Dell :: XPS 15 9530 - Extra Capacity HDD

Jan 21, 2015

I'm a photographer, and bought an XPS 15 9630 to do my photo editing. The machine came with the 30Gb mSATA and 1Tb HDD, which wasn't nearly enough for my needs. I've successfully fitted a Samsung 1Tb mSATA, but I would like to upgrade the other drive also. At the moment I have 2 1Tb hard disks, and 2Tb total storage. (After a fair bit of fiddling in BIOS)

I have a Seagate Spinpoint M9T 2Tb disk which I would like to use,but when I fit it, it didn't show up in the BIOS or O/S. It works fine in other laptops. The disk that came with the laptop is 6mm, this one is 9mm, but seems to fit fine. The disk shows up if I remove the mSATA.Is this a problem that can be overcome?

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Dell XPS 9530 :: USB Devices Keeps Getting Disconnected

Dec 16, 2014

I got XPS 15 (9530, Late 2013) couple of days ago with widnows 8.1 installed on it and since the day 1 I am running into a weird problem. All of my USB devices keeps disconnecting. Whether its my phone (HTC One M8) or my portable harddisks. I have tried multiple cables and the result is the same.

I tried connecting all of those devices on different laptops and they work fine except for my laptop. One more thing is that if I have my phone connected with the laptop, it charges fine however, I am unable to browse any file on my phone because it keeps disconnecting.

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Dell XPS 15 (9530) :: Rattling Fan Noises?

May 10, 2014

Got my XPS 15 less than a month ago, been playing some games and some light 3D and graphic work on it. I'm considered having worked the laptop a little more than normal word-processing or web-browsing - not stretching it by any means (not yet anyway).

To deal with the heat, I've lifted the rear of the base up with some small EVA laptop pads about 1cm high.

Just 2 days ago, I've encountered a louder-than usual rattling fan noise coming from the right-hand fan at the base. It sounds kind of like the one in this video, changing frequencies as I rotate the unit around in my hands : 

When I run 3D games, the fans get loud (as per usual) that the rattling sort of "blends into" all that noise, but when web-browsing, the rattling is quite apparent - no longer just a soft whir. There is a slight vibration coming from the right side, if I lay my palms flat on the keyboard.

I've emailed tech support, got a ticket number, but no response so far. Will wait another day before calling. At times like this, I wish Dell had a bricks and mortar outlet that I could bring the laptop to to get it fixed.

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Dell XPS 15 9530 :: FPS Drops / GPU Throttling

Jan 3, 2015

So I recently bought a Dell XPS 15 9530 and well I wanted to see how it would do in gaming. It was doing well in most games until one day, I started getting fps drops that lasted a long time. The FPS would go from whatever it started with, an example being Watch Dogs with 50 fps on low settings, to 9 fps. Another example is CS:GO where I get 60 fps on highest settings, I cap it at 60, but after a few rounds it goes down to 15 fps. So I got NVIDIA Inspector to see what was wrong as many had said it was the GPU throttling and the clocks were 135 MHz for the GPU Clock and 405 MHz for the Memory Clock instead of the default 941 MHz for GPU and 2500 MHz for Memory. The temperature was around 75 degrees celsius at most so I don't think that is the problem. It is plugged into wall while playing and I have most programs closed down when playing.

Also, I have my power plan set to 'High Performance'. The FPS drop does not last forever but lasts about 10-15 minutes and can either be resolved by restarting my laptop or, if I am lucky, restarting the game. It is quite annoying and I have been testing everything for about 2 weeks. I have tried re-installing BIOS, clean installation of drivers, used different programs like ThrottleStop, tried lowering the settings and none of these have worked.

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Jan 22, 2015

Yesterday I have the Dell technician came to my place and changed my broken LCD of my xps 15 (9530) which I just bought for 1 month plus. The strange part was when he finished the changing, turned out the laptop couldn't be booted,  a dead pc. He did not touch anything except for the attached LCD cables. He said it might be the motherboard failure after changing the LCD.

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Dell :: XPS 15 9530 Will Not Wake After Sleeping

Jun 1, 2014

I got my XPS 3 days ago and I've had the lingering issue of the computer not wanting to wake from sleep when I try to open the laptop again. The keyboard and power button lights up like it's working, but the screen never comes back on and I have to restart the computer.

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Dell XPS 15 9530 :: WiFi Will Not Stay On

Dec 11, 2013

Got our new XPS-15, 9530 Base model last night, and the WFIF will not stay on.

Over 2 hours on the phone with Tech Support, and they are sending out a Tech to replace the WIFI card. I'm not even sure it is the WIFI card as he gave up trouble shooting it when he couldn't stay on Remote Access.

the worst of it was the two hours on the phone, it was pure hell, and I told the Techs supervisor about it afterwards.

I hope this isn't the future of this computer, as a new non functioning computer is not a good start.

This is really pushing me towards an Apple MacBook Pro.

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Dell XPS 9530 :: Does Not Wakeup From Sleep When Opening The Lid

Oct 28, 2014

My brand new XPS15 9530 has been having the same problem since I received it. Randomly (but usually after several hours of being closed) the notebook does not wake up when I open the lid.

I have removed the Intel wifi and bluetooth drivers, but the issue remains.

I have reset the power profile and the issue remains

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Jan 11, 2015

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Nov 4, 2014

Yesterday i got my new XPS 15 9530, that's where i ran into some problems.Laptop is unable to work under AHCI in any possible configuration.It ships with 32GB SSD + 1TB HDD, i unscrew and swapped the 1TB HDD with a new Samsung 850 Pro 512GB. I started installing windows while on Intel's SRT (raid), then i noticed it and after installation was over i changed to AHCI.

Then i had to re-install, i boot using windows disk (talking about 8.1 pro) and windows installer was slow during this period... then after i reached the drive listing, i couldn`t touch either drivers. I couldn`t create partition in the samsung pro, i was receiving the 0x80070057 and a couple errors more of the same type. I started playing around with the GPT & MBR formatting, used external computer to create partitions, layouts but nothing.Whenever AHCI is on, i can`t manage to work using the Samsung 850 Pro disk.

So now i`m using Intel's SRT (raid instead) while having a single disk (samsung 850 pro) where windows is installed, while not achieving full read/write speeds because of the samsung magician that has to work with AHCI, and the Intel Rapid Storage Technology (irst). The other drive (32GB SSD) is formatted for linux, i have to disable secure boot to boot into there but that's fine.How can i get AHCI to work? I tried so many ways but clearly nothing..

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May 3, 2014

I'm using a Bluetooth mouse. It often hangs and it seems to be due to Bluetooth freezing/hanging. It is possible to get it going again by going to modern settings/PC and Devices/Bluetooth. Just going to that screen will get it going again.

I have reinstalled drivers without success.

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Nov 22, 2014

The status light associated with caps lock on the XPS 15 does not show when active.   The keyboard backlighting as a whole works.  

I have uninstalled then reinstalled the Dell Quickset package but that has made no difference.  Is there a setting I am missing?

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Nov 23, 2014

My original 500GB HDD + 32GB SSD has been replaced with 256GB SSD + 500GB HDD and now the HDD has been removed, leaving only the SSD. 

So what is the correct setting for SATA operation in BIOS?

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Dec 12, 2008

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Feb 21, 2009

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Jan 5, 2014

It is a XPS 15 9530 and when set to sleep when the lid is closed the unit will not wake when the lid is opened.  If I then press the power button it lights up and I hear a faint sound for about 20 sec (fan, disk, nothing weird) and then the sound stops.  I never see anything on the screen. If I press the power button, again, then it says the PC wasn't shutdown correctly.  Next, it runs some diagnostics for about 10 seconds and then it starts normally.

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Oct 28, 2009

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I found that it wouldn't fit. The drive from the 4100 has a set of three extra pins making it different than the 1200 hard drive. Is this normal? Why the extra pins for the 4100?

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Feb 23, 2009

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Jul 20, 2009

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Aug 21, 2009

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Apr 24, 2010

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Basically, it is a windows driver which loads very early (immediately after NT kernel and HAL) and dynamically patches the ACPI tables with the proper ones (which I dumped from the "bug-free" system state)

NOTE - the patch is for the very experienced users, so PLEASE read the readme.rtf VERY CAREFULLY and please think carefully whether you want to proceed further.

Naturally - It goes without saying that this is a potentially dangerous process, and that usage of any info from the attached file is at your own risk No, seriously, this can make your computer unbootable so please check the readme and do consider if you can perform the repair steps before trying to do anything! System backup is a must.

I believe I documented the process well, so that people with moderately advanced system knowledge can use this patch. There is a pre-compiled driver available in the /example directory, but that driver is valid for systems which have EXACTLY the same configuration as mine (all described in Readme)

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