Dell :: 8600 Won't Start, Probably My Fault

Feb 3, 2009

The bottom plastic was developing a series of cracks so I bought a new base on eBay.

I basically had to take the entire laptop apart (per the 8600 Service Manual, including video card and processor cooling fan, etc) and I put it back together with a new base...

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Dell :: M1330 Screen Fault

Oct 19, 2008

I've just noticed a dark line has appeared on my M1330 led screen- right across the top.... it goes right across the screen and is about 3mm thick.

You need to look right at the top (above the XPS M1330 text). It's there all the time! What can I do?

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Jan 2, 2010

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Jan 19, 2009

Last week I bough a Vaio SZ71N/C an today I noticed a weird sensation when I touch the palm rest. On a light touch it feels like there is a little bit of electrical current on the palm rest.

When I unplug the machine this effect stops, so it does seemto be related to the power connection. Maybe there is a fault in a power connection somewhere in the machine....

Has anyone experienced anything similar and do you think his could be a fault in the internal wiring?

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Not sure how to check / fault find the built-in Bluetooth on my Studio 1558. I installed a Logitech Bluetooth mouse on it about two months ago, and mostly it works well. But this afternoon there is suddenly no response to the mouse. (It worked this morning.) It seems that the laptop's Bluetooth has disconnected for some reason - doing a Bluetooth search with my cellphone picks up the mouse but not the laptop. I've put new batteries in the mouse, made sure it's switched on, clicked it's Connect switch. I also rebooted the computer. I've tried the F2 comms on/off function key. None of this worked. The built-in broadband comms is working fine.

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: T430 Windows 8.1 Blackscreen / Hangs - Nvidia Drivers Fault

Oct 22, 2013

I have a T430 with i7+ nvidia nvs 5400M.
 
I upgraded to 8.1, everything went smoothly, installed the drivers from lenovo update and windows update. At random times, typically when I play flash content or use metro apps, explorer.exe crashes, windows try to restart it and it goes an infinite loop with flashing screen. I can stop it only by cold reboot, which leads to work loss.
 
The event viewer showed ntdll.dll related error in explorer.exe and iexplorer.exe, and after contacting microsoft support, they checked my dump files and we found that it was nvidia driver related problem specifically :
 
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  NULL_CLASS_PTR_WRITE_c0000005_nvumdshimx.dll!Unknown.
 
I installed versions 320.92, 326.19, 327.23 and none of them work.
 
If I try to install the latest lenovo windows 8 version of the driver, i get black screen after the windows boot screen.
 
So I am in a situation that nvidia support tells me to contact lenovo, lenovo support told me that despite this windows 8.1 compatibility list [URL] , they do not support windows 8.1, and I should contact Microsoft, and of course Microsoft tells me that they are not in charge of developing graphic drivers (true).

I cannot work on my laptop since it is crashing every 30 minutes or so, and I don't want to rollback to windows 7. What should  I do?

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Dec 9, 2008

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Dell Inspiron 2330 :: Keeps Scanning And Repairing Drive C - Hard Drive Fault

Jan 24, 2015

Using my inspiron 2330 (only 18mths old ) as normal next thing it tells me it encountered fault and has to reboot anyway it keeps saying scanning and repairing drive (c) then does not allow me to log in so i manage to get into bios to do a scan and it guves me a error code of 2000-0142  validation code of 112406 and and then says harddrive 0-s/n wd-wmc152946178

When i finally manage to log in my desk top screen is flashing and keeps telling my hard drive fault ....

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Dell :: Benchmarks For 8600 Vs 7900 GS

Jul 31, 2007

So there have been quite a few posts recently about the 8600GTvs7900GS debacle, so i thought Id post some benchmarks for everyone's viewing I used tomshardware.com to compare the GPU's. Ive come to find BF2142 is quite popular in these forums so this is a game i decided to use w/ the benchmarks. I wont say anything else, Ill let you decide on the performance difference between the two

Note- I realize real world performance/driver tweaking can have a great impact on things, these BM's are for your curiosity only

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Dell :: If Nvidia Know The 8600 GT Is Faulty

Dec 31, 2008

I understand that sometimes mistakes are made and early versions of products are less reliable, but Nvidia seem to know exactly what the problem with the 8600 is but make no attempt to fix it...

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Dell :: INSPIRON 1520 AND 8600 GT

Aug 19, 2009

i have an insprion 1520, with a 8600gt..i have hardly used it yet, probably has 10 hours on it....

i like the laptop..some don, t...but i think the silver with blue lights looks cool.,and the chasis is solid...not like the cheap plastic cases i see on the new laptops today .....

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Dell :: 1420 8600 Gs Failure

Oct 15, 2008

My graphics card failed, they sent me a new one under warranty. It seems slower. I play richards burn rally, and I used to be able to play it with no problem, but now it freezes or slows down all the time. What the heck? I can't even play the game now.

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Dell XPS 8600 :: USB Drivers Are Not Working

Apr 5, 2013

My USB drivers are no longer working.  I tried updatinga ll the drivers, the rollback is greyed out, along with uninstall and disable.  I have tried a system restore and that did nothing also.  I can no longer use my digital camera, GPS or printer.  Interesting that my mouse and keyboard are hooked up to USB's and they work fine.  How can I get all my USB drivers to work?

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Dell :: What Are UK Doing With Laptops With Faulty 8600 Cards?

Jan 9, 2009

I never knew about the nvidia and the stupid faulty 8600 cards until i accidently saw it today. It makes sense why my laptop freezes when it comes out from sleep mode.

Now the question is what are Dell UK doing? I know my laptop is failing now. Can you get your money back because i don't want mine replaced by another faulty 8600 card.

I have a inspiron 1520 with 8600m gt. Its 1 year and 2 or 3 weeks old now. Fortunately i got 3 year warranty.

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Dell :: Inspiron 8600 RAM Chips Not Recognized

Mar 11, 2009

I installed 2 - 1GB RAM chips into my 8600 but it only recognized 1 GB of RAM memory.

Anyone know how to fix the problem?

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Dell :: Inspiron 1720 8600 Gt Overclocking?

Oct 31, 2009

is it possible to overclock my graphics card,if so what program is recommended.

my machine is dell 1720 with the nvidia 8600mgt.

Also the other thing is sometimes when i open the lid of the screen the resolution goes lower and i have to change it back

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Dell :: When M1530 Have A 9600 Card Instead Of The 8600?

Sep 29, 2008

When will the Dell m1530 have a 9600 card instead of the 8600? I heard the 9600 will slightly outperform, as well as have better power consumption (less heat and noise is a nice bonus for me)

Also, is the hard-drive noise really that bad? Hard drive noises can sometimes drive me nuts. I'm using a HP laptop, and I dread it when the HD is constantly blurting out "brrr brr brr brrrrrrrr" noises. I get so happy when the laptop isn't making that sound while surfing the interbutts and stuff.

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Dell :: Good Stable Driver For 8600 (win7 64x)

Dec 24, 2009

I have a M1530 with 8600M GT running Windows 7 64x. The computer is raised +1cm above the ground in the back to optimize air flow. Ive also implemented undervolting to minimize heat generation from the CPU.

When playing games (mostly Aion) which shouldnt be that high demaning, I've experienced BSOD, Fragmented screen, High temperatures (92C) and high temp shutdown (unknown temp).

I have tried
186.81
195.39
195.55
Without any superior results.

My guess is that I have to contact Dell for mobo replacement again. This is prob. my 4th time since I first got a M1530. Got a replacement laptop in januari. In total, i believe Ive had +7 ..

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Dell :: Inspiron 8600, Straight To White Screen

Oct 15, 2009

We replaced the motherboard. Then it would start up but then shut back down. Swapped out the video card on a hunch, then we got a white screen with an odd color line through it periodically.

We can plug it into another monitor and it works fine so we're getting output.

Would this mean my screen is shot? If so, are there other models that will have compatible screens (17" XPS, for example)

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Dell :: Inspiron 8600 Laptop Asks For Password

Jan 6, 2010

I replaced the hard drive in a Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop with a new one. The old hard drive wouldn't boot and failed several Dell hard drive diagnostic tests.

Now a message pops up when the laptop is powered on, "Hard-disk #***********-595B, the system primary HDD is protected by a password authentication system..."

I am repairing this laptop for a client of mine. I don't remember a password prompt before replacing the old hard drive, but now the laptop won't even let me enter SETUP without entering a password.

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Dell Inspiron 8600 :: Wrong Chipset Installed?

Feb 27, 2013

I have a customer who has a Inspiron 8600. The machine boots to the post screen then shuts down. He told me he was installing the chipset from a dell cd but it was the wrong Dell Cd and wrong chipset for his 8600.  How do you reset the cmos and uninstall the chipset and install the correct chipset.

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Dell Inspiron 8600 :: Restore To Factory Default

Sep 1, 2012

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Dell :: Moving Files From Protected HDD From Dead Inspiron 8600 To 1525?

Nov 7, 2008

When I try to access my files on one of those file transfer boxes that can be used as an external drive it is impossible to read my files or play the mp3s. I had a password on my account and now that the comp it was on is dead I cannot go back and fix that. The 1525 uses SATA and the 8600 had PATA? i think thats right. But the main thing is I am locked out of my old files and not abe to transfer them.

What can I do? 8600 was xp and 1525 vista of course

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Apple :: Defective NVIDIA 8600 GTMacBook Pro 2.2 GHz

Feb 22, 2010

Just got my refund from Apple after I spoke to them regarding the NVIDIA 8600 GT issue that has recently plagued my notebook. (It originally wouldn't boot, no chime - nothing.

So the Apple Store charged me $310.00 for the flat rate repair job. Got the notebook a few days later and found the phrase "Replaced - Graphics Processor Issue on MLB". Called them back, they opened up an investigation and issued my refund a week later.)

Anyhow, a few days after the repair, I noticed that my MacBook's fans started making a grinding sound. Granted, it was before the video card failure (and I had hoped they would fix it) but the noise seems to be more apparent after I got it back. Seems like the issue had manifested to both fans. Plus, my video card seems to be running hotter than usual.

I'm getting 74 C just by browsing the web. I did some research and I guess this is somewhat normal for the video card, but it doesn't seem real encouraging. I also notice a faint smell coming from the ventilation gap on the back of the computer. I don't want to say it's the smell of burning plastic, but it's somewhere around that range. Not sure how to describe it.

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Sep 1, 2009

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My Dell Studio 1555 won't start anymore. When I want to turn it on, I get a beeping signal (2 beeps) and nothing happens. I tried all possible troubleshooting tips from the dell website (disconnecting all power and hold power button, reconnect to power, checked battery with the button on the battery, all fine, can't get into bios because computer doesn't start at all) but nothing works. Recently I also checked if the motherboard is connected properly and there is no issue either.

I also purchased a new dell adapter because my old one was a little bit damaged. The adapter is like the old one, and it's originally dell and the correct one for the studio 1555 so it can't be the adapter. Laptop also doesn't start when the battery is not in and it's only connected to the power.

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Acer :: Will Allocating More RAM To My 5920 G's NVIDIA GeForce 8600 M GT Graphics Card Improve Performance

Feb 11, 2009

I have a Acer Aspire 5920G (Vista Home with SP1) laptop which I use for general purposes as well as occasional DVDs and a little games.

With the kind help from members of this forum I upgraded the RAM from 2GB to 4GB a couple of months ago but of course my 32bit Vista only uses 3GB which leaves 1GB unused. The laptop's processor is a T7300 at 2.00GHz.

Its NVIDIA GeForce 8600 M GT graphics card (with latest driver installed) seems to work quite well but a friend who I occasionally game with said I could go into the BIOS and allocate the unused 1GB of RAM to the card which will improve its performance.

I googled this to check but the articles I read (with my limited technical knowledge!!) seemed to say that allocating extra RAM in the BIOS does not work with dedicated cards and attempts to do so could in fact reduce performance.

I would be very grateful if an expert in this excellent forum who is knowledgeable about graphics cards could please clarify the situation for me.
Basically can I go into the BIOS to increase the card's RAM allocation to improve performance as my friend suggested or is this a waste of time and/or dangerous ?

Looking at the NVIDIA system info, I see that it says Total Available Graphics is 1535MB but dedicated video memory is 256MB. Does this support what my friend says or is it unrelated ?

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