ACPI\SMO8800 Dell [SOLVED]
Q. Hello, I have a Dell laptop and I just reinstalled Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on it. Now I have an unknown device ‘ACPI\SMO8800′ in device manager. What driver can I download to fix it?
A. Here are the download links for the driver that should solve your ACPI\SMO8800 Unknown Device issue:
NOTE: The driver is for your Dell laptop’s ST Microelectronics Free Fall Sensor, it is what shows up as Unknown Device ACPI\SMO8800
More details about free fall sensors:
That free-fall sensor is an accelerometer which can detect movement (i.e. downward acceleration or falling) and using that sensor your laptop can take steps to protect itself by parking the hard drive heads or other measure. IBM pioneered this technology in their ThinkPad line way back in 2003 and Dell has implemented it as well. Of course, it has applications beyond protection as even the Apple iPad/iPad 2/iPhones have an accelerometer which developers can use for games and other purposes! PS I would like to thank you for your question, as I am a bit fan of the Latitude E series (and also the Dell Precision line). You have a nice laptop!
Device manager properties page after the correct driver has been installed:
Dell Laptops/Notebooks that use ACPI\SMO8800
Latitude E4310 Latitude E5410 Latitude E5420 Latitude E5420m Latitude E5510 Latitude E5520 Latitude E5520m Latitude E6220 Latitude E6320 Latitude E6410 Latitude E6410 ATG Latitude E6420 Latitude E6420 ATG Latitude E6420 XFR Latitude E6510 Latitude E6520 Latitude XT3 Dell Precision M4500 Dell Precision M4600 Dell Precision M6600 Dell Vostro 3500 (and others with Hardware ID ACPI\SMO8800)
Supported Operating systems:
Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit (x86) Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit (x64) Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit (x86) Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit (x64) Microsoft Windows XP (x86) Microsoft Windows XP x64
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