20 Most Recent Dell Inspiron 15 (N5050) Questions & Answers


The touchpad on a Dell laptop is usually located under the keyboard. Moving the finger on the pad moves the pointer on the screen. The buttons near the pad act as a right and left click. Windows includes a method to troubleshoot the touchpad. In addition, if the touchpad is still giving you issues, Dell recommends draining the "flea" power the standby power from the computer to restart it. Both methods are simple and only take a few minutes.

Open the control panel from the Start menu. Click on "Mouse." This will open a window with several tabs. On the first tab, click the touchpad to open a new window to change the settings for your touchpad. You can customize the settings to how you want your touchpad to work. If this does not solve your issue, proceed to the next step. Click the Hardware tab on the screen that pops up. Select the Dell Touchpad and click "Troubleshoot." A new window will open with the Windows Help and Support Center to bring you through methods for troubleshooting the touchpad. Follow the methods described until your touchpad is working properly. Drain flea power Shut down the laptop and disconnect all external devices, such as a thumb drive, headphones and the AC adapter power cable from the system. Take the battery out of the laptop. Hold down the power button for at least 5 seconds without releasing it. Return the battery back to the laptop. Power the system on. If your touchpad still is not working properly, call Dell for customer support.
http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/document?c=us&cs=19&dl=false&l=en&s=dhs&docid=59EB83ED2E4B1243E040AE0AB7E1468E&doclang=en b> Dell Inspiron 1525 Touchpad That Is Not Working

Turn your Inspiron 1525 off and remove any power cables that are connected to the device. Close the computer, turn it over and slide the battery lock button down to release the rectangular battery from its compartment on the underside of the computer. Turn your laptop right-side up and open the computer so the monitor is facing you. Insert the tip of your flat-head screwdriver in the seam between the plastic keyboard guard and the side of the computer. The keyboard guard is located just above the keyboard. Pry up on the guard until it pops out of place. Be sure to do this gently, as you do not want to damage the guard. Remove the guard from the computer and set it aside. The two keyboard screws will now be visible underneath where the guard used to sit. Use your Phillips screwdriver to remove the two keyboard screws and use the tips of your fingers to lift the keyboard up from the top. Place the keyboard facedown over the touchpad and locate the thick connector ribbon that runs from the motherboard inside the computer to the back of the keyboard. Use your fingers to gently unplug the ribbon from the back of the keyboard and set it aside. Insert the tip of your screwdriver in the seam at the bottom of where the keyboard used to rest and gently pry it up. This will release the top plastic frame from the Inspiron, revealing all of the broken touchpad. Use your fingers to disconnect the thick ribbon from the side of the damaged touchpad and slide the touchpad out of the Inspiron. Slide the new Touchpad (available from your Dell retailer or online) in its place, fit the top frame in place and reassemble the computer in the reverse order you took it apart in.
http://www.insidemylaptop.com/replace-damaged-keyboard-dell-inspiron-1525-laptop/ Replace keyboard in dell inspiron

Dell Inspiron 15... | Answered on Dec 08, 2017


Clean each key with alcohol or windex use a paper towel.

Dell Inspiron 15... | Answered on Aug 22, 2016


Hi Graham,

My name is Pradeep and I work for Dell's Social Media Team.
Please follow the steps in this link: http://lt.dell.com/lt/lt.aspx?CID=285905&LID=5546887&DGC=SM&DGSeg=DHS&RED=301&DURL=http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3519/t/19502272 to open webcam and let us know the results.

Pradeep Lokesh
Social Media and Community Professional
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Download Drivers: http://del.ly/61832hid

Dell Inspiron 15... | Answered on Jun 22, 2016


light on adapter goes off
Jackie, computer will have to come apart to see what parts are burnt or blown.
"I hope this helped you out, if so let me know by pressing the helpful button. Check out some of my other posts if you need more tips and info."

Dell Inspiron 15... | Answered on Mar 29, 2016


Hi Graham,

My name is Pradeep and I work for Dell's Social Media Team.
Please click on this link: http://lt.dell.com/lt/lt.aspx?CID=285905&LID=5552174&DGC=SM&DGSeg=DHS&RED=301&DURL=http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19498486 to find the list of beep sounds.

Pradeep Lokesh
Social Media and Community Professional
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Download Drivers: http://del.ly/61832hid

Dell Inspiron 15... | Answered on Jul 08, 2015


Bet thing to do is buy a gaming mouse, honestly, don't know anybody who uses touchpad for gaming, they are so imprecise. You could always try adjusting the mouse settings in control panel, see if that makes a difference.

Dell Inspiron 15... | Answered on Jun 21, 2015


Hi Brandon L,

You may contact the Dell technical support on 18006469896 (U.S only) and prove ownership. They can check and see how they can help you.

Thanks and Regards.
Kiran Kumar.
#iworkfordell.

Dell Inspiron 15... | Answered on May 15, 2015


Remove CMOS battery; after some time BIOS should reset to fabric conditon, without password

Dell Inspiron 15... | Answered on May 13, 2015


Use CTRL-ALT-DELETE to unlock it.
Or, hold-down the power button until the computer turns off.
Then, turn it on.

Dell Inspiron 15... | Answered on May 11, 2015


Disconnect the AC power.
Remove the battery.
Press the ON/OFF button to "drain" any residual power.
Open the cover over the RAM slots.
Remove the sticks of RAM, and then re-insert them.
Reconnect the battery.
Press the ON/OFF button.
Does it still beep?
If so, then the CPU or graphics adapter or motherboard is the source of the problem, and you're stuck -- none of these parts are replacement without a certified computer-technician.

Dell Inspiron 15... | Answered on May 11, 2015


Hi Graham Paul,

There is a possibility that you are talking about a charging port. However, please explain more about this like how it is broken along with a picture of the same. Then I can check and see what can be done.

Thanks and Regards.
Kiran Kumar.
#iworkfordell.

Dell Inspiron 15... | Answered on May 07, 2015


You can remove or change the Window's User or administrator's password. You need access to a computer with Internet access to download the Hiren's Boot CD and burn it onto a CD. Then insert this CD into the laptop/computer and boot up the laptop/computer with the Hiren's CD and follow the instructions. There are very useful utilities CD and it a Linux boot CD which contains quite a lot of Utility programs including a password removal program. Click on one of these links to download HIREN'S BOOTCD :- http://www.hirensbootcd.net/ http://67.20.82.163/

Dell Inspiron 15... | Answered on Apr 28, 2015


Check with external USB keyboard. If works, take laptop to repair shop

Dell Inspiron 15... | Answered on Apr 28, 2015


You can remove or change the Window's User or administrator's password. You need access to a computer with Internet access to download the Hiren's Boot CD and burn it onto a CD. Then insert this CD into the laptop/computer and boot up the laptop/computer with the Hiren's CD and follow the instructions. There are very useful utilities CD and it a Linux boot CD which contains quite a lot of Utility programs including a password removal program. Click on one of these links to download HIREN'S BOOTCD :- http://www.hirensbootcd.net/ http://67.20.82.163/

Dell Inspiron 15... | Answered on Apr 28, 2015


Press right button of mouse on screen and press "Properties" on contextual menu

Dell Inspiron 15... | Answered on Apr 28, 2015


You can remove or change the Window's User or administrator's password. You need access to a computer with Internet access to download the Hiren's Boot CD and burn it onto a CD. Then insert this CD into the laptop/computer and boot up the laptop/computer with the Hiren's CD and follow the instructions. There are very useful utilities CD and it a Linux boot CD which contains quite a lot of Utility programs including a password removal program. Click on one of these links to download HIREN'S BOOTCD :- http://www.hirensbootcd.net/ http://67.20.82.163/

Dell Inspiron 15... | Answered on Apr 28, 2015


The only way of retrieving any files from a password protected hard disk without knowing the password is to send it to a data recovery company for unlocking, but not all data recovery companies could or would unlock a password protected HD

Dell Inspiron 15... | Answered on Apr 28, 2015

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