 
Also, run Windows Update to see if it helps.
 
Regards,
Linda
 
 

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Hi, Hello community.
Been really enjoying this product, have the i7 4500U, Radeon R9 M265X (2GB GDDR5), 8GB DDR3, FullHD version. It's really snappy and a good value, once you put a extra SSD inside. Really a good buy.
One annoying problem, tho. It's been many years, since this computer has come out and a few motherboard changes thru warranty, many RealTek and native Windows audio drivers, but still the combo audio/mic jack produces a unbearably loud white noise. This is unacceptable. For all who'll try to hint me to other threads in this community forum, I read them all, I tried every solution and nothing helped. I am not asking for help. i am demanding a software fix for this problem. Please, do not recommend me buying a external sound card or USB Headset. Just, dell, please give me a fix.
Love your product and, just to say, this is the first time I have problems with one of your products. Will stay committed, but, please fix this.
Thank you.
Regards from Latvia

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Hey guys,

I recently formatted my PC and installed Vista Ultimate on it, after many attempts at installing the microphone slot (that you plug in beside headphones) I gave up with the Sigmatel drivers and decided to try and get the webcam microphone working but it doesn't show up anywhere even after I installed the microphone and the dell webcam manager program. Does anyone know how to fix this?

Thank you

(the problem I had with Sigmatel was that if I installed the driver it would make the sound stop working as well, even though it showed "playback" and "recording" as working in the sound options. I ended up just removing the Sigmatel drivers and have to use the ones Vista installed automatically - the file I was using to install the drivers was R171786)

A:Vista Ultimate integrated webcam driver microphone issue - Dell Inspiron 1520

Hi & Welcome.

This could be because you installed the wrong driver, are you absolutely sure you have the right one - you have to take into account that your OS has a bit (x86 or x64), you're OS have a service pack, it has a package (Ultimate, Basic), etc.

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Hi everyone,
I am having a problem with the Realtek microphone in Skype.
The symptoms are as follows:
Shortly after beginning of the conversation the other party cannot hear my voice. Video is fine, the voice of the other party is also fine.
When this happens the microphone green bar in Options/audio settings will not be seen when speaking into it.
However I can hear what's spoken into the microphone in the local speakers.
I uninstalled the microphone in manager, re-installed the driver, did not help.
Uninstalled the Realtek hi-def audio driver. This helped first but then after 4 minutes talking the problem returned again.
 
I can see that when this happens the speaker icon in 
Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\manage audio devices\recording\microphone\microphone properties\levels
is crossed out. If I uncross it and put boost and level above zero the other party can hear me again.
This happens spontaneously, by itself. Even without Skype running, so this is why I think it might be a driver problem.
 
Any ideas? (please no "reinstalled driver" advice - has done so multiple times)

A:Realtek Microphone/audio driver fails in Skype on 2015 DELL Inspiron 15 7000 series

Methinks it is solved. Ran malware bytes, cleaned up stuff, rebooted.
Works now.
PS. It's my dad's computer....McAffee does not help much, especially when "you are your best antivirus" strategy is not followed :)

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Hi, I have a dell insprion 660 and want to upgrade my gpu. My computer is the standard mini tower one, not the slim version. So I am wondering if a ASUS GeForce GTX 950 MINI-GTX950-2G 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready Video Cards will work with my computer. I already bought a 500w psu so I got that cover, but I don't if this card will work. Its a dual slot card and the pci is 3.0, will that work with this computer?
Here a link to that card I am thinking of buying www.newegg.com/.../Product.aspx

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Hello, i have bios version A07, and i want to upgrade my cpu since it is very weak for gaming. Can i upgrade to an i7 870? Here in the list of compatible CPUs by the chipset h57, the i7 870 is listed: ark.intel.com/.../Intel-H57-Express-Chipset

If not what is the best cpu i can upgrade? Maybe i5 760 or Xeon X3470?

Thanks

A:is i7 870 going to work on dell inspiron 580?

Hello CSANDREAS1,
The Inspiron 580 has been tested with the below processors.
Intel® Pentium™ G6950Intel® Core™ i3 - 530, 540 Intel® Core™ i5 - 750, 650
Your findings in relation to the processor being compatible is correct. However, since the processor has not been tested on this platform, I am unable to assure you 100% flawless functionality.

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My Inspiron 660 version is with Core i5 3330 and 8GB RAM.
The BIOS is UEFI version 2.7.
My question is simple, will a GTX 960 work on this PC? (I already have upgraded the PSU, so no issue there, and it is a 6.7-inch card, so it will fit no issue)
I am just worried about the BIOS compatibility.
Hopefully someone can help me out.
Thanks!

A:Will a GTX 960 work on a Dell Inspiron 660?

BIOS incompatibility with video cards is usually a problem with much older computers. If there is a problem, update the bios. Make sure the card is in the first slot and that the secondary power cord(s) are plugged in. Most of these cards actually need two 6-pin power cords. Does your new supply have enough amps for the card?
If there is a problem, you can try resetting the BIOS/CMOS memory by removing and installing the system board battery; leave out for 10 seconds or so. You could also have a problem with the BIOS Safe Boot feature. Safe Boot protects the computer from changes in configuration, such as BIOS viruses or hardware changes. You might need to deactivate Safe Boot, restart the 660 and then restart Safe Boot.

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I have laptop 14z 5423. But yesterday fan stop work. After diagnostic error 2000:0511 validation 84747. Fan haven't dust I cleaning fan after problem

A:Dell inspiron 14z 5423 fan not work

If your system has integrated graphics, this is the part to replace:
www.amazon.com/.../B00UX1YZN4
If you have discrete graphics, this is the part to replace:
www.amazon.com/.../B00UX2Z9RO

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hello....my friend has a Dell Inspiron 6000 and it has a bult in mic in... it says everything is working fine but yet she cannot use it.....th emic will not actually produce sound out over the internet......even tho everything looks good..wondering what could be some solutions.

cheers
 

A:Dell Inspiron 6000...mic will not work

control panel> sounds and audio devices>

Everything ok there?

control panel> sounds and audio devices>voice>test hardware

Everything ok there?

Try a plug-in mic?
 

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For a Dell Inspiron laptop whose 65w charger has died and has no battery, will a 90w HP charger which fits work?

The Universal Chargers we find at Best Buy here are all 90w too and are guaranteed to work, so not sure why a 90W HP charger wouldn't work - but want to ask first to be sure.

Thanks.

A:Will HP charger work with Dell Inspiron?

What is the output voltage of each adapter?

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I was working on my Inspiron 9400 while it was charging when suddenly the screen flashed and then the computer went off. Since then it wont come on. No lights or screen glow. Its dead.
Can anyone please help?
 

A:Dell Inspiron 9400 won't work

does the rest of the machine still do something or is everything non reactive?
 

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Hi,

Basically I'm 19, I live on my own, and whilst I know the basics about laptops I aren't at all genius' like the lot of you. I've tried to read through some of the posts and find it really difficult so if anyone knows the answer to my problem please try to pretend you're talking to an alien and give it in simple terms.

I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 that is about a month out of warranty so Dell won't help. It came up with an error about two weeks ago saying Time And Date Clock Stopped or something very similar. I took it to a local technician who changed the clock battery or something like that. It was a tiny circle thing. It worked for a couple hours and then went dead and wouldn't do anything at all. Wouldn't turn on or light up or anything. They then said they had forgot to attach the switch that goes under the keyboard that it needs to turn back on so I went back and he reattached the clip, but still it doesn't work.

My friends baby crawled on top of the laptop when the lid was down and hey presto it worked again! Then a few days later the same happened and it just won't turn on. Could something be loose? Or is it just dead? My local technician says it might be the motherboard? I don't understand why it would work after a baby had sat on it, surely it means something clicked in to place?

I put the charger in and I know it works but the light on the laptop that should come on to say its charging stays off.... Read more

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I opened up my laptop the fan which is inside my laptop is of brand Sunon Maglev as you can see in the image below the CFM on thsi fan is 9.3

Can i replace the fan above in my laptop with this fan ? The CFM on the fan below is 65. Will there be any performance issues, and noise ? Should I replace the fan with the same brand.

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Hi i was wondering if i could upgrade Windows XP Professional to Windows 8 Pro 32-bit on my Dell Inspiron 1721 here is my System Specs
 
RAM : 1.5 GB
Processor:   AMD64 Turion Turbo 
OS: Windows XP Professional
Graphics: ATI Radeon X1250
Will it run Smoothly on my Dell Inspiron 1721 or will it run Crappy and Slow ?

A:Will Windows 8 work on a Dell Inspiron 1721?

Worth a look, IMO:  .
 
Topic moved to Win 8 forum.
 
Louis

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Here is my computer www.microcenter.com/.../Inspiron_3000_Desktop_Computer

and here is the graphics card 
will these work together? 

A:Can a Dell inspiron 3000 work with a GTX960?

As it is configured no.  You would first need to upgrade the PSU to at least 450W or higher. Another issue is will it fit and that i'm not 100 percent sure.

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Hi i was wondering if i could upgrade Windows XP Professional to Windows 8 Pro 32-bit on my Dell Inspiron 1721 here is my System Specs
 
RAM : 1.5 GB
Processor:   AMD64 Turion Turbo 
OS: Windows XP Professional
Graphics: ATI Radeon X1250
Will it run Smoothly on my Dell Inspiron 1721 or will it run Crappy and Slow ?

A:Will Windows 8 work on a Dell Inspiron 1721?

Worth a look, IMO:  .
 
Topic moved to Win 8 forum.
 
Louis

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My laptop is Dell Inspiron 15R - 7520 (Mid 2010)
After upgrading to Windows 10 and do a clean install after that, I let my laptop update all drivers from Windows Update. Then I go to Dell support page to download any missing driver. Finally, there is no unregconized driver in Device Manager.

However, "Hey Cortana" feature is not working with the microphone. (I have turned on Hey Cortana in Cortana Settings). The microphone still works well with Skype. It also works well if I click the microphone icon next to "Ask me anything" in Cortana textbox.

Anyone knows how to make "Hey Cortana" works? Is it because of the Conexant driver is Windows 8.1 version, not Windows 10?

A:Dell Inspiron 15R - 7520: Hey Cortana does not work

I have the same problem, except that it doesn`t work for me when I click the microphone icon in the Cortana textbox. It seems to listen for a second, but then it jumps to the suggestions like I didn`t say anything. I have the audio drivers for Windows 10 from the Dell support page. My voice works fine on Skype and Voice Recorder, though.

Please let us know if there is any progress.

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Hello, I hope someone on here can help me with this issue. Ok here it goes... I just bought this used laptop. I bought it so I could speak to friends & family on Skype. Before buying the laptop the previous owner was attempting to connect to his wireless internet connection & it would pick up the signal and then loose the internet connection. The computer seemed as if it would freeze for a few seconds when attempting to open up the Internet Explorer browser. The screen was blank and a swirling circle would show next to the pointer. Seemed as it was a bad internet connection or at least that's what he told me. After a few tries we got it connected to the internet and I bought it.

I assumed Internet Explorer 8 was crappy so I downloaded Google Chrome. The speed on the laptop really picked up and it rarely gave me any slow or freezing issues only when I used Google Chrome.

NOW... I downloaded Skype and soon after I tried using it as the laptop comes with an integrated camera. When I double click the Skype Icon on my desktop the Skype window opens for a second and closes immediately. I have to try and open the program 2 to 4 times for Skype to open and get me to the sign in section. Once signed in I attempt to add contacts & not even 5 seconds into it the program freezes. It says program not responding & a screen pops up which says Skype not responding close window. I never get to use Skype and I'm not sure if it's a non sufficient space issue ... Read more

A:SKYPE WON'T WORK ON MY DELL INSPIRON N4010

First clean all air vents with a can of compressed air. Keep the laptop elevated off bed, couch, carpet like surfaces.

Go to the link in my signature "PC Running Slow?" follow all steps.
Update all drivers from the manufacture of the machine by model number an Windows version. Chipset, Graphics, Audio drivers.

Also follow these steps below.

Go to "Start" type in CMD located CMD.exe right click on CMD.exe then select "Run As Administrator" at the command prompt type in then hit enter...


Code:
CHKDSK /R
type in Y for yes then manually reboot.
This will take time be patient. When this is done do the same as before except type in


Code:
SFC /SCANNOW
Lastly

Downloading UBCD which is in my signature.Burn the ISO Image to a blank CD using Imgburn (How to burn a ISO Image using Imgburn) burn at lowest speed. With the newly burned cd boot with the cd go to HDD>Diagnostics>The maker of your HDD (Seagate, WD, Hitachi) perform a extended and long test.

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i have dell inspiron 7559
it doesnt work well with my capacitive stylus
thats why i wonder if someone try with active stylus that its work good for it

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My dell i3 inspiron 3542 lap I installed windows 10 so now when I plug the charger brightness key also work.but when I disable it keys not work. but the curser also going up & down when I pressing it. but the brigntness not change. ill upadate all drivers using dell site. but the problem is same. so I wish your help for resolve it plz plz plz.....
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4005U CPU @ 1.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 69 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4000 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 221 GB (134 GB Free); D: 97 GB (9 GB Free); E: 146 GB (1 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0KHNVP
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
 

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Hello. Today my microphone stopped working, it was fine yesterday. I dont know what happened, its enabled and the driver is up to date. I really dont know whats wrong with it, also its light is off( I assume the mic is right below the touchpad). I would reallylike a solution to it, since it hasnt been hit or touched any liquid or anything. Im really confused, because i also have 1 audio jack and i need 1 for my headset aswell so im unable to plug in an external mic.   TLDR: Inbuilt Mic isnt working, even its light is off.

A:Dell Inspiron 5567 internal Mic doesnt work, please help

Hi,Welcome to our community.We’ll surely try to assist you. Rest assured you’ve reached the right department. Please let us know the operating system installed on the system along with the service tag/ express service code via private message, so that we can check for more details and assist you.The Service Tag is a 7-character code, and the Express Service Tag is a 10-digit code that is a numeric version of the Service Tag. Both codes are on the bottom of your laptop. You can also refer to this link which is a video that shows steps to find the service tag.

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Hi, Im upgrading my CPU and  want to know if it's possible to use the Xeon 1231v3 in the Inspiron 3847.  My current CPU is i3-4150.

A:Will Xeon 1231v3 work in Dell Inspiron 3847?

Doubtful.  The BIOS probably isn't programmed to accept it and i'm not sure the chipset is capable of utilizing a Xeon.  Xeon processors generally use business or industrial class chipsets from intel  

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hello, i have a big problem which make my coputer get to 0 % battary power  very quickly.
fans are not stop working. miadditly while turn on the pc the fans start work,please help me to solve this problem!

A:dell inspiron n5110 fans work non stop!

If you've never done so, remove the heatsink fan assembly and clean it thoroughly - and replace the thermal pads that sit between the GPU/CPU and heatsink assembly.
Unfortunately due to the design of this model, it's a major undertaking - see the service manual for the procedure, which includes removing the system board.  You may want to leave the job to a shop - expect about an hour's labor charge, whatever that costs where you're located.
Service manual:
ftp.dell.com/.../inspiron-15r-n5110_service manual_en-us.pdf

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Hi....All

I recently bought Dell Inspiron 14R N4110, which came only one default partition (C:\) with Windows 7 Home Premium.
But later on, I did one more partition (D:\), and I installed all drivers(which comes with Dell laptop). but some how my internet is not working properly. Sometime its too slow and not connecting.

I reformatted the laptop, and Restored the modem/router to factory defaults (in that order) neither helped. But if I restored my laptop to factory default (which I don't want, because it has only one partition C:\ ), than everything works fine. Why its happen ?

I hope that you people will be a big help.
I greatly appreciate your help.

Thank you.

A:Internet Doesn't work in new DELL Inspiron laptop

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From your post, I'm confused.

The problem does or does not exist?

If problem exists, then:
WIN + X keycombo | in the Wireless Network section, if you see Turn wireless on, then click on Turn Wireless on. | ALT + F4 to close the window

WIN=key with microsoft logo on top.

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upgraded my dell inspiron 530 windows vista to windows 7 64 bit, with a new ssd drive. i am using a radeon hd6670 hdmi to my tv for sound.
cannot get sound to work. the realtek driver from dell website wont install.....any help is appreciated!

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My old man's best friend divorced his wife a few years ago. She left a bunch of her stuff at his house. He has repeatedly asked her to come get her stuff & she refuses everytime. Since he bought it, he has the right to do whatever he wants with it. So instead of pawning it he gave it to my daughter for school work. She was so secretive around the time she left, that he doesn't know any of her passwords. It's stuck on the gmail/microsoft password login. He does have the admin password, but that doesn't seem to help at all. Is there anyway at all for me to access the advanced boot options without F8? I've tried F2 Which takes me set up & F12 which takes me to boot options. They both do not have the options for advanced boot options. Is there any hope for us to save this laptop. It's kinda old, but my daughter really loves it.

A:How do I get into my Dell inspiron N5010 advance boot options? F8 will not work.

This might help  http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/215458-repair-your-computer-option-not-working-restoring-factory-backup.html

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Hello,
Just ordered and started to use my Dell Inspiron 15 3552 laptop. I realized that something is wrong with the headset port. I have tried to use my earphones and then headphones which the laptop has recognized immediately as a new device connected to it, but the music sound was still coming out from the laptop and did not switch to the earphones / headphones. (Note: I plugged in them properly.)
Please help me what I need to do in this case. I want to use earphones / headphones to listen to music and play videos. I don't want others hear what I am watching / listening.

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Hi...I'm not sure where to put this request, thought since the Dell Inspiron 15 is running Windows 10 (including latest update) that there might be a conflict between the desktop and the keyboard down in the nuts and bolts somewhere. I can turn the machine on, the capslock light comes on, SOMETIMES the keyboard works well enough to input the pin to get the desktop booted up. Sometimes I have to go through steps to get the touch screen keyboard up in order to input the pin. However, as soon as the desktop is active, the keyboard no longer works. I've updated the drivers, don't know what else to do. When I try a search online for a solution, I get differing ideas on how to solve the problem. I've tried resetting the BIOS to default settings, that didn't work. Any and all help will be much appreciated. I really need the keyboard to be working, my kids do their homework on my laptop.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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I just wiped my girlfriends lappy, and re-installed vista, i poped in the drivers disc and installed ethernet controller and WLAN,
But the wifi just wont work, i went to to the dell site, and downloaded, more drivers, but it still wont work!!

HELP!!!!! I dont know wat to do here.

Thanks in advance.

NEB.
 

A:WIFI Wont WOrk Inspiron 1525 dell=smell

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Hello everyone,

First, i posted here because i´m not sure if the http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic79263.html thread is being read any longer..if i did wrong i apologize for it, i won´t do this again. I´m just a little desperate with this problem...

Ok, my problem. My aunt bought me a dell inspiron 8000 for my birthday; she doesn´t know anything about computers but she's a great lady, i really apreciate this gift. She gave it to me and as i powered it on i saw the bios password screen. I started reading across this site about this password thing and decided to try that shorting method. I located the chip labeled 24WC02J on the board and proceeded to short 3rd and 6th pins...nothing...when i short and power on laptop goes off right after powering on. If i do the shorting pin by pin on 3rd and 6th using the paragon shorter with the 3rd pin it powers on but still that pass screen...with the 6th pin it goes off just after powering on. Maybe there´s some trick on the 6th leg....as far as i know 6th is the clock pin for the chip and 3rd is the A2 pin ( i guess is an input)... So i guess the shorting method won´t work for me...

I visited IdidMyC600 and the paragon site and also read the descriptive pdf at this sites...also took a look at the pictures and stuff at this sites....but i guess this thing wont work with the shorting methods...

So i was wondering if rustam could help me out...man i know you are really busy out there but if you just got a minute for me i'd... Read more

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Hello,
I am trying to recover a Dell Inspiron One 2330 computer. I tried to do it from a recovery DVD but it failed.
Now I am trying to do it from a BIOS download from the Dell support web page but the file was not recognized from the USB drive.
Can someone help me with more precise steps to get the BIOS or Windows 8 operating system recognized from the USB drive?
I will answer any question I get to clarify the situation if needed.
Desperate thanks in advance for the help.

A:How to recover a Dell Inspiron One 2330 from a usd or DVD when original recovery media did not work?

Hi czamudioy,
Thank you for writing to the Dell Community Forum.
Please refer to this link http://dell.to/1JsMeJg, to download the Dell Recovery & Restore to a USB drive. Enter the service tag of the system and if it is still in warranty you would be able to download the Dell Recovery & Restore file.
If you still got issues, request you to please provide us with the screenshot of the error message you get.
Kindly get back if there are any further queries.
For me to better assist in troubleshooting, please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address.

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I have connected the Netgear wg5112t card to my Dell Inspiron 1000. The driver is installed. It shows connectivity, but it will not connect to any open networks. Does anyone know any tricks?!! I'm at a loss.

A:Netgear internet card doesn't work- Dell Inspiron 1000

hello & welcome to TSF,

have you tried to configuare the network card ?

you have to tell them what tyou want them to do !!!

also have you tired the built in window network function and configuration utility ?

have you been to the network cards home site to read about setting up the card ?

these questions i need to ask !!

Mike

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Hello,

I just reinstalled Vista with the factory Reinstallation DVD that came with the computer (Dell Inspiron 1525) and now I can't get the WI-FI to work. "Network adapters" does not appear in the Device Manager. From what I've read, it seems as though I need to install the wireless/WIFI drivers, but there are three problems: 1) The Dell support site with the drivers doesn't seem to be working (please provide direct link if you can get a working one. 2) I don't know EXACTLY what drivers to download. 3) I don't know how to install the drivers once downloaded (from what I've read, it's apparently not as simple as just double-clicking and installing.

Your help would be greatly appreciated, as this is my cousin's computer that I'm helping him with.

THANK YOU!
Configuration: Dell Inspiron 1525
Windows Vista Home Premium
Service Pack 1
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2390 @ 1.86GHz
Memory (RAM): 2.00 GB
System type: 32-bit Operating System
 

A:Can't get Dell Inspiron 1525 WIFI to work after Operating System reinstall

There is a service tag # on the Dell computer that should take you to the correct drivers.
 

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The video card I was interested in:
www.amazon.com/.../ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza
My current specs from Speccy if that would be useful to anyone:
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home 64-bit
CPUIntel Core i5 4460 @ 3.20GHz 26 °CHaswell 22nm Technology
RAM12.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28)
MotherboardDell Inc. 088DT1 (CPU 1) 28 °C
GraphicsDELL S2340L ([email protected])Intel HD Graphics 4600 (Dell)
Storage931GB TOSHIBA DT01ACA100 (SATA) 36 °C
Optical DrivesHL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GHB0N
AudioRealtek High Definition Audio
I'm using the power supply that came with the computer (I assume 300W?) along with the above specs. So my question is will this video card upgrade work with my Dell Inspiron 3847? And if so, will I need a new power supply, or can I keep the one that came with the computer? If this upgrade isn't realistic, then a recommendation for the right direction to go towards would be appreciated as I am very new to messing with computer hardware/building or upgrading a computer.
I heard that the size of the video card could be a problem for the Dell Inspiron 3847, but this one is only 1.5 x 5.7 x 4.38 inches according to Amazon, so I'm pretty sure it is small enough for the case.
If anyone can help a newbie out then that would be greatly appreciated. If I am missing any details that are needed so you can help me I will try to provide with those if I can.

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I have Dell Inspiron 13 7000 series laptop, recently I came up with having trouble with the keyboard, it behaves oddly. The "tab" key acts as windows key, "windows key" acts as "letter v" key..some keys are not working at all.. The behavior that I found is , every time I update BIOS with the update from Dell Site, the keyboard starts working..but the next day (shutting down and accessing the system the other day), the same thing happens. I have to re-update the BIOS to make the keyboard work

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