Background and Information
The Dell Inspiron 1526 came in many colors with swap-able face plates but the inside will always be a silver color. The 1526 can be distinguished from the other laptops in the 1500 series by the utilization of an AMD processor. This can be found by looking at the sticker on the inside of the laptop next to the mouse pad, if it is an Intel sticker it is not a 1526 but a 1525. The model can be further confirmed by looking at the model sticker on the underside of the laptop.
The Inspiron 1526 features AMD processors, Windows Vista, up to 4GB shared Dual Channel 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM, ATI Radeon Xpress 1270 graphics (integrated), 15.4" Wide Screen display and up to 250GB3 configured with a single 5400 RPM SATA hard drive.
To troubleshoot problems with your 1526 Laptop, follow this troubleshooting guide here: Dell Inspiron 1526 Troubleshooting