Have an hp dv9428nr. The video chip was going out. Hp covered it under warranty. I sent it in.I just got it back. They say the fixed the mb AND reimaged the hard drive! There was no reason for them to reimage the drive! Worst thing is my appraisal software and appraisals WERE on it.
I'm more of a Desktop person but my aunts laptop died and she passed it onto me. It will not show any video to screen or secondary monitor. I called HP but they were no help and said it would cost over $200 to repair. I found a refurbished Motherboard for $175 online. Before I buy anything I just wanted to know what the problem could be?
I was wondering if there was anybody here that might know where Sigmatel Audio Chip is located on the VAIO SZ1XX series. It can only be in 1 of 3 places; the main board, the PWB Board (Speakers attach here), or the CNX Board (Where audio jacks are located)
Dell announced, a few weeks ago, a new replacement for the 57XX and 55XX Mobile Broadband MiniPCIe cards that they are installing as integrated WWAN in select notebooks.
The new Dell Wireless 5600 Mobile Broadband card is based on the Qualcomm Gobi chipset, and therefore supports all major NA carriers (CDMA and GSM/HSPA), and all global UMTS/HSPA bands.
As a result, you can theoretically use this one integrated device on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, O2, Telus, Rogers, Fido, T-Mobile, or any other EVDO or HSPA service globally, just by activating with the provider (CDMA/EVDO) or using the providers SIM card (GSM/HSPA).
I have just purchased an XPS15. I understand that the mSata drive (a Samsung 841 512GB) supports on-chip encryption, however I'm struggling a bit to understand how to enable this. I have read some posts which seem to suggest that it's as simple as going in to the BIOS and configuring the "HDD Password", option in the security section, however this seems just a little too easy (I was expecting to have to create a public/ private keypair or something to that effect).
How to authoritatively confirm whether this is indeed the correct way to configure encryption on the disk? Or is this just a basic BIOS level password which somehow protects the disk simply by virtue of the fact that it won't allow the machine to boot unless the correct password is entered?
i have one dell inspiron 910 laptop. I broke it connecting a wrong power adapter and now a need a small piece that is inside ; i think its a MOSFET transitor, and there are two of them in the motherboard (only one is break). In the surface I can read : 4835d X860 . I am searching since some days ago and i can´t find this piece or similar to replace.
I found a good deal on an E6400 which is perfect except that it comes with Dell Wireless 1397. I want the Intel 5100 for Linux compatibility, but I'd hate to pass up a good opportunity just because of the wireless chipset.
I have a few E6400s at work, and it looks like the whole underside needs to be unscrewed (and I won't test on them for obvious reasons)?
I was playing a game and suddenly the game crashed and it jumped into windows ,an icon appeared saying display driver stopped working ,i entered the game again game crashed this time it restarted the system, now the system cant even show the VAIO and phoenix logo. its full of lines with extremely low resolutions,as i try to enter windows blue screen shows up and it restart the system auto. i entered safe mode and i found out ASA i uninstall the nvidia driver(8400M GT),the windows start up.Now the driver is uninstalled and i can work in windows,but in very low setting,like i am having onboard graphic chip,i cant modify my graphic card and the chip and DAC type are all unavaiable,(instead i have unknow device in my device manager) i think i need to flash my BIOS, but i searched the internet for my bios couldnt find anything,i think i need to do it manual.
So I updated to Bios A09 hoping it would improve either my Wifi issues, my throttling issues, or my battery life issues.After the A09 update, my nVidia Graphics chip is no longer recognized, and therefore have lost my dual external monitor support. That may improve battery life I guess since the nVidia chip is now worthless and I'm forced to the Intel 4000. Not the change I was hoping for.
Is it possible to revert the A09 bios back to A06? Is this isolated to me, or was it just not QA'd at all by Dell?I worked around the wifi issue with a USB dongle, and am living with the battery life issues by getting less work done on airplane flights.Losing my multi-monitor support is killing my productivity. Also losing my patience with this machine and Dell in general.
I tried upgrading my Latitude's RAM using a 2MB chip first in the rear slot, and Win 7 didn't read any additional RAM (showing only 1GB). So I moved the 2MB chip to the MB under the keyboard and now it won't reboot. I tried to put the original RAM chips back in their respective slots (each 1MB RAM) but it still won't boot.
I downloaded the blue tooth stack and installed it, when it runs it says it cannot communicate with the blue tooth chip and aborts. I have turned all the necessary things in system setup for the internal blue tooth device but it still does not work. Isn't there supposed to be a blue tooth indicator on my laptop somewhere that should be on, if so I do not see it.
I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 with 8600GT. I wanted to buy a 5.1 speaker set but it would be of no use as 1520 does not have 3 audio jacks while the 1525 and XPS 1530 has 5.1 output.
I was just wondering, if it was possible to somehow get an extra audio jack outside the laptop by checking if a header pin for a third audio jack exists on the motherboard since the audio chip is HD audio and motherboard design would be similar to 1525 and XPS 1530
I lot of people have openend up their systems and taken a look at the audio circuitry to fix the static noise coming from the headphone jacks. Did anyone notice if a third audio jack could be soldered to the motherboard to get 5.1 audio.
I bought a HP Presario DV8339us a few days ago and I put Windows XP on it and installed all the necessary drivers. Now I have no idea what's going on but when i maximize my Firefox or IE windows the screen flickers constantly and won't stop until I actually turn off the computer. I'm running on a nVidia GeForce GO 7600. Got all the drivers from the HP site so i'm pretty sure they aren't corrupt.
There is a white line across my screen and its a hardware issue, not a software issue. If I press on the left part of the LCD I can make the line disappear, but once I relieve the pressure it comes back again.
Does this sound like an inverter failure? From what I read this symptom doesnt sound typical for an inverter.
i bought a vga to 3x RCA (component cable) now thing is it does not output video to a CRT tv
now i know you guys might say use the HDMI , but well i cannot afford an LCD currently or in the near future, and yes the tv isn't any larger stands at 20 or so inches (sanyo)...flat (or as near as flat can be...)
i am using the latest NVIDIA drivers from their website,....i have previously in the past been able to setup dual/clone displays with NVIDIA cards....(using DVI/VGA desktops) but apparently this does not work, the Display driver picks up the TV but sadly no display
i have tried
No interlace (on laptop and tv) reduced Reso to 10x7 flicker at 60Hz
the tv shows a bluescreen and it flickers....but no image of the desktop
my qs to you all is.......do i need any specific cable (as this one states it is a DVD player to projector...but shouldn't it work anyways?) any other settings i may have missed
(my duty roster would not allow me to get to this shop for another week+) i do not have VGA to RCA or svideo
if the Nvidia 130M can be upgraded? I love everything about the HDX 18 but the video card... running games like crysis is not what I hoped it to be. Was wondering if any high tech users know anything about upgrading the video card on this bad boy?
my dad bought a hp dv7-1245dx and he wants to use an eternal monitor for extened desktop but when u plug the monitor in and set it up for extened monitor the computer crashes. the video card is a ATI RADEON HD 3200 and it has hdmi and a vga connecters and we're using vga
I recently bought a dv2, and immediately clean-installed the RC of Windows 7. I tested out YouTube and Hulu HD video, and they both were choppy/unwatchable, which I figured was understandable given the laptop's relatively slow processor and flash's inefficiency.
But when I tried h.264/VC-1 HD video, even 720p, I can't get it to run at any decent speed and using the CoreAVC decoder, videos seem to run at full speed, but are garbled beyond recognition and frequently loop a few frames, while the audio plays normally. For a computer that is supposed to run blu-rays, I think this is ridiculous, and I must be doing something wrong, right? If anyone with a dv2 can point me in the right direction, it'd be greatly appreciated. The next step is to restore Vista and see if that fixes my problems, then upgrade back to Seven. But until then, can anyone tell me their setup and results for HD video/Flash HD?
I'm having an issue with my Pavilion dv9200cto video (Intel Core 2 2.0Ghz, nVidia 7600Go) It started a while back, I'd get strange artifacts on the screen while using it, the screen would sometimes get covered in lines and I'd have to power down and reboot.
Then it started with BSOD on reboot with the NVLKDM error and wouldn't boot into windows unless I went in in safe mode.
Then I found that I could delete the nVidia card in device manager and if I just kept the Standard VGA adapter driver then it would work, albeit ugly and 1280x1024 looks bad on a widescreen monitor.
At that point I had Windows 7 on it and hoped that it was just a driver issue. Tried numerous drivers from nVidia, HP, Laptopvideo2go etc... I loaded up Vista and had the same issues no matter which driver I used. I loaded up XP and had the same issues no matter the driver again.
I did pull it apart and found that the fan/heatsink on the CPU/Video cooler were completely clogged up so overheating seems like a likely culprit.
I'm assuming the video chip is shot and I need a new motherboard -
If I buy a new motherboard are there any others that are upgrades to what I have or do I just buy a replacement for the current mobo?
I am going to buy again a system board due to video failure. Insteed a refurbished I wanna buy a new/used board. Is it possible to replace a 434659-001 G73M system board to a 447982-001 / 447983-001 G86 one? I have a dv9019ea and I observed that theese cards have same output connectors on them. I dont know about dimensions but they look similar.
I have a DV9500t with a nvidia 8600gs card in it. Last Friday my wife brought it to work and when she was leaving she just shut the laptop and stuck it in our notebook bag. When she got home we went out to eat and when we got back we took the laptop out and it was very very hot and smelled a little funny, apparently the damn thing didn't go to sleep when my wife closed the lid. Great HP workmanship there.... Well I let it cool off and turned it on... It started showing little red dots all over and when it tried to boot into windows there was multi colored lines up and down the screen. I could boot into safe mood and see everything, but the display was still a bit screwy show little red dots and artifacts everywhere...
So I've concluded that the video card overheated and I'm lucky it didn't start on fire, but at the same time the laptop is unusable. Is there anything inexpensive that I can do about this? The warranty expired a year and a half ago and I certainly can't afford a new laptop at this point. This is very frustrating since I thought the laptop would last at least another year.... Does anyone know if the video card can be replaced?
i own 3 hp laptops, one is 6730s with low specification:
intel celeron 2G., 1G. ram, 160G. Hard, and intel graphics. few weeks ago i noticed some of my videos hang up and cause total crash. first it didn't concern me much, i though it is just software problem. but yesterday i tried to solve the problem; first thing i do is to reinstall media playback software, but the problem persist, i even tried different software without success. then i suspect driver problem, so i wen to hp site and downloaded latest intel graphic driver and again no luck. i decided to reinstall OS (Windows XP Professional SP3 clean install), everything went O.K. and i update many drivers including BIOS, then i installed media player and firstly it went well be after a while to problem arise again! the only way to get video playback normally is to go to advanced display setting and minimize hardware acceleration to disable 3D acceleration. what surprise me is games run O.K. at maximum hardware acceleration.