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The Dell Computer Survival Guide

So why a Dell Computer Survival Guide? It’s simple, Dell makes great computers, but it’s not always easy for normal folks to find solutions or fix their computer when it no longer works. In the distant past, manufacturers once supplied a real …

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Perform A Dell System Recovery Using Dell Datasafe Restore

There are several Dell system recovery options and the most common is using Dell DataSafe Restore. Newer Dell computers, such as the Dell Inspiron 580, will have the DataSafe Local Backup Option in addition to the the tradition method of …

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Dell Laptop Screen Diagnostics

Dell laptop screen diagnostics may be necessary if your laptop is not displaying video properly. If this is the case, you will need to run what is called the Built-in Self Test (BIST) to determine if there is a problem …

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Order Dell Recovery Disks

It’s possible to order Dell recovery disks if you do not have them. We get questions all the time regarding reinstalling the Operating System on a Dell computer. Usually a user will have lost their recovery disks, or worse, never …

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Dell Power Button Lights

Use the Dell power button lights to help diagnose problems with your Dell computer, such as a failing hard drive or a bad motherboard. Most newer models of Dell computers now have a diagnostic LED surrounding the power button on …

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How To Perform A Dell System Restore

If you own a Dell computer system, you can perform a Dell system restore to factory condition in a few quick and easy steps.  This article will discuss some of the methods Dell uses in making sure its clients are …

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Dell Computer Error Codes

Dell computer error codes are a fast way to diagnose problems with your PC. Most computers come with the ability to produce a BIOS beep code when there is a serious hardware problem that prevents Windows from loading normally. Many …

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Dell I/O Front Panel Test

If you are experiencing problems with your Dell computer, you need to first troubleshoot the front I / O panel to confirm the it is good before proceeding to more complex and expensive repairs, such as the power supply or …

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How To Find And Install Dell BIOS Updates

It is recommended that you get Dell BIOS updates for your laptop when they become available. Flashing the BIOS was once considered a dangerous task that would be performed by a service technician or the very brave computer enthusiast primarily …

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How to Run Dell PSA Diagnostics

If you own a Dell Laptop, you will likely have the ability to run advanced diagnostics to give you an indication of why your laptop isn’t booting. These are called the PSA Diagnostics (Pre-boot System Assessment) and they are accessed …

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Download Dell Computer Manuals

Dell has a great online resource to download Dell computer manuals. This is an invaluable tool for computer technicians in the field that need case schematics or other information  specific to Dell computers and other Dell electronic devices. The site …

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Remove and Reset Dell BIOS Password

You can reset a Dell BIOS password, and is easy in most models. A BIOS password is a password that can be set within the BIOS to prevent a computer from booting to the hard drive. This is different from a …

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Use Dell Diagnostic Lights To Troubleshoot Your PC

Your PC might have Dell diagnostic lights labeled A B C D on the rear that can help you diagnose problems with your Dell machine. Not all models will have these, but if your computer does, you can reference these …

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How To Perform A Dell PC Restore

A Dell PC Restore allows you to revert your computer back to original factory settings. This is sometimes also called a System Recovery and can be done either by a set of Recovery CDs or a second partition on the …

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