Solved There are no screw holes by monitor port on my Dell inspiron

September 5, 2012 at 07:18:00
Specs: Windows 7
It has the monitor connection but no screw holes by it. Hard to get monitor cable on securely enough to stay there, in fact one cable won't shove onto the connection well enough at all.

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September 5, 2012 at 20:38:04
"Laptops don't have screw holes by the adapter sockets, simply because it isn't generally considered that they would be used for long-term connections"

Sorry but I absolutely disagree with this statement. I've worked on dozens and dozens of laptops through the years and I have never seen one without the screw holes. The Inspiron seems to be a rare bird without the holes. Perhaps this is a new trend.



#1
September 5, 2012 at 07:48:39
Post the model of your Inspiron and give us some history. Is this a new computer? Are you connecting to a on board the motherboard video port or is this an add in card?

Sounds like the extension studs may have been removed.


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September 5, 2012 at 12:13:35
New, given to me by son. Inspiron N5110. I have an image of the back side, showing the monitor port, but I don't see how to send it/attach it. Simply: Beside the port, there are no holes, nothing. The port - the female connector - is recessed enough that it's difficult to even shove the cable unto it satisfactorily. Maybe we have a manufacturing omission? Posted image on a blog, maybe this will work:
Post: N5110 Port image
Link: http://danielsscrapheap.blogspot.co...

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#3
September 5, 2012 at 12:53:10
Hi Daniel, to access the link you have supplied, one needs an email address and password.

Please post the picture(s) elsewhere so we can view.

Perhaps you should call and ask Dell as the machine is new.

Take care to not force cables onto a connector or socket.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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#4
September 5, 2012 at 13:48:27
Modern laptops don't have screw holes by the adapter sockets, simply because it isn't generally considered that they would be used for long-term connections, they are only really provided for attaching projectors & suchlike.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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#5
September 5, 2012 at 17:52:04
Good point johnr.

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#6
September 5, 2012 at 17:57:57
Hi Daniel, to access the link you have supplied, one needs an email address and password.

And even with an Email address and password which i have you still need an invitation form the account holder to view the blog.

Stuart


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September 5, 2012 at 20:38:04
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"Laptops don't have screw holes by the adapter sockets, simply because it isn't generally considered that they would be used for long-term connections"

Sorry but I absolutely disagree with this statement. I've worked on dozens and dozens of laptops through the years and I have never seen one without the screw holes. The Inspiron seems to be a rare bird without the holes. Perhaps this is a new trend.


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#8
September 5, 2012 at 20:39:24
ok I will buy that as it applies to this Dell. First time I've seen that. My work HP laptop is just now going out of warrantee, and it has the full thing to secure the screws. The cable I was testing with, on a table, came out just enough that it lost the projection.. The situation I'm going to be in in a few days won't be on a stable table, I guess I should be pleased that at least some companies are saving money by not providing the full security. I had to shove it in a bit much before the monitor got the signal. I do appreciate the responses, quick and right on it.

Oh, and the (new) Dell has two USB ports, no provision for docking station. 2nd USB port doesn't handle wireless mouse very well. I didn't choose the machine. The work HP has 4 USB ports, one of them USB3.0.


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#9
September 5, 2012 at 22:59:19
Yes, docking stations are a thing of the past as well. Two USB ports is definitely a bit stingy, though three does seem to be the norm, I guess they expect you to make use of a small USB hub I guess if you need it, & they probably sell them as well!!.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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#10
September 6, 2012 at 06:57:13
When I first read this thread I didn't think about laptops. Don't know why.

I have a six month old HP laptop and no screw holes. Also has 4 USB ports. 2 left, 2 right.

My wife works for a very large company. Part of her work requires traveling with a laptop. That same laptop serves as her primary computer when at the office by means of a docking station They are not a thing of the past. Her laptop is new.


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#11
September 6, 2012 at 09:09:35
OthHill, You have a different model than my work HP, mine has three on the left, and the USB3.0 on the right. So I guess it's changing for HP also... to save money...

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