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?
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% .....
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 .....
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.
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 .....
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
The laptop turned off by itself once and since then, it refuses to POST.
I do suspect some CPU power issue.
- The boards can be powered and shutdowns with the power button. - HDD is detected and HDD LED turns off after detect. - Only the Power led remains open - No Image nor backlight on screen - No access to BIOS - PSA boot (Fn+Power) give Scroll Lock LED ON I spoted a black burned zone around what I think is a diode. I removed it and try to mesure it but I'm not equipped to have an exact figure of what it is. The marking on it is "SR" .....
When I restarted I got a blue screen saying "memory parity error". I restarted again the blue screen was gone, and it tells me a NIC adapter is having problems,
and asks me to press (S) to shut it off. When I tried pressing 'S' it didn't respond (more like it froze), so I restarted again.
This time I can finally boot into windows. But now my 'new hardware found' wizard went berserk, and kept on telling me there is new hardware found, non-stop. I had a look at my Device Manager and noticed the following had exclamation marks on it:
I upgrade Dell Inspiron 6000 to Windows 8.1, almost every Driver is ok, but only this Driver could not be installed (Mobile Intel ® 915GM/GMS, 910gml express chipset family), I have try everything but not succeed, is there any Driver similar that could compatibility with Dell 6000