Dell :: Inspiron 6000 Dark LCD

Feb 16, 2009

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.

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Dell Inspiron 1520 :: Screen Really Dark

Apr 25, 2013

A friends 1520 inspiron screen is really dark. Tried changing inverter card to lcd but still dark. tried replacing video card still dark. someone suggested checking voltage from motherboard. Can you tell me where to check output ? External monitor works fine..

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Dell Inspiron 13 :: 7000 Dark Screen Edges

Dec 24, 2014

Just got the 1920 x 1080 version of the 13" inspiron. The left and right edges (about 5-10% and not top or bottom) of the screen are about half as bright as the rest of screen. Also on closer inspection I've noticed that on the left hand side, the middle part of the rubber edge is squashed in. Is this pretty much normal for these laptops? I'll see if my camera can capture these details.

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Dell Inspiron 3520 :: Laptop Has Dark Screen And Beeping?

Jan 19, 2015

Have Inspiron 3520 with W8 - daughter has infected it via Minecraft update.  Original issue was dark screen and beeping, 8 at a time.  Put on a external monitor and am going through the long process of digging out the bugs with anti-virus and malware removal programs.

Question is this - how can I stop the infernal beeping?  It starts up if I insert the power cord or disconnect/connect the external monitor.  Is there any way to silence it?

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Dell :: Max RAM In Inspiron 6000?

Aug 19, 2009

I am currently running 2gb, but I think I remember reading somewhere that it can use a little over 3gb...

Is this true? Of course, I could be mistaken.

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Dell :: Inspiron 6000 Fan/CPU

Aug 13, 2009

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% .....

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Dell :: Inspiron 6000 LCD Won't Dim Down

Oct 18, 2009

I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 that boots up on full brightness,and won't dim down.

When you push the FN key,and the up,and down arrow,the screen starts to dim down a notch,but doesn't dim down like it should.The LCD was replaced before I received it because it was broken.

Could it be a bad LCD?Wrong LCD?Something wrong with the motherboard?I tried another LCD,inverter,and video drivers,but it didn't help.The keyboard works fine,so

I don't believe it's that.The only parts left to try are the LCD cable,keyboard,and the motherboard

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Dell :: Inspiron 6000 Upgrade

Mar 8, 2010

gf gave me her old dell inspiron since she just bought a new laptop. CD drive wasnt working fixed that, just ordered a new battery from ebay.

Looking at the specs of the laptop I want to upgrade the ram from 1gb to 2, anyone know what type of ram and where to get it?

is it possible to upgrade the cpu?

If anyone has upgraded a dell inspiron 6000, it would be nice to talk to see how you got on.

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Dell :: Fan Problem Inspiron 6000

Jan 26, 2009

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 .....

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Dell :: Inspiron 6000 RAM Upgrade

Jul 23, 2009

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?

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Dell :: Inspiron 6000 Won't Boot

Jan 2, 2009

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.

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Dell :: Inspiron 6000 Upgrades?

Jan 10, 2009

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 .....

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Dell :: End For Sound On This Inspiron 6000

Jan 27, 2009

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.

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Dell :: My Old Inspiron 6000 LCD Went Black

Feb 1, 2009

I bought this in 2005 and used it since then. One day I left it on and went away for couple minutes and the screen turned black when I came back.

I thought it was in hibernation but after restarting, the screen is still black. I can connect to my LCD TV via VGA cablle and see it fine.

If I turn off all the lights and shine a flashlight into it, I can see the desktop with all icons on it in super dark background.

I don't smell anything burning. So my question is what's really wrong with it? My guess is either the blacklight or the inverter

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Dell :: More RAM For Inspiron 6000 Or New Laptop?

Jan 26, 2009

My 3.5-year-old Inspiron 6000 is really slowing down. I really only use it for Web browsing, iTunes, Word, etc.

Is it nearing the end of its lifespan, or will more RAM (currently have 512MB) speed things up and keep the computer running well for a while?

If I'm due for a new laptop anyway, I'd rather just replace it now before it crashes or something.

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Dell :: Inspiron 6000 Inverter

Feb 2, 2010

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

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Dell :: Inspiron 6000 Drivers?

Apr 3, 2009

I wiped my old Inspiron 6000. Re-installed XP. Can't get online. Using this mac I'm posting from now, I went onto and looked for drivers. I downloaded the network drivers,

put them on my Inspiron via USB, and it beeped and said the driver does not support my hardware.

In fact, it said this for most of the drivers I downloaded from Dell. I am sure that I have an Inspiron 6000 and that I went to the Inspiron 6000 drivers page of the Dell site.

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Dell :: Inspiron 6000 Video

Apr 2, 2008

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.

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Dell Inspiron 6000 :: How To Reload OS

Apr 20, 2013

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?

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Dell :: Inspiron 6000 Wont Turn On

Jan 4, 2010

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.

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Dell :: Inspiron 6000 Installing Ram Screwdriver

Oct 10, 2009

My problem however is that i cannot open my computer on the back with the screws.

Do you need some special type of screwdriver like a phillips one to open it?

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Dell :: Inspiron 6000 Wireless Card

Oct 10, 2009

this is about the 4-5th time he helped me done it but the wireless never works nor wired with my laptop. The thing is my wifi card Intel Pro Wireless 2200 broke a few years ago somehow.

I ended up purchasing a wifi card on ebay named gigabyte pci card for my laptop. It worked when my other friend installed the drivers.

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Dell :: Need A Replacement Drive For An Inspiron 6000

Jan 5, 2009

got a customer who called in looking at a SN-S082H/BEBN as a replacement to the stock drive which he says has died.

I checked the Dell site to see if it had any part #'s listed for possible replacements but the only thing it shows was a HDD recommendation.

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Dell :: Replacement Screen For Inspiron 6000

Feb 7, 2009

i have a inspiron 6000 model# PP12L and need a new screen.
the one that is in there has the number 154X2LO2.

do i have to get one with the same number or can it be a different one, like one of these: LTN154X1, LTN154X2, LTN154X3, LTN154X3-L03, LTN154X3-L06, LTN154X3-L09, LTN154X3-L05, B154EW01

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Dell :: Upgrading Video On Inspiron 6000

Jan 16, 2009

I recently upgraded my processor from a Celeron 370 to a Pentium M 740 and upgraded my harddrive to 60 Gigs at 5,200 rpm. I now wish to upgrade my 6000's video performance for some limited gaming.

My current motherboard has integrated video. Are there external video cards

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Dell :: Inspiron 6000 No Post Just Turn On

Apr 26, 2009

I have a friend's Inspiron 6000 from 2005

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" .....

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Dell :: Vista Drivers For Inspiron 6000

Mar 19, 2009

Greetings - a friend of mine has an Inspiron 6000 and he has found a cheap copy of Vista HP.

I told him I would try to load it for him (on a new HDD) if I could find the drivers.

I've found most of the drivers except for the all-important chipset. Does anyone know of a source/have a link for the Vista chipset driver for the Inspiron 6000?

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Dell :: Are The Inspiron 6000 And 6400 The Same Case And LCD ?

Jan 27, 2010

Will the LCD from the 6400 fit on a 6000

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Dell :: Inspiron 6000 Power Flicker

Jan 19, 2009

When my 6000 is connected to the power supply the battery lightflickers on and off. I have to "jiggle" the plug at the back of the computer to find a position for it to stay on

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Dell ::Inspiron 6000, Can't Boot BIOS,

Jan 13, 2009

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:

-OHCI compliant IEEE 1394 host controller
-intel pro/wireless 2915abg network connection

-Ricoh R/RL/5c476(II) or compatible cardbus controller
-SDA standard compliant SD host controlle .....

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