Dell :: I Dropped My E1705

Sep 23, 2008

An hour ago, I accidentally dropped my Inspiron E1705. The notebook fell from 3ft high and hit the ground on its bottom side (the same position you use the laptop). I tried to turn it on to see if it worked and here's what I found:

The notebook turns on and the battery charges

The hard drive led is blinking like booting

The keyboard works

No beeps

Screen is blank, no video at all, I tried using an external monitor and got the same result

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Dell :: Dropped My Laptop

Feb 10, 2008

So I bought my m1330 about 2 months ago with the 1 year complete care service. Approx. 2 days ago I dropped my laptop and it cracked the casing on the side of LCD. The crack does not affect the functioning of the laptop.

Am I still covered by DELL?

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Dell :: Dropped Laptop, Now Chkdsk Every Boot?

Apr 3, 2009

my girlfriend accidentally dropped her laptop from about a foot off the ground.

The laptop was on during the fall, and remained on afterward. However, needless to say the laptop froze. Did a hard reboot, and Vista took abnormally long to boot, only to find that the computer began to run check disk. After the check, everything past and it booted windows normally.

Seems to work ok, but once you try to run any program the computer eventually locks up and you have to hard power down to get anywhere (no, task manager doesnt work). Once it boots again, it once again wants to run check disk. Is there any way to repair such damage? Could the damage be physical to the drive sense it was dropped?

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Dell :: M1530 Dropped, UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME, But Works In Other PC

Feb 4, 2009

Looking for some help here and don't know where to turn.

My M1530 fell, it worked for a while, but then it crashed. On Vista startup, it will bluescreen with either an UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME or that IRQL_IS_LESS_THAN_OR_EQUAL (something like that anyway) error.

Dell's diagnostic tests gave an error on the Hard Drive DST Short Test of 2000-0142. Dell says that means a broken hard drive and they are sending a replacement.

I tried putting the M1530's hard drive into a Latitude D620, and it booted! Slowly, but it booted. I was able to see the drive and use it for a good 12 hours before I shut it down.

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Dell :: Dropped A Fork On My M1530 And Scratched The Palmrest

Sep 28, 2008

I dropped a fork on my m1530 and scratched the palmrest!

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Aug 25, 2009

I have an Acer 6930G which recently fallen of my hand while carrying it, the results are a broken screen some light cracks in the casing

however, the laptop now doesn't want to run

When I connect the AC adapter, the blue light turns on, however when I click the button to start the laptop, The laptop starts for one second then the light turns off

I tried with the battery instead of the AC adapter and got the same results

I did take off the wireless card, replace RAM sticks, Replaced HDD and stills the same

Even the fan won't spin

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Sony :: Fps Has Dropped Over 300 Frames

Feb 3, 2010

in the last few months my fps has dropped sharply from 500 frames in Gunz to 150 frames while in combat i have no idea what i couldve done i think i tried uc with my card once but it didnt work so i changed all settings back maybe i forgot to change some..? ibe checked and i cant find anything i also play WoW and my frames have also dropped here are my specs also i recently updated my video drivers that were two years old but they didnt help one bit

System Information
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Time of this report: 2/3/2010, 21:06:55
Machine name: KOREYP
Operating System: Windows Vistaô Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.090803-2339)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Sony Corporation
System Model: VGN-FZ340E
BIOS: Ver 1.00PARTTBL
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7250 @ 2.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
Memory: 3070MB RAM
Page File: 2696MB used, 3645MB available
Windows Dir: C:Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 7.00.6002.18107 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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Display Tab 1: The file nvd3dum is not digitally signed, which means that it has not been tested by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL). You may be able to get a WHQL logo'd driver from the hardware manufacturer.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 3: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found............

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HP/Compaq :: Dropped My Dv6500 SE

Jun 19, 2009

Dropped my computer and now it wont boot up. Instead it just keeps turning on and off. The screen is also cracked. HP tells me that the hard drive or motherboard have been shifted with the impact and are not being detected properly causing the power cycling. They are offering to fix it for $400. I would like to attempt to make the repairs myself, if possible.

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Dell XPS 15 :: Dropped Laptop - Beeps And Hard Drive Missing?

Apr 20, 2013

My daughter dropped her XPS15 laptop.

Trying to start it up now, we get beeping at about 1 second intervals.

A very brief message then pops up, part of which says: PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

We then get a screen showing options for the Boot Priority Order.

Choosing Hard Drive, the next message says no hard drive detected.

I've checked nothing has been dislodged by the fall and the hard drive is secure.

Can we retrieve data from the hard drive if that is what's the problem?

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Sony :: Z Series Dropped On Floor

Feb 17, 2010

I accidentally dropped the Z series, well no functional damage luckily,

but my ring around the power button is broken- any kind soul would let me know where I can get the part and fix it myself?

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HP/Compaq :: Just Accidentally Dropped My Dv4t

Jan 28, 2009

i just accidentally dropped my laptop a few hours ago but it is still working fine. i think the accelerometer came on and stopped the hard drive. but there are a few scratches and looks like small cracks on the cover of the laptop? i really want to change it out without sending it off to HP. are there any sites that sell parts for this laptop?

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Apple :: Dropped My Unibody MacBook Pro

Mar 31, 2009

I was setting my bag down and it slipped out of my hands from about a foot high. It dented the corner of the unibody, not the batter cover. It was in a bag with only a small amount of foam at the bottom.

I was sick about it. I called the apple store and they wanted $600, LA Computer wanted 500, and finally found a place in the midwest that only charged me 350 to replace it. I got it back and its as good as new. I DONT work for them or know them personally but Mission is the name of the place that helped me. They do deserve some credit.

I now carry it in a suspension laptop bag by Swiss.

The funny thing is that I have dropped my Thinkpads higher than that and they have never needed to be repaired.

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Acer :: 5601 Dropped And Screen Cracked

Nov 1, 2008

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Apr 15, 2010

I dropped my Sony Vaio VGN-AW125J laptop, my foot broke the fall, but a portion hit a table on the way down. My AC jack was banged up, so I ordered the part from Sony. My computer repair guy said that the new jack hasn't made a difference and still can't get power. He said it wasn't the operating system since he pulled out hard drive and it still doesn't power up. My original symptoms were when I powered it up, it would pretty much shut down after a few seconds.

Is there anything I can ask my computer guy to check before we trash it?

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HP/Compaq :: Dropped Laptop- Screen Replacement

Jan 21, 2010

I dropped my laptop and while the computer hardware all still works, the LCD is broken. However, I do not know how to get the broken one out, let alone a new one in. Does anyone know how to replace the screen on the dv4-1430us?

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Mar 14, 2010

Just a FYI for you, on Thursday i was nearly hit by a car and for some reason at that time i was carrying my DV9000 without any laptop bag or any protective anything at all... The thing dropped straight into three inches of snow.

Came back home, first thing i did was take out the hair drier and get rid of any water that the melting snow made. Second thing was to turn on the laptop, and it booted up first time. Third thing was to connect it to my amp and speakers, put on some Tech N9ne and have a beer. I actually finished the beer before the chorus ended... Then it was time to run to work, with laptop and all. Despite being exposed to cold yet again, she still did a flawless job. This going out to anyone who thinks HPs are unreliable.

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Acer :: Dropped Aspire 3680 Just The Screen, Or Other Hw Broken

Mar 31, 2009

My husband dropped his Aspire 3680-2682 the other day and the screen went wonky. I booted it off a VGA monitor and it seems to be fine running from there, BUT I could not get it to boot to VGA except in safe mode, and when I choose to boot in regular mode it goes to the LCD screen and doesn't allow switching the display to the external monitor.

This is the only thing that concerns me that it might not be just the screen that sustained damage.

I was eventually able to get th bezel off (it doesn't come 100% off on this model but doesn't need to) and remove the lcd panel for inspection. The thin board taped to the back of the panel doesn't seem to be visibly broken or strained and the connectors to it were taped so firmly in place they didn't budge on impact. The small board that rests at the bottom of the top case under the bezel (the inverter?) can't be inspected well and I don't want to damage it by trying. In any case nothing appears damaged to the naked eye on or around the screen.

The first pic is how the screen looks when booted; it also (visibly) flickers and redraws continuously. The second shows that applying pressure allows a clearer view of the console and stops the flickering.

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I have found a replacement screen online for 50.00 and feel comfortable enough trying to replace it rather than spend the cost of a new laptop on sending it for repairs.

However, if it's not just the screen I don't want to throw more money at this.

In your experienced opinions, does it look like the damage is typical of a broken LCD screen and not something in the motherboard? (no clue on how to get a closer look at that stuff. took every screw out of it last night and couldn't get the bottom case to reveal its secrets.)

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Feb 27, 2015

I recently bought an acer v3 371 and was looking forward to using the webcam.  For the first few days it was fine quality but then suddenly, possibly after an update of some sort, the quality went down and now it looks really terrible.  I tried many things such as refreshing the computer back to default settings, installing various camera programs (I was using the standard camera that came with windows 8.1) such as Acer Crystal Eye but changing the resolution in these makes no difference at all to the terrible quality.  

I look in device manager and it just seems to be a generic device 'HD Webcam' and the driver is from 2006, this seems to be the default one that windows selects but there must be a better one, I can't find it anywhere though. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the device several times but again no effect.  I don't know exactly what the webcam is, because if you go to Acer's actual website to look for driver updates they list all of them EXCEPT the webcam drivers.

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Acer :: Timeline 4810TG Windows 7 Battery Capacity Dropped

Nov 7, 2009

I did a clean install of Windows 7 ultimate 64bit a few days ago.

All is fine except one major issue; My battery capacity dropped to half of that in Vista. I am now lucky to get over 3.5 hours. In Vista I had an average of 6-7 hours.

What could be the cause of this? I have updated all drivers and empowering software. I also installed the Vista version of the Optical Drive Power Management just to see if that was the cause.

Anyone else experiencing poor battery times in W7? Is 64bit known for reducing battery times?

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Apple :: Macbook Dropped - Won't Get Past Grey Startup Screen

Dec 16, 2009

So my wife just got a brand new macbook about a week ago, but accidentally dropped it about a foot or two this morning. The "case" which we got from macmall did practically nothing, and I think one corner of the macbook took the brunt of it.

Now, the macbook won't get past the grey startup screen. I'll see the mac symbol, and then a "no entry" (circle with a diagonal line through it) sign, and then the system will just hang.

I've used the Mac OS X install dvd to use Disk Utility to try to repair the hard drive, but Disk Utility didn't find any problems. Everything was green and good to go.

I'm running the Hardware Test now, but I was wondering if anyone here would have any ideas about what to do next, or what is causing this problem?

Update 1: The hardware test said everything was fine, too.

Update 2: It can boot in safe mode! Everything looks good from the safe boot, I've got access to all the files and everything..........................

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Jan 13, 2015

My Aspire 5720 z laptop was accidentally dropped, and now the screen whites out to black. Do I need to replace the monitor screen ??Is a new video card needed ??

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Dell Inspiron M5030 :: Dropped The Laptop - No Boot On Start 2 Beeps And Black Page With Errors Is Appeared

Mar 18, 2013

Dell Inspiron M5030 is fallen down,Front part of DVD dropped.attached it,turned on the laptop. no boot,2 short beeps,error

When I turn it on,I get this error in a black page:

Check Cable Connection!

PXE-MOF:Exiting Intel PXE ROM.

Reboot and Select proper Boot device or insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press any key

I turned it off and press f12 and changed the reboot default to Hard Drive, again 2 beeps and same black page with same errors.

Dell Inspiron M5030 is fallen down,Front part of DVD dropped.attached it,turn on the laptop. no boot,2 short beeps,error

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When I turn it on,I get this error in a black page: Check Cable Connection!PXE-MOF:Exiting Intel PXE ROM.Rebot and Select proper Boot device or insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press any keyI turned it off and press f12 and changed the reboot default to hard Drive and other option, again 2 beeps and same black page with same eroors.

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Sony :: VAIO SZCPU Clock Speed Dropped From 2.16Ghz To 1.006Ghz

Nov 9, 2009

I have had some strange things happen on my Sony Vaio SZ.

I returned from holiday (two days away) and brought my SZ back up from hibernation mode. It hung after I logged in. Rebooted it, and it came back after I put the battery back in and disabled wifi. Not that these actions indicate a problem with either wifi nor the battery (which died back in 2006).

However, it is running rather slowly. I installed the benchmark programme called Performance Test, ( http://www.passmark.com/products/pt.htm ) from an Australian company. It informed me that the T2600 (2.16Ghz) was actually running at 1.006Ghz. On top of this it gave an overall performance rating of 276, which is extremely poor for a Vaio SZ.

The original Sony Windows XP installation was removed a long time ago and an OEM XP Pro and SP3 was installed with a selection of specific drivers for the Vaio SZ components.

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Dell :: Ram E1705

Apr 23, 2009

i don't have a clear conclussion about the max ram that E1705 support. Some guys says that support 4GB and xp reads 3.5, but others says that support 2GB. and some users on this forum, in their signs, says 2GB of ram on E1705 laptops.

i wanna do a upgrade of ram , because i have 1GB. but i don't know if I will be able to put 3GB on my laptop..

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Dell :: 4 Gb RAM For E1705

Aug 18, 2007

is it possible to put in Dell Inspiron E1705 4 Gb of RAM (2x2 Gb)? Please, respond if you know it surely or if you tried to do it.

Also, can anybody reccomend me good processor for this model? Have Core Duo t2400 - 1.83 Ggz.

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Dell :: Take This E1705 To It's Max

Jan 20, 2008

I was considering selling my E1705 before but after some research and input from others I came to the conclusion that I should just stick my my E1705 because the resale value is much lower than I expected (I wanted to sell my machine, get a small laptop for mobility and build a desktop).

So now I want to just upgrade my laptop to the max and maybe just get a shitty eee pc as my 2nd laptop to carry around everywhere.

Where is room to upgrade, things I am considering so far to up is
a T7600 CPU, 4GB 667mhz RAM, 200gb 7200rpm HD, GTX is a maybe... don't know how much difference there will be. How should I change my choices and what else can I upgrade.

Inspiron E1705, Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7200 (4MB/2.00GHz/667MHz)
17 inch UltraSharp TrueLife Wide-screen WUXGA
2GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2 Dimm
256MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS
80GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition
Integrated 10/100 Network Card and Modem
8X DVD+/-RW Drive
Integrated High Definition Audio
Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 802.11a/g Mini Card
80 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth Module (2.0+EDR)

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Dell :: E1705 CPU @ 100%

Feb 20, 2009

I've been having a problem with my computer for the past 3 days, even when i am not doing anything, no programs running or anything the both cores indicate 100% the computer gets extremly slow. I've already formated the computer and it did it again with nothing but windows installed on it.

I tought it was getting too hot or something but the temp is 47 c AVG. i ran Dell diagnostic tool and everything Passed.

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Dell :: Is All RAM The Same- E1705

Sep 23, 2007

I was readin a review on cnet last week, and there was an hp and a toshiba laptop with the same stats.. anyway, they did tests and cnet says that the quality of the RAM was probably why the test results were so diffrent.

Im looking to get more RAM for my e1705.

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Dell :: 4Gb In E1705

Oct 5, 2007

This week I finally made the choice to get 2x2G sticks for my E1705. They arrived today and I installed them as soon as I could.

But unfortunately Windows XP Pro SP2 wouldn't start completely (it froze somewhere in the screen with the logo and the moving bar underneath). Windows does start in dafe mode and reports 3.25G.

The funny thing is, Mac OS X does load completely and run without a problem. I even mentions 4G installed.

I did a quick memtest and the sticks seem to be ok. I changed the order of the sticks and no difference.

Does anyone have experience with this? Is there a setting I need to change on my Windows. Or would I need to reinstall it (doesn't seem logical).

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Dell :: E1705 With NMI

Mar 8, 2008

Purchased a e1705 in June of 2006. Started having the NMI parity errors within a month.

Contact Dell and they swapped out memory. The problem seemed to be better, but still linger for a while with the NMI errors. Installed Vista on the system and cant remember ever having an error. Then I installed Counter-strike, and started getting the error back. Recontacted Dell and they replaced the motherboard and ram. That hosed my vista install where printing, control panel, stopped working. Backed up my data and reinstalled after formating the drive Windows XP using the Dell disks I received. Now the system isnted on for more than 5-15 minutes without an NMI error.

Oh, now dell is wanting me to send my laptop to a depot where they can make sure its fixed. I will now be without any laptop, working or not for around 2 weeks.

I have the 4 year extended warranty with accident protection.

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