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Alienware m7700 d9t d900t iv got a problem with the charger/dc jack i have to move the charger around when its plugged in to get power however if its connected to a dvi monitor cable it works fine no wriggling the wire or anything and my friend who is a bit braver than me ran a wire from his house plug [grounding pin] to the laptop and it powers up first time fine aslong as the wire is touching a metal part of the laptop also the wire or dvi cable sparks a little when you touch it to the laptop so i no its a grounding/earthing problem but my question is do you think its the charger or dc socket which is at fault as i have no way to test them im hoping its the charger as the dc socket doesnt seem loose thanks ross

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SOURCE: I am attempting to install

Just did this. Will sound stupid, but here goes:
Get both raid and non-raid drivers for the M7700 from Alienware.
Go into your bios and change controller to SATA.
Boot to win 7 DVD, (either custom or update install) and hit R6 to load driver.
Load the M7700 non-raid driver from Alienware.com support page. I stored my drivers on an SD card so that I could brouse to them during uinstall.
Let it load until it says it cant find the HD.
Reboot and enter BIOS.
This time, set the controller to RAID adn save.
On reboot, use Win 7 DVD, select install mode and hit F6 to load a driver. Browse to the RAID driver for XP and select it. Win 7 should now see the HDD.

To me it seamed that the driver and bios setting had to be "twiddled" to another state then back to the one you wanted before WIN 7 could actually see the drive.

For me, all loaded well after this except for that **** modem being discovered 39 times. That issue is still there in Win7 and can still be traced thru MS Knowledgebase article # 888111. I will be ripping out that worthless 56K dial-up modem board this evening.

Posted on Aug 26, 2011

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This is an example of the DC Power Jack not installed,

http://www.laptopjacks.com/view_part/Acer-Aspire-ONE-AOA150-ZG5-DC-Power-Jack-AC351816.html

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This is a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it which uses PDF files.
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No perceptible movement of the DC Power Jack? Suspect the cable of the AC adapter right near it's plug. (Plug that plugs into the DC Power Jack)

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