Dell :: XPS Gen2 Fix Or Part Out?

Sep 17, 2009

This laptop just went out of warranty when the lcd started growing vertical lines(have had 4 screens replaced under warranty for the same thing )
Should i fix it with a new screen and sell it or just part it out?

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Dell :: XPS Gen2 LCD .

May 3, 2008

When I took my XPS Gen2 out of standby this morning the LCD had a bar about an inch wide running from the bottom to the top that is light and flickering. Then another bar next to ithat one that is even lighter and flickering. I reseated both LCD connectors, rebooted and tried several other adjustments without any luck.

I have the WXUGA Clearview screen - and could have sworn I saw something about Dell having a recall on these if they died? Could anyone direct me to the proper location for that? I'm just... exasperated this happened out of nowhere :/ The laptop isn't even 3 years old :/

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Dell :: 6800 Ultra XPS Gen2

Jul 17, 2007

I currently own a XPS Gen2 I purchased in Oct 2005. When I was deployed back to Iraq this past year it started acting up and now when I boot it the screen is just black. I have been told by a few people that it is the Vid card that has died on me. If so. Is there any modding to put a 7800gtx in it? I have seen on the forums where I can purchase one for around $260US.

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Dell :: XPS Gen2 Memory Issue

Mar 31, 2009

I know this computer is pretty antiquated by now.. it has lasted me almost all the way through college but I just noticed how cheap memory is so i bought 4 gigs of Kingston Hyperx ram. I know windows xp can only see 3.25gigs but i figured it would run better with 2 identical sticks of ram in it instead of a 2gb stick and a 1gb stick ......

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Dell :: Upgrading A XPS Gen2 To Wireless

Jan 3, 2008

I have a XPS Gen2 which has a internal 54Mbit wireless card. Does anyone know if I can upgrade that internal card to draft-N or do I have to buy a PC-CARD to be able to get faster wireless?

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Dell :: Clean XP Install Old XPS Gen2 Laptop?

Dec 7, 2007

It has been a while since I have read this forum and I've had this XPS Gen 2 laptop for a couple of years and am happy with it.

I remember a while back there was a very detailed thread that told of how to do a Clean Install of Win XP for the technically impaired.

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Dell :: Why M1710, M170, Gen2, M90 Overheat &

Jan 26, 2009

I've been using my M1710 that I built from parts over two years ago and it still runs great. But guess what sports fans...this thing does have a supreme maintenance issue. An issue that Dell has never admitted. I might even call it a design defect.

And that major issue/design defect is the fact that dust bunnies form between the cooling fan outlets and the heatsink cooling fins located on the ends of the CPU/GPU heatsinks arms. The result is that air flow is blocked and heatsink efficiency goes way down, so "baddaboom baddabing"...higher temps. If your lappy is getting hotter than normal, check your fan speeds if you have I8kfanGUI as they will most definitely be running faster than normal. As an example, my maximum fan speeds are pretty consistant at 42CPU/38GPU. Right now, as I'm typing this they are 44/40 and my CPU/GPU temps are above average so I have to do something I hate to do...

...and you'll hate it too if you're having heat problems, but it MUST be done sooner or later. You, or someone you trust, will have to carefully disassemble your lappy to remove the offending dust bunnies. This requires removing the top palm rest and power switch/hinge covers, keyboard, myriad motherboard connectors, and the video card. Of course, you'll also want to remove the battery first. Here is a link for the Dell service manual to guide you in your disassembly if you don't have access to one: [url]. Until the video card is removed you won't be able to see the dust bunnies since Dell seals the tops of the fan outlets with black tape. After peeling up the tape you'll still have to remove the fans and they will need cleaning also. This is when you'll see why your "Precious" has become a POS. If you've ever looked at the mesh filter screen on your clothes dryer you'll see the same damned thing. So what's next?

After removing the bunnies, thoroughly clean the fan blades, heatsink arm fins and don't forget to clean the bottom case inlet/outlet vents. A mini-sized vaccuum is good to start with and/or take dampened-with-water Q-Tip swabs and maybe even an old soft toothbrush to do the deed. And then?

Afterwords, carefully reassemble your lappy, but don't forget to reseal the tops of the fan exhaust areas. Electrical tape works great. If you unplugged your CMOS battery you'll have to re-enter your bios settings. After boot-up you'll notice the lappy is cooler and quieter and the fans won't be running wide-assed open as often.

Don't forget these lappies generate a lot of heat naturally and any air flow blockage yields dire results. I was quite disappointed after I installed an unlocked T7600G CPU and could crank it up in the U.S, but here in Thailand I can't run it hard above 2.33Ghz for long due to higher ambient temps. This means the cooling system is just adequate and there's not much room for poor conditions.

One more tip. I usually do this cleaning every three or four months and there's always a dust bunny, or two, even if the fans don't look too dirty. Last Spring I actually disassembled the whole unit and used a Dremel to open up the exhaust slots in the back of the case bottom to hopefully increase exhaust air flow . After re-assembly I cut up some old panty hose and taped a small piece over each case fan inlet vent to filter out the dust. If you also add the panty hose filters be careful not to block any of the vent slots with tape. I did this about six months ago and it finally needs cleaning again, so it just about doubled my maintenance interval.

Now then, why do I say this is a design defect? Simple, as this same problem has existed since the XPS Gen2 for all models with discrete graphics cards plugged into the motherboard as they're all the same design. Dell should have revised the design to avoid this problem or at least they could have made the bottom cases such that the cooling vent areas could be easily removed for access. This also should have been added to the manual as a periodic maintenance requirement. I guarantee that they've spent a huge amount of money by having to service or replace probably thousands of these for overheating over the last few years when the condition was avoidable to begin with. How sad, and moreso for the unhappy customers.

Another problem I had with my Gen2 was that the graphics card heatsink wasn't transferring heat away from the GPU and it kept overheating. It was easy to tell once the power switch cover and keyboard were removed because I could then touch the heatsink over the graphics card and it was hot as Hell while the cooling arms were much cooler.

Dell replaced the 6800 with a 7800 under warranty so I was happy at the time.

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Dell :: New Battery For My 9300 Modded To XPS Gen2

May 9, 2008

I have a 9300 that has been modded to an XPS Gen2 with the 7800 GTX in it. The battery that I have sometimes gives me the flashing orange light. When it's not doing that, it only last about an hour. It used to last much longer. I also think it's going out becaus of the orange light that flashes from time to time.

I want to buy a new one off Ebay but there are so many sellers and it looks like there are a good number of variances from the batteries. Some say 7200, some say 6600. I know what I want there, but my question is this:

Does anyone know of a good Ebay seller that sells a quality and correct product for my laptop?

Or does anyone have a place that will sell me a quality product? I don't want to pay $150 for a battery from Dell.

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Dell :: 6800 Ultra In My XPS Gen2 Video Card Died

Feb 21, 2008

For whatever reason, my 6800 Ultra in my XPS Gen2 I got awhile ago went dead. Can anyone suggest where I can get a replacement on the cheap(er)? I bought the 6800 Ultra upgrade for $500 back then and now spare parts wants $599 for one.

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HP/Compaq :: Clean Install Gen2 Envy 15 With I5-420m 3dmark Result. Under 3.5k

Mar 22, 2010

it's weird because I'm running Dawn of War 2 and Starcraft 2 in native resolution with max settings (water effect set to mid in Dawn of War 2)

The amd GPU overclock tool is also telling me that the default clock speed is 99/199

I'm guessing it's driver issues but i have no friggen clue. I installed the latest drivers and updated everything that needed to be updated.

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Dell :: XPS Part Identification

Mar 9, 2009

i just purchased an old dell m170 from ebay. i asked for the service tag (8819S91) and it showed me this for the video card:

1NF524Module,Card,Graphic,256MB G70,M170..

can anybody confirm what kind of video card that is? is it the 6800 or the 7800?..

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Dell :: RGBLED Part #

Nov 5, 2009

What is/are the part number(s) for the 16" 1080p RGBLED screen? My Dell order keeps getting some 1080p 15.6" WLED screen ... I'd like to use the part # and get the manager to fix it quickly. Also what is the part # for Bluetooth?

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Dell :: What Is Part # F754K ?

Jun 25, 2009

A replacement system has been set out and typical Dell can tell me not a freaking thing about it.

They did tell me F754K is the Dell part number of the video card. I have to know cause I may have to refuse the delivery.

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Dell :: 8gb M1730 Will HP Part FH978AT

Mar 20, 2009

does anybody know if 2 of these

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Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Form Factor SO DIMM 200-pin
Memory Speed 800 MHz ( PC2-6400 )

I belive since bios A07 the M1730 will take 8GB

can some body confirm this HP ram will fit in the dell m1730

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Apr 2, 2009

my work pc is a Dell inspiron 1520. it is mounted on Ram stand in my tow truck. the problem i am having is sometimes now when im driving down a bumpy road the backlight goes out.

to get it back on i either have to close the lid and open it, or shut it down and reboot.

i was thinking its the switch that tells the mother board that the lid is closed when its not. Is there any way to disable that switch so the backlight is on permantly

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Dell :: Part- LCD Screen For Studio 15

Mar 30, 2009

I cracked my dell studio 15 (1535) LCD screen , I have been looking for a replacement screen but I canít seem to find one. Can they be purchased from dell?

I had a WLED 1440X900 screen and would like a LED back lit screen to replace it. I have checked several places including few sellers on ebay but they donít seem to have one.

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Jul 6, 2009

I have a Studio XPS 13 with the 256GB SSD option and absolutely love it.

My wife uses a Mac... one of the new 13" Macbook Pro's. It came with a 160GB 5400RPM drive but she needs more room and after seeing my XPS fly with the SSD she has decided that she just has to have an SSD.

Looking out on the Dell website I see that they sell the 256GB Dell branded SSD for under $500 which seems like a really good deal but I'm not sure if it will work in the MBP .....

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Dell :: Need XPS 1640 4 X Blu-ray Drive Part #

Jun 18, 2009

I just ordered the XPS 1640 from the dell Outlet I need the part number for the 4X Slot Load Blu-ray Disc (BD) Burner

(Writes to DVD/CD/BD) so I can replace the dvdrw drive that came with the system.

Also just to play a game: Name the price you will pay for it.


Studio XPS 16 (1640) Laptop: Intel Core 2 Duo T9800 (6MB cache/2.93GHz/1066Mhz FSB) w/2.0MP Integrated Webcam
32BIT Operating System CD
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Jun 12, 2009

I have extended warranty so I called XPS support to replace it and they said no problem, but they would need the part number shipped w/ the XPS M1530 system.

If anyone has the part number from the bottom the the Dell Reinstall disk, or better yet, an SP2 disk, though I doubt they are shipping yet, I could sure use it. You can PM me or post it here..

I want to get it replaced b4 it goes out of warranty as I deleted my recovery partition...

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Dell :: Heatsink Part # From 1340 With G210M GPU

Mar 23, 2010

Dell just upgraded my faulty 9500m mother board to the latest rev with the G 210M. Problem is the old heatsink and fan combo (part number U943D) will no longer fit as the screw post location has changed.

Images below reflect the changes.
1st 1340 w/9500m with dell part #U943D
2nd 1340 w/G210m (just cant read Part#)
3rd My mainbaord and fan the tech said would work (without a heatsink on gpu. Yeah I know.. )

If you look close the heatsink right under the fan (and fan is different too) is different on the right side as the screw moves up.

Can anyone with the G210m give me the part number of the fan and heatsink?
Dell for the life of them cant figure it out and have sent the wrong parts 4 times already. Its really getting frustrating. Any and all part numbers or High detailed readable pictures would be greatly apreciated!!!

-= The part has been identified!! Dell Part#C755T =-. See post #11 for more info

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Aug 13, 2009

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May 21, 2009

Anyone, by chance, know the part number for the HDD bracket and plastic cap assembly for the M1330? This is bascially the assembly that goes around your HDD with the 'cap' on the end that mates up to the laptop case.

I've been looking on Dell's site for a bit (and ebay) and can't seem to find the part. I'd like to pick up a spare for my Win7 Drive I've been playing with, rather than swapping the HDD in and out of my existing frame.

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Apr 10, 2009

Does anyone know what the part number for the Verizon 5720 card is for the 1340?.

I found this on Dell's website - verizon 5720..

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May 23, 2010

It flies through most of the boot, and then stops when there is about a centimeter left of the progress bar.

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Jun 5, 2009

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Dell :: Proper Part Number For 130 Or 150 Watt Power Supply

Nov 3, 2007

I've recently upgraded to a Quadro 2500m in my 9400. Sometimes after playing games for awhile it will freeze up for a second and then get really slow (sometimes staircase like lines will appear on the monitor). I doubt the 2500m is broken since it came in a sealed Dell box and my temps aren't too high, so I'm suspecting that the 130W adapter that I got off of eBay is not really up to it. I noticed that sometimes when it boots up it cannot recognize the adapter (Press F1 to continue, F2 for setup etc...) but other times it recognizes it as the 130W adapter fine.

I also noticed that that PA-13 that I have was made in 2004...isn't that way before any of the Inspiron 9400s came out?

So I'm wondering if anyone knows where to get a reputable 130/150W adapter and/or what the part numbers are that people have been using successfully.

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