It sounds like there are some dodgy sellers for the Dell power supplies, at least on ebay, based on some discussions. If anyone has purchased a 130W PS and feels like they could recommended the seller I'd appreciate the tip. If posting an ebay or retail link violates forum rules then just PM me.
I have two power bricks for my notebook (I bought a second one at the time I placed my order so I would have a spare for traveling, etc.)
One of the bricks gets way hotter then the other. I don't understand why, they are both 120W adapters. I can't help but be paranoid that something is wrong with the one that gets really hot and I'm afraid to use it. I mean why would one barely get warm and an identical second one gets hot?
Well many people seem to suffer from the dreaded brick Failure, I have had a few go crap, and many of those failures usually were traced back to a broken wire in the DC cable assemly. If you wiggle the cable in the area if the strain relief you can usually hear the crackling sound.
I usually find it breaks in the strain relief - See attached Picture.
Fixing this can be easily done with a few items, there are a few little challanges as well.
1. Soldering Iron & Solder 2. Solder Sucker (removing tool) or Solder Wick 3. Wire Cutters 4. pliers, Small Screw drivers 5. Volt Meter (DVM) 6. Electrical tape
If you see Picture 1 of the plug, I just wanted to point out the typical barrel type connector used in the Dell laptops 6000/6400/9400/M1710 Etc.
There are 3 wires to connect here, The Out side Barrel is the Negative supply, The inside Barrel is Postive, and the inside Tip is a Voltage Sense.
I have added some new Pictures to show the inside of the PA-13 brick.
You can see the three connectoins on the bottom side of the board. The spacing is tight, and you can easily solder across two pads, checking for solder bridges is important
Please note, the spaces are small, and you require good eyes, a magnifying glass would help, and some soldering skills.
After your soldered the new connections careful inspection to check for any solder bridges is required.....
my m1710, for whatever reason it decided to... when you try to open the C: or anything in the C:, explorer.exe closes and decides to restart itself. This also happens when I try to save anything off of IE7, or any other application in my computer (OpenOffice, Paint, etc.). I get some sort of error that "the memory referenced memory in a certain area, and could not be written, click ok to terminate the program". Upon clicking OK, the whole computer freezes until I decide to go into task manager and outright shut down the "my computer / explorer.exe" function, at which point it starts itself back up after 20 seconds.
I cannot access any of my files, or save things to them without the application spontaneously closing on me, I would REALLY like to know how to fix this. Much credit / rep will be provided to the fixer of the problem.
I just recieved a PA-13.. My comp gives me an odd dos screen saying it dosent recognize the power adapter... Is there something i have to do to make it recognize..? or should it be automatically recognized..?
I have a 9400 and i was planning on putting a fx-2500 vid card in tonight... Whats wrong here..?
I have been reading a bunch of threads on decreasing temps and I am now thinking about changing the thermal compound that the machine shipped with.
I had originally seen a lot of people recommending Arctic Silver but I was not sure which one so I started to llok for more info and am now thoroughly confused. From what I have read some are designed for a more permanent mounting which I do not want since I may want to change the CPU in the future.
Also it seems some work better than others in certain applications which I don't understand. To me all it is doing is transferring heat so what it is transferring heat from shouldn't matter. But since it does seem to have some effect what has worked well for other SXPS 16 users.
From what I've heard it seems like the Dell Studio XPS 1647 has good enough specs to play a good number of games. But I want to ask the community who owns a Studio XPS 1647 to give me their opinion on it when gaming on it. Note that I'm well aware that the Dell Studio XPS 1647 isn't made for just gaming. Anyways I'm planning on buying one but I'm not too convince to do so.
I plan on playing games on the Studio XPS 1647 most of the time, but I'm also willing to do other things such as surfing on the internet, homework, etc.. From looking at the specs I believe that it would be a good computer to buy, but having to look at the graphic card (ATI Mobility RADEON® HD 4670 – 1GB) I'm not too sure that I'll be able to play the games I want to play with the graphic details I want to play in. When I say games I mean like Bad Company 2, Starcraft 2 etc..
I have a Dell Latitude E6400 which uses Dell's 90w Charger PA-10 which is a 90w 4.62A and 19.5V.
I have been looking for a second power supply, but before I drop the money on a new one. I also have an old Inspiron which uses a the 130w Dell Charger, it is a 6.7A power supply, and the same 19.5V as my Latitude Charger.
Could I use this charger with my Latitude without causing damage? I am just a little concerned about the Amperage being higher than my current charger.
I have a Dell XPS M1330 PC and am currently using a trial version of Everest Ultimate to monitor primarily its temperature, but I also use it occasionally to check its components.
The trial version ends in 8 days and I am looking for another software monitoring program, preferably freeware, to replace it, but I am also willing to pay reasonably for quality monitoring software.
Reviewing the posts on the Notebook Forums, HWMonitor seems to be widely recommended and used. Would you agree or do you have other recommendations for accurate temperature monitoring software? Is there any freeware that can monitor the various functions of the M1330 PC like Everest does?
I also had a question about the Everest Ultimate monitoring program (made by Lavalys). I found the following on the Lavalys website:
I have the Pavilion G6 2342dx running Windows 8. Yesterday, I used HP's support assistant to perform a few recommended driver updates. Among the things updated was the Qualcomm Atheros Wifi device driver and the HP wireless button driver. Wifi device installed was 10...222, from 10....212. Â After the update, my laptop is unable to detect any wifi networks. It just shows "No networks found." I also noticed that the wifi button light (on F12) is always white whether or not I activate flight mode or not. I get an on-screen message alright about airplane mode status changing. However, it does not appear to be actually turning on/off the wifi because from the sidebar, it looks like wifi is on but with the "No networks found" message persisting. Also, the wifi icon on the status bar remains grayed out with an red x on it. Â I have tried disabling and enabling the adaptor with no success. I have tried downloading and reinstalling the driver (10...212) with no luck. I even tried disabling, uninstalling and reinstalling the device from device manager. System restore fails everytime I try it. Interestingly, the latest driver on HP support website is the 212, no mention of the 222 driver.
I can't find cards anywhere, used or new! My GTX in one 9400 bit the dust this morning and my GS bit the dust 2 weeks ago (I have a few 9400's). I need to get some replacement cards but can't find them anywhere and woul
I've noticed lately that my framerate will suddenly go from ~100 fps (I set max there) or so to 20fps.
It will do that for almost a minute, and then suddenly for no good reason shoot back up to 100. Also, there would be times when absolutely nothing is happening in games, and it happens.
I used to think the drop was heavy firefights or traditional graphic issues like smoke or textures, but when i turned everything to the lowest, I still observed the exact same trend!
Windows Defender reports nothing and Spybot Search and Destroy reports nothing. I went through NHC to make sure HD is set on max performance and also set Battery Usage on max performance. I *thought* that would help, but the same thing started happening again after a small period (8-10 minutes) of no slow down.
Current theories are: 1. The cpu is overheating so it underclocks for a minute or so. 2. There is some process that I can't find (I might have missed something obvious) that checks in every 4-5 minutes
With my PC I can record streamed audio via Audacity. However I can only see the microphone as an input source for I/O inputs. I have looked at all settings and cannot find anything relevant. It seems you cannot also run the Realtek control panel presumably this is a Acer configuration.
My Mat$hita UJ-832D DVD burner has given out, and I wanted to purchase a replacement, but am having a hard time finding one online for my Sony Vaio TX750p/b notebook. Does anyone out there know of a good source that carries a replacement burner (any brand) that will fit my notebook?
i'm pretty close to buying the 17" mbp, but i was hoping to clear somethings up beforehand. now, i know nothing about computers, so don't ask me stuff that i wouldn't know. how would the mpb cope with running counterstrike source, for say a couple of hours everynight.? i play on low settings and @ 1024x768 res. - read a little bit about bootcamping but that means nothing to me. and about heating, i have read that the mbp overheats/gets hot quite easliy, so would it be worth getting a stand/cooling to help?
It worked yesterday but as of this morning no sound. The Realtek highDef sound device has the current driver and is identified as operational by the Win 8.1 device manager, but no sound comes out from any source. Rolling back the driver to an earlier version did result in a pulse of static during the changeover but still no output. Â As side note the Devices and Printers button is no longer working in Classic Shell.
I have this problem since last night and there had no problem from I bought my computer last year until last night.
I leave my pc there and I went out somewhere. When I get back, I saw my screen blank, and no responding at all. I force shutdown and restart again, the bios screen didn't show up.
But after a while I turn on my pc, I can see the bios screen again and log on to windows. After that I go to event viewer and check what is that error just now, and the error message is:
"The description for Event ID 14 from source nvlddmkm cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer."
And then I didn't bother that and start to play game. But suddenly my screen went to look like low graphic, many pink pixed, and then went to blank screen. I force to turn off the pc and then turn on again.
I searched all over the internet and they asked to uninstall the driver and reinstall again. But still have this kind of problem, even I surfing internet the problem still occurs.
Grand Central Dispatch may not exactly be a household name to the average Apple user, but it's certainly a hot topic among developers, who may know it better as "libdispatch," and are no doubt thrilled that Apple has now made the whole thing open source. Among other things, that means developers are now able to take full advantage of multi-core processors in Snow Leopard, which obviously has some fairly big implications for applications as soon as those developers are able to get a handle on things. Know what you're doing? Just like to get in over your head? Then you can find the complete source code and other necessary information at the read link below.