Alienware 17 R1 GPU Upgrade

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  1. Baqir

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    Hello, everyone i wanted to ask if alienware 17 r1 can support following GPUs without Bios Flashing etc.
    1-780m
    2-970m
    3-980m 8gb
    4-880m
     
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    BIOS flashing is a convenience but not mandatory
     
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    Hey is there a way to turn on alienware 17 r1 without powerbutton
     
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    I was changing the pin of keyboard but now it even with old pins it won't turn on the light of keyboard i checked power socket is okay
     
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    Could it be power port?
     
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    There are 3 different points of failure for the power button, reseat all three locations and of course be careful with the ribbon cables and the locks

    1 goes to the motherboard, one goes to the power button and another I can't remember where it goes its been a while
     
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    I tried it gave me power for 5 seconds and it went away actually after replacing the wires i turned on it worked then i took out AC adapter directly without shutting down the laptop and now it doesn't work
     
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    Just to know if the problem was with power button i tried using '' END'' witch AC adapter it won't even go to bios Recovery or blind flash i don't know what's it called. So probably something else is wrong.
     
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    What do you mean by that(the bold part)?
     
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