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Dell My XPS... • Answered on Mar 08, 2014


Ok. Here is the thing. I hope everybody sold their problem, but I will just post for others who may experience the same thing.

1st believe it or not : there is nothing wrong with motherboard, as when you press the power button, computer will shut down. with defective motherboard it will just continue running untill you will unplug it.

2nd believe it or not : it can not be battery issue or hard drive issue, because it does not make any scenes in any way. I have to agree that hard drive on the right is semi-correct answer.

REASON:

IT is video card that messing up everything. And it is located right under right hard drive. That's why when somebody removed hard drive he/she accidentally corrected the cooling system of video card , which returned M2010 to live.

CONFIRMATION:

1. First remove the top cover from the computer. There are 2 sides the plastic things. If you look at the back of your laptop you will see 2 small holes , one on every edge of the back. You stick something there it will loose the front cover.
2. unscrew all the screws hat have ">" or "<" signs next to them. there are something about 15-16 screws in total: this will allow you to open the cover under wich you can find the motherboard and stuff. When you open the cover pry to start the computer, and you will see that fans will not start even after 1-2 minutes after you hit the power button.
3. Remove the right hard drive and under it you will find screws A, B, C, D (silver) and also 1,2,3,4 (black) unscrew the black ones first, them remove video card with the cooling mechanism. now try to turn on the machine. you can see that after like 20-30 seconds fans start working which means that motherboard is fine and it was the video card that was giving problems.

SOLUTION:

1. I am not sure what causes the issue but I have fixed it this way:
uscrew silver screws and disconnect cooling part from the actual video card.

2. clean both, video card and cooling system not touching sky blue foam ICs. That staff is needed to cool the chips on the video card.

3. let them dry for an hour or so after cleening, than apply some Thermal compound, thermal paste and re assemble the video card with the cooling staff. (mek sure no screw is loose or something)

4. put it back and turn on the computer. If it works , whell .. it works now :)

if not then either you levae some liquid on the video card or screws are loose. try to play a bit with screws. but my personal suggestion is just to wait for a minute or two until video card gets hot and fixes liquid problems itself :)

Try it. It worked for me perfectly ...

Dell My XPS... • Answered on Jan 02, 2014


You could help by adding details of the model of your printing hardware. In Windows 7 or later, when you turn on the device and plug the USB, the system should automatically install the relevant drivers to make it functional. If the problem is acute, then I recommend you go to Control Panel and remove any Printer related drivers, and re-run the process.

Dell My XPS... • Answered on May 29, 2013


plz write :what internet browser you use ?and your windows ?and if it works in other pc or its works sometimes?

Dell My XPS... • Answered on Dec 13, 2012


This machine was designed for Vista and I am not sure that XP has the required drivers to load the mother board correctly.
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx?c=us&cs=22&l=en&s=dfh

The system, if configured to boot from the CD/DVD drive should take most of the OS before it seizes up.

Dell My XPS... • Answered on Jan 14, 2011


Check out ebay for a cable. Someone may be breaking one for spares.

Dell My XPS... • Answered on Dec 27, 2010


Have you read the posts on Dells website? Here's the Link
Just scroll down to the page..

Hope this helps you..

Thank you for your visit to FIXya.com

Dell My XPS... • Answered on Dec 08, 2010


Pretty much, you will need to try another video card

Dell My XPS... • Answered on Jun 13, 2010


Ensure it is still connected inside.

Dell My XPS... • Answered on Apr 11, 2010


There's this:
http://ophcrack.sourceforge.net/download.php?type=livecd
(There's an XP version and a Vista one.  Download the version for whatever is on your machine)

...it's a CD image that you burn to a CD, then boot from.  It uses rainbow tables to (hopefully) find your admin password.  Armed with your admin password, you should be able to restore.

Good luck!

Dell My XPS... • Answered on Mar 31, 2010


Which light flashes?

You can try to run the diagnostics, while the computer is off Press and hold the power button with the Fn key,
If you have bad hardware it will an annoying sound.

This can help minimize the problem.

If it gives you the sound you can post here the LEDs on the keyboard so i can tell you what it means or simply you can contact dell tech support for further help.

Dell My XPS... • Answered on Mar 11, 2010


As RAID uses block for block copy, a re-sync when adding in a new mirror on RAID 1 will take some time, and system performance will be affected during that time period. There is no indication in windows if the rebuild is complete as this is being done on a hardware level by the controller. Both Raid 5 and RAID 10 have added benefits , but alos require more storage (a lot more in case of RAID 10 as you will have effectivly 3 spares for 1 data.) Raid 5 has the best space/protection pay off, but will be slightly slower than both RAID 1 and RAID 0 as parity has to be calculated for each write. As caffineshark states your best option is to use a combination of the methods we have described:

1) Use the two SATA disks as RAID 0 for performance and reliability.
2) Make backup images of the boot volume using Drive Image / Ghost and store on external USB IDE drive, and then offsite.

If you make an image in the USB drive, make sure you run a verfiy of the image after creation to make sure it's valid.

This should allow you to restore in a DR sutuation, but also give you some decent HDD crash protection.

Dell My XPS... • Answered on Jan 29, 2010


The M2010 has a separate discrete video card from the motherboard.
http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m38.l1313&_nkw=M2010+video+card&_sacat=See-All-Categories
If the dots are not seen in Windows, then it might just be a BIOS glitch (Try flashing to most current)
I'd only bother with it if the problem exists in Windows and the Diagnostics

Dell My XPS... • Answered on Jan 23, 2010

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