Dell Studio 15 1558 Thread

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  1. anodize

    anodize Notebook Deity

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    Get a backlit kb from ebay and install it using Dell service manual. Here you go: Documentation Takes less than 5 minutes to do it. All you need is a screw driver.
     
  2. URPradhan

    URPradhan Notebook Deity

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    Hope you know Ctrl + plus key (+) to Zoom-in with your favorite browser. Also hope you know there is a setting called DPI setting on OS display setting. In a >15" laptop full hd is essential for better screen real estate. 1366x768 resolution sucks in a >15" laptop and a deal breaker.
     
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    compsavvy Notebook Enthusiast

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    Has anybody experienced any problems after sleep and resume???

    When I resume after sleep, the discharge rate seems to be higher. this I have observed using everest ultimate

    In normal circumstances, the power consumption is 1200mw(sic)(as reported by everest but it should be 12000) while after resume it seems to be around 1500

    I am on bios a06

    Anybody, who could confirm??

    ANother thing, charging seems to stall after hitting 80% and gradually charge rate drops from 2800 mw to 300mw
     
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    kharma45 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks very much, might just give it a go :D
     
  5. DanP47

    DanP47 Newbie

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    Hi, I have a Studio 1558 and am looking to upgrade my wireless card. It came with a Dell Wireless 1397 Mini Card, and I want to upgrade to one that is n-compatible.

    I have been looking at the Intel Wifi Link 5300 which looks quite good. This one works with my laptop right? Also, are there any other good, fairly cheap wireless cards that you would recommend?

    One last thing, where is the wireless card located on the laptop and is it easy to upgrade?

    Thanks

    EDIT: Another thing I've just noticed is that there is a half minicard and a normal minicard, which one do I want?
     
  6. Jako

    Jako Notebook Evangelist

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    Half mini, Intel 5300, 6200 or 6300
     
  7. krazyphire

    krazyphire Notebook Consultant

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    Have you actually gotten the Intel-6300 to work? I've seen posts saying it didn't
     
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    m_bisson Notebook Enthusiast

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    Don't expect a big difference by upgrading to N....
     
  9. mattstl77

    mattstl77 Notebook Evangelist

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    I got a 720p display on 1558 and I love it. If I came from a laptop that has a 1080p, I may have been disappointed. I have been taught that 1080p on anything smaller than a 37" is just overkill. But to each their own, right?
     
  10. anodize

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    Right. All depends on how your eyes were "trained." For me, I am too used to the 1080 resolution.
     
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