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The Dell Latitude is a line of business laptops made by Dell.

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Using an SSD drive on a SATA ICH9M/ICH9M-E controller [on hold]

I have a five-year-old Dell Latitude E6400 laptop, and I was thinking about changing the SATA hard drive (Hitachi HTS723216L9A362) with an SSD. I found two models that could suit my needs, the Samsung ...
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Which of these is the mSata slot?

Hey this is a latitude E5540 notebook and I wish to insert a mSATA SSD (intel 530) in it. But I'm not sure where is the mSATA slot. I think its the one next to "ref. to manual" but it looks so small. ...
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Dell Latitude wont boot past BIOS after Windows 10 update

I've got a Dell Latitude E6420 laptop that I was running Windows 7 on, I then tried the Windows 10 tech preview which was working fine until the first major update. It had downloaded and done a few ...
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Are these problems symptoms of a broken motherboard? [closed]

I've got a Latitude E5500 That has been apparently been sitting in a box for a few years. Lady gave it to me, said it would never boot up. As I suspected, the bios battery was dead. I yoinked it out ...
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My Dell Latitude E6420 won't start up

When I turn on my laptop it stops shortly after it turns on and displays nothing at all but it lights up the screen. I tried the BIST which it appears there's nothing wrong there. I hooked up my ...
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Dell latitude E6400 heat issue

My laptop heats up in just an hour, i cleaned the Ram, Heat Sink,and Motherboard. Everything is clean and clear . i Installed windows 7 professional 64 bit (LOCAL, Registered). My laptop Ram is 2GB, ...
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Minimum brightness level is too low and totally turns off backlight

On my Dell Latitude E6400, the minimum brightness level seems to be set to an incorrect and way too low level; the lowest brightness setting (both via the Fn+Up/Down keys and the control ...
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Can't find the webcam Dell Latitude E6540

When I search for webcam, camera, cam nothing turns up. I can turn on the camera from online services, but I do not know how to do it offline.
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Second HD to Laptop with 128GB SSD: HDD or Hybrid

I have a Dell Latitude E6430 with a 128GB SSD and an optical drive. The windows installation and some other installations ate most of my space and I'm trying to decide what to do next. Are there any ...
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I can't play downloaded music on my media player

I just got a used laptop from a relative – a Dell Latitude E4300 with Windows 7 Enterprise. This is because my old desktop is using the now unsupported XP software. So I'm transferring files from ...
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Dell Latitude E6540 keeps restarting after turning it off [duplicate]

I just got a Dell Latitude E6540, but every time I try to turn it off, it restarts automatically. It is running on a 64b Win 7 OS. Can anyone help me please?
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Access BIOS while Latitude is docked

I have an E6420 ATG in a Dell dock / port replicator No peripherals are connected directly to the laptop, everything is connected to the dock and the lid stays closed. BIOS vA16. Peripherals are ...
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Crash on startup between agpcpq.sys and acpi.sys — Win XP

My Dell Latitude D505 laptop is not booting. In normal mode, the Windows XP startup screen displays, and then goes blank and hangs indefinitely. In safe mode, it lists drivers up to agpCPQ.sys, and ...
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Should I use an sd card as a paging file and readyboost with vista on latitude e6400 with 2gb ram?

Thanks in advance for your time folks. I bought an older friend of mine a cheap laptop after his died as a bit of charity to a poor friend. He's a giant media fiend movies and music. So I thought I ...
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Dell Latitude e6420 128GB SDXC Card

I am using a Dell Latitude e6420 at work with a 120GB SSD which is running out of space due to many VirtualBox drives for testing various browsers. I am looking at a couple of options for expanding ...
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Why does my Startech SV231 USB KVM Only work with some devices

I have a StarTech SV231 USB 2-Port KVM switch. I can't get it to connect and work with two different computers... I have three computers I have tested it with and it only works with 1 of them. (Yes ...
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Dell Latitude E6500 won't turn on

Laptop simply won't turn on. Power button is pressed, some HDD or cd-rom noises can be heard and it shuts down after a while. If anyone finds this useful, here is a movie (ignore the notification ...
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how to close applications using webcam dell integrated webcam?

I am using Dell Latitude. I don't know from when the issue started. I am not able to use my integrated webcam. it is telling "Close any other video streaming application to start video.". I confirmed ...
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Will upgrading the CPU in my laptop worsen the heat issues?

I have a Dell Latitude D830 laptop with a Core 2 Duo T7300 processor. After a bit of research, it seems that a Core 2 quad would fit in the socket on the motherboard. The laptop currently runs a bit ...
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Keys on laptop's keyboard register duplicate letters intermittantly

I have a brand new (<1 week old) Dell Latitude E6540 with Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) where the occasionally while typing I get a double key press. For example: I am writing a qquestion on ...
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Dell Latitude E5430 laptop running Windows 7 - external monitor won't connect to computer

Please help!! I have a Dell Latitude E5430 laptop running Windows 7 64-bit and my external monitor is no longer connecting to the computer. I have been connecting it with a VGA cable and it was ...
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How do I customize the hotkeys on my Dell Latitude?

My Latitude E6530 has a "Calc" hotkey which launches calc.exe by default. I have no need for this application; how can I change it?
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What is the safest encryption for a Dell Lattitude?

I use a Dell Lattitude with a TPM. There are so many options in the BIOS though for passwords. I can set a System Password, Admin Password and even HDD-0 Password. I can also use Bitlocker in ...
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How do I know that bitlocker works when Windows boots without a password?

I enabled Bitlocker in Windows-8 and now it just automatically boots the entire OS without a password... My goal: if my laptop is stolen, I don't want my data to be accessible. When I enabled ...
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Dell e6250 notebook won't connect to TV with HDMI cable after installing Windows 7

I am unable to clone/connect my Dell E6250 notebook to my my LG LED TV (32 inch) using the HDMI cable. The TV indicates that there is no signal. This laptop was recently upgraded to windows 7 and has ...
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Dell latitude D510 wifi problems

I recently did a fresh Windows XP install on a Dell Latitude D510 (It's not mine, im only "the tech guy"). All fine, it just wouldn't use its wireless card. And by that I mean nothing is happening, ...
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Dell Latitude ST shows WiFi hardware disabled

My Dell Latitude ST tablet stopped detecting any wireless networks. The card is enabled and the newest drivers are installed but Windows shows that there are no available networks. The Windows ...
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Switch from battery to powerpack causes strange messages and slowdown of computer

A problem that has flabbergasted me now for a while. On a Dell Latitude E6410, everything works swimmingly when the computer runs on battery. the moment that one inserts a powerpack (e.g. connects the ...
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What is the type of the LCD of Dell latitude D530?

There are now several types of LCDs: PIS, VA, TN... But I have trouble to find what LCD type Dell Latitude D530 has, as it is not written in the specs. Maybe at the time of its release there was only ...
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Dell Latitude Factory Restore Partition

I recall reading somewhere that some version of a Dell laptop (I think it was an XPS) can't actually use the factory restoration partition if any of the partitions are modified. For some reason, it ...
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Error Message when Running Windows 8 Set Up to Fail

I am trying to help my sister install Windows 8 to her laptop, (a Dell Latitude D620), and get rid of Windows 7 Professional. I myself installed Windows 8 to my personal notebook, (Toshiba NB255), ...
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XFCE/X11: Keyboard layout changes overnight, special symbols can not be entered

A very weird problem After work, I lock my screen and go home The morning after, my keyboard layout has changed from de_CH to en_US At random times, my urxvt-tabbed windows don't accept special ...
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How to set 1280x720 screen resolution in Win7 on DELL Latitude?

I am on WIndows 7, using a DELL Latitude, I have the same concern as the user who posted this question. I would like to set 1280x720 as my resolution, this is because I would like to record full ...
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distorted lines across entire screen, also on replaced lcd, but ext. monitor works, advice?

My computer: Dell Latitude D620 I have these lines going horizontally across my entire screen making it completely illegible. So naturally I replaced the monitor. However similar pattern of ...
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Docked Dell laptop shows black/powered-off screen for minutes before boot

When powering up my laptop, it takes several minutes where the hard disk is heavily doing its needlework, but no screen appears on either of the monitors connected to the docking station. Also, if one ...
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Windows 7 & Dell Latitude E6410 - How do I stop the CD drive opening when I click on the D: drive and there is no disc?

When ever I accidentally click on the CD drive in Windows explorer, the drive ejects. 99% of the time, I don't want this to happen. This is slightly annoying. How can I stop this? Windows 7 on a Dell ...
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Will an additional SSD Drive fit into Dell Latitude E5420 laptop?

I want to make my laptop boot faster and thinking of purchasing an SSD Drive. I have Dell Latitude E5420 model. Will it be able to take an additional SSD Drive into it?
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Dell latitude d500 not capable of enabling wireless card?

So I just got my old dell d500 working with a brand new Linux install, the only bummer is that the wifi isn't working. After some kernel configuring and some firmware magic, I found out that the ...
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Change Windows 7 Lock Screen Logo changed by Dell Data Protection Access

When you install the "Dell Data Protection Access" software for Finger Print authentication, it customises the lock screen and adds an ugly Dell logo (it ignores the user's current picture). How do I ...
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I have an older Dell laptop and the display to an external monitor is bad [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I upgrade my laptop’s video RAM? I have an older Dell laptop and the display to an external monitor is bad. It has lines and flickers and doesn't look good on a ...
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How to make sensors-detect work on my Intel Pentium M, thus stopping the fan?

After successfully installing lm-sensors on my fresh Turnkey Linux I called sensors-detect. Alas, it reports it can not detect any sensors. I did try the 2010 script that comes with my Turnkey distro, ...
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Can a port labelled 1394 be used with a mini-DisplayPort to VGA adapter?

I have a Dell Latitude E5520 laptop and I can see there is a port labelled 1394. Does anyone know if you can run a mini-DisplayPort to VGA adapter from it? I am trying to set up 2 external monitors to ...
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Dell LATITUDE D630 won't power on. Need help diagnosing

So, I was using my laptop, which is indeed pretty old (Got it in '07). (As soon as I got it I replaced Windows Vista with XP.) Now, all of a sudden the computer powered off. The battery was almost ...
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Enabling PAE on Windows XP

When I try to enable the PAE switch in boot.ini nothing happens. I save the file and reboot, then reboot the system again to install Lubuntu and it says that there isn't PAE enabled. To be more ...
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Why can't I set the system clock on my Dell Latitude C510?

Whenever I open Chromium and visit any website, Chromium thinks that the certificate isn't valid yet. I know that's because of the system clock, and when I try to change the system clock nothing ...
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Tablet-PC display won't turn off when inactive

My Dell Latitude XT tablet PC display (touchscreen) won't turn off when inactive. The hard drive on this laptop died, so I installed a new hard drive. Both the old and new hard drives use(d) Windows ...
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Why can't I set a resolution of 2560*1600 on my Dell Latitude e6320?

I have: a 30" Apple cinema display, native resolution 2560*1600 a Dell Latitude e6320 an ePort+ docking station a displayport to dual-link DVI-D adaptor The display has a dual-link DVI-D lead ...
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Dell Latitude E6400 power button and wireless not working or only working intermittently

The power button on the laptop stopped working randomly as of a day or two ago. I can only power the laptop on if its attached to a docking station, on which I can use the power button to turn on/off ...
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When I start my Dell Latitude E4300, I get an “Intel® Matrix Storage Manager option ROM” message after the Dell logo, then a BSOD as Windows XP starts

The computer is a Dell Latitude E4300 with a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and 500 GB hard drive. I used an automatic driver installer CD to install any drivers not installed on the system. When I ...
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Why There Is Limited BIOS Revisions Displayed For My Laptop's Model?

There are actually many BIOS revisions available for my laptop's model - from A04 to A08 and then from A12 to A14 (latest to date). Albeit when signing in to DELL's website and navigating to download ...