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Solved: No display on bootup (Dell Vostro 1400 notebook)

Q: Solved: No display on bootup (Dell Vostro 1400 notebook)

I've been working on attempting to fix my girlfriends Dell Vostro 1400 notebook and I've been running into too many brick walls.

First off, the computers specs:
Core 2 Duo T5470 (1.6Ghz, 2MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)
1GB DDR2 667Mhz
128MB Nvidia Geforce 8400GS
120GB 5400RPM SATA
Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic
8x CD/DVD Burner w/ double layer DVD+ write capability
85 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery

When I got the laptop from her I booted it up and there was no video, just a blank screen. It indicates HDD activity but nothing displayed. I then tested out the PSA boot method through the beep sequences. It came up with an optical drive error, which I can really doubt. I've unmounted the optical drive and thoroughly inspected it, but I couldn't imagine it being the problem here.

I then hooked it up through my PC external monitor, and got some video out of it. It goes through the boot start up and then hangs for a good 3-5 minutes before displaying an error message that reads:

***Hardware Malfunction
Call Your Hardware Vendor For Support
NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error
***The System Has Halted***

I reboot and attempt to enter any of the start up options but none seem to be operational. It takes about 5 minutes to enter BIOS setup and as soon as it loads it just display nonsensical coding. The same goes for the other boot options, though some are slightly different in appearances. I've attempted a full power drain on the laptop which didn't seem to do much other than having the machine reboot itself a couple times.

I've looked at a couple other support forums and found similar issues; their diagnosis of this is that the GPU is fried, which means the motherboard would need to be replaced. If that is the case then I don't think it's even worth the investment knowing that the average cost would run about $150-$250, give or take.

If anyone has any other insight into this issue, please feel free.

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A: Solved: No display on bootup (Dell Vostro 1400 notebook)

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My old Vostro 1400 display goes black shortly after startup.  External monitor works fine, and the image is visible on the screen if I shine a bright light on it.  So, I conclude that either the lamp driver or the bulb is bad, am going to try repairing but don't know where to get these parts.  Options for my computers tag don't show these parts.

A:Vostro 1400 Display Failure

You'd have to try EBay - - or replace both the screen and the inverter together, which is likely the best option.
There was once a time when replacing the bulb or inverter made economic sense because of the cost of LCD panels -- it no longer does.  You can easily replace the screen and inverter for well under $100.

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A:help dell vostro 1400

read the FAQs please: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic90285.html
 

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Hi i chose following customizable settings - Can u Comment and suggest !

It will be so nice off u if u contrast Specially on following things

-- Processor cache, RAM Size, maximum HDD Size, battery, wireless adapter type.

Configurations:

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T5870
2.0GHz, 2MB Cache, 800 MHZ FSB

DOS Operating system ( NO CHOICE )

2GB (2 X 1024MB ) 667 MHZ Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM

160 GB SATA Hard Drive

Internal 8x DVD+-/RW Combination with dual layerwrite capabilites

Intel(R) Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100

Black LCD Cover with Camera

Dell(TM) Wireless 1395 802.11g 54Mbps Wireless Mini Card

Floppy Drive - NONE

1year next business day onsite service

1year complete cover

9-cell 85whr lithium Ion Primary Battery

No case

90W AC Adapter

Dell(TM) Premium Optical Mouse
 

A:DELL Vostro 1400 - Best BUY ?

All the above is meaningless until we know how you intend to use it.
Are you buying this from Best Buy?
What OS do you intend to install?
Why not buy direct from Dell?
What's the price?
 

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Hi,
Can you tell me that which Os is more stable on Vostro 1400 notebook.
 

A:Which one is best OS for Dell vostro 1400 ???

This usually ships with Vista basic - which is as much use as a chocolate teapot. You can upgrade to vista premium or bite the downgrade bullet and take it to an OS XP Home or PRo that is established with at least 3 service packs. You don't include any specs - so answers may be vague as a result. Give us PC info. and we may be ale to help.
 

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I have a Vostro 1400 which runs with Vista Business.

It has stopped working properly all of a sudden. It starts up ok, I enter my password ok and it goes onto my desktop ok. But when I click on anything, whether it be an icon or the Start menu, it just freezes.

It's working fine in Safe mode. I've tried System Restore and CCleaner.

I have a feeling it might be when I tried to plug in a camera into the USB when it was shutting down (I didn't know it was shutting down). It might not be that, but that's when it started.

Help anyone???

Sarah
 

A:Help with freezes on Dell Vostro 1400

The hard drive may have bad sectors. It is going to be hard to check it using Checkdisk, because you can't get to where the check is. Are there any drive utilities available in the bios or right before boot up?
 

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Hi,

I'm in the process of replacing the screen on my old Dell Vostro 1400. However, as I would like to buy it used (for obvious reasons) it's hard to find the exact part number I want at the right price so I was wondering which part numbers would be a good replacement the part number on my current screen is LTN141W1-L09 (Dell Part Number: 0DM110). Firstly, I was wondering what the part after the hyphen meant in the model Number. Also, can I replace this screen with one with a lower resolution or different aspect ratio?

I've also noticed that latitude D600 series shares a lot of hardware with the Vostro 1400 would any screen from there be compatible?

Thanks for reading
 

A:Replacing Screen On Dell Vostro 1400

I would think that when you replace a screen it should be the exact same one as the original. you might find what you need on ebay as im sure someone might be selling one for parts or repair only.ive never replaced screens yet in my laptops because by the time they have gone bad it was more to fix it than the computer was worth.you might also check with a computer repair place they might have what you are looking for or tell you where to find the correct screen for that model.
 

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Hi,

I just installed a fresh copy of Windows 10 Pro on my Dell Vostro 1400 laptop. Everything works fine except I can't hear any audio from my speakers. When I plug in the earphones then audio works fine. 
I previously had Windows 8.1 and the speakers worked flawlessly there. Now when I tried to install the http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=NN9X1&fileId=3327213123&osCode=WW1&productCode=vostro-1400&languageCode=EN&categoryId=AU it threw an " Error: ExitError:Error=Device Object not present ". I tried uninstalling the current drivers, then reinstalling them but that didnt work. I think if I could get the Sigmatel audio drivers installed then my audio would be back but I wasn't able to fix this error.
If anyone has any ideas how to fix this I would really appreciate it!
Thanks,
Tim

A:No Audio Dell Vostro 1400 - Windows 10.

Sorry for late reply -- must have overlooked your post.
MrAudioProblemtried to install the http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=NN9X1&fileId=3327213123&osCode=WW1&productCode=vostro-1400&languageCode=EN&categoryId=AU 
That's an XP driver. Win10 is supposed to work with Win7 and 8.1 drivers, so Win10 might not be a good fit with the Vostro 1400. Try the Vista version, Sigmatel R171786. Download the driver package and extract the files (unzip or unpack and make a note of the name of the folder that is created) but cancel the installation process. Go to the folder on the hard drive to which you unpacked the driver files which should bec:\Dell\Drivers\R171786
Find the setup.exe file and right click on it. Select the Properties. Find the compatibility tab and select Vista.
If still no luck then I would advise you to revert to Win8.1.

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Hello guys & girls,

I'm unable to get the in-built bluetooth function working on Dell Vostro 1400 laptop. I have perused Dell forums to no avail. I have downloaded the machines bluetooth driver & have located a couple of patches via said forum but all to no avail.

I've uninstalled & re-installed the Widdcomm software too even via a direct route by drilling down to the folders in the OS in my case it's C:\dell\drivers\R140135\3100_216\Win32 & have even tried utulising the laptop's drivers cd to load bluetooth from that. Again no luck.

Anyway thanks for looking in & if there are some Dell engineers taking a look here then I appreciate any help you may have also.

Thanks in advance
 

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I have a Dell vostro 1400 laptop. I am running Windows Vista.

When I plug my power adapter into my computer, I get the error message:

The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. Your system will operate slower and the battery will not charge. Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or higher for best system operation.

I am using the adapter that came with the laptop when I purchased it about 15 months ago. The laptop still runs off of the charger and so it functions when it is plugged in, but the battery itself is dead. My battery health is good and nothing is broken off of my charger. Please help me!
 

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How do you start up a recovery partition on a dell vostro
i tried:

alt + f4 , f4 , ctrl + f4 , f10...i cant find any info...

i saw repair my installation in a menu...when i didnt need to do this...now i do...
i had the same problem with a newer dell earlier today...

is the partition having a problem that it cant start..and no option is available

any help please
 

A:dell vostro 1400 recovery partition...actually all new dells

On my dell a little over a year old is as follows
hit power start tapping the f8 key light and fast
A menu will appear
select repair my computer
select dell factory image
 

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I am trying to restore the laptop to factory settings....
I tried Ctrl + F11 with no results.
I tried F8 and DID NOT see "repair my computer" option ?
Thanks for your time
 

A:Restore dell vostro 1400 to factory settings

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I have had a Vostro 1400 with a C2D cpu for about 1.75 years now and just today I started to get a high pitched whine from the back left (right where the fan is).

I've tried using compressed air to clear out the fan, no luck. The Whine is from the back left right at the air vent. (Vostro 1400)

I disabled popup and popdown, disabled c4, tried HLT.. no luck anywhere. Whine is not just in Windows, as soon as cpu starts the Whine starts. Thoughts?

Vistra froze thanks to RMclock, but when I restarted I noticed the Whine did not begin until I chose Boot Windows Normally, b4 that nothing.. Whine was almost immediate after
 

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Hi All,
I am brand new at your forum, and I would lie to share with you with my poor experience. Now I am having 2 Dell notebook, having the same problem, I took to all technician around and no luck to solve the issue.
The problem is when you switch on the power it does`t work, it just give red flash and then dead.
The model as stated on the topic above is Dell Latitude D610 and Dell Vostro 1400. Any one can help me out to solve the issue.

Pls Help to solve it!!!
Regards
 

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Small annoyance -

As the title says, I have Dell Vostro 1400 w/Vista Business. Using just the laptop monitor. I set the video resolution (as it was when it arrived) at 1200 x 800. Now, it changes to 1024 x 800 when the computer is put to sleep and the awakes. I can set it back to 1200 x 800 and it works fine. Anyone have any ideas? It is small so it drives me a little nuts.
Greg
 

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Dear Tech Guys,

I'm admittedly not great with computers but I'm trying to learn, so here we go:

I'm having trouble connecting to the wireless network in my new home using Windows Vista on a Dell Vostro 1400. Confounding factors:

1) My roommates are connecting without any problems
2) The computer will connect occasionally, but just as frequently disconnects so I'm using internet through the wireless in frustrating 5 minute intervals and I never know when it will decide to shut off or on again. It is incredibly spotty.

My boyfriend tried to fix it a few days ago and I'm not sure what he did or if it affected anything, but for the past few days the wireless hasn't connected at all, even for a few minutes like it was before.

3) The network sharing center shows me as being connected and getting great signal but it's clearly not. I tried all of the options it has given me---resetting network adapters, restarting the computer on multiple occasions, but it still gives the same feedback that "there is still a problem" basically.

I tried walking through some of this:
http://forums.techguy.org/networking/902843-solved-stuck-acquiring-network-address.html
and from what I can tell, everything LOOKS fine. In the past I have connected to other wireless networks without issue, though things on my computer may have changed since then...but I doubt it.
I'm not sure what to do, I have scoured the internet but to no avail. Can anyone h... Read more

A:Wireless connectivity problems: Windows Vista on a Dell vostro 1400

We need to have information please.

- Make and Exact model of Router, Modem or router/modem combination
- can you connect using a cable rather than wireless to the router - just to see if that works OK
- The other machines working without any issues - correct
- Do you have a Firewall - if so it may be blocking access - what firewall / security program do you have ?
- If using wireless, do you have Encryption - if so, Remove any wireless encryption from the router, and try to connect - post back results
- Most laptops have a wireless switch - some a physical switch other use a combination of the FN key + one of the F key to toggle on/off - make sure this is on

Please post back the results from below - you may need to copy into notepad and save on your PC and then copy to a working PC to post here

{Device Manager}
Post back the results in device manager
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X
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{ipconfig /all}
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results here
-> Start
-> (XP - enter the following in the RUN box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all
-> (Vista or Windows 7 - enter the following i... Read more

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My 4 year old Dell vostro 1400, a carryover from my son's college days, has stopped reading and writing DVDs, though it reads and writes the CDs perfectly.

I replaced the DVD drive with a new Optiarc internal DVD writer. This new Optiarc has worked for about six months and then again same problem not reading and writing DVDs only.

Is the problem with the DVD writer or with the laptop? I am apprehensive to replace the DVD writer again.

By the way the OS is Windows XP professional.

A:Dell Vostro 1400 laptop internal DVD writer not reading/writing DVDs..

Normally it can be attributed to the laser burning out. The drive uses a different wavelength to do CDs than DVDs. They often don't burn out like a light bulb but just can't do the higher wavelengths.

Optical drives are notorious for sudden failure. On a desktop it's no big deal - a $20 repair. But a laptop is expensive to do replacements on. I'd be bumming too.

Curious (dealing with a similar issue with a laptop here):
When you go into Device Manager and check the properties of that Optiarc drive, is the name 'garbled'?

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I upgraded from Windows Vista Business to Windows 7 Unlimate.
I no longer can support dual monitors.
Any ideas?

A:[SOLVED] Dell Vostro 1710 Laptop Dual Display Problem

Have you got the latest Graphics Drivers installed?

http://support.dell.com/support/inde...=us&l=en&s=dhs

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I want to put Windows 10 on my Vostro 1400, after I replace the hard drive I see Windows 10 disc on Amazon for $around $60. Is that a good idea? I also see XP Pro (Is that obsolete) for around $10. Everything I need seems to work with my current Vista OS, but the hardrive is bad so I wouldn’t mind a little upgrade, without spending much. It’s an old computer.
 
Thanks,
 
Robert

A:New OS for old Vostro 1400

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
Firstly this system is no tested with windows 10, we would not suggest you to force upgrade the system as you will not have the appropriate drivers for the same which will give you more issues.
We would suggest you to the install the same Operating system as it has been working fine with the system configuration.
Kindly Private message the service tag and email address.
Thanks
Robin

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Hello all, it is with great sadness that I compose this post from my mother's computer. My beloved Dell Vostro 1400 is maybe dying on me. Even after i shut it off and turn it back on I just get these lines. I've attached pictures below. The computer is about two and a half years old. I'm afraid that it's overheated and maybe something got fried.

Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks, David.

Vostro 1400 --
-- Intel? Core蒂 2 Duo T8100 (2.1GHz/800Mhz FSB/3MB cache)
-- [223-5514]
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-- LCD Panel --
-- 14.1 inch Wide Screen XGA LCD Anti-Glare Display
-- [320-5564]
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-- Memory --
-- 4GB
-- [311-7285]
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-- Video Cards --
-- 128MB NVIDIA? GeForce蒂 8400M GS
-- [320-5563]
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-- Hard Drive --
-- 250GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
-- [341-5536]

WELL...I CAN'T UPLOAD Here is the link...
Picasa Web Albums - David - junk

A:Vostro 1400 showing only lines

Most likely it's a video card problem, although it could be the cable to your monitor or the monitor itself.
Check to be sure that the fans are working and that there's not dirt/dust stuck inside (use canned air to blow it out - DO NOT use a vacuum or an air compressor, it'll cause damage)

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i upgraded my vostro 1400 and now the video driver cant be found

A:Vostro 1400 with Win 7 64 bit video driver needed

When you say you "upgraded" your Vostro 1400, what upgrade did you perform?  If you replaced the GPU (assuming it's removable in that system) or replaced the motherboard with a version that has a different GPU built in (assuming that system was available with more than one GPU configuration), you'd need to download and install the correct drivers for your new hardware. You can find them at support.dell.com, although I would manually select your system model rather than entering your Service Tag.

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Where can I get Vostro 1400 Audio Driver for Windows 7 32 bit.

A:Vostro 1400 audio driver for windows 7

Try installing the Sigmatel HD audio driver. There is not one for Windows 7 so you must use the Vista version and install using Vista compatibility mode.
Download the driver package using the browser, not Dell Download Manager. Extract the files (unzip or unpack) but cancel the installation process. Go to the hard drive to c:\Dell\Drivers\R171786   (This is the folder that is created when you unpack the download. It contains the driver files.)Right click on setup.exe and select Properties. Find the compatibility tab to select Vista.

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does anyone knows how can i get drivers for windows xp for dell vostro notebook a860 t2410? pls? :-s
 

A:dell vostro notebook a860 t2410 DRIVERS

In most instances Dell's site has the drivers as well as the manuals for their systems, Go there and type in the name of the notebook and find the drivers section. Jazz
 

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I'm running windows 10 on my vostro computer when the screen freezes. I have to (after a long time waiting) force shut it down and when I turn it back on 6 identical screens come up, even in the bios. after a few weeks of reinstalling the nvidia driver through device manager and getting it to work again, the driver fix I was doing the few weeks stopped working.HELP!
also in device manager it says windows has stopped this device, but i can't seem to fix it

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I just bought a i5 3570k (yes the socket does match the motherboard) and when I put it in and turn the PC on, the screen says there's no input display. When I use my old processor however, the PC works fine. I have looked for an updated BIOS, but somehow I appear to have BIOS A08, even though only A06 is available on the Dell website for this computer. I am using Windows 10 and have put in a 600W PSU. 

A:Dell Vostro 460 new processor, no display.

The "K" CPUs are unlocked - there is no lock pin to tell the mainboard the multiplier.  They're designed to be used on boards that have a BIOS-adjustable clock lock -- i.e., for overclocking.  Since your board does not have such a provision (it depends on the CPU lock to set the processor speed), this processor will not work with your system - you need a standard 3570 CPU, not the unlocked 3570K.

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Hello. I have a Dell Vostro 5459 (DV0N9B2) with HD display. I can upgrade this display to FHD IPS. Can I do it?

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After updating a few drivers from Dell's support site, the laptop restarted but now the power only goes to the keys and not the screen. I cannot boot the device at all to do any diagnostics. I attempted connect it to my PC monitor using a VGA and to my TV using a HDMI but neither displayed anything. The only thing I have to go on is that the number lock stays steady while the caps and scroll locks blink simultaneously. Could it be the RAM, motherboard or both? Please help, I just purchased this laptop and the seller will not accept a return. 

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I have a Dell Vostro 3450 running Windows 10 and I have a issue with my laptop screen (please see the attached photo)  .

This issue comes only when I use my laptop screen sometimes and it goes away after some time but when I connect it to a external monitor the screen display works perfectly. I tried taking a screenshot of the laptop screen when this issue happens but the screenshot doesn't show this issue. What may be the problem and can this issue be fixed ?

A:Display problem in Dell Vostro 3450 (Horizontal colored lines)

Hi,
Based on the troubleshooting performed if the display is good on external screen then the systemboard works fine. Now that the issue is seen only with the laptop screen I would ask you to initiate the LCD BIST( Built in Self Test) on the system.
To initiate LCD BIST restart the system along with the FN key pressed or restart the system and keep tapping the D-Key. During the test solid colours will be displayed on the screen if the distortion is displayed during the test its confirmed that the screen is faulty.
Regards,

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I have dell vostro 14 3000 series, Recently laptop screen is gone black. I can see the external display working fine. I did run BIST, It completed successfully and able to see the colors on the builtin display during the test.
I also ran pre-boot diagnostics(Fn+power) without any issue. Please help me to diagnose the issue.

A:Dell Vostro 14 [black screen, external display works fine]

Check the cable that runs between the mainboard and back of the display panel.  If it's damaged, replace it.  That doesn't solve the problem, the next suspect is the mainboard.

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Hi, i'm in need of directions for opening a compaq presario 1400 series notebook. Can anyone help or suggest any websites where i can dowload a manual for free? Thanks, any help would be appreciated.
 

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Dell Vostro 3700 Laptop running Windows 7 64-bit, Service Tag 4QD3ZM1.

NVidia identifies the display controller as GeForce GT 330M and gives the following message; but, there are no display drivers offered by Dell for this system, at least not by model or service tag numbers.
ProductCurrent
Installed DriverRecommended
UpdateGeForce GT 330M--The manufacturer of this system requires that you download the driver for your GPU from their support site.

The GeForce M series and GeForce Go series notebook GPUs use drivers that have been customized by the notebook manufacturers to support hot key functions, power management functions, lid close and suspend/resume behavior. NVIDIA has worked with some notebook manufacturers to provide notebook-specific driver updates, however, most notebook driver updates must come from the notebook manufacturer. Additionally, the desktop GeForce graphics drivers will not install on Geforce M series and Quadro M series notebook GPU's.Click to expand...
 

A:Solved: Dell Vostro 3700 needs drivers not available from Dell

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I guess this system is about 6 years old. A week ago, upon boot up, there is no display. I don't hear any beeps on post or any other signs of error, there is just a blank screen. The hard drive light shows activity. The screen seems to illuminate slightly - that is, the screen is slightly lighter and bluer on power up as opposed to the jet black when the machine is off. There was no physical damage to the unit (not dropped or banged or anything).
Anyway, before I open the machine up, I was hoping that someone could provide some insight and troubleshooting steps to get me on the right path. I've built many desktop systems, but I haven't really messed with taking notebooks apart. My first instinct was that the video card is fried. Does this unit have an independent video card or is the video on the mobo? What are the steps I should try to determine the exact problem?
Thanks for the help.
-Dom

A:No display on DELL XPS M1710 Notebook

Hi  DomTrump,
Welcome to the Community,
Try connecting an external monitor to the system.If you get display on the external monitor its an issue with the system LCD.If there is no display even on the external monitor than it could be an issue with the video card.
System has an independent Video card which can be removed and reinstalled.Use this link from system Owners Manual for Removing the Video Card/Thermal-Cooling Assembly :
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xpsM1710/en/SM/video.htm#wp1006368
Thank You

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Dell Inspiron E 1405
Intel dual-core 1.73 GHz
2 gb RAM
Vista Ultimate

Yesterday the display on my laptop started turning off randomly. The computer stays on, the music on itunes continues to play, but the display turns off. The screen glows, so the backlight is on. To "fix" it, i have put the computer to sleep, and then turned it back on, and the display is back. By the way, I installed MS Office 2007 yesterday, before it started.

Does anyone have any ideas of how to provide a more permanent fix?
 

A:Display on dell notebook stops working

This sounds more like a hardware problem than a software one. I searched but couldn't find anything related to Office doing this to a laptop.
 

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Hi Brink

I'm having a problem with my notebook. It keeps turning display off after idle for 2 or 3 minutes and going into sleep mode around five minutes after that. I did change and set power system in control panel many times but it did not work. I'm runing on Window 7 home basic 64 bit. I'm hoping you could help me on this. Thank you in advance.

A:My Dell Notebook keep turning display off and going into sleep mode.

Hello Taey, and welcome to Seven Forums.

While changing the advanced power plan settings, double check to make sure that your default power plan is still selected. It's a bit to easy to change it by mistake and not notice it. In addition, double check your Battery settings to see if the percentage levels may be set to cause this by mistake.

Hope this helps for now.

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Hello all. I have a Dell Vostro 400 that will turn on, but will not boot up Windows Vista.
After the boot up screen with all of the options and everything, it says "Boot from CD..." and then just goes to a blank screen. I've tried to change the boot order but to no avail.
Could this be a hard drive failure?
 

A:Solved: Dell Vostro 400 Help?

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I have a Vostro 200 tower and also a Vostro 200 slim.  I am not using the slim version and I would like to know if the memory from the slim can be used in the tower?

A:Dell Vostro 200 Slim and Vostro 200 Tower

the memory is the same in both versions.

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MY Dell Vostro laptop is not starting up when I am pushing the power button the only lights those blink for few seconds are

1) a orange light in the Ethernet port
2) green light in the DVD Drive

These lights blink for few seconds and then nothing happens please help
 

A:Solved: DELL Vostro Not startinng up

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Hi all,

I am needing to get holded of a motherboard for a Dell Vostro 200, The computer was taken to pc world to see if they could repair it and they have come back saying that the motherboard if faulty.

I will be able to fit the motherboard with out any problems and then get the computer up and running.

does anybody know where in the UK i can order a mother board that will fit in to this computer, it needs to have 4 memory slots and be dual core.

Thank you

JPLamb
 

A:Solved: Dell Vostro 200 Motheboard

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RELEVANCY SCORE 58.4

Hello All,

My question is this, I have a Dell Vostro 200 with a Foxconn G33M02 mobo and I need to replace it. I don't want to pay Dell's price but am wondering if there is an equivalent that would fit in the case. The price range I am looking for is under $100 and I don't need all the frills just a compatible mobo that will support the stock processor, supports 4 RAM slots and has the front USB ports like the current one. Any suggestions?

I really need help on this please.
 

A:Solved: Dell Vostro 200 needs new mobo

It looks like you want a micro ATX board (9.6 inches square) with these specs (or something close to it):

Intel® Core™2 Quad, Core™2 Duo, Pentium® Dual-Core, Pentium® D, Pentium® 4, Celeron® processors , Socket T (LGA775)
Supports Intel® next generation 45nm Multi-Core processors , Socket T (LGA775)
1333 / 1066 / 800 MHz (FSB)
Dual Channel DDR2 800 / 667 x 4 DIMMs, Max 8GB
1 x PCIe x16, 1 x PCIe x1, 2 x PCI
ATA x1, SATAII x 4
7.1 channel HD Audio
GbE LAN
12 x USB 2.0 ports

This one from Newegg.com is close, and is $3 under budget: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813186123

Edit: One minor concern... does the Dell computer have a replaceable rear panel (I/O shield) where the connectors are located?
 

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How long should it take to install SP2 on a Dell Vostro 1510? I have attempted a clean install of Vista SP1 and cant get wireless drivers or updates to install. I shut it down and and its started installing an update (SP2 is the only one I tried to download) Its been "installing" at least an hour now. 15 meg cable internet. I get the feeling the install is failing.
This morning it BSODed once when I googled wireless drivers. Then the install wizard froze trying to install the driver. Error code 40.
I am ready say screw it and put XP on this thing.

A:[SOLVED] 32 bit Vista Dell Vostro SP2 dl

I forced a shutdown. It wasnt doing anything.

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Hello friends.
My system description is as follows
Core2Duo Processor
Intel 965 Motherboard
250GB HDD
4GB RAM
Windows XP professional with service pack 2.
I am having a problem as follows
When I switch on my computer, nothing is displayed on the monitor.
The HDD LED blinks which shows that my computer is booting up.
Also after the bootup, my keyboard LED of numlock and caps lock work fine with there respective keys.
But still nothing is shown on the display.It is completely blank,also the monitor LED blinks continuously which is not the usual case.
Since nothing is displayed on the monitor,I m not able to go to bios also.
I reset the BIOS jumper and started my system again but still the problem is not solved.
I used a different monitor also but still the problem is not solved.
Plz Help.
 

A:Solved: No display at all after bootup.

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Hi, I previously had problems with my Vostro 430, almost all the parts have now been replaced by Dell under warranty including the motherboard.

Once booted the machine is finally stable; but it has developed a new problem.
Upon start up I see the Broadcom NetXtreme Ethernet Boot Agent launch; it then gives an error; see here: YouTube - Dell Vostro 430 Boot Error
If I have any USB hard drives connected it does not pass the error screen and just blinks a cursor.

From what I can tell it appears to be trying to boot from the Network.
Thing is, I have disabled booting from the network in the boot sequence, I even tried disabling the network card all together.

I looked into it a bit more and found out about the Intel Boot Agent; this is apparently another BIOS setting (or another BIOS all together?) for network booting; I found this page: http://www.intel.com/support/network/sb/cs-008018.htm which talks about disabling the boot agent (I think this is what is making the Broadcom Boot Agent launch?). The page tells you how to disable the Boot Agent but the only way to do it is by using DOS. I tried booting into the DOS prompt but when I try to run the bootutil.exe it tells me it doesn't work in 64bit mode.

So I'm not sure if I need to run the Intel tool and if this will solve the problem or if there's some other way I can fix this?

On the plus side once booted it's finally stable, the downside is I can't boot from USB or even have the drives connected if I want to r... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Dell Vostro 430 Boot Error

Check the boot order in the BIOS and make sure that the HDD is selected before NIC.

Usually boot device cd/dvd first, HDD second,NIC,USB,etc

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i am a novice when it comes to computers. my dell laptop vostro 1510 while booting black screen says corrupted windows or missing file, repair it. so i gave to a comp guy to format it, he put xp sp3, while initially it was xp sp2. and it worked for 5 years with out any problem, but since i formatted it from this guy.. it is hanging a lot.. and microsoft silverlight is not getting installed. and now again the same while booting it says OS corrupted or missing.
i have taken a windows xp sp2 from my friend, and i wanna format it myself can anybody tell me step by step how to format it.. cause i dont know absolutely anything.
i got this cd with my laptop 'FreeDOS operating System ,Install CD and Source Code'. what is this for..?
would really love it, if anyone of u computer genius help me out..
thanks

A:[SOLVED] how to format dell vostro 1510.

You can get a reinstallation guide specific to your Dell here:

RouteTo

This is a site that walks you thru a simulated XP installation:
http://www.echoproject.net/en/software/catalog.html

This is a good guide to reinstalling XP . . you might want to print it for reference during the install.

XP Clean Install

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New Dell Vostro Win7 Professional (1/2013) 64 bit desktop icons covered with "standard" windows blank paper icons after power failure. Here's the TSG info:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 12178 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461379 MB, Free - 400897 MB; E: Total - 476906 MB, Free - 464754 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0YJPT1
Antivirus: None [TREND Micro Titanium]

Two days ago a power failure put my computer off (wasn't plugged into its UPS first time in years!). After power restored later in day the computer came on but desktop icons covered by blank page stock windows icon. All works alright but I have to read text labels as individual icons for desktop programs are covered up.

Called Dell tech service (I have a contract) and after 4 hours got no resolution. Last I heard from them, 2 options: 1) could go back to original condition, lose all programs installed (some I have CD, some I don't...), some programs I don't even have anymore and some would be lost that I paid for. I had a local tech service come out and move my old HDD contents to this new computer when I bought it. Waiting for Dell to call to see if they could get more info on problem resolution.

Option 2) is to replace all the icons with new v... Read more

A:Solved: Dell Vostro Win 7 64 bit Desktop FUBAR

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Can I do this when it has the os on it .I want a separate partition to store stuff .Its a 320 gb , i want about 80 gb partitioned .when I try it will let me use 10 mh of space only.
 

A:Solved: dell vostro 2520 partition hdd

Yes, you can partition the drive. If you have win7, it has a built in partitioning tool OR you can use a third party program to partition the drive.

In any case, make SURE you have a current backup of anything important before you mess with partitions.
 

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I have a Vostro 1500. When you turn the power button on, you see the Dell logo and then the screen goes black. You can tell the lcd is on, just nothing on it.

I hit F12 and tried to boot to a windows cd, and it recognizes the windows cd and hit and key to boot to cd. When I do it goes starts to load , and about 15 seconds later, everything goes black, cd stop spinning , but power stays on. No fan etc.

Same results when hooked to external monitor.

I also can boot to the Dell diagnostics and ran everything and everything passed except the battery health. It will run the diagnostics fine, for hours, everything passes. But when you try to load windows or boot to cd, no go.

I can get in the bios fine.

I have tried this with the battery in and battery out. Same results both ways. The diagnostics did say the battery was bad, but it is the same reults even when the battery is not installed and I am running on adapter.

Motherboard maybe ? Motherboard diagnostics passed also . I just don't know.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Dell Vostro 1500 boot problems

Shut it down and remove AC power and the battery, then remove the cmos battery for 15 minutes, reinstall the cmos battery, big battery, and connect it to AC power, turn it on and enter the bios and set the date and time, save changes on exit, then see if it will boot into windows, if it does, update the bios immediately.

How to remove cmos battery
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/vos1500/en/sm/coinbatt.htm#wp1179839

Using the bios
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/vos1500/en/om_en/html/appendix.htm#wp1075582
Bios update
http://support.dell.com/support/dow...typeid=-1&dateid=-1&formatid=-1&fileid=252223

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