Dell Inspiron 6400 :: Upgrading BIOS To Newer Version
Apr 28, 2013
I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop and it is currently running with the A12 BIOS version.
I notice that there are several newer versions available... A14, A15 & A17
Since the details of the A14 version indicate that it includes an "Intel CPU microcode update", must I FIRST UPGRADE with this A14 version before I THEN upgrade with the latest A17 version, or by simply upgrading directly with the A17 version, will this also include all previous updates, including the Intel CPU microcode update...
I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 that current has a Intel T2400 1.83Ghz (Core Duo) and I'm wondering if anyone has upgrade recommendations for this? Currently I have .99GB Ram so that would probably be okay but any ideas would be appreciated.
Also, anyone know of an online maintenance manual for the Inspiron 6400?
I have inspiron N5110 . I recently upgraded my bios version from A9 to A11(to solve the Win 8 black screen problem) . But unfortunately the battery timing is reduced to 2 hours only . before that it was nearly 4 hours. I switched back to windows 7 and i want to get that bios version back..
I am using n5050 model from last 2 years, now i increased memory to 8GB and also changed intel celeron to core i3 processor, now when i plug in AC adaptor my screen goes to blank for just 2 seconds, a technician said you update bios, i downloaded, but it says " same version can't be flashed " .... I am using A05 version of Bios....
If you navigate to the drivers' download page for Inspiron 7520, you will notice under "BIOS" that there is a version A11 (released date: October 15, 2012) available for download.However, the small print says "Applies to: Dell Vostro 3560 system BIOS". Is it safe to flash my current BIOS version A04 to A11 for my Inspiron 7520? If not, why is that item listed in the first place?
How can disable my internal HDD from Bios version A08 of Inspiron 5423? I cannot find this option in the Bios. I'm trying to boot from an external usb HDD but it fails because of the OS installed in the internal HDD.
How I can disable the internal HDD without having to physically open the laptop?
Acer aspire 5745G, everything was working fine until i tired to update newer bios files, but my laptop restarted and now when i try to turn the laptop on, nothing happens and nothing appears at all, only the power button is flashing, so i googled it a little bit and i found out that i need to download a BIOS files and unzip them to my formated USB, i did that but nothing happens when i try to hold FN button + Esc ......
I have an older Inspiron 6400 (looks like the 1505) that isn't charging the battery. The bios indicates that the battery is charging, and that it is performing normally. There isn't a red flashing battery indicator, but when the laptop is powered on there isn't any "green light" indication of the battery, either. The AC adapter performs normally ( Charger is a PA10 (90watt) and it works fine on my D800, and charges that battery normally).
What I don't understand is why the BIOS indicates the battery is charging and that the battery is performing normally. However, when I have the system up and running there isn't a green battery indicator light on the button strip. Let me clarify that statement. During the initial boot phase of start-up there is the green indicator light on the button strip, but as the OS finishes loading this light goes out and the battery doesn't charge.
Could this be caused by a faulty Bios update, or is it something with the battery charging circuit of the motherboard? The laptop operates normally when using the AC adapter, just no indication of the battery charging when the OS is fully loaded. OS is Windows XP Pro (SP3).
My Dell inspiron 6400 has a battery that works amazingly but recently, I noticed a change in the behaviour. Anytime I switch the laptop on, the LED battery indicator shows me red meaning something is wrong even when the battery is fully charged. The battery charges normally even when I intentionally drain out the power and try charging it again. This is just to make sure that the battery charges fine. Infact, in windows, it shows me that the computer is on AC power even when it is not plugged into an AC outlet.
The BIOS shows "No battery installed" and windows tells me the same. Summarily, everything is fine except for the LED indicator showing Red and the BIOS telling me that no battery is installed.
I just bought a T7500 processor to upgrade my Aspire 5315. I understand that a bios upgrade should be performed before replacing the cpu. I read about some problems with bios version 1.34 and some went back to 1.33 and there is a new bios 1.43 now.
What is going on with updating the Bios with Dell laptops? I have a Dell M4500 precision laptop. I'm running Windows 7 pro 64 bit an I7 quad processor and 8 gigs of memory. I can't update the bios past V 07. When I looked through the support posts I found people asking the same question and when I did a search I found over 300.000 hits for the same problem many Dell laptops. What I have NOT found is Dell addressing the problem. Is it the update engine it's self or a problem with the computers? I installed all the patches and all the updates for my computer except the Bios.
just like my sony laptop FW510f, it have the ATI 4650, but the GPU frequency is 450 and memory is 600. i think dell can do like it to avoid the fan's noisy(its runs when i press the start button), and the throttling problem.
BTW: my 1647's fan keep spin and the gpu temp is 50 when its idle, is it normal? the ambient no more than 20c
i own an aspire 5672 wmli i`ve done many upgrades to it and always try to have the latest updates for all my drivers but i`m curious i see in the europe site has different bios updates with different dates there is a update wich is the latest on 3239 from 2008 and there is another from 2/23/2007 3236 but under vista now i use vista ultimate should i use the one for vista is there some difference, some integration for vista or something or just go for the latest 3239?
I downloaded all win 7 drivers, and I'm ready for a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64b on my Vaio. I wonder whether it would be wise to first install the bios upgrade for Win 7, version R4041M3, before I start the OS installation?
I updated the Bios of my Ideapad U310 to version 65CN99WW and now I can't enter Windows 8.1, it remains in a kind of boot menu. When I turn on the Laptop it desn't even show the Lenovo sign that used to,
I searched the forums, but haven't been able to get the info I need, which is . . .
1.) What is the maximum ram supported by Inspiron 6400? and what happens if I plugin more than this? currently I have 1g
2.) What type of ram do I get for Inspiron 6400? Which of the following are ok? will all work fine? a.) SODIMM 1 GB PC-5300/667 MHz DDR2 b.) SODIMM 2 GB PC-5300/667 MHz DDR2 c.) Corsair 2GB DDR3 SODIMM (1066 MHz)...............
The thing is that my aunt started downloading updates and things from Dell (as she told me,
I wasn't there) and in one of those updates, there was the bios, she updated the system, and then it never came back to life...,
so I was wandering if there is a recovery method with a usb floppy drive (I have one),
since I've tried the Windows Key + F and Fn + F with no avail, is there other option, other than replacing the motherboard? (I live in Chile, and here all computer related things are very expensive... and I don't have credit card to order overseas )
I want to change my 9100's CPU to a Northwood...(want to see if it will make it a bit quieter....but which one do I get? There's so many different Core Stepping versions....Does it have to be a 3.0C? or will any work?
I need to know if I can change the color an Inspiron 6400 (gray to black), using the plastic pieces of a vostro 1000 (black). I think they are the same.
If is possible, i need to know if I just need these parts: - Dell Vostro 1000 Palmrest and Touchpad DX354 (BLACK) - Dell Vostro 1000 15.4" LCD Front Bezel Trim PM606 (BLACK) - Dell Vostro 1000 15.4" LCD Back Cover KT786 (BLACK) - Dell Vostro 1000 Power Button Hinge Cover HX873 (BLACK)
In the forefront we can see the hinge, and in the background we can see the piece behind the hinge (PBTH) - I have no idea what to call it, so from now on it will refer to it as the PBTH. =)
Ok, the problem I've had - for years - is that the PBTH does not stay where it is supposed to stay.. the three plugs do not stay in their holes. This has caused the outer plastic part of the LCD cover to split when I close the lid.
After a few years of this, the bezel cracked on me... so I decide to get a new bezel, and I tried to fix the hinge problem.
I'm not sure what mechanism was used to keep those 3 prongs in their holes, but I was going to try contact cement (for a lack of better ideas) - if you have any other ideas, please let me know.
But now my problem is this:
Last night I glued the PBTH into place, put everything back together..tried close the lid - was met with major resistance - and the glue/PBTH bond broke.