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Dell Computer--Again---I am starting to hate My Dell!!!!

  1. Michael Willis profile image77
    Michael Willisposted 6 years ago

    11 days...2 new keyboards, new hard drive (2nd in a year), LCD replaced last year, Vista crashed and new hard drive came with Vista and using new Vista until full install of Win 7 arrives.....tonight...part of keyboard stops working again!!!!!

    Spent last 3 hours on phone with Dell (India again) about computer. "AGAIN"

    This has become a daily occurence the past 11 days.

    Dell tech suggest a computer replacement with a refurbished computer!

    I don't think so!!!!!   If anything like cell phones you are far worse off and then your warranty is down the drain and you get screwed!

    Once again a tech will come to the house this week and THIS TIME...MotherBoard will be replaced.

    Gee...I thought Dell was supposed to be a Quality Brand Computer.


    When all is done...I will have to write a HUB about my experience with Dell, their customer service and their quality of computer.  Task, tsk...will not be a very good review I can say now. May even give a report to BBB.(Better Business Bureau)

    If you sell low quality products you should sell them at a Cheap price!

  2. thranax profile image58
    thranaxposted 6 years ago

    Dell a quality brand? LOL.

    Dell's are only better then eMachines.

    Get a sony im on year 5 or 6 now. No upgrades running xp.

    ~thranax~

    1. Michael Willis profile image77
      Michael Willisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I am starting to regret the Dell. I liked XP. Wish I had XP again...better yet...Windows 98 SE

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        True Michael 98 was lightweight and used a tiny amount of resources. XP was quite reliable if a bit hungrier on resources.

        Many brand name computers have all sorts of lockouts built in to the bios that prevent us from changing components without changing settings on the motherboard with dip switches etc.

        I only buy Toshiba in laptops, and definitely no brand names in desktops. Never get a problem I can't solve that way. smile

        1. Michael Willis profile image77
          Michael Willisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I am just sick about the investment in this computer and now with all the problems with it.  You wouldn't believe how slow it is running even now. I am having to even use IE since Firefox will not run with my Operating System anymore. My antivirus will not download or install...even my internet provider takes several times to get online and then I am booted consistently...part of the motherboard issue I was told.

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    Tilecleaninghubposted 6 years ago

    Ya join the club. I will never buy a dell again.  They are cheap pieces of crap.  All the components are cheapest they can find.  Ram is cheap.  Just do a searc on google for dell computer review.  I wish I did before I bought mine.  BBB dont even bother.  They are like D- rating already.

    1. Michael Willis profile image77
      Michael Willisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I have never had a computer last 3 years before. Normally they quit after 2 years. (normal warranty)  I wish I had known about the Dell issues before I bought this one.

  4. thranax profile image58
    thranaxposted 6 years ago

    I don't like to endorse a company solely on such little experience, but I do know Sony's are pro. Even this old 2 gb ram 3.40 ghz Pentium 4 processor computer is still kicking. With the same original keyboard and mouse!

    ~thranax~

  5. cupid51 profile image47
    cupid51posted 6 years ago

    This is really disturbing! I have recently purchased a dell inspiron notebook. I thought dell product is the best!

    1. thranax profile image58
      thranaxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Nope, second to worse. IMO my friend has an eMachines he got for $200 that worked better and longer then a $800 dell!

      ~thranax~

    2. Michael Willis profile image77
      Michael Willisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Mine is a Dell Inspiron! 1520

      1. thranax profile image58
        thranaxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        @Michael and Cupid

        You get what you pay for. This sony desktop with keyboard, mouse, and monitor was about $1200. With computers you get what you pay for. Hell, even with usb flash drives if you get a Sandisk or PNY they will last a lot longer then some unheard of company. Even they break too believe it or not.

        ~thranax~

        1. Michael Willis profile image77
          Michael Willisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          LOL< My is a laptop and I paid $1700 for mine! (With extras)

          1. thranax profile image58
            thranaxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Well up here in Massachusetts we have a saying for that;

            RIP OFF!

            Pays to listen to customer feedback before buying. All them extras you put in were 2.5x the normal unscaled price.

            ~thranax~

            1. Michael Willis profile image77
              Michael Willisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Ouch...I have learned that lesson the hard way!  Definitely will not buy another Dell!

        2. cupid51 profile image47
          cupid51posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks  thranax for the information. I have a compaq desktop that is working fine for 3 years. This notebook I have recently purchased.

  6. sunforged profile image64
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    I worked for a major competitor to geek squad, as part of our interview/assessment of the problem before sending a tech we had a basic survey.

    The #1 computer brand that required service calls? You guessed it, Dell.

    the stats are off  because its such a popular brand but it still consistently ranked the highest in our problem brands.

    The least service calls? Lenova (ex-IBM) -

    *******the stats were modified to exclude user errors and virus removals.

    1. Michael Willis profile image77
      Michael Willisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh my...I wish I had known that!!!!! The only worse computer I have had than my Dell...was a compaq presario by HP. Their customer service really sucked and I could not get them to fulfill their warranty. I had to call a lawyer after 3 motherboards in 6 months and no computer working and finally trashed it and then...well, you know,,,the Dell.

      1. thranax profile image58
        thranaxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Sony's the way to go man, like I said never had a problem. Toshiba's are so-so I have a laptop its not great but thats mostly due to Vista.

        ~thranax~

  7. CaseyB35 profile image60
    CaseyB35posted 6 years ago

    I can't complain about my Dell Zino HD. Only issue I had that I forgot that this one came with vista which I don't like that much at all,specially when I play some online games and it searches for a better wireless connection about every 60 secs. So I decided to mess around with the hard drive to read xp and installed it on it and downloaded the xp drivers for it and now I love it much, since I can turn off the zero net config, or whatever its called on xp.

    1. thranax profile image58
      thranaxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well, there's got to be one or two good Dell's floating around. I don't like gambling on it though.

      ~thranax~

      1. CaseyB35 profile image60
        CaseyB35posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Indeed, gambling on computers is never a fun thing to do.

  8. Michael Willis profile image77
    Michael Willisposted 6 years ago

    I will definitely do more research before I buy my next computer.
    I am off for the night. Early day tomorrow. Thanks for the comments.

  9. Lisa HW profile image81
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    Wow.  I'm glad to see this thread.  Just last night I was looking at Dells (and a bunch of others) because I've decided I need a mini.  So you folks have stopped me from making a mistake, apparently, although I'm leaning toward the HP (unless I hear otherwise).  (Thanks  smile  )

    My PC is an HP with Vista, and I absolutely love it (knock on wood).  I have, however, gone through three keyboards in less than two years, with the Microsoft keyboard someone gave me at Christmas starting to lose its letters (too).  The first keyboard broke, though.  It was covered under the warranty and replaced with one that had keys that last about four months.  (I know if I were faster with some kind of coating or cover for the keys/keyboards I could prevent this - but I don't think I should have to worry about letters falling off.  The letters on old typewriters didn't fall off (or at least not in - like - 20 years).  mad

  10. livelonger profile image89
    livelongerposted 6 years ago

    Go Mac. Seriously. Never slows down, viruses are nonexistent and intuitive UI.

    1. thranax profile image58
      thranaxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I was going to suggest a Mac but  I can't pull myself to saying that, I hate the things.

      ~thranax~

  11. Ign Andy profile image59
    Ign Andyposted 6 years ago

    If you look for durability I suggest Lenovo thinkpad series not the ideapad, but quite pricey.
    For budget laptop I will suggest Asus, they also have great gaming laptops. Not a usual brand I guest, but among gamers Asus is very recommended.

  12. MikeNV profile image76
    MikeNVposted 6 years ago

    Skip the cheap stuff... look at the optiplex... business class computers.  All computers can break, but I've had good luck with their business class machines as opposed to the consumer machines.

    Dell doesn't really make computers.  Most computers are just assembled in the Far East from as many as 25 different companies based on what you order.

  13. Csjun89 profile image76
    Csjun89posted 6 years ago

    I can't resist

    Get a Mac big_smile

 
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