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Well.. this sucks. Anything different than the way it came from the factory and my laptop breaks. I flashed back to A05 and installed the original video drivers. Any bios beyond A05 messes with things. The newer video drivers posted screws things up.. Which claim to fix
Didn't get a chance to call Dell yet, as I found a few threads @ www.notebookreview.com which has sections specifically for our laptops. I followed what they did, but I did/am not having the success they have found

Has anyone else tried the newer beta drivers with any success? R279612
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post #252 of 671
I am still with a half-working lappy I wish I could use it, but the screen is all messed up, I think it was not handled properly when shipped... Called Dell on the 06-10-10; they said they would send something out but I have yet to receive anything
It should have taken a month or so, but now it's far over that! Will need to speak with some managers I guess... I want that matte back with OPTIMUS technology...
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post #253 of 671
As of yesterday I am the proud owner of an Alienware m9700i-R1 laptop! Installing Windows 7 64-bit on it as we speak!
    
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post #254 of 671
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Originally Posted by shnur View Post
I am still with a half-working lappy I wish I could use it, but the screen is all messed up, I think it was not handled properly when shipped... Called Dell on the 06-10-10; they said they would send something out but I have yet to receive anything
It should have taken a month or so, but now it's far over that! Will need to speak with some managers I guess... I want that matte back with OPTIMUS technology...
Ouch I'd call Dell everyday until it was taken care of, or demand/threaten for a complete refund. I was on the phone with Alienware support for almost 2 hours yesterday while they remotely messed up my laptop and determined I have a bad motherboard. My AlienFX controller stopped working on top of it all so I have no lights either
Have to use a flashlight to see my shortcut buttons They told me 24-48 hours so it better be or I'm calling and harrassing them
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post #255 of 671
I've had my m11x for about 3 weeks now and I LOVE it! It's perfect for what I need, portable gaming. I upgraded the stock 160GB HDD to a 500GB Momentus XT over an SSD since i'd rather more storage than speed.
This thing is exactly what i've been trying to find. The backlighting is just like a cherry on top too!
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post #256 of 671
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Originally Posted by Vargess View Post
Ouch I'd call Dell everyday until it was taken care of, or demand/threaten for a complete refund. I was on the phone with Alienware support for almost 2 hours yesterday while they remotely messed up my laptop and determined I have a bad motherboard. My AlienFX controller stopped working on top of it all so I have no lights either
Have to use a flashlight to see my shortcut buttons They told me 24-48 hours so it better be or I'm calling and harrassing them

Yeah I was just waiting to have some time to call them... last time I spent 20 minutes just being transfered from one place to another >.<

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Originally Posted by OrphaGn View Post
I've had my m11x for about 3 weeks now and I LOVE it! It's perfect for what I need, portable gaming. I upgraded the stock 160GB HDD to a 500GB Momentus XT over an SSD since i'd rather more storage than speed.
This thing is exactly what i've been trying to find. The backlighting is just like a cherry on top too!
Momentus XT is almost as quick as my desktop SSD at 99% of the tasks, so it's a GREAT bargain!
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post #257 of 671
Yeah I spent an hour 45 minutes on the phone with support so they can tell me what I already knew
The guy came and out replaced my board. He did ok but he kept having to look back at his instructions to take it apart and such. I'll have to fix the palm rest tho.. he didn't do it right. He tried to force it in place so he better not have broken something.. it is plastic afterall

But everything works as it should now . So hopfully they will get yours done quickly and accurately as well.

I just got my new Logitech G700 mouse for this laptop in Gotta go check it out and maybe write a review for it.
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post #258 of 671
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Momentus XT is almost as quick as my desktop SSD at 99% of the tasks, so it's a GREAT bargain!
It's so awesome, my m11x boots up faster than my gaming rig now, which makes me want to get another XT, but I don't wanna go through the hassle of cloning drives and getting misaligned partitions haha
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post #259 of 671
I need your guys' help/advice. I bought a used alienware m9700i-R1 which is pretty much a m9750. I bought a charger for it and it is made for the m9750 and it is 19v and 7.83 amps. The m9700i-R1 on the bottom of the battery says 19v and 9.5amps. Will using this OEM charger for a 9750 damage my computer or the power brick in any way? Also, will it supply it with enough power to run games. I still have the option to return it, but I would have to pay shipping on it plus there might possibly be a 30% restocking fee. Thanks
Edited by genji - 9/16/10 at 8:31pm
    
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If the charger you have works to charge the laptop it should work while it's gaming as well. I'm no expect on chargers but I'd try and get something that's at least 8.5amps if the original was 9.5.
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