Dell :: So This Is Why People Told Me To Avoid ...
Last month I placed an order for a laptop through Dell. Complications (cause by Dell) caused me to cancel the order, but I had already received the spare battery I ordered.
When I mentioned the battery that has already been shipped to me, the rep told me that I would be contacted later on instructions for returning the product.
Now, this was my first experience purchasing something like this so I assumed that was common procedure
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Apple :: Error On Macbook Pro- System Told Me To Hold Power Button
Sat Apr 18 10:41:49 2009
panic(cpu 0 caller 0x001A9C68): Kernel trap at 0x0565b540, type 14=page fault, registers:
CR0: 0x8001003b, CR2: 0x00020051, CR3: 0x0155d000, CR4: 0x00000660
EAX: 0x053ed080, EBX: 0x05070400, ECX: 0x049d64c4, EDX: 0x050d2680
CR2: 0x00020051, EBP: 0x349f3ed8, ESI: 0x00000006, EDI: 0x80000003
EFL: 0x00010202, EIP: 0x0565b540, CS: 0x00000008, DS: 0x049d0010
Error code: 0x00000000
Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
0x349f3cc8 : 0x12b4f3 (0x45b13c 0x349f3cfc 0x1335e4 0x0)
0x349f3d18 : 0x1a9c68 (0x464700 0x565b540 0xe 0x463eb0)
0x349f3df8 : 0x1a038d (0x349f3e10 0xffffffff 0x349f3ed8 0x565b540)
0x349f3e08 : 0x565b540 (0xe 0x48 0x349f0010 0x3e0010)
0x349f3ed8 : 0x417f14 (0x5070400 0x3 0x5070400 0x5070400)
0x349f3f48 : 0x4182ab (0x5070400 0x349f3f94 0x136713 0x19eb5b)
0x349f3f78 : 0x13eed2 (0x5070400 0x0 0x1a336f 0x6aba7d8)
0x349f3fc8 : 0x1a017c (0x0 0x0 0x1a30b5 0x4dc1f20)
Backtrace terminated-invalid frame pointer 0
BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task
Mac OS version:
Darwin Kernel Version 9.6.0: Mon Nov 24 17:37:00 PST 2008; root:xnu-1228.9.59~1/RELEASE_I386
System model name: MacBookPro4
Dell :: How Do I Avoid The 15% Restocking Fee?
So I ordered a Dell Studio XPS 1640 laptop and I tried to cancel it, but they already stated that it went into production and so not one person of any position and department would cancel it.
I recieved the laptop just a couple days ago and just got to calling Dell to return it.
I just called and the lady stated a 15% Restocking fee would apply to this return of the laptop that is over $300!
How do I avoid this 15% Restocking fee? I also ordered the 9-cell battery with the laptop, how do I avoid that Restocking fee?
Dell's customer service is sinking like the Titanic
Dell :: Avoid Or At Least Gaming On Laptops
I recently had the pleasure of having a laptop (inspiron 1520) crap out on me after only just two years (i bought it November 2007). I had a laptop cooler and used the laptop for ocassional LAN parties, gaming and also to do my homework until I broke. I know some of you might say it's my fault for not buying the extended warrenty but come on, a $1300 dollar machine should last at least four years with normal care. That's the least I expect from a normal laptop. Is that too much to ask for? Anyway after that whole expierience I'll never get another laptop for gaming again, especially from Dell.
If you are considering buying a laptop for gaming consider other options unless you really need to game on the go.
Flame on Dell lovers and laptop gamers!
Dell :: New Nvidia GPUs Use Older Solder Bumps To Avoid Failure
There's been plenty of coverage surrounding Nvidia's admitted "abnormal failure rate" among what remains an unknown number of GPUs, but in case you missed it, here's the Cliff Notes version: Earlier this summer, Nvidia announced it would take a one time hit of $150-$200 million to cover warrany and repair costs associated with a bad batch of mobile GPUs. The chip maker insisted (and still does) that the failures were an isolated incident, but that's come into question. News and rumor site The Inquirer has been particularly vocal in its questioning of how widespread the problem really is, bringing up the possibility that the defective parts could be affecting both mobile and desktop parts, including G92 and G94 based GPUs.
Now that you're caught up, it's TGDaily who's bringing more speculation to the table. Referencing industry sources, the news site claims that Nvidia's future 45nm GPUs that have recently entered the qualification stage are being built with high-lead solder bumps. Earlier speculation pointed to Nvidia having made the switch to eutecic solders in reaction to the GPU failures, and if that's the case, the switch to solder bumps raises more questions than answers as to what's going on, and whether or not the problem has been solved or is ongoing.
Dell :: Why Do People Hate?
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how many people are still using their Acer Aspire 2000 series notebook? Mine still runs good with no problems. I've upgraded the memory, hard drive, added internal bluetooth (1.1), upgraded to Vista Business, still can use the Arcade software to view movies and listen to CD's without booting Windows.
And it's still a nice looking notebook!
HP/Compaq :: HP Envy 15 (V2) Inside Pictures For People Who Want To Reapply Thermal Paste
I decide to reapply thermal paste and took couple of pictures to show how to do it and what kind of parts you need to remove.
First you need to download service manual and read it. All the instructions are there for how to dissemble the notebook. Following pictures might help you to understand service manual.
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Dell :: Dell.ca Fewer Screen Choices Vs Dell.com
Is it normal that dell.ca would have fewer choices of screens than dell.com? I'm looking at the studio 15, and dell.com lists Hi Resolution/Bright,
glossy widescreen 15.4 WLED display (1440x900) as a choice, which is what I want, but dell.ca doesn't. When I view the system specs though, that choice is listed as on option.
Dell :: Which RAM/memory Kingston, Corsair, PNY Or Dell Certified?
I enjoy gaming, although I wouldn't consider myself a "hardcore" gamer. I currently have 1024 MB of RAM (2 x 512) and I am looking to upgrade soon. My options are as follows:
- Dell certfied RAM
- PNY RAM
- Kingston RAM
- Corsair RAM
Of course, for the Dell RAM, I have to wait for the shipping, but it is one of the cheaper ones. However, any of the other three I can pick up at Best Buy (which is more convenient). Can someone point out the pros and cons of each? It seems the PNY is a great buy, but could there be performance problems compared to the others? And why is the Kingston so expensive?
Dell :: Assassin's Creed For Pc To Play It On My Dell Laptop
i consider buying assassin's creed for pc to play it on my dell laptop (see sig).
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played it? is it worth it or do i have to turn down the settings too much?
just for info: i can play gears of war, bioshock, ut3, cod4, et:qw, sega rally,
orange box, stalker, etc. at max settings at 1280x800 res. everything runs
smoothly like that. have to turn down aa or shadow qual. slightly down sometimes,
Dell :: Dell Inspiron - Monitor To Shut Off After 1 Minute Of Being Idle
when i first got my dell inspiron and it was all good. when i set the monitor to shut off after 1 minute of being idle, it did and would not turn on unless someone moved the mouse of pressed a button. however, after i reformatted, the computer monitor would shut off after 1 min but soon afterwards it turns on again by itself, then it goes off again, then it remains on permanently. i recently formatted my laptop again and this problem persists. anyone knows whats sup? im using xp ftw... and my configurations are the same as it was before the reformats so idk whats wrong.
Dell :: Sold At Wal-Mart And Best Buy Vs Dell.com
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I read that the Dell products sold in Wal-Marts and Best Buys were built and shipped out from a different manufacturing source than the Dell computer products being sold on Dell.com.
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Dell :: Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook To Boot Up
Dell Inspiron 6000 notebook to boot up and stay unfrozen long enough for me to retrieve my files, and put them on my tower pc.
In a nutshell, I got this Inspiron about 3 years ago- I currently have it connected to an external monitor, because my wife dropped a heavy object on the screen last year, and destroyed said screen.
Just this past week, I turned it on, and it started getting really slow. Finally, it got to a point where now, when I turn it on, it boots up, it goes to the desktop, the desktop icons all appear, and within a minute or two, it just kind of slows down, and eventually freezes up, and the hard drive indicator light quits doing anything. It does not respond to anything, and the only way to restart it, is to hold the power button down until it resets.
If anybody knows of a thread already on this site, regarding this problem, please point me in the right direction, as I tried the search function, and did not come up with anything.
and one or two other things, since it initially started having problems, sometimes, I will get two "missing module" error boxes pop up- and also, while it is booting, the screen flashes black for about 3 seconds, and then comes back on and continues to load.
Thank you very much to anybody who could possibly help me out of this jam. I really do not plan on using this laptop (or notebook) anymore, if and hopefully when, I get my files off of it.
And that is the other problem, I can not attempt to boot up in safe mode, as my screen is busted up, and it will not output to my external monitor, when I hit the f key while it is starting. I did make a couple different bootable cds, but they do not seem to do anything.
Dell :: Dell B130 And The AC Adapter Will Not Work
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Dell :: Changing RAM (non-Dell Laptop)
Hey yall, I'm not a dell owner, but my friend is. I'm wondering...can you put RAM sticks from another, non-Dell laptop, into a Dell? Would this break her accidental warranty (she purchased it after accident, regular warranty is long over...)? I wonder because I have a dead laptop (HD died, screen died etc) that has 2GB of RAM in it while her laptop has a mere 512 and since I'm going to be helping her do a complete system reinstall because I virus has ravaged her files...
Dell :: Review - Inspiron Mini 10 [DELL]
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Dell :: Sell On Ebay From Dell.com?
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Dell :: Dell M1730 Failure
First off, The model
Dell m1730 - Out of warranty
Laptop is failing to boot up. The screen does not turn on/make it to BIOS. Tho, the lights come on, USB devices light up...
Things that happend up to this problem:
Very confident it's NOT virus related.
I put my laptop into hibernation for the night, in the morning, the laptop still being in hibernation, I took out my Ipod shuffle first gen. Later in the day, we expirenced a black out.
When I got home, My laptop was no longer in hibernation ( the blackout ) and thats when I noticed the problem. My AC Adapter is behind two surge protectors, so I think ( and hoping ) it's a minor hardware misshap with the Ipod.
Dell :: Want To Buy Battery Other Than From Dell
After getting my AC Adapter replaced and my motherboard replaced. My battery STILL won't charge. That means the only culprit left was the battery, and according to Dell, I must buy a new battery from them since my 1 year battery warranty is over. The battery from Dell is too expensive, 6 cell for 330 dollars? So where else can I buy my battery from. The store needs to have good reputation, secure, and good prices. I would like either 6-cell or 9-cell battery, and willing to pay around 70-100 dollars. The battery sold must be either new, or refurbished with full capacity.
Dell :: X64 Vista And Dell
Dell is getting their act together on the x64 bandwagon
There are x64 drivers put out by dell, just not officially.
You just have to know where to look, for example the following link
nvidia driver for x64 vista on m1530, not on their support site for m1530, yet it is available.
A11 bios update for m1530 to suppport 8 gb of ram, not on their support site.
if you go to their ftp site, and have time to look thru hundreds of files, you can find them.
I think when they have them all, they will put them on their support site, under x64 updates.
Dell :: From 32 To 64
My 1530 shipped with 32bit and I recently asked Dell and received the x64 disk. My first go at the installation I did an install of x64 and it turns out, according to dell, that I did a "diry" install (basically installed over old).
I did what was suggested; upon installation (reinstallation) I deleted all drives. I eventually spent the next few hours updating drivers and reinstalling software. Now I'm back to where I want to be with a few exceptions.
1. My computer doesn't restart. The "logging off/out" screen lingers, while the blue circle spins indefinitely. I have to push and hold power button to shut off. Upon restart, I get a windows wasn't logged off/shut down properly message. Any one else experience this?
2. My computer locates my wireless network, but the manual wi-fi swith turn wi-fi on and off, but it does not visually show me that it does/n't. Same issue with the search wi-fi button. Doesn' give me a que. No real issue considering I can connect. Any one else?
3. Since I didn't know that I had to create a recovery partition during reinstallation I don't have one. According to Dell it's too late to create unsless I want to go through the same process (I really don't). Is this true. How beneficial is it to create one. Should I start over and create one. I didn't create one for Media Direct as I was told its not compatible with x64.
Dell :: 13 Or 16
im looking in to buying a new laptop and its out of these two.
as their is no dell store to actually go and see these with my own eyes i would like some opinions...
i initally like the 13, but how small is it ? i dont want something too small....and yet the 16 seems to big? does anyone have or can provide links to both these models side by side?
i wont really be using it for gaming, mostly dvds internet and raring and unraring big files.
Dell :: Is XPS16 Right For Me?
In the next couple of months, I'm considering buying a xps16 (hopefully one with a radeon 5xxx by then). It's purpose is to play Starcraft II at high settings and Diablo III (if it ever comes out) + as my main pc replacement. I just have a few questions.
1) How is the build quality of the XPS16?
I want a laptop that can last at least 5 years (not gaming-wise, obviously). I haven't seen it in person yet but I've seen the Studio 15 and it seems kind of solid.
2) Is there a heat issue?
The xps16 will be an i5 and I do plan to get a notebook cooler. I skim through the forum and on the net, my impression is that some people seem to say it's hot ( but not too hot? ) and the lcd screen turns yellow from the vents?
3) How is the RGBled screen? Is it worth getting?
I read about the throttle issues and that you need to configure the settings. My current monitor is 17" and 1280x1024 and I"m slightly worried that I might have to squint a little to see 1080p on a smaller screen. Also, I'm worried if the laptop's heat output might ruin the screen. Then again, I read that it is really the best thing since sliced bread.
Thank you all for your input. I'm also considering the Asus G51, if the xps doesn't work out.
Dell :: Which XPS Should I Go For?
I'm going to buy an XPS 16, but just considering which specification to go for.
My current laptop is a HP 6730B with 4GB RAM with Windows 7 and its response time is pretty slow which annoys the hell out of me.
I have the habit of running multiple applications concurrently, such as Word, Outlook, MSN, Chrome, Dropbox, Skype, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, etc (you get the picture). But I rarely play games on my laptop, though I think I might start playing if I get an XPS (probably Diablo 3).
Anyway, I'm divided between two choices:
1. XPS 16, 15.6" WLED, i7-720QM, 6GB (2+4) RAM, 256GB SSD = NZ$3,700 (about US$2,600)
2. XPS 16, 15.6" WLED, i7-820QM, 8GM (4+4) RAM, 640GB 5400RPM SATA HDD = NZ$3,300 (about US$2,300)
So basically it comes down to lower spec CPU with SSD, or higher spec CPU with SATA drive.
I did hear about certain "flickering" issues with the XPS screens and the throttling issue, but do these problems appear with XPS 16's with WLED screens (and 90W adapter)? I'd be interested to find out.
I'm thinking maybe go for option 2, and when the prices for SSD come down buy one then? Is it possible to buy a SSD from somewhere other than Dell and install it on XPS 16 myself?
Dell :: Service
My new Studio XPS 1640 appears to have a bad WiFi card. It is very difficult to get it to connect to the network, and it has fits where it drops contact.
So, I contacted XPS tech support. After doing the usual opening questions, they have proceeded as follows:
1) I was assigned an XPS tech and given their specific telephone information so that they could serve as single point of contact.
2) I was told "we will own this issue and get it resolved".
3) They then set an appointment to speak to me when I had sufficient time to do things like driver changes and trying to reseat the minicard. We performed those steps Monday night.
4) After the reset they wanted me to use it heavily on network for at least 24 hours with them checking in to determine if the issues were still present. Unfortunately they were.
5) At this point, the initial diagnosis was Dell was going to send a tech to replace the minicard, antenna and the motherboard (going a bit overboard?). I agreed and the tech was scheduled.
6) 45 minutes later my tech called. She had discussed the situation with her supervisor and they wanted instead to replace THE ENITRE LAPTOP. So, they are now doing a new XPS 1640 built to the same specs as the original. It will be shipped to me and I am simply to put the original in the box and have Fedex come get it .......
Dell :: New Laptop, What Do I Need To Do?
I just bought a refurbished Studio 15. Is there anything that anyone of you recommend me doing? I already did a burn in test with "BurnInTest". Actually, everything passed except the DVD drive. I'm going to retest it tonight to see if it fails again. I already ran the battery down to 5%, then charged it back up. Is there anything else I need or should do? This is my first new laptop in 5 years, I want this one to last.