20 Most Recent Dell Studio 17 Laptop Questions & Answers


Hard drive is failing. Reseat hard drive cables. If it does not work, have to replace hard drive. probably damage from overheating or powersurges.

Dell Studio 17... | Answered on Feb 19, 2019


Try starting with your windows disk and choose repair system.

Dell Studio 17... | Answered on Jan 05, 2018


Take a look at the event viewer (Start -> Run -> type "eventvwr" and hit OK) and see if there are any STOP errors right before or right after the reboot time. The machine is probably set to automatically restart after a blue screen STOP error (aka "Blue Screen of Death", or BSOD), but that's making it reboot too quickly for you to see the actual error. Post a new problem with the STOP error code and we can help you out further!

Dell Studio 17... | Answered on Dec 01, 2017


Ensure Bluetooth is installed and on in the notebook, then turn on the Bluetooth speakers, they should be detected by the system, then pair the devices in bluetooth manager.

Dell Studio 17... | Answered on Nov 21, 2017


Maybe its a driver problem ..i can check the settings for you....I can take remote access of your system and fix issue for you, one time charges USD 30; pay only if issue is resolved.
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Dell Studio 17... | Answered on Jun 16, 2017


There is an eject button on the DVD front. Feel along the tray opening.

Dell Studio 17... | Answered on Jun 06, 2016


Try booting it up in safe mode. At the startup continuosuly press the F8 key repeatedly
Once you get to the Bootup option, select Safe Mode
After booting into safe mode, click on Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Restore.
Restore to the date around when your laptop was working ok

Dell Studio 17... | Answered on Jan 05, 2015


Your DVD drive may need cleaning as the rollers inside could be sticky and jammed or broken.
If broken, you may have to replace it

Dell Studio 17... | Answered on Jan 05, 2015


Control Panel\All Control Panel Items
Select Region and Languages
Keyboard and languages

Dell Studio 17... | Answered on Jan 05, 2015


Depends, you will have to have it checked by a technician

Dell Studio 17... | Answered on Jan 05, 2015


An Eject button is usually near where the disc tray is. Locate it. If not, you can still go to My computer (XP), Computer (Win 7), find the drive and right click on it. Scroll down till you see the word 'Eject'. click on it and the tray should open. There is no other method on how to open a tray and get the disc out. if these two fail, it's time you took the Dell to a computer expert as these machines are really delicate. Hope this helps. Cheers

Dell Studio 17... | Answered on Jan 03, 2015


This will require about 2 hours time once you have collected the proper cleaning materials.
  • Cleaning materials:
  • Cotton swabs
  • Cosmetic foam rubber cleaning pads ( use only with naptha (lighter fluid), NOT alcohol)
  • Paper towels
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Water
  • Lighter fluid (naptha)
  • Fine tipped tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Kitchen strainer
  • Household cleaner, Windex or equivalent
  • Super Lube Dry Film spray (critical - DO NOT SUBSTUTUTE !) K-Mart automotive.
  • This is a PTFE (teflon) based lubricant which dries perfectly DRY and is ideally suited for this application.
Proceed as follows: DISASSEMBLE
IMPORTANT: Make a keyboard map so you know where each key goes.
Carefully pry each key loose with a small screwdriver and place in a container. They pop off. DO NOT use excessive force. There may be a small rubber piece for each key. Remove all of these and place in a separate container. CAREFUL, these are small and like to jump away.



CLEAN KEYBOARD

Clean the keyboard with cotton swabs SLIGHTLY DAMPENED with water. Replace these often and BE SURE they are only slightly damp. If they are too wet the excess water will contaminate the keyboard through capillary action. This will clean all water soluble contaminants like Coca-Cola, coffee, and sugar residue. For the very small places, cut the foam rubber into small pieces and use the tweezers, again SLIGHTLY DAMPENED, for cleaning. You must clean each and every key space, inside and out, this is critical since this is where the key touches and moves.
Repeat this procedure again using rubbing alcohol and cotton swabs but NOT the foam rubber as it disintegrates when used with alcohol.
Finally repeat this procedure using naptha (lighter fluid) and foam rubber. You can clean even the smallest key guides with small pieces of foam rubber and tweezers. This action will remove any petroleum based contaminants as well as the grease that is sometimes used on the wider keys which may have guide wires, for example, the SCACE BAR.



CLEAN KEYS
Some keys may have wires attached and some grease on them, clean these first with cotton swabs and naptha (lighter fluid). Remove all traces of the grease.
Place all keys in a kitchen strainer. Spray with household cleaner and let stand for 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with hot water and place keys on paper towels to dry. Let dry completely.


CLEAN RUBBER COMPONENTS
Place all rubber components in a kitchen strainer. Spray with household cleaner and let stand for 5 minutes. Use stopper in the sink so that you don?t lose these if they jump out of the strainer. Rinse these thoroughly with hot water and place on paper towels. Fold the towels over and press to squeeze most of the water out of the pieces. Let dry completely.
LUBRICATE KEYS
Place all keys bottom-up on a paper bag. Lightly coat the keys, at a 45 degree angle with Super Lube Dry Film lubricant. Do this from all 4 sides to assure penetration and coverage into the small and critical guide spaces inside each key. Let dry ( this happens nearly instantly). DO NOT overdue this step as the carrier solvent may affect the plastic.

LUBRICATE KEYBOARD
Mask off the laptop with paper and scotch tape. Apply lubricant (as above in LUBRICATE KEYS) to the keyboard and let dry.
All right, you now have perfectly cleaned and lubricated keys, keyboard, and rubber components.

REASSEMBLE
Place all rubber components into the keyboard.
Install keys with wires. Make sure wire is secured in the key, usually snapped into place. Place ends of wire in the guide slots adjacent to the key location as you align the key. Firmly press down to snap the key into place.
Install the rest of the keys by aligning and firmly pressing down.

Dell Studio 17... | Answered on Jan 02, 2015


Verify if the driver are installed , if everything is ok on this part
try this
Right click on desktop and select "Personalize". Next click on "Display". You should see "connect to a projector" on the left. Select it then select duplicate

Dell Studio 17... | Answered on Dec 14, 2014


This may be as simple as cleaning the camera lens. If it is working, there is nothing wrong with the software, it must be a hardware problem so wither the lens is dirty or may be scratched.

Dell Studio 17... | Answered on Nov 29, 2014


Darren,
After trying the steps in other post you could try a PC Restore.
Dell Factory Image Restore The Dellâ„¢ Factory Image Restore tool replaces PC Restore. Access it from the F8 boot menu.
Windows PC RESTORE
hennph, Windows 7 PC Restore
These are the steps in performing Windows 7 PC Restore:
Step 1: Backup important files and data
Step 2: Remove non-essential peripherals
Except for the monitor, keyboard and mouse, remove all external peripherals including scanner, printer, modem or network cables, Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), USB flash drive or other external Hard Drive, any other external devices (e.g. USB-attached devices), remove the computer from the docking station if you are using one.
Step 3: Restore the computer's software to original condition
Turn on the computer.
As the computer starts, press <F8> on the keyboard until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen.
Press the <Down Arrow> on the keyboard to select "Repair Your Computer" on the Advanced Boot Options menu, and press <Enter>.
Specify the language settings that you want, and click Next.
Log in as a user who has administrative credentials, and click OK.
Click Dell Factory Image Restore.
In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next.
Click to select the Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition check box.
Click Next.
The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.
When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer. The software is now installed as it was when the computer was first received.
Step 4: Restore your personal files and data from backups
Thank You,
Dell-Jesse L
Dell Social Media and Communities

Dell Studio 17... | Answered on Nov 12, 2014


Low memory problems could be low virtual (hard disk) memory.
Hard disk maintenance will free up hard disk memory space.
Hard disk maintenance should be carried once a month to make your computer run efficiently. This removes redundant and temporary files, recovers disk space and speed up hard disk access. Disk Cleanup should be done first - Click My Computer - then right click on the C drive then click Properties, then click Disk Cleanup - let it examine the C drive then it will calculate the amount of disk space it will recover, tick all the boxes to recover the maximum disk space and then Click OK and then Yes to perform these actions. If you have a D drive then repeat these steps on this drive too. Next the C drive needs to be Defrag. This process converts fragmented files into continuous files and this speeds up disk access and makes the hard disk not work as hard. Click on Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - Disk Defragmenter - click to highlight the C drive and click Analyse - then click Defragment. When this is completed repeat these steps for the D Drive if you have a D drive. Disk Cleanup and Defrag can take a long time to complete, especially if these tasks have not been for a long time.

Dell Studio 17... | Answered on Nov 05, 2014


Laptop LCD screen turned completely white
What can you do if the laptop LCD screen turned completely white? From my experience I can tell that this problem may be related to the following:
1. Loose connection between the video cable and the LCD screen.
2. Defective LCD screen.
3. Defective motherboard (I assume the graphics card is integrated into the motherboard).

When you turn on the laptop, it starts but the image on the screen is completely white right from the beginning.
Most likely you still can use the laptop with an external monitor. Just connect the monitor to the VGA port on the back or side of your laptop and then switch the video output from internal to external mode.
On Toshiba laptops you can toggle between internal and external screens using Fn+F5 keys. Hold down Fn and press on F5 until you get video on the external monitor.
On IBM laptops use Fn+F7.
On HP laptops use Fn+F4.
It’s possible that you have to use a different key combination on your laptop but you get the idea.
On some laptops, in order to be able to use the external monitor, you have to connect it to the laptop and then restart the laptop so the external monitor is detected by the laptop.
I noticed that in some cases the laptop screen may turn white because of poor connection between the video cable and the LCD screen. If you want to check this connection, you’ll have to take apart the display panel because the connector is located on the back side of the LCD screen.
I always check the video cable connection first. Reconnecting the video cable may fix your problem.
If reconnecting the video cable doesn’t help, most likely you have a problem either with the LCD screen or with the motherboard.
The best way to find out which one is causing the problem is testing the laptop with another working LCD screen. Without this test you’ll have to guess because as I mentioned before this could either bad motherboard or bad LCD screen.
You’ll have to disconnect the video cable from the LCD screen and the inverter board. After that you connect another working screen and test video.
The original screen is white but my test screen works normal and I can see the image. After this test I can tell that the problem must be related to the screen.
After I assembled everything back together and connected the original LCD, it’s still white.
CONCLUSION.
In my case this problem is related to the LCD screen and it has to be replaced.

Dell Studio 17... | Answered on Apr 22, 2014


Unfortunately it's a Dell. You should've had the problems sorted whilst still in warranty.

Dell Studio 17... | Answered on Mar 27, 2014


check cable, resolution , try reloading display driver, if all okay, change display must be broken.

Dell Studio 17... | Answered on Dec 16, 2013

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