I am connecting to a Samsung 32" LCD TV and it connects fine with my Toshiba, Alienware but with my VAIO Z, nothing happens only check signal cable is display (even though the VAIO Z identifies the second display as Samsung). When I restart the PC I saw the image transmitted. When it is fully restated they separate again as if it is not connected.
This occures with both graphics cards the Z has. I am running VISTA business. Is there something I am doing wrong. I do not have an HDMI cable now. Only the VGA. It this a faulty graphica card (both of them?) Both graphics cards work fine with no problem though or is it the port or the software?
I have a Sony Vaio 17 inch full HDMI laptop using Vista. I have been using a HDMI cable connected to my TV for a few months now all working fine yet today for no apparent reason the sound has started coming through my laptop rather than the TV. I have gone to the control panel and tried switching the default sound to the realtec digital however this did not work and I ended up with no sound at all.I have tried two different players both VLC and Zoom player.
I am recently having a problem where after I shutdown my XPS12 sometimes the fan will continue to run and won't stop till the battery dies. Recently I shutdown my full charged computer and but it in my laptop bag. I show up to office and realize my bag is scorching hot and its because my laptop was still "on" yet the screen was blank and the keyboard light was off. The battery only had 10% running. The computer was so hot I was afraid it was going to melt. This is the second time this has happened.
XPS12 fan stays on after shutdown and the screen has turned off and the keyboard light is out. The computer wont turn on or off and the only way to stop the fan is to hold the off switch. Computer then powers on like normal. I believe the processor is also running as the computer get extremely hot and will only shutdown once the battery is drained.
I just received my new Aspire One (I actually bought two from Circuit City) and one will NOT boot up. (The second works fine!) I've fully charged the battery. It will boot up to a warning message that a password is incorrect. (It won't stay on the screen long enough to read completely.) The machine seems to loop through the startup process a couple times, and then just powers down. I've tried stopping at SETUP (F2), but it will power down in that screen, too.
Got our new XPS-15, 9530 Base model last night, and the WFIF will not stay on.
Over 2 hours on the phone with Tech Support, and they are sending out a Tech to replace the WIFI card. I'm not even sure it is the WIFI card as he gave up trouble shooting it when he couldn't stay on Remote Access.
the worst of it was the two hours on the phone, it was pure hell, and I told the Techs supervisor about it afterwards.
I hope this isn't the future of this computer, as a new non functioning computer is not a good start.
This is really pushing me towards an Apple MacBook Pro.
I bought a dell 1558 studi laptop and when I turned it on the fans were running like crazy, I installed speed fan and the cores (i5) were at 60 deg at idle. Bought some Arctic silver, cleaned it with the Arctic cleaners and skimmed it on as usual.I replaced the GPU and 2 smaller chips thermal stickers with Pyobia 7wt and slapped it back togther - jobs a good un.
But when it turns on from stone cold, windows starts up and goes to desktop. I can run speedfan and the cores are at 45degs, the fans then kick in successively faster and then the sceen goes black - computer still powered up fans running.If I then restart it takes less time for the screen to go black - fans now running at vmax..It will happily sit in the Bios screen like a champ, (fans on max mind).
I have a N5110 that just recently started acting up.When I turn it on, it shows me the dell screen and then it tries to boot windows but then it turns off right away. Sometimes it gets far enough to show me a black screen with white lettering that says windows boot manager and wants me to select windows 7 as the operating system but when I try to hit enter to select it, the laptop wont respond and it turns off.
I tried pressing f12 and running diagnostics. Sometimes it will respond and let me get to the blue boot device screen but then it stops responding and wont let me run the diagnostic, then it turns off.
This also happened yesterday but after a few tries i was able to run the diagnostic and it came back saying everything was great, then my laptop rebooted and worked just fine. But today when I try to turn it on it wont work, I have been at it for over an hour.also, when i try to boot it, it will sometimes give me beep codes: 2 beeps, then 1 long beep. It only has time to do this once before it turns off.
My Inspiron 15R SE which I purchased from Dell Canada in February 2013 recently acted up on me. It was just like any other day, I run the laptop battery down, then plug in the power adapter when its low.
This time however, the laptop just suddenly shutdown (not through Windows, like just up and died). I tried to power it up again and each time, barely 30 seconds after it powers up, it just up and dies.
I had to do work on it so I thought I let it sit for awhile to charge the battery, thinking that I can run it on battery at least. But alas I left it there for even a whole night and the battery did not even charge a drop.
I then tried removing the battery and only running on power adapter only but it won't even start. I have also tried another power adapter but the same issue persists so I can safely rule out the power adapter.
The power port doesn't look damaged either seeing as I have always loyally bought Dell throughout the years, and I really need to get work done (it is my primary computer).
I have an inspiron n4010. I replaced the battery and it worked for a couple of weeks. But now, it won't turn on or stay on if it's not plugged in. And I can't have it plugged in all the time. It says that it's plugged in but not charging.
Had a laptop for just over 2 years so out of warranty. The laptop will not stay on for longer than 30 seconds - 1 minute, it doesn't matter what I'm doing (tried going into everything, Bios, safe mode, etc). I've bought a new battery and nothing has changed.
The laptop has had overheating problems in the past, whereby it would turn off if the fan was in someway impeded. Since this problem I have tried blowing into the fan and even used a hoover but nothing has worked.
Does it sound like its an issue with a fan or something else?
Is there anyway to stay on the Intel Gpu on mains power , every-time i re-boot the notebook it is on the Intel for the first 30 seconds or so and then it automatically switches to the ATI 4330 and i have to manually switch to the Intel Gpu.
I will be using the Intel 95% of the time, I only need the Ati 4330 to play Battlefield 2.
My Inspiron 1545 use to randomly shuts down (direct shutdown), I think i was due to over heating because i could feel the bottom of the laptop get really hot, so i started to have the laptop elevated for better air flow, that worked for a little while but then it would have the same problem, i have not cleaned the inside of the laptop or ever opened it, but i plan to do it to see whats going on, i don't think i have a warranty on it anymore so i think will experiment, but before i do that, i wanted to know what could be the cause of this problem, my best guess is i need to clean it or replace the CPU fan.
Also, I left my laptop in the car overnight and i was really cold out, after that night, now the laptop doesn't stay on more than 2 mins.....
We thought there was a hard drive issue on my laptop Dell sent replacement drive(It showed drive missing on diags). However, it appears the original issue was the drive was coming loose from the connector. Now anytime I set the laptop down or on the side the hard drive comes loose. We can not find any type of strap or screw that holds the hard drive in place. It is a model N5040. All screws were tightened and none appear to be missing.
I have an Hp Pavilion 15 notebook pc. The problem Im having is that I will be connected to the internet browser and it will work for about 5 minutes and then I wont connect after that. I know its not the connection because everything else on this network works and even the email button on my laptop will still sync all my emails. Ive tried uninstalling and reinstalling the browser. (using firefox) and also tried using internet explorer. What are some other steps that I can go through.
I would like very much for the USB ports (or at least one of them) to stay on when the computer is in sleep. I travel frequently and hotel rooms have limited power and I would like to keep my mobile phone plugged into the laptop. I've seen you answer a few questions on USB limitations and settings...