Clevo P870DM-G power issue update

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  1. rockman1216

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    Maybe the GPU bios might be bricked? @Prema
     
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    I'm thinking the GPU. Do you have another laptop to test it?

    I take it you don't have a spare 970m/980m laying around? Even an old kepler will boot (I've booted numerous 870DMs with a 765m/860m), but you won't be able to get the drivers going, but you will be able to rule out
    your GPU and get to BIOS and your desktop.
     
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    what is the lowest end cheapest GPU that would work with a Clevo P870DM-G if I can get it to boot.
    Also looking at the GPU it has no physical damage to it so if it is the GPU that is causing the problem what is the issue with the GPU and how would I go about solving it.
     
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    Sometimes the damage isn't readily noticeable. Some members with trained eyes can pick up on damage quickly. Post a pic of the card front and back.

    As for what will boot, I have tested and know the 765m, 770m, 860m and 870m will boot and post in a 870DM. They were all Clevo branded cards, though. I can't vouch for Dell or MSI.

    I wish I had known last week, as I just sold the last Clevo 765m I had. I tend to keep some around as test cards for various dead laptops that float through my way.
     
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    The 860m from that list if you can find it will be the cheapest.
     
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    Any old quadro will work. I’m talking quadro m2000m. Even FirePro m6100 works in it. Literally all old edp supported mxm cards work in the p870dmg. I had tested almost 30 cards in that laptop. Cards with even a HP BIOS booted right up which astonished me. What I noticed is that it doesn’t like newer cards at all but older ones work, just make sure you buy a card that supports edp output. So the FirePro is your best option as it’s cheap af. Like $50.
     
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    True, a m1000m booted up no problem in mine, but they are maxwell based, so that would make sense. I never got a chance to try any FirePro's yet. Did you actually manage to get any AMD cards to fully work with proper driver installation in the 870DM?
     
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    Yeah, the m6100 installed the driver automatically via windows. The card worked flawlessly, fan control worked also...
     
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    2019-09-04 (1).jpg

    These are the graphics card pics and yes this is my hand 2019-09-04.jpg
     
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    I wonder if the issue is the CMOS battery
    Is it possible for a Clevo P870DM to function without the CMOS battery
    When I take the CMOS battery out
    it just turns on and off
    when I just press the power button
    but when I turn it on with FN+D it turns on but still black screen
     
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