20 Most Recent Dell Inspiron 1318 Notebook Questions & Answers


it can be fixed, most things made by man can be fixed.
that is if not too old and no parts sold on earth. happens.
any old PC of any kind, the maker has no parts.
(mechanical) after maybe 3 short years, (sux yes)
leaving only one place. fleabay.com
ever see them?> find a new base with no hinge mounts wrecked
is the only way,

no its broken
lots of laptop fail like this, its only cheap plastic base.
if its forced to hard or lid closed with objects in the way
the cheap plastic mounts snap,
it needs new bottom case.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on May 27, 2018


Usually what happens with my Dell Inspiron desktop, even on safe mode it goes to the logon screen. I have never experienced that with my Dell Inspiron 1318. When you log in and it shows you the black screen, try pressing the function buttons. Try F8 or F12. You should be able to start the computer in Safe Mode. If possible, enter Safe Mode with Networking so that you are able to search the web. If you don't mind me asking, why is it that you need safe mode? Is it a virus?

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Oct 19, 2016


Google voice is what I prefer to use. You should try it out I love it!

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Feb 10, 2014


Possible Reasons
1.Faulty Hardisk drive
2.Faulty Ram
3.A corrupt Operating System
Solution
1.format your computer and or run a windows restore under windows recovery options,if it doesn't work
2.Change ur ram
3.the last option changeb ur hard drive if all solutions stated above does not your computer glicth

Happy Repairs! Cheers!

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Sep 15, 2013


Here is a great link describing how to find your Windows License Number.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/153626-product-key-number-windows-7-find-see.html

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Feb 27, 2013


If you mean the DVD/CD drive then the only way to remove the disc is to disassemble the drive which requires removing the keyboard, palm rest and display panel. Here is a link to your laptop's service manual:
ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_laptop/esuprt_inspiron_laptop/inspiron-1318_Service%20Manual_en-us.pdf

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Feb 22, 2013


Only you or the previous owner would have that info.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Nov 10, 2012


An upside down image - this is caused by unintentionalpressing Ctrl-Alt plus the down arrow key.Restore by pressing Ctrl-Alt plus the up arrow key.ALSOTo change the display from portrait to landscapePress Ctrl-Alt plus a left or right arrow key.Some computers do not have this function.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jun 27, 2012


Yes! I would do a fresh install at this point.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Apr 26, 2012


Won't read any cd? Not even a store bought cd?

Remove the Power Cord, Remove the Battery, turn the laptop over and remove the one screw that holds the cd drive in place and pull the cd drive out then put it back in. Reboot and see if it's ok.

Click Start/My Computer and see if your cd drive is listed as a device. If not you will need to remove Upper & Lower Filters.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

Remove Upper and Lower FiltersWindows 7
To resolve this problem on a computer that is runningWindows 7, use the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter. For more informationabout how to open this troubleshooter in Windows 7, visit the followingMicrosoft Web site:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Open-the-Hardware-and-Devices-troubleshooterclip_image001.gifBack to the topWindows Vista
  1. Click Start
clip_image002.jpg, and then click All Programs.
  1. Click Accessories, and then click Run.
  2. Type regedit, and then click OK.
clip_image003.jpgIf you are prompted for an administrator password or for aconfirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
  1. In the navigation pane, locate and then click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
  1. In the right pane, click UpperFilters.

    Note You may also see an UpperFilters.bak registry entry. You do not have to remove that entry. Click UpperFilters only. If you do not see the UpperFilters registry entry, you still might have to remove the LowerFilters registry entry. To do this, go to step 8.
  2. On the Edit menu, click Delete.
  3. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
  4. In the right pane, click LowerFilters.

    Note If you do not see the LowerFilters registry entry, unfortunately this content cannot help you any further. Go to the "Next Steps" section for information about how you can find more solutions or more help on the Microsoft Web site.
  5. On the Edit menu, click Delete.
  6. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
  7. Exit Registry Editor.
  8. Restart the computer.
Now go to the "Did this fix theproblem?" section.clip_image001.gifBack to the topWindows XP
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
  3. In the navigation pane, locate and then click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
  1. In the right pane, click UpperFilters.

    Note You may also see an UpperFilters.bak registry entry. You do not have to remove that entry. Click UpperFilters only. If you do not see the UpperFilters registry entry, you still might have to remove the LowerFilters registry entry. To do this, go to step 7.
  2. On the Edit menu, click Delete.
  3. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
  4. In the right pane, click LowerFilters.

    Note If you do not see the LowerFilters registry entry, unfortunately this content cannot help you any further. Go to the "Next Steps" section for information about how you can find more solutions or more help on the Microsoft Web site.
  5. On the Edit menu, click Delete.
  6. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
  7. Exit Registry Editor.
  8. Restart the computer.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Apr 15, 2012


There is no jumper -- there rarely are any jumpers inside a laptop.

Enter BIOS SETUP, and choose "Load BIOS defaults".

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Dec 27, 2011


may be your cooling fan is out of order....

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Nov 03, 2011


Remove the optical drive, and then open the drive. Remove the disk.

With most laptops this is a simple job.
Turn the laptop over on it's top, remove one Philips head screw, pull the optical drive out.
Remove 2 to 4 screws from a cover on the optical drive, and ease the tray open.

With the Inspiron 1318 Notebook PC it is more difficult.

A) Remove the Display Assembly.
(Removal covers removing the Display Assembly as a whole unit, off of the laptop)

B) Remove the Keyboard.

C) Remove the Palm Rest. (Top cover under the Keyboard. Your palms rest on it when you use the touchpad)

D) Remove the Optical Drive


Dell Support > Dell Inspiron 1318 Service Manual,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins1318/en/sm/index.htm

In the list click on Optical Drive.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Aug 16, 2011


Hi,
The problem may be for a variety of reasons,
can you please let us know the DVD drive maker name.

You can find it under, My Computer-> Right click 'Properties' and choose Device Manager.

Also you can try to update your firmware for the DVD drive you are having.

Thanks.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jun 18, 2011


You could take it out and put it as a slave in a PC or by using an external SATA enclosure. Do you hear clicking noises on the HD? If you can get it to run (maybe not boot), you can still save your information and back it up to another drive.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on May 19, 2011


HI FIEND . I SUGGEST YOU TO FIND AND DOWNLOAD THE TOUCHPAD DRIVER WICH INCLUDES THE MOUSE IN GENERAL FROM DELL AND INSTALL IT .THEN RESTART YOUR NOTEBOOK IT SHOULD WORK. IF IT DOES NOT WORK CHECK THAT YOUR MOUSE IS HARDWARE WORKING. IF THIS DOES NOT ALSO WORK I BELIEVE THAT A FORMAT IN YOUR HARD DRIVE AND A NEW WINDOWS SET UP WILL WORK.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Apr 09, 2011


Take a Norwegian paper-clip, and straighten one end.
Gently push that end into the small hole in the face-plate of the optical drive.
When you feel resistance, firmly push another 5 mm (1/5 inch).
This should "unlock" the tray.
Press the open/close button, and the tray should fully open.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Feb 19, 2011


Pull the battery and try again.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jan 26, 2011


You can download the drivers from Dell WEB site, thesupport download page. Make sure you select your model desktop or laptop,better still, type in the Service Tag number, it is printed on the label on thebottom of the laptop and on the back or sides of a desktop. (If the Service Taglabel is missing then go into the BIOS setting and on one of the BIOS pages,the Service Tag number will be displayed). This will open the page where thespecific drivers for your model computer are located. Also make sure you selectthe Windows XP or Vista version of the drivers for your Windows operatingsystem. Click on this link to download the drivers: - http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jan 26, 2011

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