Dell Latitude Thinks It’s an Inspiron…
…or vice versa? This is because they can share the same motherboards but with different BIOS. We sent off a Dell Latitude C840 for repair recently as it was freezing intermittently but all tests passed fine. When it returned the POST identified it as a Dell Inspiron 8200. In order to rectify this problem just get the correct BIOS and flash it from a DOS boot disk with the following switches added to the flashing executable:
So for the Latitude C840 and the latest BIOS A13 the command is:
c840_a13.exe /forceit /forcetype
Reboot and everything should be back to normal.