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2 problems with my Dell XPS M140

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A bit of condensation dropped onto the mouse area and I cleaned it immediately, and all still works just fine, except the left mouse button. It WORKS, but the button seems to be pressed in. I thought maybe it was sticky, so I got a damp paper towel and lifted around the key to clean and used a can of air to dry. If I press the key, it works, but it's just annoying not having it spring back up like the other button. I managed to pull the actual button out (I've done it to many letter buttons to pull cat hair out of) and was able to snap it back in thinking maybe something was just loose, but the same result: pushed in button sticking problem. Help?

Two: A while back my computer crashed. I tried to have it restored but alas, everything was gone etc. SO Dell walked me through reinstalling Windows to have it restore to factory setting... however the Media Direct button on my volume, play, pause etc. buttons by the mouse doesn't do anything. Is there a way to get that to start the program again? I never use it but it's annoying that it doesn't work... for when I DO use it. No big deal.

Please help me fix my mouse button! Thanks :)

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  • amberlfarhat Sep 06, 2008

    Thanks, I'll give that a try. When I took the button off, it looked like everything was still there. There is this rubber nub that was sitting in there looking a little off and I think that may be the reason it's not popping back up. I tried placing it in the center where it belongs but it keeps getting shoved in the other rubber piece when I press the button. I wish there was a diagram online to show me how it's supposed to sit!

  • slackerace Jan 01, 2009

    I have the same problem with my left mouse button, only I did not get it wet. It just stopped "springing" one day. I'd love to know how to fix this, because it's very annoying.

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How did you remove the button? I dont want to mess up my computer the same way that I do with every other thing apart but I really am annoyed by it being stuck. Thanks.


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If the key has a damaged or missing return spring or pad, then there's not much you can do, but if the key has debris in it that is preventing it from springing back then try this...

Buy some electrical contact cleaner spray from an electronics parts store and spray it generously into the key switch contact and "exercise" the key as much as you can to get the cleaner to penetrate. Let the cleaner dry and see if the problem goes away. You may have to do more than one application, but it should work eventually.

Posted on Sep 06, 2008

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    Steve Froese Sep 06, 2008

    you can try a dab of superglue, but only if it's not supposed to move :)

  • Raptorjml Sep 11, 2011

    How did you remove the button?
    I dont want to mess up my computer the same way that I do with every other thing apart but I really am annoyed by it being stuck. Thanks.

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SOURCE: DELL XPS M140

One of three things, 1- power supply, check your power supply with an ohm meter to see f it's getting the proper output to the machine. If the supply is starving the machine of power the charging system won't work to it's full potential. 2- the power management system on the motherboard, if this system isn't working properly it can divert power from the charging system. If it's just glitched then a bios download or chipset utility download will fix it, if it's malfunctioning, then motherboard replacement is the only option. 3- the battery itself, I have a Dell, and in the past two years, I've ordered two new batteries. The first held a great charge, more than three hours, but only lasted about eight months. The second only holds little more than an hour charge, but has lasted well. Batteries are just funny that way. Start with the power supply test.

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SOURCE: Dell XPS M140. No Sound. Checked lighted button,

Could be a corrupt driver go into control panel/system/hardware/device manager if thaere is a yellow question mark over anything under audio update appropriate driver.

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Dell ships their system with factory installed software and recovery discs.if you formatted using a different , the pre installed recovery are gone. so CALL DELL customer service and have them ship you out a recovery disc its for free, i guess if your still under warranty.

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SOURCE: need drivers to run windows 98se on dell xps m140

Microsoft (and Dell) stopped supporting Windows 98 a few years ago -- it lasted for over TEN years! So, it is *NOT* likely that you will find drivers for any computer that was "designed for Windows 2000" or "designed for Windows XP" or "designed for Vista".

So, in general, it is a _bad_ idea to connect any computer running Windows 98 to the Internet -- Microsoft has issued many "security-fixes" in the 4 years after they stopped supporting Windows 98 and Windows ME.

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SOURCE: My XPS M140 is slow. It pauses for no reason

Speed up your computer by:

-- cleaning system junk
-- optimizing computer services
-- optimizing internet
-- repairing registry
-- defraging registry
-- clearing browsers junk

do these things with some secure tool such as Intel Software Partner Reginout.

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