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Topic # 26563 25-Sep-2008 21:29
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Long story but I have an Option branded MiniPCIE WWAN module which when inserted in my Dell XPS M1330, causes the laptop not to boot. Runs through the standard boot loading screen but pauses with a blinking cursor before the Vista stuff starts.

The modules Dell supplies overseas are Novatel Wireless branded ones, do Dell lock the BIOS to only accept recognised modules? Or maybe the module is faulty?

Thanks for your help.

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  Reply # 168893 3-Oct-2008 20:01
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Appears that Dell do indeed lock the BIOS. I sold the module to some guy in the USA who is having no issues with it in his UMPC.

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  Reply # 169826 8-Oct-2008 11:56
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that kind of problem seems to be more common these days very annoying!

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