Ive recently had my laptop repaired after it got wet and the replaced the screen and everything,but since i have had it back the FN and brightness buttons do not work, nor does the brightness controls work via BIOS settings, also when the laptop goes into sleep mode or the lid is closed, the screen stays on bright white instead of going off.
I admit that I messed up in trying to reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit without reformatting and using a flash drive and instructions downloaded from YouTube. And yes, I have learned a great lesson from this experience. Now I have purchased from DELL a Windows 7 CD along with a drivers CD for me to start over with. I would like to know how to do this the right way. I have a Inspiron laptop model 17R N7110. I am hoping that this fresh install will put this laptop back like it was when it was new. Minus the bloatware of course.
I have tried every setting available on this laptop, from all set to default to trying multiple changes in all the settings. The volume is consistently low and has a very annoying reverb and echo effect, even with those settings turned off. I have only had it for a week, and I have been very pleased with everything else accept the audio. The reason for purchasing this model was for multi-media processing and so far I and becoming more disgusted daily with it. It is a Pavilion dv6 and it has the beat audio software.
Just received my new xps 15 touch 9530 and have been using it for about a week. I was starting up the laptop and plugged it in during the startup sequence because it was very low on battery. Ever since this the laptop will not reach its full brightness. When i use the function keys to adjust it the bottom half of the brightness bar does nothing meaning the max value is not reached. This also happens under power and control panel brightness options.
For some reason when i press on the FN+F4 or F5 this brings up the small display showing the brightness level but it will only move the level one or two notches in either direction. It will not adjust the brightness of the LCD display on the laptop at all.
How to disable auto brightness feature on my laptop. It's dell xps 15 with 1080p display. It happens on battery only, on every power plan. I don't mean the display dimming after a certain time, but it just goes from bright to dark. The darker the image, the darker the screen dimms and vice versa. I had another problem which was the colors going crazy when the screen went back on after unplugging charger or waking it on battery (it all went down to what was like 256 color range).
This problem was resolved after unchecking "Intel Display Power Saving Technology" in Dell Quick Set. Yet I can't get rid of the auto screen dimming which is extremely annoying. Has the laptop got an ambient light sensor or something?
I all seems like there's an ambient light sensor which is trigggered by the brightness of the screen itself and it shouldn't work like that.
My lenovo G505 recently had to be reformated because there was a blue screen that came up one day that said there was problem with my PC and the error was critical_service_error, something like that. So my dad had to reinstall windows 8 for me using a cd he had that didn't come with the computer I don't believe. So now for some reason my screen brightness isn't adjusting and it's driving me crazy! It's staying on full brightness which I hate! I tried changing it from the personalization screen and nothing happens.
first problem is about 2/3 of the time when I shut my laptop the monitor doesnt turn off. I can still see the glow come through between the lid and the palmrest. I'm sure it cuts down on the life of the monitor so I really want to figure out what is wrong with it.
2nd problem is dealing with the power options. I have it set up so when I shut the lid it does nothing and when I press the button it asks me what I want to do. Almost everytime I switch between battery and AC usage these settings are defaulted and I have to go back and change it.
with this new driver my LCD does not shut off when i close the lid.. is there any fix for this? the dell website drivers worked for this, and i sleep with my laptop next to me and the light MUST be off when i sleep.
i like having my m1530 on my lap (unplugged) in the living room while i watch tv/babysit so far i can only make it last 2 hours at the most(surfing the web,messengers) with the brightness 30% and powersaver mode.
well i was reading on the thread on how to underclock your cpu...theres a problem with that:
-numero first im too lazy (hurts my head when i try to understand the thread,hence the "[ADVANCE]" on the title ^^")
-numero dos having a t5450 on power saver mode (50% max perfomance) is slow enough... so i tried to look for a better solution and found this...
i think its great...my battery up to 2 hours and 20-ish minutes.
i was always looking for a good solution to create an ISO of your hard drive. this way, after a clean xp & drivers istall, you can save this image to a usb-hdd/usb-stick/CDs/DVDs/etc. and everytime your system needs to be reinstalled (virus, slowdowns, registry messed up, ...) you can save yourself the endless installation/sp2 download/driver search and simply play back the clean windows in about 1 hour.
there is commercial software like trueimage, which does that. and norton ghost, which i hate, as i hate symantec software and this tool is not really good.
and there is a freeware tool, which is named "driveimage xml". very simple to use and it works great:
you simply click "back up", choose the path to the destination you want and wait a few minutes.
when pushing big files and not choosing the option "split large files", remember, that your destination harddisk has to be formated with ntfs, as you can't push files bigger than 4 GB to fat32 formated drives at once.
the only thing you have to do is create a boot cd with an operating system on it, so you can restore your image to the system hdd.
i used the freeware bart pe to do this:
you only have to transform your xp cd with it to become an operating system cd. and insert the plugin for driveimage xml (available on the runtime.org homepage), so you can run driveimage xml when booting from cd.
i got a 5672awlmi (european)with xp(SP2 integrated)whitch i installed by myself(recovery partition deleted)..none of the 4 usb and the orbicam(logitech) works..i formatted several times but the problem remains...how can i get my usb working?
i have an appl g4 powerbook and it doesnt have a harddrive, cd drive, and it may need a new battery. does anyone know where i can get inexpensive parts for this thing? they dont need to be apple parts, i just want this thing to work.
this is all the info on the laptop: PowerBook G4 model no m6091 14.4v 400 MHz/1 mb cache 128 mb/10gb/8mb video/DVD/ap serial No: Qt1390f9lbw
Dropped computer during move,lost all the disks and paperwork.Hard drive was damaged so purchased new one locally..Downloaded ISO win 7 86,installed used original validation.It booted up all fine but no drivers for mouse or Ethernet or wifi actually no drivers.Mouse works.
How can I download the drivers and save them to CD/DVD and install on machine.
I recently had a small flood in my basement. While my laptop didnt get wet the power adapter did. It stopped working as there was water dripping out of the adapter. I purchased a IGO adapter from Radio Shack. I tried it in the store on my laptop and it worked fine. I got it home and it was a different story. The unit kept turning itself on and off and i kept having to jiggle it to work. Finally I decided to return the adapter and buy another one. I purchased a 90 watt adapter from Best Buy. Now the machine doesnt do anything. Nothing happens, no blue light or anything.
I just received my new Dell UltraSharp u2412m monitor!Now I try to connect my Dell XPS15 laptop (via its mini displayport connection) to my new monitor via a mini displayport to displayport cable.Sadly it doesnt seem to connect and the monitor instantly goes into Power Save Mode..the monitor instantly works with an old laptop via vga connection...Plug and play...