[India] Dead gtx 680m Need help

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  1. brajesh143

    brajesh143 Notebook Guru

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    I own M17xr4 with gtx 675m 3d .My previous thread http://forum.notebookreview.com/alienware-18-m18x/763846-india-m18xr2-alienware-17-a.html
    i was in a dilemna which to buy eventually i got a gtx 680m for sale here in india
    but the seller never gave warranty or replacements...seeing that he had a good reputation here and sold over 25 cards
    i decided to buy and to my surprise it was dead on arrival !! 8 beeps of death !! Tried everything cmos reset cleaned reapplied thermal paste
    but my gtx 675m is still working the seller is not accepting returns or replacements
    Physically the card looks good without any damage so am guessing its not having bios at all
    Here in india there is no way to repair it or to find alienware m18x owners to help me flashing it....doubt the dell will also repair it cause gtx 675m came with my laptop plus warranty also expired !!
    Any way to repair it ??
    I have an idea
    Any of u who is nearby india and has an alienware 18x or m17x without 3d can u help in flashing this card bios or if u have a alienware with gtx 680m under warranty could u install my card and claim ur warranty to get a replaced gtx 680m for me??
    i can ship the card to your address too
    Plz help....am out of options and dell india said they can only replace my gtx 675m and not gtx 680m...its 25000 INR down the drain plz help.... IMG_20141107_214245.jpg IMG_20141107_214432.jpg IMG_20141107_214128.jpg
     
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    Anyone? Kindly help and give your opinions
     
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    If you were having a non 120Hz screen, you can try the svl7 Unlocked BIOS then use the iGPU and PEG disabled under bios settings then boot the system using iGP make a vBIOS bootable disk (DOS) Flash the vBIOS from it then but I'm afraid you are having a 3D display which will brick the system using unlocked bios with the PEG disabled as the IGPU can't run a 120Hz panel.

    IGPU/ IGFX - Intel's Integrated HD graphics.
    SG/PEG(pcle GPU) /dGPU (Discrete GPU) - Nvidia/AMD card.

    svl7 unlocked BIOS and nvidia vBIOS can be found at TechInferno plus all this hassle is to enable and disable the Optimus.

    I don't have an Alienware M17xR4, read these things over TI and NBR...I hope some one can help you out, try Pm'ng the Guys (technos ,Robbo99999 , MickyD1234 & TomJGX ) who are using an R4 version of AW17.
     
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    Thanks man, I'm on the case. looking very much like a failed card since it won't even POST but I've sent him some suggestions ;).
     
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    Thank you for ur response
    is there any way i can flash gtx 680m bios in a m17xr4 3d sytem without bricking ?? say connecting with a external monitor of 60hz then will the IGPU work ??
     
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    You cannot blind flash the vBIOS of a fully bricked card on a M17x R4, you would need a M18x R1/R2. I'm not sure flashing would help either. If you try to flash a 675 to a 680M, you will surely brick.....they are not the same architecture. In addition, committing warranty fraud is not a good idea. If your card is dead, flashing it will not help. The only thing I can suggest is taking the card out, turning on the computer, reset all settings in the bios (load optimal defaults), and put the card back in and pray that it works, or else you're stuck with a dead card.
     
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    Its 3d enabled so its 120hz IGP is disabled cant boot without a card
    my gtx 675m is still working though and also dell told they can only replace my gtx 675m card
     
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    Then you're stuck with the 675M for now. I would contact the seller and do whatever it takes to get him to replace/send a different card, or else you're out of luck on your own.
     
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