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I can't find a decent manual for your computer but there will be 2 pins on the motherboard that will say BIOS Clear. Short these 2 pins and turn the computer on. This is the only way to bypass the BIOS password. This operation will clear the BIOS and reset to factory defaults. After the BIOS is cleared, turn the computer off and take off the short.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Mar 16, 2015

Completely remove whatever sound drivers you do have installed, restart, download this: http://ftp.dell.com/audio/R302718.exe

Once downloaded install the sound driver I have provided the link for. If it still doesn't work, please post back here with your DELL service tag. This can usually be found on one of the labels on the underside of the laptop. I may be able to help further if you can provide that information.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Mar 25, 2014

Fix Driver Solution In Windows-Start-Control-Panel-Device Manager then search through the list for the element of distress. If it's Audio, it is in the Sound-Video-Game Controllers whereby left clicking on that section will open up a window indicating your electronic devices. A video Camera-Sound Source may show up and if you Right Click on that line you get a message Update Software? You will get another option the Search On-Line Note-you must have internet access for this feature- and say yes, and allow a search to ensue. If you have the Best Driver installed a message stating so will appear- if not you will get an updated driver and it will be installed for you automatically. The other method is to go to the Manufactures Web Site and Support area. Input the necessary data re Model, etc. and look for Drivers. Update ALL new drivers at the same time and install them accordingly.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jan 20, 2014

have you try without battery in? in case check the voltage of the power adapter with a multimeter.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Dec 02, 2013


Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Nov 10, 2013

this is problem with mother board

try this

remove all power connections
remove battery
press and hold power button for 30-40 seconds
and just plug power connector with out battery
if it power on go to bios and restore defalts

try to are three times

or chaing mother board

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Nov 10, 2013

use the function keys

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Nov 03, 2013

Try installing on top of its self. It may create another directory and rename the original Window (old). This however will cause you to lose your settings like installed apps and documents. They will be in the OLD folder, but not readily accessible on the new install.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jun 11, 2013

Go to Control Panel and check you account / login under Users. If you are not a Administrator, you will have to log in with an admin account and make your regular account an admin.

Just in case you are a admin already, some programs require you to right click and Run As...

You can also lower the User Access Control. Again in Control Panel under Action Center.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jan 30, 2013

which operating system you are using? try to uninstall audio driver and then reinstall. if does not work , try updated version of the driver and if that too does not work, reinstall operating system and reinstall all drivers.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Jan 23, 2013

if membrane is broken ear has wrong circulation, you can try put silicone on it if you see where

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Dec 13, 2012

If you want to recover your files, then try to use it over a lap top cooling base. And then take it back to store. They will replace it.

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

You need to log into your wireless router or modem using your laptop you will find the ssid codes in there. Are you using a router or modem and what brand is it?

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Sep 23, 2012

Is there the option to uninstall? If so, try this, although it may only be a temporary fix because if you're using windows 7, it will automatically detect and install upon restart, although you may disable the automatic installation in CP

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Aug 07, 2012

I guess you meant the HDD is encryption locked
if yes and lost the PW, did you , ?
then all is lost for ever
this is why CIA uses this tech, just for that one reason , !

all you can do now is guess PW,
next time write it down, ok? (hide paper in secret book in home)

end pain.

Dell Computers &... | Answered Yesterday

12 year old laptop
that does not have a web cam, top center of the LCD bezel
see its NOT THERE>?
so will never work, if not that
so you add one called USB webcam and are dirt cheap on fleabay.
if it had one , and you runs vista, Dell has the software at

if upgraded this PC to windows 10 , none stated by you.
then there is no driver for w10 this old. pc.

support ended for ever at VISTA.

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