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Wierd bug that render wrong some parts in the screen

I am using an old notebook (Dell Studio 17) that is having a strange screen bug, as seen in the following images The strange thing is that it only appears in Windows, within everything relevant to ...
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pc3-10600s-9-10-f1 menory Or pc3-10600s-9-10-f3 memory

Does it matter if you use pc3-10600s-9-10-f1 memory or pc3-10600s-9-10-f3 memory in my laptop? Want to upgrade from 2 slots with 2gb to 2slots with 4gb. And can’t find the 4gb pc3-10600s-9-10-f1 ...
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Dell EC not detected after Windows crashed accessing it but is detected again when accessing it after some time. EC failure or compatibility issue?

When accessing Dell Embedded Controller (EC), which should be a temperature sensor on Dell Studio XPS 1645 notebook PC with SpeedFan and HWInfo, Windows would randomly crash with BSOD with memory-...
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Dell Studio 1749 AC Adapter Cut Out

The problem I have a Dell Studio 1749 laptop, well outside of warranty (unfortunately) that developed a strange problem. Basically, the power adapter cuts out when you plug it in while the computer ...
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What is Quickset64 on my Dell machine?

I was browsing through my list of installed programs to come across some Dell shipped with my computer. One of them is called "Quickset64". I did some Googling and learnt that it's supposed to take ...
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Laptop overheating within minutes of start up

I have a Dell Windows 7 Home Prem with an I7-720QM. More information on the computer can be found here http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/servicetag/51CVCN1/configuration The ...
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How do I fix my DELL Studio 1535 audio ports?

for a while, my audio ports have been acting up. I have 3, one is mic and two are headphones. The two headphone ports do not work properly and I have to spin and wiggle the audio jack inside the port ...
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Laptop showing up black screen

I have a Dell Studio 17 laptop. Once I forgot its charger and charged it with the charger from Dell Inspiron 1525. After using this charger for several times, my laptop is not turning on despite using ...
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Dell studio 1535 does not boot on pressing Power Button

I have a dell stdio 1535 model. When I press the power button, it produces 6 Beep sound and doesn't boot up. Please suggest some way to overcome it.
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Dell studio laptop shows white screen only

I have a dell studio laptop. My screen shows white screen and on pressing with fingers on some parts of the screen, the display comes back but has some lining. Do I need to replace the screen totally ...
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My Dell studio 14" doesn't load boot bios, OS and even firmware

Dell studio 14" doesn't load boot bios, OS and even firmware it only displays gray light and after some time laptop shutdowns. It doesn't even read any external drive. Could any one help me with this. ...
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Dell Studio 1555 upgrade to ssd, but cd-drive doesn't work

I have a 3½ year old Dell Studio 1555, that I'm trying to upgrade. I've decided to install a 120 or 200gb SSD harddrive, this seems pretty straight forward - so this is not my headache. The diskdrive ...
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Wake Up PC from Hibernate state

Is there a way to set a specified time for Wake Up of PC while it is Hibernated state. I want this feature in Windows 7, running in Dell Studio 1555 laptop.
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Recover Dell Factory Restory Image on Secret Drive

I have an Studio 17, which has a secret 15 gigabyte partition with the original Windows 7 recovery image. Is there any way I can convert this into a recovery DVD so that I can delete the partition. I ...
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Laptop mysteriously goes blank

My Laptop screen turns off randomly The facts : Dell Studio 15 Laptop display randomly and mysteriously goes blank . Randomly comes back if I try turning it on and off about 10 times or maybe give ...
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Touchscreen touches go to the wrong monitor

I have a Dell Studio 17 running Windows 7 64bit. It's been fine for years but a month or two ago I noticed that when I have an external monitor plugged in, if I try to use the built-in touchscreen ...
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Using two external monitors with a laptop

I have a dell studio 1558, it has one HDMI and one VGA connection. I am able to connect and detect both of them (one on HDMI and one of VGA) at the same time, but I can't get a picture to both. I ...
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Dell Studio 1558 - Missing Drivers after Windows 8 upgrade

I have upgraded my Dell Studio 1558 laptop to Windows 8 Pro last week (fresh upgrade without keeping anything from previous OS). Microsoft has provided almost all essential drivers out of box, but not ...
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Dell Studio 1555 not starting up

This is a 3-year-old laptop. I never had a big problem with it until now. I updated Kubuntu the night before yesterday. And Firefox got updated to version 18 and a few other related packages got ...
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Dell Studio laptop not compatible with charger (will turn on, not charge)

I have a Dell Studio 1558 laptop that won't turn on unless I plug in my charger. Right now I'm using a 65W Dell AC Adapter. My laptop will turn on, but give me a message saying that it is the wrong ...
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Dell Windows 7 Synaptic Touchpad behaving erratically

UPDATE:: solution: For anyone who may land on this in the future: I ended up having the entire trackpad/armrest replaced, as nothing else seemed to fix the issue. Short version: My touchpad on a Dell ...
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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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How to determine the SATA port revision?

I saw this product advertised at various places on the internet; it's a 2.5" HDD caddy to replace the optical drive in laptops. My question is, how to find out if the DVD drive has a SATA II or III ...
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Metro apps unable to connect

Ive got an active internet connection, and my browsers can access it. However, none of the metro apps are able to connect. They all indicate that the system is offline. I'm quite sure it's because my ...
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Dell Studio XPS Factory restore

I have a Dell Studio XPS 1645. I want to perform a System Restore to the Factory Settings. I want a clean restore, and the software tells me that all my data will be deleted. Does this apply to ALL my ...
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Restoring Operating System & Preloaded Apps on Dell Laptop

I got a virus on my computer and wanted to do a complete re-install on my computer. I got the re-installation disk provided when I first got the computer. I had three partitions OEM, Recovery, and OS, ...
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Dell laptop keyboard doesn't work

I'm trying to fix my in-laws laptop, it's a Dell Studio 1745 that's running Windows 7 64 bit. The problem is that most of the keys on the keyboard do not work. The function keys work and the caps ...
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What is the correct antenna configuration for an Intel Centrino 6300 module on a Dell Studio XPS 16?

I purchased an upgraded wireless card (Intel Centrino 6300) for my Dell Studio XPS 16, and need to know the correct antenna configuration. There were no install instructions for the wireless card, nor ...
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Is it possible to connect 3 monitors with Dell Slim Studio 540S

I bought a graphic card, ATI Radeon HD 4350 DMS59 512 MB DDR2 PCIe 2.0 SFF Graphic Card, trying to connect a third monitor, but it disables the original on-board graphic card. So is it Is it possible ...
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How to get dual monitors set up with ATI Radeon HD 4350 on a Dell Studio Slim?

Similar to this question except that this is a Dell Studio Slim, so the video card only has a DVI and HDMI port, no VGA port. Should I use a splitter on the DVI port? Or hook one monitor into DVI and ...
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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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Dell 1558 I/O error + System crashing

I have a Dell Studio 1558 (Core i7, 6G Ram, 500G HD, ATi HD5470) (Not more than a few months old - still in warranty) Some events that started happening with my laptop starting a few days ago in ...
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SSD works in Bay 1, won't boot in Bay 2 (Dell Studio)

I have a Dell Studio 1735 laptop for which I just bought an SSD (Crucial M4 64GB) as an upgrade. The laptop has two HDD bays, each with a different connector. Bay 1 is the bay in which the stock HDD ...
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Watch TV without using Media Center

I have a DELL Studio XPS 1640 with an inbuilt TV Tuner. The only problem is I have to use Windows Media Center to watch TV. Is it possible to set up VLC Player or some other player that can allow me ...
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DVD driver stopped recognizing any discs

I have a Dell Studio 1537 with Windows 7 on it. My DVD driver stopped recognizing discs suddenly. It is not recognizing CDs, DVDs and not even the Windows 7 boot disc. When I did sfc /scannow it ...
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Can I play a music on Windows 7 and output its sound to both Audio outputs?

I have a Dell XPS Studio 16. It has two audio outputs for headphones. When I play music on Windows 7 using Windows Media Player, it can only listen to one of my two audio outputs (I can only set one ...
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Mouse-clicks do not work sometimes

My mouse does sometimes not Right/left-click. By sometimes I mean on average every 5th click. It looks as if the click just simply did not happen. I tried this with 3 different mice and the behavior ...
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Can I change the "mini" wireless card in my Dell laptop

I have a Dell Studio XPS 16 and I would like to replace the built in wireless card. Is the "mini" card they call it actually a mini pci express card? If so can I then swap it out with another 3rd ...
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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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How do I full-screen a window in one monitor and do other things on the other monitor

I have Windows 7 installed on my laptop, which is a Dell studio XPS 16. I recently set up a second monitor for it. I've noticed that when I open up full screen applications, like a game or media ...
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need dell studio 1557 webcam driver

I need Dell Studio 1557 webcam driver.i can not find this driver in Dell Drivers and Downloads page.
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Eject key not working after reinstalling windows

Eject key(cd/dvd) in keyboard(Dell Studio 1557) not working after reinstalling windows. how can solve this problem?
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Ubuntu 10.10 graphics card

I have Dell studio 15 laptop. I have installed a ubuntu 10.10. When ever I boot Ubuntu it comes up with a error message saying graphics card driver not found or not dedicated. But I have updated my ...
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What is the name of this component?

I was wondering what the name of the 5th component was. Dell 1747 Studio 17
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Reinstalling Windows 7 and the Dell recovery partition on a new drive

I have a Dell Studio 1558 and just put in a new disk drive. I would like to know how to reinstall Windows 7 and the factory restoration partition.
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DELL Studio 14 Battery LED flashing

My laptop DELL Studio 14's Battery LED suddenly flashes in orange-orange-orange-white-blank sequence. Anybody tried before? Exact model number is DELL Studio 1435.
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Enable hardware virtualization on Dell Studio 1555 laptop

I am trying to enable hardware virtualization on my laptop but I can't find anything in the BIOS. How can I enable hardware virtualization - or does my system not support hardware virtualization?
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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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Laptop RAM upgrade: max out more than recommended?

I have a Dell Studio 1735...currently with 3GB DDR2 RAM...Max RAM is 4GB. Currently have Windows 7 32-bit installed, want to upgrade to 64-bit... Everything on this page is compatible with this ...
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Driver for windows XP on dell studio 1558 i3 processor

I have loaded Windows XP on my dell studio but now I don't have any drivers for Windows should I do? I am not able to access net or switch on Bluetooth etc. I don't want to remove XP, I need it. ...
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