gave me his VGN-NS140E a couple weeks back, saying his son F'd it up again, and needs me to do a reinstall of everything. Thought it'd be easy right? Well, Win7 installs about half way, and then says some files are unavailable or corrupted, and then quits. Same disk was used to install Win7 Pro on two of my other machines.
So I tried ubuntu, and found that after reaching the main screen, no matter which option I choose, install/run without install/check disk for defects/etc, it just reboots the machine.
I've worked with tons of thinkpads, only a couple of Vaios, but never came across anything like this...
I got my laptop but did not do a clean install. I just removed all the bloatware I could think of. Is there a guide to do just that though, get rid of all the stuff that shouldn't be there so that you essentially have a clean install without all the bloat or footprints of it?
I will try to make this short and understandable......
I bought a XPS M1330 iwth Vista Home Premium Bios A07 in January 2008.
April 2008 I tried to install updates and it messed up my Microsoft Office 2007 so I got it back working and did not mess with anymore updates.
Around June 2008 I started having the notorious battery issues. The battery ran down while I was on it and the battery has never worked since. At first it said connected,
but not charging but then it eventually died while I was trying to fix the problem and now it says battery not detected and it says the ac adapter is not recognized (I have the original AC adapter sent with the computer) .....
Have not had a laptop for a while and when I did get them, I would not hang on to them for long as I never had the need for them. However, my new job will require the use of one. Nice part - they are paying for it.
Ordered the 1530 a few days ago, loaded. Maxed everything out and also opted for the Solid State hard drive. Hopefully it works as advertised.
I do have just a few questions -
1 - Why did Dell pull the higher resolution panels from the options? Only had the option of 1440?
2 - Is Dell still including all the standard XPS goodies you normally get? The case, cd holder, ear buds.. etc etc or have they gotten cheap and no longer do that? Would suck if they don't.
3 - Lastly, I have read about some issues with the Nvidia GPU. I have also read that Nvidia has rectified this issue. Is that the case with newly built/shipping XPS systems?
After 10 days of using my new XPS 1530, I will give it a 8 of 10 rating.
This is a great laptop. Looks great with a solid build. Great performance too. It is more then I thought it would be. A great value especially with the EPP discount I got it with.
The only flaws that I have noticed are the placement of the power connector being on the left side towards the back of the unit with the 2 USB ports very close to it. It seems very cramped to me. Also could have at least 2 more usb ports. But a USB hub takes care of that. I find this setup very ackward. Also the headphone jack being in the front. Again ackward to me. The speakers are very weak also. Finger print reader is very problematic also.
My kids have wrecked my screen (xps m1530). It was REALLY beautiful, 1440 x 990 LG philips one, am really annoyed. Thanks to your posts on this forum, I found the dell p/n XP059 and know my screen is the LPLDF00 one. Called Dell parts today and the guy said that he would need the EXACT number which can only be found on the actual screen itself; this is the only way he could guarantee it would be the LGphilips one. He didnt seem to think the LPL number would ensure that. Does anyone know what number he is talking about - a bit reluctant to open up the screen casing etc (I'm still using the half that is working!) until its time to fix it. Is there any way to get this number without opening up?
I just ordered my XPS. Well, I got the final quote for my wife to turn into her employer so they can order it and do the payroll deduction thing. So we get interest free payroll deductions for 18 month or so...pretty cool. So it should be ordered in the next few days.
They had the 40% off promotion going on, so that took it down to $1604 from its 'MSRP' price. I did a bit of haggling via email. I told him my wife wanted an Apple...but most of all, we were concerned about price. I then got my 12% EPP discount, which brought it to its final price of $1412. Below are the specs. I think I got a decent deal.
T9300 2.5GHz Core 2 Duo, 4GB 667MHz DDR2, 250GB 7200RPM HDD, 1680x1050 WSXGA+ LCD, 256MB 8600GT video, 8X DVD-RW, Intel Wireless N, Bluetooth, Vista Home Premium, 6 cell battery, and a second AC power adapter.
I installed xp on a xps 1530 but I can not seem to find the bluetooth drivers for xp. In Device manager, i have at other devices - Usb device With exclamation mark, but this is the bluetooth, because it appears only when I activate the bluetooth. I tryed the drivers for vista but it doesn't work
Just started doing it today, I havent had any other problems. I have checked all the power settings and I don;t see anything that should be causing it to shutoff, and I dont receive any Windows errors upon booting it back up.
ill more then likely call Dell and have them look at its but I wanted to getr some other opinions first.
I was in the middle of A game of WoW when it happened.
I'm looking to upgrade my XPS 1530 to 4GB of ram and run Vista 64. So I was looking at globalcomputer.com and newegg.com and I found these:
OCZ 4096MB PC5400 DDR2 667MHZ SODIMM Memory Corsair 4096MB PC5400 DDR2 667MHz SODIMM Memory or OCZ 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz SODIMM Memory (I know my notebook will still only run at 667, but would this still be better performing then PC5400?)
how bad is the 8600m gt overheating issue... has anyone that games had one of these for over a year without it going bad?
Second, The unit I am looking at has the 256gb ssd... is there a significant performance boost from this, and does it generate more or less heat than a regular hard drive? Do you guys think it is worth it to get one?
also how are the LED screens on them... I know a while back they had a lot of screen issues.
I'd updated my BIOS from A9 to A12 and the temperatures of my 1530 are shooting thru the roof. I'd left my laptop idle for an hour with a download in progress. when I came back, the laptop had shut down and upon restart the system the CPU temps touched 80 . The fans weren't even turning on.This wasn't a one off case, it had happened before. I've since reverted back to A09 and things are back to normal.
im overclocking my xps 1530 with an 8400m gs gpu and t8300. rite now i overclocked at 580 core clock and 730 memory clock with 64 degrees according to cpuid and got an 1800 on the 3dmark06 score which is horrible...
i havent artifacted on 3dmark06 yet so i was wondering what are some of the speeds u guys overclocked that are stable and not too harming on the mobo and heat...
I was wondering if anyone used SRS Sandbox on their XPS 1530. Ive never been too pleased with the audio from the XPS compared to my old Vostro 1500. I was thinking baout trying it out. Any comments and advice on optimal setups/configurations?
I currently have an Inspiron 1420 with Nvidia 8400 & T7500. I'm quite happy with it but have lately been eying the 1530 because of the LED screen and Nvidia 8600. I've been playing HL2 at 1440x900 with max settings execept AA and getting great frame rates on the Nvidia 8400. How much of a difference will the 8600 make in recent games. Also i don't want to buy the xps 1530 and then in 2-3 months Dell goes ahead and releases the successor.
So does any one have any idea or heard any rumors of the XPS 1530's successor. I've been hearing horror stories of the WXGA+ (1440x900) screen, any idea if the LED screen also has the same problems.
So should i stick with my 1420 and wait for the 1530's next iteration with hopefully a better video card and keyboard back lighting or should i plunk down the money and get the 1530?
I have a 8600gt with the 176.44 driver and I got 4802 marks in 3dmark06. I was wondering if that was better than the other drivers such as 175.97. (I was using the Zalman NC-1000 laptop cooler while running 3dmark06)