Alienware 13 r1 bios bricked

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by benc122, May 8, 2019.

  1. benc122

    benc122 Notebook Consultant

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    I see to embark on a new test clip since the plastic is worn out and can’t stick what’s the best clip for me to use?

    It’s not working when I updated the drivers I’m thinking the touchpad is gone

    Well since I’m about to use the graphics amp is it good that the internal dgpu is gone so it can free up lanes? @t456
     
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    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    When disassembling the whole laptop next time, disassemble the keyboard and trackpad metal plates, I think the touchpad metal surface is either being grounded. I used to get super laggy mouse cursor and erratic behavior before diassembling and aligned the metal plate and the bracket properly. Now, its not erratic anymore.
     
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    @t456 can I use my graphic amp without my dgpu even it not detected in my bios?

    @t456 I tried flashing the chips to the chip in the bios under discrete graphics it’s still saying none what do I do? Is my gpu is dead?
     
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    t456 1977-09-05, 12:56:00 UTC Moderator

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    No, but it could help if the external card couldn't be claim sufficient memory resources otherwise.
    Sure; you have an Optimus system, so as long as you don't swap the cpu for a non-iGPU model then you're good.
    Don't really know what you mean by 'flashing the chips to the chip in the bios', but if you meant that you flashed that binary I've provided to the 1MB chip you had erased previously then no. The Dell bios wouldn't be able to id the Clevo card anyway, but that is inconsequential. What matters is that the OS can identify it as a peripheral device and that the Nvidia driver can be installed.
     
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    @t456 i ordered a updated motherboard with 5200u and 960m and all I need to get a new touchpad but I really don’t use it since it’s crappy in the first place so I guess I let it stay broke until then
     
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