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Inspiron N5110 built-in speakers suddenly no sound

Question: Inspiron N5110 built-in speakers suddenly no sound

Have updated IDT driver but still no joy. Headphones work, all the usual checks ok (not muted, sound not turned down, etcetera) but still NO SOUND from the 5-month-old laptop's speakers. Problem started just a week ago, for no apparent reason - also my power settings were suddenly changed (shutting lid reverted to sleep instead of hibernate, without me making any changes). Seems to be a common problem, but can't find a solution.

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Answer: Inspiron N5110 built-in speakers suddenly no sound

Dell laptops with HD audio (all models newer than the Inspiron 9300) utilize switching technology in the headphone jack socket, which is somewhat complicated. In addition to the usual mechanical parts, the jack also uses current & impedance-sensing techniques to trigger software configuration and switching (to send the audio signal to the speakers). Sometimes the laptops with these jacks develop this combination of symptoms: * Speakers don't work and are not muted or deselected * Headphone jack does work * Reinstalling audio driver does not help * Audio test in Dell Diagnostics passes * On models with 2 headphone jacks, one may be "checked" in the control panel as if in use * Sometimes but not always, a very gentle wiggle of a plug in the jack will get it to resume normal functioning, at least temporarily.That combination of symptoms means that the sense pin in the jack is not working for some reason. Failure of the sense pin results in the computer behaving like there is always a plug in the jack. The software switch that should route audio to the speakers does not get triggered.There are 3 ways to confirm that you have a failed sense pin:1. Check for the combination of symptoms that I listed. If you have all of them then it is pretty certain you have the failed sense pin. Note that when you run the audio tests in Dell Diagnostics you should hear audio through the speakers. That is the opposite result from what one would expect. But note that if you do not hear the audio through the speakers during the tests then there is some other hardware problem, not a bad sense pin.2. Replace the headphone jack. If that fixes the problem that confirms that you had a failed sense pin. The part is covered by your hardware warranty. The Inspiron N5110 I/O circuit board with audio jacks is also available from
Note that if you have a failed sense pin replacing the motherboard is not a solution because the jack is not on the MB.3. Restore the laptop to its original factory configuration. This is called PC Restore in XP and Factory Image Restore in Vista. If the speakers still don't work after PC/Factory Image Restore and you have the combination of symptoms listed above, that is a definite confirmation of a failed sense pin.***********************************************************************************************************How to Run the Audio Tests in Dell DiagnosticsThese interactive audio tests are designed to narrow down the problem to either the software or hardware. The tests are independent of Windows and drivers, meaning it doesn't matter if those are working correctly or not. To run Dell Diagnostics1. Restart the computer and tap the f12 key as soon as it starts to boot up .2. Select 'Diagnostic' from the boot menu. The computer will run its pre-boot assessment tests (PSA) before Dell Diagnostics starts. During the PSA you will hear some tones through the system speaker but this does not adequately test the audio hardware. Dell Diagnostics plays an instrumental piece of music complete with drums, so if you only hear some tones then you have only run the PSA.3. Dell Diagnostics should open after the PSA tests, or you should see an option to open it. If you have ever reformatted your entire hard drive then Dell Diagnostics will no longer be there as an option. In that case run it from the Drivers and Utilities (Resource) CD if you have one.4. Select 'Custom', then the audio tests.5. The tests will run. You don't need to run all of them. Just check whether or not audio comes through the speakers during the tests.If you hear audio through the speakers during the tests (the tests 'pass') but not after you boot back into Windows, that result means that you have a software problem. Normally the software problem would be in the audio driver, but if you have the rest of the combination of symptoms then the software problem is that the software switching is not working. But it is not working due to a hardware problem -- a failed sense pin. Dell Diagnostics cannot directly detect a failed sense pin. That is why Dell Diagnostics produces an opposite result than what one would expect when there is this particular hardware problem.******************************************************************************************************

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My DELL INSPIRON N5110 Windows 10 64 Bit having Crackling Sound Problem on Both Speakers and Headphone. I have already tried twice to format window, uninstall sound drivers and only keeping High Definition Audio native driver only but the problem is not getting rectified. I shown my Laptop to a Mechanic also and he said speakers are ok. So the problem is with Software but yet I am not sure about where is this problem in Software or Hardware? I have also done diagnostic test but everything fine in Test. Please help me with this problem, I am unable to listen music and watch movies. Your Help will be highly appreciated.

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I bought Inspiron 3542 laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
At first launch I update software by request from update manager. And then I met problem. There is no sound in built-in speakers. But if  I use external speakers souns is ok

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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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Getting 5 Beep sound when I start my Inspiron N5110 laptop, but when booting finished beep sound volume reduced and when i plug in the headset i can hear the beep sound as well.
could you please help me guys, what it is ? I tried to find out some solution. I tried diagnosis setup, it shows all devise working properly. 
Hope your support and help.
Thank you.

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When I first got my PC, the sound quality was absolutely atrocious (no bass present at all) so I did a few tweaks which gave me a bit more bass and some of that low range.
But when I play anything that has low notes or is bass boosted, I hear rumbling sounds from the speakers as if they're broken, and it's just frustrating to listen music on because I'm always having to hear rumbling in the background.  
I tried plugging in external speakers, same issue with the rumbling on low notes.

What could be causing the rumbling problem or could it be that my speakers are faulty?


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It all started some weeks ago,atleast once in a day I would hear some bopping sound from my right speaker.When it started I would restart the computer and it would go away.but two days ago,it started then suddenly my speakers stopped working.I tried connecting my headphones there was still no sound.In just some time after the speakers went mute,i smelt something burning.i suspected it was my speaker so I smelt its location and surely the burning scent was coming from there.Now I am not really sure if my speakers burnt up or its something to do with the drivers.What can I do ? and if my speakers are really burnt,where can I get other ones specifically for my dell inspiron 3542 ? I have tried searching for them here on the official dell website but I don't seem to find them. 

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Hello!Some weeks ago the sound stopped working on my Dell Inspiron 3521. I can hear sounds when i connect headphones or speakers. I had windows 7 and i thought that the problem could be solved if i updated to window 10, but it didn't work. My drivers seem to be up to date. Is it a common problem on theese laptops or it might be a hardware problem? Please help!

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I have a Lenovo S10-3 Netbook, running on Win7 starter.

It has been running fine unil a few days ago, when the built in speakers no longer play any sound. Works fine with earphones or exernal speakers, but not internal speakers.

Drivers are all up to date, and audio/sound settings are all set to full.

And according to the speaker and sound card 'properties' - "This device is working properly."

What can i do?

Answer:No sound from built in speakers, but sound from headphones

Do you get sound with the external speakers unplugged?? Usually laptops will disable the built in speakers while external speakers are being used...

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Please Help,
I was using the headphone jack to plug into the back of the television for sound for playing videos.  When I unplugged the jack from the computer the built in speakers stopped working. 
I have uninstalled and reinstalled the audio drivers.
rebooted mulitple times
  shutdown device and took off the battery
all the settings are at default
It appears to be working but nothing  is coming out.
I am using a Dell ultrabook 6430u.
Any thoughts on what I should try next. The laptop has never been dropped and came out of the box new less than a month ago.
Thank you for any support on this issue as I travel and rely on the speakers for conferencing.

Answer:no sound out of built in speakers 6430u

Hi Chris,
I understand that inbuilt speakers stopped working after you unplugged the audio cable. We truly regret the inconvenience that has been caused to you.
It seems to be an issue with the jack sense pin on the system. You can check this article below which would be helpful in resolving this issue:
Headphone Jack FAQ
Keep us posted with the results so we can advise you further.

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Ok I'm either doing something completely stupid or my speakers just do not work.

I have my monitor connected to my gpu via displayport and have the monitor set to default device under sound playback but still no sound. When I try and play some audio I can see the little sound bar move up and down but nothing from the speakers.
Same problem also happens when I plug my headphones directly into monitor.

Every other method works just fine.

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Just bought a Packard Bell Maestro 240 LED white. It has built in speakers, but i don't hear any sound? It shows up in sound>playback and i have checked sound levels etc. All the required drivers are installed, and my headset works? There is no 3.5mm input on the monitor, but i'm using a HDMI cable, and HDMI cable can "transfer?" sound. Anyone who can help me? I'm using windows 7 64-bit

Answer:Monitor with built in speakers - no sound?

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is HD audio selected

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I have been using bluetooth speakers with my W520. On a recent trip, away from my bluetooth speakers, I discovered that my built in speakers are not working in regards to music, media player, video playback, etc. Computer sounds still work, but only out of the left speaker.  However there is no playback of any kind. When my bluetooth speakers are turned off or disconnected, the system automatically changes "Speakers  Conexant Smart Audio HD Device" as the default device for playback (in my Playback tab under Sound).  If I play something, I can see a green graph over to the right of the Speakers designated as the default device registering changes as though something is playing, but there is no sound from the speakers.  If I go to Volume Mixer, I see the same thing:  Device:  Speakers is showing the volume at full and WMP is showing that something is playing, but I hear no sound from the speakers.  If I go to configure the built in speakers, I do not hear the test sounds at all. The only other thing I've noticed as a possible clue is that in Control Panel/Hardware and Sound, when I click on Smart Audio, it fails to load.  Instead, I get a notice window reading:  "Failed to Initiate Smart Audio, the Application will now exit." Any ideas?  As inadequate as the built in speakers are, I'd still like to use them when I'm on the road. Busman 

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Answer:W520 No sound from built in speakers.

Hmmm.  Over three months and no responses.  Does this mean that no one has any ideas regarding getting sound from the speakers?

W520 4270CTO: i7-2760QM, 16GB RAM, Samsung 830 Series SSD 256GB, Quadro 1000M, Centrino Ultimate-N 6300

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Ok I'm either doing something completely stupid or my speakers just do not work.

I have my monitor connected to my gpu via displayport and have the monitor set to default device under sound playback but still no sound. When I try and play some audio I can see the little sound bar move up and down but nothing from the speakers.
Same problem also happens when I plug my headphones directly into monitor.

Every other method works just fine.

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HP Pro Book 450 G2Windows 7 Professional 64 bitIntel i7 5500U 2.4 GHz8 GB RAM Issue:  no sound from the built in speakers or when connected to external speakers from 3.5 mm stereo output jack.  I have tried several audio sources ? Windows Media Player, VLC, WInamp, Youtube, etc.  All volume levels at max and nothing is muted.  The level meter indicates that sound is being produced, but there is no sound emanating from the speakers. This issue started just a few days ago, and until then I had sound. I have tried: Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Manage Audio Devices > (right click)Configure Speakers > TestTest (level meter indicates sound)Disabling/ re-enable> Properties > Advanced > Test> Sounds Tab > (Asterisk) > TestDevice Manager (General Tab > Device Status: ?This device is working properly.?)Disabling/ re-enableUpdating the driverRolling back the driverWindows Fixit utility ? ?Did not detect any problems??System Restore (error ? did not complete properly for some reason)

Answer:no sound from the built in speakers or when connected to ext...

Hello William-0 Welcome at the HP forums. Maybe windows 7 updated the audio driver and something went wrong. You might want to try to reinstall the driver: (It's also the fastest way to reset everything to default) Just let me know if it works. Winos

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Brand new laptop, only issue with Skype using built-in speakers. No issues using Skype with a headset or playing music using built-in speakersHave updated the speaker drivers with no improvementWindows 10 + Skype

Answer:Sound distortion on built-in speakers using Skype

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Hello Lenovo T410 From last two weeks my built in speakers stops to works without any reason. When I plug in my headphones or close the laptop and open it again they start to work and afther around 30 min stop again. When they stop to work i go to Device manager-Sound and disabled the drivers and then enable them again and the speakers start to work. I try to remove them but any time when start the laptop OS (win7) automatically install them again. I just reinstalled the OS but have the same problem. Nothing changes. I also trying to put another drivers (im not sure there is anothers) with Driver navigator or IObit driver booster but is the same. They install the same driver. The name of the driver is High Definition Audio Device. What to do? Is the problem come for the drivers?Any advice? Should i try with Win 10 or I will lose my time? Thanks

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yea so sound is coming out of both my external speakers and the built in ones in my pc.

this happened when i upgraded from xp to vista on my HP Workstation xw8000

my computer only recognizes one playback device, and thats correct and its a intel 82801db/dbm AC '97

anyone know how to fix?

Answer:Sound playing from BOTH my BUILT IN and EXTERNAL speakers?

Welcome to TF!

I think you need drivers for that, instead of the default Vista drivers. Are you talking about a laptop here?

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When I plug in my headphones, the sound still plays through the speakers! I can hear the sound in the headphones though. I have updated the drivers and set the communication headphones to default but it still didn't work... Please I need help immediately!

I have a HP Pavilion AR5B125 15.6" Laptop with IDT Drivers
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Answer:Sound plays through headphones and built-in speakers

Some sound software has options to mute or not mute the speakers when a headset is plugged in. I don't have IDT so I can't say if or how its managed in IDT. Realtek has an option it its control panel for this.

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Hi everyone,

Not sure if this is the right place to post this, so please feel free to re-direct if necessary.

I have a brand new Toshiba Satellite A665-S9092 laptop that just started exhibiting a weird problem: I get an occasional crackling, popping sound from whatever I plug into the headphone jack. I've tried with my Bose speakers and two separate sets of headphones. It seems to occur whenever the hard drive is accessed: when the computer is idle, I don't hear a peep, but whenever I e.g. refresh my browser or open a program, it starts crackling. The odd thing is that I don't get this from the built-in laptop speakers - only from whatever I plug into the headphone jack.

Anyone have any idea what could be causing this? One of the main uses of this machine is playing music so this problem is putting a serious crimp in my enjoyment...

(Extra info: under "Sound, Video and Game Controllers" in the Device Manager I have 4 instances of nVidia High Definition Audio, and 1 instance of Realtek High Definition Audio. Checking "driver update" tells me the drivers are up to date. Not sure why there are 4 instances of the nVidia HD Audio.)

Answer:Crackling sound from headphone jack, not built-in speakers?


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Yo, been here before, this is my boss' laptop, I told her I'd try to help, she doesn't really know her compy's schema but it looks like she's running windows xp, anyways, her sound quit out the other day and the computer no longer recognizes the audio control panel or the built-in speakers as being there at all, I already ran HJT, and here's it's log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:18:33 AM, on 8/31/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Toolbar\Platform\4.0.0417.0\mswinext.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
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Answer:laptop's built-in speakers no longer making any sound

Hiya and welcome to Tech Support Guy

Sorry for the lateness in a reply, but these forums are very busy

Are you still having this problem? If so, can you do the following:



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The windows 10 install was very easy on my All-in-one touch screen computer. This is the computer I own: New inspiron 23 5000 series non-touch All-in-One Full HD Desktop Details | Dell
Upgraded from 8.1. The only problem I now have is that my speakers do not work. Not a sound come out I have tried several fixes.
I went into services and restarted Windows Audio
I made sure the sound volume was turned up on the little icon bottom right of the screen.
I went into the Sound in Control panel and made sure Windows Default was selected. Tried to test the sounds there with no luck.
I checked for updates on my sound driver.

I am at my knowledge end. Help.

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Would it be possible to set up my laptop so that I can get kind of surround sound using the built-in speakers along side my 2.1 speakers? I only have 2 jacks, 1 mic/line in and 1 speaker jack.

I did try poking around in a few places but could not find anything.

I'm not necessarily looking for perfect 3D sound, stereo would be great to. I just think doing this may maximize the sound range.

Thanks in advance

Answer:Laptop Surround Sound with only built-in speakers and 2.1 external

Anyone? D=

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Hi there.

I have just purchase a new laptop (L650-OED) which is running windows 7 - 32 bit.

The in-built speakers make a crackling noise and only work intermittently. When you adjust the volume up or down they work for a few seconds and then cut out.

I have tested the sound through the headphone jack which is working perfectly. I have also reinstalled the device driver (Conexant HD Audio but it has not made any difference.

Is there anything else I can try or is this a warranty issue?

Appreciate any advice.


Answer:Satellite L650-OED In-built speakers crackling and intermittent sound

>I have tested the sound through the headphone jack which is working perfectly.
Hmm?. for this would mean that this has nothing to do with the sound card or with the sound driver but with the faulty speakers.

Therefore I recommend asking an technician for an notebook check? possibly the speakers needs to be replaced. If warranty is valid, then everything should be done free of charge.

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Hi, I've been having trouble with sound for a while:

The in-built speakers play sound perfectly, but when I plug headphones into the side jack, everything is silent.

The system is detecting when I plug/unplug the headphones - the systray "Realtek HD Audio Manager" gives notifications when I do, and the system volume changes accordingly. The sound is also not muted anywhere. I am 100% certain that the problem lies with Windows and not the port/headphones because they work fine in Linux.

Things I have checked/tried:
- sound is not muted anywhere
- from Device Manager, uninstalling/reinstalling various versions of Realtek HD Audio drivers - now using R270
- booting with the headphones plugged in and with them not plugged in initially makes no difference
- BIOS is already latest version
- sound is fine in Linux, so I'm pretty sure the hardware has no faults

Once in a blue moon, it will work, but I have not worked out how to replicate this success.

If anyone knows anything that may help fix this, I would be grateful.

Answer:ASUS N53Jg, Win7 - Sound from in-built speakers, none from headphones

Hello Pete and welcome to TSF,

First thing I would like you to do is perform a "Clean Boot" and try your headphones. What we are trying to accomplish with the "Clean Boot" is to either implicate or rule out a third-party process or service from causing the issue.

To perform a clean boot...
Close out any programs you are using and save any unsaved work.
Click the Windows button.
Type msconfig.
Select the Services tab.
Select Hide all Microsoft Services.
Select Disable All.
Select the Startup tab.
Select Disable All.
Click Apply then OK.
The system will prompt you to reboot... Select Yes.

Test your headphones and post back with the results.

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Hi guys,

I have a strange problem. My speaker was working alright in my Windows XP Professional SP2. Suddenly, I did not hear any sounds. I tried all possible combination to fix the issue. The following covers almost all of them.

Check the device manager for any driver missing issues / yellow exclammation marks, mute button enabled for volume controls and also checked the BIOS if the audio device is enabled.
Finally, checked the speakers in another machine and it worked. Since it was an on-board sound card (Mercury Board - KOBP4M266A), I thought the issue could be with the sound card itself and purchased a NEW 4 channel PCI sound card. Installing that (Windows installed its drivers automatically - It was a "Crystal Soundfusion Audio device" driver) did not resolve my problem.

Now, when I see under the device manger, both the devices (AC'97 audio device from VIA technologies, which came with my mother board) and this one (Crystal Sound fusion audio device from the PCI sound card) both are listed and status shows as "Working properly" and "No conflicts". I also checked my PCI sound card in another machine and sound was heard alright.

I don't know where could be the issue with sound in my system.
Can some one help me resolve this quickly, as I have been having this issue for over 2-3 weeks now and tried all forums in the net, but not found a solution that fits my case.

Thanks for your inputs in resolving this.


Answer:Solved: Suddenly No Sound heard from my Speakers

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I have a Sony vaio laptop with windows 7 and when I unplugged the hdmi cord today the sound suddenly stopped working. There is a little red icon by the speaker icon and there are no playback options besides the option for Bluetooth. I've reinstalled Realtek audio and still not fixed. Also have tried several system restores. Pls help

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So briefly, my processor has 6 jacks in the back and 2 in the front to connect my speakers to. In the back there is a Green, Pink x2, Black, Grey and Blue Jacks. In the front there is a Pink and Grey Jack.

Now I have two sets of identical speakers and having only one Green jack I connected them both to the green using an adapter. So basically the same sound came from all the speakers.

Then yesterday I decided to try make it more surround sounding and I found out that the Black jack is for some sort of other speakers. So I connected them, and I set my sound options to quadrophonic. And it worked beautifully. Then I had to leave and I turned of my computer.

When I turned it back on, the speakers plugged into the green one still worked while the speakers plugged into the Black jack don't work anymore. I tried switching them around and the speakers that were plugged into the green one still worked while the black didn't. So its not something with the speakers.

I set defaults to everything and retraced my steps but nothing works. When I do the test, I set it to quadrphonic and it shows 4 speakers, then it tests each one and the plugged into the green ones make a sound, the others don't. What went wrong?

I'm working in Windows Vista Ultimate and Ihere is some info about my pc.
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Answer:My sound/speakers suddenly stopped working?

Have you checked in device manager to see if there are any driver problems ?

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I have an Inspiron 530S with XP, about a year old, and suddenly there is no sound coming from the speakers. I have checked the settings, and nothing is muted. I tried to download the realtek driver, but it didnt help. Sorry, Please let me know what other information you need, I'm technically challenged!

Answer:Inspiron 530S XP no sound from speakers

Have you some headphones you can plug in just to eliminate the speakers as the problem?

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Hey guys, problem is basically the one in the title.
I followed a guide in a youtube video about a month ago where you go to your playback devices menu; make the speakers the default device; go onto the "Stereo mix" properties on the "recording" tab; go to listen; change "playback through this device" to my headset and check the box above that says "listen to this device".
Under the sound tab there were now two speakers to change volume with; my actual speakers, and my headset.
This worked perfectly and for a month and few days I have been able to have sound coming from both the headset and the speakers with no issue until today (the two speaker options in sound has disappeared too).
Today I turned on my computer and noticed there was absolutely no sound (from the headset). Not playing games, not watching videos or anything. The only time the headset will produce sound is when I press "test" in the settings or when I change the volume slider on the headset itself. The only other time it will produce sound is if I make it the default device but then sound will stop on my speakers, defeating the purpose.
I am baffled as to what has happened as there have been literally no settings changed whatsoever. If anybody has any suggestions or anything I would be very appreciative. Thank you.
I have tried uninstalling and re-installing the drivers, to no avail.

Answer:Sound suddenly not coming out of speakers and headset at once. No settings changed.

what is your os? try to restore your operating system to the date where your sound settings is default

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Dell Inspiron 3542
Windows 10 Home 64bit (1703)
I was watching (and hearing), videos with the laptop at rest on top of my desk and suddenly sound went mute. I check all the typical culprits (Volume Mixer, Playback Devices, Dell Audio Sound Manager, downloaded and reinstalled latest driver, etc), but no sound. Sound does work with headphones and when I insert them the system automatically detects them and adjust volume. When I remove them the system quickly sense that and adjust the volume. So I came here and read Jimco's FAQ. Followed all the recommendations and ran the pre-boot assessment test. Sadly I can not hear the 8 tones. So now, what are my options to fix the problem?

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to start with the only time I got any sound is when skype was operating thought something was wrong with it so i deleted skype..well.. now there is no sound at all. I check device manager and it says that the sound device is I deleted the drivers and went to the dell site and down loaded them and installed them and still no sound so I went through and deleted againg...checking in device manager and in programs and features to make sure they are gone...when I rebooted they came up and installed themselves...i didnt go and download them again...still no sound but this stupid computer is in denial because the device is still not working. I did have sound earlier today and did not do anything just seemed to suddenly stop working. please help...I have been working on this for hours and getting no where. I have checked the sound settings over and over ..they are set right..and still...when I test nothing happens...and it is not on mute

Answer:No sound suddenly on my dell inspiron 1545

The internal laptop speakers are INOP?

Go into Device Manager, expand "Sound..." and uninstall ALL devices.

Reboot the system.

Check audio.

Update drivers -

Is Windows 7 Service Pack 1 installed?

Regards. . .



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I've had my Dell Inspiron 24-7459 computer for about a month.  Sound was coming from the internal speakers but now the sound no longer works.  I've tried the volume, mute features with no luck.  Should I be trying something different?

Answer:Dell Inspiron 24-7459 has no sound coming from speakers

tiger28the internal speakers
Hello. Did you plug in headphones or external speakers to check whether audio is coming through the headphone jack?
If audio is coming through the jack but not the internal speakers, run the ePSA audio test to see if the speakers have failed.
If there is no audio from either the speakers or jack then the problem is not the speakers, so try reinstalling the audio driver. Open the Device Manager and expand the Sounds...Controllers section. Right click on Realtek HD Audio and select to uninstall. Do not put a check mark in the option to delete the files. When you reboot, Windows will re-install the Realtek driver by rebuilding it from the files. The point of doing that is the rebuilt driver will have the default configuration which will correct any misconfiguration issue.
If that doesn't fix it the next step would be to install a fresh copy of the driver from the support page.

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I just bought this Inspiron laptop and it has been great. I noticed that there are three speakers under the laptop. 1 is long located by the hinges away from the user while the other 2 are smaller and to the left and right closer to the user.
Recently, I was watching a movie and found myself turning the volume all the way up because the sound is very dim. I turned it upside-down and noticed only 1 speaker was working, the front left. Because the sound was up all the way on the audio settings, this was causing a very loud pitch to be emitted when listening to anything. 
Does anyone else have similar problems? I am thinking about taking the laptop in to get it fixed. Before I do, I wanted to see if anyone had suggestions based on their own experience or whether I should check into software issues (i.e. missing a driver).

Answer:Inspiron 15 5000 2-in-1. Underside speakers not putting out sound.

Hello. the best bet is to just reinstall the audio driver. if doing that doesn't make the sound come out right, then get it repaired.
If you want a link to the driver, reply back with the model of the laptop (Inspiron 5568, 5577 etc. All Inspiron 15" 5000s have 55 in the 1st 2 digits of the 4 digit name), and the operating system if it is not Win10.

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X220 tablet (about 2.5 yrs old, out of warranty) was working completely fine last night; this morning, no sound is coming from the laptop, either through speakers or through headphones (audio jack).  I am, however, able to get sound through a bluetooth-connected speaker. I had hoped this was a software issue.  Tried uninstalling/installing all sound devices, updating BIOS, updating drivers, system restore to previous date, rebooting a million times, etc.  No joy. When I run the sound troubleshooter, it says that no speaker, headset, or headphone appears to be plugged in.  The sound icon has a little red circle/white X next to it.  When I try to plug in headphones, nothing happens -- does not seem to detect the event.  When I press the mute and volume buttons on the tablet, no response. Also, under Device Manager -> Sound, video and game controllers, it lists only "Bluetooth Hands-free Audio" and "Intel Display Audio".  I don't think either of these is the normal X220 audio driver, is it?  What else should be there?  I downloaded the Conexant Audio Software from Lenovo's site (this is what came up when I searched for audio drivers for the X220 tablet), and tried to install it, but halfway through, it said the install failed because it couldn't locate the device for the driver. This sounds like it's a hardware problem -- any way to verify?  Also, which piece of hardware exactly?  Is it the sound card ... Read more

Answer:X220 tablet - sound suddenly stopped working from speakers and headphone (but not bluetooth)

If it doesn't appear in the device manager, it sounds to me like the sound chip (codec) or some support chip has died. I'm not sure how exact you want the answer to be. I think on that model, the codec is a Conexant 20672. If I am correct, the normal fix is to replace the motherboard. Many x220 machines are still under warranty. If yours is, now would be a good time to use it. You can check here:

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Guys same problem here I have  upgrade Win 10 installed and speakers cracklng so distorted  I see that it says in device manager win HD SPEAKERS there are also INTEL speakers I would assume with the Win 7 system from new just wondering if this has anything to do with perhaps some Win 10 upgrade caused this as were working fine before and a longtime  after Win 10 upgrade I had Microsoft Disability Desk  check this out to ensure all drivers were updated but limited free help on this still  awaiting reply from Dell on this though I rely on this as my outside world for lots including charity fund raising and shopping PLEASE help as disabled retired veteran .thank you.

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Hello all,
I have a Dell Inspiron 7559 laptop that I bought about a month ago.  When I hook it up to my external speakers and start up a game such as WoW, the sound that comes out of the speakers sounds awful... like it's a way lower bitrate than it shoudl be, missing depth and fullness... almost as if it were coming out of one of those old pc speakers. 
If I unplug the speakers, let the OS realize they were disconnected, then plug them back in again, it works fine. 
Anyone see this before?

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It's as if it doesn't detect the headphones. It says my Realtek audio driver is up-to-date. When I go to manage audio devices, there's only one device listed called "Speakers / Headphones", so I don't know if when I plug my headphones in it's supposed to detect it separately. I've tried multiple headphones, all of which work with other devices. Also, there are two drivers listed under "sound, video, and game controllers". One is Realtek Audio and the other is Intel(R) Display Audio. Should I reinstall them both? This is a new laptop that I got to replace my old laptop which had (different) sound problems, so I'm very frustrated and at my wit's end, help is appreciated, thank you.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 15: Headphones not working, sound comes through speakers when plugged in

First, make sure the headphone cable is fully inserted...
Then you show get a popup to allow you to select the device if you are using a Combined Audio Port.
If you aren't getting the popup, check the task manager to see if on the Startup Tab a Waves MaxxAudio entry is set to enabled.
If you look at the processes tab you should have two entries for Waves, one blue square and one green circle.

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i had to format my hard disk after having an unmountable disk error, and reinstall win 10
after installation my sound stopped working 

i installed realtek drivers, switched to generic and back still no sound even tho in playback devices it shows that sound is coming through
i did a epsa audio test from bios and recieved no sound 
i opened up the laptop to disconnect and reconnect the speakers but still no sound 
also my left speaker had stopped working before re installation, and the audio jack has a bit broken off exposing the metal stick(i dont know maybe this is a problem)

pls i'm at my wits end as ive searched for all information and they not working, i would appreciate any information i can get, thanks in advance for any help, its also hard to get help as i live in west africa, also i'm a student can't afford to change laptop over sound

Answer:inspiron 15 3542 no audio sound headphones and speakers, drivers ok

Hello. I replied to your other post yesterday.
dejibytealso my left speaker had stopped working before re installation, and the audio jack has a bit broken off exposing the metal stick(i dont know maybe this is a problem)
That information wasn't in your first thread. That might be why there is no audio through the headphone jack.

In light of this additional information, it is possible that you have 2 issues: broken headphone jack, and an interruption in the audio signal to the speakers. I understand that you reseated the speakers, but the ePSA test proves that the signal is still not getting through, or they have failed.
If the laptop is no longer under warranty, all I can suggest is that reseat the speaker cable again.
As for the headphones, I don't think that the Inspiron 3542 has a jack circuit board, so your best option may be to get a usb audio jack. It only costs a few dollars on Amazon. Don't know about the availability in your area.

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i formatted my computer due to unmountable disk error, and reinstalled win 10, now i dont have any audio,

i have downloaded the right realtek drivers, and made sure to switch between generic and others,
finally i did an audio test from the epsa(pre assessment tests)  and no sound,
after i removed the speakers and reinstalled to check shaky connection still no sound.

i am at my wits end and can't access any info to help me, so  some help is greatly needed thank you 

Answer:inspiron 15 3542 no audio sound headphones and speakers, drivers ok

dejibytefinally i did an audio test from the epsa(pre assessment tests)  and no sound,
Hello. Failure of the ePSA audio test means hardware failure -- probably just a coincidence about formatting. The ePSA tests do not have anything to do with Windows -- would work even with no operating system on the laptop.
dejibyteafter i removed the speakers and reinstalled to check shaky connection still no sound.
The fact that no audio through headphones either means there is more wrong than the speakers. If the audio chip were functioning correctly, should hear through headphones even if speakers were dead. If the laptop is still under warranty, contact tech support.
If not under warranty, you can still get audio through headphones or external speakers by getting an inexpensive usb audio jack. A usb jack has its own self-contained audio chip and does not use the one on the motherboard. The only drawback is that a usb jack cannot play through the laptop's internal speakers.

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Hi guys!
When I turn off the laptop by using shut down or hibernate there's a loud white noise in the external  active speakers which are connected via audio/jack cable.. Using my old laptop for 5 years, that never happened. What could be the solution to the problem? Aside from turning off the speakers - I always need them on so that I can use them with Chromecast audio connected to Aux-in.

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i had to format my hard disk after having an unmountable disk error, and reinstall win 10
after installation my sound stopped working 
specs win 10, i3, realtek sound

i installed realtek drivers, switched to generic and back still no sound even tho in playback devices it shows that sound is coming through
i did a epsa audio test from bios and recieved no sound 
i opened up the laptop to disconnect and reconnect the speakers but still no sound 
also my left speaker had stopped working before re installation, and the audio jack has a bit broken off exposing the metal stick(i dont know maybe this is a problem)

pls i'm at my wits end as ive searched for all information and they not working, i would appreciate any information i can get, thanks in advance for any help, its also hard to get help as i live in west africa, also i'm a student can't afford to change laptop over sound

Answer:inspiron 15 3542 no audio sound headphones and speakers, drivers ok. pls urgent

Hello. This question has been answered in the other two duplicate threads. Please don't start anymore duplicate threads.
This forum is very slow at times. When you post, it might take some time for it to show up.

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bought yesterday, and it is not working, is there a Driver for win7?

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Question: Inspiron N5110

I want to put one more RAM.
I have find the model Samsung 4GB DDR3-1333MHz (M471B5273CH0-CH9)
I want to ask if i can to put something else better?

Answer:Inspiron N5110

If you mean faster, no - the memory speed on the system is determined by the processor and chipset. 

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Question: Inspiron N5110

My Inspiron N5110 won't turn on. I have the power cable plugged in and the charge light is on. When I try to turn it on I get the dell insipiron start up screen, it then switches to a black screen with a small white line in the top left hand corner! It's worked fine up until this point.

Answer:Inspiron N5110

Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Please run the on-board diagnostics <F12> and capture any error code or message you receive.
Was there any recent software updates done on the system?
Please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address.
Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information

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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 all, just a quick fyi for anyone wanting to install Windows 10 on the N5110 like me. Although it is not 'supported' by Dell, it doesn't mean you can't do it. Just that you're on your own if you break something. Kinda like when I replaced the 'none-user-replaceable' HDD with an SSD. Currently, my 'nag screen' tells me I can't upgrade just yet and looks like this:

I wanted to see if it would run anyway, so used the Media Creation Tool to create a USB installer and went for it. I'm pleased to say that hardware-wise, everything works fine! Sound, USB, webcam, integrated and discrete graphics, VGA and HDMI outputs, WiFi, CD drive, eSATA port, Bluetooth are all working which is a minor miracle.
However, I was unable to get Windows 10 to activate. I kept getting an error saying that the product key was invalid. This was using both the key written on the bottom of my machine, and the one I pulled from the registry on Win7 using Belarc (other tools are available) which for some reason where different from each other.
So for now, I have rolled back to Win 7 and I will stay there until the normal migration route works (via Windows Update). Rolling back from Win10 to Win 7 is incredibly easy and takes three clicks for anyone wondering. Let's hope there is an official way to do this properly soon!

Answer:Windows 10 Inspiron N5110 (15R)

I did three of our computers yesterday.
My XPS 8500, my daughters Alienware X51, and my other daughter's N5110.The N5110 would not do sound to save my life,I tried everything I could think of.I was up on all of the drivers and BIOS.
I formatted and went back to Windows 7 for her till I can research it some more.Not sure why the sound wouldn't work.I would love to try it again but don't want to have to format and go back to 7 again if the sound fails again.Any thoughts?
(Oh an my keys were different from what Belarc said too. Odd)

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Ever since the last Windows update (running Windows 10) my laptop has said it isn't charging. I've been using it regularly and the battery power just stays exactly where it is. When I unplug and use it, it drains like it normally would, and when I plug back in, it just maintains whatever percentage it got down to.

Do I need a new battery or AC adapter? Help please

Answer:Inspiron 15R N5110 Says it isn't charging but it is

I like to suggest you try the steps in the video below for a possible fix.

I also like to suggest you check the status of the AC adapter and battery in the BIOS. Please follow steps below

A) Power off computer (make sure AC adapter connected to computer and battery as well).
B) Power on computer, quickly tap the F2 key continuously. You should be in the BIOS screen.

In the BIOS, go to the Advanced tab and look for battery health, it should say "This Battery Is Performing Normally'. If there's any other message, it mean the battery is faulty and need a replacement. Look under the main screen and look for AC adapter type. If the adapter says Unknown or None then it's a problem with adapter

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I was browsing and suddenly the laptop fell from my lap on to very soft bed suddenly and switched off.  I tried to switch off and disconnect AC power cord and battery and reconnect and power on but it is not working. Please help.

Answer:Inspiron N5110 is powering On

tried a 30 sec power button reset and its working.

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My laptop got suddenly turn off without any warning and when trying turning ON  it wont show windows logo but got 3 beeps so tried to click the power button to turn OFF and later it won't even power on my LED's won't even glow and I'm out of warranty please help me..

Answer:Problem With Inspiron N5110 15R

Three beeps is a mainboard failure -- the boards run $100-200 depending on GPU.

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Replaced CMOS seemed to initially fix it but after they got it back.
No video n a constant 4 beep sequence n a small between each set
Reseated memory sticks, started logged in to laptop it worked for
About 6 hrs then started the beep sequence again; no video,but all other lights come on
Should I just new memory or new board

Answer:Inspiron n5110 please assist

4 Beeps indicate a RAM fault. So faulty RAM, improperly seated RAM, or faulty motherboard RAM slots.

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Hi all,
Does anyone know if it's possible to use the monitor of an Inspiron N5110 as part of an extended display (a secondary screen) rather than being the primary screen? And if I buy an adapter for the VGA port in the back, is it even designed to let signals in?
Thanks in advance!

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More and more often (almost every day, now), my Inspiron 15R N5110 will freeze and, sometime, get a blue screen, and shut down completely. Windows 7 is up to date. BIOS not updated (5 years, now, I think).
Should I update the BIOS to A11 (the last one) ?
Any concern with Win-7 ?
Any concern with AVG (virus protection) ?
Any clue or your experience wil be appreciated,


Answer:Freeze on Inspiron 15r N5110

PCIMPOTS,You can update the bios on the computer. You may want to consider formatting and installing Windows 7 on the system. Getting a Fresh Windows Installation will more than likely resolve the issue. 

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Hi All,My dell laptop (Inspiron 15R N5110 - IntelCore i7-3670QM) purchased in 2012 (out-of-warranty) had some hard drive issue, few months back. I tried all the basic trouble shooting from my end, but no luck.
Issue : Switching on the laptop shows the Dell logo; post which it shows a blinking cursor gets displayed on the black screen. Windows wouldn't load up and cursor keeps on blinking.
Troubleshooting: Tried all the below troubleshooting; but no luck.1. Removed all connected external components from the laptop (USB; Charger etc). Removed and Reinserted the battery. Tried switchin ON & OFF couple of times. No use.2. Removed the battery and charger. Pressed the power button continously for 30 seconds or more. Connected to the battery or adapter (without battery). Tried swicting ON. No Use.3. Pressed F2 and changed the BIOS settings to boot from HD. No use.4. Pressed F12 and ran the Diagnostics. Basic Test was successful. Thorough Test revealed the followingError Code 2000-0142Validation 7501Msg: Hard Drive 0 - S/N 12*******, self test unsuccessful. Status = 7The given error code and message can be used by Dell Technical Support to help diagnose the problem.5. Tried reinstalling Windows, using bootable USB recovery drive. This re-installed Windows, but had no luck when trying to login to the laptop. Still same issue.
Conclusion : After all these attempts, I believe my Hard Drive is corrupted and am planning to replace it.
Questions : 1. Is there anything that I am mis... Read more

Answer:Inspiron 15R N5110 - Questions.

Any 2.5" SATA notebook drive, 9.5 mm and under will work.  There are issues with this model and Windows 10 (primarily with audio, since the audio chip supplier got out of the consumer market before 10 was released).
Before starting, realize that replacing a drive in this model is not easy - it requires removing the mainboard from the system.

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There are several keys on my keyboard that do not always register. You have to touch them several times before they register.
Is a new keyboard needed? If so how do I order it and what will it cost me?

Answer:Keyboard Inspiron N5110

Most likely, the keyboard needs to be replaced.  They're about $20.

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Hello, i have a INSPIRON N5110 95WVLR1
From factory with Core i5 2450M and GeForce GT525M, BIOS version updated to A11
I want to change my CPU to the i7, i think about 2670QM but i don't know which i7 processor will work with my motherboard and BIOS?
I know that i need only Sandy Bridge and TDP is higher.

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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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I've got a problem suddenly the sound is decrease and the bass is vanished. Then I restart my laptop, and I check the sound. Only tweeter on, but no bass or sub woofer on.
I check the sound again and hear to the bottom of my laptop, only speakers available, but no sound in sub woofer. No bass, no loud.
I try to re-install the Realtek Dell Audion Maxx sound driver, but It seems no change to normal.

Answer:DELL Inspiron 7559 Audio Problems -- Unclear Sound and Internal Sub Woofer Suddenly Off

ibrahimlathini,CAUTION:VLC Player should not be used to increase the volume. This will result in crackling of the sound. VLC tweaks and amplifies the sound by increasing the +dB (decibel). VLC player in long run will affect the speakers. If VLC player is used, please refrain from increasing the volume beyond 90%.How to Change Audio settingsType Dell Audio from the Start Screen, and select Dell Audio utility.The Dell Audio utility is launched. You may change the desired settings from the different tabs available on the utility

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My AC adapter and battery are both good. also replaced the cmos battery. However when i plug in the AC adapter to my N5110 the green light on the charger goes out and still nothing. I have replaced the charging port for 8.00 more dollars still the same issue. I cannot afford to replace anymore parts on a dead laptop that i am still paying off. The right hinge is broken also but that i can super glue. Any suggestions? Please Help I cannot Afford a 300.00 replacement motherboard. I have spent thousands on Dell laptops and desktops and software please HELP.

Answer:Inspiron N5110 wont power on at all?

The mainboard needs to be replaced.  They run between $100-150 -- not $300 (unless you need to have a shop replace the board, where you can add another $100 to the parts cost for labor).

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can i install windows 10 on Inspiron N5110  ??
which windows can i install on Inspiron N5110 for to have best performance ?
my Inspiron  laptap = (8gig ram , 1t hard, cpu core i7)
windows 10
windows 8.1
windows 8
windows 7

i like to have windows 10  but i want best performance for my device ( Inspiron N5110 )
if i can install windows 10 where can i find hard driver for it

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My inspiron n5110 gets incredibly hot and then turns off when playing something little bit more demanding ( Mafia II for example). I have a little docking stationg (logitech n120 i think, don't remember for sure). I have integrated intel and also nvidia GT 525M

Answer:inspiron n5110 shut down when gaming

Yes i have the same problem , when i play games and the labtop starts to heat up , it shutdowns suddenly without warning . i know when it shuts down when everything slows down. then a shut , and sometimes when i start it again after the shutdown i get a blue screen loading to 100 saying dumping something i dont recall , but then it restarts , sometimes it just hangs up and i have to turn it off with the power button.need a solution pls 

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My laptop is Inspiron n5110 which has Windows 10 and the laptop is charging but it does not turn on and the display does not come up.
I Have tried to disassemble the laptop and reassembled it lot of times, But the laptop does not turn on. 
Can you help please?

Answer:Inspiron N5110 Lanptop does not turn on

Unplug the system and verify that the LED on the AC adapter is ON before you plug in the notebook end.
If there's no LED on the adapter, replace the unit with a new OEM Dell adapter.
Remove the battery and hold the power button for 30 sec.
Leave the battery out - if the system will start up on AC only but not with the battery installed, the battery is bad.
If the system still won't power up on AC only after the above reset, the mainboard is bad.  This is now a 6-7 year old system -- likely better replaced than repaired (the cost of a mainboard replacement isn't insignificant, and investing several hundred dollars into an older notebook likely makes little economic sense).

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Hello all,
I recently got an Inspiron N5110 as a gift. I had asked for an i5 or an i7 processor, but instead I got an i3-2330M CPU @ 2.20 GHz.. I was wondering if I would be able to replace the i3 with an i5 or an i7, and if so, what, if any, other changes I would have to make to my computer, such as RAM, etc. I will post the information below, and if any more information is necessary, then please request it.
 OS: Windows 7 Home Premium- SP 1 Processor: Intel Core i3-2330M CPU @ 2.20 GHz RAM: 4 GB System Type: 64-bit OS
Thanks a lot!

Answer:Processor Swap- Inspiron N5110

System should take both i5 or i7;  that said, upgrading the CPU will void the warranty.
A mid-range i5 will run about $250;  an i7-quad, about $600.

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I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 that when turned on will beep 8 times.
The display LCD will turn on as well as power button light, but no Dell splash screen or anything else. Just 8 beeps over and over and over until I turn it off.
I have tried to boot the laptop up with and without the battery pack, with a different power convertor, I have tried to re-seat the RAM sticks and none of that works.
I tried to boot into the Diagnostics with F12, but the beeps start before I get a chance.
Does anyone have any ideas or know what the 8 beeps means on this model laptop?

Answer:Inspiron N5110 - 8 Beeps at startup

Hi IntecIT,
The Dell Inspiron N5110 might emit a series of beeps during start-up if the LCD cannot display errors or problems. The 8 beeps on this model indicate an LCD failure. However, I suggest you to try connecting a known good external monitor and check if it works (If available).
Do reply with your findings.

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So i've had this laptop for years and i was wishing to upgrade the CPU the RAM and possibly put a SSD in it my main questions are 

I just want to be sure the RAM supported on this is 1333 MHz SODIMM DDR3?
I have an i3 processor in it and i want to upgrade it to an i5 processor which would i have to get?
Is there a specific SSD i need to drive?

Answer:Inspiron 15R N5110 Upgrading Questions

The system will likely run with DDR-1333 but the speed of the RAM will be 1066 with an i5 CPU (the memory speed is set by the CPU).
Only the second-generation i5 CPUs are supported - nothing newer (example:  i5-2410M).
Yes, you can install a 2.5" SATA SSD - but before you begin that process, be sure you realize that replacing a drive on this model requires an almost complete tear-down of the system - it's attached to the bottom of the system board, which must be removed from the system to change a drive.

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I have an Inspiron 15R N5110 laptop.Whenever i play a game or do something with high level program , my laptop warming and it is suddenly closing.While i was buying laptop , i thought "DELL is the best company".But now i do not have thoughts like this.Because this laptop exactly sucks.I tried everything that i can to cool my laptop.But i could not find any solutions.Please help me 

Answer:Overheat problem in Inspiron 15R N5110

Hi Lyconis,
What games and high level programs are you trying to run on the system? Please flash the latest Bios from the link below. Also ensure that you clean the air vents of the laptop with a can of compressed air.

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Dell Inspiron N5110 running Windows 7.
When not in use I have to remove the battery or else the thing turns itself on within a few seconds of shutting down or just having the battery inserted.
It DOESN'T do this when the charger is connected to the laptop and mains electricity. If the charger is connected to the laptop but not to the mains then the laptop will also turn itself on.
Any bright ideas?

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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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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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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 have a dell inspiron laptop n5110 and just this morning it boots up fine but when I press administrator to click onto the desktop nothing happens it won't load nothing...I've restarted it a couple times and still the same thing. I have no idea whats going on if someone can point me in the right direction that would be great.

Answer:inspiron n5110 can't click onto desktop

Hi ;Please start your computer in safe mode with networking.(when you turn on computer tab on F8) In the safe mode create a different account under ControlPanel\User Account\Manage other Account and selecet administrator for new account.Logoff from administrator account then login your new account and check your startup item ( click on start button above start button in the search box type MSCONFIG and press enter.Go to STARTUP Tab and uncheck unrecognize items.Also you may use your anti-virus software to scan all user account in the new user.Please let us know. Thanks.

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Hi all.
Not a discussion as such, but a post to help others out who may be thinking of upgrading the HDD in their N5110 to an SSD.
My original system details

Inspiron N5110
i5-2410M 2.30GHz
8GB RAM (upgraded from 4GB)
Nvidia GeForce GT 520M
500GB 5200rpm HDD

How I went about it
I decided to buy a 500GB Samsung 850 EVO to replace the standard hdd. The drive arrived with a CD containing the Samsung migration tool and Samsung Magician. I also bought a eSATA cable to do the data migration.
I conected the new drive to the eSATA port and tried to use the migration tool. I had to transfer 370GB from the old disk to the new, after 2 hours, the tool reported that it would take a further 8 hours to complete the migration! I gave up on that, and followed the instructions here using Clonezilla. The whole migration then took only 1.5 hours. I ignored the tweaks at the bottom, the Samsung Magician software takes care of that for you.
Once the drive cloning was complete, I followed this YouTube video to disassemble the laptop, and replace the HDD with the new SSD. Once reassembled he laptop booted flawlessly :)
The original drive is SATA2 (3GB/s), but the motherboard supports SATA3 (6GB/s) so you will get the best performance out of the new SSD. Bear in mind, that both the connector for the DVD drive and the eSATA connector only support SATA2 (and I think the DVD connector does not support AHCI either) so you must install the drive internally in the original slot to get the maxi... Read more

Answer:Inspiron N5110 - results of SSD upgrade

Nice! I'm sure this will help out some others.
Just to be safe I'd advise making Dell Backup and Recovery media from the original HDD if you ever want to revert back to the factory install:
The creation of recovery media with Dell Backup and Recovery may not work on a lconed drive.

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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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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 tried almost everything and i am unable to find solution please guide me further.
i have tried uninstalling and again installing dell alps touchpad driver from dell website and this didnt worked. i have also tried to reinstall windows but still the problem is same. in device manager it is only showing hid compliant mouse that is my external mouse. 
kindly help me if anyone knows more solutions.

Answer:touch pad not working inspiron n5110

What operating system are you running?

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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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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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I have had my Inspiron 15R N5110 for just under 2 years now but lately, quite often when moved even slightly my laptop just shuts down immediately, it doesn't matter whether I have much running or not. I've looked through Event Viewer for the periods when it's cut off but there is no errors or messages related to the shutdown. After each time it shuts down this way, the laptop will not power on again until I remove the battery, unplug and replug the charger cable and turn it on, then insert the battery again once the laptop is running. If I don't follow this process then it just won't turn on again, even if left for an hour. Is my battery going faulty or is it something else? I should mention that the battery charges fine and that during the shutdowns, the charger cable is still plugged into the laptop.

Answer:Inspiron 15R N5110 Possible Battery Problem

Hi spectre289,
It seems that this is a hardware issue, occurring due to a loose connection for power button assembly. You may check all the connections are proper. Please refer to the system Owner’s Manual, you may refer to the link:
If the system is covered under warranty, you may provide me the Service Tag and the name as it appears on the account via private message (click my username and then click Start Conversation) so I may access your records and we will take it from there.
If the system is not covered under warranty and you are residing in the US, you may contact dell spares at 1-800-372-3355 or you may contact a local technician.
Please feel free to reply for any further queries. I will be glad to assist you.

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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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How do you update the BIOS on an Inspiron N5110 without a charger?  I have downloaded the installer N5110A11.EXE from Dell, and run it from an elevated command prompt using the line
N5110A11.EXE /forceit
but each time I do so a message box appears with the text "Error: unknown command".  Is there a different command syntax that works with this BIOS installer?
I have an Inspiron N5110 that is not charging the battery and will not run off the charger.  I have tried several chargers that work with other Inspirons.  I have replaced the power jack board, and that did not fix the problem.  Reflashing the BIOS seems to be the only remaining approach to take.
Note that the laptop is running 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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My keyboard intermittently does not work? Can you help?

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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, 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 just purchased a HP 2009M monitor and wonder if I could utilize separate speakers instead of the built-in speakers?

Answer:Solved: Can I use separate speakers but have built-in speakers in the monitor

Yes; just plug your speakers into the output from your soundcard.

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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'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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Until recently my Inspiron 15R (running Windows 7) would not allow a Windows 10 upgrade.  It would say that Dell had not certified this device with Win 10 due to BIOS issues.  About a week ago I had to do a complete "bare metal" Windows re-install so took that opportunity to download all the latest drivers and the latest BIOS.  I didn't think any more about it until today when it popped up and asked if I wanted to upgrade to Windows 10.  I figured I would get the same "can't upgrade" message but decided to go ahead and try.  To my surprise it downloaded and installed Windows 10.
However: I can boot and log into Windows 10 and can see my desktop for about 5 to 10 seconds.  Then the screen goes black.  I can see (and move) the mouse pointer but nothing other than the mouse pointer shows on the screen.
I figured it must be an incompatible video driver (although as I said, it does display the desktop just fine for a few seconds), so decided to boot into SAFE mode to see if I could resolve the issue.  But the exact same thing happens when I boot into SAFE mode.  I see the desktop for a few seconds and then it goes black, with nothing other than the mouse pointer being displayed.
Any thoughts on a resolution?

Answer:Inspiron 15R N5110: Black Screen after Win 10 Upgrade

You may want to put Windows 7 back on the system since no windows 10 drivers are available for this computer.

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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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