These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
Background and Identification
Dell Inspiron laptops were introduced in 1999 with the Inspiron 7500. This line of computers is marketed towards the general public. In the earlier models, this was unique because many of Dell’s computers were business-oriented, and only really available through Dell directly, not any third-party stores. This laptop has a 15.6 inch display (measured diagonally), and is meant to have the capabilities to act as a desktop replacement. In PCWorld’s review of this computer, they concluded that it had “plenty of RAM and hard drive space… a good option for anyone who wants a notebook that can also be used as a desktop replacement computer. However, its build quality could be better, as we noticed some annoying creaking in its base, and its screen suffered from shimmering when viewed from certain angles.”
To find the exact model of Dell computer that you have, locate the service tag or express service code. These can usually be found on a sticker on the bottom of the laptop. Once you find these identifying numbers, you can put one of them into Dell’s support website to get more information as well as troubleshooting and support directly from the manufacturer.
- Height: 31.8 mm to 34 mm (1.25 inches to 1.34 inches)
- Width: 376 mm (14.8 inches)
- Depth: 262 mm (10.31 inches)
- Weight (with 6-cell battery): configurable to less than 2.7 kg (5.95 lb)
- Chipset: Mobile Intel 5 series express HM57
- Processor: Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7, Intel Pentium
- Memory Module Capacities: 1 GB, 2 GB, and 4 GB
- Memory Configurations: 2 GB, 3 GB, 4 GB, 5 GB, 6 GB, and 8 GB
- Display: 15.6” HD WLED backlight, TrueLife
- Maximum Resolution: 1366 x 768
- Battery: 9-cell or 6-cell “smart” lithium ion