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Q: dell vostro 3560 locked

i have a dell vostro 3560 laptop.i purchased it 1.5 yrs ago.a month or 2 ago,me and my family went on a vacation.so i set an hdd and a bios pswd so that i can avoid the theft of important data in a case someone trieds to break -in our our house.and when we came back home from vacation,i realised that i forgot the passwords i configured.i tried all possible passwords,even tried dell customer care ,they provided me a password but it didnt work,at last they said that i need to a buy a new motherboard and a new hdd which i cant do as it contains some important data.
if anyone can help me then plz do
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for hdd=7C62D81724DD0E65
FOR BIOS=30827AFD671D275F

Preferred Solution: dell vostro 3560 locked

I recommend downloading and running DRP. It's a recovery tool that has been proven to recover files that most other programs have no luck with. I've even recovered files from freshly formatted or partitioned drives.

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A: dell vostro 3560 locked

What you've been told is correct - the exception being that if the data is critical, it can be retrieved by a forensic data recovery service. It'll cost you $600 or more but if it's worth that, send the drive to a recovery company.

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My laptop (Dell Vostro 3560) currently has a 500gb HDD and i want to replace it with a 250gb SSD ( SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5inch). SO my question will the laptop be compatible with the SSD ??

A:Compatibility of an SSD with DELL VOSTRO 3560

Yes -- though if the hard drive is 9.5 mm in height, you may need a spacer to mount the SSD (which will be 7 mm in height).

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My DELL Vostro has proved to be very reliable - and I have successfully used the DVD drive to load software from CD-ROMs in the past. However, when I just tried to play a DVD I bought in London, it would not work. Does this mean there is probably a fault with the drive - or that there's an issue with the DVD ? (I know that the DVD works fine in a regular DVD player.)

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so my laptop is beeping the windows turn on and my laptop keyboard couple of buttons aren't working and when i use my internet or anything it just keeps scrolling down im trying too scroll up but it keeps dragging me down i tried too open it but i dont know how i unscrewd all the nails and i cant open it deeper inside i took it too the computer shop too get some help they said the problem is in the keyboard thats why it is making all the noises and it cost too much too fix it so please help

A:Dell vostro 3560 beeping none stop

Hi dualquad,

I’d suggest that you follow the steps mentioned below and check for issue resolution.

Switch off the computer.
Disconnect the AC adapter from the system.
Remove the battery from the computer if it’s connected to the system.
Press and hold down the power button for 15 seconds.
Then connect back all the peripherals and check if the beep codes disappear.
In addition, 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.
Please let me know the findings.

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Hi, I have a problem with System Password of my laptop.
I would disable the functionality to change boot device. I did this:
1) enabled "bios password"
But i see that this ask password to acces bios, but not disable functionality to change boot order.
2) I enabled also "System password" but I saw it was too much...
So I tried to disable "System password". System asked be "current password" I added and also new password and confirm... i pressed both time "enter" and suppose to disable passowrd.
Save -> exit -> restart
System asked me again password before boot device.....
I enter again in setup and disabled also "Bios Password" and i see on video first 2 line of bios that report
Bios Password    not installed
System password  not installed
F10 -> restart------
But system again ask me "system password"
I tried with both Bios and System passowrd but I cant access.
I suppose that now that "bios password" is removed is still active "System passowrd" that already before not permit me to access.....

So, what i can do now?

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I connected external monitor via VGA, but it shows 'no signal' sign. Where could be a problem?!
External monitor is AOC I2275PWQU.

Thank you in advance.

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I'm a long-time happy DELL laptop user. using products of yours in home and at work. I referred dell laptops to all my friends including my Dad. He bought Dell Vostro 3560 and just after waranty is over it is dead. It wasn't congested and it was used on normal daily basis on the table, fans were working and wasnt covered then switched off and never went back . Since then it won't turn on i have checked and seems like mainboard is burned so probably there is nothing i can do with it anymore? Looking for help since we can't afford new one before christmas :( Did someone heard about factory defects in that Laptops? Could support help in any way ? 

A:Factory defect on Vostro 3560?

Not at this point, no -- if the warranty just ended, it must have had at least a 3 or 4 year extension - this system was current about four years ago.
Most manufacturers consider anything over 3 years as end of life (in fact many won't allow more than a 3- year warranty -- Apple among these).  

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I went ahead and purchased 2x4GB RAM for my Vostro 3560 from Dell. I'm running Windows10 and am having difficulty to upgrade the PC with the RAM. Both the slots on the motherboard are OK as they are accepting 4gb (keeping the other slot empty). Together as well, in the system it's still showing 4gb. Pls help. I've also upgraded the BIOS.

A:Unable to Upgrade RAM Vostro 3560

Where are you seeing a total of 4G?  In the system setup or in under Windows?
If under Windows, is this a 64-bit version of Windows?  32-bit versions are limited to 4G total RAM.

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I have a dell vostro 3560 laptop, which stopped working. When connecting to the ac, the adapter light turns off  and laptop won't power on, also without the battery. While searching out the net, I found out that the motherboard is probably short circuited. I didn't open the laptop yet, but what's happening is that when the light is blinking on the adapter and turning off. I would like to try to fix the motherboard myself, since nobody is offering such a service anyway, at least not in INDIA, and I don't want to spend extra money. My question is that from where should I start to look for the problem? And does anyone have experience with such an issue before?Thanks.

A:Vostro 3560 Motherboard circuited

The first thing to do is replace the DC power jack, which may well solve the problem.
If it doesn't, the troubleshooting and repair of a mainboard are well beyond any home repair effort unless you have the diagnostic and repair tools -- oscilloscope and surface mount rework equipment.  Even turning the board over to a professional for such repair will almost certainly cost more than simply replacing the board will, particularly if you can provide the labor for board replacement.
The other consideration is that a board will likely cost more than $200 -- a significant spend on a system that's at or over three years old.  That's your call, but it may make more sense to put the cost toward a replacement system.  Any board repair/replacement will carry at best a 90-day warranty, vs. a year or more with a new system.

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I brought vostro 3560 four years ago. This was a powerful machine but as time gone by, the graphic card AMD seems to be slower and out-of-date. It now cant play the modern game with medium setting.
Anyways, my question is that whether my laptop could be ugradable to a new graphic card?

A:Vostro 3560: Upgrade amd graphic card

There is no graphics card in the system - nor any way to install one.  The AMD GPU is a chip soldered to the mainboard -- it is not upgradeable.

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The drivers list provided for windows 10 64 bit in product support are not successfully installing in my Vostro 3560.
Can anybody please provide the list of drivers with download link.

A:Please provide Vostro 3560 Windows 10 drivers

If you simply execute the EXE file downloaded from the Dell website, the driver won´t install.
To install it, after you execute the EXE, go to Device Manager and uninstall the old driver.  Then select the category (for example "Network adapters"), right click and click on "Search for hardware changes". This will install the new driver. 

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All USB ports worked fine with Win10. 
Win7 was installed from a USB stick but I had to enable "USB debugging" in BIOS before windows would load.  Even with debugging enabled I could only use one of the USB ports.
Now, with Windows 7 and all drivers and updates, the only USB port that works is the one that the system was installed from.  It also happens to be the only one with the lightning icon beside it.  I just tried disabling the debugging option in BIOS and this port stopped working also.
I have tried multiple USB memory devices and a mouse.  Regardless of the device, the same port always works and none of the others do.  If the mouse is plugged into one of the dead ports during boot, the red light is on at the bottom of the mouse until a few seconds after I see the windows logo appear.
Memory sticks will light up on every port but Windows never recognizes anything being inserted.
No issues appear in the device manager and there are no unrecognized devices.

On a previous setup of this OS, I tried uninstalling all USB related devices from the device manager then scanned for changes.  I hoped this would reset all the drivers and bring the ports back.  Instead, it began loading the drivers, blue screened with a memory dump, then never recovered.
This PC also has an SD card slot that appears to be a USB connected device and it works.
Any help will be appreciated.

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I've have had my Vostro 3560 since mid-2013 and this is the first problem I've had.  When I turn it on I can hear windows come up but the screen is totally black.  There are no error beeps.  I'm not sure where to start to diagnose and fix the problem.  Any help would be appreciated.

A:Vostro 3560 screen is black on boot up

Start by attaching an external monitor - is there an image on that?
Does the screen pass its built in self test (hold D through powerup - you should see a series of alternating color screens)?  
If you don't see the alternating screens, it's likely the screen is bad.  If you do, it's likely the GPU is bad.

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Hi all,
I am a proud owner of Vostro 3560 ( i7 Q, 8GB, ATI 7670M HDD+SSD).
But something is really wrong with my notebook. The issue is as follow:
I have chosen from Power options to turn off the display after 5 minutes ( tried also with more. )
So after 5 minutes, the display is turned off. I am moving my mouse to turn it on, but it doesnt show anything. Just the backlight is diplayed ( the screen become more lighter ), The notebook remains responsible, but nothing is showed on the screen. I have tried couple of driver versions ( original, latest, middle version. ), also its happening on Win 7, 8, 8.1. I have played around almost every setting that could be changed. Nothing in event log.
The only way to fix this is to turn off the laptop / put it in sleep mode and then turn on from power button.
Can you advice on what could cause this ? Or where should i look for the problem ? It might be related to power options or VGA ? Anyone with same problem?
Thank you!

A:Vostro 3560 Black Display Issue

i have the exact same problem, and would be extremely happy if someone could help us!


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I connect external display via vga, but it show's that there is no signal?!
what can I do to make external monitor work?!

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Dell Support
I am experiencing issues updating my Vostro 3560 to Windows 10.  When connecting a USB device, like a flash drive, the computer will properly connect the device.  The device appears in the device manager, it can even identify the brand, but the device manager states that the drivers are not installed.
I have gone to the Dell website and used the tool to detect and install driver updates.  The tool will attempt to install a driver, Intel Management Engine Interface Driver.  The tool says it installed, but subsequent checks show the driver as needing to be installed.
Any help is appreciated.  Is the Intel Management Engine Interface Driver the driver the that properly operates the USB hardware?  I have tried deleting the driver entirely and installing but have the same results.
Thank you,

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For the last few months, from possibly about Mar 2016 I have been getting a bunch of updates from MS which fail to install. There are about 50 more60 of them.
I am now completely over this and thought that I would (reluctantly) restore the laptop to the factory settings and start all over again. A painful but apparently necessary process.
I can't seem to see a Restore Partition under My Computer, and have investigated doing a factory restore but nothing seems to work that I have found on Dell forums.
Anyone out there able to help with this?

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I have Vostro 3560 with installed Win7 Ultimate 64bit. I have installed all drivers from Dell Support page + Validity Sensor Driver - all seems to be installed correctly.
So, i'd like to start using fingerprint login to win7 but I completely dont know how to start. I suppose there is third party software needed but can't figure it out what it is.
Any suggestions welcome :) 

A:Vostro 3560 with Win7 64bit: how to use fingerprint login?

Hi Ankur,
Since you have already installed the drivers from our support website, would recommend you to install Validity Sensor's Windows 7 Biometric Framework (WBF) software from the link mentioned below:
Once you click on the link Unzip and install WBF. Click start > Control Panel > Biometric devices and register your fingerprint.
Please reply for further assistance.
Thanks & RegardsRathish C#iworkfordell

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I will be replacing the replacement, due to a fall (cracked screen) and already changed the video cable when I upgraded the screen for full hd, but I'd like to make sure how many pins (30? 40?) and, if possible, brand recommendations, please.

A:Vostro 3560 Full HD screen replacement specs

The only sure thing is an exact replacement.  Next best is to buy a screen known to have shipped with the same model system you have.
Notebook LCDs are not as standardized as other PC parts - you can easily find variances within the same model line where one system will take a specific screen and another will not.

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I took a video of the symptoms.
I have replaced the CMOS battery and reseated the RAM module and HDD. What next should I do?

A:Vostro 3560 not booting, no bios screen, beep every 3 sec,

The link you have provided has an error. 
Kindly upload the video on YouTube and provide a link if required.
What is the exact # of beeps in a cycle? This will help isolate the source of the issue.
If it is 1 beep - the motherboard is at fault and needs to be replaced.
If the system is under warranty, Please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name, Phone#, Address and Email). If there is no warranty, then you could contact our team to get a quote for a paid service call - http://dell.to/1vnT6CQ
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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I'm struggling to connect my Vostro 3560 notebook to a projector. I've managed to make it work after reinstalling the video drivers, but the connection lasted only for 20 minutes and went black suddenly. Since then I see "no signal" on the beamer and cannot make it work again.

I'm using official video drivers from following Dell's website:

I updated the BIOS.

The projector is fine, worked yesterday for several hours on VGA.

The cable is fine, worked on my wife's Dell notebook for at least 1 hour.

My power options are probably fine, because everything is set to "highest performance".

I'm suspecting the problem in over-heating of the notebook, but even after a longer break, when notebook gets all cooled down, it still won't connect.

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Hallo liebe Mitglieder, 
ich bin neu hier und habe folgendes Problem: nachdem ich meinen PC auf Win 10 upgedated habe, hat er so gesponnen, dass ich ihn auf Win 7 zurück setzen wollte. Währenddessen ist anscheinend ein Fehler unterlaufen und mein PC hat dadurch die Festplatte nicht mehr erkannt. Somit habe ich ihn neu aufgesetzt. Seitdem erkennt er das Netzteil nicht mehr bzw. lädt er den Akku nicht mehr auf. Ich habe das neueste BIOS Update und ich hab auch den Akku rausgenommen und wieder rein getan um zu testen ob es einfach nur eine kleine Fehlreaktion war. Allerdings kommt mittlerweile vor dem eigentlichen Start und auch wenn der PC gestartet ist, die gleiche Fehlermeldung. Kann mir jemand helfen? 

Liebe Grüße

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Has anyone had experience finding a working driver for a Vostro 3560 laptop?
I've spent close to 8 hours trying to find one, including wiping the laptop and installing drivers in proper order, using the update client through dell, etc.
Every single one gives an error that the installation has failed or the driver is incompatible. This makes no sense because I'm using the drivers dell has recommended both through their update manager and via service tag search.

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vostro 3560 laptop not booting but has continuous beeps about 2.5 to 3 secs apart
can someone advise the best course of action for this fault.

from what ive read it looks like a system board or bios fault.
can anybody confirm thisand the best way to rectify as i think im out of warrnty as well on this unit.

A:vostro 3560 laptop not booting but has continuous beeps about 2.5 to 3 secs apart

That beep pattern means a faulty mainboard - you'll need to replace the board.

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My WINDOWS 7 PRO LAPTOP, a VOSTRO 3560 model, had a motherboard replacement with an original DELL motherboard P/N PYFNX.  However, it can't select a sleep mode or hibernate since the repair.  In addition, I can't connect it to an external monitor. 
Any ideas how to overcome these issues?
Thank you -

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My WINDOWS 7 PRO LAPTOP, a VOSTRO 3560 model, had a motherboard replacement with an original DELL motherboard P/N PYFNX.  However, it can't select a sleep mode or hibernate since the repair.  In addition, I can't connect it to an external monitor. 
Any ideas how to overcome these issues?
Thank you -

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I am using a Logitech 2.1 mini jack audio system. Audio sounds quite bad. It's like sometimes it's out of phase and sometimes sounds like it's being dithered.
Windows 10 is running without audio enhancements. Audio is from any source. AIMP, FIrefox/YouTube, Pot Player.
I have up/downgraded audio drivers and problem remains.
Any suggestions to fix the problem are welcome.

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I have a Vostro 200 tower and also a Vostro 200 slim.  I am not using the slim version and I would like to know if the memory from the slim can be used in the tower?

A:Dell Vostro 200 Slim and Vostro 200 Tower

the memory is the same in both versions.

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Hi, I had a GPU fail in my Dell Vostro 1500 laptop. The card that failed was an NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS. The Vostro laptop actually can accept an NVIDIA 8600 GT card too. So I ordered the replacement part from Dell for the 8600 and they shipped me a refurbished unit.
The surgery to put in the new card took all night for hack like to do. I did not look carefully at the refurbished unit they shipped me as I was nervous handling the card (that I might break it).
But when I turned on the laptop after the installation, I did not get a pause at the BIOS saying I see new hardware like I did when I upgraded the RAM.
After the computer booted up I uninstalled the 8400 driver and then installed the 8600 driver. There was a snag at its possible that Windows automatically reinstalled the 8400 driver during one the required reboots but I KNOW that I wrote the 8600 driver over top at least (I had hoped to do a clean uninstall then reinstall but Windows tried to grab a driver for me).
So now when I right click on computers, properties device manager it shows the video as still the 8400 card. The 8400 card I removed has a sticker on it that says KU907 on it. The invoice for the 8600 that Dell sent for the 8600 says KU907 on it too.
I think I was sent the wrong part from Dell (I paid a higher price for the 8600 GPU) . Is it possible that a legacy driver is making the Vostro think it has the 8400 when the part IS an 8600. Or when I go to the Device Manager, does the computer physically c... Read more

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I've got DELL Vostro 3750, and I bought Dell U2515H monitor for second display.
I can set only maximum 1920×1050 resolution, instead of the optimal 2560×1600 of the monitor. 
I'am connected them with hdmi cable.
Please help me solve the problem!


A:Dell Vostro 3750 with Dell U2515H monitor resolution problem

The U2515H HDMI in port can do up to 2560x1440 60Hz. But the U2515H does not dictate the resolution. That is done by the capabilities of the laptop GPU video card. The 2011 Vostro 3750 HDMI out must be limited to 1920.

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Dell Vostro 5470 Not getting Dell Logo after bios upgrade in Windows 10.
Notebook rebooted:
1.Fireed power led,
2.Powered up hdd led for 2sec. Turn it off.
3.Stops ...
No Dell Logo, no beeps, can't go into Bios.
LCD test works OK.
Remove Ram module, powered up and listen beep's
Pressing END key and power Notebook does nothing.
Any idea?

A:Dell Vostro 5470 Not getting Dell Logo after bios upgrade in Windows 10

Yes. I did it.
Laptop have Phoenix bios.
Phoenix Bios have has restored procedure from USB Flash.
This steps to restore BIOS:
1.Get USB flash below 4Gb.
2.Format it to FAT.
3.Get your flash update from Dell Store - xxxx.exe
4.Run cmd.exe and in command prompt run xxxx.exe /writehdrfile
5.Copy extracted Bios.cap to flash drive.
6.Turn off laptop.
Next step 7,8 may be not needed but I did it.
7.Disconnected all perihpericals including battery and charger.
8.Disconnect HDD
9.Plugged the usb drive on the laptop at the right side.
10.Hold END key
11,Pluged the powercord and relase the END key 1 second after the power cord is in.
12.USB led on stick blinked fast and we see Bios Recovery Process on screen.
13.After finish notebook reboots and worked fine.

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I found this list on the Dell site that tells you whether they have tested a particular model for its ability to be upgraded to Windows 10.   The Dell Vostro 3550 is not on the list of about 20 Vostro models, some with lower model numbers ,  some higher.   Will they ever test it?? 
  If you try to upgrade,  windows 10 copies files and then in the 2nd of the three major sections of the upgrade (where you have that big circle in the middle of the screen)  it just goes to a blank screen and then all disk activity ceases and it becomes well hung.   Of course now, the machine thinks its os is win 10 and you cannot go back to a win 7 recover point .  So you just lose all your data and apps and restore the factory image and then install 208 windows 7 updates and it takes like 8 hours in all.
Sounds like a similar problem that people had with Vostros going from win 7 to win 8.   Why not fix it.  

A:Windows 10 Upgrade - why isnt Dell Vostro 3550 on the list from Dell ?

Well, after spending the better part of whole day trying to figure out why somebody else's Dell Vostro 3550 was not displaying anything after an even longer period of downloading the Windows 10 upgrade (from Windows 7 in this case) it turns out the fix required was to upgrade the BIOS to A11 (end of 2012).

Hopefully this might save someone a wasted day in their lives. Before this I spent some hours before figuring out that the machine was in fact booting - only the display was black. So then it was a matter of figuring out key strokes to use (blind) to shut down and also enable the menu for safe mode. Safe mode worked, and so then more hours trying to work around the issue before finally stumbling onto some stuff online where the BIOS upgrade was mentioned - apparently also an issue with Windows 8?

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I have done the custom settings for battery from dell power management. I have set that the battery should start charging when it is at 50% and stop charging at 80%. When the battery has charged 80%.It has stopped charging. But the discharging of the battery is not happening itself. I have to remove the ac power so that the laptop should start using battery instead of ac power. The battery should self discharge when it reaches 80% and start charging when it reaches 50%. which is not happening currently. Can any suggest any solution.

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I was wondering if anyone would be so kind to assist with a problem that suddenly started with my second computer (Dell Vostro 400)
Its running windows 7 home premium and all the sudden it now stops at the Dell bios version screen. It did this a couple times the lastfew days, but when I restarted it, it booted ok, but when I checked on it later then the computer was frozen again with a black screen.  I have borrowed another computer from work and swapped out the hard drive, and it works fine with the other computer (same hardware). So I dont think its the hard drive. Any advice on this would be much appreciated.

A:Dell Vostro 400 - freezes right away at Dell bios version screen

Oh, I should mention that I do hear one beep and then the Dell screen shows up and then freezes.

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Dell Vostro 3700 Laptop running Windows 7 64-bit, Service Tag 4QD3ZM1.

NVidia identifies the display controller as GeForce GT 330M and gives the following message; but, there are no display drivers offered by Dell for this system, at least not by model or service tag numbers.
Installed DriverRecommended
UpdateGeForce GT 330M--The manufacturer of this system requires that you download the driver for your GPU from their support site.

The GeForce M series and GeForce Go series notebook GPUs use drivers that have been customized by the notebook manufacturers to support hot key functions, power management functions, lid close and suspend/resume behavior. NVIDIA has worked with some notebook manufacturers to provide notebook-specific driver updates, however, most notebook driver updates must come from the notebook manufacturer. Additionally, the desktop GeForce graphics drivers will not install on Geforce M series and Quadro M series notebook GPU's.Click to expand...

A:Solved: Dell Vostro 3700 needs drivers not available from Dell

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hello i would like to know if can do a case transfer on a dell inspiron 660s to a vostro 200 case, i have been looking all over but it seems that they both have the same form factor Micro-Atx so i wanted to know before i try and attempt it or spend the money on it.

A:Dell inspiron 660S to dell Vostro 200 case

Hi zixzen,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
You can access the manual of both the system on our Dell Support site, which will give you the dimensions for the case.
If you have any other query, please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id.

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I bought my Dell Vostro 3800 ST almost 2 years ago, sadly I didn't really do my research before I bought it, and it turns out, card that came with it wasn't really great for gaming and it's nearing the end of it's life.
So I'm planning to buy proper card, but my tower is waaay to slim to fit in it comfortably.
So my question is, will I be able to take my motherboard to another, non-Dell case? If so, what type of case would be good? I did try to find online, what type of motherboard it is, but if there's an answer to that question, I can't find or understand it.
I'd be grateful for any help provided :)

A:Will my motherboard from Dell Vostro 3800 ST fit into non-Dell case?

It's more or less a micro-ATX board so it will likely fit a standard case.  That said, wiring the power switch, hard drive LEDs, etc. will be difficult - they're not standard and it may be a lot of trial and error to make work.

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My Vostro 230 HD crashed I got a new drive installed it but when I boot the pc and tell it in the boot startup to boot from dvd it says no boot device. I used another dvd from a vostro 230 and same results. Does the Dell system restore dvd boot? If not how do I restore the system if so what am I doing wrong?
Thanks for any ideas.

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I have a question on Dell Vostro all in one 360 desktop RAM upgrade. On user manual it says max memory allowed is 8GB, however I downloaded Dell System Detect which says max memory allowed is 32GB.

Currently it has 6GB in total (1 x 4GB and 1 x 2GB).

Which one should I trust?


A:Dell Vostro 360 Max RAM

Thanks for writing to us. 
Vostro 360 max memory allowed is 8 GB . 

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usually when i press the minus button on the allinone it allows me to adjust the brightness now it just does auto adjust 

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My daughter was donated a computer and we really trying to get it to work but there is nooo way.  If anyone can help
I turn it on and the screen is black asking for a password. During start up I have options f2 and f12. Both options lead back to this same screen.  I've tried f11 repeatedly. Nothing ..  

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My Dell Vostro 260 is getting a message on startup saying that Windows failed to start, giving me two options: launch startup repair, or start Windows normally. When you select startup repair, it just goes to a blank screen for all eternity, and when you try to launch Windows normally it freezes at the very beginning of the Windows logo thing. Please help

A:Dell Vostro 260 help

Reboot and immediately press F12. Look for the option to run the Diagnostics. Run the extended hard drive tests. Copy the error message, if any...
If no HDD errors, you may have to repair Windows (what version?) using a bootable USB stick...
Sure hope your personal files are backed up on external media!

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My screen does not come on when I switch the computer on. The computer lights and sounds all come on when I switch the computer on, I have not changed the battery since I bought the machine could this be the problem?

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I apologise for the length and complexity of my problem. There are a lot of elements to it, and my ignorance shines through all of them. Also, I have a tendency to be a bit verbose.

I bought a second hand Dell Vostro 360 last year. When I got it, it was running windows 7, but I used the free upgrade to windows 10. It worked OK for a while, and then it started having boot problems. It would hang and give me a blank screen. I checked the disk and after a long while it came up with an error on the hard drive.
So I put it to one side for a few months.
My wife suffers from Menier's Disease, which as well as balance problems, has caused her to lose 100% of her hearing in one ear, and over 70% in the other. Her hearing loss is degenerative, in that it gets worse over time. She hasn't been able to listen to music for four or five years, and we haven't had a real conversation for about four years.
We have started using Google Docs Dictation, on a laptop, and it's great. So much better than nothing. There are problems but the improvement in our life is phenomenal. We decided that it would be good if we could use the Dell Vostro 360 all-in-one as a dedicated machine. I would hang it on the wall, (next to the TV), buy a wireless microphone, get it to react to voice commands (sleep, wake) and make the text large enough etc so that she can read it as she does with sub-titles. All of which I should be capable of.

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A:Dell Vostro 360

The Dell Vostro 360 All-In-One Desktop appears to originally come with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit.
What's the exact 7-character "service tag" number on yours?

Buying a second-hand 2 TB SATA hard drive on eBay wasn't a good idea because you have no way of knowing what condition it's in and how soon it'll fail.

If that Dell was already running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit before you started having issues with it, doing a clean install and getting a fresh start would be a good idea.
If you download and save the Media Creation Tool, then use it to download and save the appropriate Windows 10 .ISO file, then burn it to and create a bootable install DVD, you'll be good to go.

The "Fall Creators Update" Version 1709 Build 162xx upgrade will be released next month, so that means a new updated Media Creation Tool will made available, so you may want to wait until then before doing a clean install of Windows 10.


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Hi, I own Dell Vostro 2520 with Dell Wireless 1704 802.11 b/g/n. Recently I upgraded my home wifi to 5G. I am unable to connect my Dell Vostro to Wireless as it does not supports 5G. How can I upgrade my Dell Wireless so that it support 5G Wifi connections? Do I need to change my Network Adapter?

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Hello all. I have a Dell Vostro 400 that will turn on, but will not boot up Windows Vista.
After the boot up screen with all of the options and everything, it says "Boot from CD..." and then just goes to a blank screen. I've tried to change the boot order but to no avail.
Could this be a hard drive failure?

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