*OFFICIAL* Alienware Area-51M Owner's Lounge

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  1. Fire Tiger

    Fire Tiger Notebook Evangelist

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    You legend @Papusan thank you brother!!
     
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  2. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

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    This will also work, and provides added functionality. You can save the EDID in case it ever needs to be re-flashed to the display and it will even let you create an INF to give the monitor a name instead of "Generic PnP Monitor" in Device Manager.

    Monitor Asset Manager 2.9 | EnTech Taiwan

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    See how my desktop's monitor is shown in Device Manager. It even notes how it is connected (DP, HDMI, etc.) as seen with the "(DP)" flag at the end of the device name.

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    And, my laptop native display and both attached monitors.

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  3. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    As you can see from the link... They have problem obtain parts for themself Re: Area-51m, screen black
    You're welcome brother:)
    Could be handy to have if we will see yet another screw up... As the black screens (bricked screens) mess we saw on Alienware laptops around 2015/16. The panel in AW was most affected because Dell often modify the panels they use.
     
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  4. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

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    Yup. They mess up their SSD and HDD firmware as well. Not sure why they feel compelled to do stupid stuff like that. It serves no valid purpose other than to make a generic production part proprietary, and I've never met a consumer yet that appreciates that kind of nonsense once they understand the adverse implications associated with that behavior.
     
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  5. HaloGod2012

    HaloGod2012 Notebook Deity

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    The black screen after login is a windows 10 issue that happened to me after an update. I had to F8 on boot and uninstall the update for it to boot again. Forgot which update caused this
     
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  6. KozE

    KozE Notebook Enthusiast

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    Dear all,

    My BIOS keeps updating itself automatically from 1.3.2 to 1.5.4, I have to consistently downgrade it.
    I have done the below:
    - uninstalling SupportAssist
    - disabling UEFI updates

    It's apparently not enough... I was wondering if anyone could help me here?
     
  7. Spartan

    Spartan Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    You need to disable UEFI BIOS Capsule updates and uninstall Dell SupportAssist and Alienware/Dell Update
     
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  8. KozE

    KozE Notebook Enthusiast

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    But I did that already...
     
  9. Spartan

    Spartan Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Then you have some kind of Voodoo Magic happening in your computer.
     
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  10. alberty

    alberty Notebook Enthusiast

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    Maybe try this but i am not sure if it works Control panel -> System -> Advanced System Settings -> Hardware -> Device Installation Settings -> Choose No
     
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