Your Chromebook will not connect to Wi-Fi if Wi-Fi is disabled. This will lead to communication issues between the router and your computer. After restarting Chromebook, enter settings and reestablish Wi-Fi again. Doing so will allow your Chromebook to connect to the Internet.
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In general, if your docking station has previously worked to charge your laptop, reset your docking station by unplugging it from the wall outlet and plug it back in. Then restart your laptop. After that, ensure all cables are plugged in all the way. If it has never worked, refer to the steps below.
Overall, you should run the Windows troubleshooter on your WiFi connection, and on your WiFi adapter. After that, reset the network in Windows (multiple methods). If it’s still happening, ensure you have installed the latest Windows update, and the latest driver for your WiFi adapter.
If your Dell Laptop is stuck, complete a soft restart, turn the device off and unplug any external devices connected, then turn it back on, perform a forced restart by long-pressing the power button, and attempt a hard reset if no other solution will resolve the issue.
If your Dell laptop is not detecting or recognizing the internal speakers, first check that your default speakers are correctly selected. If they are, then uninstall your audio driver and reboot your laptop. Windows will automatically reinstall a native audio driver to replace the missing one.
A Dell laptop fan that runs when plugged into the charger is possibly a Windows power management issue. The additional heat generated when charging the battery causes the fan to turn on in response to higher internal temperatures. To resolve the problem, change the power plan settings.
Should you hear loud fan noises when your Dell laptop is docked, it is an indication that the dock is hot. If a vent is blocked or the ambient temperature is high, the fans will activate to keep the components cool and prevent damage to your equipment.
If a USB flash drive is not working on your Dell laptop USB port, then try a different port. A dialog box may pop up, in which case you can select the flash drive from there. If it doesn’t appear, then uninstall the USB devices and reboot the laptop. Check that debris isn’t blocking the USB port.
When a Dell laptop power button light is on but there’s no display, it usually indicates that there’s a problem with the keyboard or the RAM. To resolve the problem with the RAM. Open the back cover and locate the RAM slots. Remove the RAM and swap it round into the alternate slot.
If you are having problems booting Linux or Ubuntu from your USB in a Dell laptop, you will most likely have to disable the “Secure Boot” option. You will need to turn your unit off and then back on to do that. Press F2 when you see the Dell logo to get to the device’s UEFI BIOS setup.
If your Dell laptop keeps shutting down, toggle the hibernation setting by using the powercfg command, remove the battery from the device for 30 seconds and clean the battery cavity, update the drivers, and try completely a force restart by holding down the power button.
If your Dell laptop headphones are not working, disable the ‘Front Panel Jack Detection,’ disable and immediately enable the headphones from within the Device Manager, enable Bluetooth on the laptop and make Bluetooth headphones discoverable, and update drivers.
If your Dell laptop hard drive is not being recognized, it could be that the BIOS needs to be reordered, that another boot system needs to be selected for installation, a diagnostic test can be run to find the root of the issue, or remove the hard drive and reconnect the cable properly.
If your Dell Laptop hard drive isn’t working and the hard drive password needs to be reset, contact Dell customer support for the release code, run the task manager to see what service is accessing the hard drive, and check for a motherboard BIOS firmware update from Dell.
To reset a Dell laptop battery, you will need to reset the battery by removing the battery, as well as all the cords, and then restart the computer. This will not only reset the battery, but it will also fix the issue the laptop is having detecting said battery.
If your Dell laptop camera isn’t clear, be sure the lens is clean and if it is clean but still not displaying a clear picture, try updating the camera’s software driver. Go to Device Manager > ‘Imaging Devices’ > select ‘Properties’ > ‘Driver’ > ‘Update Driver,’ then see if the image is clear.
Press on the center of the left button, as the angle of the last click, may have locked the button in place. Alternatively, the button may have worn out, in which case you must buy a new mouse. Compressed air will usually dislodge any dirt or particles stuck under the buttons.
If your Dell laptop screen is scrambled, run the LCD Bist test to determine if there is a video distortion issue. If the test determines there is a hardware failure with the LCD screen, then you will need to contact Dell directly for assistance in fixing the problem.
If the devices connected to your Dell docking station are not working, try updating the DisplayLink USB Graphics Software for Windows for issues with the headphone jack, update the drivers for a mouse that is not working, and set the docking station as the default playback device in Windows.
If your Dell laptop docking station isn’t working, update the MAC address with the value of your ethernet MAC address when using an ethernet cable, confirm that the Windows Device Manager is recognizing the dock, and try completing an auto-reset of the docking station.
If your Dell laptop camera does not turn on, update the camera’s software driver if the camera is freezing or if the camera is not detected, ensure the camera is enabled within BIOS, and check that various privacy settings have been adjusted correctly.
If your Dell laptop screen is not full size, adjust the graphics card setting to full screen. After installing the correction Vendor Site driver (AMD or ATI), open the Desktop and go to ‘Catalyst Control Center’ > ‘My Digital Flat Panels’ > ‘Scaling Options’. Adjust the image size to fill the screen.
If your Dell laptop screen doesn’t turn after sleep, this means there is faulty communication between the battery and the screen. Remove the battery and drain any remaining power from the laptop by pressing and holding the power button. Reconnect the battery and restart the computer.
If your Dell laptop screen is not bright enough, use the Fn key and up arrow to increase the brightness. If the issue continues, you may need to replace the LCD Inverter. Low voltage to the LCD Inverter will produce a screen that is too dark, even at full brightness.
When your Dell laptop will not start, try shutting it down and removing all cables. Unplug the power cord and remove the battery. Hold in the power button for 30 seconds to drain any residual power. Reconnect all cords and put the battery back in. Restart the computer and it should start up without any problem.
If the HDMI port on your Dell laptop is not working, it is often due to hardware failure. Visually inspect the HDMI cable and if it is older, you may need to update it. Inspect the HDMI port on the laptop for any damage as well. If the HDMI cable is loose and easily pulls out of the port, try another HDMI cable.
When your Dell laptop Bluetooth is not working, go into the settings menu and choose Bluetooth and other devices. Turn off Bluetooth fully, wait 30 seconds and turn it back on. You may also need to remove Bluetooth devices from the list of known devices and add them again.
There are two distinct ways that a Dell Laptop can restart itself and each requires different steps to fix it. The first is called a ‘boot loop’ error, where it will continue to restart before it gets to the login screen. The other is where it occurs mostly once you’re already logged into Windows.
If your Dell laptop sound or audio is not working, restart the device to see if any minor causes to the problem are resolved, complete a sound test to confirm that the audio is working, and be sure that all audio ports are free of any debris build-up that might prevent audio from working.
In general, run Diagnostics by entering the BIOS after restarting your Dell Laptop. To do that press F12 repeatedly when the Dell Logo appears. One of the options is ‘Diagnostics’ , select that by using the up and down arrows on the keyboard and pressing the ‘enter’ key.