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Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by scarletfire92, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. scarletfire92

    scarletfire92 Notebook Enthusiast

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    My computer wont boot up. When I press the start button the keyboard lihts up but the screen stay black and then it beeeps 8 times. I 've had the cmos battery out 20 min.Any help please?
     
  2. widezu69

    widezu69 Goodbye Alienware

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    Time to phone Dell and get a new GPU. Mine did this not one week ago. They'll say it is a LCD problem but insist that it is a GPU failure. They'll replace both.
     
  3. nayilalien

    nayilalien Notebook Evangelist

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    did you overclock or repaste the gpu?
     
  4. widezu69

    widezu69 Goodbye Alienware

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    Wait @scarlet did you get the 8 beeps after you fiddled with the modded A08 bios to try and turn off the iGPU? If so then try a blind bios recovery.
     
  5. The Revelator

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    Did you press and hold the power button for 25-30 seconds while the coin cell battery was out?
     
  6. scarletfire92

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    I left the cmos battery out 20 min. and now it's fine:D Right after a Dell tech told me I need a new mobo. oh it was 5 beeps then a pause then 5 more and so on
     
  7. The Revelator

    The Revelator Notebook Prophet

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    Wonderful, scarletfire92. That's a sick feeling when it appears that you've lost one. The relief when it recovers is overwhelming. :D :D
     
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    Oh yeah I was so thankful to God!!:D
     
  9. maxheap

    maxheap caparison horus :)

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    now back to gaming :)
     
  10. ValkerieFire

    ValkerieFire God Follower

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    This is why I am not messing with mine. Optimus isn't great but it doesn't completely suck either, I see no reason to mess with it.
     
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