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Dell Inspiron n5110 Fixed! (Vostro 3550 as well)

Question: Dell Inspiron n5110 Fixed! (Vostro 3550 as well)

I know this isn't actually a graphics card issue, but most people who have an n5110 and could only either disable the display adapter or hook up an external monitor thought it was a graphics card problem, so I have posted it here (this is the category I've been lurking in).

Drivers and Downloads | Dell [Canada]

There is a BIOS update for the n5110 that should fix the problem! It has been many months of frustration and waiting and now it seems like we will finally be able to use out laptops at full resolution.

I haven't had a chance to try it out yet, but according to others it has.

There is also supposedly a BIOS update for the Vostro 3550 that fixes the same issue.

Windows 8 RTM and Dell Inspiron N5110 - Microsoft OS Forum - Software & Operating Systems - Dell Community

Good luck to all my fellow n5110 peeps!

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Preferred Solution: Dell Inspiron n5110 Fixed! (Vostro 3550 as well)

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Dell Inspiron n5110 Fixed! (Vostro 3550 as well)

i cant download to test anyone got the file?

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I found this list on the Dell site that tells you whether they have tested a particular model for its ability to be upgraded to Windows 10.   The Dell Vostro 3550 is not on the list of about 20 Vostro models, some with lower model numbers ,  some higher.   Will they ever test it?? 
  If you try to upgrade,  windows 10 copies files and then in the 2nd of the three major sections of the upgrade (where you have that big circle in the middle of the screen)  it just goes to a blank screen and then all disk activity ceases and it becomes well hung.   Of course now, the machine thinks its os is win 10 and you cannot go back to a win 7 recover point .  So you just lose all your data and apps and restore the factory image and then install 208 windows 7 updates and it takes like 8 hours in all.
Sounds like a similar problem that people had with Vostros going from win 7 to win 8.   Why not fix it.  

Answer:Windows 10 Upgrade - why isnt Dell Vostro 3550 on the list from Dell ?

Well, after spending the better part of whole day trying to figure out why somebody else's Dell Vostro 3550 was not displaying anything after an even longer period of downloading the Windows 10 upgrade (from Windows 7 in this case) it turns out the fix required was to upgrade the BIOS to A11 (end of 2012).

Hopefully this might save someone a wasted day in their lives. Before this I spent some hours before figuring out that the machine was in fact booting - only the display was black. So then it was a matter of figuring out key strokes to use (blind) to shut down and also enable the menu for safe mode. Safe mode worked, and so then more hours trying to work around the issue before finally stumbling onto some stuff online where the BIOS upgrade was mentioned - apparently also an issue with Windows 8?

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I have a Vostro 3550 (Win 7 Professional 64 bit) that I purchased in 2011. It has been a very reliable laptop until a few days ago. Now the laptop does not turn and it does not show any power on the indicator light on the front. The power adapter shows that it has power. Just in case there was something wrong with the battery that was preventing the laptop from starting, I removed the battery and re-attached the power cord. Still no power and the laptop didn't start. I reinstalled the battery and tried to restart it. No luck again. I tried to power it up with 3 other power adapters I have (2 OEM & 1 aftermarket) and still no luck getting it to start/boot. So I am pretty sure my adapters are okay and feel it must be something with the laptop itself. Dell said that I could send it to them to diagnose but they would charge me $200 for the diagnosis. 
Even though it had been a very good machine, I am not sure that I want to spend a lot of money on it because it is so old. Does anyone have any easy suggestions of things I can try to see if I can get it to start and boot? I would appreciate any and all suggestions so that I don't have to go out and buy a new machine with Windows 10.

Answer:Dell Vostro 3550 Will Not Turn On

Sounds like a motherboard failure and you're wise not to spend anything on it especially a $200 fee just to look at it. Don't hesitate to buy a new laptop with windows 10. It is a big improvement over Windows 8. Win 10 can even use windows 7 backups.

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After Microsoft scanned and said my computer was ready, I downloaded W10 to my Dell Vostro 3550. ALL I RECEIVED WAS A BLANKED SCREEN. After visiting the Dell site I was informed I needed a new driver at a cost of $129.00. If I knew this from Microsoft in the beginning I would not have done the download at this time. do have any other options?

Answer:Driver for Dell Vostro 3550

Drivers don't cost money, I think you visited the wrong site or were offered a fee based support call with Dell.

From a quick search online it seems you need to update the BIOS to version A11 to resolve you issue:

You must hook up an external monitor to get a screen output from the laptop to perform the update, once done it should work.

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Hi guys,

My niece asked me to help her with her Dell was running very slow so i said i would install Windows 8 on it for her.

so I installed it and everything seemed to go like clockwork...

once it started again i get the dell boot screen then the Windows 8 logo comes up then disappears and then NOTHING!!

the screen is working as it lights up but nothing comes on it.

could this be a "dodgy" hard drive?

Answer:Dell vostro 3550 booting problem

Hi, try to boot into SafeMode and remove the Nvidia driver - leave the Microsoft Basic adapter. Then boot into Windows and install the latest drivers provided from Nvidia.

Good luck,werty

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Hi all,
I recently purchased the Dell Vostro 3550 (2 days back) and i just figured out that only one of the 3 usb ports are working.

1 USB PORT AT BACK (USB 3) not working
1 USB PORT RIGHT (USB 3) not working
1 USB LEFT (USB 2) works

Why not the other. I even updated BIOS. HELP PLEASE

Answer:Dell Vostro 3550 USB PORT NOT WORKING

I would recommend you to try the following steps to check the USB ports. Firstly I would advise you to uninstall and reinstall the USB root hubs from the device manager. Please follow the steps below to reinstall the USB root hubs:

 Click Start, type device manager in start search and press Enter.
 Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers.
 Right-click every device under the Universal Serial Bus controllers node, and then click Uninstall to remove them one at a time.
 Restart the computer and check.

If the USB ports are still not working, please click on the link mentioned below and download the USB 3.0 host controller.
Hope this helps. please reply for any further questions.

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I have a Dell Vostro 3550 with Windows 10. To power up the laptop I need to press two times the power button. The first time I press it, it tries to boot but after a few seconds it powers dows. Then, I'll have to press the power button again, and this time it will boot up normally.
I'm wondering if this is a known issue and do you have any ideas?

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I have a very bizarre issue with a Dell Vostro 3350 laptop. The LCD screen display is mirrored backwards left to right, even at initial bootup of the computer (motherboard post and bios screens). When plugged into an external monitor, the bios screen displays correctly, although this does NOT work at all when opened into windows will not switch monitors with the monitor key.

I tried a motherboard BIOS update (since it was an old version anyway), but no luck.

Has anyone ever seen this before?? Is this a potential LCD failure or a motherboard issue?? Thanks in advance.


Answer:Dell Vostro 3550 LCD Displays Backwards


Originally Posted by kjacobs


I have a very bizarre issue with a Dell Vostro 3350 laptop. The LCD screen display is mirrored backwards left to right, even at initial bootup of the computer (motherboard post and bios screens). When plugged into an external monitor, the bios screen displays correctly, although this does NOT work at all when opened into windows will not switch monitors with the monitor key.

Its a LCD problem, if you feel comfortable enough, disassemble the lcd from from the laptop bottom chassis.
Check for the inverter that plugs into the motherboard and take it out for 30 seconds and plug it back in.
On a safe stable tabel, carefully plug up your laptop and hit the power button.
If it does this reverse display error all the way from bootup, see about getting your lcd replaced.

If dell has your system under warrenty have them fix it.

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Hello everyone. I posted this topic earlier today, then edited it. Not sure if it's in the hands of the moderators again for checking, or if it vanished.  So reposting just in case.

I replaced three things in the last year for my Dell Vostro 3550 laptop. Last July I bought a new slim style Dell AC Adapter and a  new battery, both supposedly genuine. And in March this year I bought a replacement DC Jack power socket connector and installed it to the motherboard. All my parts were not bought from Dell, only other online sites like ebay. So I'll only buy from Dell direct now to assure genuinemparts.
The battery has been charging fine until now when I have to keep the adapter plugged in all the time. It says '8% available (plugged in not charging)' on the taskbar.
* I get the warning message saying that it can't determine the AC Adapter, that it may not charge the battery, and that I should connect a 90w or higher adapter even though my adapter says it's 90w.
* In my BIOS (I have the A12 bios update), next to 'ac adapter type' it says 'none'.
* There's no charging even with the laptop shutdown. I can remove the battery though and with the charger plugged in, the laptop is fine.
* The icon on the front panel illuminates red when I unplug the adapter, but there's no illumination at all when the adapter is reconnected.
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I m having issue with windows 8 consumer preview, when i installed windows 8 on Dell vostro 3550 it's display goes off. when registry setting start like percentage but when it reach 65% the display goes off.
I tried 3-4 times but having same issue.
Please guide me how to install & what issue with dell vostro?

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I am installing Windows 7 Home Premium x64 on a new hard disk drive on a Dell Vostro 3550 laptop. I found this thread which is similar to my problem, but I am still confused about the driver installation.

When I use the service tag to bring up the drivers available for download, there are no chipset drivers included. When I look at all the drivers available for the Vostro 3550, as mentioned in the referenced thread, I find four drivers but it is not clear which one/ones I should install.
1. Wistron USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver
2. Intel HM67 Express Chipset Family Driver
3. Intel Management Engine Interface Driver
4. Realtek RTS5138 Card Reader Driver

I have the following issues in Device Manager, all under Other devices, and all with yellow !:
Ethernet Controller
Network Controller
PCI Simple Communications Controller
SM Bus Controller
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller
Unknown device
Unknown device

I have one of three USB ports working. I have no network connectivity.

So far, I have tried installing from Dell downloads these drivers in the following order:
Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030/Advanced-N 6230 Bluetooth Adapter Driver
Intel HD Graphics 3000 Driver

The Centrino Wireless-N driver did install but did not give me wireless access.
The Graphics driver did install and correct the video resolution as expected.

I have been reading that I first need to install chipset drivers, so I have the following questions:

Which of the four drivers should I install?
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Answer:Need assistance with drivers on Dell Vostro 3550

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ...

1 Install the Intel HM67 Express Chipset Family Driver...

2Intel Management Engine Interface Driver ...
3 Realtek RTS5138 Card Reader Driver...

4 Wistron USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver...
Run Windows Updates and then Post back any missing Drivers ...

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what is the HDMI / VGA output resolution of DELL Vostro 3550, if we connect an External Monitor

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I have a Dell Vostro 3550 64 bit that had been wiped clean. BIOS version A06 I seem to be having problems installing the correct drivers and or in the correct order. I am using Win7 Pro. I went to Dell's support sight and search for drivers by the service tag. Ive done this many times before with different computers but for some reason this one is messing with me.

I always start with the chipset drivers, in this case the Intel HN67 Express Chipset family Driver Version,A00 R292253.exe but that didnt work.

I wanted Internet connectivity because I could get more drivers automatically through Dell or WUD. First I tried Dell Wireless 1701 802.11 bgn, Bluetooth v3.0+HS Driver R312280 but had no luck. Then I tried Intel Centrino Wireless-N 10001030, Advanced-N 6230 Driver R312222 but was still unsuccessful. I could not find any additional wifi drivers that sounded right. I could not get any USB drives to be seen by the computer so I was burning these executables to CD and transferring them that way. Instead of dropping the laptop out the 6th story window followed by myself, I was hoping someone familiar with the 3550 could list the basic drivers in the correct order, enough for to get me started. Chipset, USB and WIFI would be enough so that I might muddle through the rest myself. I cant even tell what video adapter was shipped with it from the System Configuration sheet. Dell has many extraneous drivers that are not really necessary, I just want basic everyday fun... Read more

Answer:Assistance with Driver installation for Dell Vostro 3550

Hi ... Not sure where you got that BIOS Version from .... Nothing will work proper until you get the Chipset Driver Installed ...

Try the Link below ...
Product Support | Dell US

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Hello there,
I am experiencing a problem with a Dell Vostro 3550 laptop, running Windows 7. I have started to experience a pause/stall/freeze approximately every 30 seconds, which lasts a 3 - 4 seconds with using the laptop. It is most commonly experienced when typing in Word 2010 or entering search terms into a internet browser, but it does happen when not typing also - scrolling an already-loaded webpage, switching between programs, browsing within Start -> All Programs menu, etc. It is a complete stall, loading indicators stop, windows don't update, any keyboard strokes are buffered and the text appears after the stall. I'm am familiar with computers and this isn't regular 'waiting for something to load', it feels very random, like loading is blocked/stalled, and is very frustrating! There is little rhyme or rhythm to it.
It tends to happen in some circumstance more than others, but follows no fixed rule. In Word, for example, a stall is more likely if I've reached the end of a line and the text is about to wrap to the next line. Or if I've recently alt-tabbed back into Word. It is not-Word specific. It happens in Firefox and Internet explorer also. Typing into Notepad is all fine; no problems at all. The same is true of Wordpad. Strangely, if I open Word in safe mode (winword.exe /safe) the problem is much worse, happening every....5 seconds if I start word in safe mode.
I've done everything I know to diagnose the problem and fix it, but have been unsuccessful:

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Answer:Frequent stalls / laggy DELL Vostro 3550

You seem to suggest that other people have had similar problems from 2008, and still no solution was really found.
Have you tried Dell support for advice and remedies, pointing out that the problem was being reported from 2008?.

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So I posted in another thread but I think the thread died anyways I own a Dell Vostro 3550 64 bit which was missing drivers once I reinstalled Windows 7.

Thanks to another thread I was able to find the necessary drivers, which by the way were only possible to download through Safe mode with the exception of the network controller, however I couldn't download the Fingerprint scanner driver. It said that windows installer does not work on safe mode and to use regular mode, but when i did it on regular mode it would download and unzip but wouldn't install like nothing happened after the filez unzipped. However now I have a blue screen problem so I can't eve go back to regular mode... the error is error 0x00000116

The blue screen reads:

"A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent problems to your computer, attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed. if this is the first time you've seen this eror screen restart your computer if this screen appears again, follow these steps:Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed if this is a new installation ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need. if problems continue disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing If you need to use sage mode to remove or disable components restart your computer press F8 to selesct advanced startup options and th... Read more

Answer:BSOD on Dell Vostro 3550 Error 0x00000116

Please read BSOD Posting Instructions & How to upload files

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Hello all. Last night, I had the scare of my life. In bed using laptop and all of a sudden a crackling sound and thick smoke thick wafting in front of me, pouring out of my laptop. Heart pounding I jumped out of bed, pulled the PSU jack plug out, and like a hot potato in my hands, got it off my bed and ran into the kitchen with it and put it down in the sink. No water poured over it, I let it smoulder and the smoke stopped after a few minutes.
My duvet cover right over my legs got burnt and fortunately didn't have time to burn further through do no damage to me. 
These are the pictures after I managed to prise the melted battery from its compartment. Thank god this happened while I was here and not out when it was in sleep mode sitting on the bed. 
I removed the harddrive, optical drive and one stick of ram and bootedbooted with just the psu to test if the laptop still works. It boots fine. So I'll put back the harddrive and do an Acronis True Image backup.

I bought this battery from ebay at the beginning of the year.  It said it's genuine and looked genuine but I suspect it wasn't. My question is, is this purely the fault of a fake battery? Would a genuine Dell battery do this?

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Answer:Battery caught fire - Dell Vostro 3550

Any lithium ion/polymer battery can explode in flames -as we've seen with the genuine Samsung batteries in the Note 7 issue.
It's more likely to happen with third-party batteries, which often lack the protection circuit genuine cells have.
If the system was being used on a soft bed surface, the cooling vents were likely blocked - that alone could have raised the temperature high enough to cause the incident.
You'll need to contact your seller to find out whether the battery is original Dell - though even if it appears to be, it may be that someone replaced the cells inside -- i.e., "refurbished" the battery.
It's likely not worth repairing this system - you can easily buy a used but much  newer, more capable system than this one, which is now on the order of five years old -- for less than what the repair parts will cost.

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Dear Concern,

When I'm trying to install  AMD Radeon Driver it's showing no compatible hardware found! But I can see in dell drivers download center that there are drivers from AMD Radeon! 
So, doesn't my laptop support AMD Radeon driver! Please help.


Answer:Dell Vostro 3550 (core i5), Can't install AMD Radeon Driver

Look in the device manager -- if you see two video display adapters listed, you do have the AMD GPU.  If you see only one (Intel), you have only an Intel GPU.
This system was sold with Intel-only (base model) and Intel/AMD hybrid (higher end models) GPU systems.

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I have a Dell Vostro 3550 64 bit that had been wiped clean. I am using Win7 Pro 64 bit. I went to Dell's support sight and search for drivers by the service tag. I have done this many times before with different computers but for some reason this one is messing with me.
Dell site is worst, even with service tag it doesn't give many drivers to download; only BIOS and audio. I have tried downloading my wifi driver fro dell site and from intel site but neither one works and it still shows no wireless device. I have attached an msinfo32 zipped file for your perusal, kindly if you can help me install wifi driver and other drivers like hard disk free fall sensor and finger print as well. thanks

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I just replaced my not working motherboard and power supply card with new ones. Now the windows seems to boot but just when the start screen is about to show up, the screen go black. I know it's up because when i slide my finger in the biological sensot it would make the sound of a successful login.
If you guys have any suggestions except repairing or reinstalling the OS, i'd happy to hear that.
Thanks in advance

Answer:Black screen problem - new motherboard - Dell Vostro 3550

It's probably an Activation Problem. If it's a new Motherboard, it's new Hardware, even if it is the exact motherboard you replaced.

If you can pull up Task Manager from the black screen (If you have a mouse but nothing else) - Then you can stick your install disk into the Optical Drive and run Setup.exe- This will fix any activation problems. Run an In-Place Install which means just choose "Upgrade" from the choice of either upgrade or fresh install. I've had to do this twice.

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I have just installed Windows 8 Professional edition alongside Windows 7 Professional, however I cannot use my built in monitor when within the normal mode of Windows 8, Instead I have to use an external monitor (I'm currently using my TV via HDMI), however, in safe mode I can use my built in laptop monitor, or if I disable the intel HD 3000 graphics driver, however I do not want to do this because I would prefer to still be able to use my dual-monitor setup, I have all of the latest drivers for the video devices and still no avail, could someone please help!

Thanks in advance,

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I own a Vostro 3550 with i5-2410M, however the mainboard is apparently defective - the notebook is not starting anymore. Now I have the opportunity to buy a second Vostro 3550 and I intend to use the parts for repairing my own Vostro, however this one has only an i3-2310M CPU. Question: is the motherboard the same and I can use this for exchanging or have both version different montherboards?
Thanks and regards,Joachim

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I have two older Dell Vostro laptops:
Vostro 1720 Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Vostro 3550 Windows 7 Home Premium x64
For each one, when I go to the Dell product support site and enter the service tag, I get the following warning.

Product not tested for Windows 10 upgrade
Dell has not confirmed that this product can upgrade to Windows 10. Some drivers, firmware, applications, and connected devices may not work as you would expect.

I suspect that is a generic warning, but I'm wondering if trying to upgrade either one of them to Windows 10 at this time could be successful with regard to drivers.

Answer:Upgrade advice for two Dell Vostro Laptops, 1720 and 3550

Yes, that looks like a generic warning.

You'd likely have to pound the Internet to see if you can find instances of someone with those same models that successfully upgraded. The Dell forums would be my first place to look for that.

You might have to wait weeks or months so more people experiment on more machines. It's been less than a week so far.

"could be successful"? Sure. How big a deal would it be to you if it weren't successful? Mild annoyance? Near catastrophe?

Barring some over-riding need to jump on Win 10 right now, I'd wait.

I'm not sure if Microsoft has put up any sort of compatibility-checking web site to answer questions like this.

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I installed on my Dell Vostro 3550 laptop to the vga diver load the screen off. Restart is not. Who knows help with.

Answer:Error installing Windows 8 rp black screen Dell Vostro 3550

Originally Posted by koolvanhung

I installed on my Dell Vostro 3550 laptop to the vga diver load the screen off. Restart is not. Who knows help with.

There is an issue with a bunch of dell laptops (Vostro 3550, Inspiron n5110 included) where the laptop display is not detected. All of the new drivers and drivers on this site do not fix the problem. There are a couple of workarounds that you do in the meantime though.

1) Hook up an external monitor. Then you can at least use the laptop (only with the external monitor though).
2) Disable the Display adapter under computer properties. Screen shuts off after boot animation - Microsoft Answers (this will only allow a low resolution and no graphic acceleration.)

I hope they fix this soon as it is tough to develop for an OS that I can't even use.

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Dear All,
I have a problem related power issue to Dell vostro 3550 whose power button led stays on after shutdown. Need to press power button for 10 second to shutdown completely.
I have tried to change power settings in control panel, also tried to change power setting related to
network adapters in device manager, also upgrading latest BIOS driver still having same issue.
Even i noticed if i am in BIOS setting & push power button laptop shuts window but power button led remains on. also tried laptop with blank hard drive still facing same.

Please help me to solve this issue.

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Hello All,
Due to the recent problematic Windows 10 Update, I had to reset my PC. Post reset, there is a new applet in my Control Panel which was never there prior to the reset. It is the Dell Touchpad, but the icon is blank and the application is apparently missing.

However, I have looked up Device Manager, the driver is installed and the touchpad is working.

So, I am kind of hoping that you Guys can provide me with a solution to get the touchpad application back in Control Panel so the icon will show OR provide me with the CLSID for the Dell Touchpad so I could hide it from the Control Panel.

Hope to hear from you Guys soon.


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Friends, I have dell inspiron n5110. It had geniune windows 7 home premium. There was dell data restore option in F8 boot menu option to restore my windows. a week ago i installed new windows 7. i didnt deleted recovery partition on my computer but there in no more option of dell data restore in f8 boot menu. Kindly help me to restore my windows. Plz help..... If there is any way to do it using comand prompt or any other way to restore that option in f8. Plz reply..

Answer:Dell Data restore windows seven home premium Dell inspiron n5110?


Post a screen capture image of your Disk Management screen.


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The display of my laptop is blinking like this way.I gave laptop to repair it for the service center where I bought it for three times.but they return my laptop by saying there was no wrong with it.but display blinking was occurred again and blinking is increased and can not work.what is the solution for this !matter?
Watch this video:

Answer:Dell inspiron 15r n5110 i7

Does the system screen blink when it sits at a BIOS prompt?  F2 at powerup - leave it sitting on a boot screen for a while to check.

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Hi ,
So i have a problem with my dell n5110, i just download a win 7, 64-bit , and my lab's files is nowhere .I went to the dell website and was going to download the files but there are a lot . i don't know what is good to my lab ,and what to do ?!!!
to help u a little :
my OS is Win. 7 64-bit and right now i really need help to start my work
thanks in advance (^_^)

<edited the formatting - the default is adequate on the site - etaf.

Answer:Dell inspiron n5110

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my lap top doesn't want to turn on i have my ac adapter pluged in it showes a light on the battery but it just doesn't want to turn on. i tried disconnecting the battery and ac adapter pressing the power button and connecting them again but it still won't turn on. please help

Answer:dell inspiron n5110 won't turn on

Remove the battery -- if the system will power up on AC only, the battery has failed and will need to be replaced.
If the system won't power up on AC only, disconnect the adapter and remove the battery.  Hold the power button for 30 sec.  Remove and reinstall the memory modules.  Then try powering up again.  If the system still won't power on, the mainboard is bad -- on a system of this age, given the cost to replace the mainboard -- you're better off shopping for a replacement system.

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I got new Dell Inspiron N5110 15R....Installed clean Win 7 64....Everything went as it should....All drivers installed except WEBCAM....I tried Google, but everywhere it says Win should have driver for Webcam, and it should be turned on, but on my laptopp it isn't....When ppl asked aboout that, everyone says the same, "Win should have driver...."....Since Webcam is not starting is there a way to start it....I tried everything from Dell web page, even tried Creative Labs web page....still nothing.....In Device manager Imaging devices is NOT showing....HELP please.....

Answer:Dell Inspiron N5110 WEBCAM

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My dell inspiron N 5110 purchased in 2012 stopped working. On pressing F12, the error message was processor fan not functioning error code: 2000-0511 validation 7902. What could be reason and anybody would help me to resolve?

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? OS - Windows 7
? x64
? What was original installed OS on system = Dos
? OEM version ( activet it by changing Serive Tag)
? Age of system (hardware) = 1 month
? Age of OS installation = 1 week / have you re-installed the OS = no

? CPU : Core i7 -2670QM
? Video Card : Intel Sandybridg and Nvidia GT525M
? MotherBoard
? Power Supply - brand & wattage

? System Manufacturer : Dell
? Exact model number N5110
. orginal Service Tag JT6LFR1

Answer:Dell inspiron n5110 Bluescreen

Can you explain the problem?

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Hello, So I have got a Dell inspiron N5110 with an i7 intel core in 2013, and I don't remember opening it, falling from me or even giving it to a child. Yesterday I noticed that it is overheating through a tempreature reader software, I just did this test because I noticed it heated only after ten minutes from opening it; anyways, I noticed that it reaches 81 degrees celcius in just 10 minutes from opening it and this was very dangerous, so I tried to fix it by doing the following:-
1- Decreasing the "Maximum proccesor state".2- Shutting down the laptop and removing SD cards, USBs, the battery and the charger and pressing the power button for 20 seconds.3- I scanned for malwares using "Malware bytes 12" and viruses using "ESET NOD32 Antivirus 9" and the laptop was absolutely maleware and virus FREE.4- I ran the CPU diagnostics and I didn't have any errors.5- I tried buying a new charger.6- I tried using the laptop without the battery.
And after all of these attempts, nothing happens, so I want anybody to try and help me out.
Thank You,

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Hey guys!!! Plz hlp me wid dis stuff. I'm stucked in making HDD Partition in my Dell Inspiron N5110. There was 2 Partitions of HDD during the tym of puchase my laptop. The retailer too said me dat it was unable to make a 3rd partition. So I tried to make a partition by my own. I tried in 2 ways: 1) During Boot time by booting 4m win7 DVD & another by going through the disc management (diskmgmt.msc). During the tym of Boot the Unallocated space remaining 4 the 3rd partition has it's New option inactive. Therefore I failed to make a partition there. 2) Inside the disk management, 1st I shrinked my Volume1 (My C:\ drive of 135 GB) to nearly 77 GB and the rest 58 GB was unallocated. When I tried to make a new Volume (Unallocated Space>Right-click>New Volume) It says me dat "You cannot create a New Volume in this unallocated space because the disk already contains the maximum number of partitions" .Plz hlp me. What 2 do?

Answer:Dell inspiron N5110 HDD Partition

This is very interesting.

I would recommend completely formatting the HDD. Remove everything. Then, use an advanced partition editor (gParted or Partition Magic) to create the partitions you need.

Backup your data first, though....

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Hi there. I have Dell Inspiron N5110 (i5-2410M 2.3GHz, nVidia 525M 1Gb RAM, 4 Gb PC3-10600 RAM (now upgraded - 8 Gb)).Can I change my CPU to a more powerful? i7-2670QM 2.2GHz or i7-2720QM, for example?Regards, Lorraine. 

Answer:Dell Inspiron N5110 CPU Upgrade

In most cases, no - you cannot.  The systems that ship with i7 CPUs have a different system board and require a more powerful AC adapter.  You may be able to run a faster i5, but the i7s usually require a different system board.
Upgrading the CPU will also void your warranty.

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I am trying to reinstall windows 7 on my dell inspiron n5110 but I need to download the dell windows 7 ISO but I can't find it?  Its not available anywhere on the Dell site? How can I get it?

Answer:Need Dell Windows 7 ISO for Inspiron n5110

It's not downloadable.  Your best bet is probably to avail yourself of the free upgrade to Windows 10 at this point (you can get version TH2 from Microsoft and use your 7 product key that's in the battery compartment to activate it).
It's at this point unlikely Dell will ship out an end of life OS  like Windows 7.  

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Hi all,
My troubles began about a week ago when I needed to print some forms and that I had had it with my laptop not printing (despite recognizing my printer and even allowing it to print a test page from within the printer maintenance software). So I began fiddling...well now everything is messed up.
A description of symptoms:
1) My sound has a 'delay' for lack of a better word. Say an alert pop up comes up, it is 1-2 seconds later when the alert sound plays.
2) Flash games are severely delayed and I keep getting shockwave errors stalling my Firefox. I am also getting the occasional flash plug in crash notice (even if not attempting to play games)
3) I am able to watch videos/listen to music on my computer with minimal interference, but cannot use Spotify streaming as the sound has gone wonky (very high pitched digitized, skippy, etc.)
4) There is a delay between the time I click a button and it actually reacts, so where opening firefox used to take a few seconds, it now takes half a minute. Switching tabs used to be instant, it now has to think about it.
5) CPU is running hot, too hot. I borrowed my fiance's laptop pad with a fan and thankfully it brought it down from 74C to under 69C, but the fan is still running constantly. He's bringing home a can of air to give it a proper cleaning tonight (as the one I had only gave me one quick spray before running out). It has always run a bit hot, but this constant running is new to this we... Read more

Answer:Dell Inspiron N5110 lagging like mad. Help?

Here are screenshots of the Task Manager (I had Speccy, Firefox with only this forum post open, notepad, AVG PC Tuneup, and PhotoImpact open while screenshotting).

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Hello, i have a dell inspiron N5110 laptop that i formatted and installed windows 7 32bit. I installed most of the drivers but need a few more:
- Generic Bluetooth Adapter
- Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
Also, drivers for imaging devices show:
Integrated Webcam, (device working properly), and
Lexmark X422 (This device cannot start)
but i don't know how to use or turn on the camera.....can anyone help me out with these problems?
Thank you

Answer:Dell inspiron N5110 drivers please

You can click the link below to download drivers for your computer. If you do not know what hardware is in the computer you can add your system service tag and click Detect. You will then be shown a list of drivers for your computer. There is also a driver install order you must follow for the hardware to work properly.
Dell Inspiron N5110 Drivers Downloads and Manuals
Driver Install Order

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The laptop appears to be dead. You plug the AC adapter but the LEDs (power light, hard drive light, battery charge light, etc?) do not light up and the laptop does not react at all if you press on the power button.
Please suggest.

Answer:Dell Inspiron N5110 not starting up

Hi Onish91
Thanks for writing to us. 
When did the problem start? Have you made any hardware or software changes lately? 
Please disconnect the charger and battery and hold down the power button for 10 secs, then put back the power sources and try again. 
Also if possible remove the memory modules and try to power on, then try with one module at a time. 

Do provide us your system tag#, email address and name via private message,by clicking on my name in blue and then select send a private message

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i went into dell startup options [F12] and ran diags.
it thows up following error :
Error code :  2000-0145
Validation : 45371
Msg: Hard-drive 0 -S/N 5VEKQY27 ,self test did not complete.

[ In Bios HD is detected correctly].
What am i supposed to do now?

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I have a Inspiron N5110 which beeps 8 times on start up and nothing comes up on the display, external monitor works fine.  I replaced the lcd and the same thing.  Is there sometining else I should be looking at??

Answer:Dell Inspiron n5110 - 8 beeps on start up

Eight beeps means a display failure.
Since the external monitor works, you know it's not a fault with the video card.
With the notebook off, hold down the "D" key and power the notebook on.  If you get solid colors on the screen, then you know the LCD is good.  I would look for a problem with the video cable.  Just resently, someone found that the front bezel was creating a problem with the video cable.

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Hi ,

I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 purchased in 2012 . It has suddenly stopped working and shows error message :
Error Code :2000-0142
Msg: Hard Drive 0 - S/N S2WADMNW , self test unsuccessful. Status = 7

Please can someone tell me where I should go or whom to contact to het this fixed ?

Answer:Dell Inspiron N5110 Hard Drive 0

Hello!  It looks like your hard drive is/has gone bad.  You will need to replace it.  Depending on where you live, there should be computer repair shops in your city/town that can help you.  Dell might be able to do it but it would cost a bit more as your computer is more then likely out of warranty.  

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My Dell Inspiron N5110 works just fine if I plug it into the AC power without putting the battery in but if I put the battery in it crashes immediately and will neither charge or boot. It has become a desk bound laptop but hopefully there is a fix that can set it free again...

Answer:Dell Inspiron N5110 - Won't work with battery

Are you using an original Dell OEM Adapter and battery? Is the adapter frayed? Is there any damage on the system? Could you test with another power adapter and battery?
Try flashing the BIOS if possible - restart and check.
Although you would need the battery and adapter to be connected to flash the BIOS. So, you might need to test with another battery.
If another good known battery exhibits the same behavior on the system, then the motherboard might be faulty.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your Name for case records.
You could contact our team to get a quote for a paid service call -
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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i,m looking for dell inspiron n5110 bluetooth drivers for windows 7 32bit. I searched few and installed them but my bluetooth is still not working.

Answer:dell inspiron n5110 bluetooth drivers your Service Tag.

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my laptop is dell inspiron n5110
Ram : 6GB
processor : intel core i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHZ
Video Card : Nvidia GT 525M (1GB)
i want upgrade my Graphic Card But
I heard some people say graphic card fixed in motherboard  !
The solution : Replace Motherboard
i wanna know which is compatible with my laptop
and Nvidia GTX 600 or higher

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I have A11 bios version and when i try to downgrade to A09 it says "Dell does not recommend flashing your bios to an older version". I now i can flash it using the /forceit command but will it work or will i brick my laptop? Have anyone ever downgraded this particular model from A11 to A09?

Answer:Can i downgrade bios from A11 to A09 in Dell Inspiron 15R N5110?

Hi Legion of Doom,
Dell doesn’t recommend downgrading of BIOS, when you downgrade the BIOS from A 11 BIOS version to A 09 BIOS version. In case the BIOS downgrade fails and computer does not post; then the computer will not be covered under warranty.

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Hi all .
I am using Dell Inspiron N5110 , but i can not use the bluetooth.
I downloaded the driver from Dell ( i'm sure the driver is correct because i downloaded using my service tag ) , but whenever i try to install , it say "Activate bluetooth using wireless switch" althought i have already turn the wireless on ( Fn + F2) .

Here is the driver i downloaded :
And here is the message i received when i install the driver :

I tried to let windows install the driver it self but there is always an error called Code 43 : Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems.

After i uninstall the driver, on the device manager the bluetooth device is shown as unknow device .

So i use a software called : Driver Identifier and download a software call BlueSoleil , after installing this, everything seemed to be fine :
But it is just for look , nothing changed , i can not start the bluetooth device, and in the control panel it does not recognize any bluetooth device :
My device hardware ids is :

Please guide me how to solve this annoying problem .
Thanks very much !

Answer:Dell Inspiron N5110 Bluetooth Problem

Hi there , please tell me if i'm posting in the wrong sub-forum so i will move my thread to Hardware and device forum

Thanks very much !

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I have a Core i5 Dell Inspiron N5110 with 4 GB Ram.I tried Clean Installation of Windows 8 64 Bit (Downloaded From Microsoft Dreamspark Account) with bootable USB many times about every possible management of partitions but it goes black after the installation ,where it says "Getting Device Ready @ 62% Or 60%" , & Restarts Automatically an then it says Repairing Drive E or F, O.o even i have only one partiton of 500 GB, I have no idea that why it is happening if i am not doing any fault???
Please Guyzz help me..

Answer:Dell Inspiron N5110 Not Picking up Windows 8 Please Help

Try removing any optional devices, such as printers, scanners, USB Flash Disk, USB Mouse, USB Keyboard, etc.

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After re-installing Windows 7 on my 1,5 years old Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop, my laptop won't shut down anymore.
The laptop has every symptom of shutting down, it will do all of the updates when there are, the screen will go black after 'shutting down'.
But the laptop will always be making those 'think' noises. Also there are some of the lights still on. After it gets in this 'state', I'm also unable to turn on my laptop again.

It will turn off when I push on my off button for like 5-10 seconds.
But that won't be too good for my laptop doing that all the time...

Now, my laptop will get in sleeping state, but than again.. I can't wake him up again.

Edit: I forgot to say, since a few days, it will just 'turn off' out of nowhere.

Is there anyone who experienced this before, or who can just help me out?
The nice Dell Support won't help me in any other way then by using the phone, but that doesn't seem like a perfect way of solving a problem in my opinion, therefore I'm asking your help.

Hope you get this, my English aint too good.


Answer:Dell Inspiron N5110 doesn't shut down

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I have this notebook & I can't access my wireless networking.
here are more details:
This thing has an internal wireless device, right?
when I turn it on on keyboard (Fn + F2), bluetooth works, but no wireless adapter
when it's turned on, I go to network & sharing settings, on the left side, there is no sign of wireless sth like "manage wireless networks"...!!!
I've tried 5 type of drivers, all 4 this notebook.
please help, I'll be thankful, If you DO!
In addition, my OS is win 7 ultimate x64 & I'd been using wireless before the last change of OS from x86 to x64... is it the problem?

Answer:Wireless problem, Dell Inspiron N5110

Somebody Please ANSWER ME!!!!!!

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Hello everyone,
I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop and for a few years I haven't been able to get my USB 3.0 ports to work. I believe I might have messed up the driver installations when I first got the laptop.
I got a new hard drive lately and decided to test my USB 3.0 ports before installing Windows 7 because I will really need them for work soon, so I tried them on Windows 8.1. They worked automatically without having to install any driver (I think 8.1 has its own 3.0 pilots?)
So I formatted my hard drive and installed my Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bits. I downloaded all the pilots from this page ( in another computer and placed them on a flash drive.
After installing Windows 7 and booting for the first time, I tried my best to follow the order explained here:
I started with Dell System Software Utility (DSS_UTIL_WIN_R282538)
Then Intel Management Engine Interface Driver (R292194)
Then Intel HM67 Express Chipset Family Driver (R292253)
Then Wistron USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver (R309746)
And after each driver installation, I would reboot my laptop. But when installing the Wistron driver, the R309746 file extracted itself and then nothing happened. So I went to the C:\dell\drivers\R309746 folder and tried to launch "setup.exe" again from there, with admin rights, I received the window of "This program might now have installed correctly" and I had two options, &q... Read more

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I have a dell inspiron N5110 and i am planning on upgrading the ram modules which are rated at 1333hz. i would like to know if the motherboard can support ram modules at higher frequencies, if yes, how much of a performance boost can i expect.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Dell inspiron N5110 15R Memory Upgrade

Faster modules may work but won't increase the speed - 1333 MHz is the limit for memory speed in this model.

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I have a Core i5 Dell Inspiron N5110 with 4 GB Ram.I tried Clean Installation of Windows 8 64 Bit (Downloaded From Microsoft Dreamspark Account) with bootable USB many times about every possible management of partitions but it goes black after the installation ,where it says "Getting Device Ready @ 62% Or 60%" , & Restarts Automatically an then it says Repairing Drive E or F, O.o even i have only one partiton of 500 GB, I have no idea that why it is happening if i am not doing any fault???
Please Guyzz help me..

Answer:Dell Inspiron N5110 Not Picking up Windows 8 Please Help

You need to update your system BIOS to version A11
Drivers for Laptops\Inspiron\Inspiron 15R N5110
You might have to connect your Laptop to a TV Screen with HDMI cable and boot your Windows to update your BIOS.

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Hi Guyz....

I am buying new laptop and i have two choices in my budget. Dell Inspiron N5110 (15R) and Lenovo Essential B570. Both have i3 Sandy Bridge. Which one you think is better ???? Any suggestions

Answer:Dell Inspiron N5110 vs. Lenovo B570

So what did you decide on?

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i,m looking for dell inspiron n5110 bluetooth drivers for windows 7 32bit. I searched few and installed them but my bluetooth is still not working.

Answer:dell inspiron n5110 bluetooth drivers

Hi Janiman

May I have the Service Tag number of your Laptop. Its on the bottom on a white label. Also I would like to see the Details tab with the Hardware Ids under Property screenshot of your Bluetooth device inside Device Manager.

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With this post I would like to clarify if there is a solution for the USB 3.0 drivers on Windows 10 for my laptop? During the last two years had upgraded my laptop from windows 7, then to windows 8 and 8.1 and at latest to Windows 10. After the first upgrade to windows 10, USB 3.0 ports were working (with some faults, but at least sometimes working). Always were using the USB 3.0 driver from the dell support page for windows 7. Since the newest version of windows 10 is now installed, the driver became not compatible with windows 10. I know, that the technologies are moving always forward, but it is sad that the 4 years laptop may loose such simple funcions, when it is still may cover my needs. 

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I have a DELL Inspiron N5110.will not boot. I ran a diagnostics test and this was the result:error code 2000-0146, validation- 10970, MSD- hard drive 0 SN-ZITRTO767. Basically will not boot. Stays on solid blue desktop with no icons and wont allow any access to any files or internet usage. Diagnostics test shows everything is working fine with the exception of the hard drive.

Answer:Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop will not boot

The hard drive's electronics are failing. Replace the hard drive.

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have formatted my Inspiron N5110 laptop and have put Win7 Home Premium SP1 OS, but i Lost Windows7 Key for Dell Inspiron N5110 as the key was mentioned below the laptop and even though i had the original version of the OS and installed through it. i was getting the Genuine notifications as i could not see the key which is wrote below the lappy. Please help.

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I have had my dell inspiron for 5 years now. two years ago, I dropped it and the LCD shattered. I purchased a new LCD from Amazon and took it to a PC repair store nearby. (Fry's Electronics was the first choice but couldn't install the LCD due to liability issues.) I got my computer back and it worked perfectly. Now fast forward a month later and i haven't used it in about 2 weeks. I go to start up and the screen is black, I check the brightness and that didn't seem to be the problem, then i see that the LCD is fine but the backlight is very dim and keeps flickering like a light about to burn out. Could this problem be hardware and a part stopped functioning?(motherboard/inverter I hear are common culprits) Or could this be a software issue?

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I have an N5110 Inspiron. I bought it around 6 years ago. It had a faulty HDD so I had it replaced about 5.5 years ago. It has been working fine since then.
However, it has been making a weird clicking sound from the beginning. It usually occurs when the HDD is idle (the HDD led isn't on). Sometimes it doesn't happen for minutes whereas other times it happens a couple of seconds apart. I was wondering what could this be?
My laptop is getting quite old and currently, I cannot replace it so I want to keep it functional as long as possible. Could this clicking reduce the life-expectancy of my HDD, is it a sign of something faulty? If yes, what can I do to prevent an HDD failure and losing all my files?

Answer:Dell N5110 Inspiron HDD clicking sound

They don't call it click death for nothing.  The drive is trying to recalibrate track zero and isnt finding it. So the drive is likely to die very soon and lose everything.  Drives die, this isn't a fault anymore than the brakes on your car or other mechanical things like tires wearing out from use.

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I will try one more time to make this post cause the previous one never went live.
I have a 3 years old Dell Inspiron N5110 i5/8GB ram/Nvidia/ Win 7 home premium and i am very happy with its performance and build quality. Yesterday i tried to reserve a Windows 10 copy and after having trouble to make the icon pop in my taskbar, i managed to get it popped.
When i clicked on the Get Windows 10 app icon to get the reserve it came up with this message...

"BIOS isn't supported"
I have 2 more laptops that are 2-3 years older than my N5110 and both are qualified and reserved the update... 
I am running the latest BIOS A11, all windows updates and latest drivers for this machine and wanted to ask:
Is it me or other N5110 users getting this message?
Is there any other BIOS update that i might missing to get his to work?
Is Dell going to fix this till 29 July and when Windows 10 go live?
An official reply or if there is an official link from Dell for this issue would be appreciated.

Answer:Dell Inspiron N5110 not supporting Windows 10?

Just update your BIOS to A11, wait for some time (few hours or a day), and everything will be Ok.
It works although not supported by Dell.
Thank you all.

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i was use my laptop normally and turn off then today turn on but doesn't work normally just screen on and black screen then i tried restart the lap couple of times and get logo windows but stuck on it 15 min and restart again !! so i can't do anything ! so press F12 and open hardware diagnostics everything good but face problem with HARD DISK but i have work on C partition so all what i could do open safe mode and it's work and finally i could  copy my file from C to other one ... then reinstall windows and now working good but now do hardware diagnostics again and found   ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB ATA Device Targeted Read Test  Failed ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB ATA Device SMART Short Self Test  Failed ! so what's problem or how i can solve it ?

Answer:dell inspiron 15 r n5110 and Hard problem

You need to replace the hard drive, which has failed.
Good news:  the drive will be an inexpensive part to replace (any 2.5" 9.5 or 7 mm SATA notebook hard drive, hybrid drive or solid state drive will work).
Bad news:  this model requires an almost complete tear-down to replace a hard drive.  The procedure is deailed
in that video.

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Hello all,
I have two Dell Inspiron N5110 from 2011, one with a core i3 and one with a core i5 processor. To my knowledge that is the only difference between the two machines. I have tried the dell support site for a list of parts to check this but was unable to get the component list for one of them.
Any way, my problem is that one of the laptop (mine) has broken plastic around one of the screen hinges causing it to constantly fall unless at 90 degrees to the base and it also has a dodgy headphone jack that has moved away from the casing meaning it no longer works properly. My question is; as the circuit board with the headphone port is below the motherboard, would I be able to move the motherboard from the laptop with the issues over onto the laptop, and thereby utilize the fully functioning case, without causing any problems in the software of the hard drive and mother board.
Otherwise I'll just move the screen over.
Any advice appreciated

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Hi, I've had my laptop for a year now, and last week it stopped connecting to the internet. It connects to the network, but it always says "no internet access", even after connecting it to an Ethernet cable. Every other device in my home works just fine. It runs on Windows 7.

Answer:Dell Inspiron N5110 not connecting to Internet

What firewall / security suite or anti-virus do you currently have on the PC - or you have ever had on the PC in the past - any trial ware - like Norton, Mcafee , AVG , Webroot etc

can we see an ipconfig /all
ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

We would like to see the results from an ipconfig /all - post back the results in a reply here.

This should also work for windows 8
Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box
(A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results into notepad and then automatically open the notepad and display on your screen.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results into a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will now be highlighted
From the notepad menu ... Read more

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Hi everyone,
I've a problem with a DELL Inspiron N5110.
When I turn on the laptop, the fan is working for 15 seconds then it turns off by itself.. but the Windows boots properly and the other components work fine.
I know that I can't use my laptop if the CPU fan doesn't work because it will overheat the cpu and the motherboard so..
Could you please give me an opinion ?
Thank you

Answer:Dell Inspiron N5110 CPU Fan doesn't work

The fan will spin at powerup self test time, and then won't come on (or run at full speed) until a temperature setpoint is reached.
Depending on who replaced the mainboard, verify that the thermal pads were replaced when the heatsink was removed from the system.  If that part was not replaced, the system will run very warm.

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I'm trying to do a factory reset on my Dell laptop. I didn't receive a CD when I bought it so I tried doing it through the BIOS. I hit F8 repeatedly and got to the repair your computer screen. I selected that option and then it shows a screen that says Windows loading files. Unfortunately, after that it just freezes once the loading bar is full. Then after maybe 10 minutes it goes to resuming Windows normally (I assume a time out of some sort). Is there another way to do a factory reset? Like I said I don't have the CD because it didn't come with it. Or maybe I'm doing something wrong? Thanks

Answer:Dell Inspiron N5110 Factory Reset Help

Hi yuanaug,
Dell does not ship any factory recovery discs for systems. There is a ‘Dell DataSafe Local Backup’ application installed in the system wherein you could create recovery discs.Please follow the steps below to restore the computer to factory state.

Turn on the computer, after the Dell Logo appears and then disappears repeatedly press the <F8> key until you see the Advanced Boot Options menu.
From the Advanced Boot Options highlight Repair Your Computer with the arrow keys and press <ENTER>.
Click ‘Next’ and login to your administrator account on the computer. The administrator account is the account created the first time the computer was turned on.
Click ‘Dell Factory Image Recovery and DataSafe options’ and follow the prompts provided.

If the above steps are not working and your system is booting into the operating system then follow the steps in the link given below to create a factory recovery discs and use the discs to restore the computer to factory state.
If the computer is not booting into the operating system then I am afraid you will have to perform manual operating system reinstallation from the operating system discs.
Please let me know if this helps.

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Hi there, I can't find the bluetooth icon, I had done a clean reinstall a few months ago, so I may not have the driver. I tried to download it from Dell site, won't allow me, as I am not under warranty now.

Please help, thnks

Answer:Bluetooth not working on Dell Inspiron N5110

Hi there ... The Driver you need is in the Link below .. But it may not resolve your issue ...
Drivers for Inspiron 15R N5110

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Hi,I was performing a BIOS update on Dell Inspiron N5110 to Latest bios version,  when the laptop became inactive plus the fan started to run at full speed. i could not even switch off the machine by pressing the power button. At the end i had to pull out AC cord and battery.Now its dead(No activity at all). how can i restore bios???
dell inspiron N5110
service tag: <Admin Note: removed per privacy policy~RK>

Answer:dell inspiron n5110 bios update failure

Solution fo recovery bios Dell N51101. Download the latest firmware from the Dell support2. Save the exe and create a shortcut with the following parameter: " /writehdrfile"3. Start the created shortcut and it will create a n5110a11.hdr file rename the file to N5110.hdr4. Create a shortcut exe file with the following parameter: " /writeromfile"5. Start the created shortcut and it will create a n5110a11.rom file rename the file to DQ15A11.rom6. Copy both file "N5110.hdr" and "DQ15A11.rom" to a FAT formatted pendrive's root folder7. Remove the charger and Battery from the laptop8. Plug In the pendrive9. Press & hold END10. Connect the charger (still hold END)11. The notebook starts automatically and shows the recovery screen12. Press enter and wait until finish the flashing13. Press esc to restart14. Hopefully problem solved

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My dell inspiron 15r n5110 constantly goes to automatic sleep, then shutdowns immediately, then restarts, then shutsdown after 5s.

I have reset the bios, clean my fan and changed thermal paste, formatted the laptop but still. Its a new laptop too. Can someone please help.

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I have formatted my laptop and done a fresh install of Windows 8 x64 Release Version (from MSDN), and I am unable to connect to the internet. My laptop picks up the wireless with no problems, but whenever I try to open a webpage I get the message - "You are not connected".
Other PC's and device connected to the wireless are able to access the internet with no problem and my laptop was previously able to connect when it was running Windows 7. Does anyone have any ideas of what could be wrong?

Answer:Windows 8 - Dell Inspiron N5110 - No Internet Connectivity

Hi friend!
Maybe try reinstalling your wireless drivers, if you remember what they are called. Contact your Laptop's manufacturer or look up your model.
I hope you get it fixed!

And welcome to Eight Forums!

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I bought this laptop but the owner had installed some pirated version. I want to reinstall the original genuine window but the problem is the product key is not clearly read from sticker and original cd is also corrupt. Please help me how to fix it.

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It ask me the admin or system password to unlock the bios password but it not entering the windows so please send me the password for this it as main company documents.
It will be great help for me and my company,please.

Answer:I need bios password for dell inspiron N5110 laptop.

Hi Gopi prabhakaran,
Request you to contact Dell team for the BIOS password either via DellTechCenter in Facebook or @DellCaresPRO on Twitter and they will be able to provide you a BIOS password once the ownership of the system is confirmed.
Do reach back for any query.

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Hi everyone,

I ordered a dell inspiron n5110 a week back, which came pre-installed with windows 7 home premium 64bit and other dell softwares, however my packaging only contained a driver dvd, no other recovery media.

Like many other unlucky fellows I tried to install Windows XP sp2 on the machine by deleting the partition on which windows 7 was installed, (But I did not touch the Recovery and dellutility partitions) only to figure out that the drivers included in the dvd do not support XP. Now I tried to restore the system back to Windows7 via F8 route, but no repair option appeared. I am feeling utterly helpless now. I am including some of the details that may be helpful for you to guide me.

My system now has WINDOWS folder under label D. The 100mb dellutility fat16 partition is still hidden. The recovery partition (NTFS, around 10gb, which was invisible earlier) is labelled C. It cannot be opened by double clicking, but when I right click and explore, and enable hidden and system folder view, it shows the following files and directories.

Folders under Recovery or C:
Boot (includes BCD, BCDlog1, BCDlog2 , bootstat, memtest etc.)
Dell (Includes Image folder having the 6.5gb factory.wim file inside)
Imaging (includes imagex, facimg, wimgapi.dll, wimscript.ini and a couple of other dll files)
Preload(includes 6.5gb base.wim, base.dat, all.crc, csp.dat, desc)
Recovery(includes a system32 folder having an xml file, a WindowsRE folder containing boot.sdi and a 300 mb winre.w... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Restore after installing XP on dell inspiron n5110

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

It's water under the bridge, but the first thing you should have done is create a set of recovery discs.

The first thing I'd do is contact Dell Support and explain you were unable to create your recovery disks, and that you can't get into your system, but don't let on you installed XP as that will invalidate your warranty.

With a bit of luck, they'll send you a set of recovery discs.

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i run through all posts to find any download link for my dell inspiron N5110 webcam but found nothing.all links sent to a page which show following message.
"Details for this driver are currently unavailable. Please try again later".
kindly help,

Answer:download webcam drivers for dell inspiron n5110

Okaaaaaay. I obviously have done that too. Nothing has happened. I have done everything you have told me and NOTHING works.

I'm sorry, but every one of your "suggestions" are things I did before coming to this forum.

Please take the time and help me address this issue rather than reading from a trouble shooting guide.

Thank you.

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Hi guys, I've been using Unified Remote on my Android phone to use my laptop for a while now. I recently just learned about the Wake On Lan feature and it is something I'd really like to see working (what's the point of remote control if I still have to get up to turn on my laptop!)

I've been trying to follow the directions and setting up my Power Management options in my BIOS, however I've run into some issues. First of all, when I go into my BIOS settings, there isn't even an option for Power Management or the like in order to set remote wakeup. So I don't even know where to proceed from here.

I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 with the A11 BIOS. I'm running Windows 8 64-bit.

I'd be more than happy to provide any additional details and even pictures of my BIOS screen options if my description isn't clear enough.

Thank you!

Answer:Dell Inspiron N5110 Wake On Lan BIOS issues

I've been trying to follow the directions and setting up my Power Management options in my BIOSClick to expand...

What directions? How do you know that any change is needed or possible in the BIOS?

I probably shouldn't be posting here, as I have never used WOL, but I thought it was just a matter of enabling the feature in the Properties of the adapter (in Device Manager). It does make sense that it could be an item in the BIOS; I just don't recall ever reading that anywhere.

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I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 that freezes randomly. I cannot figure out what the issue is, no matter what I do or read in Event Viewer.

System :

- Intel i5 2430m 2.4GHz;
- 6GB DDR3 (4+2GB) Samsung 1333MHz;
- 320GB Western Digital WD3200BPVT HDD;
- Intel HD3000 + NVidia GT 525M 1GB
- Windows 8.1 Pro x64

Maximum temps achieved while running AIDA64 System Stability test (using both GPUs and CPU at 100%) : 90 degrees Celsius.
Maximum GPU temp in Furmark : 84 degrees Celsius.
Maximum CPU temp in Prime95 : 80 degrees Celsius.
Cooling system has been cleaned and fresh thermal paste has been applied, namely Gelid GC-Extreme 2.
The system passes all diagnostics : Dell Diagnostics (quick & full), Dell Pre-Boot Diagnostics, AIDA64 System Stability Test (1h), Gold Memory&MemTest 86, Furmark, Prime95, basically anything you throw at it.
The freezes occur usually during normal operation : browsing the web, browsing the hard drive, downloading files using your browser.
The biggest number of freezes occurred after a fresh install of Windows 7 and using Firefox/IE to download the nVidia drivers.

Steps taken :
- Updated BIOS from A9 to A11 (latest);
- Installed fresh Windows 7;
- Upgraded nvidia drivers from 288 to 344;
- Upgraded Intel Centrino Wireless driver;
- Upgraded power adapter from 90W to 130W;
- Used system without battery;
- Used system with Intel HD Graphics disabled, then with nVidia graphics disabled;
- Formatted hard drive;
- Installed Windows 8.1
- C... Read more

Answer:Dell Inspiron N5110 passes all diagnostics but freezes

I think I may have found the issue. I took the laptop apart again and I noticed that the thermal pad that covers the PCH was missing. The keyboard's metal frame was touching directly on the intel PCH.
I noticed some high temperatures on the PCH, namely 77 degrees Celsius and I thought I should check it. Seems whoever took the laptop apart last time, forgot to put the thermal pad back on.
I'm gonna mount a new pad and post back the results.

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Hi! I've recently bought a new Dell Inspiron N5110 with NoOS. Now I'm trying to install Windows 7 Professional x64 on it from a USB drive. I've done this a hundred times, but now I'm stuck with a problem. After the installation begins it shows me a message:
A required CD/DVD device driver is missing. I f you have a driver floppy disk, CD/DVD or USN Drive, please insert it now. 

I've tried to google for answers on this problem, the only thing I've found is that the laptop doesn't have any SATA drivers installed and wants me to install some. However, I can't figure out how to do this. The system doesn't see another USB drive with drivers on it, and if I copy drivers to the root of the USB from which I'm booting it also fails to find the drivers.How can I resolve my problem? Any help is highly appreciated. Thanks! 

Answer:Installing Windows 7 x64 on a new Dell Inspiron N5110 with NoOS

I solve this problem plug boot flash in USB2.0, when plug in USB3.0 view same error message.

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My Dell Inspiron N5110 is showing red cross on the Wifi icon in the taskbar. On clicking troubleshoot,it is showing an alert not able to find network adapter. But i have installed all wifi drivers from dell official site by entering service tag. I am not able to solve this problem,wifi still not working !  

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hi, i've Dell INSPIRON N5110 Intel Core(TM) i3-2310M CPU @ 2.10GHz 2.10GHz, i've installed  windows 8.1, it's showing Bluetooth software in the device manager and also showing blue icon of Bluetooth under task bar menu, but my Bluetooth is not working correctly, every time i search for any device it don't search any deviece and whenever i try to make it visible for other devices it gives error  i've also tried to install software available at dell site using different compatible modes like compatible with windows 8 or with windows 7 but it's not working ,please help me how can i make my Bluetooth work  


Hi Ahsan Mughal,
The inspiron N 5110 is not tested with Windows 8.1, hence there are no drivers available. Please let me know how did you installed the Windows 8.1 and what was the previous operating system.

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I have bought Dell Inspiron 15R N5110 Battery one week ago.
It has following no. printed on the sticker,

Is it original?
Its wear level is 0.8% in 1 week. Is it normal?
Is Sanyo is original Dell battery manufacturer?

I hope someone will answer as early as possible.

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I m noticing diagonal lines pattern across my screen fading in and out.

Answer:Dell Inspiron N5110 diagonal lines on screen

Hi Anuj,
1. Please perform LCD BIST . Turn off system> Press and hold “D” and turn on the computer. Solid colors will appear on the screen.2. Also, you may check the quality of the display with an external monitor.3. If the video displayed on the external monitor is fine and the issue appears during LCD BIST, LCD assembly needs replacement.
Please keep me posted with the results.
Thanks & RegardsManshu S#iworkfordell

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I am working on a Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop. The computer had a failing hard drive so I dissasembled it and replaced the hard drive. Note that with this model the entire laptop has to be taken apart. The motherboard has to be removed and turned over to where the hard drive is mounted directly to the motherboard.

I originally wrote the following notes that are in italics just to keep my thoughts straight. Then afterwards I discovered that this screen uses an LED backlight.

I replaced the hard drive and found that the screen is now dark. Please also note that I am very careful about static and use all the safety equipment to prevent any damage it may cause. I can direct the video to a remote monitor and everything is fine. The dark screen acts as if the backlight has gone bad or possibly the inverter. You can use a flashlight and see the images on the screen. One thing to note is that I then restored a factory install to the hard drive so that I could run some of the diagnostics that come with the laptop. For instance if you hold down the D key while pressing the power button it goes directly into a video test. The beginning of the test is dark, but when it gets to the color screen tests, such as green, blue, etc. the screen lights up as if nothing was wrong with it. This only lasts until the system is restarted.

I have googled several sites discussing this problem, a few of which stated that all they did was replace the hard drive and had the same thing happen to the... Read more

Answer:Dell Inspiron N5110 dark screen after HDD replacement

<SOLVED> I Had this problem with a clients computer yesterday. The (western digital 500gb) hard drive was failing so I replaced it with an hgst. Cloned the drives.
An hour or so later the screen suddenly went dim by 50% or more. I thought the screen was going to sleep, but when I moved the mouse and tried FN-Brightness adjustment, nothing happened.

I rebooted and noticed that the screen would dim after the mouse cursor popped up on the screen. This happened every time I rebooted. This made me believe it was a driver, or software driven dimming.
Also, initially the screen would not dim in Safe Mode, but later after a few reboots it just stayed dim, and no longer was bright before the cursor emerged.

Tested the fuse next to the video ribbon cable and it was okay. Checked the ribbon cable connection on both sides. Ok.
I searched through online threads which mostly described this issue arising after HDD change-outs.

So I decided to change the hard drive again but with the same brand (western digital) as the original drive and BAM! fixed. No more dim screen.
Clean install this time.

The Dell N5110 Motherboard must have a glitch with certain hard drives, or hard drive voltages. Try changing the hard drive out before attempting to install a new motherboard.


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Hello Tech Support Guy forums!

Here's the story:
After cleaning (read - deleting things I shouldn't have) my PC I had to re-install Win7.
Now when I want to play a video game that ran just fine the day before I get maybe 15 minutes of play in and my computer just overheats and shuts down. I read somewhere that the BIOS version was the problem so I updated it to the latest version but the problem still persists.

Here are some specs:

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Home Edition Media Center 6.01.7601 Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
Processor : Intel Core i5 2410M @ 2300 MHz
Video Card : Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000
Physical Memory : 4096 MB (1 x 4096 DDR3-SDRAM )

EDIT: After shutting off my computer and letting it cool off for quite a while next to an open window and turning it back on yields me this the second I turn it back on:
THM_ : 61.5 C
Core 1 : 53 C
Core 2 : 61 C
Package : 53 C
Hard Disk WDC WD5000BPVT-75HXZT1 : 34 C

Answer:Dell Inspiron 15R N5110 keeps shutting down after re-installing Windows

Updating the BIOS will never cure an overheating problem. Open up the case and give it a careful but thorough clean out with one of those purpose-made cans of dry compressed air.

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I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 that freezes randomly. I cannot figure out what the issue is, no matter what I do or read in Event Viewer.

System :

- Intel i5 2430m 2.4GHz;
- 6GB DDR3 (4+2GB) Samsung 1333MHz;
- 320GB Western Digital WD3200BPVT HDD;
- Intel HD3000 + NVidia GT 525M 1GB
- Windows 7 Professional x64

Maximum temps achieved while running AIDA64 System Stability test (using both GPUs and CPU at 100%) : 90 degrees Celsius.
Maximum GPU temp in Furmark : 84 degrees Celsius.
Maximum CPU temp in Prime95 : 80 degrees Celsius.
Cooling system has been cleaned and fresh thermal paste has been applied, namely Gelid GC-Extreme 2.

The system passes all diagnostics : Dell Diagnostics (quick & full), Dell Pre-Boot Diagnostics, AIDA64 System Stability Test (1h), Gold Memory&MemTest 86, Furmark, Prime95, basically anything you throw at it.

The freezes occur usually during normal operation : browsing the web, browsing the hard drive, downloading files using your browser.
The biggest number of freezes occurred after a fresh install of Windows 7 and using Firefox/IE to download the nVidia drivers.

Steps taken :
- Updated BIOS from A9 to A11 (latest);
- Installed fresh Windows 7;
- Upgraded nvidia drivers from 288 to 344;
- Upgraded Intel Centrino Wireless driver;
- Upgraded power adapter from 90W to 130W;
- Used system without battery;
- Used system with Intel HD Graphics disabled, then with nVidia graphics disabled;
- Formatted hard drive;
- Insta... Read more

Answer:Dell Inspiron N5110 passes all diagnostics but freezes

I think I may have found the issue. I took the laptop apart again and I noticed that the thermal pad that covers the PCH was missing. The keyboard's metal frame was touching directly on the intel PCH.

I noticed some high temperatures on the PCH, namely 77 degrees Celsius and I thought I should check it. Seems whoever took the laptop apart last time, forgot to put the thermal pad back on.

I'm gonna mount a new pad and post back the results.

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Hi All,
I am very much frustrating that I have purchased the Dell laptop 15R N5110 three years back. Now the issue is that when we try to start the laptop it start starts beeping of 7 Beeps and then nothing happens after that. The warranty over the laptop has already been expired  and contact to the local laptop repair engineer they told that we need to replace the Motherboard.
Also, In the market there is not the new motherboard available and they provide us the refurbished motherboard which is not trustable to spend the amount of 12000 for this motherboard. Please suggest dell community. What should we need to do.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 15R N5110 : Problem 7 beeps and not start at all

The mainboard is likely the faulty part, as you know.
Given the age of the system, cost of replacing the board and the fact that you'll get at best a 90-day repair warranty, you're likely better off buying a new system -- this one is now on the order of five or more years old -- and therefore not worth repairing.

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My operating system is windows 8 64 bit , and laptop model is dell inspiron N5110 . usb port of left side is not working.i did every thing for this , search for it on google and install many drivers but i did not find any of one solution.Please help me this problem is keeping me insane.

Answer:Usb port not working on dell inspiron laptop N5110

Is the USB port recognized in Device Manager?How many devices have you tried in the USB port?Make sure the power saving feature is disabled for the port, Windows automatically cuts power to some USB ports to save battery life...and it might not recognize that it needs to turn the power back on when you insert a device.Read this: Info Page Biography for full specs.

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hello, i have a big problem which make my coputer get to 0 % battary power  very quickly.
fans are not stop working. miadditly while turn on the pc the fans start work,please help me to solve this problem!

Answer:dell inspiron n5110 fans work non stop!

If you've never done so, remove the heatsink fan assembly and clean it thoroughly - and replace the thermal pads that sit between the GPU/CPU and heatsink assembly.
Unfortunately due to the design of this model, it's a major undertaking - see the service manual for the procedure, which includes removing the system board.  You may want to leave the job to a shop - expect about an hour's labor charge, whatever that costs where you're located.
Service manual: manual_en-us.pdf

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i am facing problem on turn off . after press shutdown, it just close the lcd but still power button is on. i have to press and hold on the power button for complete shutdown. please advise. i am really worried due to this issue,

Answer:Dell laptop inspiron n5110 is not turned off after shutdown

***SOLUTION***This is a hardware problem, not a software problem. I am running the factory Win 7 home x64 and dual booting Ubuntu 12.04 x64, with this exact problem in both OS's.What I did is I took out the keyboard and the palm rest (there should be a tear down guide put out by Dell) and you should see a coin cell battery. I took it out for about 10 seconds and then put it back in. I also checked all the other connections and removed and reseated the HDD. I then went into BIOS and made sure there weren't any funky settings. It now shuts down, suspends, and wakes properly (only tested in Ubuntu 12.04)I have no clue how or why, but that's what did it.

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only 1 usb port is working. the drivers from Dell/Drivers - didn't solved that issue.
2. and another problem - the battery is not charging - it's status is:
0% available (Plugged in, charging).
I read that I have to update the bios, but to update the bios I need at least 10% battery.
Thank's for your help.

Answer:1. dell inspiron n5110 usb 3.0 port not working on windows 10 64 bit

The problem with the Renesas controller and Windows 10 is known --
For the other issue, does the system correctly identify the AC adapter (f2 at powerup to check).  If the adapter shows "unknown", you have a bad AC adapter, power jack or mainboard.  A BIOS update will not solve this - replace parts in that order.
If the adapter IS recognized but the battery won't charge - particularly if the system is on its original battery, which is now 5-6 years old - it's time for a new battery.  They do wear out over time -and anything beyond 3 years or so has had a good, long life.

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When going to update using Dells data safe it says missing recovery partition. Is there anyway I can create it without losing any data/files already on laptop. Thanks guys

Answer:Dell Inspiron N5110 has missing recovery partition.

Well the problem is actually on Dell's part not yours and is rather easy to solve. Actually the recovery partiton is hidden so the old version of Data Safe is unable to detect it. Let's solve this problem niw:

1. Open MyComputer, Click on C: drive.
2. Open Program Files (x86)/Dell DataSafe Local Backup/Components/DSUpdate
3. Click DSUpdate (an .exe file shown as type "Application") (You must be connected to internet)

4. It will update from version 9.4.40 to 9.4.4x (where x > 0)

5. It did something with the partition.
6. It will tell you to "reboot". Restart the laptop.
7. Then launch Dell DataSafe Local Backup.
8. This new version will detect the partition and enable you to make recovery discs.
9. You will need two DVD's and it will take approx one hour to create the recovery discs.
Hope this helps !

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Hello Problem Solver,

Problem: Wireless not connecting Dell Inspiron N5110 to router.

Situation: Dell Inspiron N5110 quit connecting last night about 8 PM while I was online.
Both iphone and our other Dell operate wirelessly fine. N5110 works fine hooked to router with ethernet cable.

I have:
1. turned on the off Norton fire wall and tried to connect wirelessly - no success.
2. loaded lastest Dell drives for networking.
3. run Dell diagnostics - see below.

Your suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance, MD30307

My laptop configuration:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2330M CPU @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6050 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, -1262 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461838 MB, Free - 403801 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 034W60
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated and Enabled
Dell PC Diagnostics results follow:
Tested and Needs Attention: (7)
Network Card: Intel(R)Centrino(R) Wireless-N 1030
1. Signal Strength Test - Completed
The network might not have been configured properly.

2. Wireless ConnectivityTest - Canceled
The wireless adapter is not connected to any of the networks inrange. The following networks were detected:3D5O7P3HXQCableWiFixfinitywifi

Launch Network Connections Control Panel
Wireless Signal StrengthTest - No Connection
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Answer:Wireless not connecting Dell Inspiron N5110 to router

Disable encryption on the router and try to connect. If successful you can probably re-enable encryption and reconnect.

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