Black screen, Multiple error codes, Trash it? Or attempt to fix?

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by Ace-Of-Spades97, Sep 18, 2016.

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  1. Ace-Of-Spades97

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    I just got my m17x r4 laptop yesterday, The problem is, It powers on lights up, 4 loud beebs, then a constent flow of 8 beeps, periodoclly of course.
    I've tryed everything I could, resetting the cmos battery, draining the power, Taking out the gpu card, No luck.
    Also it sometimes turns off after me turning it on, Not every time though.
    I started out thinking it was an lcd issue, I'm not quite sure, Any help would be muchly appreciated!
    Also I forgot to add, The screen is completely and in all other ways blank, I've attached a vga cable to it through a monitor and happened to get it only once to light up the monitor screen nothing else.
     
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    MahmoudDewy Gaming Laptops Master Race!

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    I've never used the laptop, Bought it off of Ebay.
    I've got the backlight to turn on so far, and the power button is blinking, Still 8 beeps though
     
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    MahmoudDewy Gaming Laptops Master Race!

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    Then the person you bought it from might not be a decent man. Try to plug in a different laptop screen and if the laptop booted then you have screen EDID corruption as mentioned in the topic I linked before.
     
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    I already have, I get the backlight on both screens, It won't post.
     
  6. MogRules

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    Did the seller tell you it was FUBAR? I would be opening a dispute with ebay....
     
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