Sony :: Why Is Vaio SR So Flimsy And Uses Cheap Plastic

Nov 25, 2009

I'm going to be ordering the Sony SR in a couple of days probably. Today I went to Best Buy to look at it. Everything about it I liked except for the casing. It's so flimsy and seems like it's made out of cheap plastic. I recognize that this helps to keep it light, but still, just touching it made me feel like my palms will break the computer after a while, lol. Seriously, why do they make it like that? The thing bends so easily, including the screen. Making it of something a more strong would not add considerable weight!

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Sony :: Vaio Z Flimsy Parts

Mar 20, 2009

My Sony Vaio Z's power plug portion is very flimsy and feels and loose (I am referring to the place where you plug your power cord into the computer left of the stamina-speed switch). The entire silver plastic part wobbles significantly.

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Sony :: Plastic Blank For Optical Drive In VAIO SR

Nov 30, 2009

if there is a blank you can replace the optical drive with in the SR series. Preferably a part that is sold by Sony themselves. I hardly use my DVD drive and having it power on and then off each time I bring the notebook out of standby drains battery. I also intend to reduce the weight of the SR by removing the optical drive.

With my old Thinkpad, I was able to remove the optical drive and replace it with a blank fairly easily. I think Lenovo calls it a "travel blank."

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Sony :: Cheap Solution For Expensive Blu-Ray Drive

May 27, 2010

I was looking on ebay for accessories for my new Z and came across these drives. Would these work as direct replacements for our DVD drives?

NEW Blu-Ray Drive for HP laptops - eBay (item 170491173520 end time Jun-24-10 18:54:19 PDT)

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Dell :: Extremely Flimsy/flexible Lid

Aug 12, 2009

I just got my Studio 1555 today and am having some major issues with the lid. When it's closed, if I press it lightly the lid has a lot of flex.

When I open the laptop and lightly press my fingertips into the lid I can see the imprints of my fingertips on the screen! The quality of the lid is equivalent to that of a cheap plastic child's toy.

I contacted technical support and the rep was trying to just replace the lid with another...the SAME one .....

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Sony :: Black Carbon Fibre Or Black Plastic Lid Of My New Z

Nov 25, 2009

I just got a brand new customized Sony VGN-Z890FKB. The sales representative of the website where I bought it from, states all their models come with the Premium Carbon Fibre lid, however I find it very hard to tell the difference between the two.

Nowhere it is indicated that this one has the carbon fibre lid. On the side of the box it says B (Black) so I got confused.

The lid is black indeed, if I look close enough I see small silverish specs mixed with the black, even on the bottom side of the laptop. The palmrest/keyboard area is a darker black without silverish specs in it.

A friend of mine has a Sony SZ and there you can tell it is a black Carbon Fibre lid (black with a hint of purple in it - when you angle the laptop from one light source to the other + you somewhat see horizontal lines on the lid of the Sony SZ).
Also if you look carefully on the sonystyle site, you see those same horizontal-like lines on the Carbon Fibre Black lid of the Sony Z contrary to the Black plastic lid.

How can one tell whether his Sony laptop has a carbon fibre or black plastic lid?

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Dell :: New M6400: Flimsy LCD Panel And Panel Make/Type

Oct 13, 2009

The shipping Packing Slip for my unit lists the following for the LCD panel..

Description: Module, Liquid Crystal Display 17WUX, Red/green/blue,Lg Philips LCD,M6400..

Can anyone confirm if that the correct product code for my Original Quote which stated "17 inch Wide Screen WUXGA RGB-LED LCD for M6400 (320-7312)"..

i'm guessing that its the RGB backlit display i'm expecting. its NOT the covet model.. and I didn't go with the E2E because I wanted more of a matte display..

My other question is:.. is it just me or does the LCD Housing seems to be very flimsy and has lots of flex when lifted from the corners..

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Apple :: Plastic Cracking On Mac

Aug 13, 2009

a piece of plastic broke off the edge of my mac keyboard a couple of months ago and now there is like a small hole(?) on the left side...I am way past my this a common defect or something?

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Dell :: Poor Quality Plastic

Mar 20, 2010

I'm in the process of returning my system (not due to this paint issue) but due to the screen issues/dell's inability to give me a replacement [full story: The continued adventures about a boy and his laptop....

Back to this thread's topic, I have babied this thing and have never dinged this portion of the laptop on anything but the paint still seems to chip away.. does anyone else have anything like this picture?

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Dell :: Cheap M4400?

Apr 10, 2009

I've checked Dell Outlet, and the cheapest one there was $900, and that's pretty good but I'm wondering if you guys know any other places I should check.

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Dell :: Why Are The SSDs So (relatively) Cheap

May 24, 2009

Dell M1730: 320gb 7200rpm to 128gb SSD is $100, and to RAID 256gb ssd (128x128) is $300

HP HDX 18t 320gb 7200rpm to 160 gb SSD + 500gb 5400rpm (who wants that?) is $600.

Sony AW: 320gb 7200rpm to 64gb SSD + 500gb 4200rpm (!) is $420.

Are the SSD's that the Dells use worse quality or something? I really want an SSD with my next laptop, and I'm leaning towards HP or Sony because I think I want an 18.4 inch model, but it really, really surprises me that the Dell SSDs are so much cheaper. Anyone have an explanation, or am I missing something obvious?

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Dell :: Little Black Plastic Securing Tabs

May 14, 2009

while replacing the top cover on my XPS m1530 i broke the little black securing tab that attaches the central control cover cable to the connector .....

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Apple :: 2009 Plastic Macbook Fan Noise

May 8, 2009

I was wondering if anyone could provide any input on whether there is an excessive fan noise on a white macbook running windows xp.

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Sony :: Vaio Z720D: Uninstalling VAIO Care, VAIO Update

Jul 26, 2009

Trying to get rid of these questionably useful programs -- but I don't see entries for them in add/remove programs in the control panel (or for any of the other useless VAIO software packages that come on OEM machines sans "fresh start")

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Dell :: Cheap, Yet Good Webcam

Feb 23, 2010

where can i get a cheap, yet good/ok webcam for my laptop? i am probably going to get a new laptop by the end of the year, so don't want to spend too much on a webcam. i guess i just need one to hold me over till then... thanks.

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Dell :: How Come This Vostro Lines Are So Cheap

Jul 17, 2007

Why this Vostro notebooks from Dell are cheaper than Latitues and with better specs ?

I was looking for a D520, but now that I saw this Vostro 1400, I feel like going Vostro.

What do you guys think about them?

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Dell :: Fix My Old 9300 Or Get A Cheap Netbook

Mar 19, 2010

I need a computer to tune/log my ECU in my car. I i have my old dell inspiron 9300 that need a new OS, batt and charger. I lost the recover disk and my brother ripped the key code sticker so i cant see the first set of numbers,

it came with XP pro is there any thing i can do to save it with out buyin a new OS. Like i said im using this to tune ECUs and data log using romraider and

ecuflash. So should i fix the 9300 or get a netbook, any suggestions on netbooks under 300 cheaper the better or a place to get a Windows OS?

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Dell :: How Cheap Will The S16 XPS Get In About 1years Time?

Sep 22, 2009

Aloha im planning on buying a S16 XPS in about 9months - 1year (or like a few weeks before dell would be discontinuing it from their website).

Since ive got an inspiron 6400 at the moment, and while it does get hot and the back panel cant be opened to clean the dust off fan,

and the graphics card is CRAP and cant play any games like call of duty 4....,
its still a nice laptop and works fine in all other ways and for everything else.

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Acer :: Why This HD Is So Cheap? ... Overheat Concern

Nov 7, 2008

I am going to upgrate my Acer 5672.

On tigerdirect I found 2 nice Hds

Seagate Momentus 7200.3 ST9250421AS 250GB Mobile Hard Drive - 2.5", 7200RPM, 16MB, SATA-300 for $74
Hitachi / TravelStar 7K200 / 200GB / 7200 / 16MB / 2.5" Mobile / SATA-150 / Hard Drive for $90

It seems to me first one is much better, more size , more speed, but I don't understand why it is cheaper.

One guy told me Segate's disks overheat laptops. Is it true ?....

So... why is it cheaper? I everything ok with this brand ?

I am also planning to add more memory, 4GB instead 1GB.

Should I be concern about overheat ?

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Dell :: SXPS 16 Plastic Kind Of Film On The Hinges?

Dec 9, 2009

Does yours have a plastic kind of film on the hinges? Can I peel this off? Why is it there?

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HP/Compaq :: Extrange Plastic On The Hd Notebook Dv4-1155se Like Antistatic Bag

Mar 8, 2009

i have an hp dv4-1155se, i opened the place where is the hd, and when i opened, i saw the hd has a plastic on the hd, like antistatic or something like this, i would like to know, what is this? and what happened if i take out this plastic? i think plastic helps to have a high hd temperature,

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Dell :: Cheap Docking Stations/USB Hubs

Aug 1, 2009

I tend to take my laptop around a lot and I get kind of annoyed at having to constantly hook up all the various USB cables and the monitor it interfaces with.

Docking stations seem ideal for convenience, but they seem awfully expensive.

Are there any affordable docks or USB hubs out there? Like less than 30-40 dollars?

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Dell :: CHEAP SXPS13 9-cell Battery

Feb 19, 2010

I found very cheap ($39) 9-cell batteries for the SXPS13 on eBay. I ordered one and just got it. As far as I can tell it looks legitimate but I have some doubts ........

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Dell :: M1730 W/ 9800MGT Dirt Cheap

May 10, 2009

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Dell :: Cheap Replacement GFX Card For XPS 1710M

Aug 26, 2009

I got the dreaded GFX card fail on my 1710 a couple of months ago (about a month after warrranty expiration).

Is it possible to get some kind of dirt cheap GFX card replacement to fit to get the notebook booting up again properly (not in safe mode hell)?

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Dell :: E6400: Plastic Unsnaps From Latch Holder Area

Nov 22, 2009

I dropped my Latitude E6400 while it was in my backpack and the palmrest plastic next to the latch holder unsnapped from the base. I snapped it back in. About a month later, it was unsnapped again and I snapped it back in again. I don't remember dropping it. I wonder:

1. Has this happened to anybody?
2. Do you think I broke anything?

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Dell :: Latitude E6500 (Blue Color And Plastic Case?)

Jan 17, 2010

I have a small question. What kind of case (plastic or magnium) have a Dell Latitude E6500 with BLUE and RED colors of case?

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Dell Latitude E6640 :: Plastic Spacer In SmartCard Slot Cannot Be Removed?

Nov 19, 2014

I have a Latitude E6640 and wish to use the SmartCard slot. Unfortunately there is a plastic spacer in this slot that will not come out. My software sees the firmware on the laptop so I know the hardware for this is present. How is this plastic spacer removed? Removal of the HD for better leverage is no support. It appears that the top cover over the keyboard would have to be removed but that makes no sense. If that is the case how is this done?

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Dell :: Beware Replacing Low/Cheap Quality Replacement Parts

Jul 9, 2009

Few days before i started a thread regarding the display issue .. and today i was got a replacement for my keyboard...

the old one was very strong and sturdy ... the new one was fragile, and flexible.. i called the CC then and reported that teh keyboard is very fragile...

he told me that currently all replacement keyboards are like that...

it seems that Indian customers are the ones who have been ill treated with cheap parts...

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Dell :: Want A Macbook Pro Screen And A Thinkpad Keyboard On The Cheap-E6500

Mar 27, 2009

The macbook pro screen is great, and a key insight was to realize that the latitude E6500 screens are the exact same ones (as the last generation before the unibody macbook pros). I got the AUO screen, and it's great. It is the exact same screen as a macbook pro. I had one, so I know until it broke. A great screen totally changes the entire perception of a notebook in my opinion, especially when using it for multimedia.

I have used a thinkpad before and I loved the keyboard. Newer generation ones that I have seen don't feel as cushy and soft. The E6500 keyboard is every bit as good as the current thinkpad keyboards if you like a softer, spongier feel with good key travel. So if you care about the keyboard alot, the new latitudes are I think tied for the #1 spot with anything else that you can throw out there.

Oh, and the price simply can't be beat.

The backlit keyboard is also a very underrated feature. I would absolutely get this if anyone is hesitating.

The one knock on this laptop is the fan noise. It's not bad, but it's not the most silent one out of the macbook pros and the thinkpads. However, I don't believe that there is inferior cooling or inferior design that makes the E6500 run louder. I think that it's probably just a BIOS setting that Dell has put in there to make sure that the system stays cool at the expense of having more noise. In other words, if Dell didn't mind hot system temps like the macbook pros, then I suppose it could run nearly as quietly. Either way, I do wish the notebook was a bit quieter. I do have the nvidia gpu and am curious if getting the intel gpu would cut down on the noise. I'd also gain some battery life and to be honest, I never use any 3d stuff but just like to have the real gpu for resale purposes and to futureproof the laptop.

But for price/performance, this is the laptop to beat because now I can watch videos, even hulu ones, without intrinsically wishing for more brightness and contrast in the dark scenes. I feel like I've got a 15" hdtv.

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