I need to select a new laptop for work. My company allows Dell only.
Currently, I have a Dell Latitude D610. (yes time to upgrade).
I travel often. Therefore, weight is a factor. I'm not sure if I should go with the 14" or 15" screen. My current 14" seems OK. I need a laptop where I can use a port replicator. I believe that this limits my choices. Some of the models I like from a design standpoint don't seem to offer this.
So, I ended up with:
I couldn't really figure out what the difference is between the E5x and E6x.
I have a Latitude E6420, and i can't for the life of me get it to work. There is absolutely no life, and the battery and power lights don't light up with the ac adapter connected. I've tried taking out the battery and connecting the ac, no change. Won't work.
I purchased a used Dell Latitude D820 - Windows XP. All software has been removed. What are the steps in getting it operational. I would like to install Windows 7 or possibly Windows 8. How much available memory needed for each? Is it possible to download the software or I will need the disc.
Just got new Latitude E6520 and fan seems to never shut off. Left side of laptop always hot even when computer is idle. I can hear fan being constantly on. Is it enough to raise support request or what do I do?
i bought a new hard drive, and it has a load of space i will not use, so was thinking of adding both the recovery partition and diagnostics partition, But have some questions of how i would even do that. First, what would i do, just create a couple of blank partitions?
I have the charger from here brought as a replacement for the original one, but when I plug it - the laptop works, but the battery it's not charging. The battery is 6-7 months old, was pretty good - lasts for more than an hour and a half, but it's not charging now.I have tried to enter the bios and stay there for about 2 hours but the battery does not charge..Or the charger it's not the good one?
I just purchased a Latitude E6430 to replace my aging Latitude D630. I like to keep a second AC adaptor in my laptop case just for travel. When talking with the telephone sales agent at Dell, she told me the two adaptors are not compatible, yet both are PA-12, 65W, 19.5v, 3.34A. the only difference, is the old one is 2-pin and the new one is 3-pin. Is she blowing smoke at me?
I also have an off-brand "universal" audo/air/AC adaptor for the old computer that's, 90W, 19v, 2.7A that was listed as compatible with the D630. Are these all compatible with each other?
This one currently has A07, and I know it needs to flash A09 before bumping up to the current A13, but A09 stops right after launch (".....unexpectedly quit..."). Logged in with Admin rights, not seeing any reason for BIOS failure. Another download of the A09 was tried as well.
I have an old Dell Latitude D620 which is on its last legs.I want to wipe everything off it so I can get rid of it safely. The Internet tells me to press F8 on start up then go into Repair your Computer but I don't have this option on the menu. Other searches say to insert the start up CD but I cant find this anywhere.I am running Windows XP.
This Latitude E6410 is my 4th dell laptop, (3 desktops too) so I thought I was familiar with their behaviour. Nevertheless a new issue has arisen, when idle for some time the screen goes blank, similar to my other machines. Usually I press enter, they wake up and I carry on with my work.. The E6410's screen goes blank and will not display again. All the activity is revived as I can hear the sounds my spreadsheets and accounting and tax software make, except for the screen display. A reboot is necessary.
My Dell Latitude E6400 laptop reboots when inserted in the docking station. I can run all day and say I hot dock it out of the docking station and go away for half an hour. While away I use the laptop. When I return I snap the laptop back onto the station and.... it reboots! It started about a week ago. Always worked before. The peripherals are two displays, ext kybd, mouse. No USB stuff. Ethernet connected in the dock. This setup is unchanged for months now. Docking contacts clean. Under laptop too.
BIOS is most recent (did a few months ago). I reset defaults in the BIOS today after looking for any setting that may change this issue, but no improvement. Device Manager has nothing relevant either. What's wrong? The hard reboot is really bad as I lose all my in progress work and get all these Auto Recover files to manage... and logins... and restart apps... I'm not interested in putting the computer to sleep between transitions, as it has always been working flawless up to last week.
I'm trying to update the BIOS on a latitude E5430. When I try to run the file it provides an error that states the machine needs to be plugged in and battery connected. Both are true. However the battery LED blinks orange. A new battery has been ordered but with the most cost effective shipping it could be a week or two until it arrives. Laptop runs fine when plugged in and that is the way it is used normally anyway.
On a desktop computer you wouldn't require a UPS with good battery to flash a bios, so why would you require that on a laptop if it is plugged in? I am familiar with the plugged in requirement and that makes sense, and the laptop is plugged in.
Is there a command switch such as 5430A15.exe /force or something similar to brute force the BIOS to install?
Purchased a large number of these laptops and I am having several problems with the touchscreen not working. The laptop doesn't even see the hardware. I reloaded the OS, re-seated all connections and it still does not fix it. With the screens on back order. Out of the 10 I repair a week, 8 are touchscreens not working.
I have a Dell E4310, about 2 years old. When I connect the charger just to a power socket the green light on the charger comes on but when I plug the other end into the laptop the green light on the charger goes off, I have taken the battery off the laptop and it still does the same thing, and in both cases the laptop will not power up and no light appears on it.
When I switch on my Latitude D800, which I've just fitted with a new hard drive (Samsung), a box telling me that new hardware has been found and TI ultra media firmware loader device is being installed. All is well until the box disappears and then the system freezes up. I don't get much time to anything and am really struggling with it.
I was using my laptop the other day and it froze up. Then it shut down by itself. When I tried booting it back up, it says "No bootable devices found" and gives me the options to press F1, F2 or F5 for retrying, setup utility and diagnostics. I ran the diagnostics and it says "All tests passed". The SSD also seems to be recognized as it shows it in the "configuration" tab in diagnostics. I have also tried taking the msata SSD from the 2.5" bay and moving it to the msata slot. Rebooted but shows the same thing. Is this a known issue and is there a fix for this?
I have a latitude E6430s running windows 7. I have it docked using a dell docking station, and have 2 dell monitors connected using dvi. With this configuration if I have the 2 monitors running I can't get any picture on the laptop screen. I wanted to be able to use all 3 screens at the same time is this even possible, how to have all 3 screen working at the same time.
I'm on BIOS vA0 and could not find in USB SETUP OPTION to enable charging feature while laptop power in OFF position. Should I upgrade the BIOS version or there will not be such feature in latitute E6220?
We are looking at getting some Latitude E4310 systems. Since fast boot up to access the web is important, we see that the Latitude On FLASH option is required.
The downside is that Dell will not install this along with the WiMax card option. They have a combo WiFi and WiMax card, but it can not be installed with the FLASH option.
They also list Latitude On ECM as an option instead of On FLASH. The ECM runs $149 more. With ECM, the system can then have the WiMax card which would be nice.
The people at Dell have not been able to provide a good explanation on what the ECM option does. There is a write up on the FLASH option, but not a good one on ECM. Does anyone know what the ECM does differently than the FLASH?
Key points of the FLASH option are (we need these functions): Boot Fast, 8-10 seconds Wi-Fi and LAN 10/100/1000 Web access via browser Firefox Browser Supports Java and Adobe Flash Read Microsoft Office Edit Microsoft Office 2000