Originally Posted by NYCscorpio2000
SPEEDwithJJ, another thing I noticed when I first took off the keyboard was that it was missing the middle screw and one of the screws on the LCD with the rubber on it was not screwed all the way in... Dell need's to address these assembly line issues, esp. with a product as "upscale" as the XPS. I would not be suprised if Dell forgot to add thermal pads or paste on the graphics card or CPU... cuz when I use the XPS on battery the fan does not turn on, only when on AC does it run constantly.
Oh, keyboard missing the middle screw?!?!
Wow, I guess I'll have to strip every part of my M1210 to check. I'm worried about whether the assembly guys has put on any thermal paste on my CPU & GPU as well because the fans seems to go on continously after just 15 minutes of me turning on my system & doing almost nothing expect surfing the internet with even my LCD brightness set to the dimmest!!! The wind that is blowing out from the exhaust vent are pretty warm as well. This is really disturbing because it seems that every owner of the M1210 have got their fans working normally except ours....
Yep, with Dell now planning to save lots of money to improve customer service, the one thing I really hope for them to do is to really improve the standards of the assembly lines because if they could have got it right there, then they probably wouldn't have needed to invest so much money on CS, cause it seems obvious to me that quite a lot of the problems seem to come from there.
Furthermore, I wouldn't have mind waiting for my system a bit longer just so that they take some extra time to ensure assembly quality. I mean I would have like to have got it right the 1st time & not have to deal with such issues later on. In my opinion, this M1210 is such a great system but sad to say it is badly let down by assembly & maybe build.