My old Inspiron 8600 has a spare battery that fits into the optical drive bay. It's really a nice feature and lets me get over four hours battery life out of this dusty old laptop. Does the M6400 have a similar feature? I was wondering if there was a way to get some extra battery life out of it.
I'm a photographer, and bought an XPS 15 9630 to do my photo editing. The machine came with the 30Gb mSATA and 1Tb HDD, which wasn't nearly enough for my needs. I've successfully fitted a Samsung 1Tb mSATA, but I would like to upgrade the other drive also. At the moment I have 2 1Tb hard disks, and 2Tb total storage. (After a fair bit of fiddling in BIOS)
I have a Seagate Spinpoint M9T 2Tb disk which I would like to use,but when I fit it, it didn't show up in the BIOS or O/S. It works fine in other laptops. The disk that came with the laptop is 6mm, this one is 9mm, but seems to fit fine. The disk shows up if I remove the mSATA.Is this a problem that can be overcome?
Possibly off topic, but it is related to a Dell Precision (workstation..)
A message that you don't want to see on your main file server..."TERMINAL DISK FAILURE"... Happily, I just pull the borked disk out and stick in a spare (of the wrong capacity, but hey...) whilst awaiting the arrival of a replacement...and all is well
I managed to write a fix for the ACPI bug which was preventing proper power management if you add one more 2.5" SSD/HDD to the Quad SSD VPC-Z11.
Basically, it is a windows driver which loads very early (immediately after NT kernel and HAL) and dynamically patches the ACPI tables with the proper ones (which I dumped from the "bug-free" system state)
NOTE - the patch is for the very experienced users, so PLEASE read the readme.rtf VERY CAREFULLY and please think carefully whether you want to proceed further.
Naturally - It goes without saying that this is a potentially dangerous process, and that usage of any info from the attached vaiopatch.zip file is at your own risk No, seriously, this can make your computer unbootable so please check the readme and do consider if you can perform the repair steps before trying to do anything! System backup is a must.
I believe I documented the process well, so that people with moderately advanced system knowledge can use this patch. There is a pre-compiled driver available in the /example directory, but that driver is valid for systems which have EXACTLY the same configuration as mine (all described in Readme)
If you have a different system (e.g. ACPI tables at different locations, different CPU from i7-620M, etc..), you will need to extract good ACPI data and re-build the driver by yourself. This process will require Windows DDK and some C/C++ programming knowledge. I cannot provide too much support there unfortunately, outside from I already wrote in readme.
I know I can add 1G more RAM to my HP dv6000 laptop which Currently has 1 gig RAM to give a total of 2 G.¬† But since¬† I upgraded the operating system from Vista to Windows 7 with SP1 64 bit , 1.6 ghz, can I add even more to achieve a total of 3 G or 4 G?¬†¬† It looks like the limiting factor is the 1.6 ghz speed.
Acer V3-111P laptop and when using the keyboard on the laptop, typing a certain letter that letter will add an extra character. Example, typing letter e, it will add ex, letter q will become q1, letter c will become hc. Not all letter will do that but there are a few.I've reformatted the laptop already and updated the BIOS as well. Also deleted the keyboard driver and re-install after to no avail. Still the same thing to those letters.
I just opened up my HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15 Sleekbook and I want to connect a 2nd monitor to stretch my desktop. I have a Dell monitor that I've been using for a year or so with a VGA connection. On my new Touchsmart there is no standard vga port. ¬† In what ways can I connect it?
I've searched the forum but could not find a definite answer.
My wife is using my old m1710 mainly for photoshop and i have noticed that it's very very hdd intensive. She complains that it would freeze sometimes when working with a lot of files or with large files.
I decided to upgrade the HDD to SSD, but after reading here and there i saw different opinions.
Some say i will not see any increase in performance because the bottleneck is the SATA support of m1710 mobo, some say still there will be increase in performance.