After assembelling it today, i found that when i plug it in and try to boot it up (everything hooked up correctly) the harddrive spins for 3-4 seconds with the green LED on and then it shuts down. No fans. No screen. No life?
Also when i touch the on button, the Wifi LED flashes for what feels like a millisecond. It has no BIOS or anything else installed, the battery got disconnected so i guess that means im in no mans land.
Just reseated the CPU and it kind of works :/ It turns on and stays on, with the first 2 leds of power and the one to the right turning on. No fans spin and the screen is blank but atleast its turning on now... Ill fiddle some more and find out whats wrong.
I entered a disk to the drive.. It spins it and seems to run. The screen (monitor) is still black however? But does this mean i can boot on the bios off a disk now?
When idle, my harddrive makes a very faint clicking noise. By "clicking", I mean the same sound it makes when it is loading something... you know, that "tik tik tik" noise.
However, when idle, it tends to make little "tik" noises every 2/3 seconds or so.
Now, according to the internet, clicking means my HD is about to die... but having looked on youtube, by clicking people mean very loud clicking, like i was turning a light switch on and off...
Now I don't know. Is "access" clicking every few seconds normal? Or should i get my hd replaced??
To clarify, the clicking i am experiencing is no louder than the clicking you hear when ur HD is accessing information. If I used HDParm and play with the settings, the clicking sounds becomes almost impossible to hear and less frequent.
I am also a M1330 owner but unfortunately, not a proud owner. I bought my laptop about one and a half year ago with one year warranty. During the first year it broke twice.
When I use my laptop at home (which is most of the time) I have it connected on a HP w1907v LCD screen. In both cases the VGA port just stopped working (initially I had some colour changes and then it stopped working).
They came and replaced my motherboard in both cases. Now I ve got the same problem again but my laptop is out of warranty.
I ll try to persuade them that they gave me a defective laptop from the start so hopefully they won't charge me (I doubt it though).
I know many of you have experienced premature video card death on the M1530s with 8600M GTs due to heat related failure, but I've never been sure exactly what to look for. Here's my situation-
I've had my M1530 for about a year and a half now with no serious problems to date. I game regularly and use rivatuner to overclock my card, but I also monitor temps and after I started cleaning the vents regularly and using a CPU undervolt, the max GPU temp never exceeds about 74C.
Today, I fired up my laptop for some racing online with friends (I play GTR2 and GTR Evo online), but I noticed that no matter what I did, the games wouldn't get more than 10-15 frames per second when they normally run anywhere from 35-50FPS on the settings I use, which were unchanged.
Im the proud owner of an M1330, and I have been for nearly two years. Which also happens to be the time my warranty expires...
Having recenty had my laptop repaired for the second time through gpu failure (the issue that hinders all 8-series mobibile chips) I cant help worrying that Im going to be caught out once the tide of Dell support goes out.
I have read that dell have now extended the warranty on these chips but what about people who purchased a laptop before this issue came to light?
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.
We've got 2 D430's in house and they are awesome. One of them just had the hard drive stop working and it was confirmed by swapping drives between the two systems. These have a 2.5" proprietary connection and Dell is telling me that there is no way to access the drive to potentially recover the data since its not a standard PATA interface. It's got some really small ribbon connector on the drive that hooks into a custom connection to the D430.
Does anyone have any ideas, or familiarity with how we can get access to this drive so we can run some utilities on it? Dell seems to be of little help here and the D430 simply doesn't recognize the drive at all. I'm not sure I would have bought these systems knowing that this was a potential issue.
I'm hoping there is some know interface that will allow the drive to hook into a standard PATA connection to recover data.
The last few days I've been trying to replace the 2x 2gb RAM in my¬†XPS 15 (L501X) December 2010 laptop by 2x 4gb (Corsair CMSO8GX3M2A1333C9).
This should be possible based on the processor (Intel 460M) and the chipset, but somehow it isn't. Both with Windows 7 and Windows 8 my laptop just won't boot. Both give an error just after the Windows logo appears. Replaced it with the old 2x 2gb and it boots normally.
Loaded BIOS defaults, didn't work. Erased CMOS by removing the battery, didn't work either. BIOS is updated to latest W8 version.
Also with just 1x 4gb in one slot, the problem stays the same: laptop doesn't boot. (Also tried for the other one of course to make sure the problem is not that one of them is broken.)
i have one¬† dell inspiron 910 laptop. I broke it connecting a wrong power adapter and now a need a small piece that is inside ; i think its a MOSFET transitor, and there are two of them in the motherboard (only one is break). In the surface I can read :¬† 4835d¬† X860¬†. I am searching since some days ago and i can¬īt find this piece or similar to replace.
My Inspiron 5110 laptop will not boot. It is displaying the Dell logo and the progress bar loads about 25%, then it stops. F2, F12 buttons are not working. Fn key + power button is not working. What can i do?¬†The warranty has expired.
I bought my XPS 13 3 months ago and I immediately found out that there was a hardware failure when the computer goes to sleep. It refuses to reboot after I press the power button and instead I have to force shutdown before rebooting it. I disabled the sleep mode and it has worked fine ever since. However, recently I am experiencing it again. I think it's just that it went to sleep after I let it sit for some time, but I still want to resolve this issue once and for all.
I have been occasionally getting a BSoD saying Driver Power State Failure on my XPS 17 L702X. Sometimes, I am able to log in without the blue screen appeearing, but the browsers¬†crash in a couple of minutes and I have to force shut down the system.
Every time I boot up the computer and switch on the WiFi/Bluetooth button on the right side - only the Bluetooth light turns on above the keyboard.
I go to Device Manager and find that the "Intel WiFi Link 5300 AGN" slot has the exclamation sign next to it so I disable the card and then reenable it again, then the problem is gone (the WiFi light turns on and I can now finally see wireless networks in the "Connect" window) .....
I was performing a BIOS update on Dell Inspiron N5110 to Latest bios version, ¬†when the¬†laptop became inactive plus the fan started to run at full speed. i could not even switch off the machine by pressing the power button. At the end i had to pull out AC cord and battery.Now its dead(No activity at all). how can i restore bios???