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Are Dell laptops meant to break right after 1 year when warranty ends? Same problem on 2 laptops which requires replacement of system board.

Q: Are Dell laptops meant to break right after 1 year when warranty ends? Same problem on 2 laptops which requires replacement of system board.

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.
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ll be in the market for a new laptop soon with my tax return and am wondering if those here think the extra extended warranties are worth it? Most laptops come with a 12 month warranty. The place I am looking at offer a 1 year extension beyond that for $169 and a two year extension for $179 (of course at those prices if I got one at all it would be the two year). They also offer a 2 year accidental damage policy as well but I won't be getting that as my renter's insurance covers that. But what do people here think? Is it worth it? I currently have a Toshiba laptop that has worked fine for 2 and a half years. If it were a desktop, I wouldn't even be considering it. I prefer to build my own of those anyway and also prefer to fix my own problems. For reference, i am looking for something with a dual core processor, 1 to 2 gigs of RAM, a DVD burner and a dedicated video card.

Also, what brands do you prefer for laptops and why. Thanks.
 

A:Extended warranty for laptops?

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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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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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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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Is there any window warranty on LENOVO Laptops.  Windows gone I have try my best to restore, reset, troubleshoot but failed to recover. Only black screen and arrow is showing on the screen.
I don?t have any other pc to make bootable USB. No DVD Nothing.
I?m  seriously angry with Lenovo and the service they are providing. They?re unknown.
 
tell me the solution what should i do. I?m work less without this  
 

A:Is there any Windows warranty on LENOVO Laptops?

When you get a new Lenovo computer it is a good idea to create recovery media on a USB or DVD drive. This is essential for situations like the one you are now facing.
 
All I can suggest at this point is that you contact Lenovo as in the other thread you started: How to contact Lenovo help center
 
For future reference:
How can I create, or order Recovery Media from Lenovo 
How to create a USB recovery drive and use it to recover Windows 10

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Here's a thought. I've been searching high and low for an affordable laptop which has

Awesome Graphics card (not sure what - but something that could handle Crysis at high)
15-16" screen with 1920 x 1080 res
4gb or more ddr3 1333mhz ram
core i7-720qm or higher processor
backlit keyboard
HDMI, long battery life, etc etc

So basically everything but at under $2500. I even bought a dell studio xps 1645 with the above specs and the price was real good ($1730 with student discount) but it had lots of problems so i had to return it.

Now that the problem is solved (? maybe?).. dell dont offer that laptop in that configuration, making the laptop around $2400 just due to an increase in RAM (6gb instead of 4gb).

And since I am unsure of the quality with dell or any other brand for that matter, I was wondering if there is any laptop out there that gives alienware m15x performance for a smaller pricetag? (a discount coupon for the above would do! hehe)

If not, what about "overhauling" or "Pimp My Laptop" sorta stuff if you catch my drift... You know customizing the laptop or even building it up from scratch.

I've done some basic upgrades in the past (RAM HDD, bluetooth card etc.) but does anyone have any experience in upgrading graphics cards, screens and CPU's?

Any experience or information about this is very welcome, as finding the right laptop in the right price is sorta like the Holy Grail of laptops, especially in NZ s... Read more

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I don't know if its the laptop or if it has to do with the router but it seems that Apple laptops always interfere with my wifi connection.

My brothers Mac does it when we both visit home and my girlfriends roommates mac always kicks both of our laptops off the wifi. After a few minutes it will let us connect back up but then dies out again after a few minutes.

I assume it has to do with the laptops because neither my brother or the roommate seem to have the problem and it only happens when they are online.

Anyone Know whats up?

Thanks All!

A:Apple Laptops seem to force my Windows Laptops Offline...

Any Help Anyone?

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If you are having issues with your HP or Compaq, check here to see if you qualify for their 24 month extended warranty to have your computer fixed!
I just wanted to make sure to share this.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=ca&docname=c01087277

I am having boot troubles and googled it, and found out about this. So I called HP and they are going to help me out(after they research my warranty).

Hope it helps you out!

Ruth9396
 

A:Extended Warranty for Certian Hp and Compaq computers/laptops

Thanks Ruth, nice find.
 

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HARDWARE AND OTHER THINGS FIRM Dell has been accused of shipping laptops that come installed with a rogue piece of software that could be as bad as the one at the centre of the infamous Lenovo/Superfish scandal.
Lenovo had a tough time explaining away Superfish. So far Dell has not commented on the accusation, though we have asked it for a statement. It is accused, via Reddit, of shipping an eponymous root certificate and private key called eDellRoot.
 

Article
 
Another article from The Register
 

The rogue root certificate in new Dell computers – a certificate that allows people to be spied on when banking and shopping online – will magically reinstall itself even when deleted.
El Reg can confirm that the eDellRoot root CA cert, discovered over the weekend, automatically reappears when removed from the Windows operating system. We tried this on a Windows 8 Inspiron 15 series laptop that was bought in July this year for our San Francisco office.
 

A:Dell is shipping laptops with a free Superfish-like problem:The Inquirer

Dell has released a statement regarding this matter along with instructions to remove it.
 
We have posted instructions to permanently remove the certificate from your system here. We will also push a software update starting on November 24 that will check for the certificate, and if detected remove it. Commercial customers who reimaged their systems without Dell Foundation Services are not affected by this issue. Additionally, the certificate will be removed from all Dell systems moving forward.
 

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Is it possible to get a replacement system board for a Dell XPS 16. My LCD screen is blank, and external monitor shows garbled images, so I am assuming the graphics chip is blown, and as it's integrated, I would need a new system board.

I am UK based, and am happy to fit myself.

A:Dell XPS 16 (1645) system board replacement

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
Kindly run complete diagnostics on the system to check for errors.
Provide us with the service tag and email address.
Thanks
Robin

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Hello,
I have a very functional 5-yr old  Inspiron 15z 5523 with a dying battery.  Sadly, Dell no-longer offers replacement batteries for this unit and the aftermarket sources are hit-or-miss for quality.  Are there any known retailers offering reliable products or is there an external power pack that could substitute?

A:Older laptops - Quality Replacement Battery or Alternative

Jon Thrifty,
You can check out DiscountElectronics at the link below. They have a good selection of Dell Batteries.\
DiscountElectronics

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It's time to have a small upgrade on my 6 year system; it served me very well and I rarely had any issues. I'm just looking forward to get most out of it, currently it has these components:

Motherboard : Albatron KX600
Processor : AMD Athlon XP 2500+ (1.8 MHz)
Videocard : GeForce FX 5200 (256 MB)
RAM : 2x 512MB
Power Supply : Antec SL400 400W

The MoBo has its integrated network adapter, and sound card, and I have no problem with either. Unfortunately, it does not support PCI-e cards.

I mainly use it to play games like WoW or Counter-strike with all the effects on lowest. Its main function over the time devolved into just playing games as I work and watch DVDs mainly on my laptop.

I've recently observed more problems in crowded instances when playing WoW, and also I'm looking forward to play a little more graphically advanced games (not the most high-end ones, though). I think, a system with a 2.4+ MHz CPU and 2 GB with a decent 2-3 year old GPU should do fine.

However, I'm very low on budget (100$-150$) and I don't need additional component upgrades/replacements such as a new soundcard and a network adapter, therefore I'm thinking perhaps I should keep my MoBo and CPU intact and just go for GPU and RAM upgrades.

1) Should I upgrade my GPU and RAM with a Radeon HD4650 1GB/128MB AGP (around 75$) and a 2x 1GB DDR 400 SDRAM (around 45$), how much of a bottleneck will my CPU cause ... Read more

A:A 6+ year old system requires some upgrades

Can I just say, I wouldn't be updating this old machine
I read all through your post and the dollar amounts, I was about to say get Ram, but thought ..no, you are better with a more modern machine with PCI-Express and Core 2 Duo at least.

Save up and sell your computer (completely) and get a new (or newer) computer
 

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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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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.


mcusuman1 said:


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

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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I have a Dell Vostro 1510 laptop running xp?
 
Can it be upgraded to windows 8?
 
Where do I go for advice on this

A:Can DELL laptops running xp be upgraded to windows 8?

Try this http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=20 its the Windows 7 Upgrade Adviser if it cannot Windows 7 then it wont run Windows 8.

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I read the instructions for installing RAM on the Dell C810 Laptop, but am having trouble understanding them. I don't understand what they mean by disengaging the metal tabs. I've removed the screw, but the RAM cover still won't come off. The manual for this model is available by googling "Dell C810" "manual". I've had to service desktops in the past, so I know how to install RAM and how important it is to remove power. Do I have to remove the battery, too? The manual says that I do, but this also entails removing the keyboard and display.

In your experience, how different is it from installing RAM on desktop? Do any of you guys remove the battery before installing RAM or do you go strictly by the manual when installing RAM?
 

A:Installing RAM on Dell laptops - LAPTOP EXPERTS

Most laptops just have you remove a cover on the back and some have you install it under the keyboard. Maybe the cover has some additional metal tabs or clips that have to be retracted in order to remove the cover. I really don't think you need to remove the reserve battery. I never even take out the main power supply battery to change memory.
 

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Hello,
I am trying to help out my family with this question: I was trying to connect a Dell Studio 1458 laptop to the internet that we have. There is NO router, only a modem so the ethernet cord hooks directly from the cable modem to the computer. The laptop has wireless and wired internet capabilities (supposedly). It couldn't connect to a wireless internet and it wouldn't connect to the wired connection either. I got the same thing every time "Unidentified network: no internet access" Upon troubleshooting I get this error: "internet IP address cannot be configured." It is almost like the computer is not allowing internet accessing.

The internet works fine because when tried on 2 other computers and everything worked fine. Ironically, this is also happening with my sister's Dell Inspiron laptop. Both computers have Windows 7 64x with Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet network cards. The driver for the network card was updated: no change. The device was disabled / enabled, no change. All firewalls and virus software disabled, no change. There are no detectable errors in the device manager.

I am running out of ideas on what could be causing the problem and how to fix it. I am thinking it has something to do with how dell has the computers set-up, because two new dell computers are having the problem; but I have no idea how to approach it. Any ideas are greatly appreciated.

Thank you!
 

A:Solved: Dell Laptops won't connect to internet.

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I need a lightweight (under 2kg) laptop for work, just MS Office applications and internet. I'm looking at used Dells on eBay, but am stuck at the point of whether to go with the D400, D410, D420 or D430. Am I getting anything extra worthwhile as I go up the range in terms of performance, reliability (apart from the later models having less miles on the clock) or less weight?
 

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I have several new Dell laptops that explicitly say they take DDR3L 1.35V memory. - Latitude E6440, E5550, E3460... I have Patriot Viper PV316G160LC9SK so-dimms that are 1.35V but say they are DDR3, not DDR3L.  Can I use the Viper memory in the  Dell Latitude computers? Thanks, Al

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Hi,

I have around 5 dell laptops that have been blue screening recently it looks as if it is the graphics drivers but these have all been updated and it still continues to bluescreen.

I have attached the dump files as well as some other files

Anjy help much appreciated!!

A:Dell laptops bluescreening when using usb kensington adapter

OK had a look through your dump files and a few things stuck out at me:

First please install service pack 1:

Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

next please update the following driver it seems to be causing all sorts of problems as it is present in almost all of your dump files:


Code:
fffff880`061b29b8 fffff880`04157000Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\dlkmd.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for dlkmd.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for dlkmd.sys
dlkmd
Driver Reference Table - dlkmd.sys

please update the driver from here: DisplayLink: Windows Software!

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I have been interested in buying a 14 inch or 13 inch laptop, but I have some "must have"s before I am willing to buy it: 
1) Matte screen (though this can be fixed with certain screen overlay products)
2) dedicated Page Up / Page Down keys (unlike, say, a Macbook, which requires the function key to be pressed along with the up/down keys)
3) Hard Drive Indicator light
4) Good sound from headphones (many computers have terrible sound with headphones, for some reason!)
5) Momentum/Inertia feature for the trackpad.
The Lattitude laptops I saw in microsoft store fulfill 1-3. But laptop makers today have this infuriating pattern to TAKE AWAY features. In this case, their touchpad driver had so many fewer features than older laptops. One must-have for me is the Inertia/Momentum feature, where if you make a flicking motion with your finger, the cursor continues to move, as if you flicked a trackball.
Does anyone know if recent Dell computers can be forced to use a different touchpad driver which has this feature?

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I've been highly considering ordering a dell studio 14z from the outlet that dell has. I'm curious what YOUR experience and opinion is with the quality of their certified refurbished laptops?

Thanks,
Trenium
 

A:What's YOUR opinion and experience with dell refurbished laptops?

I've only dealt with one, but it's worked perfectly for 3 years.
Their refurbished stuff has good warranty, and customer service is still good.
 

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My Dell laptop is just starting to experience internet connection problems.
I have had the unit for 2 years now. Within the last 2 months, it has started to play up. It will disconnect from the internet and the "Dell Network Assistant" will tell me that there is a problem with the home router. There isn't - my girlfriend is sitting next to me with her Dell laptop and she is surfing just fine.
Also. the 2 connection symbols for wireless connectivity in the bottom right hand corner will say that I'm connected, but the dell network assistant will say disconnected, and I won't be able to connect.
VERY FRUSTRATING!!!
I guessed that it must be some connection settings but after trying as many as I could (I'm no IT genius but I'm fairly savvy) I couldn't fix it.
So I recently phoned Dell support and as my warranty has expired, it cost me 30 for them to (as I suspected...) remotely adjust some settings. I asked what settings they were adjusting but they wouldn't tell me - I had to buy a new warranty for 190 if I wanted the work done for free.
This fix they did lasted about a week - now the same problem is back and I don't want to give them another penny.
My firewall settings seem fine although if I reset them to default settings, I get about an hour of internet connection clarity before it starts to happen again.
Any ideas anyone??
Many thanks for reading!
Chris / whlbond
 

A:Solved: 2 dell laptops in house - 1 connects, 1 doesnt...please HELP!!!

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I have two laptops, a Dell Inspiron 5758, and a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming that I just received. The colors on the latter are beautiful in every area except for one - in the internet browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, etc.) some colors seem washed out or different. I'd share screens of this, but when I bring the screens over to the Inspiron 5758, they look completely normal, so I'm assuming they'll look completely normal here as well. I've been trying to find solutions to this on my own to no avail (the closest I've managed to come is thinking it might have something to do with Nvidia), and at this point, I'm not sure if this is something I'll be able to find a fix for, or if I'll need to send it in for repairs for. Anyone know what I can do about this?

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