Dell Asd :: Inspiron 1520

Oct 30, 2009

why when i'm watching simple flash movies for more than 3 minutes in full screen my laptop gets real warm...the cpu gets crazy... 70 even 80c...?

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Dell :: New Inspiron 1520

Jul 20, 2007

If you want any other pictures let me know. I know they're a bit blurry but the camera isn't cooperating on where it wants to focus.

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Dell :: Inspiron 1520 Ram?

Mar 20, 2009

So I'm trying to upgrade my ram, right now I have 2Gb that the system sees, however when I crack open the back all I see is 1 slot that has 1 chip in it which is a 1GB chip...

Does anyone know where the other RAM slot is?..

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Dell :: Inspiron 1520 Fan

Oct 9, 2009

Recently my fan has been making a lot of noise whenever it starts up.

Sometimes it sounds like it's getting caught on something as it spins and it trips for a few seconds. Other times it makes a high pitched, not particularly loud but noticeable, noise,

or it'll sound like it's blowing out a lot of air, usually more then it really is. It's also made a sort clicking sound before, similar to the noises a processor on a normal computer might make when loading or booting or something, but I know it's for sure coming from the fan

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Dell :: My Inspiron 1520 Needs Some TLC

Sep 5, 2009

First of all I wanna say that I'm a new member on this site. I've checked it out a few times and it seems that people get good help and tips so I decided to register too.

Anyway I bought an inspiron 1520 right about 2 years ago. It's my first laptop and I havent had any troubles with it whatsoever and it's been surving me great.

However 2 years of wear and tear have taken its toll on the outside plastic cover of the computer. One of the corners is cracked (the one to the right of the volume and play/pause buttons) the metal part is a bit bent but it's nothing serious .......

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Dell :: R.I.P Inspiron 1520

Aug 30, 2009

A month after getting my new toshiba (insignature) and letting my sister being to use my old laptop because her 9 year old system decided to fail at life.. the computer decides to fail completely.

I have no idea what the issue is... The laptop will turn on, and turn on I mean the power light will come on for a second or two.. and then the light with go back out and the computer is completely off

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Dell :: Inspiron 1520 Tv-out

Jan 21, 2009

I have an Inspiron 1520 with a GeForce 8600M GT graphics card.
I spilled some coke on it some time ago, and had to replace the keyboard, and also the media buttons don't work really well, so I purchased a new palmrest.

My problem is, that the TV-Out doesn't work anymore... does work, in the way that I can figure out some image on the TV, but it's all black&white and flickering. Also, when Windows boots up, I can't see the "Welcome" screen, it's just black,

and suddenly the desktop appears with all the loading apps. It's 100% TV-Out related, because I recently reinstalled Windows, and it went just fine until I tried again the tv-out (which still did not work).

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Dell :: 1520 Inspiron: What Do I Have G OR N Card

Jan 30, 2010

Trying to find out what card i have internally, If it is B, g or n card.

I have a Linksys G router and will be upgrading to n.

Do all computers have to be on n to have the fast speed?

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Dell :: Inspiron 1520 Won't Charge

Sep 22, 2008

I'm having some problems with my charger. When I plug it in and turn the laptop on it says that it couldn't recognize the charger and won't charge, the laptop itself works, however. Sometimes it does charge, but rarely. I'm in a little hurry and didn't search thru the forum. Apologize if this issue was answered before.

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Dell :: Inspiron 1520 Won't Boot At All

Jan 24, 2010

I just uploaded this video of my problem, you should be able to stream it, if anyone has any problems then let me know. And sorry for the quality, I only have a camera phone to hand, you should be able to see what happens anyway...hopefully

Basically what happens is, I press the power on button of my machine, everything appears to be normal, the power LED turns on, the Hard drive activity LED flickers on and the DVD drive "clicks" (im sure some Dell owners know what I mean by this) BUT then all the lights go out (besides the power) and nothing is shown on my screen, no BIOS loading, nothing.

Does anyone know what might cause this?

I tried yesterday to get it to work but after about 7 hours I just gave up, nothing I did changed anything (I thought the CPU/GPU may of come unattached from the motherboard but after reseating them the problem was still there

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Dell :: Inspiron 1520 Keeps On Having Error

Mar 28, 2009

I reformat my Dell inspiron 1520..first i installed the dell media direct and install the OS..

then i installed the driver...then after that my laptop keeps on having says an error has occured..

windows will automatically shut down to prevent damage..keeps on having error..i dont know what to do ( help pls...i must use the safe mode to prevent this error

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Dell :: USB Not Being Recognized On Inspiron 1520

Nov 30, 2008

After installing XP media center on my inspiron 1520 i am unable to get it to recognize usb devices. I looked in the device manger at the drivers and it is missing some for the usb. I am not sure which one to download. I tried installing some and they did not work. I went to dell's site and did not find anything.

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Dell :: Inspiron 1520 Screen

Apr 28, 2009

can't see a thing on the screen. He left the laptop on hibernate for around 3 hours and when he came back, the screen was very dark.

He says he's restarted several times since then and the only thing which seemed to "light up" the screen was taking the power out; allowing the laptop to run on battery. However, just 5 minutes ago, even though the laptop was on battery, the screen has gone dark. He can barely make out MSN conversations by shining his lamp onto the screen but he can't see the mouse cursor.

The laptop is around 1 and a half years old.

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Dell :: Help Inspiron 1520 Can't Burn DVD's

Mar 23, 2009

My Dell Insipiron 1520 (lappy) with a DVD-RW combo has started to make a weird 'high pitched 'chuggy' sound whenever I turn on the laptop or when I eject or put in a disc.

Also when it starts to read something and when you tell it to write. The last time I checked, I can still read DVD game discs but trying burn a DVD just doesn't work. It doesn't think that anything's in there.

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Dell :: Inspiron 1520 CPU Overheating

Jul 11, 2009

I've had this laptop for about 7 months now and it's progressively running hotter and hotter while I game. I now have the back of the laptop propped up with some books so that there's more air circulation underneath it, but even so I will often hit 96 degrees Celsius when playing games such as Call of Duty 4, Crysis, Farcry, and World of Warcraft.

I will admit that I force clock the cpu to maintain a core clock of 1.60 GHz. If I don't force clock it it will just drop my cpu clock down to 800 MHz and sit there giving me 10 fps and lower in any game. My video card (8600m gt) runs fine and cool so there's no problems there .....

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Dell :: Stereo Mix And Mic On A Inspiron 1520?

Jul 27, 2009

As everybody probably knows Vista doesn't support/have Stereo Mix, so in order to get it to work I followed a guide from somewhere (could of been here) that linked to other Sigmatel drivers and then installed them in XP compatibility mode,

however, having done that i've now totally lost the use of the inbuilt mic...has anyone else had this problem? Is there a way of fixing this or am I limited to having one or the other

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Dell :: Inspiron 1520 + WinXP

Jul 18, 2007

I want to install WinXP on my Inspiron 1520, but I need the SATA drivers.

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Dell :: Upgrading Inspiron 1520 RAM From 2gb To...?

Feb 23, 2009

Me and my sister have 2x 1520's and I'm looking to upgrade my RAM. Both laptops have 2gb of RAM and still contain the original build from Dell.

I have a few questions...

1. They're both running Vista Home Premium -- what's the most RAM it can handle?
2. Do they contain 2x 1gb sticks, or 1x 2gb stick?

I know there's tons of different RAM available, so could someone please link me to a 2gb stick that'll fit and work in my laptop? The cheaper the better, but ideally with a decent warrenty and from a respected company if possible.

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Dell :: Inspiron 1520 Repair

Jun 17, 2009

My laptop took a nasty fall when it was open. It still works fine, but one of the hinges is now broken... not only the plastic part, but the metal hinge is cracked in half too. I am worried if I keep opening and closing it, it may eventually do damage to my LCD screen.

I'm sure Dell will charge me a ridiculous amount of money to fix it, so I was going to have a computer savvy friend do it for me. Does anyone know what the part(s) I need is called and where I can find it. Also any directions to fix it would help so I can tell my friend exactly what to do

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Dell :: Want To Upgrade The GPU On My Inspiron 1520

Dec 4, 2009

Ok so i have the inspiron 1520 with core 2 duo 2.0ghz 2gb of ram and a 160gb hard drive

I will be upgrading the Ram to 4gb soon
and probably the HD to 500gb soon

but the question is what is the best graphics card that can replaces the 8400m GS that is in there now and how noticeable of a difference will it make?

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Dell :: INSPIRON 1520 AND 8600 GT

Aug 19, 2009

i have an insprion 1520, with a 8600gt..i have hardly used it yet, probably has 10 hours on it....

i like the laptop..some don, t...but i think the silver with blue lights looks cool.,and the chasis is solid...not like the cheap plastic cases i see on the new laptops today .....

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Dell :: Inspiron 1520 Backlight

Mar 9, 2009

I have two questions on replacing a back light on my buddy's dell. First is it real hard to do? Second where is a good place to buy one?

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Dell :: Inspiron 1520 XD Card

Apr 17, 2009

This is a novice question, but will my XD card fit into the SD card reader on my Inspiron 1520?

I really don't want to have to buy an external reader for it but have found that so far it will not fit.

I don't want to force anything in but thought that I should check whether it is indeed possible before I go and waste money

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Dell :: Inspiron 1520 BIOS

Jan 31, 2010

So according to Dell's Support page the latest BIOS for the Inspiron 1520 is A09

However when I go to the support page via my Inspiron 1520's Service Tag it does not show that BIOS update, infact no BIOS update is shown at all. Currently I have BIOS Version A03.

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Dell :: Does Anybody Install 8G Memory On Inspiron 1520?

Nov 28, 2009

One month ago I bought 4G*2 memory on and install them on my Inspiron 1520,

but when I finished and turn on the power the interesting things happened, the boot progress bar stoped and it was their alll the time

I change one with a old 2G mem, and it was work, 6G,thanks for the god, then I install them on my friends Dell D630 and they works fine, 8G memory,the two notebooks are all PM/GM 965

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Dell :: Inspiron 1520 Hardware Driver

Sep 5, 2009

I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 that gives me an error message in the Device Manager for my cd/dvd drive - (code 41) Windows successfully loaded device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device..

What does this mean?Does the drive need to be replace?or is there a fix? Warranty on machine is over..

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Dell :: Re-Installing Windows XP On Inspiron 1520

Feb 22, 2010

I have a Dell Inspiron 1520. I want to format the PC and reinstall Windows XP. This is the first time I am formatting any PC .....

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Dell :: Inspiron 1520 Broken Screen

Apr 3, 2009

My screen is broken (long story... lent laptop to a friend, came back all screwed up).

my question is: a) with a replacement screen, do I need a new inverter as well, or no and b) if so, would most replacement screens come with one???

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Dell :: Boot Problem With Inspiron 1520

Apr 1, 2009

i discovered a problem with my refurbished inspiron 1520 that i just bought....when i use battery power, it will not boot into windows..

when i use the ac adapter, it does boot into windows......on battery power, it will get to the screen with the bar going acrosss, just before windows shows up....what is causing this.?

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Dell :: Windows 7 X64 Drivers For An Inspiron 1520

Apr 16, 2009

I'm installing Windows Vista (64-bit edition) on my Dell Inspiron 1520.

Previously I was using the 32-bit edition, with the Vista-32 drivers from the Inspiron 1520 page on the Dell website.

As you know, Dell does not officially support 64-bit on the Inspiron 1520, although the processor is 64-bit capable. Thus, there are no Vista-64 drivers on the Inspiron 1520 page. I'm searching for appropriate drivers, but am unsure on the following issues:

1) Often a Dell Vista-64 driver exists on the Dell website, for the exact same device as mine, but for a different laptop. Especially when intended for newer laptops, these drivers often have a higher version number (and more recent release date) than the corresponding Vista-32 driver available for the old Inspiron 1520. Is it safe to install these?

2) Is it safe to install drivers directly from the device manufacturer? For example, can I download the Matrix Storage Manager or INF Chipset driver directly from Intel, or does the Dell version have customizations that are essential for my laptop?

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