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Dell Precision M6400 laptop touchpad not responsive to taps after replacing keyboard

I have a Dell Precision M6400, running Windows 7. Today I replaced the keyboard with a new OEM keyboard from a top-rated eBay seller. The keyboard works fine, but now the touchpad is not responsive to ...
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How to activate Dell Windows 10 cloned from another pc?

understand that for windows 10 from oem the key is stored in the BIOS "Dell keys are stored in the BIOS, as long as you use OEM install media, it will activate" now i have 5 Dell pc of the same model ...
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Old Dell Precision M4600 Won't wakeup from Sleep

I have an old Dell Precision M4600 Laptop that I'm trying to troubleshoot, as it has issues waking up from sleep mode. I got it used so I have no previous history for it's behavior. Below are the ...
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Dell Presicion M6800 forgot admin password

Hello I need help access my Dell Presicion M6800 I forgot My admin password can’t access bios with F2 please help
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What does the “rectangle with waves” logo to the right of the trackpad mean on my Dell Precision M4700?

I have a Dell Precision M4700 laptop. But I can't figure out what this thing in the picture is. Can somebody help?
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Can one add a Nvidia GPU to a Dell Precision T3500 to use?

Can one install a Nvidia GPU such as Tesla™ C2075 to a Dell Precision T3500 to use? Thanks for any helpful answers!
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High CPU usage - seems to be in the function DefPortWriteAcpiRegister in ACPI.sys

I have been struggling with high CPU usage for a pretty long time, the issue happens when I do a full reboot of my laptop (a DELL Precision M6800, Windows 7, 64bits), it happens in the ACPI.sys ...
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TB18DC connectivity problems

I have a DELL TB18DC docking station connected to my DELL laptop and everything seems to be working fine except for my USB connected mouse which is currently failing to work as it should. Problem is ...
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Windows 10 keyboard sometimes repeats keys and sometimes ignores keys

Sometimes, as I'm typing, suddenly [A] it ignores keys (it just did it now!) and I have to type them again, then it works, and [B] it sometimes repeats latest keystroke about 20 times. Problem began ...
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Upgrade from TPM 1.2 to 2.0 on a Dell Precision T7610

I need to upgrade the TPM firmware on my Dell Precision T7610 from v1.2 to v2.0, however there is no TPM upgrade available on the Dell support website. They have an upgrade utility that covers a wide ...
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Dell docking station and Precision m6700 — VGA port not responding

I have a Dell Precision m6700, and prior to that I had a Dell Latitude e6520 -- the following configuration worked for both of them. Here's a pic of my docking station: I use my laptop's screen (...
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how to set DELL Precision 5530 running Windows 10 to run I7 processor at max speed (4.3GHZ) continually?

Need to run our Intel I7 6core processor at max speed of 4.3GHZ on our Dell Prec 5530 laptop, so that our computation app (compiled by Julia lang) runs continually at max speed 4.3GHZ. I tried going ...
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M.2 Drives not appearing after reset of Windows 10 machine

I recently, mistakenly uninstalled a driver which forced me to completely reset my machine. I have a Dell Precision Tower 5810 running Windows 10. I have a standard internal hard drive as the C: drive....
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Dell Precision T1600 Workstation memory configurations

I have a salvage T1600 workstation that I'd like to build up and populate with at least 16 GB of memory (it takes DDR3 1333). I have 2x2GB unbuffered cards already. Can I add 2x8 cards for a total of ...
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Any way to remap the touchpad's center-click button? [duplicate]

I'm running Windows 10 Professional on the Dell Precision 7530 laptop, and I'm looking for some sort of registry-hack or similar to allow me to remap the mouse buttons on the built-in touchpad. This ...
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How can I determine if my Dell M4600 built-in SD card reader can support SDHC cards?

I'm running x64 Windows 8, and the SD card reader in my Dell M4600 is unable to read my SDHC memory card. The reader is listed as "SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller" in device manager. I'm ...
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How to stop USB devices from disconnecting on sleep?

I have a Dell Precision 5520 (laptop) and as it's my only Windows PC I'm unable to see if it's a Dell or Windows problem. I use various types of hardware such as CAN bus analyzers, MCU programmers ...
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Bad motherboard or something else? [closed]

Not sure if this is a good question to ask... Background: I acquired a Dell M6800 laptop that was considered bad or dead. Little troubleshooting was done at the time it was sent to the waste pile. I ...
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Windows 10 TPM failing to boot

I have a TPM Module on an old Dell Precision T5400 which I am trying to enable under Windows 10. Unfortunately, windows is hanging on boot at the splash screen after I enable TPM in the BIOS. Does ...
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Dell T3600 won't start showing amber 3 & 4 with a white power button

My workstation is a Dell T3600. The 3 & 4 are amber and the power button is white. Dell's web-site says this is ACPI S3 mode (power saving). But it won't wake up for anything. Everything was fine ...
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Windows 10: Enable system-wide smooth scrolling

This question is a bit different from others that I have found, because the solutions to them have always been "change the scroll setting to 1 line at a time". I won't be satisfied by that. I don't ...
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Dell T3600 only boots after entering and exiting the BIOS

I got an old Dell T3400 from an closing office a few days ago without a HDD. So I grabbed a 160GB hard disk from my old Laptop and installed Windows 10 on it. It works very well without any issues. ...
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Error 0xA005004B when trying to convert to RAID 1 with Intel Rapid Storage Technology

I have a laptop with two 500GB hard drives that I want to convert to RAID 1. Currently Windows is installed to one of the drives (port 0), and the other drive (port 5) is unused. I'm trying to convert ...
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# of DIMMs per channel vs. channel memory mode

I have purchased a Dell Precision 5520 laptop with two identical 16 GB DDR4 memory cards installed. The information section in BIOS states that single channel memory mode is being used. There is no ...
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Has my laptop battery lost 40% of its capacity?

The past few (work) days, I have noticed that at the end of the day, Windows was reporting that my laptop was plugged in, my battery was not fully charged, and that the system was not charging the ...
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Need Help Finding Power Supply Information

My apologies in advance if this is not the correct community for this type of question. Situation: I am using a Dell Precision Tower Workstation 5810 and would like to install an Nvidia Quadro P5000....
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Disable ALL Dell boot Alert messages

I have built a "custom" dell t5400 pc. With this comes a new case and new fans, I am not using any of the original fans or even the original front panel, or the intrusion button being detected, or the ...
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Dell T5400 AMD RX460 GPU needs old Nvidia GPU

I am not one to ever post anything so I apologize if this is the wrong place! My Google skills have failed to find an answer for something very strange that I've encountered. After days of looking ...
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can't plug in IDE drive to Dell Precision 380

I have Dell Precision 380 and want to add an IDE Hard drive to it. The IDE drive is Seagate and Jumper settings are I unplugged the IDE cable from the CD drive and tried that way but it won't start ...
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Compatible Graphics Cards for Dell Precision T5400

I just acquired a Dell T5400 workstation for use as a virtualization platform and general purpose workstation, and I am stuck on a few things. For one, the documentation I find on it is maddeningly ...
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Disconnect the SAS on T7500

I have a Dell Precision T7500. In BIOS I have turned off the SAS controller, which means that I can't use two HD's and the DVD drive, which I am fine with. I have an Adata SU800 SSD in it, which I ...
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Dell precision m6500 + docking station + 3 displays + ATI FirePro 7820

I have the following configuration: Dell Precision m6500 Video card: Ati FirePro 7820 Dell E-Port Plus port replicator 3 x Dell P2411H ( DVI or VGA) Dell says: Supports a maximum of three ...
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If I use a CPU with more cores than the specs of the motherboard allow, what will happpen?

I have a Dell Precision T3600 with a Xeon E5-1607 (quad core) and want to upgrade the CPU for a E5-2658v3 (12 cores). The motherboard of the T3600 seem to only support up to 6 cores according to the ...
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HDD password on Dell Precision

Does anyone know exactly how Dell Precision handles HDD passwords? The BIOS allows to set a password for any internal drive, plus an eSata drive. However, during boot, it asks for password for HDD-0 ...
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Dell Precision M4300 Lock 9 Character

What does it mean when character that looks like a Lock with a 9 in it on the upper part of the Dell Precision M4300 keyboard lights up?
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Workstation shutdowns automatically and shows no bootable device

I have Dell Precision T1700 workstation, a new machine, with 512 Hybrid disk. Recently I added an old 1TB HDD to it. After adding HDD am facing following problems. If I work on Workstation for hour ...
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Ram compatibility for ecc and precision

I have a Dell Precision 3610, 1 processor - 6 cores. I have 16GB 2Rx4 PC4 - 2133P - RA0 - 10 Hynix RAM Its my understanding that precisions accept ECC Ram, will this ram work? If you need me to ...
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How to reinstall the Intel Matrix Storage Manager option ROM

I have a Dell Precision R5400 rack mount computer. It originally came with a the Intel Matrix Storage Manager option ROM installed. But then we decided to remove the RAID drives and replace them with ...
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Dell Precision M6700 with failed battery does not detect discrete GPU

I have a dell m6700 laptop with AMD M6000 graphics. Battery seems to be dead. Running on Direct AC power. Couple of days ago, the laptop booted on Intel HD 4000, windows device manager saying GPU is ...
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Windows 10 on Dell precision m65

I have a Dell Drecision M65 with Windows XP. Its specs are: Processor: Intel Yonah Core Duo T2400 (1.83GHz/2MB L2 Cache) OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Hard Drive: 80 GB SATA @ 5400RPM Screen:...
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Nvidia quadro 2000M and Intel HD graphics - How many monitors can I use while laptop is open?

I've got a NVIDIA QUADRO 2000M and an INTEL HD GRAPHICS 3000 card on my Dell Precision laptop. I'd like to, hopefully, be able to plug in 2 monitors and have my laptop open (so 3 screens total) - is ...
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Dell Precision M4400 Overheating and FPS drops

The dell laptop that I have keeps overheating during games and the fps drops about 20 minutes after the game starts. I have disabled Speed Step, lowered the processing power in Windows Power Options ...
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Temperature monitoring on Dell Precision M4500 under Linux: sensors-detect doesn't, what next?

I have a Dell Precision M4500, Intel Core i5 CPU, running Linux (Ubuntu Lucid), and would like to keep an eye on CPU temperature. I've tried lm-sensors: sensors-detect didn't find any sensors; ...
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Getting Dell M6500 to work with Apple 30 inch display

I have a Dell M6500 laptop and I can't get it to work with my 30" Apple Cinema display. I have tried every combination imaginable but it just doesn't work. I have the ATI Firepro 7820 with 1GB memory ...
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My computer won't boot

My computer won't boot from hard disk but it can boot from usb or dvd. When I'm at the installer screen of Windows, it can't see my hard drive, but my BIOS displays it correctly. My computer is a ...
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3rd monitor with Dell Precision 490

I am trying to go for a 3 monitor setup on my workstation, but need some information before I can invest in a new graphics card and 2 monitors. Would be glad to get some help here: I have a Dell ...
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Dell Precision 690 - NIC lights do not light up

I am baffled...NIC on Precision 690 not working. Just bought so do not know history. Installed Windows 7. I have: tried different cables and confirmed that cables are not the problem. Tried removing ...
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No audio device, no errors

I've got a Dell Precision Workstation T3500 which for some reason is not showing any audio devices. Looking in device manager there are no errors or missing devices, and in the system section there ...
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Installing Linux on a Dell Precision 390

This is perhaps the n00biest question ever. gulps I am trying to install Linux (any distro, at this point) on a Dell Precision 390. The livecd always hangs and I'm trying to figure out what to do. I ...
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see air temperature on dell m3800 laptop

The specs say my Dell Precision M3800 has an air temperature sensor. I can't find any way to read the value. Is there a way that can be accessed from within windows?