Dell Latitude E6400 Laptop Computer PC Desktop Questions & Answers
After playing game for 10 mins or so.... screen just goes black .help
If the screen is going dark after 10 minutes of gaming then something is overheating.It is probably the video card. The latitude series computers were not designed for gaming. They are a business line of computers with basic intel video.
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How can i get my webcam on my pc
It is possible that you don't have one; webcam is an optional feature on that model.
I suggest downloading some free webcam software and seeing if it lists a webcam as one of the possible sources; if it does, then it should be a simple matter to track down where it is viewing from.
How to make it run faster
If your computer has less than 1Gb RAM then install more RAM will help. If you have a virus program installed, it is most likely is running a scan on your hard disk. It can slow down your computer especially if you have a large hard drive. To make your computer (hard disk) lean and mean, uninstall any programs you do not use. Also you need to maintain your hard disk by running Disk Cleanup this will remove old temp files and old compressed files etc. This will reduce the number of files the virus scanner has to scan. Plus running Defrag. this makes your files contiguous so the system can access files off the hard drive quicker because it does not work as hard.. Disk Cleanup and Defrag should be carried out at least once a month. If you have 512Mb of RAM installed then installing more RAM will speed up your computer. After installing your graphics card, you may need to disable the built-in graphics card in the BIOS for the new graphics card to work properly.
Have to reset screen resolution every time
albrechtchri,To resolve this issue you may want to reinstall the video card drivers into the system. This should resolve you having to change the resolution every time you start up the computer. If you need to download the drivers for your Latitude E6400 you can click the link below and choose the the video card that you have installed in your computer.Dell Latitude E600 Driver Download Page
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Key board is either bad or the cable has come loose on the mother board either way i would take out the keyboard and check if its in fact a loose data ribbon if not the key board for the e 6400 is pretty cheap maybe 10 to 12 bucks.... here are instructions on how to remove the keyboard.
I can't open my web cam
Go to the manufacturer's website (for example: Logitech.com) and download the software and driver for you specific model.
I can't find my webcam?
For the Latitude E6400 the webcam was optional. Can you physically see it above the screen? You can see the camera hole centered above the screen in the picture here:
If you can see the webcam, or have used it before, try going to this website to see if the computer can still use it:
It will ask you to allow flash to use your webcam / microphone, once you allow it, the camera should turn on and display a picture. If you don't have a camera it will say no camera is detected.
How can i use my
Your Dell Latitude E6400 laptop comes with a built-in webcam at the top of the LCD screen. This camera can take still pictures and record video for use with video messaging. You can access the camera via a software program already installed on the computer. This program can be accessed right from the desktop screen.
1.Turn on your Dell Latitude and click on the "Start" tab on the main desktop screen. A list of options will appear in a drop-down window.
2.Click "Dell Webcam" from the list of options in the window.
3.Click on "Dell Webcam Center" and the program will open. A capture window will appear on screen. Beneath the capture window will be a control panel.
4.Click on the camera icon to take a still photo.
5.Click on the "Record" button to record video with the webcam.
I hope you find it helpful. Best regards.
How do you turn radio
On either the right-hand (I believe) or left-hand side, there should be a switch. Flip it to the "on" position to turn the wifi/bluetooth radio on.
I tried to install my
First install this software active web cam you also can download and after that click the software and follow the instructions.
This will work.
Ie automatically close
Try opening IE in safe mode. If its not closing then there is some add on causing this problemYou need to uninstall the add on. If that's not working uninstall and re-install IE.Any doubts you can get in touch with a technician through www.thebestpcdoctor.comToll Free: 877 407 9229
Dell E6400 Monitor Flickers and
The overheating is caused by:
- Clogged heat exchanger
- Slow or failing fan
- Poor contact with heatsink and processor
If under warranty, contact tech support for repairs (800)624-9896 USA
If not under warranty, try clearing the heatsink via canned compressed air, you should be able to access it easily after removing the bottom cover. If no help. try arctic silver heat transfer compound between the heatsink and the processor. If the fan fails diagnostics, replace the fan (easy to get on ebay)
For the flicker, try reseating the video cable to the motherboard
I have latitude E6400,th antenna status light (top
#1 ensure the wireless switch on the right side of the chassis is in the forward (On) position (I accidentally turn my wireless off about once a month putting the system in my carry bag.)
#2 if no change reset BIOS defaults
#3 Fn + F2
How do i turn on
Open Control Panel, switch to Classic View, and lok for the Bluetooth icon. You can double-click this and it will show you all the settings for your Bluetooth.
The camera is right atop your monitor screen-- it's very small.
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