What a dissappointment

Discussion in 'Dell' started by ChrisBr, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. ChrisBr

    ChrisBr Newbie

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    Just received my Dell 7577 via courier. Plugged in. Won't power up. Dead on arrival.

    I was sooooooo looking forward to using this machine. What great value. What a let down.

    Called the Dell service centre. Excellent service handling by the call centre agent. She was a pleasure to work through this. They offered a number of options (repair/ replace / refund). I chose refund just because I don't want to chance such an investment for the long haul if the out-of-the-box experience is like this on day one.

    2 weeks of waiting - now deflated.

    If anyone knows of another way to start this machine up I could look at trying it. Power cable connected and on. Blue LED on power cable is on. Power button just leads to keyboard lighting up for a fraction of a second and then nothing.
     
  2. Danishblunt

    Danishblunt Notebook Prophet

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    powerdrain, other than that just get a refund.
     
  3. don_svetlio

    don_svetlio In the Pipe, Five by Five.

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    Get a refund or RMA it - I don't think you can fix it on your own.
     
  4. John Ratsey

    John Ratsey Moderately inquisitive Super Moderator

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    You could try re-seating the RAM. I've known badly seated RAM (or bad modules) to cause this problem of a brief hint of life and then nothing: The BIOS starts, can't talk to the RAM and then shuts down.

    John
     
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  5. Raidriar

    Raidriar ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)

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    return it and buy something else
     
  6. ChrisBr

    ChrisBr Newbie

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    What about the Lenovo Y910 Ideapad ? any thoughts on this model?
     
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    nixliu Notebook Consultant

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    you can ask for a coupon
     
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    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    Just remember chris, ABA.....Anything but Asus. You think you would have issues with a dell? Asus is one hundred times worse in both quality and Customer service, so just run away from them! I would give the dell another try...
     
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    Vaardu Notebook Enthusiast

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    Asus gave me Hell. Tried using my warranty for a faulty keyboard (keys popped off whilst typing) but Asus didn't care and rejected my claim as "customer damage". I'm still livid thinking about it but I bought a new keyboard from a spare parts retailer and had that installed third-party. I may have voided my warranty getting it replaced but I couldn't care any less. Asus was OK a while ago but now they're just lazy, arrogant and if not really customer-unfriendly.

    Hope you got refunded @ChrisBr.
     
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    Falkentyne Notebook Prophet

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    The only way to get proper RMA service from Asus is to contact their Fremont office in Califorrnia. Assuming it's till there. There was an Asus forum rep (Not Raja @ Asus) who would try to handle all mishandled and bungled warranty issues(a lot of problems came from their third party warehouses like that one in Indiana or Wisconsin, that had college kids destroying parts and messing up everything), but I don't know if that guy is even around anymore. But usually people had better luck when they had their main USA office deal with the issues.
     
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