Dell :: Inspirion 6000

Sep 19, 2009

My brother has a Dell Inspirion 6000 and it gave out on him a few months back. Everytime you press the power button nothing comes up on the monitor and the caps lock icon by the screen blinks and it shuts off 5 seconds later.

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Dell :: Inspirion 6400

Dec 25, 2009

Recently got a virus and had to reload operating software. Went from xp home to xp pro. now having problems with audio playing dvd's.

Everything elso works fine. Audio is choppy and garbled, reloaded latest drivers and codecs.

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Dell :: Inspirion Looks Like The Studio Xps

Apr 7, 2009

Is it just me seeing things or does the Studio Xps look the same as the cheaper Inspirion line.

Does the Studio Xps line have magnesium chassis like the m1530.

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Dell :: Inspirion 1721 (AMD 64Bit) XP Pro SP3

Jun 21, 2009

I've been looking all over for this specific driver for my laptop. I've downgraded the OS from Vista to XP and everything went fine but, just one more driver that I can't seem to find.

I went to the Dell driver download website and seen only 32bit drivers. So, I took a chance on trying to get the correct for this specific hardware:

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Sep 30, 2009

Which color to choose ?
Black matte or pacific blue?
Which one doesn't scratch a lot ?

I'm planning to buy inspiron 1545 next week.

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Dell :: Inspirion 1720 Hard Drives

Sep 14, 2009

Will the Dell Inspiron 1720 take 12.5MM hard drives, I would love to upgrade to 2 WD10TEVT but I wanted to verify first before I ordered them

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Dell :: New Inspirion 1525 LCD Screen Cracked

Jan 3, 2009

Dell is requesting $400 to replace the screen.

Unfortunately, I did not purchase the accidental damage coverage. The laptop has not been dropped or abused and is under the so-called 12 month warranty. I have read online similar cases of new 1525 LCDs developing cracks (see below a copied post from Amazon).

I am furious that Dell is failing to admit either this is a design problem with the frame or a faulty LCD panel or perhaps there was a manufacturing process blunder during assembly.

Are there any forum members who have successfully convinced someone at Dell to honor the warranty in a case like this? Is there a best approach to elevating my dispute? My daughter really wanted a Mac and now of course I am a knucklehead as highlighted by Dell's excellent customer care and design engineering.

I have a friend who owns an Inspirion 1520 and it is obvious the frame is far heavier and structurally more rigid than the cheap plastic case on the 1525. At the moment, Im the screwed customer and Dell has a college freshman on a campus of 35,000 kids who will be bad mouthing Dell for years to come. Dell also has a few other kids who own 1525s in the same dorm who are experiencing quality issues and the brand is taking a beating.
Thanks in advance for your comments .....

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Dell :: Sending In Inspirion 1721 For Warranty Repair

Jul 1, 2009

I got the 1721 for x-mas. Its worked pretty well but it has a hell of a time multi-tasking then giving the blue screen of death and restarting on its own. Well yesterday I turned it on and it said that their were errors and it could not boot properly and would i like to do system restore.

Then it booted up to my log on screen but none of the buttons would work. So I restarted and got the same message about errors and then the screen went 99% black, I could only read it in the right angle of light

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Dell :: Max RAM In Inspiron 6000?

Aug 19, 2009

I am currently running 2gb, but I think I remember reading somewhere that it can use a little over 3gb...

Is this true? Of course, I could be mistaken.

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Dell :: Inspiron 6000 Fan/CPU

Aug 13, 2009

I have a 3 year old Inspiron 6000. A few months ago I left it sitting on the couch and it overheated and shut itself down.

Fair enough, it's happened before. Except now the fans will not stop running on full speed.

I recently reformatted the computer, and reinstalled Windows and all the drivers, and it's still doing it.

I installed a temperature and fan control program and it shows the CPU temperature at 85 degrees steady, the CPU speed at 217 MHz (its a 1.6 GHz) and the CPU load is constantly spiking between 0ish and 50-75% .....

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Dell :: Upgrading A 6000

Jul 13, 2009

got a tierd 6000 i know the hdd is on its last legs, and as ill be buying a hdd wondered what ram,cpu,gfx etc i can put in it, just want to know what parts are needed, i know its ddr2 ram and am i right saying there only able to cope with 2gb, seen corsair ones,
what pin is the cpu and whats the best one i can get? and what graphics card can i get?

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Dell :: Inspiron 6000 LCD Won't Dim Down

Oct 18, 2009

I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 that boots up on full brightness,and won't dim down.

When you push the FN key,and the up,and down arrow,the screen starts to dim down a notch,but doesn't dim down like it should.The LCD was replaced before I received it because it was broken.

Could it be a bad LCD?Wrong LCD?Something wrong with the motherboard?I tried another LCD,inverter,and video drivers,but it didn't help.The keyboard works fine,so

I don't believe it's that.The only parts left to try are the LCD cable,keyboard,and the motherboard

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Dell :: Inspiron 6000 Upgrade

Mar 8, 2010

gf gave me her old dell inspiron since she just bought a new laptop. CD drive wasnt working fixed that, just ordered a new battery from ebay.

Looking at the specs of the laptop I want to upgrade the ram from 1gb to 2, anyone know what type of ram and where to get it?

is it possible to upgrade the cpu?

If anyone has upgraded a dell inspiron 6000, it would be nice to talk to see how you got on.

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Dell :: Fan Problem Inspiron 6000

Jan 26, 2009

Dell Inspiron 6000 with Dell diagnostic error code 3700:011B
Fan runs at low speed, but there is no high speed. So the notebook works for many things, but I have to watch the temperature.

Dell tech suggested updating the BIOS, which I did.
Then I replaced the fan, using excellent instructions on Dell's web site. No small accomplishment for this notebook. But I still have the same problem. There was no dust inside .....

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Dell :: Inspiron 6000 RAM Upgrade

Jul 23, 2009

I've got a 4-year-old Inspiron 6000 with 256 MB of RAM. I really don't know the first thing about laptop hardware, so I have a few questions that I hope someone can help me answer.

My laptop has been running pretty slowly for a while now. I don't play video games or do much that would require a lot of memory, although I suspect that Norton AntiVirus slows things down a lot, and iTunes as well (although I don't know that for sure).

Since I only have 256 MB of RAM, I'm wondering if upgrading by adding 512 MB, 1 GB or 2GB would help much/at all. If so, my other questions would be: how much should I get? What specifically should I buy (brand name, model, anything--cheapest would be preferable)? And how do I install it?

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Dell :: Inspiron 6000 Won't Boot

Jan 2, 2009

I just recently tried to power on my Inspiron 6000 and I got no display. The num lock, caps lock and another green light all lit up together briefly and that was it. The hard drive light blinked a couple times indicating the hard drive was trying to work, but nothing happened.

I put my ear to the laptop to see if I could hear the fans running and it appears the fans are on. The power button stays illuminated, so I know the laptop is on. The laptop just won't go through it's boot process at all and the screen is blank.

I just got my laptop back from Dell right before Christmas and the extended warranty expired the day after. They were fixing some cosmetic issues such as missing keys from the keyboard, the palm rest, etc. They also checked the functionality and performed all necessary changes to ensure my laptop was working properly as I purchased the complete care warranty initially.

I had just ordered new memory for it right before it stopped working. I have received the memory, but now the laptop doesn't work. I only had 512mb of memory originally so I ordered 2 Kingston 1 gb sticks to install. I've done some reading online and it seems my problem could be anything from a bad motherboard, memory, video card, etc. I don't want to post a novel but I can provide more info about the functionality of the laptop before sending it to Dell, if needed.

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Dell :: Inspiron 6000 Upgrades?

Jan 10, 2009

My Dell Inspiron 6000 (sisters actualy) is 2 months away from its final stage in its 3yr full coverage nd accidental coverage warrenty and before i send it in for a final check over and fix up (nt reali any probs wit it tho) i would like to see what her future upgrade paths are.

I have always noticed that this baby heats up like theres not tommoro and its mostly from the laptop side so is there a specific HDD i can buy that is cooler then the dell ones? size isnt an issue.

Another main issue wel its the only basic issue is heat towords the main air vent and near the ram stick ... is there any mod or fans i can buy to change the current fans with so that the laptop cools better .....

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Dell :: End For Sound On This Inspiron 6000

Jan 27, 2009

I have been trying everything to get the sound to work on this Dell Inspiron 6000 of my son's (he's in Iraq) and despite my best efforts and even the efforts of the IT guy here at a networks company in the silicon valley.

We could not get any sound no matter what and it says there are no sound devices installed even though it lists the SigmaTel C-Major audio driver in Device Manager.

The IT guy says he has never seen something like this so I am wondering if a format and fresh install of Windows XP is in order? It seems my only option.

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Dell :: My Old Inspiron 6000 LCD Went Black

Feb 1, 2009

I bought this in 2005 and used it since then. One day I left it on and went away for couple minutes and the screen turned black when I came back.

I thought it was in hibernation but after restarting, the screen is still black. I can connect to my LCD TV via VGA cablle and see it fine.

If I turn off all the lights and shine a flashlight into it, I can see the desktop with all icons on it in super dark background.

I don't smell anything burning. So my question is what's really wrong with it? My guess is either the blacklight or the inverter

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Dell :: Inspiron 6000 Dark LCD

Feb 16, 2009

I have an Inspiron 6000 from a colleague. His report was "my daughter spilled (coffee?) and it broke".

Turning on, I see the LCD has the image but the backlight is not working (a few times it flickered on for a second). External video works fine.

I opened the thing, did not see obvious spillage signs.

Bought an inverter from eBay, replacing it did not fix the problem. If anything, the "sometimes flicker on for a second" stopped to show up. Had the eBay dealer replace the inverter as DOA, the second one didn't work either.

I guess it's not the inverter

What's the next step? Should I be going after a motherboard (following the spillage lead) or a screen? Or try the backlight specifically?

Is there a way to measure the inverter output and see whether it's alive? "Yes" would point at the backlight. "No" would point at electronics, in this case the motherboard.

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Dell :: More RAM For Inspiron 6000 Or New Laptop?

Jan 26, 2009

My 3.5-year-old Inspiron 6000 is really slowing down. I really only use it for Web browsing, iTunes, Word, etc.

Is it nearing the end of its lifespan, or will more RAM (currently have 512MB) speed things up and keep the computer running well for a while?

If I'm due for a new laptop anyway, I'd rather just replace it now before it crashes or something.

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Dell :: Inspiron 6000 Inverter

Feb 2, 2010

The inverter flaked out in my Inspiron 6000, so I ordered a new "compatible" (same part number/specs, different design) inverter, which does work, only if the LCD is outside of the chassis.

Once the LCD is placed back into the chassis, something grounds and the inverter does not work. Once I take the screen back out of the chassis, it works fine. I'm not sure what could be grounding it or causing it not to work

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Dell :: Inspiron 6000 Drivers?

Apr 3, 2009

I wiped my old Inspiron 6000. Re-installed XP. Can't get online. Using this mac I'm posting from now, I went onto Dell.com and looked for drivers. I downloaded the network drivers,

put them on my Inspiron via USB, and it beeped and said the driver does not support my hardware.

In fact, it said this for most of the drivers I downloaded from Dell. I am sure that I have an Inspiron 6000 and that I went to the Inspiron 6000 drivers page of the Dell site.

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Dell :: 9100 LCD Work In My 6000

Jan 22, 2010

I need to replace my lcd it has large horizontal line/lines that run across it. When I remove it from the plastic, and run my fingers down the edges it will correct itself temporarily. I have found a possible LCD from a inspiron 9100 but with out purchasing it I wont know if it will work. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Dell :: Inspiron 6000 Video

Apr 2, 2008

Moving on, I bought a Dell Inspiron 6000 from a guy. This one has the Mobile Intel Pentium M 760, 2000 MHz, 1015 MB (DDR2-533 DDR2 SDRAM), and the Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family (96 MB) onboard video.

So i noticed a lot of stuf was on the laptop and got tired of removing stuff and decided just to format. Got all the updates, etc stuff and went to intel for the video drivers for the onboard video. Well none will install period, the ones off dell is the only ones that will work. Fine i can live with it, it works good enough for now. But i cannot figure out why it only has 8mg shared ram. How the world do i change it from 8mg ram to something else. As in the bios i don't see any setting to change for this. And i'm not sure if dell has a hidden bios key or not.

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Dell Inspiron 6000 :: How To Reload OS

Apr 20, 2013

I"ve got an 8 year old Inspiron 6000 laptop. It's old, but it seems like it's still in pretty good shape.  Except that just recently, it lost its mind and doesn't recognize that it has a wifi adapter.  I'd like to reload the OS, but I think this laptop came without OS and driver CDs. I think the idea back then was that you would go to the website and download that stuff if you ever needed it.  I have the Service Tag number, but when I use that, I don't get any options.  Warranty expired and all. How I can reload the OS on this machine?

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Dell :: Inspiron 6000 Wont Turn On

Jan 4, 2010

I came home lastnight to my laptop turn off. I thought this was odd because it is hardly ever turned off. When I went to turn it back on nothing happened. I then notice that the gree light on the charger was also off. So I unplugged the charger from the wall and the computer, then plugged it back into the outlet. Now the green light is on, however when i plug it into the laptop the green light turns off and I have nothing from the computer. Seems like I have an electrical problem here. Anyone heard of this happening before or have any advice. The computer is about 5years old so I no longer have a warrenty.

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Dell :: Inspiron 6000 Installing Ram Screwdriver

Oct 10, 2009

My problem however is that i cannot open my computer on the back with the screws.

Do you need some special type of screwdriver like a phillips one to open it?

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Dell :: Inspiron 6000 Wireless Card

Oct 10, 2009

this is about the 4-5th time he helped me done it but the wireless never works nor wired with my laptop. The thing is my wifi card Intel Pro Wireless 2200 broke a few years ago somehow.

I ended up purchasing a wifi card on ebay named gigabyte pci card for my laptop. It worked when my other friend installed the drivers.

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Dell :: Installing A New Video Card In I-6000

Aug 16, 2009

I got a new video card for my Inspiron 6000, but I'm not too sure I know how to install it.

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