These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
For common troubleshooting problems, please refer to Dell Inspiron 3520 Troubleshooting Guide.
Identification & Background ¶
Released in October of 2012, the 3520 model notebook is a part of the Inspiron product line and the 15 series from Dell, Inc. The Inspiron 15 3520 is both affordable and capable of meeting a variety of needs.
The 3520 model features a 500 Gigabyte (GB) hard drive which provides plenty of space for many different uses. The notebook also comes with 4 GB of Random Access Memory (RAM) which means that the computer is very capable of completing the various tasks the user requires it to do quickly and without delay. With 4 GB of RAM, the computer is capable of meeting a variety of user needs. The notebook also contains a 2nd generation Dual Core Intel i3 Processor which allows the computer to sort through large amounts of data quickly. The notebook is powered by a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 2200 milliamp-henrys (mAh). The Inspiron 15 3520’s software includes the 64 - bit Windows 7 Home Premium operating system (OS). This is a very popular operating system used on Dell computers that once again suits a variety of needs. It is a notable upgrade from the previous Windows Vista OS which had a few flaws. No recalls have been initiated on the 3520 model.
The data input devices include a basic keyboard, a touchpad, and a 15.6 inch Active Matrix LCD screen. It contains an HDMI port, 3 USB ports, a VGA port and both audio line in and line out ports. The notebook comes in a sleek black color with dimensions of 1.4 inches in height, 14.8 inches in width, and a depth of 10.2 inches, weighing 5.2 lbs.
Although the 3520 model is very similar to competing models, it lacks a 3.0 USB port which means it has no possibility for upgrades to the storage space.