Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Member mzee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004

    Question Problems with Dell Inspiron i7 5000 series

    I have a few problems with the above laptop running Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.3 & Windows 10 Pro 2040.

    1] The earphone socket is damaged, so I am using a 'creative' USB sound card. Works well on all the USB-A sockets, but no signal on the USB-C socket. USB-C works for everything else, but no sound. No sound when using a USB-C adapter with phones plugged into it.

    2] Screen has to be set at maximum brightness, Poms still have sun tans! Can improve the colour, but no brighter.

  2. #2
    Computer Technician wainuitech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007

    Default Re: Problems with Dell Inspiron i7 5000 series

    1. May be the adaptor

    From another site:
    Do USB Type C earphones work on any phone with a Type C port?

    Nope. And there's the problem. There are two different ways to deliver a USB Type-C headphone or earbud. The digital way, the way that's compatible with any USB Type-C port is to include a USB 2.0 Audio chip in the cable or headset.

    Edited: Something worth Reading

    2. Dual Booting ? And are the graphics the same on both OS's?

    Unless its a hardware problem, its a bit harder, Both OS's use different drivers, totally different systems. What works on one more than likely wont work on the Other.

    Could be like one of my workshop Computers, runs W10 Perfectly fine, same PC install mint 20 and everything turns to crap, earlier versions like 18.3 are fine.
    Last edited by wainuitech; 27-10-2020 at 06:37 PM.

  3. #3
    Member mzee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004

    Default Re: Problems with Dell Inspiron i7 5000 series

    So far as the sound goes, I will remove the back & fix the plug, probably a bad connection, or an insect or something. It works sometimes, is at the moment.
    I think Mint 18.3 is the best, Mint 20 is a work in progress, lots of software compatibility issues. Also some software that used to be free will not run on it.

  4. #4
    Member ClarissaBull's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2020
    Los Angeles

    Default Re: Problems with Dell Inspiron i7 5000 series

    Hi, problems should be from your dual system that uses different versions and types of drivers!

Similar Threads

  1. Radeon HD 5000 series
    By ChazTheGeek in forum PC World Chat
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 10-08-2013, 11:23 AM
  2. Dell Inspiron 580 - Should I buy?
    By natos17 in forum PressF1
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 03-02-2010, 05:13 PM
  3. Dell Inspiron 4100
    By Adamnz in forum PressF1
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 17-11-2007, 03:50 PM
  4. Dell Inspiron 640m
    By somebody in forum PC World Chat
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 30-12-2006, 10:24 AM
  5. Dell Inspiron 8100
    By b1naryb0y in forum PressF1
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 23-03-2003, 09:47 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts