I recently came across something regarding the right USB port of my M1530 (the port right below the Slot-Loading Optical Drive and next to S-Video).
The two ports on the left were full (one 160GB External HD and a Logitech V450 Mouse Receiver). When I plugged my other 80GB external hard disk to the right USB port, a pop-up box said that I should plug it into a "high-powered USB port" to maximize its performance or something.
Sure enough, when I was transferring big folders of music files, the transfer rate was very slow. So I plugged the external hard disk to one of the ports on the left, and the speed was back to normal
Windows 7 32-bit upgrade CD (not SP1), from XP. no anti-virus yet. Windows Updates current to SP1.I have always had my DELL mouse plugged in to rear port, but for unknown reasons it is now dead to all USB devices?
Mouse is now recognized by side USB port, but I like to keep them free for bulky flash drives..I tried uninstalling all ports/refresh from Device Manager, but rear port is still dead to all USB devices.I then tried a repair install from desktop, but still dead (1st time HD light flashed for 1sec, then nothing from then on).
I'm trying to put my mic or even my guitar (yes i have a mixer) through the line in/headphone jack, but the internal mic is the only one being recognised. What the heck? And in the mic options there is only System setting and built-in (both have the same result)
I've always been a Mac fan and am quite impressed with today's update. I recently purchased 2 new 13" Macbook's a few months ago for my mother and myself. The only complaint we both have is the horrible 2.3-3 hour battery life, instead of selling our lovely investments do you think we can pay to have the new built-in battery placed into the system or should we sell and repurchase? I understand the new systems have quite a few new hardware updates but that's all irrelevant, we just want that new sleek battery life!
We also want the new iPhone 3GS. Grr Apple, you always know how to do it right.
I have my mouse hooked up to a USB port on my MBP, the other USB port is connected to a USB hub with a printer and a keyboard. Whenever I put my MBP in sleep, whenever I come out of sleep my mouse needs to be reconnected, but my keyboard and printer work fine. I never experienced this with my mouse before I got a Targus USB hub.
I just got a new macbook pro last monday and one of the usb ports doesnt work... I bought it at an apple store about 45 minutes from where I live... and I have set up an appointment with the genius bar (this is the only option they gave me). Do you think they will just replace it and give me another one (new)? I am a CS student taking summer classes and it is required for me to have a laptop. The laptop is only 10 days old... and I still have all of the original cd's, case, etc...
I bought a miniDisplay Port to HDMI and 3 HDMI Cables and a HDMI splitter from seller mambate on eBay. Surprisingly it was all really good quality, the audio works well, I wish I had a surround sound system to test it on but I use optical audio for HT. So my Hanns G 28 Monitor is really the only thing I could test it on, and it works.
The Splitter comes wit a remote too which I thought was cool.
This is my MBP13 and he Hanns G
Funny side note, the MBP quicktime plays better 1080p vids on the HannsG dont know why. either way plex is the best program for videos.
I have a 13.3" MBP and a HP LP3065 monitor. At times, I would like to use the monitor for more real estate. I know there is the Apple mini display port to dual-link dvi adapter. Are there any other options that I will be able to use my monitor at 2560x1600 resolution with the MBP?
The reviews for the apple adapter suck and basically all of them have flickering issues. I would hate to buy it, return it, and waste my time on something I know that has a great chance of failure.
I also have Logitech Z-5500 speakers that I would like to use with my Macbook. Would a toslink to mini-toslink cable work?
Thinking about getting one to go with my m4500 which is on order. Reviews seem ok though some complain it's bulky and other complained the release mechanism wasn't great. Worst was that someone said their comp wouldn't boot when docked.
Can anyone share experience and/or high res pics of what one looks like?
I just received my brand new XPS 13 yesterday and followed the quick start instructions. Plugged it in and pressed on the power button. As soon as the power came on, the fan started blowing and is so loud I cant believe this is normal. I decided to convert from my MacBook, so I'm new to Dell... is this normal? It's so loud, I can't ignore it.
I received my E6410 a few days ago and was quite dismayed to find out that I cannot charge peripherals on the powered USB port when the latop is off/hybernated/stand-by *and* the power cable is plugged in. The specs say that the latop has a powered USB port (the one above the e-sata port), and I had assumed that powered USB was the same as always-on. Is that not the case?
I checked a colleagues E6400 today and noticed that the same USB port has a lightning symbol, but that symbol is not on the E6410. The E6400 BIOS also has a setting for "USB PowerShare" which selects whether or not USB charging can be done when the computer is off or hybernated. No such setting in the E6410 BIOS..... Did Dell remove that feature in the E6410?
I just received my new Aspire One (I actually bought two from Circuit City) and one will NOT boot up. (The second works fine!) I've fully charged the battery. It will boot up to a warning message that a password is incorrect. (It won't stay on the screen long enough to read completely.) The machine seems to loop through the startup process a couple times, and then just powers down. I've tried stopping at SETUP (F2), but it will power down in that screen, too.
I've got a relatively new XPS 13. I noticed that I seem to lose battery charge even when I'm completely powered off -- about 10-15% overnight. Is this common or is something draining the battery that shouldn't?
I have an Acer Aspire 5315 laptop, which is just over a year old. A few weeks ago, it powered off suddenly. I tried to power it back on, but it wouldn't. I tried booting it with/without the battery and AC adapter, but no luck. The power light does not come on, and fans do not turn on. However, the battery charging light was unaffected, and still turned from amber to green when the battery finished charging.
Then, a few days later, I pulled the battery out and left it out of the laptop overnight, and when i put it back in in the morning, the laptop powered on again.
But - after a couple hours of running fine again, the laptop shut off suddenly again, and wouldn't turn back on. I got it running again after 10 minutes of fiddling around.
Since it was on again, I shut it down using windows and it turned off normally, and powered back on first try. I tried this several times and it always powered back on first try when it was properly shut down using windows. At this point, I assumed everything was good to go, but the laptop shut down again suddenly and I haven't been able to get it turned on again for 2 days now.
Even when the laptop won't start, the battery still charges using the AC adapter; I can tell from the LED on the front of the laptop.
I have just recently received a new XPS 13 with the new haswell i7 processor, 8gb RAM, 256gb ssd, and windows 8.1.
I really like this laptop, but it makes a really bizarre noise. It happens constantly as soon as its powered on, like a high pitched whirring sound from somewhere beneath the keyboard. It also seems pretty inconsistent, like it flickers in frequency, and when you use programs (e.g scroll through webpages) it gets louder.