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Dell Power Manager v1.1.0 on XPS 15 L502X

Q: Dell Power Manager v1.1.0 on XPS 15 L502X

Hello everyone,
So, i'm trying to install Dell's Dpm on my xps so if i can better manage my battery's life span, but I keep getting that the software is not compatible with my laptop.
At the donwload page, it states it supports xps brands. So I'm confused. Any help on this?
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Property(C): NotDellSystem = The target system can not be identified as a Dell Power Manager supported system. The installation will exit.
Property(C): PIDTemplate = 12345<###-%%%%%%%>@@@@@
Property(C): UnSupportedFeatureDetected = The application is not supported on your system. Aborting installation. Error: 25026
Property(C): UnSupportedSystemDetected = The application is not supported on your system. Aborting installation. Error: 25025
Property(C): SETUPEXENAME = DPM_Setup64_1_1_0.exe
MSI (c) (58:20) [15:44:15:123]: Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: Dell Power Manager. Product Version: 1.1.0. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Dell Inc.. Installation success or error status: 1603.
XPS 15 L502X Nvidia

Preferred Solution: Dell Power Manager v1.1.0 on XPS 15 L502X

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A: Dell Power Manager v1.1.0 on XPS 15 L502X

Same issue with an XPS 15 L521X running Windows 10! I'm disappointed not to see any replies to this post since 2014.

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I?ve had my trust l502x for a few years now and it?s taken a few knocks over the years and fixed up fine. As of a couple of weeks ago I needed to replace the screen, after replacing the screen the laptop powered on fine on battery, however whenever I try to use the charger it?s LED flashes green. The charger is after market but had no problems to date. I?ve taken the laptop to bits and noted the supply only flashes when plugged in to the motherboard. It stays solid if not connected or connected to the laptops connector while it is disconnected from the motherboard but as soon as connected it flashes. Any idea what this could mean? I?d understand a motherboard issue or socket issue if it didn?t work disconnected or on battery only? Any help or advice would be amazing.

A:Dell XPS 15 L502X power supply question

If there's a  manual for the power adapter, see what it says.  When the LED on an OEM adapter flashes, it means the adapter is bad -- your best bet is to connect an OEM Dell adapter and see what happens.  

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I have a BSOD that appears once in a while on my Dell XPS L502X.

It indicates:
- Driver Power State Failure
- Technical information: 0x0000009F (0x0000000000000004, 0x0000000000000258, 0xFFFFFA8006CED660, 0XFFFFF80004AEF3D0)

Two files are attached with additional information, including the ZIP file requested.

Please let me know what is the issue and how I can solve it.


A:BSOD: Dell XPS L502x: Driver Power State Failure

Right, it would appear the cause is due to memory corruption. You should run memtest86 for at least 8 passes. Follow these instructions.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1000009F, {4, 258, fffffa8006cdcb50, fffff80000b9c3d0}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify checksum for win32k.sys
Probably caused by : memory_corruption

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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'm not able to install Dell Command | Power Manager on Dell Precision m6700.
I tried to install driver below (as well as other version) but without success:
I the description you may find that Windows 10 64bit and Dell Precision M6700 is supported.
The errors is following: "The application is not supported on your system. Abording installation. Error: 25025 ".
@Dell_Support - could you please fix it?

Best regards,

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I installed Dell Power Manager  v 2.1.0 in my DELL laptop Inspiron 13 5368 2-in-1, but I do not how to enabled it to control the battery activity. Would any body advise how I can enable it??

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FOr the last few weeks... I get an error message every time I plug my charger in.  Now I cannot charge my battery.  sometime it works and other times not.  May be related to what ever else is plugged into the house outlets at home... iPad, iPhone, Mac computers, HP printer, etc.

Very annoying and now cannot leave my puter unplugged.

I think it is a software issue as the charger and cord all work fine to keep the puter alive when plugged in.



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My LCD has been having green lines across the upper left portion. It used to just a dot, but it expanded to about 6 inches now. I am planning to have the LCD replace but the only available LCD resolution near me is lower than 1980x1080. Can I have replace the LCD with a lower resolution? or is there still a way to fix the LCD?
Another, my speakers are broken already. Only the right front speaker is functioning. Is there a way to repair or replace the speakers?

A:Dell XPS L502X

Have you used an external monitor? Does the external monitor work fine?
Run the LCD bist - Turn off the system and press and hold the "D" key + power button to turn on the system and it should run the LCD built in self test - see this link for more info - http://dell.to/1SkXNrG

Restart the system and press f12 key on startup - choose diagnostics. Let it run the diags and if you encounter any errors - make a note of the complete error and report the same to us.
Also, restart the system and press f2 key to enter BIOS - check if the lines are seen in BIOS as well.
You could fix a lower resolution than FHD and it should still work on the machine.
Run a custom test on the speakers through Support Assist - http://dell.to/1NEc1Y4
The speakers will be replaced as a set - left and right and if required the subwoofer ( if applicable).
If there is no warranty, then you could contact our team to get a quote for a paid service call - http://dell.to/1vnT6CQ
Write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name and Email) for case records.
Keep us updated.

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I have a dell xps L502X service tag no: <Service tag removed>, my hard drive has crashed. So I want to upgrade my hard drive to ssd. But even after contacting service centre and dell exclusive store no one could exactly tell me which ssd will fit into my laptop. Can anyone tell me which ssd will fit into my laptop and which is the best one?

A:Ssd for dell xps L502x

Any standard 2.5" SATA SSD will work.  You may need a shim to install an SSD, as they're all 7 mm or slimmer, while your system is designed for a 9.5 mm hard drive.  Some drive kits come with these;  if yours doesn't, they're only a couple of dollars.

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Hi just logged onto Dell website and noticed under "drivers & downloads" there is a bunch of downloads should I download and install them.

A:Dell XPS 15 L502X

Update BIOS and drivers. Grab GPU drivers directly from nvidia or intel or amd.

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I have disassembly my XPS 15 L502 and during that process, somehow I have damage pins on ribbon connecting to power button and now I can't power on. Do you guys know any good reliable place where I can buy this kind of cable. Thank you,

A:Power ribbon XPS 15 L502X

CP9,You can call the Dell Spare Parts Department at 1-877-717-3355 for parts.

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I just set my battery charging settings (look at image) and when Im plugging in AC adapter I see "plugged in, not charging" but after 5secs It comes back to charging even if I have 80% of battery...

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I just set my battery charging settings (look at image) and when Im plugging in AC adapter I see "plugged in, not charging" but after 5secs It comes back to charging even if I have 80% of battery...

A:DELL Power Manager software problems

Is this for the Latitude 5480 that you previously posted about? What operating system? After the 5 second wait, does the battery then charge from 80% to 100%? Did you run the Dell Diagnostics Quick and Full Test to see what it says about the battery?

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When I was inputting my battery charge thresholds, I noticed that the word normally was missing the letter 'a' when I clicked on the dot next to where it shows the condition of the battery. I was surprised that Dell would let something like a spelling error make it to a public version. I am running an up to date v1.0.4 of Power Manager Lite. Does anyone know how to submit there types of errors to Dell? Or more specifically, a proper email to get it to the right department? Thanks in advance.

A:Dell Power Manager Lite Spelling Error

I notified the software team. They said that it will not be corrected until the next revision.

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I need to buy new Subwoofer for my laptop Dell XPS L502x. CAn any one suggest me from where I can buy this in India.

A:Dell xps L502x Subwoofer

Thank you for your message.You can contact India phone support spares team on 1800-425-4026 / 080-2510-8026 Mon – Fri, 9 AM – 7 PM or reach out to the nearest service. Click on this link http://dell.to/2gUGHEA to find the nearest service center.

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I want to upgrade my Dell Xps L502x with a SSD. 
This Is my configuration.
 XPS L502x : 2nd generation Int el Core i7-2630QM processor 2. 00 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 2.90 GHz
Graphics : 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M Graphics card

HARD DRIVE, 640, S2, 7.2, P11, 2.5, TSHBA-CC
I want to replace my HDD with a SSD unit of at least 250 GB like the Samsung 750Evo 250BG SATA-III 2.5 inch. I don't know if it is compatible with the slots from my motherboard. I will use de SSD to run my OS and move the HDD in the place of the Optical Drive. 
Thank you!

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I have purchased a 9-cell battery for 1 Dell XPS 15 L502X. But do not know why that was the only use battery non-rechargeable , the machine is off continuously. The battery must be mounted to the new boot. But go in windows remain disabled. Do not know if it was due to counterfeit or battery problems, please just teaching people to please.

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I am the owner of an XPS 15, bought in December 2011, and I am at something of an impasse. For the last year I have been close to the end of my tether with this device. It started and continued with a weird audio/video freeze. At the beginning it was 10 minutes into any game, later that dropped to the start menu of even games from 1997. Performance was horrible and the machine was slow at even the most menial of tasks, like using the internet.
In response, I removed the Nvidia Geforce Experience and re-installed the original proprietary drivers for my GT 540m, I also cleaned the fan with a healthy blast of canned air and bought a notebook cooling stand which the machine now lives on. I also under-clocked the CPU to allow use of Turbo mode. With these measures, I can play games from around 2005 on middling settings. Compared to before, when I could run Skyrim on high, this is rather uninspiring.
The problem still occurs, but requires a little more time. What is intriguing however, is that when it does, the machine itself doesn't really feel all that hot, so I'm at a loss as to what the real issue could be. I'm aware that the relative age of the machine, along with the notoriously poor cooling efficiency of my particular model are definitely partly to blame, however I can't help but feel that there is something more that is holding the machine back.
I would appreciate any help that is offered, I'm rather desperate.
Many thanks

A:Dell XPS 15 L502X - Overheating?

I think I have similar problems, so posting the questions on this thread---hoping someone will respond :-)
My laptop was heating up a bit too much (temperature above 90’s in normal load, and sometimes shutting down after hitting 100C), so I finally decided to open up my Dell XPS 15 (L502X) and replace the thermal paste. I have few questions:
When I opened it up, apart from the thermal paste on the cpu (i7-2630QM) and gpu (Nvidia GT-540 2gb), there were several white pads, and one grey pad. The grey pad was above the motherboard HM67 chip. This is the first time I ever saw a heat sink with thermal pad needed to cool down the motherboard. Or am I missing something? And what are all these small white pads? They seem to be covering different chips on the motherboard. Does anyone know the width of these white pads, and grey pads? Are all of these thermal pads to conduct heat? Or some are meant to block heat? I think the white ones are meant to block heat, but I may be wrong.
Anyhow, after replacing the thermal paste (didn’t do anything with the pads, since I wasn’t expecting to see them anyway), the temperature of CPU and motherboard remains in 80’s C, and GPU in 70’s C under normal load (20 browser tabs, and some MS Office work alongside). So, although it is not in the dangerous zone (90s and above), it is still quite warm for not so intensive tasks. I have cleaned the heat sink, and fan etsc also. I also used good quality thermal paste (CoolerMaster... Read more

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I was using my Dell XPS 15 l502x when it turned off (didn't shut down just turned off instantly) and now it won't power on.

Battery shows full power but i get nothing when pressing the power button and it has now been off for 1 hour.

I have tried battery in + AC, battery in alone, no battery + AC and none of it works.

When the AC power is connected the charging light does not come on either.

No indication as to what the issue is, it wasn't hot, there wasn't a burning smell, had only been on for ten minutes, had a full battery, was AC connected and the AC adaptor is fine (it has the normal blue glowing light).

Any help or advice is appreciated.

A:Dell xps 15 l502x won't turn on

I went to a local dealer. They serviced the laptop and it's now working fine :)
The issue was that the Nvidia chip became dry ( that's what they said ) and they had to recondition it. Cost me around 1000 INR ( around $17 ).
Hope this will be helpful for others.
Thank you :)

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HDD of my Dell XPS 15 L502x is failing. I want to upgrade the HDD and also want to install an SSD by removing optical drive.
Can someone please confirm the maximum capacities supported by the laptop.
1:- HDD maximum capacity?
2:- SSD maximum capacity?
Kind Regards!

A:Dell XPS L502x HDD Upgrade and SSD

Thank you for writing to us!
These are list of support Hard drives and SSD's for the Xps 15 L502x
1-Hard drives
Size (GB) Speed (rpm)
250 GB 7200 RPM
320 GB 7200 RPM
500GB 7200 RPM
640GB 7200 RPM
750GB 7200 RPM
2- SSD
256 GB
512 GB
The drive itself comes in a 2.5-inch form factor.
Kindly private message the service tag and email address

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Hello everyone,I am aware of an ongoing issue with the webcam for the Dell XPS L502x models. Usually if the webcam malfunctions, a power cycle will typically do the trick to get the webcam to function. However, my issue is software/driver related.
One day, I left my laptop sitting on my desk, and Windows decides to install it's own generic webcam driver. By the time I got back the Windows generic driver was installed, not the Dell Quanta h.264 driver. Thus, I updated the driver to use the original driver. In the device manager, it states that the driver is working fine, but whenever I use Skype or Dell Webcam Central, it says there is a program that is using the webcam thus it cannot function. I doubled check for any processes and also use a program named "Process Explorer" and found nothing.
I also ran Malwarebytes, CCleaner to make sure there were no suspicious activity going and found nothing.
If anyone knows if there is a solution, that would be great.

A:Dell XPS 15 L502x Webcam

After many years of my webcam not working, I got my webcam to work again by replacing the webcam module with a replacement I got from eBay. Everything is working as it is before.
In summary, buy a OEM replacement of the Dell L502x webcam.

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Hi there,
I have a 7 years old dell XPS L502x. it was a great laptop and it still works which, I guess, is pretty good for a laptop. But right now, it has become incredibly slow and is running quite hot. I have ran some hardware failure tests but nothing came up. Then I formatted the harddrive and installed a fresh windows but the system is still lagging. could it be that my laptop (or parts of it) is just dying? The battery is, that is for sure. it only charges till 50% or so.  maybe someone has some advice for me, like put it in the oven or freezer or install driver in a special order.
best regards,

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Hi, I'm looking for a new "Dell XPS 15 (L502X) DVD-R Drive" and I'm wondering where the best place is to buy one I'm based in the UK if that helps.

A:Dell XPS 15 (L502X) DVD-R Drive.

Dell XPS 15 L502X Laptop

Amazon sells in the U.K., so you may be able to buy a replacement disc drive there.


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Okay, so I have a Dell XPS L502X system with 4 GB RAM, Windows 7 64 bit OS.
I've had Blue Screen issues for quite some time. Usually, the problem occurred once a month, when I'd close the lid of the laptop and the system automatically shut down... on restarting, it'd tell me that windows had shut down unexpectedly... I was told that my Synaptics touchpad driver was out of date and this is why this was happening. So I updated the driver yet the problem persisted... Did a system restore, yet it didn't stop.
Today, while the lid was open and it was charging there was a blue screen and it said:

a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage
to your computer.


if this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your
computer. if this screen appears again, follow these steps:

check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed.
if this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufactuers
for any window updates you might need.

if problems continue disable or remove any newly installed hardware or
software. disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. if you
need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your compute,
press F8 to select advanced startup options, and then select safe mode.

It was stuck on that screen so I had to restart, but as soon as I restarted, the blue screen appeared again, and again a third time on ... Read more


Check the hard drive and memory for errors... It really sounds like the hard drive is failing

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I recently re installed windows and now I cannot find "Dell power manager lite" application anywhere. It was there before but now I cannot find it anywhere.

Laptop: Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming 5577

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Hello, I had the Power Manager from the windows store and it was working fine until today. Today, I decided to reset windows to refresh my system (there was nothing wrong with it), Now, I install the power manager and it gives me the picture attached here:

Unfortunately, when I hit no, the program closes. If i select yes, I can only view the battery's life and not the ability to set max charge or minimum charge or adaptive  charge etc. If I try to download this same program off of Dell's website (which is compatible with 7577 NOT 7567 for whatever reason) it won't let me. The easy fix is to of course find the DPM component service but I cannot find that anywhere!! So any help will be appreciated. This is a big pretty deal, as I made an account just for this reason. I find the  dell power manager very helpful and love the program, but now I am beginning to question whether Dell intentionally makes the programs only for their latest laptops and products, which is ***.

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i tried download Power Manager Service (necessary for the operation of Dell Power Manager), but at the time of installation, it tells me that the application does not support my system. I have Windows 10 1709 (16299.98). Please help me!
I download it from Dell website: http://www.dell.com/support/home/it/it/itbsdt1/drivers/driversdetails?driverId=DY59W

A:Dell Power Manager Service does not support the latest Windows 10

Hi Benemax,
Thanks for posting.
Apologies that you were unable to successfully download the driver for your system.  According to the link you posted, that driver is compatible with the following:
 Sistemi compatibili
Inspiron 15 7572
Inspiron 15 Gaming 7577
Inspiron 3443
Inspiron 5370
Inspiron 5570
Inspiron 5770
Inspiron 7472
Vostro 15 7570
Vostro 5370

Your post does not indicate which system you have, so if it's not one of those, then it may not work.

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Hi everyone,I have problems with my old dell l502x.  It worked fine for 5 years until it started shutting down and freezing randomly. After reboot it beeps 4 times. I know that is Memory Error, but memory seems to be fine( Tested with memtest). After that it refuses to boot. To start it I have to press FN+F2 and it boots normally.My question is what can cause this problem and what does the FN+F2 combination do while booting?Thank you for helping,

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I am in process of upgrading my system to latest specification, whichever it can support. I wish to add a network adapter which supports 802.11ac. What is the best possible network adapter card that I can fit to this over 4 year old system? 
I found about Intel AC 7260 card series while searching in google. But I did not find any particular model discussed anywhere. 
Would someone please mention the model numbers for this or other card series launched after this series, which might be compatible with L502X chipset. 

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Hi, I purchased a Dell L502x and now I'm having problems with BSOD 6.1.7601.

Here is my system info:

-Windows 7 home Premium
-Original OEM os is installed from Dell
-Hardware is new, purchased from Dell and arrived on 3/15/2012

I have attached the required zip file.

I would really appreciate any help you guys can offer.


A:BSOD 6.1.7601. on new Dell L502X

McAfee is a frequent cause of BSOD's.
Please remove and replace it with Microsoft Security Essentials AT LEAST TO TEST!


Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

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This's what is happening to my lappy (L502x).

I have tried to:
- Uninstall audio drivers, then let Windows update automatically.
- Update to the latest Bios (A10).
- Upgrade Windows (from 7 to 10).
But all of that did not solve the problem. So I think this is a hardware issue.
My question is: Should the speakers, the subwoofer or both of them be repaired or replaced?
Thank you very much.
(Sorry for my bad English. I am not a native speaker :) )

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I have been getting BSOD's from Driver_Power_State_Failure over the past couple of days.
More often than not it occurs when browsing (particularly youtube). The system will hang and sometimes recover (loading what I was trying to load) but if not I get the BSOD with the error above. Strangely it doesn't seem to happen whenever I am playing games, even online ones. My specs are below and I have attached the 2 files asked of me in the attachments.
Thanks for any and all help.

Dell xps 15 L502x
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (Already on the laptop and unchanged)
Intel Core i5- 2410m 2.30ghz with Intel HD Graphics 3000
Ram- 8gb
HDD- 500gb
Nvidia geforce 525m

A:BSOD Driver_Power_State_Failure on Dell XPS 15 L502x

MSINFO32 is corrupted. Please do the following:

Please go to Start and type in "msinfo32.exe" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Save the report as an .nfo file, then zip up the .nfo file and upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
Also, save a copy as a .txt file and include it also (it's much more difficult to read, but we have greater success in getting the info from it).

If you're having difficulties with the format, please open an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt and type "msinfo32 /nfo C:\Users\Public\Desktop\TEST.NFO" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Then navigate to the C:\Users\Public\Desktop directory to retrieve the TEST.NFO file. If you have difficulties with making this work, please post back.

Memory dump blames your nVidia drivers. Please do the following:
- Download a fresh copy of the video drivers from the Dell website
- Uninstall the current video drivers
- Install the freshly downloaded video drivers
- monitor for further BSOD's

There's a copy protection program on your system that dates from 2004 (the driver lirsgt.sys is the one from 2004). It's probably not compatible with Windows 7 and must be uninstalled. It may have been when you installed an older movie or viewer on your system.

I can't tell for sure, but if you have more than one antivirus or firewall installed - please remove all but one.

If the above steps don't stop the BSOD's, please zip... Read more

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I am trying to find the link on the Dell website to buy an original battery for my XPS L502X in SA,i cannot seem to find any link? when i called the local office they referred me to another agency whom asked me to "register " with them before i could purchase a battery? Please help as i need a Dell product,

A:Dell XPS L502X Genuine Battery

Assuming you are in the US, here is a link to purchase a 6-cell 56WHr Dell battery directly from Dell. www.dell.com/.../pc-accessories

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problem: when I shut down the laptop, it automatically restarts and fan rotating with high speed
I did diagnose test. I found this error
Msg: Hard Drive 0 - self test unsuccessful. Status: 79
Msg: Error code 2000-0142

Suggest me what should I do

A:Dell Xps l502x error code

The hard drive has failed - you need a new, 2.5" SATA notebook drive.

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I recently bought a dell XPS L502x, I also had the same problem with the fan speeding up to full speed for a few seconds, then off again, then on again, then off again. I am using windows 7 home premium. This is only a issue on Windows, Ubuntu seems to work without any problems.
I have figured out a simple fix, seems to have worked so far and my fan just stays on at a slower constant speed. My CPU temps have stayed constant and within range.
1. Click the `charging` icon in your taskbar (By the clock) [The little power plug]
2. Click on `more power options`
3. Under the power setting you are using (Balanced in my case), click on `Change plan settings`.
4. On the change plan settings screen, click `Change advanced power settings`
5. Scroll down to `Processor Power Management` > `System Cooling Policy` (Expand them both to view the options).
6. Under `System Cooling Policy` > Change `On Battery` & `Plugged In` to `Passive`.
and... Tada!....The settings should take effect immediately, if they don't, a reboot should do it.
That's It! The constant fan ramping up and down will be fixed, and will just stay at a constant speed now!!
Hope this helps someone, cos it dam well annoyed me, I mean I bought a £750 laptop, Dell could have at least configured it properly to reduce wear and tear on the laptop.

A:[FIXED] Dell XPS 15 L502x [fan on, fan off, fan on, fan off...] on Windows 7

No answer required, it has already been posted. Unless you have a better solution, id love to hear it. Thanks!

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HI All,
I have Dell XPS L502X laptop purchased in Oct 11 which came pre-installed with Win7. Last year i upgraded it to Win 8.1 Pro OS. 
Post that, I'm having issues with the JBL system. Thoguh the Front speakers are working perfectly, the JBL subwoofer on the back are not working. I have installed the Realtek HD Audio driver (with Waves Maxxaudio) but couldn't get the Soundblaster driver for Win 8.1 for this model.
What do i do now? i want by Subwoofer to work

A:Dell XPS L502x JBL Subwoofer not working

N Nishant
Last year i upgraded it to Win 8.1 Pro OS. 
Post that, I'm having issues with the JBL system. Thoguh the Front speakers are working perfectly, the JBL subwoofer on the back are not working.

Hello. If the woofer worked for a while after installing Win8.1, but then stopped working, it could be hardware failure. The woofer was prone to failure on that model. The solution would be to replace the woofer.
If it never worked at all after installing Win8.1, it could be a driver issue. Dell supported Win7 and 8 on the XPS L502x, but not Win8.1. It might help to install the Win8 Realtek audio driver in compatibility mode. First remove the current Realtek driver and delete its files from the hard drive, then
1. Download and save the driver to your desktop or any convenient location on the hard drive.  2. Double click on the new folder to extract (unzip) the driver files.3. The extractor wizard will create a new folder for the driver files. It will be at "c:\dell\drivers\xxxxxx". Write down the exact location that the wizard creates. 4. If the driver begins to install automatically, halt (cancel) the installation.5. Browse to the driver files on the hard drive (the location you wrote down).6. Find the "setup.exe" file.7. Right click on setup.exe to open the context menu.8. Select the Properties.9. Select the Compatibility tab.10. Check the box "run this program in compatibility mode for"... Win8.
N Nishantcouldn't get the Soundbl... Read more

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Hi, this is my first post on these forums so please excuse me if I make a mistake :)

The other day, my computer seemed to stop charging, and I couldn't turn it on after it died. Now I have (with a screwdriver) pushed out the Power input Jack as I found it was to far in. The computer now accepts the power adapter to keep the battery on 0%, and not charge it.
The Error received is something like 'The AC Power adapter cannot be determined'
I've had the computer for a year and a half, and thus the warranty has ended. I really don't want to spend much money because honestly I have none. I don't know much about computer hardware, so if you can please try to use non-technical terms :)

Thanks in Advance,

A:Dell XPS L502x --- Plugged in, not charging (0%)

Hi Cormac,
Please check if the charging port on the laptop is loose. Connect an alternate AC Adapter to see if that works fine with the system. Alternatively, try the steps mentioned below:
*Check the AC Adapter in BIOS; check the ‘AC Adapter type’ status if it shows ‘Unknown/  Not Detected / 65W / 90W / 130W'.*If you get the status as 'Unknown / Not Detected' then reset BIOS to defaults:

Restart the computer, tap 'F2' key on Dell logo 4-5 times
This will take you to the main screen of BIOS
Press ‘F9’ key once, highlight ‘Yes’, press ‘Enter’
Press ‘F10’ key once, highlight ‘Yes’, press ‘Enter’

Also, check the Battery Health Meter:

Right click on the battery icon on the taskbar
Choose ‘Dell Health Meter’
Click on ‘Battery Health’ tab
Examine the information shown in the window

Please reply if you have any questions.

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I have a dell xps 15 ( l502x) bought 4.5 years back. I wish to upgrade the laptop in whichever way possible. Here is my current specs : i7 processor, 6 GB RAM, NVidia 525M graphics card, Network card Intel wireless N1030, 500GB HDD ( upgraded to 1TB ).
What all can I upgrade from this specs? HDD is already upgraded, next I will be upgrading the network card, as my system doesnt support 802.11ac. I am planning to upgrade it with Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260.
what else can be changed? is motherboard upgrade required to improve the system performance? although the system is handling the day to day applications with occasional slowdown of whole system. Yesterday the system slowed down to a state where audio was breaking. 
Please let me know what all can be done. 

A:Upgrading Dell XPS 15 (L502X) hardware

Crucial states (and guarantees, if you buy via its memory configurator) 16 G. 

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Just joined because I saw so many helpful posts from people in this community. I thought I might have some luck narrowing out a problem on my son's laptop. He has had it quite some time now (I wanna say 2.5-3 years) and it has always run well for him. Recently, he has been experiencing instant system shutdowns at completely random intervals. I have downloaded temperature reporting software to his system and watched it closely and it appears to have no bearing on when it decides to shut down. any thoughts ?

A:Dell XPS L502x - Instant shutdowns

It is really difficult to have to depend on temperature reporting software for this type of problem. You could try to perform a "factory restore" before taking the laptop in for repair. The thermal pads or paste may need replacing

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I've been reading a lot that this laptop is prone to overheating and fan issues. I think I have the same problem, but it is more complicated for me, as I run Ubuntu 13.04 and not Windows, so pretty much no support for Graphics from Dell or NvIdia (I had issues installing the drivers). Anyway, my laptop isn't under much load, RAM usage down to minimum and same goes for CPU. My fan keeps running at an extremely high speed, but to no avail. I can monitor that my CPU is running at close to 100 C which is pretty crazy for me. The other thing is that I am living in Germany and not in the US (don't speak much German). In this case, what sort of action would you be suggesting to me?One additional thing, my laptop is no longer under warranty (it's now close to 2 years old), though it always had these fan issues which became worse in recent days.
Rishab Dhar

A:Dell XPS 15 L502X Overheating issue

I have similar problems with my laptop, so posting here on your thread...hoping that someone will respond..:-) 
My laptop was heating up a bit too much (temperature above 90’s in normal load, and sometimes shutting down after hitting 100C), so I finally decided to open up my Dell XPS 15 (L502X) and replace the thermal paste. I have few questions:
When I opened it up, apart from the thermal paste on the cpu (i7-2630QM) and gpu (Nvidia GT-540 2gb), there were several white pads, and one grey pad. The grey pad was above the motherboard HM67 chip. This is the first time I ever saw a heat sink with thermal pad needed to cool down the motherboard. Or am I missing something? And what are all these small white pads? They seem to be covering different chips on the motherboard. Does anyone know the width of these white pads, and grey pads? Are all of these thermal pads to conduct heat? Or some are meant to block heat? I think the white ones are meant to block heat, but I may be wrong.
Anyhow, after replacing the thermal paste (didn’t do anything with the pads, since I wasn’t expecting to see them anyway), the temperature of CPU and motherboard remains in 80’s C, and GPU in 70’s C under normal load (20 browser tabs, and some MS Office work alongside). So, although it is not in the dangerous zone (90s and above), it is still quite warm for not so intensive tasks. I have cleaned the heat sink, and fan etsc also. I also used good quality thermal paste... Read more

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I have XPS L502X and I have only 1 USB working, no other one, HDMI not working and  the SD card reader not working too.
And my keyboard is also missy..
I tried to find a new motherboard replacement but I couldn't find one with everything already installed with it - I mean the USBs, HDMI, and the card reader - to buy.
And a new keyboard with Arabic letters on it.
Anyone could help me with this?

A:Dell XPS L502X Full Motherboard

This system is now old enough that rather than replace the mainboard, you may want to consider either buying a complete used system (perhaps newer than this one) or a new system altogether.  If you add the cost of a mainboard and keyboard alone, you'll likely find it approaches or exceeds the cost of a complete, used system.
A board + keyboard will run you $200-300 depending on the video type -- complete used systems for this model run $250-350 depending on condition and configuration -- and newer systems not much more.

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Good morning everybody.
I have a nasty problem with my Dell L502X. Some time ago I gave it to a technician to mount an SSD in place of the mechanic disk, and the problem began.
The laptop returned to me with the fan running nearly at full speed, and the led/buttons at the top, the ones near to the wifi leds not turning on, and not working at all.
We tried a lot of solutions:

Change the OS back to Windows 7 and BIOS flashing
Substitution of the fan
Substitution of the mother board

All of these did not solve the problem. What could be the solution? I'm thinking that the led bar (bettere: the little card that manages it) causes this issue, but how could it be possible? Any idea? I can't believe it's SSD's fault.

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Hi guys,
        So, My Dell XPS L502x's integrated webcam kept connecting and disconnecting as my slightly loose and unhinged monitor opened and closed. So, in order to prevent any problems, I disabled my webcam. I didn't realise it also disables mic and prevents an external mic from connecting either. Now, I can't access my webcam as it's not listed in Device Manager so I know it's disabled but I can't re-enable it again since it's not listed.I tried booting from BIOS but I'm not sure there was a webcam option (maybe I wasn't looking in the right place?)I'm thinking it's a connection problem so I was thinking of taking the bezel off to make sure everything is okay.I wanted to know whether it's necessary to go through the entire process of disconnecting the back and taking out the I/O devices etc? Can't I just remove the battery and remove the bezel?Thanks!

A:dell L502x webcam problem

Does the webcam show up under Imaging devices in device manager? If it does not, then the hardware itself is not being detected.
You have mentioned that the display is loose. I would suspect the webcam cable might be loose and hence it is not being detected.
Swivel the LCD and check if the webcam gets detected.
The mic and camera are part of the same assembly module.
If the bezel is loose, then I would not suggest you to open the chassis as the display could come loose. You might end up replacing the entire LCD assembly.
If you are new to opening the chassis, I recommend visiting a local tech to get it checked.
If you are comfortable in opening the chassis - download the service manual here - http://dell.to/2bdUZiR and reseat the webcam cable and check.
You could contact our team to get a quote for a paid service call - http://dell.to/1vnT6CQ
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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My hard drive died in my XPS L502x. So i put a new SSD in. However, i accidentally unplugged most of my WLAN cables. For some reason my laptop has two cards in this area an loads of wires (the other card is by AVer Media), all of the online tutorials have one card and two wires. Because of this i do not know how to reconfigure this area and get wifi back on my computer.
I can post pictures if need be.

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I have a dell xps 15 L502X laptop. I have mostly upgraded the hard drive, network card, RAM. This works fine for me even after 6 years. I wish to improve its audio quality now. If that works out fine, I can delay buying another laptop for at least 2-3 years.
What I was thinking was buying a USB DAC/ USB sound card to improve the audio. Or would it be better if I buy some audio enhancing software like DFX. I already bought Creative Sound Blaster XFi software, but its useless. It does enhance the sound but it has lots of issues with windows. Mostly it stops working with windows audio controls. 
So, I am not looking towards USB DAC/ USB sound card as the solution. Would it be a better option? What are the best ones in budget of $75? I am looking for option available in India, but I am open to purchasing internationally also if there is some good options available.

A:Enhancing Dell XPS L502X Audio

kromastorm lots of issues with windows
Which windows operating system is on the laptop?
kromastormI wish to improve its audio quality now. I
Improve the sound of the laptop's own internal speakers, or external? If external, what is your setup -- stereo hi fi, powered speakers, surround sound system, or what?

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I have a Dell XPS 15 L502X running windows 8.1 Pro. Dell's official drivers page says the laptop is not tested for windows 10 upgrade (Product Support | Dell US

So is anybody out there who has upgraded to windows 10? Are you facing any driver issues or any other issues? Is there anything else that I should be aware of before proceeding with my upgrade?

A:Dell XPS 15 L502X upgrade experience?

I've upgraded 8 systems to Windows 10. Seven of them Dell desktops and laptops. Some up to 6 years old. Some running Windows 7 Home or Pro, some running Windows 8.1 core.

Windows 7 and 8.1 drivers usually work in Windows 10. If there are any yellow flags in the Device Manager after installing Windows 10, loading a Windows 7 or 8.1 driver from the Dell drivers page for that model fixed it.

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