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    Can't finalize CD-RW

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    YEA!!!! finally got my new 9300 in!!!! couple questions to fellow owners!!!

    Don't forget to burn yourself a copy of the restore info....or at least Ghost the hard drive. If the seller said the machine came with 2 batteries then that means you should have an extra pack with it. These newer Laptops won't take dual batteries (not that they really need duals)
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    Question on memory upgrade

    DDR2 like DDR 1 doesn't have to be installed in pairs, in fact, when you do install in pairs for dual channel the modules don't have to be exactly the same. You do need the same bus speed, but that's about it....even then you may not even need the same bus speed. The whole dual pack thing is...
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    So it doesn't work as well as I first thought...

    Alright, I know I stated in the FAQ that you can upgrade your Laptop's optical drive. There's one other thing I should add. I recently purchased a DVD RW drive from newegg with the intent of installing it in the fixed optical bay of my Inspiron 8200/C840.....Well, I got the Dell bracket...
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    lets get BF2 Wide!

    Actually, BF2 patch 1.03 added 1280x1024 resolution. The initial release didn't support that res and you had to add a command line switch to the Shortcut in order to run it.
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    The Ultimate Best Buy rip off story

    Actually, back when I worked for Best Buy, the in-store setup was free no matter if you bought the shitty PSP or not. We did it for all computers. In fact, Black Friday '03 we went through all of the cheapy desktops and started them up got to a desktop and reboxed them. I think this is an...
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    I-8500 vid card dying?

    Sounds more like the LCD cable getting weak at the flex joint than anything else. Dell seems to have an issue with these now and again. This usually crops up if the Laptop's never had a screen replaced in it. All the notebooks I've replaced screens on have never had this problem again once I...
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    Emachines M6805, is good NB?

    Not a bad deal for $850 US. overall they've been pretty good laptops, aside from the hinges cracking (which was a known issue with Arima/eMachines).
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    Is this laptop dead?

    yep, putting the WRONG AC Adapter on the machine would fry the motherboard first thing, it might even take other components with it.
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    BF2 questions before I get it

    If you think that BF2's tanks are too powerful, then you shouldn't buy the game. A good squad can take down tanks and APCs quite handily, I almost always play Spec Ops and usually get the AT kit in my group to start shooting at the enemy armor. All the while I creep up from behind or the side...
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    Is this laptop dead?

    Sounds like a motherboard to me. Unlike the 8000-8200 series Laptops, none of Dell's newer models have a DC power Daughtercard. Alot of times a no POST on those models can be fixed by buying a new DC Power Board ($25 off eBay.) Try booting it off the Proper AC Adapter without the battery, if...
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    Does Anyone Know What the Response Time is on the Inspiron 8600?

    Usually LCD response time isn't advertised on Laptops because you're stuck with whatever the OEM puts in there (that and response time isn't a huge determining factor in the purchase of a Laptop). HOWEVER, I have noticed that most Laptop LCDs look slightly better than Desktop LCDs in terms of...
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    Intel Employee program bundle announced

    Well, I got in on the deal 2 years ago cuz I worked at Best Buy, took them 2 months from the time I ordered till I received it. I was not in the 10k club I know that. Intel pretty much ships out to everyone that has a code no matter how long it takes. This year a friend of mine let me have...
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    BF 1.03 Patch doesnt PATCH

    Damn you, where were you when 2 hours ago? I had already installed the game :p Love the changes. I had such a high global score I got 3 unlocks so now I'm a staff sergeant.
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    BF 1.03 Patch doesnt PATCH

    Has anyone noticed that this patch makes no effort to detect where your install of BF2 is nor let you tell the patch where to patch? I bet that those of you that install to default directory don't have problems, but those of us that changed the install path are going to be in for an interesting...
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    I thnk the burner in my 9300 is faulty

    My friend's 9300 doesn't make that noise so yeah the drive's bad. HOWEVER, you are in luck, the Optical drive is considered a Customer replaceable unit. Tech support should be able to just send you a new Optical drive on-site warranty or no. They did that for my friend's i8200 for both the...
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    Valve screwed up HUGELY... cards saying declined, even though they're charged for DOD

    Geez people, Valve's CC processor probably fucked up. It happens, Steam or not. I don't know how many stories I've heard of card processors successfully charging a card only to tell the merchant that the card was declined. I'm not saying any of you guys are stupid, just mis-informed, after...
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    Whats some newer cell phones WITHOUT camera's on them??

    Alot of employers are afraid of employees with camera phones conducting industrial espionage or breaking NDAs (especially if they're government contractors) So much so some have prohibited employee cell phones PERIOD camera or no. Nextel has quite a few Moto models that don't have a camera...
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    External USB power button

    Check if your Laptop has power on by keyboard functionality, or if it supports an OEM docking station (not one of those BS USB docks) get one of those.
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    *THE* Notebook FAQ

    Make sure the Mini PCI isn't disabled in BIOS. I know I had to enable it on my i8200 to get my Cisco Aironet to work in it. The C610 had wireless available on it just like it's big brother the C810. One other thing to try is updating your BIOS as well.
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    Just ordered a Inspiron 1200 for a cheap laptop, hope it will be a good choice!

    The 1200 is pretty well put together considering it's Dell's cheapest. I've only had 2 that needed repairs since they were released. This latest generation looks to be putting me out of a job unfortunately.
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    BFG 6800OC in Dell Dim8300

    Nope, won't do anything. I've gone so far as checking each wire with a multi meter and the Dell PSU matches a normal ATX PSU. The only thing that usually doesn't match up is the color coding, but as we know Electricity doesn't care what color the insulation is. Alot of people are ill...
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    Why are game rentals so expensive?

    If they want me to pay $9 to rent a shitty (how am I supposed to know if it's shitty or not?) game, they can keep it. Hastings (video store chain based here in Amarillo) still only charges about $4 to rent a game for 7 days. Of course they aren't raising their rental prices because they sell...
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    Consoles killing PC gaming?

    No kidding, if anything, Wal Mart's increased the shelf space for PC Games in their newer stores. Gamestop's the tards that treat PC Games like chopped liver. Sadly, Wal Mart is my game store of choice (I won't spend a dime with those fuckers at Best Buy, long story, and don't get me started...
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    wow never new HL2 could look so good...

    Is it just me, or does Hi-res pack Alyx look like Katee Sackhoff (Lt. Starbuck) of Battlestar Galactica?
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    power adapters dell 9300 air/car

    Well, if you're never going to be needing to use your notebook on an airplane, you can just get a 150W inverter for your car. It's much cheaper than the Auto/Air Power supplies. Otherwise you'll have to go through Dell. AFAIK they RARELY ever licence their PSU tips to third party accessory...
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    New Case/Mobo for dell 4700

    Yeah, shouldn't have any problem migrating to a new PSU/case/mobo. Dell doesn't use special CPUs, they buy them in trays straight from Intel. The only time you'll find a Dell with a permanently attached CPU is in those ultra thin notebooks where the socket itself takes up too much space.
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    The days of Outrageous Dell Deals are coming to an end.

    Thank GOD, I'm tired of fixing those Piece of crap Dimension 2400s owned by people that barely know how to use the damn things and they still DEMAND to know why their computer failed. A detailed explanation of why the thing died is useless on them. Might as well be talking to a deaf person...
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    Dell 8100 RamBus Memroy

    I don't think anybody ever made a motherboard with Socket 423 that took DDR. PC133 yes, but not DDR. DDR chipsets didn't come until the Socket 478 days.
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    BFG 6800OC in Dell Dim8300

    You can put a new PSU in the 8300 just fine. Dell stopped using proprietary power supply connections back in the Pentium 2 days. I know for a FACT that the 8300's case and mainboard will take a standard PSU. Those PSUs that Dell uses are a bit weak for my liking.
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    Big issue with Dell laptop keyboard and mouse

    You got PM. You're in luck too, I own that model and have replaced several parts on it.
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    Can I leave my laptop on all the time?

    A Laptop with a Pentium M I wouldn't worry about running 24/7, though I'd set the HDD to turn off after being inactive. Your notebook is a DTR with a Dekstop CPU, I'd suggest at least putting it in standby, those desktop CPUs are hotter than a Pentium M at idle even and I just don't trust those...
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    Where to buy replacement battery?

    eBay will be cheapest usually, and $110 is the going rate for just about any battery from an e-tailer. Those fuckers price gouge like you wouldn't beleive. They want $60 for keyboards ($25 - 30 on eBay) $300 for mobos (Depending on model you can find some for HALF that).
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    Big issue with Dell laptop keyboard and mouse

    What model Inspiron is it? That would better tell me what's happening.
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    HardOCP's ATI CrossFire Evaluation

    Ah damn, I guess I wasn't paying attention to the articles here at the [H] (I got too many busted computers to fix and class I rarely have time to read anything)....that RIGHTEOUSLY pisses me off, my card does dual monitors by itself, but it sucks that just hooking it up to a second card negates...
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    Final Fantasy VII PC and current hardware

    Friend of mine has FF7 playing beautifully on his XP box. No problems at all from what he tells me. These sorts of things are YMMV though.
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    Free Gigabyte K8NSC-939 with 3200+ ($199 total)

    Personally, I don't find this deal all that [H]ot, but not bad. $200 for a 939 CPU and motherboard, not bad.
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    HardOCP's ATI CrossFire Evaluation

    The tech preview gave me high hopes for Crossfire, but once again the [H] comes through with an honest assessment of the finished product. It also appears from what Brent wrote in the article that Crossfire has NO multi-monitor support. Sorry ATi, but I MUST HAVE MY DUALLY MONITORS! I'm glad...
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    Xbox games prices(used)

    Best place to sell your games is local GameXchange franchises in your area. A friend of mine got better than Gamestop prices on 3 PS2 games he traded in. I think he ended up getting $7.50 each for em. Not alot, but it's better than Gamestop stealing them from you.
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