Dell :: Inspiron 1420 Often Freeze And Auto Shut Down/restart
May 11, 2010
Recently, I have a problem with my Dell Inspiron 1420 as it's often freeze and auto shut down or restart. When it freezes, my screen will appear many small black pixels which are scattered around the desktop.
During the restart process, the system will require me to choose one of the few options available (eg. Start Windows Normally) as it stated there that the laptop was not shut down properly.
Remarks: My Dell Inspiron 1420 is equipped with NVidea 8400M GS.
I have a Dell Inspiron 14x 5423 that will reboot/restart but will not shut down, sleep, or hibernate. The screen shows shutting down, the screen and the hard drive turns off, but the power light and fan stay on until the battery dies in the laptop. I hold the power button and everything shuts off. When booting, I do not get the windows improperly shut down error the I normally get when I just hold the power button to shut off the computer so I suspect the operating system is shut down! I have tried updating bios to A13, video drivers, Chipset drivers, and Windows 8.1, The laptop passes all diagnostics.I even tried admin command prompt and "shutdown /s /f /h 0" command with no different results. Changed all settings in Control Panel to enable sleep and/or hibernate. I downloaded KB hot-fix which says it is for Windows 7 as another test.
My laptop unfortunately had begun to lock up and freeze requiring me to shut it off.
They claimed it was not under warrantly despite me including in the packaging a copy of the receipt and also emailing them a further copy.
It came back last Friday supposedly "tested". However the centre speaker no longer works and the 2 front speakers sound quality is not what it should be or has been. When I play a DVD or BD there is no voice at all. And when I check the configuration of the speakers there is no sound coming from the centre speaker despite it being on maximum.
I've tried doing another factory restore, removing the old nvidia and realtek hd audio drivers, still no sound from the centre speaker and reduced quality from the 2 front speakers so I've had to raise another call.
If it does not come back 100% tested I am going to press for a replacement/refund.
I was using my laptop the other day and it froze up. Then it shut down by itself. When I tried booting it back up, it says "No bootable devices found" and gives me the options to press F1, F2 or F5 for retrying, setup utility and diagnostics. I ran the diagnostics and it says "All tests passed". The SSD also seems to be recognized as it shows it in the "configuration" tab in diagnostics. I have also tried taking the msata SSD from the 2.5" bay and moving it to the msata slot. Rebooted but shows the same thing. Is this a known issue and is there a fix for this?
I have a problem with my HP Pavilion 15 Notebook PC, model 15-e055st, which I purchased two months ago with Windows 8 pre-installed. I susequently upgraded the operating system to Windows 8.1 and all seemed to work OK. I then used the HP Support Assistant to do some important updates, which included the BIOS and other software. Following the HP update the computer would not Shut Down or Sleep, but Restart worked OK. When I attempt to Shut Down or Sleep, the screen goes black but the power light and the wifi light on the keyboard remain on and the fan is still operating. The machine will not recover from this situation without me first doing a hard reset by keeping the power button pressed for about five seconds.
I trıed restoring the software to the condition prior to the HP update but the problem still existed. Two days ago I refreshed the computer, which rolled the operating system back from Windows 8.1 to Windows 8.0 but the Shut Down/Sleep problem is still there.
Just got an Inspiron 1420 at the dell outlet for 390 bucks. Comes with T2390, 8400M GS, 2 gb ram, 120 gb hard drive, 6 cell battery. first is this a good deal? second where can a get an OEM 9 cell bettery for the 1420? everywhere I look there selling knockoff batteries.
I've searched all over for an solution to this and can't seem to find any straight answers.
I'm trying to upgrade my Inspiron 1420 to wireless-n, but I'm running into some problems. I know that the recommended card is the Intel 4965agn, but that card only uses the 40Mhz band at the 5Ghz frequency (at 2.4Ghz, it only allows 20Mhz).
My router (Linksys WRT-160N) only uses the 2.4Ghz frequency, so if I use the 4965, I would only get 130mbps. I was led to believe that the Intel WiFi Link 5300 would work at both bands on 2.4Ghz, but I just installed it, and it doesn't seem to be compatible with my computer. I get a code 10 (unable to start) error.
So my question is this: Is there a wireless-n card that is compatible with the Inspiron 1420 and that will utilize the 40Mhz band at 2.4Ghz?.
I updated the bios on my 1420 from A09 to A10. I downloaded this from Dells support site. The utility runs from within windows and looked like it was working fine. It stated it would shutdown windows then reboot. Well it never rebooted. It is briecked. It gives me two LEDs onthe front and does nothing, no hard drive, no POST beeps.. nothing.
I called Dell and guess what, I'm 18 days past my warrenty. They are not much help.
I've searched for a way to revert back to the last bios but it seems laptop makers don't keep the old version on the chip like desktops do.
I've seen some people have had luch with a USB floopy drive but this is for Mini 9's. I've tried removing the battery and hlding the power button down for 20 secs but it does not start up (didn't think it would).
Does anyone know of anyway to restore the bios? I definately don't want to replace the motherboard.
I try to stay up-to-date with new models coming out, and have noticed that Dell is releasing a 17", 16", and 15" model with the new i7 processors. My question is will there be a 13-14" model coming out soon, or is that form factor too small for the new i7 processors? I have an aging Inspiron 1420 I am looking to replace sometime between now and the holiday season, but don't want to be waiting around for something I'm never gonna see.
I removed everything - but in the process - the camera board - located behind the bezel - broke. I figured that the screen should still work - until a camera can be bought - but it does not. It lights up a bit: dim black - but it will not show a picture.
Do any of yo know - if there could be another cause: cables not not plugged in right - etc? I just don't see how the camera board could be the cause since it's just an extra device.
There are two white and black connectors - under the keyboard - that are part of the lid - which I plugged in. There's also the power plug for the screen (also under the keyboard) and that's plugged in. The only thing I can think of is the camera board. Let me know if I'm missing something - though - because - if so - I'll just do something to fix it now.
Has anyone tried windows 7 on inspiron 1420? how is it running? is there any benefit apart trying something new? a user experience description would give some insight before becoming unnecessarily brave ...
is there a rweal diffrence in size and weight? i currently own a r1705 and its increadibly big and heavy, how can they compare to mine? I am about to sell mine but i cant decide wich to get, since 1900$ for a similiar xps is just too much...
I have a Inspiron 1420 from 2007. Computer will not turn out at all. When you plug the adapter into the call the light on the adapter works but when you plug the adapter into the computer the light on the adapter goes out and the computer will not turn on. No lights or anything.
The laptop is on its last legs but there are things I need to get off the hard drive.
I've got an Inspiron 1420 running vista ultimate. I've had some bug issues in the past where I would set the screen brightness to 100% in both battery mode and plugged-in mode and it will still look dim but those issues always got resolved after a reboot.................................................
I did some searches and found very old posts pertaining to bluetooth issues...
Whenever I start Windows from Stand By or Sleep the bluetooth connection is hit or miss...If my bluetooth mouse does not work I go to device manager where my Dell Truemobile 355 + EDR has issues and if I shut it down/start it up it works fine.
How can I fix this, its frustrating going into device manager every other time I start up my laptop!
I've downgraded my Inspiron 1420 recently to XP SP3 with all the device drivers properly installed. Everything seems works fine except that I found fan1 & fan2 always on at max. high speed (very noisy) and CPU always max. at 1.5GHz (seems lost SpeedStep control, checked enabled in BIOS, with SpeedStep control cpu speed should drop to lower rate while the notebook is idle), the fans and cpu speed status are checked via the utility program I8KFANGUI.
If I enabled automatically temperature control in I8KFANGUI then fan1 can turn off as cpu cool down to below 55c and only turn on at Low speed at 60c (still very quiet, noise no noticeable) but still fan2 is always high at 4XX RPM constant rate, I8KFANGUI in fact reported fan2 is not controllable even for just turn on and off .....
why, there is a black dot in my lcd panel, the dot can be seen whether the lcd turn on or turn off, are there a leaked of my lcd liquid? can the forums help me, cause i'm a girl, and i do not know about notebook, cause i had used it for about 2 weeks,
i turned on my laptop and the screen had a horizontal line splitting into mirror images. it also has monochromatic horizontal lines all over the display. sometimes it will boot windows, sometimes it wont. i get an error saying windows cannot start do i want to start windows repair. it usually doesn't work and i end up going with the factory image restore.
i've gotten back to running windows and i've updated drivers, updated the bios, and nothing seems to stick. i've had it working perfectly (perfect display on the screen), but it seems after i did a windows update and it rebooted that it stopped working again. split screen, lines, the works.
i took apart the lcd screen to ensure all the cables were attached and they seem to be ok. i hooked it up to an external monitor and i didn't get the split screen mirror image, but i did get the monochromatic horizontal lines over the display. i can still use windows and the internet and everything.. it's just really hard on the eyes.
also, if it's the video card i know that most are integrated into the motherboard. mine is the nvidia geforce 8400m gs.. please tell me i can replace these independently.
I just bought a Dell Inspiron 1420 from my colleague..my first impression was, this is a great laptop..
Due to some problem with its internal wireless device, I decide to buy a DLink DWL-AG660 wireless cardbus adapter from the net..
When the card arrived, I try to install it & unfortunately, it cant fit in...I google the net & just found out that the AG660 is using a 32 bit pcmcia card bus adapter & my inspiron 1420 is equipped with (maybe) an express card slot..
After getting fed up with my Studio 1535, I sold it and purchased an Inspiron 1420 from Dell Outlet. I sold the
Studio 15 for $445 and purchased the Inspiron 1420 for $467. I got 15% off and free shipping, so that saved me quite a bit of money. Below are my thoughts on the Inspiron 1420 vs. the Studio 1535.
Inspiron 1420 Pros (As opposed to the 1535)
-It is very lightweight. The Studio 15 was a little heavier than I wanted for carrying around at school. I carried it in a messenger bag which started to hurt my shoulder after awhile. The Inspiron 1420 is the perfect weight for school ....