I was streaming a TV show from my XPS via the HDMI port to my HD TV. All of a sudden it froze. Couldn't Ctrl+Alt+Delte, couldn't do anything.
Shut it down with the power button and left it for a few minutes, re-booted and all I got was a white screen followed by strange lines on the screen.
What I have garnered from the forums that with the Nvidia GPU is burnt out or the motherboard needs replaced.
Its out of warranty so I wonder how much it would cost to fix or is it fixable if I bought the parts myself. I seen a link on the forum about replacing the Copper mod but surely this won't work if the GPU is burnt out?
I have a blue dell xps 1330 and I am talking about the top of the laptop when you close the lid, the colored part. It has a large scratch in it and I was wondering if I could get the whole part somewhere online or something. Is this possible? thanks I would like to change it to red too
I have XPS 1330 when i swtsh on it give me Black screen with vertical line i sent it to support center thay told me thay cannt fix it coz the problem from the motherbourd and thay donnt have this model i think now i have to bey it from internet and i have to fix it at home but im not sure if the problem from the motherbourd or no coz i didnot trust the support center in my country
Basically I start the laptop up, then the very first screen that appears is a black screen which then proceeds to show these coloured stripes before changing to a white screen which then shows more stripes.
The laptop doesnt progress to the startup or anything and I cant access safemode or anything.
If you were to put a GPU into the SXPS 13, what would you like it to be? Its default 9400 M is decent enough to trample Intel's IGPs but it could always be better. I mean a 9600 GT on a 13"? It's been done on the LG P series. So what would it be?
I've been researching the Lattitude E4200 and was wondering if people could chime in with more information about the screens available on the E4200.
I know that for the E6400, there is a lot of talk about screens, but it seems like there isn't for the E4200. I've read the few posts that there are regarding the two options that are available: Toshiba and Samsung.
Is there a general consensus of which one is higher quality? Does anyone have side by side comparison pictures? The information that I've read through is pretty scant in terms of not having many responses.
I just had a replacement done on my LED. I had a Samsung and now got a Toshiba. I feel that the Sasmung had better brightness and more vibrant colors. The Dell tech tells me that Samsung is not longer manufactured...
Has anyone who ordered recently gotten a Samsung LED?
To check, go to display settings, advanced setting, monitor, properties, details, hardware Ids:
I've had problems with my M4400's Alps touchpad sporadically freezing/locking up, ever since I received it a week ago. I saw the same problems in Windows XP, Vista, and in Windows 7. I did some searching around and found others also reporting problems. I was about ready to return my laptop (instead of submitting to a potential troubleshooting quagmire), but I found one suggestion that seemed worth trying.
I removed the Dell touchpad drivers (Driver Version: 22.214.171.124, Driver Date: 12/21/2008) and installed one from Toshiba's web site (Driver Version: 7.2.303.107, Driver Date: 9/19/2008). After installing the Toshiba driver, I disabled all of the touchpad "extras", including browser support, scrolling, tapping, and inertial movement. It seems to have lessened the sporadic freezing (the jury is still out on whether it improved the input lag). I have had one freezing/tracking problem since installing the Toshiba driver, but overall it seems improved over the Dell driver. I'd be very interested in knowing if it helps anyone else also having problems with their touchpad freezing up.
I have a Toshiba 22AV600U hooked to my HP Dv5 laptop with an HDMI cable. I have configured my laptop so that it will "Do Nothing" when the lid is closed.
With the laptop lid openend, the TV works perfectly! The resolution is what it is supposed to be. I am able to set the TV up as a clone or as a desktop extension with no problems. Also, I am able to have the TV as the sole monitor (the laptop is blank), but the lid is still open. When I close the lid, I get a "unsupported video signal". Again, everything functions normally when the lid is open, I only get problems when the lid is closed.
Originally, when closing the lid, the resolution on the TV wasn't correct. It would work with the lid closed, but the resolution was off. After fiddling with the resolution, I have changed something somewhere along the line and now all I get is the "unsupported video signal".
Although I would prefer that the resolution be correct with the lid close, I would take messed up resolution as opposed to "unsupported video signal".
i am about to get another laptop but i dont know what to choose hp or toshiba both have the same configuration and the price is almost the same both p8400 processor and 4g ram, 16 inch screen with nvidia g9600 and 320/5400 hard drive finger print DVDRW NO blu-ray in both webcam,mic etc,,
Anybody know what the solution is to the toshiba bluetooth driver that keeps causing explorer errors? I have a VGN-SZ660N. Toshiba makes a update to the driver, but it is only for Toshia brands. As of now I do not know of a solution to this problem from Sony.
I'm having for 2 years already a Dell Latitude D630. It works great Now my sister want also a Dell laptop, and she wants XPS 1330.
I'm sure about reliability of Latitude series, since D600 and D630. XPS 1330 has very cool design, price is OK too, but I'm very concern about GPU issue. After reading a lot of topic about replacing mainboard and especially heating problems with NVIDIA GPU GS?8400 should I still consider buying now XPS 1330?
I'm not going to buy with NVIDIA video card but Intel Integrated X3100 because sister doesn't play any game
Is there any serious issue with XPS 1330 and Intel X3100 on board?, heating, crashing etc..? I want to buy her a stable laptop like mine - D630.
after excessively researching every possible laptop that could fit into my budget and for my needs I finally went with the Dell XPS 1330. Upon receiving my order (after patiently waiting for weeks it seemed)-- I opened the box and realized there was no case or complimentary headphones. Only after researching a bit on the forums did I realize they were no longer included. After setting up the laptop and running some games--- and after almost 2 weeks of ownership I must say I am impressed.
pros- -Laptop has a beautiful bright display -can play most games i throw at it (for some strange reason Company of Heroes slows down considerably) -slot loading drive -relatively quiet (more on this on the cons) -touch screen controls -pretty quick start up -extremely light weight---and aesthetically pleasing---looks like a beauty -surprising decent battery life---get over 3 hrs with each charge--and can be configured for more with dimmer screen.
cons- -makes some strange noises when just doing ordinary tasks---it almost sounds like a ticking clock. -keyboard is also loose and makes some bad noises when clicking on certain keys. Overall the keyboard is simply sufficient---but doesnt really meet up with the price paid.
overall- I would say for the money 1215$ with 2 yr warranty is fairly unbeatable. An apple macbook was a consideration for a while---but Dells cant be beaten for the price-
overall I would say as a 1st time dell xps laptop buyer I am fairly happy. Only reason that i would consider returning it is for the crappy keyboard--and clicking noises. But i also feel lucky that my xps didnt ship with any worse problems.
i saw some pictures that suggest that this unit comes with a remote something like the bluetooth remote offered by dell... but im wondering 3 things... first off does it use bluetooth to work? and secondly does it stick out from the laptop like that other one that dell offers? and lastly can i get it without purchasing a 1330?