Dell :: Inspiron 1545

Apr 14, 2009

I've included my build below, but I'd like to know what else I should do in order to get the most out of my purchase. Any help would be appreciated whether it be key drivers to download or cool widgets to get for my desktop!

Inspiron 1545, Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 2.4GHz, 1066Mhz, 3ML2 Cache
3GB, DDR2, 800MHz 2 Dimm
256MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD4330
Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 Home Basic Edition, English
9-cell Primary Battery

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Dell :: Upgrading Inspiron 1545

Mar 23, 2009

I ordered two basic Inspiron 1545's on March 16th. $479 each on the one day special.

Dell says it will arive on April 6th. Does Dell usually take this long to deliver?

Both have Dual Core Pentiums. Can they be upgraded to Core 2 Duo later? Are the CPU's soldered on the main board?

Ram is limited to four gigabytes, even though the laptop uses a 64-bit CPU. Is this something that might be fixed in a future BIOS upgrade?

Is there any way to upgrade the onboard graphics? I found an ExpressCard chasis that has PCI express slots, but it costs over $700. I could build a PC for less than that. Do I have any other options?

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Dell :: Cheapified New Inspiron 1545

Dec 22, 2008

I just looked at the pictures and specs of the new Inspiron 1525 replacement, 1545, and I couldn't believe what I have read. No HDMI port, no firewire port, only 3 USB ports, no modem, no eSATA. Also, it is 15.6" 16:9 screen, which is fine, if they offer higher than 1366x768. It is more like the 13" Inspiron than the old 1525 to me. I think Dell is going to re-align Inspiron as a cheap line like the HP Presario line. Dell Studio will compete with HP Pavilion.

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Apr 20, 2009

My question is if the early 1545's came with LED's or CCFL's? I see all the 1545's now come with only LED screens.

I ask because on the 'Dell Outlet' it doesn't state if it's a LED screen or not. It just says: "15.6 WXGA Laptop Screen Display with TrueLife"

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Apr 20, 2009

I am looking to buy a new 15" laptop. A top of the range inspiron 1545 costs £629 and the top XPS M1530 costs £849.

However, looking at the spec - the Inspiron seems to have:

> A better processor (Intelģ Coreô 2 Duo Processor P8600 (2.40Ghz, 3MB, 1066MHz) vs Intelģ Coreô 2 Duo Processor T8300 (2.40 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 3 MB L2 cache))

> Faster memory (4096MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x2048] Vs 4096MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x2048])

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Jan 25, 2015

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Mar 23, 2013

I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 and am wanting to connect to tv. Does Dell offer a cable with usb on one end and hdmi on other?

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Jan 17, 2015

I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 that will not power on.  After ordering a new power cord and battery, still nothing.I went on line and found videos on how to disassemble the laptop to check the power port. I found that mine was broken.I ordered a new one and following the instructions I replaced it. Still nothing when I press the power button. No lights on the computer at all.  

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Jan 18, 2015

I got an old laptop (dell inspiron 1545). I bought it charger and installed Windows 7.  then I discovered that he had a strange problem. As if the keyboard is not calibrated. I press a button and he thinks it's another key ... I thought it might be a hardware problem but when I plugged in a USB keyboard had the same problem and even when I uploaded the "virtual keyboard " on screen the problem continued ... I went to the site of DELL and the diagnosis tool indicated the computer is fine (their detection software glitch found in DVD-ROM but it really has nothing to do with it) I still tried to delete the drivers of the keyboard from the computer and reinstall but the problem remains you might know calibration software keyboard?

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Dell :: Inspiron 1545 With Bright Screen

Apr 3, 2009

I've noticed that the screen doesn't seem to be evenly lit. For example when I set the desktop background to black, it looks pretty black at the top of the screen, but as I look further down towards the bottom it turns almost medium gray/blue-ish.

I've tried all brightness, contrast and gamma settings with no luck.

Has anyone else seen this problem, and is it a reason for sending back the laptop? Or is this something "you get" for buying a lower-end laptop like the 1545?

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Dell :: Spare Parts For Inspiron 1545?

Aug 11, 2009

I was interested in getting another hard drive caddy for a 1545 but looking on Dell's website by model # they do not even list the 1545 per se.

They have a choice for "15" which I assume will include anything across the board for the 15 "family" models so I looked in there but no parts like this.

I tried ebay and googling around, found several places that sell spare Dell parts, even called & spoke to one but it seems to me that (a) Dell doesn't sell a part like this separately, and (b) places that do sell these kinds of parts are salvaging them from old/dead PCs and since the 1545 is a fairly new model spare parts haven't really surfaced for it yet.

Am curious if folks here know of any decent places to find this kind of thing though, since I certainly could be overlooking something!

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Dell :: Inspiron 1545 Disk Tray

Jul 13, 2009

none of my game discs or dvds or cds fit inside my laptops tray... the ball inside is too big to fit inside the hole on the dvd

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Oct 13, 2009

Dell Inspiron 1545 and a Vostro A860?

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Dell :: Inspiron 1545 Text Formatting ...

Apr 22, 2009

I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 1545. When I type, it will open windows (such as a find menu, replace menu, or even a new document) or reformat my text (hanging indents, etc.) out of the blue.

It acts as if the control key is being pressed, but I am very careful not to hit it. At first we thought it was a sticky key, but replacing the keyboard did not fix the problem.

We reinstalled all the drivers, ran diagnostics, etc., but none of it did any good. Dell support said they had never heard of this problem. Nothing they suggested helped. Finally we had them send us a replacement.

The second computer arrived yesteday and it does the exact same thing. When I am typing in Microsoft Word, Excel or even Notepad, it erases text (sometimes the entire document), opens random windows, etc.

What is going on? I can't believe that three keyboards in a row would be faulty, but the problem does not happen when I use a wireless keyboard. It has been less than a month since we ordered the computer originally. Is there anything that can be done or should I just return it and look elsewhere?

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May 22, 2009

I have a brand new Dell Insprion 1545. Everything has been good on it, and then all the sudden today the touchpad became totally unresponsive.

The pointer doesn't move AT ALL when the touchpad is touched. Luckily, I have a USB mouse, but having to use it kind of takes away the portability.

but it's entirely possible that I made some sort of stupid error or changed some setting to make the touchpad unresponsive.

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May 20, 2009

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Oct 13, 2009

on the difference in build quality between a Dell Inspiron 1545 and a Vostro A860?

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Mar 8, 2010

I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 and I want to upgrade my hard disk. I am thinking to buy a Seagate Constellation 500gb but I am not sure if it is compatible with my laptop.

I read somewhere that it is a SAS drive and that you need a compatible motherboard in order to use it, but I couldn't find anything else. Here is a link to the drives webpage.

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Feb 28, 2010

My employer had purchased me an Inspiron 1545 last month. I unfortunately had no choice in the model or options and I was hoping for a model with a backlit keyboard but did not receive one.

Now my question, is it possible to put the backlit keyboard from a studio in my inspiron?

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Nov 8, 2009

I just bought a inspiron 1545 and after buying it I have a little bit of buyers remorse concerning the processor. I opted for the Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 at 2.1Ghz, but now I think I would have been better off with a faster processor as I am planning on keeping this laptop for as long as possible.

The two processors within my budget that I am looking to upgrade to are:
P8700 (2.53Ghz) (currently an option for the inspiron 1545 configuration)
or
P8800 (2.66Ghz)

My question is whether or not the inspiron 1545 can handle these processors? I know that on the spec page for the inspiron 1545 it says that it can handle any core 2 duo. I just want to make sure that is true. I tried asking a dell tech person but he was unsure/didn't really know anything.

In addition, would I be able to upgrade to a P9700 if I wanted to?

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May 28, 2010

I recently had to get a new hard drive installed in my Inspiron 1545 laptop. Therefore, I reinstalled Windows Vista 32bit, as well as all the drivers the Dell website told me I needed.

However, since the reinstall, I have been having issues with downloading programmes from the web- although my connection settings all seem OK. I can usually save .exe files to my computer, but when I attempt to install them, it tends to tell me they are corrupted in some way.

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Nov 5, 2009

i purchased a Inspiron 1545 laptop. now i wanted to increase some real estate of my screen and thinking of putting a 1080p screen. is there any 15.6" LED WUXGA screens for Inspiron laptop? nothing on eBay yet does Studio 15 WUXGA screen will work with this?

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Dell :: Inspiron 1545 To Have 16:9 Ratio Screen

Dec 8, 2008

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Dell has unwittingly revealed a major revision to its Inspiron notebooks courtesy of a company-hosted technology guide discovered late yesterday. The Inspiron 1545 will be one of Dell's first truly mainstream notebooks with a 16:9 aspect ratio display and should switch from today's 15.4-inch LCD to a more movie-friendly 15.6-inch, 1366x768 (WXGA) screen with the option of an LED backlight. It should also mark a jump to Centrino 2 that carries anything from a 2GHz Celeron to a 2.53GHz Core 2 Duo and will bring GMA 4500MHD integrated video as a result.

Little else is known from the leak, though the baseline RAM will be doubled to 1GB while the enclosure appears headed to a darker, glossy look versus the silver tones of the existing Inspiron 1525. Dell also makes clear plans to ship the system with an Ubuntu Linux option in addition to the expected Windows Vista choice.

When the 1545 or a smaller equivalent like the 1445 would appear hasn't been divulged with the leak, though the proximity to the holidays without a matching announcement may point to an early 2009 update. [via Engadget]

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Jul 2, 2009

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Nov 12, 2014

I am owning Inspiron 1545 laptop and i own a TV which has only HDMI inputs. Any way to connect the laptop to the TV's HDMI Input.

My understanding is: Inspiron 1545 does not have HDMI outputs, only VGA.

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May 3, 2012

My Inspiron is running on the ac adaptor.  The battery icon contains the plug symbol which should mean that it is being charged, but the capacity is indicated as 4% - 'Plugged in not charging'. The battery is new, so presumably the last one was not at the end of its life!

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Nov 12, 2014

I started it up and it took 20 minutes to boot Windows. I shut it down and it never booted Windows again. I have run diagnostics and they have either passed or they stop right in the middle and I am back to a blank, black screen. 

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Dell Inspiron 1545 :: Touchpad Is So Sensitive

Dec 9, 2014

I have a Inspiron 1545 and the touchpad is so sensitive that when I am typing, if my thumb touches the pad it usually moves the curser somewhere else on the screen and I continue typing in the middle of a different sentence.Is it possible to switch off the touchpad as I use a mouse almost 100% of the time on it?

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Mar 4, 2013

I have a Dell 1545 Inspiron Computer with Vista Ultimate OS.  Yesterday for the 2nd time, my mouse and printer won't work because I get the error message USB Device not recognized. 

About 3 weeks ago I had the same problem and it self-corrected itself when the latest Windows Update apparently fixed it. 

I know there is nothing truly wrong with the USB devices but am not sure what to do.  If there is a particular driver for this as my backup DVD for this computer has lots of them listed. I am currently running a System Check but am not sure if that is going to work. 

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Dell Inspiron 1545 :: Won't Start And Beep Once

Nov 20, 2014

Inspiron 1545

Model PP41L

Note: My battery was not working, laptop was running as plug in only.

My laptop suddenly turned off during working,  and wont start again, after giving a day rest, it starts again but before the windows launch it turns off again and wont start again.

Few days after I simply removed my battery and it start working normally but its been only 5 days, my laptop wont turn on now.

when I connect my AC power, laptops power lights on and it beeps once and power gone.

when I try to press power button, nothing happens,

but when i remove AC adapter and connect again, power light comes automatically but after 2 seconds it beeps and turned off.

I have tried disconnecting AC power, hold power button for 60 secs, and then connect my AC adapter (power button being pressed) lights come, it beeps for one time and turned off.

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