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Old 11-04-2013, 19:53
daclick
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My inspiron m510r has died.... I had 7 bleeps on boot which apparently means my processor has failed.

What is it worth doing, buying a new laptop on finance around 500 no interest or getting my laptop repaired, has my hard drive been wiped?

How much would a processor cost?
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Old 11-04-2013, 20:04
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The data on your disk will be fine so you can take the drive out and slap it in a usb caddy

Depending on how old the machine is you could try and argue the toss with dell and see if you could get a repair on the house

and its not just a replacement as its a bad design from what i hear so popping a new chip in wont solve the problem
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Old 11-04-2013, 21:17
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Thanks for that maxatoria, laptop was ex display. Someone has suggested that as it did have a small bit of wine spilt months ago I should claim on the house insurance and buy a newer laptop. What is this USB caddy you speak of?
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Old 11-04-2013, 21:31
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What is this USB caddy you speak of?
One of these, of course you need a computer that works to retrieve the data.
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Old 11-04-2013, 21:31
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a usb caddy is where you take the drive out of the machine and slap it in a something suitable to hold the drive so you can access anything thats on the drive via another machine so you wont lose anything so long as you pick the correct caddy for your drive but a make/model will tell us what you need to order

as for claiming insurance many months after the event its between you and the insurance company
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Old 11-04-2013, 22:57
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How do I know what will fit the inspiron m1050r hard drive though :/
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Old 11-04-2013, 23:39
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Google the HDD model number.

You'll find it on a label when you open the drive bay.

Or use a utility such as Speccy to see what components are in the machine.
http://www.piriform.com/speccy/download

But newer laptop will almost certainly be a 2.5" SATA drive. So you need a caddy that will take those.
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Old 12-04-2013, 13:28
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I tried to look up parts at Dell but doesn't seem to list your model.
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Old 12-04-2013, 17:29
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All dells should have a service tag code on the bottom which you can type in on dells site to tell you the specs of the machine, but it will be a 2.5 inch as it is a laptop and most likely a sata drive.

The 7 beeps i think is a motherboard fault, masquerading as a CPU fault, CPU's very very very rarely fail in normal circumstances.
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Old 12-04-2013, 22:18
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All sorted cheers guys, got myself a caddy from maplin for 15, will check the hard drive on Monday at work
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