HP/Compaq :: HP And Dell Notebook Adapters Interchangeable

Jan 15, 2010

if I could use my girlfriend's Dell Studio 15 adapter for my HP HDX 16 notebook. The connector looks te same, and the volts/amps are on both adapters approximately the same.

Is there a chance I'd damage my HP notebook or her Dell adapter? Or can an adapter never damage a laptop, it just works or it doesn't?

And if it is possible, is it also possible the other way around? (my HP adapter to her Dell notebook?)

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Dell :: Interchangeable System Disks

Jun 17, 2009

I have an Inspiron with Vista Home Premium that won't boot and the "restore to shipped conditions" options doesn't work. I need to reinstall the OS but have lost the disk - HOWEVER I do have the disk off a Vostro that I own which is labeled Vista Home Basic.

My question is whether I can use the Vostro's disk to reinstall on the Inspiron (whose product key I have), and if so would I end up with Basic or Premium?

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Apple :: New Improved Macbook Pro Battery Interchangeable

Jun 8, 2009

Well they released a new battery for the new lineup of macbook pro's released today.

I just got a macbook pro (wish I waited lol) mine is the 2.66 with the 512mb graphics about a month ago. I see they upgraded to 2.8ghz and a larger HD.

Anyways the only thing that I really think I missed out on is the new 7 hour battery (the one previously in the 17")...battery life is important to me.

What I want to know is will the new battery work with my 15" macbook pro?

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Dell :: AC Adapters (E-series)

Mar 27, 2009

I have seen some AC Adaptors for latitude e-series (Latitude E6500 & E6400) and they was very thin and light.

However, yesterday I received my M4400 and the AC is too big and heavy in comparation with que latitude ACs.

Reviewing the orders, I've seen that Latitude's have "450-11869 Power Cord: European 90W AC Adaptor 2 pin" whereas M4400 have "450-11970 Power Supply And Power Cord: Worldwide 130W AC Adapter with European Power Cord".

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Dell :: M6400 Power Adapters

Jan 10, 2009

I need to get a extra power adapter for my M6400 Covet for home use. Taking the 210 watt power supply between the office and home is starting to take a toll on me (I take public transportation daily).

The 210 watt power adapter is only available with purchase of a port replicator. I could save some money an get a 130 or 90 watt power adapter, but I'm not sure what the downsides are. Does the 130 or 90 watt power adapter just take longer to charge? If the 130 or 90 watt power adapters degrade my performance, then I won't consider it.

What are other M6400 Covet owners doing for extra power supplies? For those of you who are using 130 or 90 watt power adapters, did you notice any decrease in performance?

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Acer :: Intel Turbo Memory Adapters For My 5920g- Will Any Work

May 5, 2010

I have the blu-ray 5920g with bluetooth and a 8600, but no turboboost.

Not that its a massively great feature, but I'm guessing my motherboard has an empty spot where the turboost should be? and while these adapters are floating around I'd like to chuck one in there.

What is compatible withe the 5290g. I know turboboost never really took of, so was there only one type? or am I limited to the specific tuboboost adapter from another 5920g, or can I put in others?

Also how would it interact with readyboost and ram in 32bit and 64 bit OSes?

For example You can't go past 4GB of readyboost in 32 bit, even if your system ram is 1gb or 4gb, the max is always 4gb.

With 4gb of ram and 4gb of readboost will you still be able to use a further 2gb of turbooost in a 32 bit OS? Or are readyboost and turboost seen as the same as far as the OS is concerned, thus you will eiether have to use 2gb of readboosy and 2gb of turboost or 4gb of readyboost and no turboboost.

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HP/Compaq :: HP 530 Notebook

Feb 25, 2009

What processor options do I have with this laptop?

Can I put the Intel Core 2 Duo out of my Dell e1705 in it? I plan to upgrade my 2.0 C2D to the T7600. So I'll have an extra processor. I know someone selling one of these laptops for $350, but it comes with a celeron 1.73Ghz CPU.

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HP/Compaq :: DV4 Notebook

Feb 15, 2010

My friend is having problems with her HP DV4 Notebook.

1) The keyboard goes into crazy mode every now and then.
Sometimes she will press a key and it will take several seconds to appear.
Other times, she will hit backspace while in Internet Explorer, and it will take her into a new tab or a whole new program.
Pressing a key once, such as an r for example, will lead to 20 some r's before it stops.

2) The fan seems very loud. She says it was like this since the day she bought it. Seems excessively loud to me.

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HP/Compaq :: How To Connect Notebook To SD-TV From VGA-out

Jun 12, 2009

I have dv6700 which came with a s-video out and I cant thank it enough for the countless times it has come in handy. Now my friend bought her dv4t and it came with a vga-out only. I know there is a HDMI port, but we are trying to connect to a SD-TV here and that doesnt support HDMI. I bought a vga-to-rca adapter in the past to use with IBM T60 notebook and it didnt work on that. Probably that notebook inherently didnt support tv-out from that vga port. Does HP notebook have the capability to do tv-out from vga port and if yes, what do I need to connect it to a standard definition tv set?

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HP/Compaq :: Notebook..6230

Jun 1, 2009

when i hit the "zero" key, the number "zero" moves to the beggining of the line! the down button also leaves this"]". i just recieved a new keyboard and installed it thinking this was the issue. i also reformatted, reinstalled, etc..etc..

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HP/Compaq :: Notebook CPU And GPU Upgrade

Nov 5, 2009

Notebook HP dv7 1199 ev

My motherboard is Compal 30f4 Version 99.67

I would like to upgrade my current CPU

Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 (2.53 GHz, Level 2 cache 6MB).

and graphic card
Nvidia GEforce 9600M GT

I have none experience moding a notebook before and i need some information.

-To begin with, how would i know if i can replace my processor, and what processors should be compatible with my system? Would a more powerful CPU cause problem to my system's cooling ability?

-The GPU is coming built-in with the motherboard? Can i update to any notebook-based GPU i want?
Maybe some GTX series Nvidia?

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HP/Compaq :: How Do I Find Out What MB I Have In My Evo N800c Notebook

Jan 7, 2009

How do I find out what MB I have in my evo N800c notebook?I have looked in the bios and system info and only see the CPU info.I'm have what I believe is a viedo card problem due to the frequte shutdowns when watching videos or playing games.does this sound like a video card problem?or something else?when it shuts down the power light is on and the light down by the lacth is on but the HDD light is off.I have swicth out the memory and no change,have run the HDD testers HP's and others and the drive checks out fine.ran a memory test and it checked out fine.ran a video test and it says it fine,so....... what can be the prob?that's why I thinking replace the MB but don't know the model # and type.I do have another N800c with a smaller processor and was wondering if I could take the board out of the other one and swap processor etc.

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HP/Compaq :: HP Pavilion Notebook Won't Charge

May 4, 2009

I've recently started to have a problem with my HP Pavilion ZE4900 notebook. For some reason, it can't get a charge.

When the AC adapter is plugged in, an indicator light will light up to confirm that the laptop is charging. But whenever I plug the AC in, the light doesn't come on anymore. Sometimes the light will come on, only to go back off a second later. I've ruled out the AC adapter by using another one and I've ruled out the battery by taking it out and trying to power it off the AC alone. With both, I still have the same problem, which leads me to believe that it could be an internal problem.

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HP/Compaq :: Presario Notebook No Sound

May 4, 2009

I have a Compaq Presario V6700 Notebook, with Realtek high-def audio running OS Vista Home premium.

I purchaced in July 08 and no problems at all with it until Feb 09.

In Feb my sound stopped working from the internal speakers. I tried updating and reinstalling drivers for the sound (used correct drivers from Compaq website) and it still didn't work so I have just used the headphones in the past two months.

I am now in a situation where I need the internal speakers to work, so I have tried updating/reinstalling the drivers again and no go. After doing some more research I have tried doing a system restore to before the issue began in Feb and still no sound.
I then did a complete restore back to scratch so I had a fresh new OS and STILL no sound from internal speakers.

I have clueless as to what has happened. I have sound from headphones and if I plug in external speakers they work fine too. The device manager says the device is working properly. The computer has not been dropped or taken apart.

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HP/Compaq :: Notebook IDT Audio Card And SRS Enhancement

May 1, 2010

I have two older notebooks in the house that have the exact same audio card in them as the newest notebook that I have has, namely the IDT audio card.

There seems to be one thing that different between my notebook and the two others, my notebook seems to have something called "SRS Powered Premium Sound".

So I decided to take the same software that is used on my notebook and installed it on the older notebooks thinking that this would enable the SRS on the older notebooks but that doesn't seem to be the case.

What is going on with the SRS? Is it software? Hardware? A flip of a software switch?

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HP/Compaq :: Nvidia Notebook Driver Onlaptop

Mar 6, 2009

In order to gain CUDA support for my nvidia 8400m gs video card, I downloaded the latest notebook driver from Nvidia website directly and installed it on my HP 2500t custom order laptop recently, so far, I have experienced frequent system hang, sudden blue screen of death, lost of display and system overheating. I am considering reverting back to HP stock video which is a bit old and has no support for CUDA.

Has anybody else tried the new nvidia video driver for notebook?

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HP/Compaq :: Temperature Of A C700 Presairio Notebook

Jan 16, 2009

I have seen my notebook (p/n GY394AV) reach 199F internal with the CPU's operating at 192F. This generally happens when I'm doing large-scale printing and dealing with large RAW images. But at idle times or when doing basic tasks such as Email and playing music It will run anywhere between 160-185F(Both CPU and internal). Is this normal? I am using Speed Fan and HWMonitor to get these numbers. I don't have any other programs running in the background.

OS NameMicrosoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium
Version6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001
OS ManufacturerMicrosoft Corporation
System ManufacturerHewlett-Packard
System ModelCompaq Presario C700 Notebook PC
System Typex64-based PC
ProcessorIntel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2370 @ 1.73GHz, 1733 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/DateHewlett-Packard F.34, 9/25/2008
SMBIOS Version2.4
Boot DeviceDeviceHarddiskVolume1
LocaleUnited States
Hardware Abstraction LayerVersion = "6.0.6001.18000"
Time ZonePacific Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM)2.00 GB
Total Physical Memory1.99 GB
Available Physical Memory887 MB

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HP/Compaq :: HP DV6700t Notebook With Defective MotherboardHP Won't Fix

Apr 15, 2009

I bought an HP laptop for 1300 dollars a year and 3 months ago. The laptop's manufacturer warranty expired in January. So in the beginning of April my laptop died for no reason. I took it to the local Geek Squad in Jensen Beach, FL, and they reluctantly told me it was the motherboard. Now I didn't purchase the extended warranty from HP, but since the laptop is barely a year old and it just died out of nowhere, I've called HP to see if they would help me out. This is the second HP laptop which motherboard has died this year for me. My mother's laptop's motherboard died in February and they swapped hers out for free. Apparently her model qualified for a free motherboard but mine didn’t.

I've been arguing with countless customer service people, being transferred all around, getting promised to be contacted and never contacted. I've escalated my problem twice now with HP to hear from case managers and I've yet to hear from them despite their promises.

I've got the invoice from the Geek Squad to prove that it was a defective motherboard. I saw another person at the Geek Squad TODAY while picking up my laptop with the same exact problem, with an HP laptop! Why should people pay 300 dollars to make sure their laptops last more than one year? They may not be obligated to fix these problems by law but it'd be the right thing to do seeing as how it was their fault. In today’s economy I can't afford 500 dollars to fix everything when HP initially put a bad motherboard in my laptop in the first place!

And to top it all off, my hard drive ALSO fried -because- my motherboard had fried!

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HP/Compaq :: Rubbery Thermal Pad In Dv6575ca Notebook

Jan 1, 2010

I just finished taking apart the dv6575ca to apply new thermal paste on the gpu and cpu.

When i had it apart, i found that there was also a spot on the heatpipe/sink for a 3rd part which i believe to be the north/south bridge? The GPU and CPU's themal paste needed replacing, so i replaced with arctic silver thermal paste.

However this 3rd part was only using a rubbery pad. I have never seen a rubbery thermal pad before but with a bit of googling i found it. I could not use thermal paste instead of the pad because the pad had quite a bit of width that was filling in a gap(if i used thermal paste it would not reach the heat sink). I was not thinking and got thermal paste all over the pad. I used rubbing alcohol to clean the rubbery pad as best as possible but i am worried that the pad will not work properly now? i have the laptop running and in hardware monitor, the GPU and CPU temps are great but i do not think i can see the temp for that 3rd part. Any thoughts on if that "rubbery thermal pad" will do its job still? or should i replace it asap?

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HP/Compaq :: Pavilion Dv2915nr Entertainment Notebook PC

Feb 27, 2009

I have been having a problem with my laptop, I think it may be a virus but it is not being caught by the McAfee virus scan. So there are two issues: The first is whenever I try to download and install a program or update it tells me a part was not downloaded, forcing me to stop the installing process. The other problem is when I open my "Downloads" folder is message appears "COM Surrogate has stopped working" and when I close it it pops up again and does that about 6 times.

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HP/Compaq :: HP Pavilion Zd8100 Notebook PC Series

Jul 7, 2009

A friend of mine has this model ( zd8180ea) and is having a peculiar problem. When he edits documents or surfs the web his keyboard fails to type some letters. He writes a word and some letters do not show up. Often space fails to work and words, attempts of words, are linked together. I am not a big HP expert but I think there is a faulty keyboard connection. I could be wrong and a software solution is available. Can anyone give me a hand?

OS: Xp Sp3

Where can I find the ATK drivers for this model?

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HP/Compaq :: DV5T 1000 Notebook- LCD Screen

Jan 21, 2009

I have bought a DV5T Notebook 1 month back from US and now i am India, there is physical damage on the LCD screen and i am sure teh LCD screen got broken. When i tried to call HP India Customer Care people, they have said this model is not available in INDIA and they cant do service. And when i chatted with HP US customer care people they said it charges $700 for repair which i dont think to pay as i can buy new Notebook.

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HP/Compaq :: MS One Note Has Disappeared From Notebook After Reinstall

Jan 31, 2009

Customer is saying that MS one note has disappeared from Notebook after reinstall of the OS and saying he has not installed one note separately. He has just installed MS office 2007. He wants to know how one note was install in the Notebook.

MS one note is not preinstalled with the Notebook.

Could anyone tell me the possibilities that one note has been installed in the Notebook?

Here is the product number of the Notebook : KN966UA

Here is the link to check the product specifications of the Notebook:

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HP/Compaq :: Dv6000z - Right-click Lags A Lot On My Notebook

Oct 14, 2009

I don't think model number is make a difference but I have the HP Pavillion dv6000z.

Recently, I have a problem when right-clicking files anywhere on my notebook and when I press the Delete button. Normally, I don't have any lag when trying to delete files or trying to right click even on my desktop to access the properties. However, recently I have to wait almost about 15 seconds before I'm able to access the right-click menu on anything.

I've check my spyware and anti-virus with Spybot and Symantec Endpoint protection respectively. I've even checked with Windows Defender and all say that everything is fine. I've done a Disk Defragment and Disk Cleanup and still the problem persists. I don't have many applications running in the background and I've at wit's end. What else am I still missing?

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Apple :: MBP 13 - Skin/sleeve/cover/case Sleek Padded Case To Carry The Unit And Typical Accessories (charger- Adapters- Mouse)

Oct 17, 2009

I'm a proud new owner of a MBP 13-inch. couple of matters.

(1) A good skin/sleeve/cover/case to protect it on the go. Ideally I'd like a very lightweight and elegant skin or shell that's on all the time to protect the exterior from wear and tear, without trapping too much heat.

(2) I need a sleek padded case to carry the unit and typical accessories (charger, adapters, mouse) and other small items.

(3) I'm looking for a convenient laptop stand for my desk to set the MBP alongside an external monitor.

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HP/Compaq :: HP Pavilion Dv6 Notebook...HDMI Output Resolutio

Feb 22, 2010

I have a friend that knows zilch about computers (I'm nearly right there with him)...and he wants to buy an LCD monitor but doesn't know which one to buy.

Before choosing a monitor, we decided we needed to know the output resolution of his HDMI connection correct?

I'm not sure about how I'm to go finding this....

He has an HP Pavilioin dv6 notebook...model number FY848AV. It seems to be a CTO...and I'm having a hardtime finding info.

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