pokey302
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Serial Number Cross Reference

Hello all,

New member here.  Im trying to find out some info on my sister's Dell Desktop.  We are basically trying to upgrade the video card on it but i cant find any info on the coputer itself to see what will work with her machine.

I have a product key, full serial number, partial model number of "DHM", and a manufacture date of 8-8-02.

Is there a way to reference the serial number and get the full model number of her machine?

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speedstep
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Re: Serial Number Cross Reference

Based on the Date that Model DHM could be a Dell™ Dimension™ 8250 Series per the link below

Model DHM. March 2003 Rev. A02

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8250/

I have also seen that refer to
DELL (Model: GX240) DELL (Model: GX260) DELL (Model: GX270) DELL (Model: GX280)

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Models: DHS, DHP, and DHM
September 2002 4G172 Rev. A04

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx260/en/ug/index.htm
Models: DHS, DHP, and DHM
December 2002    2N427    Rev. A03

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Models: DHP, DHS, and DHM
May 2004    8Y945    Rev. A02


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Models: DHP, DHS, DCNE, DHM, and DCSM
September 2005 Y2952 Rev. A05

The Service Tag IS the Serial number and will Identify the actual model at the

http://support.dell.com/

Site.

 


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pokey302
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Re: Serial Number Cross Reference

Thank you so much!  That should be enough for me to continue.

  I did try the serial as the service tag but got an errror:

"There was a problem with your submission:
Your service tag was not recognized. Please check your service tag and try again."


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speedstep
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Re: Serial Number Cross Reference

Open the Cover and look at the motherboard.

Find a Dell part number and I can identify the model from that.

Sometimes what looks like Capitol OH aka O is actually a ZERO 0

 

 


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speedstep
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Re: Serial Number Cross Reference

If it still boots the bios F2 should also say what model it is.

 


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pokey302
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Re: Serial Number Cross Reference

Thank you so much.  Yea, it still boots and is working fine.  She just wants me to upgrade her video card so she can play Sims3.

Sounds like ill have to go to her house and crack it open.  Ill also try the F2 thing as well.

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canty02
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Re: Serial Number Cross Reference

hi my window media player wont play continue showing a error COOD11BA ( sound device installed on my computer.

How you  help me. please:emotion-6:

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speedstep
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Re: Serial Number Cross Reference

This is not a Dell issue.  You did not say what Dell Model or What Os version.

Windows Media Player error C00D11BA

Windows Media Player can't play the file because there is a problem with your sound device, such as a sound card or sound controller.

Things to try:

   Quit other programs that might be using your sound device, and then try to play the file again.

   Install an updated driver. To see if an updated driver is available, use Windows Update, go to the sound device manufacturer's website.

   If you have multiple sound devices installed on your computer, try using a different one. The selected sound device might not support Secure Audio Path (SAP).

   To use a different sound device

   Make sure your sound device is working properly. To troubleshoot device problems, see Windows Help and Support or refer to your sound device's documentation.

   Make sure you have a sound device installed on your computer. If not, install a sound device (such as a sound card), and then try to play the file again. If you can't install a sound device in your computer, you might be able to resolve the problem by attaching USB-based headphones or USB-based speakers to your computer instead.


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