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Dell Inspiron 15 3521 Wi-Fi will not turn on after Win 10 Upgrade

Question: Dell Inspiron 15 3521 Wi-Fi will not turn on after Win 10 Upgrade

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3521 that came with Windows 8 installed. I upgraded to Windows 8.1 and everything worked great. When Windows 10 came out I was reluctant to upgrade, but I finally did right before the free offer ran out. Again, everything worked great (except for now having a dozen user accounts that I do not need – but that’s another story).
After a month or so, Windows 10 did its upgrade and that’s when everything got messed up.
Now, my wi-fi will not even turn on. I click the toggle in Control Panel/Settings/Wi-Fi and it will toggle on and then immediately back off. The only way I can use wi-fi is to use a Cisco USB wi-fi dongle.
I, of course, have Googled till my eyes bleed, but can find nothing that has helped.
Supposedly, this model is on the list tested for Windows 10.
The onboard wi-fi adapter is a Dell Wireless 1703 802.11b|g|n (2.4 GHz)
Anyone have any ideas what to try?

TIA,
Bob Mathis

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So i have a dell inspiron 15 3521, about a year ago, it started turning on, but wouldn't charge. Then, the battery completely died and it wouldn't turn on. Also, when i plugged the charger in, the light on the charger unit turned on then off. I then proceeded to buy a new battery and charging unit. It turned on perfectly and worked well, but the battery wouldnt charge, and when the battery's charge was all out, it would start up, show the windows loading screen for 30-60 seconds and then mysteriously power off. (Same result with battery+charger in) When i tried turning it on with just the charger in, the front indicator lights would turn on for a few seconds, then turn back off. I tried getting rid of the static built up by pressing the power button down for 30 seconds, but no progress. I know that the outlet is working perfectly, the battery works well, just doesnt have a charge, and has been cleaned. I think the problem is either with the laptop not accepting power (for lack of better words) or the charger not producing enough power. All help is appreciated, and needed... Thank you! :)

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Hello everyone! I have a Dell inspiron 15 3521 i3 4gb with one empty slot and I want to upgrade it with a Kingston HyperX Impact 4gb ddr3 1600mhz. But will the hyperX compatible with my laptop?

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Hi,

Initially the fan was running on even after i turned the laptop off so i manually switched it off and then when i turned on the PC, the second light from the left comes on and i can hear the fan start but then within 2 sec the fan stops running and the light goes as well.. Tried the basic methods but with no luck. Can someone please help me here. Already spent a lot of money on this laptop and still getting problems on a daily basis.

Much thanks,
Ashish

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Hi, I'm not sure if this is the appropriate section for this, but I'm working on a friend's Dell inspiron 15-3521 that has been unusable for about a month. The laptop is about 3 years old and came with Windows 8 and he tried to upgrade to Windows 10 when prompted. After the "upgrade", the laptop would boot correctly into Windows 10 about 1 out of 5 attempts and when it did boot correctly, it would ultimately crash without much explanation. He wanted to downgrade all the way to Windows 7(which I have a legitimate copy of) so I booted into a Linux Mint Live distro, formatted the drive, and installed Windows 7. After the installation, Windows 7 booted up fine but was incredibly slow and still basically unusable. Now, after restarting, the computer either restarts at the login screen of Windows 7 or freezes on a black screen after entering login info. Initially I thought maybe the ram was bad and was just running out of memory, but the Linux memtest comes back clean. Now I suspect that it could be a bad hard drive, but it would be great to get more opinions before I continue guessing.

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I recently updated to windows 10 but the Waves Maxx audio is not working properly. It doesn't start automatically at startup (it is not disabled in task manager) and the audio is cracking both in speaker as well as in all my headphones and earphones. I've reinstalled the driver from Dell's official site several times but nothing works. My windows 10 OS is up to date with anniversary update. In device manager all the drivers are installed.

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I recently updated to windows 10 but the Bluetooth is not working properly. It doesn't connect to my phone to playing music on my laptop.  I've uninstalled and deleted the driver from device manager and then reinstalled the driver from Dell's official site several times but nothing works. My windows 10 OS is up to date with anniversary update.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 15 3521 Bluetooth is not connecting as audio device to my phone after Windows 10 upgrade

Hi vipin yadav,
Thanks for posting!
Please go to the drivers and downloads page and insert your service tag so that the website can determine what exact drivers you need for your system.  Scroll down to the network section and locate the wifi/bluetooth driver you need.  Information here can assist you with the proper installation.  Thanks.
Regards,Robert

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I have a Dell Inspiron 15R 3521, bought it a couple of years ago. I was working on the laptop and I got up for a while, when I came back the laptop was in standby mode so I pressed the power button and the laptop showed me a message "Error has occured and windows need to reboot" I pressed the reboot button and the laptop booted up and while it was still booting the display was all funny with little white and color boxes. I immediately pressed the power button to turn it off sensing there might me some boot error. Again I tried booting the system but it would not go past the dell logo. I tried a few times but with same result.
I tried again after some time but this time the screen was blank not even the Dell logo. After which I tried resolving the issue by visiting the dell forums.
I have
1. removed the battery and pressed the power button for 30 seconds which made the dell logo appear again but that was it.
2. did the static discharge again this time the screen showed me the dell logo with Boot options and the blue progress bar. I pressed the F2 key and nothing
3. Tried it again and this time it showed "Media Fail" twice.
4. Tried it again and this time it showed me some options to disable and enable some things. I pressed the key to boot in Safe Mode the laptop rebooted and the blank screen was back.
5. I have done the memory module switch with no luck. If I remove the memory it gives 2 beeps. I replaced the memory in its original slot.
6. I then removed ... Read more

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Hello there. I've searched so much to find some solution, but i couldn't, so i'm post here asking for help, thanks in advance.
1st time I installed Win10 on my laptop drivers were fine, though can't remember if I installed drivers after or before upgrading. I had to format my laptop a week ago, installed all drivers on win7, then upgraded to 10, but i've a lot of problems and audio driver is one of them. Take a look at these pictures, they say everything:

Can You help me about this ?
I do also have graphics driver problems, check pls:

Thanks.

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Question: Dell Inspiron 3521

My Dell inspiron 3521 won't power up at all. Does the battery have to be connected to get power or does it have to have a fully functioning battery to achieve any power up.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 3521

Hi ANDREWHELP,
The system should be able to power on with the adapter connected, regardless of the battery's presence.
When you press the power button, do any leds come on? What is the issue with the battery? When was the battery working fine last? Are you able to test this battery on another machine or another good known battery on this machine?
Are you using an original Dell OEM Adapter? When you plug in the adapter to the system, does the adapter stay firm or does it fall off easily? Is the adapter frayed? Is there any damage on the system? Could you test with another power adapter if possible?
Does the adapter led stay on and stable or does it go off when connected to the system?
Please check if there is any damage on the machine. Check if all the ports on the machine are fine or misaligned. Sometimes if the pins in the USB ports are touching each other, they are known to cause many issues on the machine.
If another adapter works fine, then replace the adapter. If the adapters are loosely fit and sometimes it powers on with another battery, then replace the dc port - http://bit.ly/2egjkJy. Otherwise, the motherboard needs to be replaced.
If the system is under warranty, Please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name, Phone#, Address and Email). If there is no warranty, then you could contact our team to get a quote for a paid service call - http://dell.to/1vnT6CQ
Let us know if you have an... Read more

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I wish to upgrade my laptop processor from 3rd gen to 7th gen,  Is it possible on the same old mother board.  Thanks

Answer:Dell inspiron 15, 3521, i7 3rd gen,

No -- it's not possible to upgrade the CPU at all (it's soldered to the mainboard).  Any upgrade within the third generation requires a replacement of the system board.  Any upgrade beyond the the third generation requires a new system.

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i have problem  that i post anything  in social media and go to download my computer  gets hanged and only works if i press power key and restart it, plx solve this issue 

Answer:dell inspiron 15 3521

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
As we understand that the system hangs when you use the internet .
Kindly try the following steps in the link below :
support.microsoft.com/.../2681286
Kindly private message the service tag and the email address.
Thanks
Robin

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Hi I have a Dell 3521 Inspiron laptop, what are the proper steps to format the whole hard drive getting rid of all those small partitions from Dell ?
I know it would cause a non bootable machine ,but is it doable and bootable after? Thks
 

Answer:Dell inspiron 3521 help

While booting W10 via USB drive, Press Shift + F10 to bring up prompt and use diskpart. Select the appropriate disk and type clean followed by convert gpt and proceed to install.
 

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I am constantly having this problem with my laptop. As I plug in and unplug my headphones throughout the day, I've noticed that after a couple times the bass gets really quiet and almost completely drops out. Since I have some pretty decent audiophile headphones with really great bass, it is super annoying and noticeable. 
One workaround I have discovered is to go to the audio settings (either in Windows or the Dell Audio app), and switch the Default Format (the thing with 24-bit, 48000Hz in it)  to something else, play some audio, then switch it back. 
A little word on my setup: I have the latest drivers from the Dell download page installed. I am running Windows 10 64-bit with all the updates. I have Waves Maxx audio "enhancements" disabled. My Default Format is usually set to 24-bit 48000Hz, but the problem eventually happens no matter what I set it to. The "headphone size" option is set to "Medium", but as far as I can tell this option does nothing if I do not have Waves Maxx enabled. Switching it also does not fix the problem.
If I play audio using WASAPI (this basically means that the music player takes over the sound card completely, and bypasses whatever audio processing Windows and the driver has) the problem does not happen. 
How do I fix this problem? It's incredibly annoying, and most likely has something to do with the audio driver, since this does not happen in Linux, and it did not happen when I was runn... Read more

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Hello. I just purchased an Inspiron 3521 laptop with Win8 OS and Dell wireless 1705 (driver: 10.0.0.222) in US. I just wonder where & how to download the Miracast Utility on my laptop. Thanks.

Answer:Inspiron 3521: How to download Miracast Utility on Inspiron 15-3521

Hi harry_yxb,
Miracast Utility is available only for the following wireless cards as your system Inspiron 3521 came with Dell wireless 1705 card. This utility is not compatble with it.

Dell Wireless 1601
Dell Wireless 1601 A2
Wireless WLAN 1601 Half Mini Card

Please let me know iif this helps.

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hi
i need video driver driver dell inspiron 3521 (3rd gen core i3)
ugently need.i wait yours replys.

Answer:driver dell inspiron 3521

it_expert,
You can click the link below to download drivers for your computer.
Dell Inspiron 3521 Drivers and Downloads

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Whenever I turn it on, it always beeps 4 times, then a break, 4 times again, then a break and then 3 times. 
Before that, the laptop fell on its side off of a metre and a half desk. The screen was very dark and I couldn't see a thing. It got fixed and was working fine until my friends and I accidentally whacked it. Then it started to do the things at the beginning of this post.
Does anyone know what's wrong?

Answer:What's wrong with my Dell Inspiron 15-3521?

Hi IPHONEALERT,
It so might have been that the circuits were probably damaged from the fall.
Now, the 4 beeps indicate a memory issue - download the service manual here - http://dell.to/20ZyccH - remove and reseat the memory modules and check. Try each module in each slot. If you find a bad module, replace it. If nothing works, replace the motherboard.
If there is no warranty, then you could contact our team to get a quote for a paid service call - http://dell.to/1vnT6CQ
You could also order the parts here - http://bit.ly/2iBV3z8
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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Hey, i have the Inspiron 15 3521 with windows 8.1 and it does not recognize the internal microphone.
For example when I go to "Speech Recognition" and press "Set Up Microphone" I get 3 Options "Headset Microphone", "Desktop Microphone" and "Other" and non of them works.
I tried to reinstall the drivers and update the system but nothing works.
Please help.

Answer:No microphone on Dell Inspiron 15 3521

Hi.I came across this problem recently.In my case there was a small piece of rubber protecting the mic that  slipped down slightly and was covering the mic. Just pry open the top screen cover and remove the rubber or glue It again In the correct position.It's situated to the left of the webcam.

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Hi, i have a big problem. I cannot turn on my computer. At first i got 4 short beeps, that meas a ram problem, so i tried to reseat the ram. I tried with only one ram in each port, the problem persisted. I took off the bios battery and tried to get rid off the "parasite current". This resulted the 2 short beep problem( no memory detected ). I`ve tried almost everything with 5 different rams. I read that the ports might be the problem, but i cannot find spare parts for my laptop(like other motherboard). What can i do to revive my laptop?
Please help me, John

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My Inspiron 3521 Laptop, upon attempting to boot up says that media has failed.  Is this a HDD failure or is it the motherboard?

Answer:Dell Inspiron 3521 Laptop

It's more likely a bad hard drive.  See if you can get to the Dell diagnostics (F12 at powerup) - if you can, run an extended test on the drive.

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I am planning to upgrade my Inspiron 15 3521 laptop, and I am planning to do these:

Change HDD to Crucial MX525 SSD
Upgrade RAM to Crucial 16GB DDR3L-1600
Replace CPU

I know that the first two will be easy, but according to this thread, I need to replace my motherboard.
I see that there are multiple models that may be compatible with my current laptop. These are:

3521 (current)
5521
3537
5537

I am planning to buy a 3521 mobo with i7-3537U, but I also wanted to check if I can fit in a 5537 mobo with i7-4500U.

Can I replace my current with the 3521? 5537? not at all?
Also, can I use a DDR3/DDR3L 1866 instead of DDR3/DDR3L 1600? 1866 is cheaper.

My current laptop has the following specs:

300GB HDD
6GB RAM
i3-3227U
Windows 10

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Respected All, I buy Brand New Dell Inspiron 15 3521 Laptop 2 months ago. It was working awesome. A few days ago the "Windows Updates Installed". and then I face problem in my Audio. When I start my Laptop, within 5 minutes  the Sound Stop working without giving me any message. When I Disable Audio and Enable again from "Device Manager", it starts working, and then it works till the computer shut down again. When I Shut Down my Laptop and start it again. the same problem occurs. I re-install Audio driver but the problem persists. Please help me out in this regard. 
Thanks

Answer:Problem with my Audio (DELL Inspiron 15 3521)

There has been a recent Windows update that is causing widespread havoc with audio. I suggest first trying the solutions for that before trying other things. Here are the 2 solutions that forum members have reported so far.  
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1st POSSIBLE SOLUTIONForum member countiss wrote that it is due to Microsoft....
"Update KB2962407, which that states it fixes "Shortened battery life when an idle audio device is not turned off on a computer running Windows".You do not have to do a System Restore to get rid of the Updates; easier to go to Windows Update, View Update History. On the top of that screen, click on Installed Updates. Then just right-click the update you want to uninstall."
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2ND POSSIBLE SOLUTIONForum member natakuc4 says that updating to Windows 8.1 will fix it. He wrote:
"If you are still on Windows 8.0. You should upgrade from Windows 8.0 to Windows 8.1. See the instructions here:http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-microsoft-windows-and-office/download-microsoft-windows/upgrading-to-windows-8-1-from-windows-8-0-via-the-microsoft-store/Uninstall the audio and video drivers before the update. After the update uninstall the network and chipset drivers and get the Windows 8.1 (WB64A) drivers.."
You can get the drivers he mentions either from your model's support page after ... Read more

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Hey guys!. as topic says. 
My son put a BIOS password and he forgot the very same day, i've had this laptop for a long time, and i doubt i still have my warranty

is there anyone who could please help me via a PM with service tag?

thank you in advanced!!

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My Dell Inspiron 3521 does not start up. Only thing that happens is a beep every second. The screen just stays black. Any idea what the problem could be? 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 3521 won't start up, just beeps

Hi bjorndbl,
I’d suggest that you follow the steps mentioned below and check if the beep pattern repeats.

Switch off the computer.
Disconnect the AC adapter from the system.
Remove the battery from the computer.
Press and hold down the power button for 15 seconds.
Then connect back all the peripherals and check if the beep pattern repeats and reply us with the beep count.

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Hello Admins, I have Dell Inspiron 3521.  I bought it in August 2013. Since a month ago, the laptop keep beeping after started up (after the power button was pressed.
It goes like this :
- I press the power button
- it looks like it'll started up, but suddenly it stops, the screen remains black and only the power indicator that lights up.
- it starts to beep one beep at a time,  with some seconds interval.
It has started like this for several months. At first i didn't bother by it, because when it happened, I just force shut down once, then it started like usual. But this month I must put the laptop at sleep if I want it to remain ON. If i ever shut down or restart the laptopa or the battery is dead, it'll only can start up after tens time pressing the power button thena force shut down. Today it really didnt work.
I have try pressing the f12 key after power button. But nothing happen.
Your answer is really appreciated.
And thank you so much.

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So, I have purchased a Dell Inspiron 15 (3521) touch from Amazon.com for my kids to use.    It's listed specifically as model:   i15RV-6144BLKhttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CRGJKT2/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
A chat will Dell has indicated that the max memory that this unit will support is 8GB via 2 x 4GB DIMM chips.
Out of the box, the laptop says it has:   

Memory (RAM): 4GB, DDR3L, 1 DIMM, 1600MHz
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i3-3227U processor (3M Cache, 1.9 GHz)

In looking at www.crucial.com it shows that the max memory for this particular laptop is 16GB and the smallest DIMM they offer is 8GB.http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=Inspiron%2015%20(3521)&Cat=RAM
The specs on the Crucial RAM are as follows:
DDR3 PC3-12800 • CL=11 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR3-1600 • 1.35V • 1024Meg x 64 •   •  Part #: CT3967280

So, my question to the community is DOES this laptop in fact take up to 16GB of RAM?  A tech chat with Crucial assures me that it does.

My plan is to buy a 4GB DIMM however, as I don't need more than 8GB of RAM and I don't want to replace the RAM that is currently in the computer.   Since Crucial doesn't offer a compatible 4GB DIMM, I plan to use this model from Kingston.  Anybody see any reason it won't work?http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CQ35GYE/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8... Read more

Answer:Max Memory on Dell Inspiron 15 (3521) Touch

To your question,How much RAM can my computer hold?Most editions of the Windows 7 and  Windows 8 OS are 64 bit. If you are running Starter or Home Basic, your RAM limit is 8GB. The RAM limit for Home Premium is 16GB. If you are running a 32-bit OS, such as Windows XP, Vista 32 or Windows 7 32-bit edition, you have a limit of 4GB of memory.As a side note, that's per slot! That means that can be 8gb (4gb per slot) if using a OS 32bit version and up to 16gb (8gb per slot) if 64bit is running on your laptop!Source? I have the Inspiron 15 3521 Touch, running a WD 750gb 7200rpm and 16gb of RAM on Windows 8.1 64bitPlus ----->  www.dell.com/.../hmc-memory-consumer

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hi 
i need driver dell inspiron 3521(3rd gen,core i3)
Intel HD Graphics 4000 Driver
it driver need for window 8.1 32bit

Answer:need video driver dell inspiron 3521

If you've done a clean install, be sure you install the Intel chiipset driver FIRST.  Then reboot and install:
downloadcenter.intel.com/.../Intel-HD-Graphics-4000-for-3rd-Generation-Intel-Core-Processors

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Hi there, my sister has a Dell Inspiron (3521), which she bought brand new about 2 years ago. About 3 months ago her battery stopped working, as soon as the power adapter came out, or was unplugged, the laptop would instantly shut off. She bought a new battery but had the same problem.
She took it to one of those computer repair shops and was charged lmost 200 and it's the same now as when she put it in.

When I switch it on I get a warning saying: Warning: The battery cannot be identified. The system will be unable to charge this battery.

The battery is the same as the one that was in it when she bought it, so I doubt that that is the problem.

Could it be a driver problem or something?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Jamie078
 

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My hard drive failed with error code 2000:0142 and validation code 99930. When I plugged those numbers into the matrix at Dell.com/support it said the hard drive had a hard failure and needed to be replaced. I ordered and received a new like hard drive from Dell. I called 1-877-407-4513 for help as instructed on the packing slip. I was transferred six times after waiting on hold for several minutes several times. When I was transferred for the sixth time I was assured that this was the person who could and would help me. I gave this person the same information I gave all the others and she tried to tell me that I wasn't the owner of the computer. I bought this laptop at WalMart in 2013. I no longer have the telephone number under which the computer was registered because it was a land line that we disconnected. After getting this ownership straightened out I was again put on hold for several minutes several times. When she finally came back on the phone and I told her I needed help booting up and installing Windows 10 on the new hard drive I had purchased and received from Dell. She muttered something unintelligible as she had a thick India accent and was very hard to understand. When asked if she would please repeat, she hung up on me. Had it been a dropped call she had my call back number and should have called me right back, but I received no call. I think I will go the way so many of my friends have gone and never buy a Dell computer. I want service here in America pr... Read more

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Hi, Does anyone know approximately what my DL speed should be. My desktop routinely is 88mbps via Comcast. My Inspiron 15 #3521 laptop is 38-41 mbps. The network adapters are Dell Wireless 1704 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz) & Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller.

Laptop is not what I would call slow, but was wonder about the internet speed being a little lower than half of my desktops 88 mbps. Oh yeah both computers are the same (12mbps) on upload. Perhaps these are normal speeds for the laptop?

I have not tried to use ethernet connection like the desktop.

Thanks Gary

Answer:What should be my internet DL speed on Dell inspiron 15 #3521

wireless will always be slower than Ethernet. but by how much I do not know

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I have made backup of default partition C of my Dell Inspiron 15 3521 on three DVDs. Then I resized the C partition Keeping C of 75GB and remaining into two new logical drives through an easeus Software. Now my OS (windows 8) is infected with viruses So, I want to recover the original OS . I pressed F8 but no vain. When I try to recover from DVDs an error occurred ‘0x4001100200001005’   after completion of two percent of dell recovery setup. Default drive (C partition) also contains hidden recovery partitions.
Please guide to solve the issue

Answer:Factory recovery on Dell Inspiron 15 3521

Hi mimran143,
I appreciate that you have made a copy of the system image. However it seems to be not working due to the changes in the partitions. As you rightly mentioned, you can try performing a PC restore (factory default settings) which is in build in the system. Follow the steps below.
You can restore the system to factory state by following the steps mentioned below in a Windows 8 system.
1. Plug in the AC adapter.
2. Point to the right hand corner of the screen to bring up the charms bar.
3. Click Settings.
4. Select ‘PC settings, In the PC settings window, select ‘General’.
5. Once “General is selected, on the right side scroll down to click on ‘Restart Now’ under Advanced settings’
6. In the next screen click on ‘Trouble shoot’.
7. Click the Dell Backup and Recovery icon.
8. The system restarts and comes back up, click ‘Next’ on the Dell Backup and Recovery Screen.
9. The system would be checked to see if the smart repair option can fix the issue, click ‘Next’ once this is done.
10. You will be prompted to select the backup to be used, click the factory image option or select from one of the backups. Click Next.
11.You will be prompted to back up your files, if needed do so by selecting the option ‘Yes, backup my personal files’ (Make sure to have an external backup hard drive handy.) or select No, Erase my files.
12. The system goes ahead and completes the restore of the opera... Read more

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Okay so I am just about at my wit's end with this problem.
Originally it started when my keyboard on my 8 month old laptop wouldn't work. I called dell tech support and after an hour and a half on the phone they told me that my keyboard needed to be replaced, my wifi connectivity is working fine at this point. A technician comes to my house and replaces the keyboard only to find that the keyboard is not the problem, the motherboard is. He comes the next day and replaces the motherboard. All is well until I try to connect to the internet and it wouldn't work.
Dell assured me that it was a problem with the router and that my internet provider would be able to resolve the problem with in 3 minutes. One hour later and I'm still on the phone with Comcast, and lo and behold, it's not Comcast's problem. My other devices on the wifi work and I've even tried connecting the laptop to a different wifi source to see if this issue was just between one particular router but it wasn't.
I was desperately trying to avoid another painfully long phone call with a dell technician and so I tried to fix the problem myself. I disabled the wifi adapter on the laptop, uninstalled and reinstalled the entire wireless adapter, unchecked the internet protocol 6, updated my computer, refreshed my computer, made it forget the wifi, uninstalled bluetooth, and turned the wifi on and off. Even when some of these techniques seemed as though they would work and connect to th... Read more

Answer:Dell Inspiron 15 3521 WON'T CONNECT TO WIFI PLEASE HELP

Perhaps the cables to the wireless board were dislodged. Check them.

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when i switch power button on ,tuck tuck continuous beep sound is produced with black screen most of the time . i am fedup. tried  to find out solution on google but failed .Please suggest how to rectify it

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My Dell Inspiron 15 3521 updated on Thursday.  After it finished updating it ran for about 30 minutes.  I then received a blue screen of death that just said it ran into an unexpected error.  Went by too fast to get the exact error message.  Restarted and worked fine that night.  Friday morning it ran for about an hour and then suddenly just shut off.  I was unable to turn it back on.  Zero power at all.  No lights - just dead.  Any suggestions?  I tried holding the power button down, removing the battery, reseating the memory, etc. 
The laptop was purchased in September 2013.  Everything was working fine and now nothing.  Is it worth having it looked at or repaired? It just seems odd that it happened immediately after updating.
 It is full of files, videos and photos that I have not backed up since Christmas :-(  I still have a ton of room so it is not a space issue. 
Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated. 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 15 3521 suddenly has no power.

General troubleshooting:  unplug the system, disconnect the power adapter, and disconnect or remove the battery.  
Verify that the LED on the AC adapter or DC plug is ON when it's not connected to the system.   If it's not, replace the adapter with a new one.
Hold the power button for 30 sec.
Remove and reinstall both memory modules and the hard drive.
Plug in the AC adapter.  The power LED should stay on.  If it goes out, there's a short circuit somewhere - replace the DC jack in the system first.  If that doesn't happen (or replacing it doesn't fix the problem), continue:
Power up on AC only (no battery).  If the system will power up that way but won't with the battery connected, the battery is faulty and will need replacement.
If the system still won't power up, the mainboard is bad -- that's at least a couple of hundred dollars just for the part, plus labor if you don't install it yourself.

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would someone share the download link for the battery meter app for Dell inspiron 15 3521 win 8.1?i cant find it on driver downloads :( battery meter app that disables charging when battery is full.
thank you in advance.

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When I press the start button, I get a beeping sound. one beep then pause then beeps again. Can you please help me?

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Laptop shut down randomly over the weekend and now when trying to switch on beeps 7 times very loudly, can find that its a processor issue but am going round & round in circles trying to find out how to fix it
Any ideas?? Laptop just over 2 years old and out of warranty
Cant even switch it on to take the stuff off it!!

Answer:Dell Inspiron 3521 - CPU Beeping Error

Hi sueballoo,
Thanks for posting!
If it is a processor failure, then the only solution would be to replace the processor or the motherboard.  It's more likely that the motherboard is causing the problem.
Since you're out of warranty, you can contact our Out of Warranty department to discuss troubleshooting and costs of repair. 
If you are just wanting to get your "stuff" off it, you can remove the hard drive, put it in an inexpensive hard drive enclosure and use it like a usb drive on another machine.
Regards,Robert

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hey,i purchased dell inspiron 3521 1 month  ago and i am facing this problem:
i have problem with headphones.whenever i attach my headphone my sound stops even i remove headphone, i face no sound problem until i restart laptop.the second problem i face while attaching headphone is that many applications/software stop responding.for example if i start any game, on the intro screen the game stops responding.also other applications like media players.3rd problem caused by attaching headphone is at shutdown screen laptop takes very long to shut down.even hour :(
i don't face problem when i am not using headphones.
i tried different headphones but got same result.currently i am using 3 segmented headphones.can any one help me that its my laptop problem software/hardware or i have to use special kind of headphones?thank you.

Answer:dell inspiron 15 3521 headphone problem,

I had same issue with my lappe,After that I was followed your instruction .Now its working fine for me .

Thanks .
yuvaraj

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I have kept my laptop plugged in but recently, hovering the mouse over the battery icon at the bottom right corner of the screen gives "5% available (plugged in but not charging). Right click displays "Desktop mode battery charge". Click on this gives a form with tabs: Status, Battery Health,Desktop Mode, Longevity Mode.
The status tab shows:
Battery Capacity 4%. Battery charging disabled.
Enable Dell Intelligent Display in battery mode (unchecked)
Enable Dell Extended Battery Life (checked)
Remind me when Dell Intelligent Display or Dell extended Battery life is on (checked)
Settings - greyed out
The Battery Health tab shows a picture with a battery and a tick and "your battery is performing normally"
Option Desktop Mode is selected.
The other two tabs did not give useful info.
As an experiment I disconnected the battery supply. A warning picture of the battery showed briefly before the whole machine went dead.
Any ideas how I can resurrect the laptop?
Why was it not charging and stuck at 4-6%.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 3521 Battery not charging

Batteries not charging can be caused by a number of reasons but the three main ones will be a)Duff battery; b)Duff charger and c)Duff connector on the motherboard.
But in your comments you say that Battery Charging is Disabled. Is this a Dell Option that you can untick in Power Options?

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Hi,
i have recently updated my bios from A07 to A12. everything is working fine. except one and that is battery is not charging properly.
it is showing message "plugged in not charging". i have read lot of content but can't able to find the solution. i hope here i can find some good solution. my laptop battery and charger are fine. 
now i am thinking about some options which i have thought after doing some search on this isssue
1. i should install windows 8 because mainly BIOS supports that OS. currently i am running windows 8.1 pro 64 bit
2. i should move from legacy to UEFI boot because in some videos when they update their BIOS they have UEFI already enabled. 
here is the image of the situation

if you need any other info then kindly tell me i'll provide that too

Answer:Dell Inspiron 15 3521 plugged in not charging

Check your system setup  -- F2 at powerup.  Is the AC adapter recognized or showing "unknown"?

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Hi I live in india,I bought dell inspiron 15 3521 from canada through my friend before 4 months,all works well till now except yesterday while browsing without connecting charger,It displayed "Low Battery"connect your charger,so after plugging the charger too the red light glows instead of white light.While restarting,it displays "DELL adapter not detected and please connect 65W or more watt charger".But Im using the same charger for past days and it is genuine one too.
I really need help,because it was bought in canada,so I cannot go for service claiming.

Answer:dell inspiron 3521 battery not charging

It strikes me that it is telling you that the Charger may be faulty

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could any one help me out in recovery of my original OS windows 8. i don't have other option to use windows 7 instead of original OS when it was formatting. 
tell me how can i get the original OS windows 8 other OS.

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My hard drive failed with error code 2000:0142 and validation code 99930. When I plugged those numbers into the matrix at Dell.com/support it said the hard drive had a hard failure and needed to be replaced. I ordered and received a new like hard drive from Dell. I called 1-877-407-4513 for help as instructed on the packing slip. I was transferred six times after waiting on hold for several minutes several times. When I was transferred for the sixth time I was assured that this was the person who could and would help me. I gave this person the same information I gave all the others and she tried to tell me that I wasn't the owner of the computer. I bought this laptop at WalMart in 2013. I no longer have the telephone number under which the computer was registered because it was a land line that we disconnected. After getting this ownership straightened out I was again put on hold for several minutes several times. When she finally came back on the phone and I told her I needed help booting up and installing Windows 10 on the new hard drive I had purchased and received from Dell. She muttered something unintelligible as she had a thick India accent and was very hard to understand. When asked if she would please repeat, she hung up on me. Had it been a dropped call she had my call back number and should have called me right back, but I received no call. I think I will go the way so many of my friends have gone and never buy a Dell computer. I want service here in America pr... Read more

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Hi,
My dell inspiron3521 is not charging when I connect my AC adopter.  The AC adopter blue light automatically turns off  after a few seconds. But when I remove the battery then AC adopter works fine and facing no problem. I have done these methods but still I am unable to solve the problem
1) In setup its showing the AC adopter 90W and AC adopter error is also enabled but I am not getting any error relating to adopter. Its also showing battery is working fine.
2) I updated the BIOS version A14
3)  I also upgraded the chip-set drivers
but none of the above mentioned procedures rectified my problem.
I can use my laptop normal without battery by just plugin its AC adopter. Please help me out regarding this problem. Thanks!

Answer:RE: Dell Inspiron 3521 Battery not charging

Hi MOHSINGILLANI,
Are you using an original Dell OEM Adapter? When you plug in the adapter to the system, does the adapter stay firm or does it fall off easily? Is the adapter frayed? Is there any damage on the system? Could you test with another power adapter if possible?
Restart the system and press f2 key to enter BIOS - check the adapter status in BIOS with and without the adapter plugged in. Also, wiggle the adapter cable at the end and see if the status changes in BIOS at any point.
Restart the system and press f12 key on startup - choose diagnostics. Let it run the diags and if you encounter any errors - make a note of the complete error and report the same to us. These are onboard diagnostics and they might possible pick some error if the hardware is not functional.
Based on your description, I would suspect a battery fault. If the adapter and dc port are fine, then test with another battery and check. If another battery works fine, replace the battery. If the other battery and adapter also exhibits the same behavior, then I would suspect a dc port or the motherboard. 
If the dc port needs replacing, you would need this part - http://bit.ly/2egjkJy
You could contact our team to get a quote for a paid service call - http://dell.to/1vnT6CQ 
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name and Email) for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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Hi
Few days ago I bought a Dell Inspiron 15 3521 laptop. It came with an installed Ubuntu 12.04.
I installed a Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.
Please i need video graphic driver
Can anyone help me?
Thanks

Answer:dell inspiron 3521 video driver ???

I installed a AMD Radeon HD 8730M Driver. How to fix ?

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Hello,
I have a Dell Inspirion 3521 which is still under warranty and the battery is not charging for it. It is barely a year old and i need this computer for my studies at school. It is giving me messages such as the battery is not being charged and could cause a slower connection which has happened. It also says to use a 65W AC adaptor which it is.

Please help!
Pat

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I am using a new (non-refurbished) Dell Inspiron 15 3521 laptop with Core i3 and windows 7. I have had this problem for a while that the computer suddenly shows a blue screen with error written on it and after memory dump it has to be restarted.
Of late this problem has become more common, occuring once or twice in every hour of use. NO, I HAVE NOT INSTALLED ANY NEW HARDWARE LATELY.
Please help.
 
Crash dump report showed following report:
 
On Mon 8/4/2014 7:24:48 PM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\080514-16645-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x75BC0)
Bugcheck code: 0x4A (0x73742E09, 0x2, 0x0, 0xFFFFF8800761BB60)
Error: IRQL_GT_ZERO_AT_SYSTEM_SERVICE
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
Bug check description: This indicates that a thread is returning to user mode from a system call when its IRQL is still above PASSIVE_LEVEL.
The crash took place in the Windows kernel. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver that cannot be identified at this time.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 15 3521 Blue screen ERROR

Download BlueScreenView:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html
unzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe to run the program.w
hen scanning is done, go to EDIT - Select All
Go to FILE - SAVE Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt
Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all of the content, and paste it into your next reply

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This past Christmas, I received a Dell Inspiron 15 3521 Touch Screen. Just recently, I removed it from its laptop case to find that the screen had cracked. It wasn't an external screen crack. If you run your fingers over the screen, it's smooth, but there are visible cracks and a section of the screen that isn't showing the desktop, but only an odd mesh of white and black with a bit of other colors included in the section. I looked up screen replacements and I found a detailed description on YouTube of how to replace the screen in the Dell Inspiron 15 3521. It had a link in the description to replacement parts. That would solve my problem, but I just have one issue: My laptop is a touch screen and I'm not certain if the replacement screen is a touch screen. I want to be able to use my laptop to the fullest. If it includes touch ability, I want a touch replacement screen. I'll post a link to the website with the replacement parts. Please reply and tell me if it is touch or not. If not, please leave a link to a touch-screen-replacement-screen. Please help me on this. I'm the kind of person that will lose sleep if I can't be sure. Here is the link: http://www.parts-people.com/index.php?action=category&id=141&subid=428&refine=lcd+screen

Answer:Dell Inspiron 15 (3521) Touch Screen Replacement Help

Those are not touch screens - they are standard LCD panels.
To change the panel, you need to replace both the touch glass and LCD as a unit:
http://www.pchub.com/uph/laptop/135-118071-27809/Dell-Inspiron-15-3521-LCD-Touch-Screen.html

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Hi There,
System Specification:
Dell Inspiron 3521.
OS :-> Win 7 64-bit.
Ram: 8 GB
Corei3

Problem Summery:
Touch Screen Not working in windows. It is working out side the windows and Diagnostics part. I have tried after updating my Chipset drivers and i also updated my BIOS. Still Facing this issue.
Help appreciated.

Thanks.. 

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Lenovo Essentials G580 (59-324011)
3rd Gen Core i3 3110M 2.4GHz
4 GB DDR3
500 GB HDD
1 GB NVIDIA G610M
DOS
OR
Dell Inspiron 15 3521
3rd Gen Core i3 3217 U 1.8GHZ
4 GB DDR3
500 GB HDD
1 GB AMD Radeon 7670M
DOS
PLEASE HELP.. URGENT..

Answer:Dell Inspiron 15 3521 v/s Lenovo G580 (59-324011)

You have ended your thread shouting Please help...urgent, yet you have not given us anything to go on except two laptops. It would help for instance to know what particular use you would be putting the PC to.
It would seem that the Lenovo has the better CPU. Compare. But the Dell has the better graphics card.
So again I make the point what will the laptops main use be?

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Hello,
I have an issue with my Ati display driver for some time now. Whenever i try to install it, my laptop freezes at 75%-90%. I tried everything!! Clean install, remove all video drivers with DDU in safe mode and then installing both of them...nothing works. 
If the installation reach 100% these issues occurs:1) it gives some kind of error with the message that the driver was partially installed2) my laptop freezes while restarting 3) if it restarts successfully a few more issues appear :)).... :    a) when i want to access ati control center nothing happens or it gives an error with this message: No amd driver is installed, or it was not installed properly.Please install bla bla bla..    b) if the control center of the latest amd driver is accessed i can not enter in amd additional settings...when i click it, nothing happens.
I mention that i tried with auto detect mode and manual selecting my driver from amd site.If I try long enough to delete and reinstall the driver it will finally work properly...BUT after around 2 weeks my display drivers from both intel and amd are deleted.
My guess is that the video card is dying but i am not sure. If anyone has suggestions please help ^^
PS: Sorry for my bad english...

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I purchased a Dell Inspiron 3521 nearly a year ago. Few weeks back, my touch screen stopped responding. I, having some basic knowledge in computers, tried everything that i could to make it work again, but sadly, haven't been able to kill an ant in the matter.
My System Specifications are:
Model No: Dell Inspiron 15 - 3521 - Touch
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3337U CPU @1.8Ghz
RAM: 4GB
Operating System: Windows 8.1 64-bit
Video Cards: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 & AMD Radeon HD 8730M
Things I've tried already:
1. Refreshing PC back to Windows 8.
2. Updating all drivers and Windows Updates.
3. Updating to Windows 8.1 again.
4. All windows updates again.
5. Rechecked if any driver update was missing today.(No there is no driver updates for me currently)
Additional Details:
1. There is no Tablet PC settings in Control Panel since i refreshed. (Didn't check if it was before, but it sure would have been there.)
2. There is no Tablet PC Components or any similar thing in add features to windows.
3. There is no Touch Screen compliant device in HID or Mice or other Pointing Device in the  device manager.
4. I have the Intel HM77 driver and the latest BIOS running as suggested by the experts on other threads.
If anyone has any other ideas, please help.
Thank You!

Answer:Touch Screen Issues in Dell Inspiron 3521

Hi,
Can you check the touch feature outside the OS.
Run a hardware diagnostics by tapping F12 on the start up Dell logo, Select diagnostics from the list, Once the test is done, use the touch input to select the components on the left pane.
Check if that works & let us know.
Thanks.

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my letter keys work and the number keys that run along the top of the letter keys are working too, but the number keys to the side are not working at all, i have push the number lock on and off many times and it makes a sound but all it does when ever i try the numbers out is make the page go up or down or highlight whatever is already typed before it.

i looked to see if there was any post that has the answer to the issue and from them i have tried fn+f3 and alt+shift+numlk but it didn't work,

Answer:number keys not working on Dell Inspiron 3521

never mind found out what it was i had "use numeric keypad to move mouse around the screen" in the Ease of Access mouse setting on, just had to turn it off and i was good to go

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When I bought my DELL 3521 some weeks ago, which came with OS Ubuntu, I remember the screen brightness was adjustable by using Fn keys ( F4 / F5).
Since I installed Win7 some days back the screen brightness remain very dull ( may be the lowest setting), which I do not mind for my day to day work. But for my photo and graphic work this intensity is far from satisfactory.
I have checked the internet on this and saw many of you also share the same experience. I followed almost all the advices given in there and since there was no improvement, I downloaded all the drivers from the DELL official website for Win7 and installed them.  Actually then one thing happened, that is now I could see the on-screen brightness and loudness control icons or symbols.  Incindentally the sound (speaker) control works fine (Fn/F10/F11/F12), while the screen brightness indication appears without any response to the keys ( actually it indicates the maximum brightness in the scale and when I try to reduce the scale it reduces by scale/point and stays and would not move any further).  However, this has no change in the brightness of the screen, which as I already told, is low.
I have not yet decided to contact the dealer on this matter which could be a small issue perhaps, which I am uanble to come to terms with yet.
I do not know how to solve this problem. Is this a technical issue or a manufacturing fault? Could anyone help me please. Must be very grateful.
Regards
Gehan Wijesing... Read more

Answer:BRIGHTNESS CONTROL ISSUE IN MY DELL INSPIRON 15 3521

Hi Gehan Wijesinghe,
Please go to BIOS screen by tapping F2 continuously on boot up and ensure that the FN Key behavior is set to Multimedia. (Refer to the picture below)
Also download the quickset from the below link.
http://dell.to/143006V

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When I run installer for AMD video driver (8730) , my screen goes black for some time (idk if it's normal), then it requires restart. After I restart a black screen appears and it takes a lot of time for windows to load the page where a user types his password to log in. After i type my password and desktop screen appears i have these problems :
1) a strange box of pixels appears on the screen and doesn't move ( something like the picture shows)
2) right click on desktop opens a menu that contains half of lines it has to
3) cannot open Catalyst Control Center
4) when clicking on Configure Switchable graphics it opens Intel HD graphics settings
here are some picture of what i'v got now:
I uninstalled AMD Catalyst Install Manager from Control Panel, then AMD Radeon HD 8730M from Device Manager, and tried to reinstall, but everything is like it was before.
What can I do about this ?
I do also have Dell Audio driver problems, and I posted about it too:
Thanks.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 3521 - Cannot install AMD switchable drivers

Has the AMD driver worked in the past, or is this the first time you're trying to install it?
If it has not been known to work in the past, open your device manager in the control panel.  Are there two display adapters showing?

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When I push the power button it won't get to the dell logo often now. It simply starts the fan, the lights of the optical drive and hard drive will flash (looking for the boot drive I assume) and then the fan and hard drive light will shut off and it will make a beep type noise, not in any pattern for any count, it will just beep at a steady interval until I hold the power button for 5 seconds to turn it off. After many times of trying it might turn on. Once I was able to run the ePSA (the quick and the thorough tests) but it came up as passing in all areas. From what I've seen online I have a issue of no-POST.
When it first started doing this, it would start the second try and it seemed to help if it was on a flat table surface. When it is on I notice no performance issue or other issues. Now it might take an hour to get it going.
What can I try? Where should I be looking? How can I rule components out?

Answer:Dell Laptop Inspiron 15-3521 won't always start (no-POST)

Hi BSYNEB,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Please check in the below link for the steps to troubleshoot:
http://dell.to/1NiQF2c
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id along with the result from the above steps.
(Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).
Regards,DELL-Akshatha MSocial Media and Community Professional#IWork4Dell

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Hi! I have Dell Inspiron 15-3521 and I am using it for atleast three years. This one is bought in Abu Dhabi, UAE and was used by my sister for about a year or two then she shipped it here in the Philippines because I needed it. It has Windows 8.1 when it arrived here. The problem occured yesterday. It was perfectly running when i used it when i got home from school but Chrome was annoyingly kept on not responding. I refreshed the desktop before I reloaded Chrome when I noticed that the desktop icons were not showing up. I shrugged it off thinking my laptop is just being slow. Still annoyed on Chrome, I decided to turn my laptop off and took a nap. Note that I didnt plugged it off. After 3 hours of nap, I turned it on and it actually booted but a black screen. I turned it off and on again for about three times but still a black screen. I tried to turn it on inserting its battery then it showed the Recovery page of Windows saying that Windows didn't load correctly. I turned it off again then plugged it again without its battery. It showed the same page then I asked a friend on what should I do. He told me to try opening it on safe mode. I did but it showed that automatic repair couldn't repair my pc. I did a second attempt to enter safe mode. After about 20 minutes, it booted on safe mode. I then decided that I will just reset it so I back up important files on my USB flashdrive. I tried to reset it but only the drive on which Windows is installed. It worked but after r... Read more

Answer:Dell inspiron 15-3521 black screen after reset

I'd suggest you run Diagnostic tool to check for any hardware issue that might be causing the black screen on your computer.
1. Turn off your computer
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping the F12 key continuously. You should see the Diagnostic tab, please click it. After the quick tests has completed then I suggest you run 'Thorough' test mode on hard drive. Reports back any error code.
www.youtube.com/watch

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An auxiliary keyboard works fine and mouse pad works most of the time, but not always.
Probably need a new laptop but want to be sure there's not some way to resurrect.
This does not have touch screen.
I have tried taking out battery and holding down power button.

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Hi,
I am experiencing Problem with the wifi connectivity after I updated my Dell Inspiron 15 3521. I updated the Dell Wireless 1703 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz) to the latest and tried every steps I could find in the blogs, youtube and communities talk but still couldn't fix the problem.
Any kind of help will be appreciated.
Thanks in Advance.

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I've had this Laptop for about 2 yrs. When advised to update from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 my touch screen stopped working. I've tried to reinstalling it from the disk. But as soon as I take the disk out the program disappears out of the device manager. Funny, with the disk in the DVD tray the HID Compliant Touch Screen works. Way is this happening? Why does it disappear?

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So I have been trying to have sound from my TV through HDMI but it is not working. 
I tried to update all of my sound drivers, but there is one that will not and it is called "Audio Device on High Definition Audio Bus" in Device Manager > Other Devices. 
The Device status of this is:
The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)
Data error (cyclic redundancy check).
To find a driver for this device, click Update Driver.
I do not know how to update this with this error and would like some help. I feel that updating that driver will allow me to have the HDMI work with sound.

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When I boot this laptop it tries to do an automatic start up repair but I never get into Windows. I have tried booting and pressing F8 and Shift and F8 to try to get to the part where I can do a factory restore with no success. It has Windows 8 installed on it. I know from Windows I can hold shift and click restart to get there, but I cant get into Windows. Any suggestions?

Thanks.

Answer:How to get to the repair/restore on a Dell Inspiron 15 (3521, Late 2012)

Do you have a Windows 8 installation CD? Do you have a secondary Windows 8 machine? If so...

https://www.winhelp.us/create-a-reco...windows-8.html

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I am getting blue screen errors after starting the machine, and exception differs everytime
1) SYSTEM THREAD EXEPTION NOT HANDLED2) KERNEL MODE EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED3) DRIVER IRQL NOT LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO
I did hardware diagnostics test and all are passed.
Note: when i start in safemode or low resolution it works properly. 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 3521 Auto restarts with blue screen errors

Hi Kvyshak.888
Thanks for writing to us.
When did the issue start? Was there any software changes /updates happened recently?
If the system is booting up fine in safemode and hardware diagnostics are fine, then we have to suspect the windows.
Have you tried reinstalling windows afresh, if not yet, then that would be the best option.
But please ensure the data is backed up before proceeding.
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.
Regards

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Every 1 hour or so, My laptop makes a noise at Floppy Drive and it automatically opens up.
I have no clue what is the issue

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I have a Dell Inspiron 3521 i3-3227U 1.90 GHz Win 8 64bit, with Video Cards as recognized:
a. Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, and
b. AMD Radeon HD 7670M
Driver Version 8.982.6.0, 8-1-2012.
Suddenly, yesterday both cards indicate problem in Device Manager. Catalyst Control Center doesn't work at all, and Intel Graphic Control Center has disappeared. Video Cards are recognized in system info through Dell Support Assist, but I can't run tests on them (the button disappeared) as I used before.I ran system scan through Dell Support Assist (both default and stress) but showed no problem.
Through Dell Support (according to laptop's service tag) I downloaded and installed both recommended graphic drivers for my laptop (AMD Radeon HD 7670M version 8.982.6.0 ,A01, and AMD Radeon HD 8730M version 9.0.12.1 ,A03) with no result. I also found and installed the proper graphic drivers from AMD and Intel for my laptop (based on my video cards, cpu and OS) but no result also. Laptop warranty has expired.
Any suggestions to solve the problem? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Problem with Graphics and Video Card Drivers in Dell Inspiron 3521

You should not install Intel or AMD's drivers since the Dell drivers are customized for your exact model. Reinstall the original Dell drivers from Dell Downloads and Drivers. Run the Dell Diagnostics by tapping F12 as soon as you reboot to get to the Boot Menu. See if there is a problem with the hardware. The catalyst control center is for desktop computers with discrete cards. It is not a driver- it's software. Your AMD card is not a discrete card. It is a supplemental card that kicks in when more power is needed.
Dell drivers here-- use the scanner to check your computer--
www.dell.com/.../advanced
Laptops rarely--if ever--need driver updates like desktops. If there is an update it must come from Dell.

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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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Hello,
I have a Dell Inspiron 3521 Laptop.
Firstly, I have detected a problem with the display, some pixels on the monitor were not loaded successfully. The number of those pixels has significantly increased over the time and, further, the laptop has begun to start at a second try, the first try involving a beep at power on, thus avoiding the initialization of the system.
At the moment, when trying to power on the laptop, it starts with a single beep which suggests me that it is a "Motherboard: BIOS ROM Failure" fault.However, I don't know how I could proceed in detecting the problem(s) and getting the laptop firstly to boot correctly and secondly to avoid the failure of loading the pixels. Furthermore, do you think that those problems are somehow related?
Thank you in advance.
Best regards,
Roxana Stan

Answer:Dell Inspiron 3521 Laptop does not boot (1 beep) & Dead pixels

Unplug the system, remove the battery (or unplug it if it's internal) and hold the power button for 30 sec.  Remove the base cover and both memory modules and reinstall them.
If that clears the single beep issue, hold the D key through powerup, which will start an LCD built in self test.  If the screen then shows solid colors OK, it's fine.
If it does not - or the single-beep issue isn't cleared -- the first step is a big one: the mainboard needs to be replaced.  You're looking at about $300 or more with labor - and on a low-end system like this one, you may find it better to replace rather than repair a major fault such as a bad mainboard.

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I own a Dell Inspiron 3521 Laptop with Windows 10, bought 2 years ago. Now, it has started acting up and won't boot. 
Whenever I try to boot, it goes into Automatic Repair mode and shows a BSOD with 0xc0000428 saying that the file /driver/amdkmpfd.sys file cannot be verified.
My Laptop won't boot and I can't access anything except the Startup Settings and BIOS. I have tried all options in Startup Settings but none of them work, Safe Mode does not work as well. It ran a random test of Dell ePSA and it said that everything is working fine.
I think that it's a Video Card problem. Can I just get my data back without a full restore.Do note that I bought the laptop and hence did not get a Windows CD to repair my Copy of Windows 10. Any way to repair just the driver instead of the whole OS?
Please help me quickly. Any help is appreciated.
Thanking you in advance!

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Hey, I have a Inspiron 15 3521 running windows 8.1 and touch screen just stopped working.  I tried updating drivers and downgrading drivers but no luck.  Tried Windows 10 but no change.  Tried adjusting power mgmt. settings and no change.  It seems like it is not detecting the touch screen and HID is hidden so no option it enable or disable.  Diagnostic does not see the device so does not attempt to run.There are tons of posts on this issue but I can't find any resolution.  Can anyone provide a fix?  A touch screen generally shouldn't just stop working and with all the issues I am thinking it is some sort of Dell or hardware issue?
Please help.

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i tried installing the drivers but i cant, help me to install the wifi and bluetooth drivers for my laptop.

Answer:I cannot install wifi and bluetooth drivers for my laptop. (dell inspiron 3521)

Hi manu22,
Welcome to Dell community!
I would like to know if you have reinstalled the operating system and trying to reinstall the drivers. If that is the case, please refer the following article for instructions to install all the drivers in the correct order: http://dell.to/Ynnsnr
If the issue persists, please let me know what exactly happens when you try to install the WiFi and Bluetooth drivers, and include any error message that appears. Also, confirm the operating system (32 or 64-bit) installed in the computer.

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ok first of all let me start off with audio i bought this laptop earlier this month and i noticed after a week tht one of the speakers wasnt making any sound so i looked it up and most people said its probably a driver or a balance so i checked all sorts of sound tests balance left speaker right speaker mute or not mute (only the left speaker works) i uninstalled the drivers (realtek) tried it out with the trusted(sarcasm) windows 8 drivers  only sound tht came was left side i also checked it with it dell diagnostics  both  in windows and before windows it showed tht everything was perfect and the bios dell diagnostics had a sound check so i tried that and only had sound in the left one (so im guessing its not a windows problem).So if i have missed sumthing here pls enlighten me also i havent installed vlc or wutever sound mods so i didnt blow it up infact i dont think i ever even made my sound volume goto 100.Second problem is the damn grahics driver first time i opened my laptop it told me to check my graphics driver and started acting out (my screen was blurry) so i tried to install the latest driver which didnt help so i returned the laptop and got a new one..same problem after which i discovered that theres a specific driver that it recommended which works.Now  if any of you r assuming that oh so what just cuz the graphics driver isnt up todate it should atleast perform normally not act like sumthings broken or overheated ...well no it does anyho ... Read more

Answer:problems with dell inspiron 15 3521 : bios , graphics driver , disk cashe

azk_1yes it was the pre windows dell dignostics the one u get from f12 wen u turn the pc on
That might have been the PSA diagnostics. The Dell 32-bit Diagnostics audio tests play a short piece of music, but the PSA tests just play the system tones. Anyway, you wrote "and the bios dell diagnostics had a sound check so i tried that and only had sound in the left one". If you did not hear audio in the right speaker during the diagnostics then the speaker needs to be replaced.
azk_1bt it nevr said it self tht the speakers have a problem it said everything was fine
It doesn't matter what the tests says -- it just matters if you can hear the audio the tests play. If you can't hear it then there is a hardware problem.
azk_1and what abt the error its also before windows start ...black screen then it says checking media then fail whats tht abt
Sorry I only know about audio. This is the Dell Laptop Audio discussion board. You might want to post on one or more of the other boards with your other questions.
Laptop general Hardware board
Microsoft OS board

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Dell inspiron 15 3521 notebook touch pad heating and Cooling fan is not working Correctly
Cleaned Cooling fan
Changed  BIOS (currently A14)
Passed Diagnostics test

the touch pad become very hot. I also cleaned cooling fan and BIOS change. But still I have with this problem. now I used a third party software to control cooling fan as temporary solution. please let me Know what I should do? Give me the technical details about this issue. Thank you.

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Hello there. I've searched so much to find some solution, but i couldn't, so i'm post here asking for help, thanks in advance.
1st time I installed Win10 on my laptop drivers were fine, though can't remember if I installed drivers after or before upgrading. I had to format my laptop a week ago, installed all drivers on win7, then upgraded to 10, but i've a lot of problems and audio driver is one of them. Take a look at these pictures, they say everything:

Can You help me about this ?
I do also have graphics driver problems, check pls:

Thanks.

Answer:Inspiron 3521, Dell Audio and AMD driver not working, Windows 10 clean installation

When I run installer for AMD video driver (8730) , my screen goes black for some time (idk if it's normal), then it requires restart. After I restart a black screen appears and it takes a lot of time for windows to load the page where a user types his password to log in. After i type my password and desktop screen appears i have these problems :
1) a strange box of pixels appears on the screen and doesn't move ( something like the picture shows)
2) right click on desktop opens a menu that contains half of lines it has to
3) cannot open Catalyst Control Center
4) when clicking on Configure Switchable graphics it opens Intel HD graphics settings
here are some picture of what i'v got now:
I uninstalled AMD Catalyst Install Manager from Control Panel, then AMD Radeon HD 8730M from Device Manager, and tried to reinstall, but everything is like it was before.
What can I do about this ?
I do also have Dell Audio driver problems, and I posted about it too:
Thanks.

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I have just run a diagnostic on my broken Inspiron and  got the following error code for my Dell Inspiron3521 laptop. Please help me to solve this problem.
Error
Error Code 2000-0142
Msg: Hard Drive 0
self test unsuccessful. Status = 7
The given code and
message can be used by Dell Technical Support to help diagnose the
problem.
Do you want to continue
testing?
** Hard Drive 0 ? DST
Short Test **
Test Results : Fail
Error Code 2000-0142
Validation 27607
Msg: Hard Drive 0
self test unsuccessful

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ok so back ground here.. I boguht my wife a inspiron 15 back 2 or 3 years ago. and one of our children jumped on it by accident not paying attenion jumping on our bed. i am pretty sure that the integrated graphics were crushed because it no longer has any picture with internal scrfeen or external usb nothing.. also the scren thats in it busted so i have to replace the screen anyway and prbably trhe mother board.

OK now that ur caught up.. I found a entire top peice of my laptop except it has the lcd digitizer combo. that doesn't concern me.. that does it what extra hardware componenets do i need to use the touch screen? or is the motherboard the same and it jut plugs into it no converters or boxes w/e it would have.  AND YES there was the option to make this one a touch screen for like 150$ extra but i got her an upgraded i5 processor instead.. so ithis isn't so far fetched that its crazy... currently it has the VAW00 LA-9104P  Rev: 1.0 (A00)    09-13-2012 made in china but *** im tired of typing i thimnk i've given more than enough info to get us started.. thanks guys..

Answer:Upgrading a dell inspiron 15 - 3521 from normal lcd to a touch screen Read on and feel free to comment or be helpful.

Yes, the mainboard is the same -- as long as you get the complete top assembly with hinges, you can add the touch panel to the system.  Whether it's worth the added cost is something only you can decide.

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Hi there,

I'm having dell inspiron 3521 laptop. My battery is 4 cell (40WAh) and recently it was permanently failed. So, i decided to replace it with new one. The question is if i replace my 4 cell battery with 6 cell battery, will it leads to any problems? Can some one please help me to resolve this.
Thanks in advance.

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Is there anyway i could upgrade Dell Inspiron 15 7000  to Dell Inspiron 15 7567 Gaming for extra bit of money?? i am looking to get better performance on gaming?
bought from: BEST BUY.
Has a warranty for hardware damage for:2 years 

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hiii i have a dell inspiron 5000 series.
i forgot my charger at work and i was wondering if i could use the charger of a dell inspiron 3521. the charger's model is : The charger's  HA65NS5-00
thank you

Answer:use charger of inspiron 3521 on a inspiron 5000 series?

Hi ADENNASHE,
What is the exact system model? 
Each model would have a specific capacity charger optimized for it. Not all chargers could fit into the another system. And even if does fit, although it might power on the machine, it might not charge the battery if the adapter wattage is different than what the system model is designed to handle. 
The Inspiron 3521 supports two different adapter wattage - 65W and 90W. If the other system in concern supports either of this wattage and has the same type of pin, then you most certainly can use it for the time required.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name and Email) for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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Hello,
Due to my own carelessness, I dropped my Inspiron 3521 model, resulting in the laptop hinges coming off and the screen smashing. It served me well as I had owned it for 3 years but because of my laziness, it is now contributing to the UK's e-waste reserves.
Anyway, I kept the battery and have purchased Dell's Inspiron 3000 model. WIll I be able to use the battery from the previous model on the new laptop ?

thanks,

Habib.

Answer:Using the battery from Inspiron 3521 to the Inspiron 3500 Model

It may or may not depending upon the exact model you buy -- there is more than one model in the 3000 series.  At 3 years old, though - the battery is likely at or near the end of its lifespan anyway.  300-500 cycles or 3 years is generally about the life of a lithium ion battery.

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I Just brought Dell Laptop last week( January 20, 2017), at first it I was stuck on Dell Logo i tried many solution to solve it just like removing the battery , unpluging the AC adaptor , hold the power button for 30 seconds , after that I plugged the battery in and the AC adapter, but still it's not working. And now, My Laptop will not turn on, when i press the power button the led light flash but the screen has no display, its only black :( How can i repair this ? What the problem with it ? Thanks.

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I saw that there were others with this issue. I already tried things like resetting the ram, taking out my battery. Even with my laptop plugged in, not lights are showing up and the power button isnt starting anything. I tried to listen and hear if anything was happening, but no luck. I just to get help if there is anything I can do to trouble shoot or just figure out what the issue is so I can get it fixed . I was running Windows 10 on there. 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 15R won't turn on ! No lights will turn on .

Hi PARTH511722,
What is the exact system model?
Are you using an original Dell OEM Adapter? When you plug in the adapter to the system, does the adapter stay firm or does it fall off easily? Is the adapter frayed? Is there any damage on the system? Could you test with another power adapter if possible? Could you try powering on with another battery?
Remove the memory and disconnect the HDD and try powering on the system with adapter only / battery only and check.
Does the adapter led stay on and stable or does it go off when connected to the system?
If the adapter led is stable when connected to the system and there are no signs of power, then the motherboard is suspected faulty.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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Hi Experts,
I have a 3 year old Dell Insiron 15-5521 laptop.
Up to now I have had no problems with it, but it now won't power up.  The charger has a green light on it but there are no lights on the laptop at all, and pushing the power button does nothing. It always run in Main power, its battery have some complaints that why I removed it before 3 months.
I have tried to keeping the power button pushed for 30 secs and then plugging main power back in, but nothing.  I have also tried a Universal power adapter which I know works on other laptops, but nothing. 
Does anyone have any ideas?
Thank you

Answer:My Dell Inspiron Won't turn on..!!!!!

Hi imrakesh,
Thank you for reaching out to Dell Community Forum.
Can you try to reseat the memory or power on the system without the memory?
You can find the manual for this model on the below link:
http://dell.to/1QgBDaf    /     http://dell.to/2eodFSO
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id.
(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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Before I get into my question I would like to disclaim that I am not at all a computer person, I mean I don't know the names of the different parts. Heck I can't really remember the model of my computer all too well buuut, I went to work today and my computer was off (as stated before it's an all in one Dell Inspiron) and I got home, deciding to play video games however it didn't turn on. The power button light is a white kinda blue colour like usual and it sounds normal but after about 2 seconds it shuts off (It doesn't even get to the screen with the Dell logo on it). I've unplugged my Wacom tablet and all things like that, also note the light on the cord coming from the back of the computer is on just like usual. This computer was bought in December 2015 so it's not old at all and I'm quite worried because it is so new and rather important to me so any advice would be nice, especially if you could break it down into simple terms so someone as dumb as me can understand. Thanks!!!!!

Answer:All in one Dell Inspiron won't turn on

We need to know the exact model number. If you don't know it but have the Service Tag number (look for a sticker on the PC), go to Support and type that number into the Enter a Service Tag or other product ID box about 1/3 down the page. It should tell you the model number.
You can try this for starters:.

Disconnect the power cord from rear of PC; don't just unplug it from the wall
Now press/hold the power button for ~30 sec
Reconnect the power cord to rear of PC
See if it boots now

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1521 running Vista, and I've had it for about 2 1/2 to 3 years. Today I was online and all of a sudden a blue screen came up and my laptop shut off. I don't know if it was THE blue screen of death because I didn't have a chance to look at it, but it certainly was a blue screen of doom =/

Anyways right after the blue screen came up and my laptop turned off, the caps lock light (the lock icon w/the 'A' on it next to the power button) kept blinking. At the time, my laptop was plugged into the AC adapter charger thing (I don't know about how computers work, i just know how to use the internet!) so its not like the battery was low or anything. I kept pressing and holding down the power button several times with the AC charger thing in the laptop, and without the AC charger thing, and it would not turn on. The only thing that happened was that the caps lock icon would blink blue for about 45 seconds (or 45 times, not sure) and laptop would make the sound it always makes when its about to turn on. Then after the 45 seconds/times, the sound would stop. Nothing ever appeared on the screen.

The laptop was very hot at the time, but I've had this computer for years and its been hotter than it was today and it never did anything like this. Also, for the past 2 weeks or so, i've been getting a popup in the bottom right corner of my screen (where the time is) saying that my battery is reaching the end of its usable life and needs to be replaced. Has my laptop ba... Read more

Answer:Dell Inspiron won't turn on

UPDATE: I was able to turn on my laptop yesterday and received this error message when I reached Windows desktop:

Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown

Problem signature:

Problem Event Name: BlueScreen

OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.768.3

Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:

BCCode: a

BCP1: 00000010

BCP2: 00000002

BCP3: 00000001

BCP4: 8201DC4A

OS Version: 6_0_6000

Service Pack: 0_0

Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini050410-01.dmp

C:\Users\JJEWELS\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-396476-0.sysdata.xml

C:\Users\JJEWELS\AppData\Local\Temp\WEREC12.tmp.version.txt

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Hi
My dell laptop is not turn on. I tried removing battery and AC but no use. When I press power The screen remains black no sound of processing but still power light turn on with normal white colour.
Kindly help

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Hello my dell is a desktop pc and it won't turn on I know it has power because the fan still works but it won't power up please help

Answer:My dell Inspiron 660 won't turn on !!!

Nitro207
Hello my dell is a desktop pc and it won't turn on I know it has power because the fan still works but it won't power up please help
Nitro207
Assuming that you have the Inspiron 660 Mini Tower and not the 660s Compact version.
There should be a series of beeps during start-up, how many are there?
 Please read this article about Troubleshooting the Inspiron 660:
https://www.dell.com/support/Article/us/en/19/554101/EN
Bev.

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My computer fan was running full blast a day or two. Then it wouldn't turn on- just went into power save several times. I've had that problem in the past but was always able to restart and get it going.
Today it worked this morning. Tonight it won't turn on at all, power light flashes amber, and it makes a little quiet tick sound but nothing else. any suggestions? I did remove power cord and pressed on button ten seconds to get rid of static electricity. but it still won't turn on.
 

Answer:dell inspiron 530 won't turn on

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Hi everyone, i just bought a Dell Inspiron 1564 laptop delivered on friday 31/07/10
I started it up for the first time yesterday and it worked fine. Today i was using the laptop and all of a sudden the screen went black and i heard a buzzing noise comming from the laptop, so i tried crl-Alt-Del nothing happened so i just switched it off. Now the thing will not start at all. there are three lights on the bottom of the keyboard a power light a battery light and another light with a picture that looks like a round drum. When i press the power button the power light and the drum light flick on then off. i can hear a very slight click come from the laptop but nothing else no fan no screen nothing. I'm going to contact Dell customer support but there not open on Sunday.

Does anyone know what this might be?. I've waited ages for Dell to deliver this laptop and it's broke in less than 24 hours !!

Thanks to anyone that posts.

Edit: i have tried removing all leads and battery. i also tried to turn it on with no battery and just the power lead but still no luck !!
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron won't turn on

Hi

HDD failed...

Mobo gone bad

such a pity Dell's are usually quite good laptops...you have just been unlucky

dont do anything to it and call dell on monday.
 

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Dell Inspiron 11 3000 series 2-in-1. Bought one month ago. It used to make a beep when turning on, and then it takes few seconds before it turns on. Now it won't start. Pressed the start button a few times. It shows system configuration twice before when battery is drained. Please help. This was bought in Qatar and now I am in the Philippines.

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Whenever I click the power button the light flickers on at the back of the tower the light is solid until I click the power button, then it flickers off. when clicking the power button I hear my fans turn on for a sec then they stop working. My service tag is 7VMYDK1.

Answer:My Dell Inspiron Won't turn on.

When was the last time you cleaned the inside of your case?  

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I have a Dell inspiron desktop that is now a year and a half old (expired warranty). I shut down the computer in the proper manner this morning. When I came home from work I pressed the power button on the tower but there is no response. It was plugged into a surge protector. I checked all the dumb stuff... power is getting to it. Green light on the back is on, not blinking. Tried holding down the button for over a minute. Opened it up and cleaned out the dust. Do not know what else to do....

Answer:Dell Inspiron Tower will not turn on

You didn't say which model, so I guessed Inspiron 530 Series.No Beep Codes?http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/inspd530/en/OM/HTML/trouble.htm#wp1085300

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