I just got my hands a Studio 15 with great specs at the cheap, but with a pretty badly scratched up LCD lid. Has anyone attempted replacing the lid? Is it hard? I've opened up and replaced a processor, keyboard, fingerprint reader, ram, and hard drive before, but never an LCD cover. I'm kinda worried about the power button and wifi catcher, and I'm worrying I may not put the screen back the right way. This is supposed to be for my cousin, but I can't give it this badly scratched up.
I picked up a 9600m GT on ebay and need help removing the bottom cover. The full bottom panel needs to be removed as it is trapping the copper pipes from the heatsink. Can anyone direct me to a guide on how this is done on a 7720g?
The speakers in the studio 15 are pretty bad, worse than any other laptop I've ever used (worse than my cell-phone)... and I've never even used the Dell audio drivers which are supposed to be even worse. I've picked up a set of Logitech V20 speakers which are great, but it would be nice to upgrade the stock speakers.
I've started doing some digging ... the speakers are part number Dell part D954D made by Veco (http://www.veco.com.tw/all-index.htm) which makes a lot of small speakers and custom notebook mounts .....
I have a new studio 1555 with a 500gb HD in it. It has vista 64bit.
I have an OCZ Vertex 120gb and 30gb. I tried to put the 30gb version in and install windows xp 32 (nlited copy, which installs on anything else, including my dad's old Inspiron 1705... which has a 30gb Vertex).....................
I mentioned previously that I didn't care for the smudges on the glossy black cover of the mini. So I ordered a spare LCD cover to save in case I want to revert back to stock, and took my mini apart tonight to paint the cover.
See the attachments.... one is a good example of the smudges.
right now I have the mini COMPLETELY apart!
I was going to paint the cover a red wrinkle finish, but have decided at the last minute to use a red rubberized coating instead. I guess this is similar to what the larger inspirons feel like.
Anyway, second coat is about to go on, I'll post pictures of it when it's done.
anyone at all been able to light up the cover lights (just one of the colors even) for those who have done the 9400/E1705 to M1710 mods? I would really like to know how this can be done if there are some theories out there. Please refrain from saying how much you hate the lights or asking why I would care to do this :
Some methods I thought about trying: USB port: 5V ok, will that work with the cover LEDs? Fan port: I have heard this one might not work but can anyone confirm?
(I am talking about cutting off the connector that would originally go into the M1710 mobo and trying various things with the wires that happen to be color coded, 2 for each color of LED apparently.)
I have a XPS M1530, And the screen doesn't go off when I close my laptop. I have contacted dell about it. They replaced the mobo, the LCD Screen, the Palm rest. And it still doesn't go off... I'm wonder what it can be...
1) Notebook Cover -> which is best? black or White?. Will the white get dull and stained over time?, Does the black look like cheapy plastic?. Does the black look like the ones on the black Inspirons because I think those do look nasty?
2) Built-In Broadband card (Wireless 5540 Mobile Broadband HSDPA Mini-Card ) -> how is the reception of these units compared to the USB dongle ones?. Is Access to where they are installed at the bottom of the notebook hence not voiding waranty if i decide to install at a later date? or Am I just better off getting one off ebay at a cheaper price?
I've scratched mine up a bit and wouldn't mind ordering a replacement, but I wanted to try successfully removing it first before contacting Dell. I've removed the three screws as outlined in the manual, but it won't budge. Is there a particular way of pushing it out, or maybe I need to be more forceful?
In trying to access the ram chips for upgrade I am trying to get the cover off. It is an unusually large sheet of plastic with four screws. Yes, I have loosened the screws but in trying to pull off the cover it is bending to the point of almost breaking and I don't want to force it. It is the 15.4 size gemstone.
i wanted to install some new ram so i was takeing the cover off the back. when upside down, the top left screw was stuck and i tried to screw it off and now the screw hole is messed. also, when closeing the screw near the battery (bottom right) wont fully go in and i cant put it in fully?