Alienware 13 R3 a brick!

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by Blazertrek50, Apr 28, 2018.

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  1. Raidriar

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    Strange any time I had gone too much on an undervolt the only way to correct it on either the 17R1 or A18 was the ram hotswap method
     
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    Interesting but how does this help me with my current "brickness"?
     
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    Remove DC power, remove battery, remove RAM, hold power button down for a minute, connect DC power, see if it turns on and starts making 2 beeps then a pause then 2 beeps again
     
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    Isn't unplugging the internal battery enough for this purpose? I believe that it is as the battery is not removable on the 13 from what I have seen.
     
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    Try this

     
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    They must of kept the best unit to themselves. How on earth do they only manage to screw one screw at the base??? It’d make my life opening it so much easier with less screws to open and close


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    All this is to prompt a hardware change, same thing as the cmos removal. No hardware change then no reason for the machine to behave any differently.

    Just send it in to Dell
     
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    But there was a hardware change in March a new motherboard was installed with new fans as well!


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    Your not understanding the dialogue here. The system does not care about the motherboard change in March and has absolutely nothing to do with the steps we described for you to test if it will boot.

    Which is why I am saying just to send it to Dell. I don't think your savvy and would hate for you to void your own warranty just to test if it will boot.
     
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    Good point. However I’m gonna ask dell to come to me like they did in March


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