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Forum: Hardware & Devices 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
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Posted By fireberd
Here is the link to the Dell laptop support...

Here is the link to the Dell laptop support forum. Maybe someone there has something to offer.
Latitude - Dell Community (https://www.dell.com/community/Latitude/bd-p/Latitude)
Forum: Hardware & Devices 23 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By fireberd
He's got two that were working and now two with...

He's got two that were working and now two with exactly the same problem. This is strange, or something was done prior to both not working.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Day Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By fireberd
That is strange that no beeps on power on self...

That is strange that no beeps on power on self test, since the Dell diagnostics show its not present.
Did you do anything to the PC's such as a BIOS update before this happened?

Try resetting...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Day Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By fireberd
At power on, is there any Beeps? If not that...

At power on, is there any Beeps? If not that suggests the drives are OK. F12 should allow you to access the Dell diagnostics and you can test the drives. If there are no diagnostics on the drives,...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 4 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By fireberd
May not be the battery but its my first thought,...

May not be the battery but its my first thought, and what I would do.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 4 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By fireberd
First thing I would do is replace the CR2032 coin...

First thing I would do is replace the CR2032 coin cell battery that is for the CMOS memory, located on the motherboard.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 4 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By fireberd
Check the BIOS and see what it is detecting. If...

Check the BIOS and see what it is detecting. If its only 4GB, Powered off the PC ten open the case and reseat (unplug then plug back in) the memory modules. Then power on and see what the BIOS is...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 5 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By fireberd
The PC capabilities does not determine which...

The PC capabilities does not determine which version of Windows is installed. Sounds like you have a 32 bit Windows installed instead of 64 bit. The most logical reason.

Download and run the...
Forum: Backup and Restore 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 598
Posted By fireberd
The easiest thing to do is use the Free Macrium...

The easiest thing to do is use the Free Macrium Reflect and make an "image" (backup) of the entire drive to the new 2TB drive. Then you can restore the entire drive to whatever new drive you want to...
Forum: Drivers 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By fireberd
Yes, I met George once. His former Band Manager...

Yes, I met George once. His former Band Manager and backup singer is retired and lives about 20 miles from me.
Forum: Drivers 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By fireberd
My ASUS ROG Maximus motherboard has the custom...

My ASUS ROG Maximus motherboard has the custom panel. Must be built into the sound chip as I see no way around it.

I'm using the Realtek driver direct from Realtek site.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 874
Posted By fireberd
My take, a bad keyboard and it will require...

My take, a bad keyboard and it will require replacing. I had a problem with a key on an old Acer laptop and had to replace the keyboard.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,359
Posted By fireberd
Glad to hear you got it sorted out. I had asked...

Glad to hear you got it sorted out. I had asked about the discs and a different batch early in the thread.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,359
Posted By fireberd
My take its a bad drive.

My take its a bad drive.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,359
Posted By fireberd
I'm leaning towards the mentioned "calibration". ...

I'm leaning towards the mentioned "calibration". If it does not calibrate the laser properly for whatever reason it won't read the disc properly. Why only certain discs? Its not software or others...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,359
Posted By fireberd
As an "old time" computer tech (I'm retired and...

As an "old time" computer tech (I'm retired and worked as a help desk manager) that has worked many drive problems (I'm a user support on the Dell forums since 2002) and I still think there is a...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,359
Posted By fireberd
The only thing left is a hardware problem with...

The only thing left is a hardware problem with the drive, since they read in other drives. This is a real possibility considering the age of the unit.

I would suspect the calibration is not...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,359
Posted By fireberd
There are no 3rd party drivers for optical drives...

There are no 3rd party drivers for optical drives (CD/DVD) just the default built in Windows drivers.

Still sounds like a problem with the drive. (I had an early i5 Lenovo). Can you take a disc...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,359
Posted By fireberd
Could be a dirty laser. Clean the laser lens and...

Could be a dirty laser. Clean the laser lens and see if that helps. Burned VS commercial discs require different laser light intensity. Then again it could just be a defective drive, even though...
Forum: Sound & Audio 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 1,186
Posted By fireberd
Do you have a System Restore point that is BEFORE...

Do you have a System Restore point that is BEFORE the problem? If you do try that.

Not sure how to access the BIOS, some systems its F2 at boot, some F8, some DEL, etc. Your screen should show...
Forum: Sound & Audio 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 1,186
Posted By fireberd
According to an internet search this has Realtek...

According to an internet search this has Realtek ALC888S – High Definition

Did the PC sound work OK before? or has it never worked

Check the BIOS to see if the sound is accidentally disabled. ...
Forum: Sound & Audio 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 1,186
Posted By fireberd
The AMD High Definition Audio is ONLY for HDMI...

The AMD High Definition Audio is ONLY for HDMI audio, its not the usual PC audio.


Your PC audio is another device, such as Realtek, Conexent, etc. In the device manager either the hardware as...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 10 Jun 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 397
Posted By fireberd
I don't know why the ODD driver worked. In...

I don't know why the ODD driver worked. In modern OS' including Win 7 the only driver for optical (disc) drives is the built in Microsoft/Windows drivers. I do support on the Dell forums and have...
Forum: Sound & Audio 07 Jun 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,298
Posted By fireberd
This problem is hard to pin down. What fixes or...

This problem is hard to pin down. What fixes or helps on one PC may not work on another.

However, with a desktop I wouldn't use Wi-Fi unless there is no other option. I've used 100 foot...
Forum: Sound & Audio 06 Jun 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,298
Posted By fireberd
It also happens in Windows 10 but seems to be...

It also happens in Windows 10 but seems to be less of a problem.

I use to visit Recife many times.

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