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Monitor powers down after a few minutes, sits, then restarts

I purchased a used Dell FP1908 BLK monitor. After a few minutes of use, it shuts down without warning. I don't believe that it is just the backlight, or that it is going into sleep mode, as when this ...
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How to fix laptop fan noise (audio attached) [closed]

I bought a refurbished dell latitude D820 5-10 minutes after booting, the fan starts on its own and makes a pretty loud noise while it is running. You can listen to it here: ...
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Is it possible to enable software brightness control on Dell U2412M

Well, I just wanted this yes/no simple question to Dell e-mail support. Their web site required service code just to send an e-mail. Then I tried their "technical" chat support. Some Indian person ...
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Word files have been converted to Microsoft Office 2010

All of a sudden my word files became Microsoft office 2010 files and since I do not own that subscription, I cannot open them anymore. Not sure when or HOW this happened.
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Dell C1760NW linux driver

I got a hold of a Dell C1760NW printer, but unfortunately I can't make it work from Linux, specifically Linux Mint 12 Lisa. In theory it supports PCL5, but I haven't had any success with a generic PCL ...
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Why does one of my two Dell monitors unexpectedly enter power save mode when using DisplayPort daisychaining?

I have two monitors connected using DisplayPort 1.2 MST in a daisychain configuration. Each monitor has both a DisplayPort In and DisplayPort Out port to acheive this. Here is the hardware I am ...
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DELL B1260dn printer Linux open-source driver

I have a DELL B1260dn printer and it works on Linux. But it works with a closed-source driver. Indeed, my driver seems to be a variant of this one: http://www.bchemnet.com/suldr/ I have downloaded ...
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Dell V725w Driver for Ubuntu 13.04

I have a Dell V725w Printer and I wanted to print a document from my Ubuntu 13.04 laptop. The driver for the printer is made for Ubuntu 11.10, but would it work with Ubuntu 13.04? If not, is there ...
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Dell Laptop not starting past Dell load screen

I attempted to drain the static, which didn't work. Also, I ran the FULL diagnostic, which offered to insight because it said that everything is fine. I really need to fix this, and I don't even know ...
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Computer not starting, diagnostic stuck on HDD

Please excuse my typing; because my computer is not working, I am on an iPod touch. I tried to boot up my Dell Inspiron laptop, but it freezes and shows a blank screen after the Dell load screen ...
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Restoring Dell recovery disks while preserving Linux partition

I have a Dell laptop dual-booting to Windows 7 and Linux. I have through my own stupidity royally stuffed the Windows partition. I have the set of recovery DVDs that I created when I first got the ...
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How do I remove (Dell printer) drivers from the cache so I can re-intall from the CD

I have a Dell All-in-One 810 printer from years ago and only recently installed it (a few months ago). Later I had reason to uninstall and re-install the printer but whenever I connect the printer ...
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How to get rid of Dell bluetooth Media control bar?

In the image, if you look at the taskbar, you can see a bar with the Bluetooth icon on it and some media control buttons. I added this by mistake when I connected by phone to transfer a file and ...
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How do I find out the make/model of Dell Computer components (before I buy it)?

Dell.com lets you configure your own computer (nice) but doesn't tell you the specific make/model of the components so you can't look at benchmarks/reviews, etc. for them. (Maybe that economical SSD ...
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Does the DELL U2713H support 2560 x 1440 over HDMI @ 60fps [closed]

I currently have a DELL U2713HM monitor with a Max resolution of 2560 x 1440. What DELL doesn't mention on their website is this resolution is only supported via DVI-DL and DisplayPort. The max ...
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Using power cord without battery inserted in laptop [duplicate]

Can I use the charger to power the computer without the battery? Will it damage the computer?
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Delete operating systems and start from scratch [closed]

I am on a Dell XPS 200 desktop computer. The computer originally came with Windows XP, but I upgraded it to Windows 7. I also installed Ubuntu 12.10 on here so whenever the computer starts up, you can ...
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Having trouble getting full 2560x1440 resolution output from a Mac Book Pro

I just got a Dell U2713hm to hook up to my Mac Book Pro. I thought it was a 2560x1440 monitor but I'm only getting 2048x1152. I'm using the mini display port to VGA, am I just stuck with the lower ...
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Do Office 2013 OEMs allow for x64 installations?

Basically what the title says. At my company we order new computers with MS Office OEM pre-installations. As far as I know, there is no option during the installation to select the x64 version of any ...
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Is DELL's HP-P2507FWP PSU's 20-pin connector wiring non-standard?

My old PC's ATX PSU died and I got a replacement in the form of a DELL 250W Power Supply model# HP-P2507FWP. It has the exact set of connectors (except for an additional, unused, 6-pin connector), ...
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dell desktop going into sleep mode when I start it and not waking up

OS - Windows 7 Home I updated some virtualbox machine stuff (like upgrading the software and deleting some virtual machines and creating some new ones) and then updated some divx (that also installed ...
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Dell laptop dies when unplugged but the battery appears fully charged

To expand on what I mean, I checked the voltages of each cell in the battery pack and they each read about 4.0v ea (6 green Li-ion cells in a 11.1v 53WH battery) and the total voltage reads 12.4v. At ...
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black screen with blinking cursor

I wanted to downgrade a computer from Windows 8 to Windows 7. When I tried to install using Windows 7 installation disk on boot, and I tried to install on a partition, I would get windows cannot be ...
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OS X 10.8.2 renders blurry screen with slight vertical stripes on my new Dell monitor

When I visit System Preferences > Displays and change the refresh rate from 60Hz to 75Hz, then hit revert suddenly the display becomes clear and sharp. Selecting scaled resolution as opposed to "best ...
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Howto install the driver for dell wireless 5505 mobile broadband card on a dell e-series notebook with windows 7?

Where can I find the windows 7 driver for my dell wireless 5505 mobile broadband Express card? This one is simple. Go to the dell website and download the driver. How do I install the driver on an ...
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pcdrsysinfosoftware.p5x - Entry Point Not Found

I'm getting this pop sometimes on my Dell Windows 8(upgraded from Windows 7) Laptop. Want to know why i get this and how to not to get it
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Dell 3110cn Printer doesn't have new mac drivers?

The company I work for recently purchased several new MacBooks for use around the office, but our Dell 3110cn printer doesn't seem to be compatible with them. It uses only a generic UNIX driver, so ...
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How do I create a Dell Utility Partition on new hard drive?

Installed new HD on Dell Vista PC with Raid 0 configuration. Cannot boot from Dell Reinstallation Windows VISTA DVD. Getting message that there's no Dell Utility partition, which was wiped with the ...
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Two RAM modules with different Frequencies

I have a Dell laptop which I bought 3 years ago. its a First gen i7 and its absolutely working fine. Since i use softwares like Photoshop Illustrator and Dreamweaver. I want to upgrade the RAM. I ...
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Why can't I use my mouse when typing or pressing a key? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Use touchpad while “typing”? I just got a new Dell Windows 8 laptop for Christmas and have made my way around every preference I could get to, but the problem still ...
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Computer restarts every few minutes when inactive

Hello my computer is restarting every 5-10 minutes when it's inactive. Nothing crashes, I have no errors it just restarts over and over again. Is there something that I should look into? I have no ...
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Dell Ultrasharp monitor: Connect Both VGA and DVID

I have a Dell Ultrasharp 20" monitor which is capable of dual display. Here is the device: http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=320-4687 I ...
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Dell windows 7 Screen is going to sleep while I am using it

Lately my screen has been going to sleep when I am using it. For example I will turn on the computer and then have to move the mouse just to see the log in screen. Or I will be surfing the web and the ...
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Setting up a hotspot with hostapd

I've been using the steps described here to set up a wireless hotspot: How to turn my Linux netbook into WiFi AP But when I type: /etc/init.d/hostapd start on the commande line, I get the reply ...
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Google TV to Dell monitor

I have a Google TV which is connected to a Dell monitor. The image works but there is no sound. Is there a adapter that we could use to get sound?
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Cannot log into windows - have been locked out

I have a Dell desktop that I changed from the domain (at my workplace) to a random workgroup. At the login screen it doesn't give me the option to choose my domain and entering [domain]/[username] ...
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About Eucalyptus Virtualization Support

I am having hp 540 notebook with processor core 2 duo. I have installed CLC,CC,SC and Walrus runs fine when I try to run NC, I get error "Not virtualization enabled" means my laptop does not support ...
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Printing more than one page per sheet

I have a printer (Dell v305), and it can't print more than one page per sheet. How can I print to this printer so that it will print, say, 60 pages with 15 sheets of paper? (double sided is 30, and ...
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Computer does not turn off, stuck in weird hibernation

Ok, So this problem is starting to occur in a lot more computers than one in our network. We have several Dell V131 that when going into sleep mode seems to Shut down all USB-ports Internal Keyboard ...
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Only a Dell Laptop does not connect to the Internet

I have Sky broadband at my home and everything was working perfectly till yesterday. I was able to connect wireless ly to the internet. Yesterday, my main laptop started showing an Exclamation (!) ...
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Extended Firefox use causes my sound to cut out

I have Dell PC, and I use Windows XP. After using Firefox for extended periods, my audio starts cutting out, as though someone is pressing play and pause continuously, and the mouse pointer lags. ...
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I dropped my computer on the floor and now it won't boot. Why is this happening? [closed]

A couple of days ago I started up my computer and for some reason, I would press the power button, the computer would power up and the fan would make the same noise as usual. Except, normally, it ...
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Determining the drivers to be installed on the desktop

I recently reinstalled win7(64) on my DELL desktop. But unfortunately I did not take a backup of my drivers setting/executive files. I cannot even access internet since even the ethernet driver is ...
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about win xp themes

Was gone over thanksgiving break and came back to find my computer was displaying the windows classic style. Went to the Appearance tab and I do NOT have the Windows XP Style as an option. The theme ...
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Dell integrated webcam does not work

I tried everything, googling dell integrated webcam... looked to answers. I deleted the driver, reinstalled it. Nothing seems to work. Usually I find answers from google in forums , but this time ...
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Data Integrity with Desktop External HDD connected to daisy chained Dell Monitor USB hub

I have two Dell U2412M monitors, both of which have USB hubs built into them. I have one of those hubs connected to my MacBook Pro directly, and that hub has a webcam plugged into it. I want to ...
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What is the Dell “FGA Module”

When looking at the list of items included with the Dell XPS 15 I see: FGA Module: Catalog Number / Description = PPAN1303_023/PPAN1305_027/BTO Product Code = FG0011 What does it represent? I found ...
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Why doesn't Windows 7 allow me to format?

Dell support can be fun to deal with right? Ultimately, I have been going back and forth with Dell on an issue and came to reinstalling Windows 7 32-Bit Pro. The problem is that Windows Setup will ...
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Dell U2312HM (DP) + Intel HD 3000 = Flicker

I'm using a Dell U2312HM monitor with my Lenovo X220 (Intel HD 3000 graphics card) via DisplayPort at work. Sadly, there is an issue with this combination: The Dell flickers once in a while. It's only ...
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I cant install OS on new DELL laptop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to setup Windows XP on Dell Latitude E6400? I have a brand new DELL lap top and it says that there is not OS installed on it, so I though I am going to try to ...