Dell :: Poor Quality Plastic

Mar 20, 2010

I'm in the process of returning my system (not due to this paint issue) but due to the screen issues/dell's inability to give me a replacement [full story: The continued adventures about a boy and his laptop....

Back to this thread's topic, I have babied this thing and have never dinged this portion of the laptop on anything but the paint still seems to chip away.. does anyone else have anything like this picture?

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Dell :: XPS 1530 Screens Being Poor Quality?

Feb 11, 2009

I know when we first got our's we read about the grainy LG Screens and worked hard to avoid it.

Now we are looking to get a replacement system. Has this issue been resolved? Or do we still need to be on the look-out for those bad screens and make a special request not to have the LG ones

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Sony :: SZ6 (SZ650N) Poor Build Quality

Dec 23, 2009

In addition to having a bad hard disk (after less than a year of ownership it totally failed, corrupted data, bla bla bla), the welds on the palm rest screw posts (see picture attachment) have come undone. I have been able to fix this for the time being with krazy glue, but it's not perfect. Furthermore, because of this, the plastic piece on the CD drive side broke at the incredibly flimsy joint with the main carbon chassis. Also fixed for the time being with krazy glue.

The touchpad comes on reversed from time to time, there's a ton of bloatware installed by default, no official 64bit support (although I was able to get it working with help from this forum), bla bla bla. My friends think all of this is hillarious, as I "overpayed" for a Sony that has been a real bear in terms of quality.

I can't complain about the design, weight, battery life, gorgeous screen, or performance however... but the quality issues are canceling out the positives, I'd say overall it's impossible to give the SZ6 a better grade than a B: it's a pleasure to lug around (I'm moving around every day) but the poor quality means you can never relax.

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Sony :: Poor Cam Quality Of VGN-FZ340E Notebook

Aug 18, 2009

I own this VGN-FZ340E notebook. The Cam quality is poor.

Q.1. I wanted to know if others face the same problem as mine or it's only with my notebook?

Q.2. How can I improve Cam Quailty? Is there any software that can enhance it?

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Sony :: Vaio NR17G Video Quality Poor

Apr 17, 2009

crappy video output of my lappy vaio NR17G.

CPU:c2duo T5450
GPU:inbuilt intel graphics media accelerator
RAM 1gb
[no heavy processes running when tested]

OS: vista home premium ....

see the crappy video displayed #SNAPSHOT# from a good Q video from youtube :

YOUTUBE LINK : metallica live


I CHECKED IN MY DESKTOP(with P4 ,512mb ram,ASUS P5v motherboard, inbuilt graphics card) IT PLAYS SMOOTH... SEE THE SQUARES IN THE IMAGE EDGES .

aLSO- > lappy displays badly any video less than DVD Q video,played with VLC or whatever [good in dvd rip AVI files] see squares etc..
i loaded ffd show too for vlc but no use .. the video comes with squares if it is a little poor.

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Acer :: 8920G- I Changed The Picture Quality To 3D (from Quality To Performance) ..

Mar 3, 2009

I have got some problems with my notebook.

1) I changed the picture quality to 3D (from quality to performance) after that i am not able to open my nvidia control panal.

I also updated my drivers .. didnt work

2) I am not able to play any games (big once like NFS pro) . It works very slow

3) If i put a memory card in my card reader i get a blue screen.

4) If i on my blue tooth it asks for installing drivers (every thing i have to search and intall it again and again).

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Dell :: Little Black Plastic Securing Tabs

May 14, 2009

while replacing the top cover on my XPS m1530 i broke the little black securing tab that attaches the central control cover cable to the connector .....

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Dell :: SXPS 16 Plastic Kind Of Film On The Hinges?

Dec 9, 2009

Does yours have a plastic kind of film on the hinges? Can I peel this off? Why is it there?

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Apple :: Plastic Cracking On Mac

Aug 13, 2009

a piece of plastic broke off the edge of my mac keyboard a couple of months ago and now there is like a small hole(?) on the left side...I am way past my this a common defect or something?

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Dell :: E6400: Plastic Unsnaps From Latch Holder Area

Nov 22, 2009

I dropped my Latitude E6400 while it was in my backpack and the palmrest plastic next to the latch holder unsnapped from the base. I snapped it back in. About a month later, it was unsnapped again and I snapped it back in again. I don't remember dropping it. I wonder:

1. Has this happened to anybody?
2. Do you think I broke anything?

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Dell :: Latitude E6500 (Blue Color And Plastic Case?)

Jan 17, 2010

I have a small question. What kind of case (plastic or magnium) have a Dell Latitude E6500 with BLUE and RED colors of case?

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Dell Latitude E6640 :: Plastic Spacer In SmartCard Slot Cannot Be Removed?

Nov 19, 2014

I have a Latitude E6640 and wish to use the SmartCard slot. Unfortunately there is a plastic spacer in this slot that will not come out. My software sees the firmware on the laptop so I know the hardware for this is present. How is this plastic spacer removed? Removal of the HD for better leverage is no support. It appears that the top cover over the keyboard would have to be removed but that makes no sense. If that is the case how is this done?

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Sony :: Why Is Vaio SR So Flimsy And Uses Cheap Plastic

Nov 25, 2009

I'm going to be ordering the Sony SR in a couple of days probably. Today I went to Best Buy to look at it. Everything about it I liked except for the casing. It's so flimsy and seems like it's made out of cheap plastic. I recognize that this helps to keep it light, but still, just touching it made me feel like my palms will break the computer after a while, lol. Seriously, why do they make it like that? The thing bends so easily, including the screen. Making it of something a more strong would not add considerable weight!

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Apple :: 2009 Plastic Macbook Fan Noise

May 8, 2009

I was wondering if anyone could provide any input on whether there is an excessive fan noise on a white macbook running windows xp.

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Sony :: Plastic Blank For Optical Drive In VAIO SR

Nov 30, 2009

if there is a blank you can replace the optical drive with in the SR series. Preferably a part that is sold by Sony themselves. I hardly use my DVD drive and having it power on and then off each time I bring the notebook out of standby drains battery. I also intend to reduce the weight of the SR by removing the optical drive.

With my old Thinkpad, I was able to remove the optical drive and replace it with a blank fairly easily. I think Lenovo calls it a "travel blank."

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HP/Compaq :: Extrange Plastic On The Hd Notebook Dv4-1155se Like Antistatic Bag

Mar 8, 2009

i have an hp dv4-1155se, i opened the place where is the hd, and when i opened, i saw the hd has a plastic on the hd, like antistatic or something like this, i would like to know, what is this? and what happened if i take out this plastic? i think plastic helps to have a high hd temperature,

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Dell :: Possible To Return A PC Just Because Of Poor CS?

Aug 28, 2009

I am aware this is Notebook review but I figure Dell is Dell and it could apply to all Dell branded products.

I ordered a Dell PC 2 weeks ago. It has been 'In Production' for 2 weeks now. I phoned CS today and I was transferred a total 8 times due to no one being able to match my Name with my order number.

I finally get through and they tell me that a part was on back order (i never received any emails about this and no notification on my confirmed order page before I checked out) .....

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Dell :: Poor Video Performance

Nov 10, 2009

I just need to verify my sanity by asking you how your Studio XPS 1640 with a t9800@2.93GHz and the 4670 ATI graphics card performs in general. I was playing Left4Dead and now I have the Left4Dead2 demo installed, and it just seems a little glitchy with both of them. I am running it at 1080p and graphics mostly on high, aside from shading and AA is off I believe, but it is still glitchy. The way the game recommends it to be run with my computer's specs is maxed out, however, its far too jerky and slow. Is there something stupid I may be doing wrong? Also, a friend with the studio 15 and a smaller cpu and the lower gpu seems to run it better, albeit on lower settings, but it just seems smoother.

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Dell :: Studio 15 Poor Battery

Jun 15, 2009

On my new studio 1536 the battery seems a little messed up.

By this I mean that my laptop will be put into sleep mode over night (by me) with 80 or 90% battery, and when I wake up (6 hours later or so) it will be at 8-15%.

Note that this is a NEW battery and has been charged and depleted several times since getting it on may 22nd.

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Dell :: M1530 Poor Performance In Gaming

Jun 12, 2009

I have the m1530 and recently got team fortress 2. Have updated BIOS A012, somewhat updated graphics driver 185.85, can't seem to download the 186.06, links are down for Windows XP Pro 32 Bit version. I am running the game at 800*600 and it still lags.

My screen becomes extremely choppy when more than 3 players are on screen at the same time. From what I've gather on other threads,

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Dell :: M1530 Poor Battery Life

Mar 8, 2010

My m1530 battery life is very poor, im only getting around 40mins unplugged, Im not running power-sucking tasks either,

i just use internet and msn messenger when im unplugged. I switched to the power-saving plan and its not really making any difference.

Its so annoying now does anyone know what could potentially be the problem?

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Dell :: Poor Video Playback On 9400m

Jun 16, 2009

I tried playing a dvd for the first time (in PowerDVD and Media Player). It's extremely blocky and generally looks like crap. When using it in Hybrid SLI though, the video looks fine. The integrated card should be more than capable of upconverting a DVD so that it doesn't look so horrible. Notice the lip of the counter and see how much blockier it looks in the first picture than the second.

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Dell :: Poor Battery Life On XPS M1330

Nov 6, 2009

It's only since I started reading these forums to try and fix my fans being on all the time that I realised my XPS's battery life was way worse than most people's on here.

I have a six cell battery and out of a full charge I get maybe 1:35. this wouldn't be so bad except, when my warranty ran out 3 months ago, I made dell replace my current six cell battery which got around 1:17 full charge.

This current battery is only 3 months old, initially it did an two hours and a half but now i'm lucky to get an hour and a half out of it.

why my computer is eating my batteries? Other people talk about battery life of 3 hours plus

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Dell :: Poor Wireless Reception On My 1530 (4965ANG)

Oct 20, 2008

I have 3 laptops in my house, all use Intel cards. My other halfs D620 gets excellent signal everywhere downstairs but my new XPS 1530 seems to have poor/fair signal all the time.

I know it's not the router as the other laptops are and have been fine for months, I have updated the card to the latest Intel drivers but this didn't help?

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Dell :: Studio 17 Hard Drive Performance ... Poor?

Jan 5, 2009

This thing is only a week old.

Anyway, he has yet to install anything beyond what came with the laptop and he commented that a antivirus scan took 8+ hours to run.

That seemed incredible to me so I went over and we ran a few benchmarks and the results were frighteningly bad.

Using HDTune, the normal curve one sees of a declining arch is rife with drastic spikes all the way through with minimum of 2.2 MB/sec (seems VERY low), and a maximum of 65 MB/sec (normalish).

Additionally, the CPU usage was 11.9 percent, which seems unusually high.

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Dell :: Poor OpenGL Graphics Performance New M4400

Aug 26, 2009

I've just taken my new precision m4400 out of the box and I've already found 2 majour things wrong with it. I'm hoping someone can help me with this.

I'm getting very poor graphics performance. Both observed bad windows refresh times and low OpenGL benchmarks using cinebench 10. I've already run windows update and installed the latest nvidia driver.

Initially I was getting an opengl score of ~1500 on cinebench, now i'm getting ~3500 but it is still too low. It should be over 6000 ....

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Dell :: XPS M1330 Poor Performance After Motherboard Replacement

Sep 24, 2009

Well, my Nvidia 8400 died for second time and I called Dell to replace it. After asking for a sustainable solution and to ensure me that I won't have the same issue once more, they said that they will install me a new motherboard revision which reduces the possibilities of having my GPU dead.

Thus, they replaced the motherboard. I didn't format my system but kept my Windows Vista Ultimate x64 installation.

After using the system for a couple of hours I realized that the system was under-performing. Then I checked with CPU z utility and found out that the CPU clock was stuck @1,6GHz (although my power scheme was high performance). My processor is the T7500. The system was overheated and the clock speed was reduced (I guess). The thing was that I could almost do nothing, not even surf on the internet. This makes my laptop unable to deal with applications that need lots of CPU power.

Does anybody else face the same problem? Is there something I could do to return to the old situation? Should I contact Dell and complain? It is a huge problem cause half of my applications cannot be used any more!! After a few minutes of use the laptop stops performing normally!

Could it be that if I format my HD and make a fresh install the problem will be resolved? (I repeat that I didn't format my system after the MB replacement).

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Dell :: Replacement Options Poor WIFI Pickup?

Mar 25, 2010

I just had a D420 replaced By Dell for heating issues- after 4 motherboards- they Gave up and offered a replacement-

Now I got an E4300 and not to thrilled with it any comments about the 4300? did i just get a bad apple. My issues are = poor WIFI pickup.

it came with a 1397g card and i get 4 bars max sitting on top of the router- leave the room and i get 1-2 bars and 1mbs, at the router max is 40mps-

I switch the 5300 card from my e6400 and it does go up to 80 ( 130 in the e6400) but i still get drops - and still see none of the neighbors routers i see on my other machines.

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Dell :: Windows Experience Index Poor SSD Performance

Feb 23, 2010

I have been getting really poor hard drive performance since I've got my computer. It's getting a 5.9 on the windows experience index which I think is quite low for an 128GB SSD? Also, when copying and pasting large files it seems to stall for a few seconds during the process.

Has anyone else been having this problem or know a solution? What kind WEI ratings are people getting?

My machine is a SXPS 1645, Core i7 720Q, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD.

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Dell :: Cut The Center Out Of My M1340 Edge-to-edge Plastic Screen, Its An Antiglare Beneath

Nov 7, 2009

The thing they call "edge to edge glass" which is really just plastic above an ordinary screen. The thing is, that the screen under that edge to edge plastic is a nice anti-glare screen, no kidding! You can see this if you take your laptop in sunlight and tilt it the right way.

So what's happening is you're getting the worst part of an anti-glare screen (reduced contrast ratio) plus the worst part of a glossy screen (unless you have a really pretty face).

I took the plastic thing off, cut along the black/clear border, pulled out the middle, and stuck the centerless border back on the laptop.

Result? THIS SCREEN IS FANTASTIC. Yeah ok, of course I would say that. But if you knew me, you'd know that was way out of the ordinary and really meant that THIS SCREEN IS FANTASTIC.

One thing you may not have considered is that the screen in its default position has yet another flaw, both sides of that glossy plastic thing are glossy, so some of the light coming from the screen is reflected back to the screen, and as you know light reflected onto the screen has a yellowish tint. That is my guess as to why the whites on this screen are really really white now, and the screen is much brighter. This also explains why other 300nit screens used to look so much brighter than this.

I will have more pics when I am able to charge the battery to my good camera. If anyone has any questions about removing that plastic thing I'll be happy to answer your questions, it's actually pretty easy. For those interested, here is how I did it:

1. I removed the "star" head screws, this was accomplished not with a special star head screw driver, but an ordinary flat head precision screw driver.

2. Put some paper over a hacksaw blade to avoid scratching, wedged it under the plastic near the top where the camera is, and snapped out the first of the several lock-in points on along the top edge. I proceeded to detatch the rest of the top of the screen in this way.

3. Both the left and right sides were held on mostly by adhesive, the very edge point locks in slightly, but the efforts removing these sides are focused mainly on separating the adhesive bond.

4. I pulled upward on the plastic and it came right off, there seems to be no adhesive or lock-in points on the bottom side.

5. Using the center of the screen as a test area, I tested several cutting utilities and decided on the utility knife. To my surprise, the plastic was about 1mm thick.

6. I clamped the screen down to the table, with a straight edge positioned 1mm inward of the black line, to give headroom for errors.

7. I cut along these lines, and repeated step 6 for each side, and pushed out the center to reveal the border piece that now resembled a common laptop screen enclosure border.

8. I used a medium grit sand paper to bring the cut lines to meet the black lines, and finished it off with a fine grit sand paper.

9. I applied some electrical tape to the area between the edge of the screen itself, and the edge of the laptop on the right and left sides because there was light leakage, and then popped the border back on and screwed it down.

Found the charger! Here's the high res shots. They do *some* justice to the screen quality.

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