One of the great virtues of Linux is that it works great with old hardware, in general, so we penguins pay less for our computers. The two models are basically the same. I find that it sometimes pays to accept a problem that an honest seller discloses. Most of her problems are self inflicted. This causes the solder balls in the array to stress crack and become intermittent.
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I guess Microsoft does a good job marketing. The screen would go black or have a multi-color smeared pattern.
Beware! Dell D laptop with nVIDIA Quadro NVS M graphics card
I find nve it sometimes pays to accept a problem that an honest seller discloses. Alternately, start on page 3 of this PDF quadr of the actual settlement: September 27, Many of us buy used laptops to run our Linux OSs.
I can’t say why that is. Yup, I found it: One of the great virtues of Linux is that it works great with old hardware, in general, so we penguins pay less for our computers.
However, a couple of days later major problems started. The two models are basically the same. Booting up was always a challenge as sometimes I could see the boot menu, sometimes not. Home Help Search Login Register.
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The seller sold it so cheaply because of a damaged touchpad button, which I never use never did care for those things–prefer a mouse.
I can’t seem to connect to laitude link above just now What’s worse, these BIOS revisions just dog down the graphics subsystem and slow the machine down overall to prevent overheating. The D is garbage no matter what OS is installed. Visit the forum and search.
October 05, Yup – here it is: A buddy of mine bought a Dell D about a del later with the same video setup as the OP, and I wound up having to transplant an intel-video equipped D motherboard for him to get him going again. This causes the solder balls in the array to stress crack and become intermittent.
If ya cain’t stand it There are lots of cheap Ds available for sale on E-Bay and other websites. My Dell D with Intel graphics has been well behaved since about or so? I recently purchased a dirt cheap Dell Latitude D PCLOS runs on it flawless!
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Fell been long enough I forget when I bought it. There are various “home-brew” fixes for this involving pulling the motherboard and putting it in an oven at low temperatures to reflow the solder, but the most reliable solution in this case is to replace the motherboard. I think there’s more out there: If it ain’t broke, DON’T fix it!
If ya cain’t fix it, ya gotta stand it. This was the subject of a class action lawsuit in the US, with Dell and Nvidia both jointly held liable if I recall correctly.