Dell Inspiron 1545 :: Overheating - Fan Literally Stopped Spinning
Sep 9, 2012
I have had a Dell Inspiron 1545 For 3 years now and Last year the motherboard failed so i had that replaced. 3 of my battery chargers have broken. My Battery Lasts a couple of seconds, Left Mouse stuck in and wont work sometimes. But the main problem is overheating recently the fan literally stopped spinning, it made some weird sounds like clashing and now it doesn't spin AT ALL. My Laptop lasts 30 minutes before overheating and turning off. Another Problem is my wireless networks!?? Sometimes my wireless networks disappear they literally disappear! it cant detect wireless signals so i have to restart my computer to fix it!
My wife's Inspiron 1545 from late 2008 is having a new issue wherein it is randomly shutting off but not due to heat. ¬†The computer will shut off when not connected to AC power randomly. ¬†Sometimes it will last 10 minutes, other time 40. ¬†What's odd the is computer reads anywhere from 50% - 85% battery life left. ¬†
I'm certain it's not overheating because it doesn't get hot. ¬†Also,I disassembled rear cover and reset the CPU cooler with new thermal paste as a precaution yet the problem persists.
I ran the boot hardware diagnostic test all the way through with no errors. ¬†The harddrive has no audible clicking/crunching which usually indicates an HDD headed south.
I have a inspiron 1545 laptop, and every now and then randomly it turns itself off. I think it's overheating, but don't know how to adjust the fan speeds (if you can) and i took the back off and cleaned round the fan, so it's not blocked up. It might be something else causing it to turn off i'm not too sure.
I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 and the 98% ofthe keyboard has stopped working. I turned it on and tried to log on but nothing. I tried restarting it, taking out the battery and even cleaning the keyboard still nothing.
The touchpad on my dell inspiron 1545 has stopped working for no apparent reason. The left and right buttons still work. An external mouse works and I was able to check my touchpad settings using it, the touchpad settings all appear to be in order and I verified it was enabled. I can't understand why the touchpad suddenly stopped working...
I bought my Inspiron over the telephone direct from Dell¬†about two years back on the strength of my satisfaction with a Dell PC some five years earlier.¬† However I have been so disappointed with it and wish I'd bought a cheapy somewhere.¬† It continually locks up with the hard drive working away on goodness knows what - this can last from a few minutes to leaving it¬†running all night and it will still be¬†locked in the morning¬†- the cursor actually still moves and you can move between open pages but that's it.¬† I wrote three recorded delivery letters to Dell which were ignored.¬†
On line they run through a test and declare it is all operating fine, 'that's it', no problem!¬† I paid ¬£50 for a professional to look at it¬†and he suggested we reload the software.¬† This was supposed to be held in a seperate protected part of the hard drive (as it did not come with software discs) which, after talking to his contact at Dell, he confirmed didn't exist!¬† To cut my losses he arranged for me to buy, more money,¬†a software disc from Dell¬†that he later re-installed for me.¬† The result was absolutely no improvement.¬† I¬†know a few computer 'fans' who have all said 'I'll have a look at it' but all have been baffled.¬† So I have continued to suffer this appauling¬†performance that can lock up sometimes every couple of hours, sometimes every couple of minutes, it can even be locked when I first start it and it then merrily plays with itself for as long as it fancies.¬†
I just got a Dell Inspiron 14 7000 series (Inspiron 7447). Was using an Acer before this. My question is about the fan. Its a brand new laptop and I haven't installed anything yet. The fan is fast for no reason and doesnt stop spinning. Is this normal for a gaming laptop? I am not running anything program at all.
i have noticed that my HDD is making a sound of a fan first i thought it's the fan of the CPU but it's not it's the HDD also he makes this "thinking nosies" all the time even when ideal in windows Vista i personally am a student and cant stand studying from PC with this nosies my HDD model is segagate ST9160821AS 160GB, any ideas about how making it to make less noise? or at least not the fan noise?
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
I've had this laptop for about 7 months now and it's progressively running hotter and hotter while I game. I now have the back of the laptop propped up with some books so that there's more air circulation underneath it, but even so I will often hit 96 degrees Celsius when playing games such as Call of Duty 4, Crysis, Farcry, and World of Warcraft.
I will admit that I force clock the cpu to maintain a core clock of 1.60 GHz. If I don't force clock it it will just drop my cpu clock down to 800 MHz and sit there giving me 10 fps and lower in any game. My video card (8600m gt) runs fine and cool so there's no problems there .....
I got a XPS M1730 with Dual 9800GT. It is a great computer and I love it. However, When I run HWmonitor, I get 73-76F at idle. And It has been running very hot..
I had this laptop for about a week and it's always like that. So, I looked underneath the laptop and seems like the two GPU fans are not spinning at all.
Is this normal or something wrong with my unit? Do I have to open it up and check the fan cable? Or is it something wrong with the bios? Only thing I did to this laptop is update the driver to nvidia's 185.85 Back of the laptop is so hot that I can't touch it with my hand..
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.
My fan on the inspiron 1545 will not stop running. The laptop is quite hot. The battery from Dell died and replaced with a third party battery and adapter which have not been working well either. Battery will not charge so it is currently attached to power source at all times with the battery in the laptop.
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. ¬†
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?
Hi There! I've got the Dell 1720 Inspiron since 2 years ago. No problems until these 2 past weeks. I use to play the NBA 2k10 with my laptop since last december, and everything goes right, but from last 2 weeks, if I play more than 3 or 4 games (15min. per game), the laptop shuts down by itself. I've checked the CPU and GPU temperatures with Everest, and with this game running they get 70-77 degrees...It's not so hot, is it? The fan normally gets fast in short periods of time, but it's not at highest speed during the game... I don't know how to improve the heat contro; I've update the BIOS, Graph. drivers and so... Any ideas? Thanks
I don't know what it is, or maybe its just the way the system works... But basically, but something is constantly on even when I just have the laptop on with a few IE windows, you can especially feel it just to the left of the touchpad. From time to time, I will also hear the the noise coming from it and it till slow down, then start up again. I mean, its not a big issue, but is something wrong with the laptop? This happens when the CPU load is as low as just 5%, temperatures around 42-45 degrees Celsius.
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?
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!