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What is the difference between the Dell 1907FPf and 1907FPc monitors?

They look the same, but I'm worried the circuits won't be. Basically I have broken 1907FPf and I need to replace the power inverter board. I have found a broken 1907FPc for sale, and I'm wondering if ...
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Update BIOS on Dell with Linux with no floppy drive, when firmware is not in the firmware-tools repository

I'd like to update my BIOS on my Dell Studio XPS 1340. I have the .exe file for installing it with Windows, but I don't have Windows installed on this computer. I'm currently running Ubuntu 9.04 ...
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Removing Dell recovery partition all together on a new HDD

Bout to install Win7 on a dell desktop and wanted to do so on brand new HDs (2 1TB drives to be exact). The problem upon trying to boot to the DVD to install however is that I can never get the DVD ...
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2-2-2 bios beep code on Dell MIG41R M/B

I have recently acquired a Dell Vostro with a MIG41R motherboard. The PC gave me a 2-2-2 bios beep code, so I opened it up and realized it didn't have and RAM and the HDD was disconnected. I bought a ...
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How do I set 1920 x 1200 resolution when monitor is connected via D-Sub cable?

Native resolution of my monitor is 1920 x 1200; however, when I connect it via a D-Sub cable, I can't choose this resolution. Only 1920 x 1080 and 2048 x 1152 are available. How can I make my native ...
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Where to get fingerprint scanning software for Dell Latitude E5520?

Does anyone know the name of a software program that will let me use my fingerprint as a password? I recently had to replace the hard drive in my Dell Latitude E5520, and I don't have the drivers and ...
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DVORAK EN-GB layout on a german laptop keyboard?

Would it be possible to use a dvorak keyboard layout with UK punctuation on a german laptop keyboard? I'm planning to buy a new Dell laptop but they won't sell me one with a UK English keyboard. I've ...
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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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I'm having trouble hooking up a new printer. It says it is not communicating

The above image shows the error I am getting. This printer worked fine previously for a short time, however now whenever I attempt to print from a web page the error box displays. I have printed a ...
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Is there any way to regularly reboot a hung Windows PC

We have a PC (Dell Optiplex 760, WinXP SP3) that hangs periodically, like really hangs - everything frozen, can't reboot from keyboard, only way out is hold the power button down to turn it off and ...
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How to monitor (ACPI?) events and keypresses in linux?

I'm using Arch Linux (Ubuntu or Gentoo are also available) I'd like to configure my Dell Latitude XT Tablet to my liking. I need to know/handle all events that are forwarded to OS. There are several ...
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Error, Screen messes up on boot but works in safe mode, Win XP

I've recently crashed and re-installed Windows XP on my Dell M4300. Completely removing all old data. After installing windows, I updated everything via Windows Update so that everything is good to ...
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Cannot turn wireless on my Dell Studio XPS 1647 - touch lights broken

The touch lights on my Dell Studio XPS 1647 (running Windows 7) are broken. For most features: volume, playing and pausing media, this isn't an issue, I can do it another way. But for the wireless ...
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Dell Vostro suddenly giving “No TPM or TPM has…” message on boot

(Original question title was Dell Vostro suddenly giving "No TPM or TPM has problem" message on boot" but I was pinged by the stack exchange style police for having the word "problem" in my title!) I ...
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“Dell Support Center has stopped working” error

Dell Support Center has stopped working I get this message constantly, it pops up like every 20-30 minutes and I can't open Dell Support Center. Before, it was working okay, but I remember one ...
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Extreme heating issue, Dell Studio notebook

I've got a Dell Studio 1555 that I reformatted recently, and since then the motherboard fan hasn't been working. I'm using 2 different software to monitor my core temperatures (speccy & speedfan) ...
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Make laptop boot to external monitor

Dell 1737 2x Dell U2311H The laptop lid is always closed and is wall mounted behind the monitors. Every time i boot the laptop, i have to open the lid a little until it goes to the win 7 logon ...
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Why does my new Dell laptop charger make a weird noise?

Got a brand new dell xps laptop as a gift about 2 months ago and the tranformer of my charger is making that weird noise that sound like a cricket! What is that noise ? Should i get a new charger ??
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How can I enable the Bluetooth on my Dell Studio 1558?

How can I enable my Dell Studio laptop's 1558 bluetooth?
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Dell Latitude won’t turn on, but num/caps/scroll lock lights are on

A colleague has a Dell Latitude E 6500. He spilled hot water on the keyboard/trackpad area. He took the battery out quickly (without turning the laptop off first). After drying it out for 10 minutes, ...
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Does Failed Data Bus Stress Test mean bad RAM stick or motherboard?

I have encountered an error when running a memory test. Does a failed "Data Bus Stress Test" mean a problem with the RAM stick, or with the motherboard/chipset? Or could it be either? (ie: is the ...
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View BIOS on Dell Dimenion 3100

I've got a Dell Dimension 3100 machine, running on windows xp sp3, that needs an upgraded PCI Video card so I can have 2 monitors at once. I bought an ati radeon 9000 and went through the process of ...
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Converting a Full HD Inspiron 9400 laptop LCD to a standalone monitor

Has anyone tried converting a LCD laptop monitor (17" full HD in this instance) to a stand-alone monitor? Are there any converters that one can buy to send DVI or VGA signals to the plug that is used ...
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Troubleshooting processor upgrade, Paxville on Dell Precision 670

I've got a Dell Precision 670 with an XC837 motherboard and BIOS at version A07. I'm trying to upgrade this from using a single-core Celeron to a dual-core Paxville processor. When I install a single ...
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determining if my video card has gone bad

Recently I re-installed Windows 7 home premium on my Dell Inspiron N5010 Laptop. After booting in, I installed the AMD ATI Mobility Radeon 5470 driver. When I rebooted my computer I got BSOD with code ...
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Samsung 830 seen in BIOS but not Windows 8 on Dell XPS8700

So this is odd: I have a known-good Samsung 830 256GB SSD which my new Dell 8700 Special Edition sees in BIOS, however it's not visible at all in Windows 8.1. This drive works fine in my old ...
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Connecting a Dell Optiplex 755 to 4 monitors

A few months ago I connected 4 (four) DELL 2009W Monitors (yes 4 of them) to a Dell Inc. OptiPlex 790 01. Windows 7 Enterprise (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601) I used the original Dell proprietary ...
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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 XPS laptop BIOS complains after installing SSD

I installed a Samsung 830 SSD in my XPS L501X and now every time it boots, after the logo screen it beeps twice, rattles the DVD drive and displays this message (and nothing else) Press <F1> to ...
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laptop make sparking or ticking kind of sound in photohsop

I have DELL N-Series core i7 laptop & when I am working in photoshop, specifically in large PSD Files, when I use arrow keys to move the object around, or even click sometime on objects, I hear a ...
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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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Connect Lenovo Thinkpad Edge e120 to WQHD display (such as Dell U2711) through HDMI

On paper, the HDMI version of the Lenovo Thinkpad Edge e120 is 1.3, which supports WQHD. Does it actually work? I want to connect the e120 to a WQHD display, such as the Dell U2711 or an Apple ...
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Dell inspiron n5010 has failed to recognize AC adapter

Recently my dell inspiron n5010 has failed to recognize my 90W adapter (despite powering it just fine). Full error message: "The AC power adapter wattage and type cannot be determined. the ...
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DELL Inspiron N 5050 doesn't Power On until I Plug-in the Charger

I bought a Dell Inspiron N 5050 last week, and recently discovered a problem with my laptop. It doesn't Power On until and unless I Plug-in the charger. After I plug-in the charger, it boots up ...
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Boot from Hard Drive via USB but not directly?

I'm having a bizarre problem, and it seems I'm not alone. On a Dell Latitude 13, I get the error message "internal hard disk drive not found" during POST. Yet, if I take the very same hard drive and ...
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Why does my disk ignore erase and write commands to some sectors?

I did an ATA secure erase on an SSD (with SystemRescueCD and hdparm). Some parts of the disk are reset to zero, but some parts are not. In particular, the MBR and the boot sector of a Windows Vista ...
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Dell monitors are displaying a 2 thick vertical bars on the left of the screen

So a while back my Dell 20.5" monitor, after using it for a little while, would occassionally get messed up. A thick bar would go from the top to the bottom of the screen (2-3 inches thick). I ...
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How can I fix a computer that blue screens before Windows starts?

I have a Dell Inspiron running Windows 7 that keeps getting blue screens of death. At first, the computer slowed down so much it was unusable. After some time, it wouldn't even load Windows anymore; ...
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Firefox busted after Dell Ubuntu auto-update

I have the Dell Mini 9 with Ubuntu. After an auto-update a few weeks ago, whenever I try to launch Firefox I get the message: Failed to execute child process No such file or directory So I tried ...
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Can i run 64bit OS on my laptop?

i have this laptop Dell Inspiron 6400 with Intel® CoreTM 2 Duo Processor T5600 (1.83GHz/667MHz FSB/2MB L2 Cache) 2GB RAM. Can i setup windows 7 64bit on this machine? or it will be too slow?
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Will my new Dell laptop come with a 'real' Windows Vista DVD?

I am considering buying a Dell Vostro laptop. When I get it, I'd prefer to reformat it with a fresh, clean install of the OS. Will it come with a DVD that will allow me to do this, or will it come ...
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Why does my new notebook computer have a 1394a port instead of 1394b?

I just purchased a Dell Studio 1555 notebook computer. The specifications said it has a 1394 (note no letter) port. I assumed that since 1394b is 7 years old, that it would be a 'b' port. Not so. ...
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Are the ports really USB 3.0?

I have a Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 laptop with 4 USB ports. One of them has nothing on it. Two of them have a USB symbol with SS.(USB 3.0 I suppose) One of them has USB with both SS and a bolt symbol. ...
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After spilling water on my Dell Vostro Laptop, 2 keys are not working

Can I clean the keys by myself by plucking the keys out ? How exactly do I clean the laptop keyboard in such a situation ? Do I have to replace the whole keyboard ?
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Dell optiplex 790, graphics not working on Win7 64-bit

I work on Dell optiplex 790 that has two graphics cards: embedded Intel (with VGA output) and 'normal' ATI Radeon (with DVI output). Unfortunately only the first one works. Although both cables (DVI ...
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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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Dell E6420 (laptop) 14" LCD monitor Windows 7 driver

I have a Dell E6420 (laptop) in company. The Windows device manager uses "Generic PnP Monitor" for the 14" LCD monitor. It only has 1600x900, 1024x768, 800x600, while I was looking for a 1366x768. ...
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Cannot get max resolution on Dell U2711 monitor with Latitude E6520

up until recently I was using the U2711 with a Lenovo T410 via a DP output. This allowed me to use the max resolution of 2560x1440. The U2711 is used as my second extended monitor, my laptop screen is ...
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In general, can you use 32-bit drivers on a 64-bit OS?

I currently have a 32-bit Windows 7 installation, and want to do a clean reinstall to 64-bit Windows 7. If I back up my 32-bit drivers/download the original OEM 32-bit drivers for my new 64-bit ...
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I want to access the documents from my Mac that I backed up using Time Machine on my PC. How do I do this?

I can't take my iMac desktop with me to Colorado so I decided to take an old PC laptop I had. I backed up all of my Mac files using Time Machine onto an external hard drive. How do I access these ...