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Dell :: How To Disassemble The Inspiron 1525

The mute touch sensitive button on mine keeps lighting up blue and mutes my sound on it's own often.. I think I could possibly fix it myself as Dell already sent me a replacement laptop which had a scratch on the screen that bugs me even more than the media button problem...

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Here are some quick pics and a youtube video at the bottom.

All closed. Left to right: Studio 15, Inspiron 15, Inspiron 1525. Lol, chicken and artichoke pizza in the background xD. It was lunch, I was hungry.

Inspiron 15 & Inspiron 1525 Side By Side. Inspiron 15 on left, Inspiron 1525 on right.

Studio 15 & Inspiron 15 Side By Side. Studio 15 on left, Inspiron 15 on right.

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i dun hav a coolin pad.. bt if thtz wht i neeed.. can some1 reccommend one plz.. i tried mi hand at undervolting.. bt didnt work out.. as in d stress test on d cpu.

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i have tried to uninstall and instal from the dell url i have downloaded the SW(Dell Dock

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When it's plugged in, the blue battery led comes on, when left on both the power light and the battery light come on aswell as the light under the power button, But it doesn't boot and the fan doesn't start.

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on the tv i have also tryed a vga lead with the same effect even pressing the fn key and

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