*OFFICIAL* Alienware Area-51M R1 Owner's Lounge

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by ssj92, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. MogRules

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    Ernie can't lock threads, only the mods can. None of the AW/Dell employees are mods of my sub. It was locked to prevent confusion as people were clearly under the impression that they could ask questions there for the AMA.
     
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    Seriously?! Just left my headset ontop of my laptop for the night and now it has these marks!! WHAT KIND OF DISCOUNT STORE PAINT IS THIS!!?

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    Have you tried cleaning it off? For some reason (Mr. Fox iirc suggested its due to the use of recycled plastics with impurities) that this happens on some units. Magic Eraser might work. It seems to be some kind of weird reactive effect when in contact.
     
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    It won't go.

    Enviado desde mi HTC One M9 mediante Tapatalk
     
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    it will never go, this is why I applied sticker to this laptop, the bottom pad also became yellowish.

    Maybe the paint is reacting with other surfaces somehow, or, the base "primer" not suitable for the white color.

    You can find cheap replacement in Aliexpress, not the end of the world.
     
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    What I have considered in the future is buying an entire new chasis in black. Since the lid comes without a screen, I though in getting a 240/300Hz display.

    However, also considering talking to Dell about this and getting a refund or a color swap. This is unacceptable since this issue greatly impacts resale value once warranty is up. I mean, normal wear and tear is understandable... but this? This is unacceptable.

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    Another update for anyone following my exploits: I hit a new low this morning. Until now, the 6% drain only occured every 4 days, approximately. Yesterday was the most recent.

    Today, I turned the laptop on and it was at 6% drain. That's two days in a row! At this point I'm fed up. Dell refuses to acknowledge 6% drain in less than 24 hours as being anything but normal and I'm all out of troubleshooting ideas. I'm just going to let it ride and near the end of my 5 year warranty I'm going to hope something drastic doesn't happen that requires a completely new exchange...

    So I'll stop flooding this thread with my futile posts. Thanks, again, to all the participated. I'll keep up watching the thread, of course.
     
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    I would spam the guy (if i was hopefull) luckily i don't give a damn, and i'm looking forward to the R2 to see how much they managed to "improve" the machine.
     
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