kevpan815
3 Argentum

Re: XPS 630 HDD LED blinking all the time

The Speed Of How Often It Blinks Has Slowed Down Since The Recent DELL BIOS And NVidia Firm Ware Updates, However (It Now Blinks Less Often).
foehammer25
3 Argentum

Re: XPS 630 HDD LED blinking all the time

I think you have been staring at it too long hehe.
RedRepublik
2 Bronze

Re: XPS 630 HDD LED blinking all the time

Hi All,

 

Should I really be worried, I currently have a 630 on order, should I cancel while payment is waiting to be processed and order something different.

 

I am far from computer literate and I am not sure I would be able to carry out these short term fixes described in this thread.

 

This PC is a significant investment for me and the last thing I need is problems from day one

 

Regards and any advice would be appreciated

 

John

TDOGS630I
3 Silver

Re: XPS 630 HDD LED blinking all the time


@RedRepublik wrote:

Hi All,

 

Should I really be worried, I currently have a 630 on order, should I cancel while payment is waiting to be processed and order something different.

 

I am far from computer literate and I am not sure I would be able to carry out these short term fixes described in this thread.

 

This PC is a significant investment for me and the last thing I need is problems from day one

 

Regards and any advice would be appreciated

 

John


 

I wouldn't worry if I were you.  Your computer should have the latest BIOS and software that has fixed most of the issues.  It's a great computer for the money.
madmax2k1
2 Bronze

Re: XPS 630 HDD LED blinking all the time

Turning off the CD auto-run option in the registry solved this issue on my 630.
touchmaster
3 Argentum

Re: XPS 630 HDD LED blinking all the time

No not at all, I just got mine a few days ago and I love it!

XPS 630

Intel Core 2 Duo E8300 @ 2.83 GHz
nVidia GeForce 8800 GT 512MB
320GB Hard Drive
2GB Ram
Windows Vista Ultimate

shdbcamping1
3 Zinc

Re: XPS 630 HDD LED blinking all the time

RedRepublik,
you asked:
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Should I really be worried, I currently have a 630 on order, should I cancel while payment is waiting to be processed and order something different.

 

I am far from computer literate and I am not sure I would be able to carry out these short term fixes described in this thread.

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     If these statements are in fact true, my advice is Yes to be worried...YES to cancel... and Yes to order something different.

My recommendation would be the XPS420. I like it much better than the 630i i also had. I don't see any performance difference as a user. It might lag on a couple of benchmark tests but nothing that I have been able to notice. I have a lot of computer experience and the 630i gave me fits (not saying that they are all bad). My 420 is out of box perfect so far and cheaper, Hope this helps.

Sean

Message Edited by shdbcamping1 on 08-23-2008 01:15 AM
mikeonthebike
2 Bronze

Re: XPS 630 HDD LED blinking all the time

i just bought XPS 630i and I have Windows Vista Ultimate and it is perfect works great and no problems whatsoever with Vista. I have had XP Home for a long time and I think Vista is much better. No conflicts whatsoever. I have had this computer almost a month.
Message Edited by mikeonthebike on 08-24-2008 02:14 PM
Message Edited by mikeonthebike on 08-24-2008 02:14 PM
Xelkos
3 Argentum

Re: XPS 630 HDD LED blinking all the time

    That lil white light got annoying for a while, then went and bought some red fingernail polish and took care of that glaring strobe light. Took about 3 or 4 coats to dim it down.

 

    Don't know why Dell didn't add the LightFX color-changing to the Power and HDD Light too...

 

 

    Since upgrading to 64 bit Vista it does not blink as much, so it had to be a software issue. I turned a few things off, with help from Vistax64.com's Performance page.

XPS 630i Intel Core² (Wolfdale) 3.0 GHz; BIOS: 1.0.13; 4 GB DDR2 @ 800 MHz;
Hard Drives: 320 GB, NCQ Western Digital; 640 GB, Seagate;
Optical Drives: 48x Combo CD-RW; 16x DVD+/-RW; Creative X-Fi PCI Sound;
Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT w/ 512 MB; 19 in 1 Media Reader w/ Bluetooth;
Windows 7, 64-Bit (Primary), c/b Vista 32-Bit, 32 Bit (OEM); 2.4/5 GHz Wireless 1505 PCIe WLAN

staar23
2 Bronze

Re: XPS 630 HDD LED blinking all the time

Amazingly, the regedit CdRom Auto run fixed the fraking blinking light on my XPS 630 I bought in December 2008 with XP preinstalled. I guess this is a 'some but not all' fix.