Dell :: E6400 Screen

May 15, 2010

I wanted to do this for a while. My dell e6400 has 1280x800 display. I want to upgrade to 1440x900.

I found this one New SCREEN 14.1" WXGA LCD for DELL E6400 B141PW04 on eBay (end time 14-Jun-10 15:54:13 BST)

on ebay.

Does anyone have experience of dealing with ebay screens, i mean are they what they say they are(working properly and stuff)?

Is there anything special I need to be looking for then buying new screen?



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Dell :: E6400 LED Backlight Screen

Jun 22, 2009

I got my E6400 last week and I found that everything all right except the color of LED screen, it's awful.

The color of the screen is pale, i had tried to calibrated the graphic settings but it doesn't improve too much.

Also, i saw some posts here said that the LG screen is better than the Samsung screen, but I can't agree with that because my screen is LG.

Is it normal for LED backlight screen that the color is more pale than the CCFL backlight screen or just the screen of mine had some problems?

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Dell :: E6400 Screen Cleaning

Jan 21, 2009

I ordered a certified refurb and the machine is great except the former owner attempted to clean the screen and left tracks all over it.

I've searched for the best method to clean the screen and the consensus seems to be using a 50% isopropyl alcohol solution onto a lint free microfiber or soft cloth and to go in small circular or one way motions.

Anyone have great success cleaning their screens with minimal smudging? Does this warrant contacting dell to get the screen replaced?

the smudge tracks are significant when the screen is off but otherwise when using the machine they are not noticeable. Otherwise no dead pixels and no other problems.

I'd like to clean the screen if I can, I've been meaning to clean my d820 anyway, I havent' cleaned that screen sine I've gotten it.

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Dell :: E6400: Screen Flickering

Feb 10, 2009

I have some problems with the screen on my e6400 one week old.

The screen is flickering. This is most noticed when showing gradients

Like the images on this site: [url]

If I open up the same page on another computer the images does not flicker at all.

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Dell :: E6400 Screen Brightness Changes

Jun 20, 2009

I have a Dell Latitude E6400 and am extremely happy with it as I've had no major problems with it so far (touch wood), but just last week, the screen started to go dim and then bright, really annoyingly.

I can tell it must be to with the sensor thing below the screen as when I put my finger over it, it goes dimmer.

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Dell :: Xps 13 Vs. E6400 Screen Quality

Aug 19, 2009

I've been considering both of these systems, but I was wondering if anyone had a bit of personal experience with the screen quality.

There are the obvious differences of size, resolution, and matte vs glossy, and the general strengths and weaknesses of both of those, but I would like to hear some impressions from someone that has had first hand experience with each.

I am going to be using the system for graphic design (student) work, some of which will go to print as well as digital photography editing. I know about color calibration and how important it is.

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Dell :: E6400 Privacy Screen

Apr 4, 2009

what do you have to install to set up the privacy screen feature on E6400s with dedicated graphics? I thought I saw it in the DCP when the notebook first came with the manufacturer install, but now I reinstalled every aspect of it that I could find on the driver and utility disk, and still nothing.

Now, my DCP has 4 options--System Overview, Power Manager, Display and Device, and Security Manager. In the Security Manager, I only seem to have options for the Fingerprint Reader and the Trusted Platform Manager (and I have no idea what the latter is). Can't find a Privacy Screen feature anywhere, and the Fn+E shortcut doesn't do anything either.

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Dell :: Latitude E6400 Privacy Screen

Sep 6, 2009

Has anyone tested this first hand? Does it work like the claim it does?

How is the viewing angle from straight ahead whilst the feature is on?...

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Dell :: Does The Latitude E6400 Have A Glossy Screen?

Feb 10, 2009

because if it does id probably but it...and im glad it has no trackball!

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Dell :: Adjusting Screen Brightness On E6400

Jan 31, 2009

I've reinstalled Windows Vista on my E6400.

I can controll the screen brightness with the [FN] + [UP] / [DOWN] keys, but I can't see if it's up 50%, 80%, 100% etc. Before the reinstall I could se this on the display via some sort of Dell-tool.

Which driver/tool should I install from Dell to be able to see the percentage again?

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Dell :: Checking Screen Manufacturer In Outlet E6400 First?

Mar 20, 2009

is there a way to check if I'm going to get an LG screen based on the system identifier or any other info in a Dell outlet E6400 laptop before I actually get it?

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Dell :: E6400 Display : New Window Is Flying Off The Screen?

Nov 19, 2009

I just undocked (where I have two monitors) and am now using Outlook with a LinkedIn addon feature on my laptop. For some reason,

when I open the LinkedIn app, the screen that opens is nowhere to be found. Its in mytaskbar but when I open and close it, its flying off to the right as if there were a second display still attached.

I checked the display settings and I am on one monitor.

Any idea how I can get that window to display on this screen?

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Dell :: E6400 LED Screen With Vertical Linesis It Normal

Sep 22, 2009

Just got my E6400 with the LED WXGA+ (1440X900) screen. My first reaction is what a hell! I got these lines on the screen, its almost as its only displaying every second line or something.

Maybe its the display drivers.. so i start testing different drivers but no luck, it wont change. See below for example:

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Should it be like this? Do I miss the right drivers? My monitory sais General PnP, not any specific.. I'm using windows 7 x64. If its hard to see the vertical lines let me know and i'll try to get better pics.

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Dell :: E6400 Blue Screen Code 9f On Sleep/shutdown

Mar 7, 2009

Just got a new E6400 and even before VISTA had fully loaded 1st time, it had bluescreened and showed a minidump with errorcode 9F = DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE.

Error occurs very often when going to sleep mode, and sometimes when doing reboot or shutdown.

Computer then hangs for 5-10-15 minutes before rebooting and showing the VISTA error report. Now, 2 days after 1st power on, I've had probably 10 BSOD's during sleep / restart / poweroff operations .....

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Dell :: Latitude E6400 Privacy Screen Viewing Angles Pics

Jan 16, 2010

Latitude E6400 Privacy Screen Viewing Angles Pics

This is a LG Panel LED Backlit.

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Dell :: E6400 On 64 Bit?

Apr 7, 2009

someone said it was better to use 64 bit vs 32 bit for vista and was wondering if this is real? and wat are the benefits of using 64 bit over 32 bit and vise versa? except to utilize all of my 4 gigs of ram.

also the dell rep said their driver support for the 64 bit was not as good as the 32 bit and was wondering if this is true?

and will some games not work on 64 bit or does that not matter?

oh and someone said when you reformat you should reformat in ahci mode, and was wondering how you do that

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Dell :: Which E6400 Should I Get...?

Jun 8, 2009

I have a choice between 2 specific E6400's. What I really want is a backlit keyboard and the integrated graphics (battery life is important to me).

The problem is, from the two models available to me, one doesn't have the backlit, while the other has the NVIDIA.

The one with the NVIDIA is $100 more expensive. So the question is, is it possible to either upgrade manually to the backlit keyboard, or downgrade manually to the Intell 4500? How difficult and expensive would either option be?

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Dell :: Two E6400

Aug 12, 2009

I installed XP and everything seems ok but the computer doesnt want to suspend. When I click the power button (which is setup for suspend) or try to suspend any other way (like shutting the lid) the system will shut down but will come back online after about a minute or so. It doesnt want to go to sleep! Bad Boy. I have noticed that if I take off the power cord, it will go into suspend and stay there properly. I have tried two different power adapters, so I dont think its adapter-related. Its really annoying to have to totally shut down every time. I've tried disabling settings and hardware in the bios to no avail. I have DCP installed.I want to upgrade my WiFi link card to a wireless-n version. I guess this is the wifi link 5300 card. I actually bought one but its full height (533AN_MMW), so now I have to go an get the half height version (model 5333AN_HMW, right?!). One issue though, I dont know if my laptop has a third antenna cord in there for the third leg of the antennas. Can I add one? I am using a wireless N Dlink router.

Will this one work in my e6400?[url] I'm a little nervous about it because of the "G2" at the end of the model #, and the website says its for the centrino and I have a latitude.

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Dell :: E6400 CPU Only 0.85 GHz

May 16, 2009

I bought a new Dell E6400 laptop with Intel P8400 CPU. I tried installed Windows Vista, but the CPU experience index was only 3.0. I tried RMClock utility and it shows only 0.85 Ghz. I think I installed all needed drivers (Chipset driver, System Software etc.) and I set High Performance mode. But still 0.85 GHz. Any ideas how to force it to 2.26Ghz?

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Dell :: E6400 Summary

Sep 19, 2009

I went through around 100 pages of the long thread on e6400 but could not find much real information on the e6400. Can someone who knows post the following:

1. Good and Bad LCD manufacturers for the WXGA+ LED display.
2. Keyboard - specifically compared to a thinkpad keyboards.
3. Any Heat related issues the laptop has.
4. Other trouble spots to watch out for.

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Dell :: Latitude E6400 ATG

Oct 18, 2008

I'm pretty new to Dell notebook world. I was always told that Dell has a stinky customer service and their image wasn't that good around spot but care sharing whats good and bad about dell in general?

1- In the LCD option, it says touchscreen. Does that mean I can somewhat use this laptop like a tablet? ( Without the ability to twist the screen of course..)

2-Never knew whtas the different between 1dimms and 2dimms in RAM....

3-Compare Geforce 9400gs with the Mobile Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD With PC-Card. Plus, what do they mean by "PC-Card" or "EXpress card" ?

4-Does Dell notebook actually give us 64bits windows or they're all 32bits unless they mention the option of 64bits?

5-Whats the difference between the normal e6400 model and the ATG model? Simply more durability +weight?

6- Whats an encrypted HDD or a ruggedized HDD?

7- I'll be using the notebook for design purpose. Such as photoshop, flash, illustrator or such. I'll be using 2-3 program at once with several picture/projet +internet + music. If my specs are 2.26ghz or 2.4ghz + 4gb ram + intel HD4500HD, will this notebook handle it?.............................


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Dell :: E6400 Display

Jul 3, 2009

i got my e6400 with 1280x800 resolution screen. I notice that this screen have greyness comparing to other laptops and right colour are really important to me.

Is it possible to replace my screen to high resolution one(1440x800)?

Can i replace processor as well if i decide to do so in the future?...

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Dell :: On What Models Does The E6400 Fit

May 3, 2010

I have a new spare keyboard for my e6400. I need to sell it and was wondering what other models would it fit. e6500 and e4300 maybe?..

what would be an honest price?

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Dell :: Upgrade To E6400?

Feb 12, 2009

well i currently have a studio 1537 but i want to return as there are some problems with it and i still need a laptop for school.

so i was wondering how is the e6400? i hear some peoples e6400's are freezing up. so i was wondering is there any major problems with them? or do u reccomenend any other laptop?

i was going to buy from the outlet because they do seem to be pretty cheap and i am on a budget...
and how are the e6500's? any major difference except the size?...

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Dell :: Aftermarket RAM For E6400

May 15, 2009

Im getting my E6400 configured with just 2GB in one slot and buying an extra 2GB module aftermarket.

In the past Ive had trouble with compatability issues between two different RAM modules.

Please recommend a specific module and source that has proven to work without problems on the E6400.

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Dell :: E6400 Drivers

Apr 12, 2009

this list may be of some use to you. As of 12/April, the following downloads are available for Vista 64-bit (similar downloads for other Windows versions), essential downloads are highlighted in green..........................

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Dell :: E6400 Or E4300?

Mar 19, 2009

I'm in the process of trying to decide between getting an E6400 or E4300 to replace my aging Toshiba A105-4074. I'm somewhat surprised by the lack of discussion here about the E4300 compared with the huge number of threads about the E6400.

I have an E4300 here at work that I have been impressed with, so I have hands-on experience with it. I haven't had any hands-on experience with the E6400, and have only seen one briefly. While I've read lots of good things about it, I wish I could use one for a couple of days in order to get a feel for it .....

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Dell :: Configuring E6400...

Sep 10, 2009

I need to order a couple Dell E6400's for my company. We want to do 4 monitors on each one through a docking station, that is the part that is giving me some trouble.

Does the E-Plus docking station have a built in video card that supports multiple monitors .....

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Dell :: Is My E6400 Overheating?

May 1, 2009

Just got my E6400 from Dell Outlet today and i noticed it's running noticeably hot.

I've read some of the posts on the nvidia overheating problem so I decided to run the same tests other people did. The screenshot is after running 3DMark2006 on Balanced power setting.

Are those temps ok? I talked to a rep who acknowledged the potential problem with the nvidia chipset and said if i send this to the depot now they can take a look at the mobo, cpu and gpu and have it back to me in less than 10 regular days.

Since I have finals coming up, I'd much rather not send it in unless they offer me onsite or some potential freebies, which the rep refused to. So any suggestion would be much appreciated. Should I run some more tests?

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Dell :: About SSD In E6400 Media Bay

Nov 2, 2009

for the E6400 media bay (I hope that's what it's called, I'm referring to the location where the optical disk is). I'd like to add a SSD before my trip to overseas and I have a few questions about this:

1) what kind of SSD should I get? I'd like to get a 128GB or 256GB SSD. Is it any 128/256GB SSD or do I need to get a specific kind?

2) If I want the SSD to be the primary drive and a 500GB HD to be the data drive, do I need to put the SSD in where the HD is and then put the 500GB HD in the optical disk caddy tray? (I bought the newmodeus caddy tray)

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Dell :: How To Do 3 Displays With The E6400?

Aug 12, 2009

Up until this week I was doing this with my Dell D620 using the PD01X D/Dock which has a PCI slot for a video card.

Well, it's PC refresh time at work and I received a Dell E6400. Turns out the docks for the E6400 and the D-series are different (not compatible) and there is no D/Dock for the E6400, so now I'm looking for a solution that will allow me to do 3 displays with the E6400.

I purchased StarTech's USB2DVIE external USB to DVI video card, but it's only got 16MB of RAM and whenever I scroll or move windows around in the display that is being driven by the USB2DVIE, it's a little choppy, even at 16-bit color.

There are other external USB video cards on the market, but this was one of the most expensive, and I can find no indication on any of the other cards of how much RAM they have. I'm thinking I need at least 64MB, which is what the PCI card had that I was using in the D/Dock with the D620.

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Dell :: Latitude E6400

Feb 17, 2009

Its a certified refurb; it has everything i want at a great price:

-- Latitude E6400 Laptop: Intel Core 2 Duo P9500 (2.53GHz, 6M L2 Cache, 1066MHz FSB)

-- 14.1 inch UltraSharp WXGA+ (1440x900) LED Display

-- Back-lit Keyboard

-- Genuine Windows Vista Business

-- Brushed Metal Black

-- 24X CD RW/DVD Combo Drive

-- 2 GB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz (1 DIMMs)

-- 90W AC Adapter

-- 9 Cell Primary Battery

-- 125V Power Cord

-- Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD With Express Card

-- 250 GB Free Fall Sensor Hard Drive (7200 RPM)

-- Dell Wireless 1510 802.11a/g/n Draft Mini Card

-- Integrated Webcam with digital microphone

Im upgrading the RAM to 4gb, and maybe the hard drive if its too loud. I got the integrated GPU on purpose so it runs cooler and quieter and has better battery life (I don't play games). Ill try for a new version of vista too. Im happy i got the p9500, that was probably the only one left that was a decent price,

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Dell :: E6400 Raid0?

Mar 10, 2010

I have been reading through the forums and haven't found a certain answer... I have a OCZ SSD 2.5 inch installed in the laptop. Picked up a adapter to convert my cdrom slot into a 2.5 inch HD.

Just added a second OCZ SSD 2.5 same size same model all the same.

When I go into the intel storage bios I do not see an option to have a RAID0 (stripped) raid. I can only create a mirrored raid... Even though intel clearly states all over the place that the chipset in the e6400 can handle RAID0.

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Dell :: Can Anybody Measure The E6400 Box?

Jan 29, 2009

I am wondering how big the box is and what's the total weight.

I am trying to do a prepaid FedEx thing, so she just has to print it and stick on the box.

or if you already shipped it how much does it cost with USPS vs FedEx.
I wanna spend the least amount possible.

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Dell :: E6400 Graphics

Aug 28, 2009

I found a E6400 in my local store that's $1500 (which is way too much) with a NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M, does that graphics card is the reason why it's so expensive, other than being a C2D P9500 with 4gb ram?


I really don't care about dedicated graphics card, as my current x3100 suffices. And I don't game, expect rarely BF2, which is fine with the x3100

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Dell :: Why Did You Buy The E6400? Are You Pleased?

Apr 17, 2009

I am interested to know the main reasons that made you buy the E6400.

What were the main reasons for you getting the E6400?

Were any of these reasons not realized by the E6400?

Were there any pleasant surprises?

Overall are you very pleased with the E6400?

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Dell :: E6400 LAN Disconnect

Nov 19, 2009

I'm having an issue with my E6400 running on Vista x86. Whenever I leave the computer for a period of time and the monitor turns off by itself, it seems like my network connection gets disconnected.

This only happens on Ethernet and never on wireless. After I come back to the computer, all my network applications are disconnected and I can see my network icon in the system tray flash from disconnect to connected again.

Is anyone else having the same issue and fixed it? I already checking all the power options in Vista and tried updating drivers from Intel and Dell.

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Dell :: First Impressions Of E6400 Vs T61

Mar 24, 2009

For a while now, I have only considered using Thinkpads. Primarily because of the great keyboard, but also because of the business aethetics.....solid pure black design and great materials. Often I would rant about how somebody else had to adopt these two features and add some competition.

I have to say Dell did an outstanding job with the E6400. The keyboard is actually nicer than the Thinkpad keyboard due to a shorter slope on the edges which give them more surface area on the top. Otherwise, the feel is very very similar. Excellent job.

The design is serious and sophisticated with a lower maintenance lid. The Thinkpad, however, still has more polish in the build construction. Specifically, the amount of overall flex and how well they had their seems disguised.

The LED WXGA+ screen has ruined me. My desktop LCD now looks dim. It's the most beautiful matte display I've ever seen on any monitor or notebook. I'm not sure I've ever seen an LCD television as nice. It's just spectacular.

I'm very happy to see Dell finally taking the business notebook market seriously. From what I've seen, I believe they've succeeded in broaching the hallowed arena held for so long exclusively by the Thinkpad. While not quite there in terms of build quality, they have more than matched Lenovo in at least a few areas and hopefully this is a sign of things to come.

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Dell :: E6400 Freeze

Feb 4, 2010

I haven't set my E6400 to sleep or hibernate or anything, just the screen switches off after 5min of no activity.

When i get back to the laptop it freezes/hangs a LOT. It can be anything from blue screen, complete freeze needing a hard reboot, hang for a while before active again, nvidia driver unresponsive and reloading. It changes from happening couple of times a day to not at all for nearly a week.

I had this with the last 3 BIOS versions and i've tried ALL of the nvidia drivers available.

I kept thinking it was the nvidia drivers somehow but it just doesnt matter which ones i'm running.

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Dell :: Best 250gb HDD For E6400

Nov 19, 2009

I'm getting my E6400 delivered tomorrow and i'm replacing the 80gb HDD with a 250gb one.


Any ideas about which brand works best in the E6400? Hitachi, Seagate, any other? It doesn't necessarily have to be 7200rpm but it does need to have freefall sensor or something similar.

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