My laptop has frozen while in hibernate mode on two occassions in the past two months. Though not a frequent occurance it is heart stopping when you have committed work to a customer and everything you need is on the laptop and not accessible.
The first time the machine was off. Opened the lid and pressed the power button and nothing - did not even light up the button. After no responses to any attempt to start the computer I removed the battery. Upon reinserting the battery the machine started working and everything was fine.
The second time the machine was off but left with the lid open. The power button was lit. No matter what I did there was no response - frozen again. Once again I removed the battery and upon reinserting the system again resumed working normally.
The only common thing is the laptop went into hibernate mode and would not respond to commands to wake up.
I returned from windows 8 to windows 7 64 on my Dell Studio 1749 because i had a Hibernation problem.
Now the problem is not solved, i've the same in my windows 7 64 (when the laptop hibernate, it freeze). I think it is a bios error, and i want Reset it, but, if i try to reinstall the last bios, installation program does not work and report: "the last bios is already installed).
For the past week my laptop (which I've been using for only 3 months), running Windows 7, has been lagging. For Example, when I try to check my email using Live Mail, I click on a new email to read and it takes 20-30 seconds before the message loads. NOW it is not booting up. I try to start the computer and it goes to a black screen & says "Windows failed to start.
A recent hardware or software change might be the cause" so I let it boot in the diagnostic mode (I think that is what it was called, the only other option other than normal mode, but did not say Safe Mode) and it just goes to the blue background but no button to log in, or any way to do anything that I can see. I haven't loaded any new programs, I'm just running Quicken and Photoshop Elements, Mozilla, & Chrome and Norton anti-virus (courtesy of our Comcast internet service). Last night we tried to defrag the hard drive but that just sat at 2% for hours with no results.
I am working on a friend's laptop. Originally, the laptop had a bad power adapter. They heard a "popping" sound from what sounded like it came from the laptop itself. Laptop went dead. They bought a new power adapter but it won't even light up the LED's on the laptop itself. The new adapter definitely works.
Of course it's used for taxes, home business info, etc. So they ask me to look at it since I have 10+ years in IT and can do most PC repair stuff without batting an eye. Well, here I am. Laptop is not under warranty AND it's still being paid on as it was financed by Dell.
Here is what I did to troubleshoot:
1) Verified power adapter got power and works with another Dell laptop. 2) Verified laptop will not power on. 3) Removed bottom screws, plate, battery, etc. 4) Removed keyboard, screws, and top plate. 5) Found a lots of black markings on the motherboard, specifically at the circuitry near the battery port.
Determined it needed a motherboard and maybe other stuff but wasn't sure. Bought a new motherboard with a 90 day warranty from CHINA on eBay. Also bought a new keyboard since a key was missing and new fan since it was in rough shape.
The repair steps:
1) Removed old motherboard and took off heatsink and CPU. 2) Reseat CPU on new motherboard, added Arctic 5, Reinstalled heatsink. 3) Added new fan and buttoned everything up. Triple checked connections 4) THERE IS LIFE! Power supply now feeds power to the laptop as LED's are lit. 5) Power button is pressed, nothing on the video but the fan spins up and sounds healthy. No caps lock LED. Hooked up to a monitor DOES NOT WORK. No beeping, nothing. I figure maybe the CPU isn't working so I try reseating it. 6) Tear it all down again. Reseat CPU, new thermal paste, reinstall heatsink, button it back up. SAME THING. This time it's not fully reassembled.
I tried doing the D + Power Button to test the LCD. Looks like the screen does something, but it's dim and doesn't last long. I can't see if it tries to do anything in detail, but I notice a little bit of light omitted from the side. Tried discharging any static.
Normally, I would throw in another CPU or something, but I don't have spare parts for this laptop. How can I continue to troubleshoot this? Maybe a bad motherboard?
My Dell Inspiron 17 N7110 Keeps shutting itself down, recycling its system (I am sure I am using the wrong terminology). It will get to the dell logo screen and then go blank and restart itself. I spoke with someone at Techzilla who said that this has been happening to other people with this model. I removed the battery, tried hitting the F8, F11, F2 and F12 buttons. When I hit the F12 button the screen went to a black screen with a blinking curser in the upper right hand corner. This screen lasted about a second or two before it shuts down again and starts to recycle again. I was told that it's a software problem (that I downloaded a virus) but if others are having the same problem then I think it's a dell model issue not a software issue.
I recently purchased a N7110 and very nice it is other than the power cord being too short. However all was well and good when i got the machine, updated Win 7 from Microsift website and then noticed that the Bluetooth drivers where causing problems in device manager? have had no problems with connections but am being reminded that i need to reload the drivers. Nothing seems to be load when I try to download via the net.
I've bought 2 Inspiron N7110 laptops. Both have win7 64bit OS, and 2 usb ports (3.0 ports) are not working. I have all the latest drivers form dell's web page, but I can't get them to work. Is this a driver issue or this laptop series is affected by Chipset circuit design issue? Should I return them, or there is something wrong with drivers, and it can be fixed?
When i bought N7110 when i pressed the fn + sound up/down button(f11/f12) a little box would come up showing me what my current sound level is and dissapear after 3 secs or so. But doesn't happen anymore. The buttons still change the sound but the box doesn't show up. This happens with all of the fn functions like f2(wireless settings), mute button, f4 f5 (brightness), f3(touchpad on off). They all work but they dont show up. So if i want to close bluetooth i need to do it blindly by pressing f2 + fn a few times to finally get it.
my two-year old laptop (Inspiron N7110 Windows 7 64 bit home) s refusing to wake from sleep. The power button just glows steadily and nothing happens at all happens when I press it to try to wake it. I have to hold the power button down to shut it right off, then restart.
I did a number of updates before this happened, including:
-update Garmin Lifetime Updater
-update Intel My WIFI to Intel Dashboard
-update drivers for Bamboo pen tablet
-update Norton antivirus software
-sign into Dell PC Checkup on Dell Support Centre and downloaded and installed all their recommended updates.
I did another Dell PC Checkup just now and everything passed.
I uninstalled the video driver then reinstalled it from the Dell site. The problem was not resolved.
Then I updated the BIOS from the Dell site. Problem still not resolved...but now I have a new problem in that it hangs at shutdown. I get the little twirly icon and 'windows is shutting down' message with no other activity or blinking lights for >10 minutes , until I lose patience and shut it down with the power button.
At the moment I am just not putting it into sleep.
I have Dell Inspiron n7110. In my notebook install Dell Wireless 1702 802.11b/g/n. Recently notice that I can not find any Wi-Fi network. But in Task Manager I see that Dell Wireless module is working properly. I reinstall all drivers twice, but it's still don't work and don't find any Wi-Fi network.
I bought a new Inspiron N7110 about 9 days ago and when I first got it, the dvd/cd drive worked fine and showed up in windows explorer. Starting yesterda, the drive does not show up and will not autorun. The drive does show up in device manager and no problems are listed.
My hard drive went bad (CHKDSK fails), so I replaced it. When it boots, I see the Dell starting up screen with F2 and F12 options but then it immediately displays a black screen with the text "Operating System Not Found". I've tried to press F12 with no luck, it always displays "Operating System Not Found". I double checked to ensure the hard drive is not loose and everything looks fine.
I have an N7110 (2011, warranty expired) with NVidia GPU. The power jack recently broke, and when I was sent a replacement, I was sent a 5 pin one instead of the 8 pin (with one redundant pin) I required.When I connected the 5 pin to see if it would power up, the screen started what looked like a graphics diagnostic. It was flashing red, blue green if I remember correctly.
Then after a reboot, it started beeping 8 times and the screen back light doesn't work. I can just about see that there is output to the screen, but its to dark to read.I now have the proper 8 pin power jack and lead connected.
I know that 8 beeps indicates an LCD failure, but I'm not convinced that this is the case. When I connect another screen via either VGA or HDMI, I don't get any output to the screen. This makes me think that there is probably a problem with the motherboard or graphics card.I don't want to waste €100 on a new screen only to find out that the fault is on the motherboard, and if I have to replace the motherboard, I don't think its worth it since this would cost almost half the price of a replacement laptop.
Inspiron N7110 . Wouldn't boot in to regular windows. I booted in to safe mode and tried to run chkdsk in system mechanic. it only got to about 20% and hung up. Now it won't boot at all. It isn't recognizing the hard drive. Is there a way to have the bios look for the hard drive? Running win7 64bit
I just recently purchased a 17r 2nd gen and I lovethe performance and style but I just wish it had a backlit keyboard, knowing itwas not in the customization features I was wondering if I could purchase a XPS17 (L702X) and replace my default keyboard. I just know if the motherboard hasthe same connection and if the LED’s would work.
I have a Dell Inspiron N7110. Recently after updating my McAfee antivirus software my computer has been slow. The computer works fine when we first turn it on but after a few times of closing the laptop and reopening it to use it, the programs won't open. I try opening Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and my documents. Also the computer won't even turn off. It just stays at the blue logging off screen.
I was gifted this Inspiron for my birthday to be a gaming laptop, unfortunatly when I checked what video graphics card I had it was a pretty crummy Intel(R) HD Graphics Family card. This prevents me from playing many games I would like to play on my laptop. My question is: Is there a way to upgrade the graphics card or replace the graphics card.
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz 8 gb of RAM 750 gb hard drive Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Intel(R) HD Graphics Family card
I have a pretty good amount of knowledge behind computer software, and hardware operations. I am aware of the fact that the fan will increase speed according to increased temperature of CPU, and other components. However, is the fan supposed to periodically, turn on and off, each occurrence running at full speed for 10-20 seconds, then shut off again? How about the same question, when the laptop is physically(meaning you can feel it) hot? I don't think that this is a hardware issue. I've recently had a hard drive fail on me, and had another hard drive(same exact model hard drive) installed, and Windows 8 reinstalled. I think somewhere along the lines of the OS reinstallation process, some drivers were probably missed and this might be causing the issue. On the other hand, the fan in this laptop is the same one from the factory, which makes it 4 years old. What is the lifetime on the fans in the Inspiron N7110?
I have a dell inspiron n7110. I keep trying to turn on the computer and am getting nothing but black screen with 7 beeps. I tried starting it while holding the FN key all that happened is the beepos went away still black screen.
Im trying to set up an ad-hoc connection to share internet between my laptop and another laptop but it will not let me turn my internet connection sharing on, when i go into adapter settings my wireless network connection has a red 'X' next to it and if I run the diagnostics its tells me 'problem with wireless adapter or access point' and I cannot connect to any wireless connections either, i have an internal Dell Wireless 1702 802.11 b/g/n on windows 7 home premium edition, All drivers are up to date and I am using a Del N7110.
I have a Inspiron 17R N7110 and since yesterday i have a very peculiar problem. When starting the pc, instead of a black screen, the screen is red, the windows logo is very unclear. After the startup and at the login screen there are red stripes ( like clouds) all over the screen.
And when logging in the quality of the screen is bad. When attaching an external screen there are no problems. I have checked all setting on the display to no avail. I ran the diagnostics on the bootup and found no errors.
My new 600m is not responsible after hibernation. I can do nothing except holding the power switch for 7 sec to shut it off and restart it again. What configuration need to be looked at (I presume this is not as usual), I am new to laptops
Whenever I boot up my laptop without the AC adapter plugged in I get a beeping error. 00C08270 Real Time Clock error pops up on the screen before start up. From my research it tells me that it could be the CMOS battery or the motherboard. If it's the CMOS battery I'm willing to replace the battery myself but if it's the motherboard I will probably need to go to the shop for that. What I'm afraid of is the cost. If my problem is the CMOS battery I don't know where to buy the battery replacement myself and if it's the motherboard, is it worth it to pay the cost of replacement and from what I know paying for a new OS too? or should I buy a new laptop instead?
I admit that I messed up in trying to reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit without reformatting and using a flash drive and instructions downloaded from YouTube. And yes, I have learned a great lesson from this experience. Now I have purchased from DELL a Windows 7 CD along with a drivers CD for me to start over with. I would like to know how to do this the right way. I have a Inspiron laptop model 17R N7110. I am hoping that this fresh install will put this laptop back like it was when it was new. Minus the bloatware of course.