HP/Compaq :: Can I Strip Parts From A Pc I'm Returning
Feb 3, 2009
HP is sending me a replacement pc, and i'm sending this current one back. They told me I dont need to include the battery or AC adapter, the just the main unit. So my question is, what if i open this sucker up and take more free goodies? I owe them a good screwjob.
if there was a way to turn off the touch-strip at the top of the 8510 - or, better yet, an individual "button". The problem is, when I move my laptop around, I sometimes brush one of the touch-sensitive buttons.
At times I've been wondering why my wireless wasn't working and, after trying various things, finally realised I'd accidentally hit the little blue antenna button on the touch-strip...
If I can turn the entire thing off, that would be great.. is there a service or something that monitors it which I can turn off?
So I confirmed that my graphics card is dying/burning out. I called HP Support and they told me to send it back in. My screen starts pixelating when i play games and occasionally my graphics driver fails and I get a blue screen signaling that my graphics card is definitely dying.
My question is: Can I ask HP for any upgrades or improvements since this apparently a manufacturing defect and it is not my fault? Can I be compensated for the 2 weeks + that it will take for my computer to be fixed?
Technical support tells me to purchase the following.. Vince Dash : Hardware kit - Contains chassis rubber foot and Bluetooth module holder Part number: 538346-001 Price: $44.65 Vince Dash : LCD panel front bezel assembly $67.45 PArt number: 576810-001
I think its outrageous to purchase these two packages for over 100.00 just to get some rubber 1x1inch pieces?
I talked to the guy who repaired my laptop about what brands he thought lasted the longest and needed the least repairs (he's been fixing computers all his life pretty much). And he said hp/compaq were the best.
I have a friend that bought a dv9000 from me but now he damaged the keyboard with his watch. A few of the (i dont know the name lol) things that hold the keyboard keys are broken. Anybody that lives near belgium and has some to spare or sell?
I just received my new DELL XPS 16 from Dell by ordering online. I very much like this laptop, I even ordered it despite all its noted flaws but mine happened to ship with a flaw that now i'm not so happy about.
At first I thought my laptop had a bump where the audio controllers are but I figured that it was raised to be more accessible in the dark or something since you can feel it but after a quick google verification, it seems this is a trait that sometimes occurs when these laptops ship.
Anyway, enclosed is a relevent, high resolution pictures of my laptops raised touch sensitive strip area.
I've been watching the order on Dell's site all week, as it was scheduled to ship (on or before today) (2/21/08), and I opted for Next Day shipping.
When I placed the order, the woman I spoke with asked for my Service Tag number. I, um... don't HAVE one... I didn't say this, I simply said I don't have that information at the moment. She asked how I got the part numbers, and I told her from their own Spare Parts page.
Well....the order got cancelled today. Saw it online while at work, just before I left for the day. Another order number with the identical items was created, with a scheduled ship date of 3/3/08. WHAT?
The woman just called....she states they cannot process my order without a service tag number. YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!
I told her I don't have a tag number....she asked if I was building one. "Yes." To which I hear...
"Oh....well, I don't think our supplier will allow that without a service tag number, because we reserve those parts for people who bought m1710's."
I said "That's amazing...because I know a number of people who have done the same thing I'm trying to do, and had no problems getting these parts."
"Well, that's because they have m1710's"
*mad enought to scream at this point* "Um, no...where do you think I got the idea from?? I'm certainly not the first person to have this idea."
how I can get them to sell me some refurbished plastics? What's the secret password?
I’ve got a Del Studio 1753 laptop and I use it with a separate LG flatron w2486L screen. The cable recently came out of the VGA port and when I plugged it back in there is now a black strip at each side of the screen and the image doesn’t go across the full width any more. In display settings I’ve got the monitor set at the highest resolution possible, 1440x900, but this makes no difference (I’m on Windows 7).
It came with Windows 8.1 Pro but I flahsed my company image (Windows 7 x64 Enterprise) onto it.
Everything works fine and I installed all drivers but the adaptive keyboard strip stays at F1 F2 .. keys and does not change no matter what. Pressing the Fn key does not switch it. I installed the On screen display and have the Adaptive Keyboard show in Control Panel and Dynamic Mode is also on.
The camera icon only flashes the screen once and does nothing. The Wifi icon does nothing and the Gear icon does nothing as well. Only the keyboard light icon and the regular F1 F2 keys work fine..
While starting up or before logging into Windows (at Windows lock screen) I'm able to switch the adaptive keyboard strip... But once I'm logged into Windows it suddenly stops working. if I lock the screen again I'm able to switch the adaptive keyboard strips again... What's going on?
I was wondering as it's not super clear on the Dell site: Can you return a product if your within your 21 days and not be charged a restocking fee? Will Dell send you a shipping label to return the product or do you pay?
With HP if you were in your 21 days they would issue you a full refund and all you had to do was ship the laptop back and they sent you a label.
I'm going to be sending back my sxps 1645 to dell. It seems like this whole model is buggy and I don't feel like paying good money to be their beta tester. So I'm wondering what the best way to wipe my solid state drive is.
What is the best way to ensure private data is completely gone on an SSD before it goes back?
I seem to be the only one here with constant probs with my 6400 so after speaking to DELL today, im returning my laptop for a new one.
What I want to know is should I swap out my nVidia GPU for the Intel? I think thats whats causing my therma/fan issues and maybe overheating the system as well (being that I use two external monitors with a dock).
I just got my Dell Studio XPS 16 2 weeks ago. The optical drive of it is DVD drive, but I would like to change it to Blue ray drive. I made a call to Dell and asked if I could change the DVD drive to Blue Ray drive,
however, I was told that for the dell studio xps 16, once the DVD drive has been a part of the laptop, it cannot be changed as it is a slot loading drive .....
I bought a Dell Mini 9 from the outlet and its already shipped. I'm having second thoughts though because of the $245 deal through Sam's club for a brand new one when I payed $230 for a used one.
I'm also not sure if I even need a netbook since I have a XPS M1530 and want to hold off until the 09 Fall Semester to get a netbook (if I decide I want one).
So my question is this: Would I be charged a 15% restocking fee if I refuse delivery? Would I be charged a 15% restocking fee for returning through Dell? Does it depend on whether I open the box or not? Would I have to pay for shipping?/not be refunded shipping/taxes?
what some of you that have returned this model had to pay for restocking? i am planning on returning mine very soon and need to know what price im looking at as far as that goes.. oh and i purchased mine online straight from dell.
I purchased the XPS 1330 January 2008, and it has been giving me problems forever. I got my motherboard replaced 4 times, 4 new heatsinks, a new CPU, a new Monitor. Additionally, the service I have received was very poor.
Is there a department I could call to try and return this? Also, now finally, they agreed to do a swap, and to top it off, they are sending me the wrong keyboard layout. I purchased the laptop in Canada (US Keyboard layout) and I am currently in the UK. I have 3 years international warranty. When I filed the swap with the first technician, I asked specifically for a US keyboard; however, upon calling today, I was told, I would be given a UK Keyboard instead.
So, anyone know what I can do? Or better yet, anyone want to take this laptop off my hands (you will obviously get the swap).
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I'm trying to recover my friend's Aspire 5100 to factory default. I booted with the factory default CDs he had made. The problem i'm having is that when Vista starts up and the Acer programs are being installed (a 5 step process) the installation seems to freeze on step 4 (the eRecovery installation part)
I rebooted the computer and now when vista starts it begins trying to install the remaining 2 stages of the ACER setup.
Is there someway around this problem.
Basically, I'm wondering if i can eliminate this process and just install that stuff manually. Vista seems to have reinstalled fine, but i don't know how to get around the ACER setup.
I wrote Acer about the problem and all they could suggest was using the recovery on the hidden partition, which i'm pretty sure isn't there.