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Anonymous
April 29, 2005 3:58:26 AM

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WE bought (6) 5150 in one shot. Within the last 2 weeks, about 2 months
after they surpassed their 1 yr warranty, 2 of them decided that if you move
them, they will reboot/crash. If you do not touch the machine they are
fine, but if for instance they have a keyboard, mouse and display plugged
in and you don't touch them, they work fine. But once you move them even a
millimeter, they shutoff. Coincidence or not? Sometimes you can type on
them and they work fine, but if you move the laptop ever so slightly left or
right, they will simply poweroff. The power actually shows that the
computer is running, but the display is black and you have to hold down the
power button for more than 4 seconds to power it off and reboot. I find it
very ineteresting that 2 of these machines out of 6, aka 33%, of them are
suddenly doing this. I wonder if this is a known issue, or if other's have
had this problem. Of course being out of warranty now, it is a $700 repair
according to Dell. But I think something is up here, I think there was a
manufacturing defect that might be proven if enough of these begin showing
up. At purchase this was a top of the line 3Ghz machine so we may not have
seen all the effects that may be coming. I will certainly be keeping an eye
out. If you have had this problem please contact me at
dmcguriman@yahoo.com.

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Anonymous
April 29, 2005 7:51:38 AM

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

"Dave McGuriman" <mcguriman@stoweaccess.com> wrote in message
news:1173c5jgev0n727@corp.supernews.com...
> WE bought (6) 5150 in one shot. Within the last 2 weeks, about 2 months
> after they surpassed their 1 yr warranty, 2 of them decided that if you
> move them, they will reboot/crash. If you do not touch the machine they
> are fine, but if for instance they have a keyboard, mouse and display
> plugged in and you don't touch them, they work fine. But once you move
> them even a millimeter, they shutoff. Coincidence or not? Sometimes you
> can type on them and they work fine, but if you move the laptop ever so
> slightly left or right, they will simply poweroff. The power actually
> shows that the computer is running, but the display is black and you have
> to hold down the power button for more than 4 seconds to power it off and
> reboot. I find it very ineteresting that 2 of these machines out of 6,
> aka 33%, of them are suddenly doing this. I wonder if this is a known
> issue, or if other's have had this problem. Of course being out of
> warranty now, it is a $700 repair according to Dell. But I think
> something is up here, I think there was a manufacturing defect that might
> be proven if enough of these begin showing up. At purchase this was a
> top of the line 3Ghz machine so we may not have seen all the effects that
> may be coming. I will certainly be keeping an eye out. If you have had
> this problem please contact me at dmcguriman@yahoo.com.
>
>
>


That particular model has known heat related problems. This is just a quick
shot from a google search:

http://p068.ezboard.com/fi5150usersfrm2

http://mtaulty.com/blog/archive/2004/11/01/847.aspx

http://reviews.cnet.com/Dell_Inspiron_5150/4852-3121_7-...
Anonymous
April 29, 2005 3:03:45 PM

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

In the last four months, I've dealt with two failed drives under warranty inside
clients' Inspiron 5150s... Ben Myers

On Fri, 29 Apr 2005 03:51:38 -0500, "S.Lewis" <stew1960@cover.bellsouth.net>
wrote:

>
>"Dave McGuriman" <mcguriman@stoweaccess.com> wrote in message
>news:1173c5jgev0n727@corp.supernews.com...
>> WE bought (6) 5150 in one shot. Within the last 2 weeks, about 2 months
>> after they surpassed their 1 yr warranty, 2 of them decided that if you
>> move them, they will reboot/crash. If you do not touch the machine they
>> are fine, but if for instance they have a keyboard, mouse and display
>> plugged in and you don't touch them, they work fine. But once you move
>> them even a millimeter, they shutoff. Coincidence or not? Sometimes you
>> can type on them and they work fine, but if you move the laptop ever so
>> slightly left or right, they will simply poweroff. The power actually
>> shows that the computer is running, but the display is black and you have
>> to hold down the power button for more than 4 seconds to power it off and
>> reboot. I find it very ineteresting that 2 of these machines out of 6,
>> aka 33%, of them are suddenly doing this. I wonder if this is a known
>> issue, or if other's have had this problem. Of course being out of
>> warranty now, it is a $700 repair according to Dell. But I think
>> something is up here, I think there was a manufacturing defect that might
>> be proven if enough of these begin showing up. At purchase this was a
>> top of the line 3Ghz machine so we may not have seen all the effects that
>> may be coming. I will certainly be keeping an eye out. If you have had
>> this problem please contact me at dmcguriman@yahoo.com.
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>That particular model has known heat related problems. This is just a quick
>shot from a google search:
>
>http://p068.ezboard.com/fi5150usersfrm2
>
>http://mtaulty.com/blog/archive/2004/11/01/847.aspx
>
>http://reviews.cnet.com/Dell_Inspiron_5150/4852-3121_7-...
>
>
>
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