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re: a problem with the Dell inspiron 1100

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by reble, Nov 6, 2013.

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  1. reble

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    This Dell Inspiron 1100 (os xp pro, a 1gig cpu around 1gig of main memory and a 250gb hard drive) is working but it offen will reboot it self, prog's lockup and shut down and both Firefox and Internet Explorer will crash and shut down. I need to fig out why it crashes and reboots it self. I have a spare 1100 laptop that I can take spare parts off of. The motherboard in the 2nd laptop is dead. I know it is an old laptop but this is what I have to work with in a portable setup to take with me until I can afford to replace it with a newer laptop.

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  2. SUEOHIO

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    It seems like you have enough ram and a decent sized hard drive. it could be any number of things causing it but i dont think the motherboard is the problem.you might want to have it looked at to see what the exact problem is and then go from there tho.
     
  3. dai

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    see what dell diagnostics throw up

    check the temperatures and the air vents are clean
     
  4. reble

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    I checked and cleaned the air vents and the cpu fan. If I remember right the cpu fan is supposed to be on all the time, right? I am not sure if it is staying on all the time. Dell support won't give me the time of day because the laptop is to old. What do you mean by "dell diagnostics"?

    To SUEOHIO, you said "you might want to have it looked at to see what the exact problem is and then go from there." If I could afford to put the laptop into a repair shop. I would rather spend the money on a newer or a brand new laptop.


     
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    Having it diagnosed by a reputable repair place shouldnt cost that much.They will tell you exactly what is wrong and then you have to decide if you want to fix it or get a newer one when you are able.
     
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