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Ir Port Connection On Dell Laptops!!

Q: Ir Port Connection On Dell Laptops!!

Does anyone know how to connect a dell laptop IR Port up? While using windows NT 4.0????

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A: Ir Port Connection On Dell Laptops!!

Forget it.... No IR support in WinNT 4, upgrade to Win2K or XP, that's the only way...

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Hello.
In June 2016 our company bought Inspiron 5759. I used it at office, we have air conditioning, nothing that could cause overheating or other problems. In the end of July 17 laptop just turned off and didnt react on any actions. I brought to service center and they told it's the hub located on the same board with CPU. The only way to fix it is to replace the whole board which costs around 600 USD because there's CPU Core i7 in it. I was given another laptop Inspiron 5558 which was not used since winter of 2017 because it had problems with WiFi. I tried to connect it with LAN cable and discovered that LAN is not working, in fact there's no LAN adapter in device manager. Service center said today that's the same problem - but this time hub is not completely broken, it's just doesnt see LAN adapter and periodically shuts down WiFi. The technician told that this is a frequent problem with Inspirons and Dell knows about it but doesnt recall laptops or extend warranty on this spare part. I asked when second laptop got the wifi issues - it started at the beginning of 2017 and warranty ended in December 2016. Again just 1-2 months.

So, it looks very strange that Dell laptops break right after ending of warranty with same problem, and we can't just change the hub, we need to buy a new board which includes CPU for 600 USD.
SNs: c0jchc2, 5lcmd72

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Hello everyone, just joined up and have a question. I recently added an external Samsung 830 ssd to my laptop and I'm having some issues and concerns. The cable that came with the 'kit' looks and is described as a USB to SATA cable. I have an Esata cable for an internal ssd drive to be used as an external drive; which does NOT work with this drive. The USB to SATA cable provided does. Why? I have the drive attached to the Esata port with the USB cable but am I losing speed connected this way? Would I be better off getting a different cable? I also have the USB3 module connected into modular bay with an empty port that I could use, but having read alot on the speed of the interfaces in question, Esata seems to be the fastest, I'm just not sure it's configured or utilized this way and I'm thinking it's the cable for starters (the drive also appears as a USB device). Thanks in advance, Technoid...

A:Dell E6420; Esata port with Samsung 830 SSD (128GB) connection help.

I ran into the same issue as you when I first started messing with eSATA. I assumed since the ports looked the same, that any cable would work. So, I tried getting an external drive working with a regular internal SATA cable. No dice. The drive was never recognized.

I bought a new Vantec USB/eSATA drive enclosure that came with an eSATA cable, and it worked fine. I'm not entirely sure what is different about the cables, but it seems to be from my tests that there is such a thing as a specific eSATA cable.

As for the performance, I would save if you want speed, go eSATA. If you want portability, and will be adding and removing the drive often, go with USB3.

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Hi guys and girls,
I have a fresh installation of Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, and can't for the life of me
get audio or  the Dell U2410 Display port running.  The Fn button seems to work for all but the extend monitor function.
Any ideas which driver I haven't been able to find as yet?

Many thanks,

Stinkypuccini

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Looking to buy a new laptop from costco bc of their great 3 month return policy so i can really make sure i like the laptop. i make home videos using a camcorder that only transfers the video via firewire. but most of the new mid-range level laptops (~$1100) that are decently reviewed and available from costco dont have firewire ports. why is that?

The Dells still have them but i already returned a Dell bc there was something wrong with the power cable and I'm tired of always having problems with Dell and their horrible customer service.

Sonys still have them, but they are overpriced.

I was hoping to buy an Asus bc they are so well-liked, but none of the new core-i7s have firewire ports. same thing with the toshibas and fujitsus.

I don't need a gaming machine, but i want a fast machine that can multitask well, has an SD card reader, a firewire port, real keyboard (not the chiklet ones), TWO quiet mouse buttons (not the rocking kind), a page-scroll function on the right side of the mousepad, and dedicated media control buttons would be nice.

why is it so hard to find this (outside of the dell studio 15 which i just returned)?
 

A:New laptops with firewire port

are they using the IEEE 1394 terminology , i have not noticed the lack of firewire on more expensive machines, but they may be leaving an express card slot and you buy an express card firewire
do you have a link to any of the machines
 

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I have an HP laptop...

and i know what all the ports are except for one...

Expansion Port 3..

What is it for...What periperals can be attached to that...

thanks
 

A:What is the Expansion Port 3 for? (Laptops)

From What i can find it is used for a port replicator i have seen one on the hp site just go into laptop acceorys it may have a base stastion to
 

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Hi All, I need to purchase a new Laptop, and I cant seem to find a new model that fits my needs.Does HP (or any other brand) make one with a native RS-232 serial port, preferably with an i7 processor 500GB HDD, 15"-17" FHD display 8GB-16GB memory  

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I am looking at an acer from best buy, and under networking it says NONE.
But in the 360 it shows an ethernet port. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage...916305&IcsCsid=39-313-5-24505-0-20529-676-0-1

So it leaves me with this question. Do all recent laptops come with an ethernet port to do a wired connection?

Its an Acer Aspire.
On note another acer 50 dollers more says ethernet in networking. (Built-in Ethernet connectivity with RJ-45 connector) What is the difference? http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage...=acer&lp=2&type=product&cp=2&id=1218021916305
 

A:Solved: Do all recent laptops come with an ethernet port?

I seriously doubt that you'll find a factory-made name-brand laptop or desktop out there that doesn't have a hard-wire ethernet port.

RJ-45 is the description given for a hard-wire ethernet port.

RJ-11 is the description given for a hard-wire dial-up port.

They look almost identical, except the ethernet port is larger.

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Click the "Specifications" tab in both links that you posted, and you'll see that both have a hard-wire RJ-45 ethernet port and have built-in 802.11b/g/n wireless.

Both links are for an Acer Extensa EX4630-4791, and both list for $499.99.

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trying to find an answer before purchasing. Is there any 2 in 1 convertible laptops that come with an ethernet port either as standard or an option? Or is there an accessory that I could purchase that would allow Ethernet plugin. I prefer a direct internet connection when at home. Thank you in advance for any information provided.
 

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Here is my situation,
I own a Lattitude E7450, and needed to connected two displays to it. I went ahead and bought the Dell E-Port Plus Advanced Port Replicator with USB 3.0, since it has 2 DVI ports on the back. It shows it is compatible with my laptop.
I set up my dock, connected my laptop, as well as both external monitors. Only one monitor shows a duplicated desktop. When I go into the display settings, I cannot see any existence of another external display being connected.
All of my drivers are up to date, restarted laptop many times. Pretty bummed out.
Anyone have any solution/knowledge to this?

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As mentioned in the title I have both pieces of hardware.  I also just purchased a third Dell U2414H LCD monitor.  I am trying to connect all 3 via display port.  However it seems that all I can do is 2 monitors?  When I try to daisychain them I got 2 monitors mirroring each other and one through HDMI off the laptop.

Is this a physical limitation of the replicator?  Is there a firmware update somewhere?

A:Dell Latitude E6520 & E-Port Plus 2 - Display port issue

The E6520 comes with Intel HD Graphics 3000.  The specs for that GPU are buried in the specs for the CPU itself, but if you go to ark.intel.com and look up your CPU, then scroll down to the graphics section and verify that it shows Intel HD Graphics 3000, you'll find that that GPU only supports 2 independent displays, which is why you see mirroring.  More recent Intel GPUs do indeed support 3 displays, but no Intel GPUs to my knowledge yet support 4.
If your E6520 has the NVIDIA discrete GPU, I can't find any information on NVIDIA's site about maximum number of supported displays, but based on your experience I would assume it's 2 unless indicated otherwise.

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The newer Dell laptops (the Precision 7510, for example) have the bottom dock connectors very close to the back edge of the body, so that when you connect to them you have this huge gap at the back even if you slide the little dealy forward that is meant to account for different battery sizes. Yes, I know you can get this plastic spacer to fit in the gap so it is easier to line up, but the way it fits makes it take up a stupid amount of space.
Is there a Dell port replicator that actually has the connectors close to the back so that it doesn't waste all this desk space?
And, yes, I know that they make port replicators that the laptop doesn't sit on, that use the thunderbolt or usb port instead of the dock connector on the bottom. I'm asking specifically about port replicators that use that bottom connector.)
Thanks!
And BTW, Dell, it really doesn't help that you try to hide this by offering one photo of most of these replicators taken at an angle where it's really hard to judge that space. 

A:Port replicator / docking station that fits new laptops without huge gap at back?

blackbrook,Below is a link to our Dell port replicators and docking stations. You will need to chat to the sales person for more information. Also, is a post from a user on the DCF with the same system. He was issues an E-Port plus II.Dell Sales http://dell.to/2hBxzd9Quote from DCF Forum User-GeoDosch2"At work my laptop was upgraded to a Precision 7510. With it I got an E-Port Plus II docking station, which was basically the same as the one I had for my Dell Latitude E6520, except wider. It's a stretch to say that the laptop fits this port expander. Yes, you can connect it, but it's like putting a 5 year old kid in a 42 large suit-- he can get into it, but it certainly doesn't fit.I told our procurement dept. that they gave me the wrong port expander, though from the answers here it seems that Dell doesn't make one to fit this laptop. Is that something that's coming out soon? Or am I stuck with the kludge I have now"

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Hello,
I have trouble as described in the topic,
I have two most old laptop models, Dell Precision M6300 & Dell Latitude D630.
When laptops is docked to replicator potr dock stations D/APR (PR01X) or D/DOCK (PD01X) - bigger one model with DVD port,

headphone jack port not working under Windows 10 Pro x64 installed on both laptops.

On M6300 previously was installed Windows 7 Ultimate and on D630 was Windows 8.1.
On Dell  M6300 on Win 7 Ult. headphone jack port worked properly.
On Dell D630 on Win 8.1 I'm not sure due I do not used this on it (more years ago when it was on Win XP headphone jack port worked properly)
So when Ms start delivering updates do Win 10, I did it on doth laptops, everything on both models working fine, but only this headphone jack port in D/APR (PR01X) or D/DOCK (PD01X) wouldn't like to work when I'm dockind Dell M6300 (D630 I docked only
for test if on this one jack port will work or not) but not working too like on M6300.
So loks like drivers whih was made oryginally for Win Vista x64 ale which was workable for Windows 7 64b wouldn't like to work on Windows 10.
Maybe You have some tips what to do with this to press them to work?

Greets
PitPuma

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Sir i have dell gx620 desktop optiplex whenever i use to LPT or COM port for programming purpose its shown an error that  I/O SYSTEM SERVICE IS PRESENT BUT THE DRIVER CANNOT BE CONNECTED TO please solve my problem thanks in advance

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Hello, I am an IT Technician for an electric cooperative. I am having a very odd issue that I can not seem to resolve and I am in need of assistance.

We have 4 Dell Latitude notebooks all running XP and we also have some very high end GPS units made by Trimble that we are going to be using to stake out points on a map. Whenever I connection through bluetooth with the GPS I am able to pair but the GPS control software never recognizes it when I chose the COM port assigned to it. Whenever I connect it directly through a cable(serial to usb) it never detects it either.

However this is the odd part, when I test this on my desktop I am able to connect just fine with the exact same method.

Any ideas?

A:[SOLVED] COM port and bluetooth COM port connection issues

Are you aware of any differences in your Desktop and the laptops? Like Service Pack is different, or maybe a BIOS setting?

Jeff

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No information found thus my post.  I have a HP 7541 plotter that worked on older desktops.  Currently I do not have a desktop, which I used in the past.  Matching ports from the older RS232 port to the laptop USB port is my goal.  I set the plotter aside in working condition and it passed the start up test.  So, what interface plug or cable do I need to use here? Thanks for reading.  Thanks for any replies.

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Hi,

Does anyone know if RAM for DELL Latitude C810 will work in a DELL Inspirion 5150?

Thanks,

r
 

A:RAM for DELL Laptops

Check it out here

www.crucial.com
 

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What is the easiest way to wipe clean and setup Dell laptops. I have like 4 of them home in good condition, they just need to be Restored. I have tried the whole system restore thing. I want something I can install and start from scratch across all the computers. Is there a version of windows unlocked or something I can use for multiple computers? No I don't have the original discs. they are older Dell inspirons.
 

A:dell laptops

mcusuman1 said:


What is the easiest way to wipe cleanClick to expand...

Try a soft damp cloth. Of course, you may need different items depending on what part(s) need cleaning.


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and setup Dell laptops.Click to expand...

What do you mean by "setup"?


mcusuman1 said:


I have tried the whole system restore thing.Click to expand...

And the results?


mcusuman1 said:


I want something I can install and start from scratch across all the computers.Click to expand...

If they all had the same Windows version pre-installed and you can still read all the COA Windows Product Keys then all you need is a legitimate copy of that version of XP installation CD. Good luck finding one.

If they are all the exact same model then a set of Recovery CDs should work (if such was even provided and still available from Dell or somewhere).
 

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I have a Dell Latitude E6500 Laptop running XP w/ SP3. and the screen save will not kick in. I am running a wireless mouse and when I disconnect that then it works like it is supposed to .

A:Dell Laptops

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/913405

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Insirion 8200

When turned on it says that the primary disc not found. Then it goes straight to a warning screen telling you to go to setup. Looking at bios set up, the HD and optical drives are "not installed". Through Dell's chat line they said that both the HD and cd unit were defective. I could see the HD , but the CD too? They said that a operating system has to be noticed in order for the computer to work. Without a HD wouldn't the machine go to a doss prompt anyway? I tried that by removing the HD

Dell wants $168 for a HD which is nuts because online I can get one much less. My question is about the CD unit. Has anyone ever seen those go too

thanks
Rich
 

A:who knows their Dell Laptops?

The laptop could never go to a "DOS prompt" without the HDD, as to do so would mean that it would have DOS (not the case with XP) and if it had DOS, it resides on the HDD anyway.

Optical drives are not always shown (detected) in BIOS, but the BIOS boot screen should indicate their detection at boot time.

A faulty HDD electronics would prevent it being seen, but a fault on the Dell motherboard IDE would prevent both from being seen.
 

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The VGA plug on my Acer 5733z is forver falling out whilst in use, because there are no receiving holes to accommodate the screws on either side of the VGA plug, as on desktop boxes.

I am sure that most laptops are similarly lacking.

Has anyone any ideas how to keep the connction into the laptop, other than using metres of parcel tape.
 

A:VGA connection laptops.

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I know nothing about laptops, but I'm planning on getting a Dell laptop for my younger brother who is heading for college. I did my research and found that not too many places have cheaper laptops than dell w/ the same specs. I hear Dell is a pretty good company overall. Any suggestions?
 

A:Dell Laptops any good?

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Hi, i asked what i need to ask for at the Title
here it again "Is there a Win7 VER. especially for Dell Laptops or PCs"

A:Is there a Win7 VER. especially for Dell Laptops or PCs

There is, but you need to buy it from Dell.

When Dell manufacture a new computer they ship it with Dell Datasafe Backup software and as with most manufacturer's expect you to burn a set of recovery discs.

However, if you pay extra they will ship a windows DVD and driver DVD with a new computer.

My advice would be to contact Dell to see if they will sell you what you're after.

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Anyone have experience with "refurbished" products from Dell? Particularly laptops? I have a friend that would like to get a laptop but has a pretty limited budget.

It seems like they have some good deals but I wonder about reliability.
 

A:Dell Refurbished Laptops

I find the refurb Dell to be a far superior buy than new. When you buy new you are often the first person to ever turn on the system, a refurb has been turned on and failed so it is sent back for extensive testing not done to a new system, after testing to make sure it works properly it is now sold at a good discount.

The refurb looks like new and has exactly the same warranty it just cost less. The only area where it is not a better deal is if you need some specific feature, you cannot order them built with extra parts beyond a few.

Dell gets so many refurbs that the best method for buying one is to know what you want ahead of time and what you are willing to pay for it, they have new systems come up for sale several times a day so if you have the time and know what you need it can be a very satisfactory system purchase.
 

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In the last 2 weeks I have installed over 10 Dell laptops with Vista Home basic/Home premium. I have encountered these 2 specific problems on most of them!.

1 - They all had a 60 day trial of Office 2007. Having entered the License Key and registered the product everytime I open an Office application from the Start Menu it trys to reinstall again. If I use the Dell Dock it does not happen.


2 - On most occasions when trying to open the control panel it does not respond forcing Windows Explorer to restart.

I have not had these problems on other makes.

Has anybody else come accross these problems?

A:Dell Laptops and Vista

Does registering the product = Office validation with Microsoft Genuine Advantage?

www.microsoft.com/genuine

Do the events preceding the Windows Explorer restart process include the fading white background, small blue circle spinning and "Not Responding..."? If so look at 3rd party firewall/ a-v products. Usually the firewall is the cause.

All these symptoms - but only on Dell products?

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What is the easiest way to wipe clean and setup Dell laptops. I have like 4 of them home in good condition, they just need to be Restored. I have tried the whole system restore thing. I want something I can install and start from scratch across all the computers. Is there a version of windows unlocked or something I can use for multiple computers? No I don't have the original discs. they are older Dell inspirons.
 

A:want to renew a few dell Laptops

Closing dup. (or triplet). Please do not start multiple threads on the same topic.
 

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I couldn't buy a laptop for a while now since all manufacturer seem to force Vista, and don't offer any XP drivers on their website for their new models.

However, the new Dell inspiron models seem to fully support XP, as they're offering all XP drivers on their site. But I'm still skeptical about it as a few salespeople from Dell told me that XP, if installed, won't perform as good as it's supposed to, because the hardware was designed with Vista in mind.

Do you think it's true?

Your help is much appreciated
 

A:XP not performing well on new Dell laptops?

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First off, not sure if this is the right forum, but I guess this falls under "hardware" so..

So here's my question..I love Dell computers. I've had a Dell Inspiron laptop for 4 years now and it works great. But it's only 1.1GHz so of course it's showing it's age so I'd like to get a new one. But here's the problem...Dell laptops only seem to go up to 2.3-2.5 GHz while brands like HP have laptops well over 3 GHz. What gives? Why are Dell's not up to speed with other brands yet, don't they want to compete with the market better? Cuz this is seriously holding me back from wanting to buy a Dell, or at least wait until they're as fast as HP etc.
 

A:Why are Dell laptops slower than other brands?

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I'm trying to locate the CMOS jumpers in/on my laptop (Dell Inspiron E1505), but I've only removed the keyboard so far, not the rest of the plate that covers the motherboard. I tried to find images of what exactly they would look like, but found alot of comments in reference to laptops "not having them"... but then again found some comments stating that "some laptops do".
Aside from calling Dell, does anyone know of Dell laptops having them? If so, where about? And should removing the plate covering my motherboard be safe if done with caution? Or is there something else I should know about removing that particular plate?
Thx~Rose
 

A:Do Dell laptops have CMOS jumpers?

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I bought a used Dell E6500 laptop that has been upgradede with Windows 10 and has a backlit keyboard. The backlit feature doesn't work. BIOS is right, keyboard is seated right, and Widows Mobility Center is right. What could I be missing? THANX!

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Hi all-

I have several users using Dell laptops (2 D820 and 1 D810). They normally use the laptop on the docking station and everything is fine. If they are undocked, the monitor of the laptop screen does not go to full size. You see about an inch dark border around the screen as opposed the screen being fully stretched out. This happens whenever the computer is not docked. Is there a setting that I need to look at to correct this?
 

A:Monitor Problem with Dell Laptops

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Can all the latest RAM sticks and hardrives and operating systems be put into the Dell Inspiron 8000 laptops? I want to know because i want to play WoW on it.

Dell Inspiron 8000 specs:
523,000 kb RAM
pentium 4 proccesor
windows 2000
 

A:Dell Inspiron 8000 laptops

You have to purchase compatible RAM. Go to www.crucial.com, and allow it to scan your system to determine what options are available.

You can install Windows XP. I doubt it would run Vista well.
 

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I am so stuck! I have a Dell Latitude D505 laptop and had been working fine. I started to use a monitor with the laptop so i could watch the screen infront of me in bed. Shortly after i started to use the monitor with i had problems with the laptops screen, even when the monitor wasn't plugged in. The screen was working, however the light was off, you'd have to look very carfully and indeed the image was still there but with no light to see the screen! This happend for a day or two where it would start to flicker randomly sometimes untill after a few days, which is now, when the device is activated (such as when I slect the laptop screen and not the monitors from the display settings) the light comes on for about 4 seconds but then goes off! I can still see the image there but no light so unusable! I am using my monitor now but i will need my laptop to be portable soon! Please help
 

A:Dell Laptops screen problem!!?

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I left my laptops in the car during the day when i went to power on it doesn't I change the motherboard but it still doing the same. can anybody tell me what can be

thanks
 

A:Dell laptops doesn't power on

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Maybe replacing the battery might help.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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My Dell latitude D600 was plugged in and cord was snagged with foot thus yanking the laptop. My question is....is this a common problem for MB to short out? I pulled individual components to try and find out if anyone was at fault. Well I'm down to the MB frame and still my power light goes out on my power pack as soon as it's plugged into the board. Is this a common problem or an easy fix or should I goahead and buy a new/used MB W/O ram and CPU off e-bay for $150 ?
 

A:Common prob/w Dell laptops?

yeah man it is a common issue on the d600 series i work for dell as a gold tech rep so i know.. when that light on the ac adapter goes out when you plug it into the system board she is bad.. if you have a good service warranty like Gold they should have no problem replacing it. just tell them that the light on the power supply goes out when you plug it in and they won't even ask you any more questions than that..i would get another mobo
 

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I just upgraded the memory for my Dell 600m laptop and now I have one spare memory card from my Dell 600m (256MB, DDR, 333, CL2.5) and I want to know if I could use it in my Dell 1200 laptop that only has 128MB of ram.....is the memory from my 600m compatible with my 1200?

Thanks for the support!
 

A:Memory compability for Dell laptops

Do a Google search for memory configurator and enter in your specific transplant patient's information and see if it is the same type and speed if they are then your good to go .
 

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I set up about 150 new PC's/laptops per year. I have been setting up one new machine when I get a new model in and creating an image to use on other machines of the same model number. Now on new laptops Windows 10 is not activated when I image them with the image I created. Is there a solution to this issue?

A:Imaging new Dell Windows 10 laptops

RCM6403,Each system has to have its own activation key code.With Dell Computers the Key Code is imbedded in the bios. You may want to give Microsoft a call about activation of computers with a custom created image. Windows Product Key Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 and I believe the HD has went bad....or at least I think it has. I totally washed the HD clean with a program call Boot and Nuke. The reason for doing so was that the computer was having problem in all sorts of areas. Me being a worry wart, thought it was infected with a virus.

So anyway after wiping it clean I tried to install Vista. Before it will install it asks "Where do you want to install Windows?", and it gave me two options...Disk 0 Partition 2 or Disk or Partition 3 MediaDirect. When I highlight Disk 0 Partition 2 for the install location a message appears at the bottom of the screen saying..."The disk may fail soon. If other hard disks are available, install Windows to another location". Well I have no other locations so I tried it on this disk and it would only get to 2% on the Expanding files step. But instead of getting HD error message I get the following message...."Windows cannot install required files. The files does not exist. Make sure all files required for installtion are available, and restart the installation. Error code 0x80070003". I tried this 4 times, all with the same result.

So now I'm really confused as to what the problem is. Is the HD bad? Is the the Vista disk missing files? or is it both. If it is the HD, do I have to use a Dell HD or can I just go to Best Buy and purchase one there?

Any/all help would be greatly apperciated.
 

A:Solved: Dell Laptops HD Issue?

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I have seen massive amounts of refurbished Dell latitude......
I'm wondering is Dell latitude any good. I have seen lots and lots of refurbished Dell latitude. What are your thoughts on Dell latitude?
 

A:Is Dell latitude laptops any good?

It depends on what you will be using them for. If it's just for surfing the web and minor web surfing it should be ok (depending on the specs of each Dell Latitude computer).
 

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Hi i need some help before dell sends me the 4th new laptop in 3 months. I got a 1550 dell laptop with vista december 08 in june 09 i got my HP photoshop C5580 all in one shortly after my hard drive went dell sends a new hard drive everything is ok a week later i install my hp printer and blue tooth 2 weeks after that the hard drive and mother board crash dell sends a tech out to fix it, still not right so dell takes it back and sends a 1655 with vista, this one works great for 2 1/2 weeks with no hp software in it, i install it, a week later i try to power on the laptop and windows loads and loads and loads power it down and back on, it does nothing but make this wierd buzzing noise, dell sends a new 1655 with vista, it works great with no hp software for 3 weeks 1 1/2 weeks after i still it, windows didn't want to start then did, the next night windows wouldn't start, system tests told me at first operating system had a corrupt file, so i put in the vista disc trying to fix it that way, that freezes at 75% then it tells me imment hard drive failure and no operating system found. They are sending another one, this time they said top laptop gaming system with windows 7, i'm happy for this. I need to figure out what is going on though, the hp printer is the only thing that matches up, other then that these are brand new laptop after new laptop crashing because i know i don't do anything else on them no downloading or anything like that, I get no error messa... Read more

A:hp printer crashing dell laptops

just thought i should add, i've been using the disc the printer came with, i'm sure with windows 7 i'll have to download the driver from the site, does this change things?
 

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This is my first post on the tech spot....SO HELLO EVERYONE!!!! Like i said, this is my first post and really wasn't excatly sure where to put it. I figured this is a good a spot as any!!! OK at the risk of being called "YOU FOOL"! I'll come right out with it. I was sneakin this chick into my room and it was dark. I had my laptop plugged in across the room, the chick snags my laptop cord with her foot and yanks my laptop. Get up to use my laptop the next day and something's shorted out. I say shorted out because I've done some searching online with the problem i was having (power pack light goes out when plugged into laptop). So i go through the steps on possibly locating the short which was, pull off piece by piece from the laptop, which goes something like this....first cdrw,memory,HD and so on till I'm down to the laptop frame, which still the power up light turns off as soon as its plugged in. So before I go out and buy another mother board W/O CPU and RAM, i want to make sure of a couple things....Is this a common problem with maybe power jack needs to be resoldered or some other easy fix, and if I do buy a motherboard will my CPU work in the same D600 motherboard. What I'm getting at is swapping CPU a routine type thing? Also should I move this post to a heading that has more traffic?
 

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hi there could anyone possibly tell me how to switch to dedicated graphics on my dell inspiron 5000 and disable the integrated one I personally tried setting everything max in the amd settings, reinstalling the driver, disabling the the integrated one but non of that worked so I don't know

my spec
AMD radeon r7 m440 (4GB) the one I want to switch to and set as primary

AMD radeon R5 the one I am running off of now and this is the one I would like to disable.
 

A:CANT SEEM TO SWITCH MY LAPTOPS GPU TO DEDACATED (DELL)

BTW I have a dell inspiron 15 5000 series if it helps
 

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Hello,My Dell Latitude E5270 shuts down abruptly when resuming after sleep on its DELL E-Port Dock.The Windows Windows 10 login background with time is displayed for 1 second and the pc crashes immediately.Then I have to wait 1 minute to turn it back on.Have you ever encountered this problem? I reset my PC today, installed just like new, updated the bios, ... but this problem has not been solved.Thank you for your help.Yours,

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i was told i can connect my internet video phone to my laptop with just an ethernet cable, no router needed. my friend is doing this with xp and i'm using vista can can i do this with vista.
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Problem is 2 laptops in the same house have different internet connection speeds when viewing the speed data in the Wireless connections tab.
1st laptop is an old acer (windows vista) and its running at 300mps to a virgin 50mb wireless router.
2nd laptop is a new dell xps running windows 7, corei7 etc but is only connecting at 144mps speed.

I cant figure out why this is the case as I would have thought they would both be the same. It means that the speed of the dell laptop is much slower than the acer.

Have noticed that when I'm downloading podcasts etc from itunes its stupidly slow on the dell.

Any idea on how to improve this would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Wireless Connection Speed - 2 laptops

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Hi everyone,

Maybe someone already explained it but i couldn't find it. I apologize.
I have two laptops running Windows 7 Ultimate build 7600,fully updated.
Both of them have wireless network adapter.
I searched on internet and found that one way to connect them is by ad-hoc connection.
I established on one computer ad-hoc connection and on another I connect to that connection.
So both laptops are connected but it says "no network access" and it is not possible to share files between them two.
I created homegroup and there's nothing in that folder.

How to connect two laptops wireless and share files between them?

Thanks.

A:connect two laptops - wireless connection

You don't need to use Homegroup to share files, but that up to you. If both laptops are on the same network, then they should be able to ping one another. If so then creating shares and connecting from one to the other is a breeze.

Checklist:

1) Can both ping one another? If yes, continue (if no, get it rectified).
2) Create folders you want to share.
3) Map to the shares.

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