Dell :: 1705 Warranty

Aug 14, 2009

I have a Dell Inspiron e1705 with the following specs:

Dual Core 1.86
2GB RAM
120GB HD
WUXGA
ATI x1400

The warranty is getting ready to end in a few days so I called Dell to see how much it would be to extend it. They gave me a quote of $169 for one year or $255 for two years (complete care would be additional).

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Any ideas on where to start?
The wifi is activated in the BIOS.

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Mar 21, 2010

I know everyone hates these types of posts, but I do need help. I am a desktop guy with a laptop. I am trying to decide what, if any upgrades I should make to my Dell E1705.

This thing is SLOW. It currently takes about 10 minutes to boot the darn thing and almost a minute to launch a web browser. I have to do something. It is to the point that my wife and I never turn it on. My desktop probably will be upgraded in about a year, so I am looking for a little bump rather than spending $1,000 on a new laptop. The current configuration is below:

Intel Core Duo T2500 @ 2.00 gigahertz
Windows XP w/ SP3
98 GB 5400 rpm hard drive (33 GB free)
2 GB of Pc-5300 RAM
ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 video card

My though was to upgrade the following:

4GB (2 X 2GB) of Mushkin Enhanced Essentials PC2-5300 Ram ($95)
WD Scorpio Black 320GB 7200 rpm Hard Drive ($70)
Windows Home Premium 32-bit ($100)

I know that it may only recognize 3.2GB of the ram, but I am willing to pay for even just the 1.2GB more. I do worry slightly about Windows 7 with my processor, which I think is one of the two major bottlenecks. Unfortunately it, and the second concern - the video card Ė cost $300 +. So I figure for just under $300 I can breathe a couple more years out of it. I am not a heavy user, mostly multimedia and productivity apps like MS Office.

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Jun 15, 2008

i changed out the video card and in the process I did a drivers cleaner and deleted all the old video drivers now the problem is that when It restarted it did so without any drivers the card and the screen works (did a diagnostics test) but how do I go about reinstalling the drivers so I can get the display to come up after the Windows XP logo.

I can hear the wndows screen coming up but the screen is blank. The 7900GTX card went out so I went to to the 7800GS and I have the drivers just need to get them installed.

So is there something I can do to to bring everything normal?

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Well as some of you know I got my Inspiron E1705 replaced with an Inspiron 1720 because my E1705 was having major heat problems.

I always noticed that the E1705 ran pretty hot, but I started monitoring it latley and the CPU and GPU reached temps around 200 F...mainly due to the Geforce Go 7800 heat issues.

Called DELL and they were going to replace my system with an Inspiron 1721.. I raised cain and they sent an Inspiron 1720.

I was actually impressed with the 1720's looks. It is well built, and I loved the dual hard drive capability, as well as built in MIC.. and it had a faster burner DVDRW. I also loved the Chocolate..AKA Espresso Brown color.

I was VERY disappointed that it did not have HDMI or no longer DVI built in as I have a 52" Samsung LCD that loves to take advantage of this connection.

Well I am NOT a huge gamer... but I do like to occasionally game, and when I started doing benchmarks with Vista's performance analyzer and noticed video LAG while doing simple tasks but serious multitasking, I was very disappointed...............

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Apr 9, 2008

FAQ indicates 4GB as max amount of RAM. But Dell's own data at [url] says 2GB.

To make things more confusing, some posts on notebookreview listed that exact URL as proof that the 1705 would use 4GB. So the Dell info was probably revised from 4GB to 2GB.

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I've been getting the occasional BSOD on my 1705 with the 7900 GS. Is there any fix for this? I saw the one for the 7950 GTX but I don't know if that works the same as the 7900 GS.

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Jul 19, 2007

if any diffrence between this 2 video cards for this 2 models XPS 1710 7900GS AND inspiron 1705 7900gs.

DELL will replace my Inspiron 1705 for XPS 1710 and come with 7900gs i have the 7900gs or ready in 1705 just i'm curious if the performace it's the same or more Powerfull.

And It's possible change the 7900gs for the 7950gtx, and where i can find it.

I want my XPS with the 7950 GTX

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Jan 19, 2009

tried to reinstall XP on my 1705; XP had intall errors; now Windows Installer wont work, half the language in XP operating system appears to be Farsii,

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May 16, 2009

I just recently placed an order for a Studio 1737 (replacing an Inspiron E1705). It comes with a 1 year warranty.

I'm debating whether it's worth spending $200+ to upgrade to a Dell 3 year warranty or should I get a 3 year Square Trade Warranty for less than $150 (I can get one for around $120 after a coupon)?

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Which warranties are those people using? Premium or Advanced? Which is comparable to "Complete Care"? Also, would it be cheaper to buy more expensive warranty at the checkout or buy extension once I receive the system?

Warranties cost only a few hundred dollars and people just seem to be getting amazing replacement laptops, like e1505 to SXPS 16.

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Dell now says I do not have a warranty, that it was never transferred. I pointed out the early tech support and the fact that I know for a fact the warranty was transferred by the reseller. Dell tells me to recontact the reseller and again have the warranty transferred. The reseller is out of business..

Am I up a creek without a paddle or is Dell sandbagging due to the onslaught of video problems with XPS M1730's..

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May 28, 2010

To keep is short I was trying to extend the warrant for my xps m1530.The online systems doesnít seem to be working after hitting purchase options the page just keeps reloading with Firefox or IE so itís off to the phone.

My first call I get a quote of $169 for a 1 year or $255 plus a $50 rebate for 2 years. Can you imagine I get disconnected? I call back now I get a quote of $179 for a one year and $254 with no rebate available for 2 years. I ask to speak to a supervisor and of course get disconnect again.

Now I try the chat system here is what I got from them.
05/27/2010 02:33:26PMAgent (E&A_RR_Rep_Rick): "for one year, it would be $279, and for two years it's $418.69"
05/27/2010 02:33:48PMAgent (E&A_RR_Rep_Rick): "i could offer a $75 giftcard on either one, but that's the only price i have"


While Iím chatting a supervisor calls me and we agree on a deal for $254 for 2 years. I didnít have a credit card with me so said she would call me at 1pm to make the purchase. She calls gets all the information goes off to process it. Comes back no saying it would be $279 for 1 and $418 for 2 with no gift card available.

I asked to speak to her supervisor and of course disconnected again if you can imagine that. Well thanks for letting me vent.Dell has just lost a long time customer.

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The options are:
vista home basic - included in price
vista business - +$50

1. What are main differences between vista home and vista business?

2. Are both the vista home and vista business 64 bit? If not, how important is the whole 32 bit, 64 bit deal?

In addition, some clarification on the warranty options would be appreciated. I did read the description but am still a little confused.

The options are:

3 year limited + 3 year mail in - included in price
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Now, I'm pretty handy with computers/laptop and in the past I've taken apart laptops to replace CPU's, motherboards, hard drives, etc. so I'm fairly comfortable with fixing things when they go wrong. But my question is whether I should expect things to go wrong. I'm especially concerned about the screen and the occurrence of dead pixels. Is this commonplace and how many dead pixels does it take for dell to accept a returns anyway?

At home I have a Dell 2407WFP-HC and I've never had any problems with it. I built my desktop computer myself and I'm not concerned with parts of it going wrong as it's easy to find replacement parts, but the same can't be said for laptops, and there is a significant cost differential!

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