help with a dell laptop

hi i have a dell xps gen 2 laptop which i bought in 2005 its out of warranty now, last night my son was playing a game when it froze so had to turn off by power switch gave a white screen before went off. Any way today wont power p can hear dvd drive spinning but nothing else. contacted dell they said after 5 years no help so they offered me a deal an xps 15 laptop i5 processor 4gb ram blu ray drive, bluetooth 500gb hardrive for £400 plus my old xps
is it a good deal or any suggestions thanks

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When you turn it on you can hear the drive spinning, or can you hear it spinning before you even try to turn it on?

i think on these its a known failure graphics card have a look on dell forums ect

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davver99

i think on these its a known failure graphics card have a look on dell … i think on these its a known failure graphics card have a look on dell forums ect



thats what i have been told so is it worth fixing or trading in aprox cost of graphic card is £100 + £30 for fitting

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PhearFactor

When you turn it on you can hear the drive spinning, or can you hear it … When you turn it on you can hear the drive spinning, or can you hear it spinning before you even try to turn it on?



when you turn it on all you hear is the cd drive spinning but only when you turn it on

shadow1

thats what i have been told so is it worth fixing or trading in aprox … thats what i have been told so is it worth fixing or trading in aprox cost of graphic card is £100 + £30 for fitting



if it was me i would get the other one they are offering you how much are they selling them on website for ?? as you may get £100 ish for the old faulty one on ebay
Edited by: "davver99" 3rd Feb 2011

Original Poster

went to dell xps 15 site added all spec of offer £1200 was price sounds good as i only have to pay £400 but if you ring dell and ask for a best price on a system they usually come down in price.

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this is spec
Metalloid Aluminum Cover

PROCESSOR
Intel® Core™ i5-560M Processor (2.66 GHz,3M)

OPERATING SYSTEM
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English

SYSTEM RECOVERY
OS Media MUI Windows® 7 Home Premium (64 BIT) Resource DVD

OFFICE SOFTWARE
No productivity Software selected


SERVICES AND SUPPORT
3Yr Next Day Hardware Support

ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE PROTECTION
No Accidental Damage Support

DATASAFE ONLINE BACKUP
Data Safe Online Backup 2GB - 1 year license

SECURITY SOFTWARE
McAfee® Security Center 15 Month Subscription

LCD
15.6 FHD B+RGLED TL (1920x1080) 1080p with 2.0 Mega Pixel Integrated Camera

MEMORY
4096MB 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM [2x2048]

OPTICAL DRIVE
8x DVD+/-RW, & Blu-ray Disc™ combo drive (reads Blu-ray Disc™ & writes to CD/DVD

HARD DRIVE
500GB (7,200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive

MOBILE BROADBAND
Mobile Broadband Not Included

PRIMARY BATTERY
9-cell 90Whr Lithium Ion battery

GRAPHICS CARD
1GB NVIDIA® Gee Force® GT 420M Graphics Card

WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY
Intel® Wireless LAN 6200 2x2 802.11a/b/g/n card (EUR)

BLUETOOTH
Bluetooth Card 3.0 (EUR)

TV TUNER
TV Tuner Not Included

TELEPHONE CONTACT
YES - Dell may telephone me in relation to my order and related products and services


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