Dell :: Is It Worth Doing Either Of These To A Inspiron E1505/6400?

Apr 4, 2009

I'm currently using a Dell inspiron 6400/E1505 notebook although i wish to upgrade to a studio 15 or 17 i cannot afford it at the moment i can however afford to upgrade the notebook i have a little bit more, the 2 upgrades i'm considering are,

Upgrading the RAM to 2 x 2gb (I spoke to someone on these forums a while ago about it and apparently it is possible) but i'm unsure if its worth it because i can't see anything that'll be different enough to warrant the upgrade .....

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Dell :: 9-cell Battery Worth It For Inspiron E1505?

Jan 3, 2009

Well I have been looking to upgrade my 6 cell to the 9 cell because at most I can get 2 hours + on power saver mode. But I am looking to greatly improve that. I am running Vista Premium and Have a intel core duo, a Ati x1400 and thats all the info that should be important to know.

I was going to make a decision based on the consumer reviews on dell but some are

1/5 D3ll iz teh horrible! b@ttetry brokeded.



SO I would like to ask real people in stead of really on the idiots and trolls on dells review page.

Oh and if you have the 9 cell can you tell me what kinda of battery life you are getting on the 3 different options. (power saver, balanced and High performance)

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Dell :: Inspiron 6400 / E1505 Need Hinge

Mar 25, 2010

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.

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Dell :: Inspiron 6400 / E1505 CPU Upgrade?

Oct 21, 2009

I DID search but found conflicting information.

I have a Dell here that I just picked up free due to having a busted screen and a bad battery. Luckily I have a HUGE pile of dead laptops and had these parts!

The laptop says Inspiron 6400 on it but the service tag shows up as a E1505 on Dell's site. The service tag is 4Q38YB1 if that helps.

I put two 1gb DDR2-800 sticks in (though it comes up as 533MHz) and a 120gb SATA drive in.

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Dell :: VISTA 64-bit Drivers For Inspiron 6400/E1505

Feb 9, 2009

I have a DELL INSPIRON 6400 (aka E1505 in some countries)....with the following configuration:

INTEL C2D T7200 (2 GHz, 667 MHz FSB, 4 MB L2 Cache)
120 GB HD
Windows XP Pro SP3
Rest basic stuff.

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Dell :: Inspiron 6400 / E1505 Screen Brightness

Mar 29, 2010

I've had my trusty Dell Inspiron 6400 since 2006 and it's still going strong, but over the last couple of months

I've noticed that the screen doesn't appear to be as bright as it used to be. It's as if the brightness isn't set to full, but when you try to increase it you discover it is at full brightness.

Can LCD screens become dimmer over time and would a replacement screen fix this?

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Dell :: Inspiron E1505 (6400) USB Not Recognize External HDD

Aug 3, 2009

The USB ports can recognize USB mouses and keyboards. However, it will not recognize external HDDs or her Ipod. So far, I've taken the liberty of reformatting her computer but the problem still persist.

I've updated all the drivers to the latest editions and I have tried multiple methods of resetting the USB. (Complete power down of the laptop, Uninstalled the USBs from Device Manager) Does anyone have any suggestions?

Laptop Specs:

Dell Inspiron e1505 (6400)
Windows XP Media Center Edition
Intel Core Duo T2500 2.00Ghz
ATI Mobility Radeon x1400
Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
Intel Pro Wireless 3945ABG Wifi
SigmaTell HD Audio

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Dell Inspiron 6400 :: E1505 Ethernet Not Working

Mar 21, 2011

I haven't been able to connect to LAN (Ethernet) connections since I acquired this laptop, I have installed the correct drivers and tried with different OS but none of them have been a success.

I tried in different Ethernet connections (different houses too) but I still get no internet on my laptop, it recognizes that there's something connected but no internet at all. Since then I have been using a Wireless Router always...

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Dell :: Inspiron 6400/e1505 Hard Drive Upgrade

Mar 11, 2009

I want to upgrade my laptops hard drive. It currently has a Hitachi Travelstar 7200RPM 80GB Hard drive. I want to upgrade to at least 300gb capacity,

preferably not losing out on speed either. Another issue is heat, currently my laptop gets MEGA hot and sometimes even freezes up/slows down (Im pretty sure its because of heat) and I wouldnt want to get a hard drive that runs hotter than the current one.

I dont know whether I need SATA or SATA300, 8MB or 16MB, 2.5" SFF or 2.5"x1/8H. Also, if I got a 5400RPM replacement (effectively downgrading the speed)

would I really notice that much difference ?? I 80% web browse, but the other 20% I video and photo edit and game, and I wouldnt really want to sacrifice performance if it made a big difference.

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Dell :: Inspiron 15 (or 1535) & Inspiron 6400 (or E1505)

Feb 20, 2009

I am looking into replacing my old Dell Inspiron 6400, as it has been excellent -I think I should buy another Dell!

I am looking at the new Inspiron 15, which has a 15.6" display.

Can anyone tell me whether the actual laptop itself is bigger or smaller than my current 6400? I am interested in knowing width.

I see a lot of dead space on my 6400, and hopefully Dell realized this, and instead of making another 15.4" with dead space, they made use of this and gave a better display!

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Dell :: Inspiron 6400 E1505 And 4GBs Of Memory (Questions About Dual Channel Mode)

Apr 13, 2009

I have a question about 4gb of memory on inspirons. I recently put in 4GB's memory in my inspiron (Corsair brand) and I am running XP(x86) aka 32bit. Windows sees 3.25gb's which is exactly correct.

Awhile back I read that the inspiron motherboard which is an intel, will not run the memory in Dual Channel mode, which will slow the memory down about 3-5%. However I am not sure of how true or not this is. I put the memory and checked my bios and its showing all 4GB's and "Dual Channel" enabled.

So the question is how real is this dual channel concern if the bios is saying its in dual channel mode? PS we are both running the latest bios A17.

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Dell :: E1505/ 6400 Motherboard Or Ram Going Bad?

Jan 8, 2010

I purchased this laptop about 3 years ago and up until a few months ago it was a well capable laptop. Since the original purchase I put 2 gigs of Ram in and a new higher capacity HD and thats about it.

Around a year ago I started noticing the audio skipping on everything. Youtube, all video file types, mp3's and flacs. It didn't really bother me at the time because it was a skip or static sound every several seconds. Now more recently it is once every second and really bothering me.

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Dell :: Inspiron 6400 LCD

Jun 28, 2009

can I use any 15,4" lcd panel with 30 pin connection or what other things do I have to consider when buying one

is it important if its a glossy/glare/matt lcd or is it just a matter of taste .......

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Dell :: RAM For My Inspiron 6400

Sep 27, 2009

I have a Dell Inspiron 6400, Intel Centrino Core 2 duo 1.83GHz and Nvidia 7300 GO 128MB.

Current RAM is dual channel interleaved 1024MB total DDR2 SDRAM CAS 5-5-5-15 while in use is 667MHz (memtest+).

Memtest+ reports my FSB to be 166MHz.

I'm looking to get 2GB total memory, I currently have 1GB.

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Dell :: Inspiron E1505

Jan 2, 2009

My Dell Inspiron has a problem, everytime i connect the power supply to charge it while its on the monitor will completely black out on me... Has anyone had or heard of this problem before?

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Dell ::Inspiron E1505

May 21, 2009

This is a somewhat new problem but I'll be using the computer for anywhere from 10-30 minutes when I can hear the fans go on and the computer will slow to a crawl.. from like 1.7ghz to something like 900mhz... just slows down really bad. It's got a pentium dual core in it .....

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Dell :: RAM Upgrade For Inspiron 6400

Jun 27, 2009

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)...............

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Dell :: Upgrading My Inspiron 6400?

Feb 27, 2010

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?

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Dell :: Inspiron 6400 Screen Become Dim

Aug 22, 2009

All of a sudden, after some time, when I turned the laptop the screen has become very dim and I can't get it back to normal. I tried Fn+Up but it doesn't work.

My laptop is Dell Inspiron 6400.

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Dell :: Bad Flash On Inspiron 6400

Jan 2, 2009

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 )

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Dell :: Is It Worth It To Upgrade My Inspiron 1545 From It's T4200 To A P8700?

Feb 23, 2010

I'm in love with the computer but it seems to be lacking a bit in speed. I usually use my desktop that has a Q6600 along with 4 GB of RAM. I do use this frequently though while on the road and while it's fairly quick I notice that it gets a bit bogged down at times. It currently has a T4200 along with 2 GB of RAM. As with all of my new computers I formatted it it upon delivery with Windows XP Pro SP3 so it's not a matter of bloatware and such. Is it worth it to upgrade the processor? Would bit be a significant difference in speed? If so could you please suggest a processor that would be the best bang of the buck? I stated the P8700 because it's the fastest processor that Dell offers but if there's something better please don't hesitate to offer a suggestion.

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Dell :: Inspiron E1505 Battery

Dec 31, 2008

I have E1505 and my battery decided to die today.

I have a simple question. Does anyone tried out those generic 9 cells battery for inspiron 6400 (E1505)? are they any good? most of them (made in China).

I ask this question because they are really cheap (90$ for 9 cells and 60$ for 6 cells) compared to genuine dell batteries (289$ and 160$).

in addition dell genuine batteries for inspiron 6400 are really bad (doesn't last beyond one year), so it is a waste of money to buy these expensive batteries.

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Dell :: Replacing The CPU In An Inspiron E1505

Jun 28, 2009

My computer has the Intel Pentium T2080 processor. When I talked to Dell, they said that it couldn't be replaced but I noticed that it comes out of its standard PGA478 slot easily.

I would hate to spend the money for a new processor without knowing that it will work, so my question is will a core 2 work? If not, would a Pentium from the T2000 series such as the T2130 (the T2080's closest relative) work?

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Dell :: Inspiron E1505 Touchpad

Apr 12, 2010

My issue is that last week I noticed that my touchpad (mouse) moves erratically (shaky), not very smooth when moving around.

I thought it was a virus so I reinstalled windows 7 and installed all the drivers and so fourth .....

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Dell :: Memory For My Inspiron E1505

Sep 25, 2009

I have a Dell Inspiron e1505 that is a couple of years old. I just bought it from a guy at work and it seems to be working pretty good.

I do a lot of photo editing and while I realize this is not a top machine for this, it works better than what I had. It now has 1G of memory in it and I think that I can up that to 2G max.

What should I be looking for and where is the best place to get it? I would like to buy local, but that may not be the best option as far as price goes.

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Dell :: Inspiron E1505 Speakers

Aug 10, 2009

I just found this site and signed up. Looks like some good info here. I have a couple of questions if you all don't mind.

I just bought a gently used e1505 from a friend at work. He just got a Macbook Pro.
The laptop seems to be working great so far. I am replacing my tower at home with this and am trying to figure a couple things out.

1. I have pair of Boston speakers with a sub that I used with my tower. I remember that in the audio settings, there was a box to tic for "Digital Output" and I had to tick that box to get the speakers to work.

I cannot find that box on the e1505 and I cannot get the speakers to works by just plugging them in. What am I doing wrong here?

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Dell Inspiron E1505 :: CPU Usage 99%

Nov 10, 2014

I had Windows 7 on Inspiron E1505, it was getting slow So I installed clean Windows 8.1.But even after installing Windows 8.1 I see sometimes CPU usage go over 90%. But CPU and Disk usage come back to around 50% after sometime. I see usage shoots to 90% when I open new tab in chrome or IE. Most of the CPU and Disk is used by Chrome, System, Service Host: Local Services / Network Restricated.

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Dell :: Inspiron 6400 Sreen Blackout

Mar 15, 2009

I am not a computer wizzard and take all the help you can offer. Here is my problem. On my inspire 6400 the sreen went black. After this happened, I connected an auxilery monitor which worked perfect.

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Dell :: I Can Change The Color? Inspiron 6400

Jan 11, 2010

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)

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Dell :: Performance Of My Inspiron 6400 Is Much Much Much Slow ?

Jan 3, 2009

firstly i thought may be antivirus problm but i uninstall that one.....soooo now again same problm........after 1-2 hours

when i click on the "show hidden icons" in taskbar then the taskbar icon display is veeeery very slow...and overall performance is much much much slow .....

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