from both polls u guys made, it seems that we may just be unlucky ppl with stubborn laptops
i found this in one of the threads in the dell forum:
schmieg: It's apparently a problem with some of the 8600 motherboards. My brand new one...
yes, me too, thats my worst fear at the moment-a problem with 8600 rather than the individual notebook.
i really hope it is just a problem for a few 8600 laptops and not all, just like the overheating issue with some 8600 owners...
Originally Posted by krjx
Dell really needs to look at this problem. After the first day when I had this problem multiple times and could not get the laptop to work for 2 hours, I have had this problem only once...
oh thats not that long. do tell us if u run into any problem. i have yet to see anyone with a 8600c free of these problems
anyway, dell sending the parts to technician, so i will get it fixed this monday. however my laptop is booting...
Originally Posted by remmeh
pck831: i have had no problems so far with my replacement.
thats slightly more reassuring knowing that at least someone has a working 8600, how long have u had it for?
i'm using a dothan 755 and 1 gb crucial ram. so it is a new system.
it also happens to banias(as in remmeh's case) but less often.
so there's still a possibility that we just got unlucky machines which don't function properly. i...