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  • Forum Thread: DESIGN FLAW: Vostro V130 and V13 Hard Drive Ribbon Cable
    The Vostro V130 and Vostro V13 HDD ribbon cables fail repeatedly - despite the rave reviews for this laptop, the internal design is C RAP. I own 2 Vostro V13 and 2 Vostro V130 laptops - ALL have had the same problem. The HDD cable sits at the front right (below the right side palm rest and internal audio...
  • Forum Thread: Anyone Replaced a HDD in an M101z?
    Hi. I was just wondering how difficult it is to replace the HDD of the M101z. Cheers, Jamie
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 1721 will not recognise hard drive
    I have replaced the hard drives with new blank ones, but I cannot now reinstall Vista from the Reinstallation DVD because no drives are seen. I have updated the BIOS to the latest available version, but still no joy. I have taken out the drives and, using an external HDD port, can access them from...
  • Forum Thread: Dell N5040 System Restore
    Hello! I have a problem with my Dell laptop. I got a virus , and i don't even know what did it do. When i start my laptop it loads like it was before( it says big DELL and Inspiron,then progress bar and F2 Setup and F12 Boot options). After that loads i see this thing flashing _ . And then red text...
  • Forum Reply: Re: No bootable devices--strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility
    No bootable devices--strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility and then it say No boot device available - boot failed I have a Dell Latitude D600 with A16 Bios and had the same problem due to a power failure, and fixed it myself. 1.) I was able to boot from the F12 boot menu to access Windows...
  • Forum Thread: M17xr4, mSata and Sata III
    Hello, The mSATA m17xr4 works in sata III ? Thanks
  • Forum Thread: Dell Vostro 1000 SSD
    Hi I tried a search for these tags but found nothing I'm looking to upgrade my Vostro 1000 with a SSD Will any of these drives fit/work? http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=3B2F939CA5CA7304 http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=6B8515F9A5CA7304 ...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 7520 SE. MSATA, SSD.
    Hi, I'm looking to speed up my laptop but I'm confused about the different drives or accessories to buy, whats is the difference between an SSD and Msata and what is faster or better to use? How do I buy one? which one do I buy? Cause there's so many out there. And how do i install it and...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron N7110r 2nd HDD boot issue
    hi, I have a DELL Inspiron N7110r 2nd gen laptop. I've installed an ssd and switch it with the internal wd hdd and made the orginal hdd as external via esata. Due to the limmited space offered by an ssd and the inconvenient of adn external hdd, i've purchased a 2nd hdd caddy from ebay....
  • Forum Thread: Dell Vostro 3350 won't power up
    There's some background info I should provide to give a clearer picture, so bare with me. I decided to change the original 750gb hdd for a crucial 128gb SSD. I looked up a video on YouTube on how to change the Hdd on the 3550, so that I knew exactly what I was doing. I was able to change the hdd...
  • Forum Thread: Dell inspiron 7520 SRT problem
    Last week i have purchased a Dell Inspiron 7520 with Windows 8, 32 GB SSD and 1TB. I've mistakenly formatted the 32 GB SSD. IRST did not show the accelerate option. I've tried to return to factory image, windows 8 reinstalled with this process but repartition of SSD didn't happen. I followed...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Reinstalling Windows XP
    That's what I need too. Hard drive died and needs replaced. No Reinstallation discs and the link on Dell's website to get them posted to you doesn't seem to work for the UK, only for USA addresses. "If you are missing any of the required media for software provided by Dell, click...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Studio 1537- Driver Repair?!?
    hey all i have a dell 1537 studio laptop - Mcafee expired so i renewed it now i cant logon it keeps going to launch start up repair or start windows normally. everytime i select either it just goes back to that. i hold F8 and get a 'System Recovery option' and then a "Add Drivers"...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron Mini 10 (1010) HDD Replacement
    Hey all, I am repairing a friend's Mini 10 and the HDD is bad. Won't boot to the OS nor the Diagnostics partition, and when I did manage to get the diags to run one time, there were bad sectors all over the drive (which is sad considering it has a manufacture date of 16 July 2010). I can get...
  • Forum Thread: Little clicking sound from Laptop Hard Disc
    I have a Dell Inspiron N5050. The hard disc of the laptop makes little clicking sound, which can be heard only in silence or if you keep it close to your ear, but yeah it makes those sounds continuously. I bought it last year and I noticed this sound after like 4 months. I have the latest firmware update...
  • Forum Thread: Restoring the lost Factory Restore Button After formatting/shrinking the Disc volume
    Hi, Recently I have found a nice way to restoring my Dell Laptop to Factory condition which was missing from my Bios after shrinking the hard disc.The procedure are very simple and any one can do it with out any errors.I have shared it here with pictures for each step http://fermisys.blogspot.in...
  • Forum Thread: Replaceing 500GB HDD for an SSD
    I noticed dell doesn't have any under the upgrades part of their website for XPS 15 to have an SSD upgrade. So will any 2.5 inch SSD work? Does it support SATA 6gigabits/s or 3gigabits/s?
  • Forum Thread: Operation System Not Found XPS L502x - Again after new HDD...
    Hello I bought a Dell XPS L502x laptop in September of 2011 while I was deployed to Iraq. It worked well until I got back to the states, but around the end of January I began getting " Operation System Not Found " when starting up. I called Dell and they sent out a tech who replaced the...
  • Forum Thread: Studio 1537 - Flashing lights
    Hi all, I've been looking around for an answer to this but can't find one that's specific to this, unless i'm being seriously blind. I updated my laptop a few days ago, and after a reboot the machine will now not even turn on. As soon as I put the battery in or plug the power...
  • Forum Thread: ACPI BIOS for Mini 10v?
    Just got done installing a SSD into my Mini 10v, and find that it doesn't support ACPI!! AKA, no TRIM support even if you have Win7 Anybody know of a BIOS work around to getting ACPI turned on in a Mini 10v? Already running BIOS A06. Thanks!
  • Forum Thread: HDD replacement process to insure OS recovery for Inspiron 1545
    I am looking at a possible HDD failure. I am wondering what it takes to replace the drive and recover my Windows 7 64bit OS? I have 2 Dell System Recovery Disks that I made when I bought the Inspiron 1545. Is it as simple as replacing the hard drive and booting from Disk 1 of the System Recovery Disk...
  • Forum Thread: Dell XPS 15 502x
    Hi guys, I've bought an 256gb SDD disk for my laptop and I follow the dell official instructions and I can't open the aluminium part next to the keyboard. This is the official guide http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xpsL502X/en/sm/palmrest.htm#wp1044787 " Remove the screw...
  • Forum Thread: Could I use Disk Recovery after installing a new windows without back up disks?
    Dears, I've installed a new windows - without creating a back up disks - using your Windows 7 Home Premium CD. I want to recover my laptop's HDD & OS as it's new with the factory settings using the mentioned below recovery drive. FYI: I did format drive C but i didn't...
  • Forum Thread: BOOTMGR not found, no OS installed
    Around 1 year ago i purchased a Dell Studio 1558 from Dell.com. A month or so ago i started to get blue error screens and crashes whenever i attempted to do anything. I couldn't even run Windows 7 in saffe mode. To resolve this issue, i had an unopened 1TB hard drive and OEM windows 7 home premium...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 1526 not booting
    My Inspiron 1525 bit the dust, so I picked up an Inspiron 1526 from ebay. After replacing a couple of parts (screen, ram, cmos battery) and installing the Seagate HDD from the 1525, I thought I had it up and running, but no joy. I keep getting a stop screen: "A problem has been detected...