I need to know if I can change the color an Inspiron 6400 (gray to black), using the plastic pieces of a vostro 1000 (black). I think they are the same.
If is possible, i need to know if I just need these parts:
- Dell Vostro 1000 Palmrest and Touchpad DX354 (BLACK)
- Dell Vostro 1000 15.4" LCD Front Bezel Trim PM606 (BLACK)
- Dell Vostro 1000 15.4" LCD Back Cover KT786 (BLACK)
- Dell Vostro 1000 Power Button Hinge Cover HX873 (BLACK)
I searched the forums, but haven't been able to get the info I need, which is . . .
1.) What is the maximum ram supported by Inspiron 6400? and what happens if I plugin more than this? currently I have 1g
2.) What type of ram do I get for Inspiron 6400? Which of the following are ok? will all work fine? a.) SODIMM 1 GB PC-5300/667 MHz DDR2 b.) SODIMM 2 GB PC-5300/667 MHz DDR2 c.) Corsair 2GB DDR3 SODIMM (1066 MHz)...............
I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 that current has a Intel T2400 1.83Ghz (Core Duo) and I'm wondering if anyone has upgrade recommendations for this? Currently I have .99GB Ram so that would probably be okay but any ideas would be appreciated.
Also, anyone know of an online maintenance manual for the Inspiron 6400?
The thing is that my aunt started downloading updates and things from Dell (as she told me,
I wasn't there) and in one of those updates, there was the bios, she updated the system, and then it never came back to life...,
so I was wandering if there is a recovery method with a usb floppy drive (I have one),
since I've tried the Windows Key + F and Fn + F with no avail, is there other option, other than replacing the motherboard? (I live in Chile, and here all computer related things are very expensive... and I don't have credit card to order overseas )
I looked it up on the manual of the 1520 and 1720, they both indicate 262K color or 18bit color vs 16.7mill or 24bit on the older line. I need someone to check their panel when they get this. You cannot check it form any Microsoft OS, you will most likely need Powerstrip to get the panel info.
In the forefront we can see the hinge, and in the background we can see the piece behind the hinge (PBTH) - I have no idea what to call it, so from now on it will refer to it as the PBTH. =)
Ok, the problem I've had - for years - is that the PBTH does not stay where it is supposed to stay.. the three plugs do not stay in their holes. This has caused the outer plastic part of the LCD cover to split when I close the lid.
After a few years of this, the bezel cracked on me... so I decide to get a new bezel, and I tried to fix the hinge problem.
I'm not sure what mechanism was used to keep those 3 prongs in their holes, but I was going to try contact cement (for a lack of better ideas) - if you have any other ideas, please let me know.
But now my problem is this:
Last night I glued the PBTH into place, put everything back together..tried close the lid - was met with major resistance - and the glue/PBTH bond broke.
I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 which I bought in the UK new from Dell in April 2007.
The battery is a 9 Cell type (upgraded when bought).
Within the first year it got used on the battery most of the time.
After that it has been plugged in with battery (for backup incase of power outage) about 95% of the time.
Now the power only lasts a few minutes before it totally dies. It charges up to 100% and discharges normally down to roughly 85%. Then this is the strange part, it jumps all the way down to 6% charge .....
I'm currently using a Dell inspiron 6400/E1505 notebook although i wish to upgrade to a studio 15 or 17 i cannot afford it at the moment i can however afford to upgrade the notebook i have a little bit more, the 2 upgrades i'm considering are,
Upgrading the RAM to 2 x 2gb (I spoke to someone on these forums a while ago about it and apparently it is possible) but i'm unsure if its worth it because i can't see anything that'll be different enough to warrant the upgrade .....
I have an old Inspiron 6400 with Win XP, 80 GB, 2 GB RAM, Intel Core TM2 CPU. I want to install Win 7 Home Premium and use the laptop simply as a standby in case my newer Inspiron 17R 5720 is out of action. Is it possible to upgrade?
I don't care if the performance is sluggish - it's just a standby. It would only be used for emails and internet if my newer Inspiron is down. I used the Service Tag for the 6400 to look at the available drivers. For my Service Tag, the only drivers seem to be for XP or Vista.
Whenever I switch on my Inspiron 6400, either via the On/Off or Media Direct button, the screen almost always goes blank within less than a second. I would like to reset the computer to its original factory settings via F8 or reinstall the operating system via F12 but cannot do so because of the blank screen. Occasionally, I hear the sound which accompanies the window screen a few seconds after switching the computer on; the computer will also sometimes whirr and the number lock and wife symbols will illuminate, all whilst the screen remains blank.
This problem first developed yesterday when I received the message "NTLDR is missing". With a bit of perseverance yesterday, I could eventually get the computer to work by repeatedly switching it on an off, but this no longer seems possible today.My computer has Windows Vista.
I need to reinstall xp on my Dell Inspiron 6400. I don't have any recovery disc or what so ever, only windows xp disc.
The weird thing is that the laptop won't boot from anything but the HD. To format the drive i had it connected externaly to other computer then formatted it from there. I tried using boot selector menu (F12) and selecting cd-rom - nothing happanes.
Also tried booting from bootable usb drive with xp installation on it - nothing happens. Also tried changing boot sequence in BIOS - no affect.
I thought my disc maybe is bad - but i checked in other laptop and it boots great,both from my disc and from my usb flash drive. How to make it boot? Tried resetting the bios to its default.
Also, I thought maybe its sata drivers issues which needs to be slipstreamed onto the windows xp installation - but i hardly think that's it, cause this laptop doesn't even have an option for AHCI mode.