Steady Dell Decline



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I have been using an HP Pavilion DV 5000 series laptop for the past coupla years and no issues of any kind regarding hardware. We all have our favorites, but after reading so many comments about the Toshiba overheating and Dell having issues of this kind (and some other kind too) I decided to try HP. My second option was going to be a Mac so considering the price tag I'm a happy camper =)



 include some fx with smoke coming out, should get some attention.


Acer Aspire 5610z,Vista HP, No problems with Vista... so far, but I'm learning Linux, just in case.

Acer Aspire 5315-2153, $348 Walmart Special,Mandriva Linux 2008.1 Spring Edition,VirtualBox 1.6.0



Lol...That is awesome, I will have to remember that.



dude if u want your laptop to be replaced you gotta say one sentence, my laptop is too
hot to touch and it burnt me while i was using it . i use to work for dell and if 
some one said that we had to replace it no matter what the past history
was on it. any ways if that dont work then just tell them they either 
replace it or your sending it back to them and will be expecting 
a full refund that usly jerks there eyes open.


Dell just released a BIOS update for most of their notebook
lines, Vostro, Latitude and XPS lines.  It looks like there is a
"weak die packaging material set" for the GPU causing it to overheat,
and eventually failure.  The BIOS update is only a temporary or semi
preventative measure.  Dell suggest to user affected to contact them, but
more than likely, you will need to send them the notebook, since the
only fix after the fact is to replace the damaged motherboard/GPU.

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