dell inspiron 8600 issues

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i have a couple of issues with my dell inspiron 8600:
1) the infrared port is unusable. was not able to detect it even after
upgrading the BIOS.

2) many of my CD-RW discs have become unusable after attempting to
write using the CD-RW/DVD+RW drive supplied by Dell.


3) the microphone input is practically usless if we need to give any
active signal. for example, i am unable to use the microphone input to
supply signal from TV tuner device which has eg:
http://www.snazzishop.com/reviews/Snazio%20PVR.pdf


4) the display (WSXGA) too seems to have problem. it turns white on
startup ...


5) the buttons provided in front of the pointer-stick are absolutely
useless because of their positioning. (the design is much better in
IBM thinkpad laptops)


wonder if someone could give some pointers to resolving the Infrared
port detection issue.. the Dell support has been able to resolve the
case.


thanks
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    sb wrote:
    > i have a couple of issues with my dell inspiron 8600:
    > 1) the infrared port is unusable. was not able to detect it even after
    > upgrading the BIOS.
    >
    > 2) many of my CD-RW discs have become unusable after attempting to
    > write using the CD-RW/DVD+RW drive supplied by Dell.
    >
    >
    > 3) the microphone input is practically usless if we need to give any
    > active signal. for example, i am unable to use the microphone input to
    > supply signal from TV tuner device which has eg:
    > http://www.snazzishop.com/reviews/Snazio%20PVR.pdf
    >
    >
    > 4) the display (WSXGA) too seems to have problem. it turns white on
    > startup ...
    >
    >
    > 5) the buttons provided in front of the pointer-stick are absolutely
    > useless because of their positioning. (the design is much better in
    > IBM thinkpad laptops)
    >
    >
    > wonder if someone could give some pointers to resolving the Infrared
    > port detection issue.. the Dell support has been able to resolve the
    > case.
    >
    >
    > thanks

    The CD writing problem is typically resolved by a choice of appropriate
    medium. Try different brands designed for the write speed of the drive.

    About the IR: in device manager, on the view menu, select show hidden
    devices. It might be on the list. What happens if you use the add
    hardware wizard?

    The white screen is from the backlight turning on before the display is
    active. I do not think it is a problem. Are you using the Dell WinXP
    installation?

    Q
  2. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    "sb" <sbrahme@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:dd284e95.0404240305.44c5e2c2@posting.google.com...
    > i have a couple of issues with my dell inspiron 8600:
    > 1) the infrared port is unusable. was not able to detect it even after
    > upgrading the BIOS.

    Go into the BIOS and turn it on.

    >
    > 2) many of my CD-RW discs have become unusable after attempting to
    > write using the CD-RW/DVD+RW drive supplied by Dell.
    >
    >
    > 3) the microphone input is practically usless if we need to give any
    > active signal. for example, i am unable to use the microphone input to
    > supply signal from TV tuner device which has eg:
    > http://www.snazzishop.com/reviews/Snazio%20PVR.pdf
    >
    >
    > 4) the display (WSXGA) too seems to have problem. it turns white on
    > startup ...
    >
    >
    > 5) the buttons provided in front of the pointer-stick are absolutely
    > useless because of their positioning. (the design is much better in
    > IBM thinkpad laptops)
    >
    >
    > wonder if someone could give some pointers to resolving the Infrared
    > port detection issue.. the Dell support has been able to resolve the
    > case.
    >
    >
    > thanks
  3. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    It is certainly user error. Dell is simply perfect. Could not be the fault
    of the Dell machine.
    "sb" <sbrahme@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:dd284e95.0404240305.44c5e2c2@posting.google.com...
    > i have a couple of issues with my dell inspiron 8600:
    > 1) the infrared port is unusable. was not able to detect it even after
    > upgrading the BIOS.
    >
    > 2) many of my CD-RW discs have become unusable after attempting to
    > write using the CD-RW/DVD+RW drive supplied by Dell.
    >
    >
    > 3) the microphone input is practically usless if we need to give any
    > active signal. for example, i am unable to use the microphone input to
    > supply signal from TV tuner device which has eg:
    > http://www.snazzishop.com/reviews/Snazio%20PVR.pdf
    >
    >
    > 4) the display (WSXGA) too seems to have problem. it turns white on
    > startup ...
    >
    >
    > 5) the buttons provided in front of the pointer-stick are absolutely
    > useless because of their positioning. (the design is much better in
    > IBM thinkpad laptops)
    >
    >
    > wonder if someone could give some pointers to resolving the Infrared
    > port detection issue.. the Dell support has been able to resolve the
    > case.
    >
    >
    > thanks
  4. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
    news:D-2dnW2YMeySzRbdRVn-hw@comcast.com...
    > If you believe that, then you too are stupid. When someone else posts
    using
    > my name, they are impersonating me. In the US, that is blatantly illegal.
    >

    I'd keep quiet if I were you Tom, you're starting to show your lack of
    intelligence.

    I'm sure you aren't the only Tom Scales in the world and I'm sure you don't
    have a copyright against your name.

    Hence, anyone can post as Tom Scales as long as he/she doesn't make
    assertions that he/she *is* you, i.e "my name is Tom Scales and I live at
    xxxxxx".
  5. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    Shove it.
    "Glenn Banwell" <postmaster@127.0.0.1> wrote in message
    news:5GNic.1047$2f3.7999616@news-text.cableinet.net...
    >
    > "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
    > news:D-2dnW2YMeySzRbdRVn-hw@comcast.com...
    > > If you believe that, then you too are stupid. When someone else posts
    > using
    > > my name, they are impersonating me. In the US, that is blatantly
    illegal.
    > >
    >
    > I'd keep quiet if I were you Tom, you're starting to show your lack of
    > intelligence.
    >
    > I'm sure you aren't the only Tom Scales in the world and I'm sure you
    don't
    > have a copyright against your name.
    >
    > Hence, anyone can post as Tom Scales as long as he/she doesn't make
    > assertions that he/she *is* you, i.e "my name is Tom Scales and I live at
    > xxxxxx".
    >
    >
    >
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    "Hal Fore" <halman43@msn.com> wrote in message
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    > Tom is such a goof!

    I'm a little concerned for his mental well-being.

    Apparently he's not content with telling the world how wonderful Dell are in
    this newsgroup, he's been doing it in a Compaq newsgroup as well.

    In the name of God, someone help the poor man.
  7. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    This is surely the pot calling the kettle black!

    "Glenn Banwell" <postmaster@127.0.0.1> wrote in message
    news:euyjc.3748$so5.28674243@news-text.cableinet.net...
    >
    > "Hal Fore" <halman43@msn.com> wrote in message
    > news:108ospf4qagdf5f@corp.supernews.com...
    > > Tom is such a goof!
    >
    > I'm a little concerned for his mental well-being.
    >
    > Apparently he's not content with telling the world how wonderful Dell are
    in
    > this newsgroup, he's been doing it in a Compaq newsgroup as well.
    >
    > In the name of God, someone help the poor man.
    >
    >
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