Here s a VERY strange problem Inspiron s w two G DDR DIMMs installed nbsp was up and running when it suddenly turned off with flashing amber SLOT Inspiron Failure? 660s Memory power light and two-beep code indicating memory problem Inspiron 660s Memory SLOT Failure? When power cycled the same symptom occurred flashing amber amp two-beeps Troubleshooting showed DIMM slot was bad Item on p Inspiron 660s Memory SLOT Failure? of User s Manual If either G DIMM card was installed in the DIMM slot Item on p the system would boot OK Both slots populated Flash beep DIMM slot populated with either G DIMM Flash beep DIMM slot populated with either G DIMM Boots OK After quot fixing quot the system by de-populating the DIMM slot full Dell Diagnostics online version were run with all PASS results Memtest passed as well QUESTIONS How could a memory SLOT not memory card suddenly fail in the middle of operation The system was up amp running but nothing was being done on it at the time of failure Did a part of the chipset fail Is there any way to fix this problem short of replacing the MoBo Thankshttp://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19977521
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Long story short my sister gave Inspiron Advice Hard Please. Failure. Need 660s: Drive me an Inspiron s that she received as a gift a few years ago fully legit nbsp She said it wasn t working anymore and I could have it nbsp I suspected a failed hard drive and after several diagnostic tests later it was confirmed the the original WD Blue had Inspiron 660s: Hard Drive Failure. Need Advice Please. crashed full failure Now here is where I need advice When she received it it did not come with a physical Windows OS disk nbsp It was pre-installed and then later upgrading via her work s IT department nbsp to I cannot access the Windows code as it is in the BIOS I have a working laptop hard drive with Windows installed and tried hooking it up to see if it would take realizing that this was a long shot at best nbsp As you probably concluded it wasn t recognized I was thinking of wiping one of my hard drives and doing a clean install of Windows Question With a new hard drive or possibly an SSD would work or would I still have issues with the BIOS and embedded Windows product code Question What would you suggest that I should try nbsp It is a Nice small system and everything is clean and stable nbsp I have someone who is in need of a system but cannot afford one and I thought I would give her something that would meet her needs Thanks
re: 4. I was thinking of wiping one of my hard drives and doing a clean install of Windows 10.
Yes, this should work, but for this you will need to buy either a OEM copy of W-10, that has it's own product key.
The free upgrade version of W-10, from either Windows 8, 8.1, 7 ended on July 26.
So in February I ordered my kid an inspiron as first computer Later slot, card 11- per supposed have memory tag it it doesnt service is to inspiron but I decided to upgrade inspiron 11- per service tag it is supposed to have memory card slot, but it doesnt the memory and I called Dell and provided my service Tag Dell told me it had a GB memory card and I could upgrade to a GB card I ordered the card and disassembled my computer to find there is no slot to upgrade After an hour on the phone inspiron 11- per service tag it is supposed to have memory card slot, but it doesnt I find out inspiron 11- per service tag it is supposed to have memory card slot, but it doesnt that what I am looking at is one with a fixed memory module I told them that per my service tag it is supposed to have a slot and be upgradeable They told me there is nothing they can do So I say how bout you exchange this for one that has what I ordered They say since its over the days there is no way to return or exchange I said even though its your fault Am I being unreasonable All I want is what I ordered After a few more calls to India One person finally tells me there is a first and second generation of this laptop Ist gen has the fixed and the second has the replaceable So I tell them that per nbsp Dell tag nbsp this is supposed to be nd generation and therefor it was built wrong They again say quot we have a day no Hassel return quot and your over that Any suggestions folks I m sick of beating my head against the wall with these peoplehttp://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19992563
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My system is under warranty yet cannot find anyone that knows about the BIOS or UEFI on my system. Keep getting referred to Premium Support and they do not know if I can use the UEFI BIOS setup for my desktop with Win7 SP1 x64 Home Premium. Even attempted a chat session and NO HELP.!
Anyone know the answer?
Excuse me as I forgot to mention, on the Desktop Forum there is not a selection for "New Post" and could not post there .
Hello! I took a quick look at the manual for your Inspiron 660s and according to it, you do not have UEFI but just a regular BIOS. That being the case you can't use UEFI. Was there a reason you wanted to use UEFI? Not that I'm an expert but from what little i've read, UEFI doesn't do much with Windows 7. You may even have to have PRO to get any benefits but I could be wrong. I think all you would get is GPT hard drive file thingy (my brain just shut down sorry) instead of MBR. The file system remains the same at NTFS. You can't use SecureBoot or anything else that I know of.http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19985257
I bought my Dell Inspiron 660s two years ago at Best Buy. A few months ago I tried to download a disk that goes to my printer, and I was told I couldn't because I'm not the administrator. I don't know what it's talking about, I am the administrator. I wish I would have known this before my warranty expired. I need help on how to tell it I am the administrator. I went to the settings page and told it that am, and still nothing. And I have another problem. My daughter entered a code she found off the Internet to upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, instead of using the Dell shop icon like she was supposed to. Now it's saying I don't have Windows. And I can't change anything because it says I'm not the administrator. Does anyone know how to fix this? Any help is VERY much appreciated! Thank you!
Windows 8.1 installation media blocked Windows 8 product keys. This was amended in Windows 8.1 with Update 1 Installation media. See here for more details:
Also you have a free upgrade to Windows 10 TH2. You can directly clean install with Windows 10 TH2 installation media see here:
I try to turn on my desktop and it failed all the time. I check at the back of the desktop power unit has a green light. When i turn it on the button was orange and the power unit green light turn off when the power up starts to fail.
Could this be a hardware failure on the desktop?
The PSU (power supply unit) is fine. Disconnect the power cable from the rear of the Inspiron 660s. Press and hold in the Inspiron 660s power button for 30 seconds. Reconnect the power cable to the Inspiron 660s. Try to power it on. Are there any beeps?http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19992012
Hello Dell community,
I was hoping you can help me with the issue I started having with my Dell Inspiron 660s (2013). None of the USB ports on the front and back, including two USB 3.0 ports on the back, can connect the keyboard or mouse. Mouse and keyboard (Dell, came with the computer) are working on any other computer, keyboard has a blue light on the num lock. Mouse lights up but there is still no cursor movement. Keyboard - no lights, and POST shows keyboard failure.
It seems that ports provide enough power to power on the mouse light, but not enough for the keyboard to work.
I reset CMOS, tried different CMOS battery, tried different power supply.
Any suggestions except motherboard replacement?
Thank you in advance.
I am having the same problem. I have been on Dell site and Microsoft site and what I am told is I have windows 10 auto update. After windows 10 updated I can get to the scene screen and that is it. I can not use my keyboard and mouse even though they work on other computers. I was told there is no fix for it yet. I was told that in a chat. Do you have windows 10?http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19983762
I have a Dell Inspiron 660s Desktop running with 6 gb Memory, 1 tb Harddrive and Intel HD graphics. I want to upgrade my graphics to allow for a better gaming experience. I would like to know if it is possible to upgrade the graphics and If I could upgrade to this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IDG3NDY/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
Thanks for any help!
I believe I have a small tower because It does not have much empty space inside. Is there any way to have a card not in the tower?
The GTX 750 will not work. Only low profile cards will fit in the 660s. You also only have a 220 watt power supply. I run the HD 6570 HERE in the 660s which does pretty well with gaming. Even though you can still find them (overpriced) because they have been discontinued, the HD 7750 HERE has worked in the 660s and was the best card you could get. The Sapphire is only available used on ebay, but other brands are still around. The HD 6570 would be superior to your Intel HD graphics and for the price may be your best buy. You cannot run the cards outside your tower.http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3515/t/19587509
My dell inspiron 660s turns on completely, but it won't connect to any of the three monitors I've tried, and they all work with my other computers. I've tried 2 different vga cables. Please help
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Was the system connecting to these monitors before?
Has there been any recent software or hardware changes?
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id.
Based on the research and Card Graphics Inspiron 660s NVIDIA and 620 Dell posts here I installed the recommended Dell Inspiron 660s and NVIDIA 620 Graphics Card NVidia GeForce GT Low Profile graphics card into my system However my system will not release the onboard Intel display Dell Inspiron 660s and NVIDIA 620 Graphics Card adapter There is no place in the BIOS to disable the display adapter and my BIOS does not recognize there is an adapter in the PCIe slot I downloaded and installed the latest graphics driver Dell Inspiron 660s and NVIDIA 620 Graphics Card for Windows My system shows two display adapters Intel and NVIDIA I disabled the Intel device in Device Manager rebooted but my system still doesn t recognize the new card I am using the DVI connector because of the low profile configuration Odd thing is when I boot the system just using the new card it starts up fine and then the monitor goes blank it doesn t recognize a digital signal I purchased this card pretty cheap cost in the hopes of upgrading my DirectX capabilities My Intel driver will not go beyond and I need at least Any ideashttp://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19983443
Based on the research and posts here I installed the recommended NVidia GeForce GT Low Profile graphics card into my system However my system will not release the onboard Intel display adapter There is no place in 620 Graphics NVIDIA Inspiron Dell Card 660s and the BIOS to disable the display adapter and my BIOS Dell Inspiron 660s and NVIDIA 620 Graphics Card does not recognize there is an adapter in the PCIe slot I downloaded and installed the latest graphics driver for Windows My system shows two display adapters Intel and NVIDIA I disabled the Intel device in Device Dell Inspiron 660s and NVIDIA 620 Graphics Card Manager rebooted but my system still doesn t recognize the new card I am using the DVI connector because of the low profile configuration Odd thing is when I boot the system just using the new card it starts up fine and then the monitor goes blank it doesn t recognize a digital signal I purchased this card pretty cheap cost in the hopes of upgrading my DirectX capabilities Dell Inspiron 660s and NVIDIA 620 Graphics Card My Intel driver will not go beyond and I need at least Any ideashttp://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3515/t/19983443
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Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G2030 @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
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How can I tell if my Dell Inspiron 660s is Bluetooth enabled so that I can use a Bluetooth wireless keyboard? If it is not, is it just a driver I need or is what is missing a hardware issue?
It looks like the Dell Inspiron 660s can come with built in bluetooth.
Some come with a Intel Centrino® Wireless-N 2230. This will give your computer both a wireless internet connection and Bluetooth.
You will need to check your device manger to see if you have this in your computer.
If your computer does not come with bluetooth you can buy a usb bluetooth adapter. These are quite cheap and some keyboards will come with one.
NOTE This is NOT a POST beep code This is after the box has been running awhile either in Windows or most recently after booting from the Memtest CD Possibly after it crashes it then tries to reboot and then then beeps Inspiron repeating 2 660s tower crashes and the beeps If so then the beeps are POST related I searched but didn t find anything that seems to relate to Inspiron 660s tower crashes and then 2 beeps repeating beep codes after the box has been up and running for awhile and then crashes and gives a beep code In this case the beep code is beeps a pause more beeps etc Question Am I correct to believe Inspiron 660s tower crashes and then 2 beeps repeating that this is Inspiron 660s tower crashes and then 2 beeps repeating because of a RAM DIMM that has failed or a bad RAM slot on the motherboard or do those beeps indicate something else I believe it is a HW problem and that I ve eliminated the hard disk drive causing the issue because the first thing I tried to do was run Memtest and after that ran for approximately or minutes after booting from the Memtest CD it crashed and then the beeps Thank you in advance for your time and help Lanny www dell com SLN Repetitive Beep Codes No RAM detected NOTE If you installed or replaced the memory module ensure that the memory module is seated properly
Any signs of overheating? Are all fans working?
Have you tried reseating the RAM modules in their slots and using canned air to blow out the dust?
Any error messages logged in Windows Event Viewer around the time of a crash?
You can try this:
Reboot and press F2 to open BIOS setup
Copy down all current BIOS settings
Power off, unplug
Press/hold power button for ~15 sec
Open case and remove motherboard battery
Press/hold power button for ~30 sec
Remove all RAM modules and reseat the one in slot 1
Reinstall the battery* and close case
Run the system for a while to see if it crashes again
Then swap all RAM modules into slot 1 (steps 3-6, and swap modules at #7)
Repeat until all modules tested are in slot 1 and you ID a bum module
If they all work in slot 1, add RAM back to the other slots, one at a time, until you ID a bum slot or all modules are reinstalled and no further crashes
*If battery is more than ~2-3 years old, this might be the time to replace it. CR2032, 3-volt lithium ion battery, ~$2 at discount stores. If nothing else, you'll rule the battery out as part of this problem.
Is it possible to upgrade the Inspiron 660s slim desktop to a better processor after purchasing it? The Dell specifications say it is compatible with Core processors up to i5, 2nd and 3rd generation processors, but I'd eventually like to up it to a i7-2600k. I have the brand new boxed processor from a computer build i was going to do, but never got to do.
The dell specs also specify it uses a Intel B75 express chipset, and according to the Intel website is compatible with i7-2600k. the 2600k processor is a 95W processor, while it looks like the smallest processor, celeron is a 35W processor.
is it possible? Has anyone else done this?
According to this Intel page, the i7-2600k is compatible with the B75 Express chipset. However, your system specs say only up to an i5 for the 660s. This is probably due to a power limitation. This is one of the many reasons we do not recommend the slim desktop systems for those who are thinking about later upgrades.
I'm trying to help my friend's kid put his Inspiron 660s components into a new case (NXT Guardian 921), and need the pinout of the Power Button Connector (LEDH1) on the motherboard. Unfortunately I do not have the old 660s case at the moment to try and trace out the old wires. I have been able to successfully find a set of pins that works for the Power Switch, but cannot figure out which ones are for the HDD LED and the Reset Switch on the NXT case.
I also have a multimeter, but not sure what voltages I should be checking for, or if jumpers are used on the Dell pigtail connector.
I'm becoming so frustrated in trying to reset to factory settings my Dell Inspiron s that uses Windows Some how my ex had downloaded a interface to make Windows look like windows It has virus on it that I Factory Settings HELP-Reseting DELL Inspiron 660s-Windows just want to reset it I have tried to reset thru going thru change pc settings-to general-to recovery It gives me an error code of So I restart it hit F brings up a boot window where my options are Boot HELP-Reseting Factory Settings DELL Inspiron 660s-Windows Manger clicking on this takes me back to my desktop Boot Setup is the nd options then Diagnostics which I have run and says nothing is wrong then takes me to my desktop then I forget what the last option is I have called Dell to help but they want to help I have googled out of my mind how to reboot myself Any help will save this gals sanity since I am not too IT savvy but I have rebooted before Thank you in advance I wish I could just download a boot cd from the internet and do it that way I have tried to hit F and nothing appears
Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD. (Windows 8 only)
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)
I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
Dell Windows 8 Recovery.
Windows 8 - Recovery Media in 99 Seconds - YouTube
Recovering Windows using the Dell Direct USB Key - YouTube
Dell Direct USB Key Solution - YouTube
Dell Recovery Mode - Making Recovery CD - YouTube
Factory image restore method for Windows 8 (DBRM) | Dell US
You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.
Hi, I have a dell Inspirion 660s series, the adapter OR the computer randomy disconnects from the internet. I tried everything, litarlly. Update driver card. netsh winsock clearing and the other stuff. Dns Flush.
HOWEVER System Restore fixed it TEMPORARLY. Between those times, i only installed ZoneAlarm but uninstalled it. Then I went to play Team Fortress 2.
Quote: Originally Posted by EpicLuigi1134
Hi, I have a dell Inspirion 660s series, the adapter OR the computer randomy disconnects from the internet. I tried everything, litarlly. Update driver card. netsh winsock clearing and the other stuff. Dns Flush.
HOWEVER System Restore fixed it TEMPORARLY. Between those times, i only installed ZoneAlarm but uninstalled it. Then I went to play Team Fortress 2.
Please let us know if this is an issue you are facing with the Ethernet card or the wireless card. Let us know the model number of the card.
Kindly update your system specifications completely by following this.
Do you have other systems on the same network and let us know how is the performance on them.
Please check the system on safe mode with networking and let us know the results:
Keep us posted with the results so we can advise you further.
Hi Dell community,
my laptop recently runs slower as usual and i after readíng some topics in the forum, i ran some hardware tests.
Unfortunatly as you can see in the fotos below there is a memory test failure.
Would a replace of the memory solve the problem?
Test the memory modules one at a time. If one fails, move it to the other socket. If one module fails in both sockets, replace that module with a new one. If both modules fail in a single socket, it's the socket that's bad - replace the mainboard.http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19991492
I am Using Dell Inspiron N5010. Can I Use Only Single Module 8GB RAM in Single Slot (With One Empty Slot)http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19983715
hello i would like to know if can do a case transfer on a dell inspiron 660s to a vostro 200 case, i have been looking all over but it seems that they both have the same form factor Micro-Atx so i wanted to know before i try and attempt it or spend the money on it.
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
You can access the manual of both the system on our Dell Support site, which will give you the dimensions for the case.
If you have any other query, please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id.
hello, does the new inspiron 13 5000 (the one with infrared camera and without pen slot) have extra m2 slot for adding ssd ? or is there only one slot which is taken by wifi card?
It doesn't -- you can have only one internal drive.http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19987699
yes or no ?? will this have a bad effect on the computer ?/ any info is appreciated
hello i recentely brought a dell inspiron nd hand did a CPU upgrade cpu Q now i wanted to use my tv tuner in the dell for mediacenter purposes the only problem is windows does not nbsp really detect it the model i have has support for PCI-E X tv tuners ------------------------------------------------------------------------- the bios does detect A card and says that i have to change the video-settings i changed them to onboard so i can boot up the system --------------------------------------------------------------------------- the problem is that i cannot install any drivers for the card using the official DVD s since no drivers are detected nor is the card detected under device manager ---------------------------------------------------------------------- specification list SSD GB kingston CPU intel Q ram GB official in 330 tv Dell inspiron slot tuner PCI-E stock ram tv tuner http www hauppauge de site products data hvr Dell inspiron 330 tv tuner in PCI-E slot html nbsp EU version bios A latest version ---------------------------------------------------------------------- what kind of steps do i have to take to make the TV tuner functional in my dell inspiron best regards darknessbladehttp://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19973694
I bought a new asus p5b motherboard a couple of weeks ago and it has been working fine in my new pc. Previously I had one graphics card using a pci-x slot (due to it's size it also covers one of the three pci slots :-( ). Then in the other two slots I had a wireless adapter and a sound card, each worked fine.
Now however i bought a firewire card and attempted to install it in the soundcards place (I can live with onboard sound), however this has caused problems:
1) The firewire is not recognised (although if i try it in the wireless slot, the card does work, indicating that the slot must be faulty - however the sound card works in there)
2) I cannot use sound on my pc now that the soundcard is removed, onboard sound does not seem to work.
Are there any solutions to either of these problems, thanks alot.
I purchased an Inspiron 11 3147 with what appears to have a non K-Slot security slot. However I have been unable to find out what kind of slot it is. Along with the laptop I bought a Kensington security cable (Dell part number A5883764). The bar on the cable is too wide to fit into the slot on the notebook. The cable fits fine into my other devices with a k-slot. The only explanation I can come up with is that Dell just didn't make the slot big enough, which I also find hard to believe.
I opened a case with Dell, but the support tech was not able to find a compatible security cable and advised that I contact Kensington.
Attached is a picture showing the slot and cable.
Has anyone else had similar problems?
I recently received my Dell Inspiron 13 7000 and I had the same problem with my Kensington combination lock.
Researching information in the web, it looks like Dell changed the security slot to a shorter one (Noble security Wedge) for some Tablets, Ultrabooks (including Dell XPS 12) and Inspiron 14 (7437) - 7000. There is not information for Dell Inspiron 11 3000 or 13 7000 series but as I can see in some pictures the size of the slot is the same that the Inspiron 14 7000.
The new slot is using Noble security Wedge (Manufacturer Part# : TZ08 | Dell Part# : A6451164) and the link to buy it in Dell store this special security cable is:
I will buy this cable hoping it fits my Dell 13 7000.
I have an dell inspiron 15 (3521) pc with i3 processor.
What is the maximum RAM in can install per slot and in total on this laptop?
In the technical specification manual under the Memory heading it is mentioned "Configurations supported - 2 GB, 4 GB, 6 GB, 8 GB, and 16 GB". What does this means? Is it per slot or on the whole?
Should I always install same capacity RAM on the two slots (like 2x 4GB) or am I allowed to mix up like one 4GB and one 8GB?
Two 8 G DDR3L soDIMMs, 16 total. Yes, the modules should be matched.http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19994428
Hello Got the Dell Inspiron - Standard with gb inch HDD Inserted a Kingston inch HDD works fine Now days later I also inserted a M Sata SSD nbsp Both Disks work But when selectign legacy boot and first selecting the second HDD it does not boot up the nd HDD nbsp It gives an error Will 2nd Slot Inspiron first 15-7559, M.2 over only HDD boot Dell message saying boot Dell Inspiron 15-7559, Will only first boot M.2 Slot over 2nd HDD msgr is missing Tried - Legacy mode Secure mode on and off- Turning back to Uefi mode with secure mode on and off- Legacy mode and all kidns or boot orders When I press F at startup and go to boot selection and select nd HDD there is no problem it boots up my inch ssd no problem Now I installed windows also on my M Sata SSD and this one boots up fine in legacy mode No issues at all nbsp But also now when setting nd HDD first it still boots up the m And once again manually selecting the nd HDD at startup works fine I would like to use the inch ssd as boot device and the M sata as storage I have my reasons for this lol nbsp Can anybody supply me with some advice help Thanks in advancehttp://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19980882
I am trying to buy some RAM for a Dell Inspiron 1100 Laptop. On the crucial website it says that each slot shouldn't exceed 512 MB of RAM. It says there is only a maximum of 1 GB of RAM for this system. I wanted to get 1 GB of Crucial RAM for $32. The only issue is that the RAM comes in a 1GB Module. If I was to buy two 512 MB Modules the price wold be around $15-20 more expensive. Does it really matter if I put in a larger RAM module than what Crucial says the system should use. Any Thoughts would be appreciated.
If you bought that 1gb stick, your laptop would only recognize 512mb.
You'll have to do what crucial says.
I've seen this problem reported for other Dell machines for a year now, since Windows 10 came out, but not for my model.
Since installing Windows 10, I can't use my SD card slot to write to, format, etc. a microSD card with adaptor. I can see the drive, read the card, and transfer files from it, but when I try to write I get an error message that the disk is write protected. It isn't. The exact same cards and adaptors work fine in my son's computer, and the cards work fine in my phone.
I just updated all my drivers and it still isn't working. When will Dell finally provide a fix for this? I can't even find any indication that they're working on it.
I have a Targa computer for repair which was giving no signal to the screen from the Pciex card, if I connected to the onboard adapter everything worked fine.
I replaced the card with a new one but the new card is not recognised by the pc and no signal to the screen, I tried a third card but the same applies. If I connected the monitor and booted up with either card in it would boot into windows but the new card is not detected.
I am beginning to think that the PCIex slot has failed which means a new mobo, the mobo is an ASUS IPN73-BA.
Do you thonk that the slot has failed or should I look at something else before I condemn the mobo.
I have Dell 1100 laptop that is running Windows Xp Home.
I use a D-Link G650 card to connect to the Internet. Everything was fine until yesterday.
It appears that my card is not responding--the lights on it don't come on when the PC boots up and even when the boot process is done.
My system tray shows the remark "D-link card not found" and I have no connectivity. I rebotted the machine with the same problem. I haven't reset the D-Link 624 router that I use to connect.
I tried another card in the laptop and I got the same results--no lights on the PC card and no connectivity.
Please advise. I hope it's not the actual PC slot on the laptop sice I don't have a clue about how to repair/replace it??? Is it part of the mobo on the Dell 1100??
Anybody have an idea or clue..
d-link isn't exactly bad, but thier products aren;t that good either. my first suspect would be the card itself. can you swap it with a known good model or return it?
I purchased a P a couple months ago and haven't had much time to do a whole lot with Poor Slot P50 1 Support Site? and Failure it until the last month nbsp P50 Slot 1 Failure and Poor Support Site? Now I've been using it every day and had had a P50 Slot 1 Failure and Poor Support Site? significant amount of Win crashes on it nbsp What I determined today is that in SSD slot I have a brand new NVME and the slot itself is sporadically not working correctly nbsp If I let the machine cool down I can boot it up and use slot however once it's operating Windows will crash under a high load where it gets warm nbsp Right now it won't see any M in slot - and I've tested drives in both slots now and have narrowed it down nbsp My first question is - is this something that's been happening or noticed with the P line nbsp Second question is - does the chat on Lenovo support just not exist nbsp I've tried Chrome Firefox and Edge in Windows and Chrome and Firefox in OS X to no avail nbsp The support site just fails to even remember the serial I put in under my assets and when I do get to the page all I see is this http imgur com B rWbSU nbsp Super frustrating as I have time right now to open a ticket and apparently will have to call nbsp I fail to see how the site is operational at allhttps://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/P50-Slot-1-Failure-and-Poor-Support-Site/td-p/3321516
I hope this can help someone with the same problem http email protected This pattern is over everything it s not like the problem many others have had with horizontal up pattern:faulty Inspiron screen agp Messed the slot? 8200: connection to lines etc marking broken graphic cards I have narrowed down Inspiron 8200: Messed up screen pattern:faulty connection to the agp slot? the cause for this to the pin under my ATI Radeon Mobility or the AGP slot on the motherboard I opened the computer took of the keyboard and applied pressure to different parts with a rubber tool The one place having Inspiron 8200: Messed up screen pattern:faulty connection to the agp slot? an effect on the overlay pattern was when i pressed on the screw holes on the right side of the graphics card closest to the agp connection It even dissapeared when i pressed hard for a while It is very sensitive so it came back from pressure on the keyboard later There s a glitch here There is no heat problem as i thougth before the heatsink under the keyboard is touching the thermal gap filler on GPU And the temperature is fine Functionally the card passed all tests No broken graphics I remember another tech support guy mentioning how many graphic glitches he s fixed by cleaning the agp slot and pins on graphic cards If noone else comes up with an idea this is my last hope Any recommendations on what to use for cleaning nbsphttps://forums.techguy.org/threads/inspiron-8200-messed-up-screen-pattern-faulty-connection-to-the-agp-slot.654994/
I had the spring and plastic door that covers the media card / USB I/O slot on the front bezel pop off. Nothing is broken in my examination the door and posts. I suspect my child was a bit agressive in plugging in their iPOD USB.
What I need is how does that wire spring hook up between the plastic flap and the bezel cover? Not locating any diagram that shows how the spring is tensioned and secured? If someone could point me to a photo or diagram that would be helpful. I may have to hit Sams Club and tear into their display model?
It will be easier to look at this if you remove the side cover, then, remove the front bezel.http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19301472
other day my computer made loud long Beeps at Post Google listings said dram problem I normally run gb of ram in a - configuration I removed the card from B and then my system started fine with just one card in A wondered if it was just the card its-self so I placed the removed card into slot A still started up fine with just one card original B card installed in A then I placed other card which was originally in slot A into slot B to be memory bad slot B1??? back to - again back to long Beep at Post again as long as i leave B empty then my system starts fine motherboard manual says i have to have a card in A and B for duel channel to work--- right now i only got gb showing on start up page looked at System Device Manager and found a funny thing no yellow markers shown but -----all my Nvidia nForce bad memory slot B1??? Ware slots bad memory slot B1??? show quot no driver installed for this device quot but under the quot driver tab quot each shows the driver name and version listed driver update wizard for each said quot the correct driver software program was installed quot ran quot scan for hardware changes quot --- found nothing here is list ---Direct Memory Access Controller bad memory slot B1??? High Precision Event Timer nForce Memory Controller listed twice Numeric data Processor Nvidia nForce PCI System Management PCI Standard RAM Controller listed times Programmable Interrupt Controller System Timer all with no driver installed but driver name and version listed under driver tab did go to Nvidia and run their motherboard driver tool downloaded recommend program and after install and reboot no changes is my B ram slot problem a side effect of hinky windows os over time or is it just my motherboard dying of old age power supply old age should i do a complete clean reinstall of Vista ran Repair from my OEM disk which says no repairs needed build data---- P N-D ASUS motherboard GB Western Digital blue SATA HD No-Raid Intel socket Core Duo CPU Nvidia DDR GT GPU OCZ DDR mhz RAM running at GB at present time OCZ watt Power Supply Vista OS i built system in with no major problems until now replaced DVD drive and Viewsonic monitor---both quit working over last few years sorry about the edit have new DVD drive and monitor for awhile nbsp
When inserting memory module on the memory slot it was not aligned properly. When i turn on the power i noticed smoke and i immediatly turned off the power. Removed memory module and half of it was burnt, now my question is the memory slot damaged? Because its slightly burned in the inside slot, could i install a new memory module in that particular slot? or do i have to change the memory slot thats on the mother board?
You are probably lucky if you didn't kill the whole board. The slot is most likely toast. If you were brave enough to try another stick in the same slot, it may not work, or it may burn-up something else. I don't think changing the slot is really an option. Motherboards are not exactly repairable items.
actually, i was used to a pc with 160mb-ram - which is 32 + 128. now i own a faster one with one single 512mb-slot. but unfortunately, some problems occur: gta3 is collapsing all the time, i cannot copy a normal 1024x768 .tga-image to clipboard via corel (»low memory«) and after watching some freshly downloaded quake3-bots i got the message »low memory«, too. sometimes, even some multitasking surfing can bring me up to fully busy memory - is this a technical problem or am i asking for too much power!? i heard something like this memory-damage would lead to the problems i have.
speaking against it is a rather stable quake3 while in game and a fascinating stable 1nsane played also in 1280x1024 - without any stinky problem.
thanks and regards,
The memory module might be faulty or motherboard might not support 512M modules
I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop and run Windows XP. my memory card slot recently stopped working. I used to be able to insert my memory card from my digital camera and download my pictures and now it no longer works. It doesn't even show up under My Computer under removable storage. Please help!
Put a card in it and:
Look in Control Panel - System - Hardware - Device manager
Expand the "Universal Serial Bus controllers" and see if a USB mass storage device is listed.
Also look to see no yellow ? or ! are shown, indicating missing drivers.
HEY GUYS GREETINGS i just joined earlier today im seriously in need of help my friend ask me to fix his pc i tried to replace the memory with mb ddr with his original memory mb and a mb of ram just then when replacing it and turning it on i heard a huge quot beep quot then i immediately shut the pc down then when i check it up i saw i slot, help Fried memory quot black spot quot on one Fried memory slot, help of the memory slot i figured it out its fried up luckily the mobo has two memory slot only one of the slot had been fried i replaced the two mb with the original ones the problems now is that the pc is kinda slow in starting up showing the bios and showing a quot blue error screen quot after and sometimes restarting over and over again i really need your help guys really really need it im counting on this site for any help you can give thanks raj philippines nbsp
You not only fried the memory slot, you have damaged the motherboard
I have been building computers for years and never found a reason for the placement of the memory slots on a motherboard. If you look at a board that uses an Intel CPU, the slots used are1-3 and/or 2-4. If you look at a board that uses an AMD CPU however, the slots used are 1-2 and/or 3-4. Does anybody know why this is? No, I'm not trying to make a better motherboard, I'm just curious enough to finally ask.
Thanks for any info anyone can give.
'If you look at a board that uses an AMD CPU however, the slots used are 1-2 and/or 3-4.'
refer to the MSI K9N - which see;
Dual channel with slots 1/3 or 2/4.
Assuming that you installed 2 Gb in 4 modules of dual channel ram and it is used from byte 0 to 2047 linearly, then assuming that the average 2 Gb ram install running XP uses about 50% of the Ram running avg8 (as example), you would get heating in ram modules 1 and 3 and none to speak of in 2 and 4.
Thus, heat separated components and better cooling.
it seems that the memory stick slot doesnt work anymore. in the device manager there is a yellow question mark and it says that it it not working. i would try installing the drivers but i kinda lost the recovery cd or what not. well before when i bought this, VAIO PCV-RX580, it was using Windows XP Home and now i use Professional. not sure if that makes a difference. im just wondering is there anyway i can get the memory stick slot to work again?
Try updating the drivers from here, search for your memory device.
This is a hardware question for anyone that can help me out. I have tried to upgrade the ram in a dell dimension 5150, after seating the additional ram one of the existing slots containing ram started smoking with an obvious plastic burning smell. I have removed all ram and the burning is still occurring when powering on accompanied by a loud beeping noise. It's clear that one of the slots is melting. Need to know what my options are now. New board, or can this be rectified. Obviously the slot is now damaged and can't be used but there are three remaining. Never experienced this and unsure what has caused it to happen ? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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The beeping noise, is it a one long beep? Or is it accompanied by another long or short beep?
My motherboard just went out on my pc and I was wondering if there is something that I can hook up to my laptop that will let me read whats on my pc memory, kind of a external memory slot or something. I've been searching google for a few hours and I can't find anything and I know you guys always know what your talking about and answer very quickly. Any help would be appreciated.
Your actual data is not stored in the memory, its stored on the hard drive. And it's very easy to connect a hard drive to any other PC, there are many adapters for this.
Here's a version that simply connects a drive, either SATA or PATA(IDE) to a USB port without any enclosure: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812232002
Here's a version that basically converts the drive into an external drive that you can safely use that way: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817388017
This one only supports SATA hard drive with a connector like this: http://www.google.ca/imgres?hl=en&s...dsp=35&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:28,i:160&tx=102&ty=76
More enclosures to choose from: http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=92&name=External-Enclosures
I was told by Lenovo that one slot will accomodate 1 gig of memory, instead of using 2 half gig sticks. I was also told about something called "memory boost" as an external memory source to increase memory. has anyone heard of this? I want to run PhotoshopCS and need 1 GIG of memory and don't want to get new motherboard(the machine is long out of warantee). can anyone help on this issue?
"readyboost" is a feature only available for Vista, where it can use a USB memory stick as an alternative to paging back to the hard drive, it's not really in place of RAM.
Hi,my name is fajar from indonesiai want to add new memory to my laptop HP 1000-1b09auin CPU-Z, my laptop have 2 memory slot,but, i can't find other memory slot where is the other slot ? Thanks for help Best Regards,
Hi: If you look at the illustration in chapter 4, page 52 of the service manual, it appears that the memory slots are stacked on top of each other. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03762978http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/I-Can-t-Find-Other-Memory-Slot/td-p/5655384
I just purchased my computer yesterday. I removed my Sony Memory Stick PRO Duo from my digital camera and was going to download them to my computer. The slot came with a Dell piece. My memory stick is too small. It did not come with an adapter and I have no idea how to get it installed. Any ideas???
It is likely that the two aren't compatible.
What model Dell do you have? The type of adapter that you need depends on what slots your Dell has.
Also - most cameras come with a USB cable. Could you use that instead?
So recently my colleague tried to upgrade the RAM in his laptop, but he ended up messing up really bad he actually broke the only memory slot on the motherboard (yikes!). He asked me to take a look at it for him, and I was pretty surprised how badly he had messed it up (as in there's no way it could be fixed). I told him he might have to replace the entire motherboard, but he really can't afford that right now. I let him know that might be his only option, but I decided to ask here before giving up. The rest of the motherboard is fine; only the memory slot is broken. So is it possible to replace just the memory slot without replacing the entire motherboard? And if so, can anyone help me out with doing this? He does really need his laptop, so any help would be awesome.
How long can he go without a laptop?
That is a big project. You will need to be a master with a solder gun. Just getting the old part off without melting the motherboard will be an adventure. There are a LOT of pins.
First you will need to find the Brand and model # of the motherboard. You can use CPU-Z for that - it will list the info on the third tab.
Then, armed with that info you will search for the RAM SOCKET replacement. This is where it will get interesting, as the available sources will be in Asia. Shipping will kill you (for a $3 part). And you will probably need some translation skills too.
Your colleague really couldn't afford to mess his RAM Socket up. Now his best bet is to buy a new laptop.
My Hp Pavilion g tx did not pose any problems for years But a week ago I upgraded my RAM from to gb The shopkeeper inserted hynix gb nbsp ddr ram So Can Other... one I ram 8gb 4g in to my slot. upgrade memory ram that makes two rams in my loptop nbsp - Samsung Came when I purchased laptop years ago - gb ddr Hynix b ddr nbsp After a week my laptop stoped working Showing it two service center they said one of my nbsp memory slot is damaged and can't be used nbsp So now I had only one memory slot active with gb ram inside it My Question nbsp is - CAN I INSERT GB RAM IN ONE MEMORY SLOT SINCE OTHER ONE IS DAMAGED nbsp OF MY PAVILION G TX MOTHERBOARD nbsp If yes then please tell me - Of what type of ram should I be looking for Sepecification From where should I buy Crucial got gb ram which I can't usePlease reply ASAP nbsp Thanks amp RegardsPrince Sonihttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Can-I-upgrade-my-4g-ram-to-8gb-ram-in-one-memory-slot-Other/td-p/5714534
Can anyone tell me where the RAM expansion slot is on a MITAC 7521 laptop, I can't find it. DOH!
look at the manual or call the manufacturer.
Where is the memory card slot on the Pavilion 550-126? The slot on the front does not look like the right size. Is there a way to get a diagram of the front and rear functions?
Hi, Very interesting. The following link shows its specs: http://support.hp.com/ca-en/document/c04875975 It has 7-in-1 multimedia card readerFigure : View of memory card readerSupports the following cards:Secure Digital? (SD)Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)SDXCMemory StickMemory Stick SelectMemory Stick PROMemory Stick MagicGateWith Front I/O portsUSB 3.0: 2Headphone: 1Microphone: 1and Back I/O portsFigure : Odense back I/O panelUSB 2.0: 2LAN (Ethernet)HDMI: 2USB 3.0: 2Audio: Line inAudio: Line outAudio: MicrophoneI believe it is at the front but where. What is your card ? Is it on the list above ? Regards.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/550-126-where-is-memory-card-slot/td-p/5690390
I have a Tecra Laptop running Windows XP Professional The latptop has two slots A amp B in which you can add MB of memory each When starting Problem Slot Memory up the PC with both modules installed I get the error message quot Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt system drivers pci sys You can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup using the original setup CD-ROM Select R at the first screen to repair quot I have done as indicated and done a full repair on Windows XP but still get same message I then went to Microsoft Memory Slot Problem com to search the knowledge base According to Microsoft the above message indicates quot This issue may occur if your computer contains a hardware component that is either damaged or is incompatible with Windows XP quot I followed their instructions and it turns out that if I put just MB in memory Slot A the Memory Slot Problem computer starts up fine If I add it in MB in slot B I get the above problem At first I Memory Slot Problem thought it was a bad memory module but if I switch them they will both start up the computer in Slot A when used by themselves So it appears to me that Slot B is the problem somehow Any thoughts or assistance greatly appreciated nbsp
I have an IBM T30 laptop which has 2 slots for memory. Which is the primary? I am adding a 512 mb memory module and I want to know which slot should contain the 512 and which
one the remaining 256. BTW, even though I have a 256 in each slot most of the time it only
recognizes a single 256 module. Thanks for your info.
I have a dell dimension 9200 and the motherboard can handle a maximum of 4gb of ram, but is there a limit per slot?
In other words does it have to be 4 x 1gb sticks of ram or can I use 2 x 2gb sticks?
The reason I ask is that I've had lots of bsod and crashes recently and after performing lots of tests using memtest it seems that 2 of the ram slots on my motherboard are bad meaning I only have 2 good ones to use.
RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, flash cards, SSD at Crucial.com will provide that answer for you.
According to crucial
Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 PC2-6400 with a maximum of 1GB per slot.
Hi , just wondering , I have a 4GB laptop (dell inspiron n5010) with i3 350 processor and 500 GB HD ... lately I wanted to play the most recent GTA and what happened ? well the game booted but barely have i gone out of the first corner the whole background disappeared ... I went to my graphics settings and it says Generic PnP Monitor and Intel(R) HD Graphics
-Chip type Intel HD
-Dac type Internal
-Bios info : Intel Video BIOS
-Total Available graphics memory 1696 MB
-Dedicated Video Memory 64MB
-System Video memory 0MB
-shared system memory 1632MB
Is there any way to increase the Video memory on my laptop ?
I will add to it that in the Bios itself there are no options available for me to even lower it they are all kind of @locked@
I have been trying everything even updates from intel etc but not helping...
All you can do is max out your system memory, if it isn't maxed already. There might be an option in the laptops bios to increase the shared video memory
Can i upgrade my 4gb ram to 8gb? How many slot does hp 15 g005ax have?
Hi, It has: 1 customer-accessible/upgradable memory module slotSupports single-channel memoryDDR3L-1600-MHz Single Channel SupportDDR3L-1333-MHz Single Channel Support (DDR3-1600 downgrade to DDR3-1333)Supports up to 8 GB of system RAM in the following configurations:? 8192-MB total system memory (8192×1) or (4096×2)? 6144-MB total system memory (4096×1) + (2048×1)? 4096-MB total system memory (4096×1) or (2048×2)? 2048-MB total system memory (2048×1) Source: 3rd manual on the following link, page 2 http://support.hp.com/my-en/product/HP-15-Notebook-PC-series/6545564/model/7169754/manuals and the answers: (a) Yes (b) only one. Page 65 of the manual shows you part number and how to install RAM Regards.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/hp-15-g005ax-maximum-memory-and-slot/td-p/5818321
I removed my memory card before ejecting it. Now my memory card slot doesn't work at all. I have done it before and got help on fixing but I can't remember how I did it. It is a readable card and I have tried several different ones so it's not a issue with card itself. The computer doesn't even see I am putting it in. Please help I do a lot of photo's and it's annoying to have find the computer plug everytime I need to get the pictures off.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-and-Recovery/Memory-card-slot-not-reading/td-p/5789311
i have a N1996 motherboard with two slots for 184pin memory. i have purchased a new module to slot into the second slot but i just get a long beep then the beep stops, then a long beep again etc.
i have just tried the original one in the second slot(on its own) twice, but still the beep. i have put the memory back into the first slot and it works fine.
any help would be grateful
would i need to change the bios setting, or do you think that the second memory bank is down.
1. Expansion SlotWhat is the expansion slot specification for this model as we would like to add a dedicated graphics card with DisplayPort ? 2. MemoryHow many memory slots does it have on the motherboard ?What type of memory is required ?What is the maximum memory supported on the motherboard ?
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Ok, Sorry looking up the model at Kingston and a couple other sites didn't show your computer and seeing I hadn't seen any I was confused. Based on what I have found maybe a Model from other country. With that said it looks like it comes with 2gig DDR3L Ram and is Upgradable to 8Gig Also looks like yours comes With 1 PCI Express x16 Slot. I am not sure with the PSU and with that slot if you would be able to upgrade to a different Graphics Card. GPU and size of case would put a huge limit on what could be able to fit... Jameshttp://community.acer.com/t5/Aspire-Desktops/XC-704-Expansion-Slot-amp-Memory-Upgrade/td-p/392919
How can I upgrade my laptop memory? There isn't a memory slot at the bottom of the laptop.
Memory slots on this notebook model are placed under the bottom cover so when RAM modules must be exchanged or upgraded bottom cover must be removed.
Please note: on some notebook models RAM upgrade is supported by notebook owners and RAM upgrade steps are described in user?s manuals document.
I your case such upgrade is not supported and RAM upgrade should be done by authorized service provider.
Generally speaking bottom cover removal is not complicated but you should not do it alone. This will cancel valid warranty.
In my opinion, before you do anything contact nearest Toshiba service provider in your country and ask for help. Simply pick up some info about price and compatible RAM modules.
My Compaq nx7400 has a pop-out tray on the left side, with 4 slots for memory cards - I think ?! I've tried loading an SD card into the tray & pushing the tray in - but without success..... Anyone know the correct way to use this weird plastic tray thingy ?? Thanks
Hi, I have a new G72-25OUS laptop, I'm wondering how to use the slot on the left side, that says SD-MS/Pro-MMC-XD? I assume its to put a SD card in from my camera to upload photos, do I just stick it in and if so, how do I get it out? I don't have a manual, didn't come with one and can't find info in the help section. Hope someone knows how to do this. Thanks.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Software-and-How-To-Questions/How-do-I-use-the-memory-card-slot-on-my-laptop/td-p/49651
I'm working on a windows vista computer that would restart randomly and get a window exception bsod. I took out a memory module and ran memtest86 with memory in slot 1. Failed. Swapped it out with another memory stick but on the SAME slot on the motherboard. Failed.
Took that stick, put it in another slot on mobo. Passed. Took the other stick put in in that next slot, got the restarts again. Could it be that the memory slot that went bad on the mobo also caused the memory stick to go down with it?
Yes, that could be possible.
Alrighty I m running an MSI K N Neo I ve had it for a while help. coded memory slot Color so far I ve just been running a stick in Color coded memory slot help. the first green slot Someone got me two sticks of to fill out my system I installed them but only recognized g of ram I checked the manufacturer s site to find http www msicomputer com product p spec asp model k n neo platinum a nice diagram about dual and single channel memory that makes no sense to me I believe all the sticks are dual channel they have memory modules on both sides of the ram if that is how you tell I m not sure All three sticks are kingston value ram they are pc all three work as I discovered after some musical chairs with memory I m currently running the two new sticks recognizing g of memory while I have my original stick in a box Can anyone help me out with the diagram or point me in the direction of something more helpful The manufacturer s website has an online tech support page that is under construction I just downloaded the manual but I was hoping for some easy insight Anything would be greatly appreciated at this point Thanks nbsp
Did you scroll down to the "DIMM Module Combination" and "MSI Reminds You..." and read what is posted there?
I am using a HP Z400 Workstation Xeon Quad-Core W3565 3.2GHz, 12GB (3x4GB), 1TB, DVDRW, Windows 7 Pro.This the the model with 6 memory slots, so there was a possiblity for 24GB of RAM. When I populate the remaining slots 4, 5 & 6 with 4GB DIMM, I get errors on boot up for the newly populated slots. I am unable to configure for 24GB.I did discovered that the DDR3's that I am using are non-ECC. The system has been running fine with the (3x4GB) setup. Is the non-ECC preventing the 24GB configuration from working?Thanks for any help you can offer.
Yes it is. It is not possible to install standard PC and server memory, I've never seen a system of any brand which supports such a configuration. Officially, the Z400 supports only ECC unbuffered memory modules.However, it will also run with standard DDR3 RAMs, unsupported only means that HP Customer Service won't help you.There are some reports that even 8 GB Modules work, but that's another story, 24 GB runs fine. Mixing different types of memory is generally a bad idea.Use either ECC unbuffered (which is recommended) or non-ECC, preferably six identical modules.DDR3 are relatively cheap, even those with error checking and correction. Good luckhttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/z400-6-slot-memory-configut-ration/td-p/5571112
sorry i like to seek your adivce on the following matter
i am using asus P7H55-M motherboard..i was actually using kingston 2x 2GB 1333MHz ram..recently i added 1 nex kingston 1x4GB 1333MHz ram..it was working fine until today when the com could not boot up..when i check, i found burnt mark on the 4GB ram and the memory slot..
my question are:
1) could i replace my motherboard if it is still under warrenty
2) could the burnt mark cause by the mismatching of the ram..
1) could i replace my motherboard if it is still under warrentyClick to expand...
I guess so, have you ever tried to establish the communication with the motherboard maker yet? Many of them has it own support lines that can provides the RMA informations.
2) could the burnt mark cause by the mismatching of the ram..Click to expand...
How? Did you actually force it to be seated in backward position? Look closely at the notch of RAM, they can only go one way, and you can feel the pressure of installing the ram if it goes in wrong way.
I have installed the new windows 10 in my PC, before this i had windows 7 home premium. i have a memory card adapter in which i used to slid my micro SD card and was able to access it when i had windows 7, but when i upgraded to windows 10 and inserted the memory card reader in the slot it stopped detecting, their is no action and i am not able to access it.
System: Dell Studio 1558 2010-11 Model.
Dell Studio 1558 has not been tested by Dell for Windows 10 operating system you will not find drivers for it. However, please use the card reader Windows 7 driver and install it in compatibility mode.
Please let me know if this works.
Hi, can anyone tell me how to access the second slot in my e-system 1511. I was told it was under the keyboard. I can unclip the clips but there seems to be something else holiding it down. I ve looked at the back and can see no screw with kb next to it to indicate that, that is the screw for the keypad.
Appreciate any advice. I have upgraded the first memory. I ordered 2gb and this came in two of 1gb so I am assuming there is a second slot.
My printer's memory card slot isn't recognized by my computer. I am running Vista. Can anyone help with this. I contacted the printer's tech support and they tried but said it was a Microsoft problem.
Sounds like a tech support answer. What is the Brand and Model of the printer?
In Device Manager under your Printer is there a notification sign?
I m sorry this is so long but please take the time to read it all because I have already taken a LOT of steps to solve this myself I am an IT Professional and have been Memory locks Stick up unless in is Vaio slot since the s The computer I m having the problem with is mine it has always had up-to-date AV and has Automatic Updates on I check it every so often with SpyBotS amp d or MalwareBytes and it has NEVER had anything besides tracking cookies It has been on a secured wireless network out in the middle of nowhere doubt anyone would hack it with both a hardware firewall at the DSL entry point and Windows Firewall on It has never had a Memory Stick in its slot before now The only removable media I ve ever used with it is a big USB disk for backups which unfortunately has not been done Vaio locks up unless Memory Stick is in slot in about months Vaio locks up unless Memory Stick is in slot I ve never had Limewire or any other risky stuff installed on this computer I don t use FaceBook or any of the social networking I don t surf any type of risky sites Vaio locks up unless Memory Stick is in slot and I don t download anything onto this computer Its the safest computer on the planet The computer is a Sony Vaio K-series laptop probably - years old running XP Home SP and IE Here s the sequence of events as best I recall them - everything is fine I m looking up something boring like outboard motor parts Its supposed to storm tomorrow so I am going to unplug it Automatic Updates are downloaded and ready to install so I choose quot Install Updates and Shutdown quot It does its thing in a normal amount of time no indication of problems and shuts down I unplug the charger and put it away - I get the computer out plug it up push the power button It gets to the WinXP logo with the progress bar underneath The bar rotates around a couple times then sticks I wait probably minutes and nothing ever happens I notice the orange light is on beside the quot Memory Stick quot slot I boot it up in Safe Mode That works I check the logs for the Windows Updates everything appears to have went fine Check Event Viewer for some clue as to what happened nothing Check Device Manager no splats Everything looks fine Hmmm maybe a fluke try a normal reboot again Exact same result hangs at same place with orange light on beside quot Memory Stick quot slot So I boot into Safe Mode and uninstall all of the Windows Updates that have the date on them I made sure I did them in the correct order so all dependencies were resolved Tried another normal boot Nope hangs at same place with orange light on beside quot Memory Stick quot slot OK now I m scared So I go to my other PC the desktop and do some Googling of the symptoms I find one in particular a malware-infested Sony VAIO locking up with Memory Stick light on So its probably malware Since I already have the latest version of Norton AV I run a full scan on the Vaio with that Comes up clean Then MalwareBytes latest version comes up clean Then I reboot into Safe mode with Networking Then run Housecall online with Trend Micro comes up clean Just for S s amp G s I even try their New Beta scan clean Then Kaspersky s online scanner also comes up clean Then BitDefender again clean Then as a last resort I disable NOrton s real-time protection and run Combofix Combofix did not find anything I looked through its logs but have to admit I m not that good at fixing something manually I don t know how to interpret Hijack This logs I always give up before then and reformat But I have a bunch of old software that I don t know the registration keys for so I do not want to reformat At this point I kinda panicked and tried Restoring Windows to a Restore Point on That hosed my IE Windows was unable to restore back to the Restore Point that Combofix had just created - So I dinked around with it reinstalling IE and Java Finally got that working again I had read in the post about the malware-laden Vaio that his booted normally if he pu... Read more
I am happy to report that I have solved the identical problem you describe involving system hang on the Windows XP splash screen and the yellow memory stick light turning on at that point. Similar to your experience I could boot in safe mode but no way to get into a normal boot. As this was a client machine on a limited budget I could not waste a lot of time and contacted the client and got authorization to do a full system restore figuring it would eliminate any software issues (conclusion based on ability to boot in safe mode it seemed reasonable?). Much to my surprise after a full factory restore from the OEM restore DVD the symptom was still there, in fact the restore could not complete because it required a full normal boot to finish the restore. So now I was really perplexed, no way it was software (given that the drive had been fully erased and reformatted), so that only leaves hardware and the memory stick module seemed the likely culprit and on a hunch I tore the bloody thing apart (keyboard, rear hinge cover, and all screws from bottom of the case) which allowed be just enough clearance to get inside and remove the ribbon cable from the memory stick module and presto the problem is resolved and unit now boots normally and I am in the process of bringing the system back up to current standards with all the updates, etc, and have already done multiple reboots with no problems. So I suspect you will find similar results once you go through the difficult task of tearing it apart as our symptoms were identical.
Trust me it has nothing to do with virus or malware activity, it is an actual hardware failure!!
When I populate slot2 with 512mb noname ddr1 I cannot boot into windows, BIOS comes up ok and memory tests ok. This is intermittent but now almost 90% of the time it won't boot. slot1 contains a 1GB kingston pc3200.
With no ddr in slot2 it boots ok and with a 1GB stick (corsair) it boots ok. I guess it was the noname 512MB stick but seems strange it passed all the memory tests (from ubuntu grub loader)
MB is an Asus K8S-MX
hi what happens when you put the 512MB stick in slot 1 and the 1gb stick in slot 2? kinda surprised your running win7 64bit on just 1.5 gb of ram.http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/361167-wont-boot-into-windows-2nd-memory-slot-filled.html
Hi nbsp I recently bought a notebook from HP the HP G with A - processor Inside there was a GB DDR L- Kingston memory module slot with HP u... speed G2 - 355 only Memory on 1600MHz K7H44ES shipped and there are two slots available nbsp I checked with CPU-Z and other tools and it showed a DRAM Frequency of MHz nbsp I added a GB DDR HP 355 G2 K7H44ES - Memory speed 1600MHz only with on slot u... L- Cruical memory module to the second slot and checked again with CPU-Z The DRAM Frequency was just MHz the memory size of GB was recognized correctly nbsp I thought it must be because of two different modules got for testing two other identical GB DDR L- Kingston memory modules and DRAM Frequency was again just MHz nbsp And if only one slot is used with any DDR L- I had available DRAM Frequency was MHz But whenever both slots are used it dropped to MHz nbsp What's wrong Do I need some specific memory modules for this notebook respectively CPU and memory controller nbsp HP Support suggested just that but I believe it's not because of this Perhaps the memory controller is working that way that it drops down to MHz if both slots are used But why should that be With none of my previous notebooks or pc this happened always the memory speed as specified nbsp And Google says that A - has a single-channel memory contoller for DDR L- which would be even faster but instead it runs with nbsp I currently use Windows Pro -bit if this of matter nbsp Cheershttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/HP-355-G2-K7H44ES-Memory-speed-1600MHz-only-with-on-slot/td-p/5801100
Hi all I am having a strange problem with my PC I have a year old motherboard Leadtek Winfast K nCR D Pro and a new Athlon XP and new x GB corsair value memory - PC slot issue weird Resets sticks My PC is randomly resetting itself even sitting at the bios screen just as though the reset button had been pressed I disconnected all the drives and it still happens I have installed a new PSU and it still happens This is the bit that confuses me I PC Resets - weird memory slot issue have three dimm slots one black two blue for dual channel If I put either of the chips only in the black slot I get NO problems at all If I put either of the chips only in either of the blue slots it randomly resets this happens whether I have a single chip in one of the blue slots or both chips in both blue slots Obviously when there is only one chip in one blue slot the bios does not show dual channel enabled Is there any difference in the way a motherboard deals with the memory in the blue slots which could indicate a problem with the memory or is it likely the motherboard is dying Thanks for your help nbsp
Assuming the RAM is correct for your PC go into BIOS and set DRAM or RAM or whatever your RAM is listed under to Auto, reboot and see if that helps. ALso, make sure that you have the RAM in the correct slots for DDR (probably the two blue as you stated).
I just recently purchased a 1gb stick of Kingston ddr400 Ram for my pc.
Currently i have 2 x 512mb sticks in my 1st and 3rd slot of my MB. I currently use the Asus A7N8X-D Board. 3 Memory slots total. What would you suggest me to do for the order of my memory or does it even matter ?
Slot 1 : 512mb
Slot 2 : Empty
Slot 3 : 512mb
Eventually going to be 3gb Memory but Im not the best in these types of configurations.
Thanks ahead of time guys.
I purchased what was described as a 'Dell 3588D Motherboard Slot 1 Dimension
XPS-B' motherboard from eBay. It uses Rambus memory sticks, but has 3
memory slots to fill, while every motherboard of that type I have researched only
has 2 memory slots. In addition, most of the Series B desktops I looked into
seem to be limited to 512MB of memory.
Because my motherboard has 3 memory slots, would I be allowed to insert three 256MB memory sticks, giving me a total memory of 768MB? I'm told that you should
not exceed the required limit of memory. Would someone care to comment on my
Just try it, it'll either work or it won't work.
I just purchased a brand new Lenovo 110-151BR (Model 80TT) Computer from the Best Buy retailer yesterday (October 4 2016). Everything works fine so far except the computer Memory Card Slot (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC) does not recognize any of my personal SD/SDHC Cards. All the SD/SDHC cards are valid and working due to the fact that my two older computers recognize the same identical SD/SDHC cards with no problem that I am using on the Lenovo 110-151BR (Model 80TT) Computer. I currently have all the latest Windows 10 software drives installed. Is there a driver I can download off the internet or from the Lenovo support area before I return this brand new computer back to Best Buy?
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I FINNALLY figured it out; here is the fix:As of October 5 2016 - Problem Resolved. The Lenovo 110-151BR (Model 80TT) Computer is set-up and configured differently than most computers on the market by other manufactures. When you insert the Memory Card (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC) into the Lenovo 110-151BR (Model 80TT) Computer socket ? you must insert it ?upside-down? in order for the Lenovo 110-151BR (Model 80TT) Computer to properly read it. Most other computers by other manufactures ? you always insert the Memory Card (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC) right-side up with the Memory Card (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC) top text/main-side facing you. But Lenovo wanted to be a little different I guess. Well anyway ? everything is working fine (no additional drivers needed) ?. again just simply flip the Memory Card (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC) over/upside-down and insert. (END)
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I have a Toshiba A S running Windows Vista Home Basic the max memory upgrade is X GB which I purchased via no card 2nd memory recongnition Toshiba A135 slot, newegg com and installed When I turned it on black screen and no boot up Basically it will only reconize one GB of memory doesn t Toshiba A135 2nd card slot, no memory recongnition matter what slot as long as it is only one I tested both memory chips both work in the computer and in either card slot just not both chips in both card slots What Toshiba A135 2nd card slot, no memory recongnition the heck Even stumped the Geek Squad guy at Best Buy he seemed to think it the mother board issue It runs much better on the GB then it did with the MB cha Computer Toshiba A135 2nd card slot, no memory recongnition should be able to run both GB card in each slot and reconize about to of the memory if it would run both cards at the same time I did upgrade the BIOS from to as most of the blogs suggested-still won t recognize the nd GB card nbsp
cant find your lappy on toshiba site , same thing happened with me and was the bios update i needed so re check its the correct update
have you tried 1x2gb and 1x what you took out??
ok memory reader card is duo slot? need it help even pro in i laptop possible? stick SD i was bored and got some homebrew for my ds but i needed some files off my psp memory stick and couldnt be bothered to charge memory stick pro duo in laptop SD card reader slot? it is even possible? i need help it as its dead and i cant find the charger so i thauhgt quot ill try it in my laptop sd card slot reader quot and after a some moments later bang autorun pops up with the memory stick icon on it all the files are accessable aswell now my question is HOW DID THIS WORK i looked in the slot and the pins are much to big spaces to fit all the pins on the card everyone know theres a size difference between sd and memorystick how did it work i didnt think there were duel sd and memory stick readers all the usb ones if seen have seperate slots this is memory stick pro duo in laptop SD card reader slot? it is even possible? i need help bugging me as it shouldnt that and i have to get it in just the right place to get it to work it doesnt seem to fit snug in the slot any idea on how the hell this is working thanks nbsp memory stick pro duo in laptop SD card reader slot? it is even possible? i need help
(NEWBIE/FIRST POST)I just purchased a brand new Lenovo 110-151BR (Model 80TT) Computer from the Best Buy retailer yesterday (October 4 2016). Everything works fine so far except the computer Memory Card Slot (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC) does not recognize any of my personal SD/SDHC Cards. All the SD/SDHC cards are valid and working due to the fact that my two older computers recognize the same identical SD/SDHC cards with no problem that I am using on the Lenovo 110-151BR (Model 80TT) Computer. I currently have all the latest Windows 10 software drives installed. Is there a driver I can download off the internet or from the Lenovo support area before I return this brand new computer back to Best Buy?
I FINNALLY figured it out; here is the fix:As of October 5 2016 - Problem Resolved. The Lenovo 110-151BR (Model 80TT) Computer is set-up and configured differently than most computers on the market by other manufactures. When you insert the Memory Card (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC) into the Lenovo 110-151BR (Model 80TT) Computer socket ? you must insert it ?upside-down? in order for the Lenovo 110-151BR (Model 80TT) Computer to properly read it. Most other computers by other manufactures ? you always insert the Memory Card (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC) right-side up with the Memory Card (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC) top text/main-side facing you. But Lenovo wanted to be a little different I guess. Well anyway ? everything is working fine (no additional drivers needed) ?. again just simply flip the Memory Card (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC) over/upside-down and insert. (END)https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-IdeaPad-100-305-500-Edge/Memory-Card-Slot-Not-Functioning-Brand-New-Computer/td-p/3447370
is the system memory slot basically provided for au003tx is samsung 's 2133 mhz or not? i actually brought this laptop one month ago and am shocked to see the specification tht the memory slot belongs to samsung i can't get to know about that i tried very hardly till now please answer me so that i can do something if i'd been cheatedplease do reply
@sree_parimi? The slot may have a Samsung memory stick in it but you could install any name brand in it. DDR4-2133 Dual Channel Support (DDR4-2400 bridge to DDR4?2133) Your manual here. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05228250 REOhttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/is-the-system-memory-slot-basically-provided-for-au003tx-is/td-p/5743677
THE ISSUE Hardware issue A broken memory stick slot on the HP Pavilion n DETAILED EXPLANATION I don t know how this happened anyway but the catch on the second slot tray is broken causing one side of the installed memory stick to hang loose and not snap in or fit securely resulting in Windows not registering or recognizing that there is in fact a RAM memory stick actually in the second slot CONSEQUENCE I now have only one good RAM memory slot ACTIONS TAKEN SO FAR Purchased and installed nd RAM memory stick in the problem slot PRODUCT SPECS Memory Type DDR PC slot Pavilion broken A stick the on 753n HP memory DDR PC DDR non-ECC RESULTS Problem still exists Crucial s online scanner and the System Specs under My Computer still reads like below Memory DDR PC DDR PC Memory Type DDR PC DDR PC DDR non-ECC Maximum Memory GB Currently Installed Memory MB Total Memory Slots Available Memory Slots MB EMPTY SUGGESTED ACIONS FROM TECH SITES A Replace the mother board OR B Replace the MB stick that s in the good slot with A broken memory stick slot on the HP Pavilion 753n a GB stick THE PROBLEM A broken memory stick slot on the HP Pavilion 753n WITH B According to Crucial s com s Expert Online Tech where I bought the extra RAM this pc HP Pavilion n is too old and cannot handle a GB stick because it s basically an obsolete pc the OS operating system will be severely affected causing crashes and other instabiity if you put a GB stick of RAM in a slot therefore it is not recommended to put a GB stick in a slot MY QUESTIONS Is he right I ve received both yes and no responses so far but no definitive answer What other solutions are there What s involved in remanufacturing or replacing the board Should I contact HP to get a price quote to fix the issue THANK YOU All suggestions reviewed nbsp
I was wondering as I've got spare slot Mini PCI-Express free on my laptop if such Intel Card ITM could fit inside This technology is quite not expensive actually The mini PCI-E Memory slot on Intel? PCI-Express Mini Turbo Card is very ease to access under Intel? Turbo Memory Card on Mini PCI-Express slot my keyboard and it just have to be inserted and at system reboot Intel? Turbo Memory Card on Mini PCI-Express slot Windows will recognize straight that card and the proper Intel Turbo drivers It does act like quot Windows ReadyBoost quot amp quot Windows ReadyDrive quot under and Vista so the system will load faster boost the disk cache load faster Apps amp perform battery improvement Work on quot Mobile Intel Express Chipset familly quot amp quot Mobile Intel Express Chip Familly quot - gb RD RB no software pinning - gb RD RB no software pinning - gb RD no RB software pinning Any experience in return or it is just like inserting a SD Card in the Card Reader to Ready Boost See also this Post http www sevenforums com general-d robson-pe html EDIT Looks some of you threads seems telling not bothering about gimmick stuff for geek guy That's just annoy me having spare mini Pci-e slot as i won't install an expensive G card I don't need it either
Quote: Originally Posted by NoN
I was wondering as I've got 2 spare slot Mini PCI-Express free on my laptop, if such Intel Card (ITM) could fit inside...This technology is quite not expensive actually.
The mini PCI-E is very ease to access under my keyboard and it just have to be inserted, and at system reboot, Windows7 will recognize straight that card and the proper Intel Turbo drivers.
It does act like "Windows ReadyBoost" & "Windows ReadyDrive" under 7 and Vista...so the system will load faster....boost the disk cache, load faster Apps & perform battery improvement.
Work on "Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset familly" & "Mobile Intel 4 Express Chip Familly".
-1 gb (RD, RB, no software pinning),
-2gb (RD, RB, no software pinning),
-4gb (RD, no RB, software pinning).
Any experience in return? or it is just like inserting a SD Card in the Card Reader to Ready Boost?
See also this Post:
Looks some of you (threads) seems telling not bothering about...gimmick stuff for geek guy!?!
That's just annoy me having spare mini Pci-e slot, as i won't install an expensive 3G card (I don't need it either!)
With 4 gigs of ram any sort of boost program isnt going to help much since it wont often be used.
I put a stick in...(256) and macine only counts it as 128...what gives. I was told PC133...would work in PC100 boards. Was I lied to?
Hello I have this odd problem in my Dell Latitude D core duo where one of work D520 memory slot Dell doesn't Latitude the memory slots isn t working anymore Just yesterday the Laptop would not startup but lights on the front panel came on Dell Latitude D520 memory slot doesn't work so I suspected a memory issue The D has a slot underneath the keyboard for memory as well as underneath the laptop When ever I put memory in the slot under the keyboard it won t startup I tried various memory known to work I even took the memory from underneath the laptop and placed it under the keyboard because it worked underneath But once I placed the memory in the slots under the keyboard it would not startup I would just get three green lights next to the power key Dell Latitude D520 memory slot doesn't work One stayed the other blinked they all eventually stopped entirely Once I removed the memory it would start up I Dell Latitude D520 memory slot doesn't work tried cleaning the memory slot with an air can I ve never encountered this before For now I just run with gig memory stick underneath the laptop It works fine I am assuming a motherboard issue Any suggestion greatly appreciated nbsp
Sure sounds like the socket is bad, or the memory controller. You may have to live with a single DIMM in the bottom slot.
I recently upgraded my processor amp motherboard from AMD Phenom II X Asus M N T-M Now it s AMD FX- amp Asus M A L-M LX I ran two modules of RAM GB GB on that previous motherboard These are my modules Corsair CMZ GX M A C Vengeance GB Single Module DDR Memory Kingston Value RAM GB don t know the exact model but it was a Mhz always 2nd DIMM Solved: on Memory slot on is hardware new reserved motherboard module Both modules have the same latency I just had to downclock the corsair module to Mhz amp then they both ran in dual channel mode Now on this new motherboard when I check sys info in BIOS it shows just GB RAM or GB basically it Solved: Memory on 2nd DIMM slot is always hardware reserved on new motherboard just detects what s in the first slot When Solved: Memory on 2nd DIMM slot is always hardware reserved on new motherboard I boot into Windows it says that GB or GB the other slot is always hardware reserved Also task manager shows wrong RAM speed Instead of Mhz it shows Mhz And when I really run it at Mhz or even below Mhz it s always wrong in task manager There s another interesting thing happening when I try to change the memory speed in BIOS When I change it amp as soon as I hit enter after F system just powers down for a few seconds amp boots right up This is just my second motherboard amp idk if it s normal but it sure doesn t feel right I m posting this after going through a lot of posts on similar topics amp the solutions are not working for me I even checked for bent pins on my CPU but it looks good As it looks either the RAM modules are incompatible on this motherboard but then why is the speed in task manager always wrong or something is wrong with the motherboard This is what I think but I need your help to make it work I m mentally exhausted now nbsp
please can anyone help, i keep getting this message
probably this http://www.pcthreat.com/parasitebyid-12832en.html
so click report and ask to move to spyware forum
but COULD be something else if you installed it or recognise it then as i say click report
I'm Jermaine and I've been experiencing some issues with my dell inspiron 1e1505 laptop for a few months now. The issue is that a error stating that RAM memory usage5 is critically high. Ram memory failure. Windows xp is the software being used. what do I do?
Hello. I have an Inspiron 9300 laptop that started messing up recently. When I boot up, the bottom 3/4 or so of the screen are just a series of vertical lines. The top 1/4 is perfectly fine. Everything works normally, it's just that I can't see anything below the top 1/4 of the LCD. When I hook the laptop up to another display ( I hooked it up to a TV) everything works fine, so I'm assuming it's not a video card issue. I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced this issue. I'll probably end up taking it apart and seeing if there's a loose connection between the vid card and the lcd screen. But any tips are appreciated. Thanks.
please, post the photo of this LCD mess.
Lack of adequate start-up documentation for the mouse and keyboard. Dell KM636 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Quick Start Guide instructions and diagrams failed to show on/off switch requiring activation. I spent hours and forced to drive more than 100 miles for hands-on technical support because my computer was not responding to my installation of wireless keyboard. Discovered that the keyboard has an on/off switch on the upper rear edge of the keyboard, hidden from consumer view. In forty years of computing, I have never seen a keyboard requiring an activation switch. Nothing was mentioned in the Keyboard and Mouse Quick Start Guide. Three technicians needed to be contacted, many hours wasted, before one of them found the tiny, unmarked on/off switch to properly install the keyboard. Dell needs to revise the Quick Start Guide.http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19987958
I want to buy an SSD drive for this laptop, but do not know what the protocol supports slot M2 and therefore can not determine the SSD model.
I want to buy an SSD drive in this laptop
The 7778 (Skylake version) is SATA - not PCIe.http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19992250
I've got a customer with what sounds like a memory issue. I want to run Memtest86+ on it, but there is an issue. On bootup, I get "keyboard failure" and I can't enter the BIOS to change the boot device priority so that I can load Memtest86+ from a flash drive or cd. The keyboard works fine once I'm into Windows, but I can't use it before Windows loads.
Unplugged all other usb devices, including card reader internally.
Checked device manager, looks clean.
Thanks for any help.
Is it a GUI BIOS? Can you unplug the keyboard and use a mouse? Is the keyboard USB or PS/2?
My computer had been working fine, however recently the 2 usb ports just stopped working. Having checked everything I've thought of, I've found they still are seen by the computer as working fine. The devices I hook to it show they are connecting, but nothing is working. I've tried my external hardrive, memory stick, cameras, a printer and a dvd burner. The computer just doesn't read them at all as connected. I've tried them on my other two desktops in the house and eveything works fine. Anyone have any advice that could help me?
Hi guys nbsp I m a bit stuck Failure 15 Dell 3531 Inspiron HDD with what to do here I ve had the laptop above for a while I upgraded to Win recently and it slowed right down to a crawl Dell Inspiron 15 3531 HDD Failure then just wouldn t boot at all I ve tried every recovery guide I can think of it just won t boot even into the recovery Dell Inspiron 15 3531 HDD Failure The furthest i ve managed to get is oops there s been a problemw ith your PC or something but usually it just hangs on Preparing for automatic recovery I ran a diagnostics check through tapping F on boot and it says Error code - Smart recovery failure - After running a google search apparently this is a completely fried HDD nbsp I m happy enough to replace but I m just a bit uncertain what to do I m pretty sure I m out of Dell warranty I have no proof of purchase lost in house move and no recovery stuff also lost in house move nbsp I tried using an old version of Window I Dell Inspiron 15 3531 HDD Failure had from an OEM machine from a while back but this gives me a bluescreen error something about my machine not being ACHP compliant or soemthing nbsp I m just a bit worried that I m going to shell out to buy a new hard drive and it s still not going to work would I just be able to install my OEM win on it or would I need to buy some sort of OS recovery disk from Dell I ve heard the registry key is hard coded into my machine I m not exaclty made of money right now and can t afford to buy much else nbsp Thanks in advance
If you had Windows 10 installed and activated, you can download a media set (it must be for the exact version you had - probably just Windows 10, not Pro) and install. Once Windows has been activated on a system, subsequent installs shouldn't require activation.