*OFFICIAL* Alienware Area-51M R1 Owner's Lounge

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by ssj92, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. SacraficeMyGoat

    SacraficeMyGoat Notebook Evangelist

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    Ahh, yikes. Don't remember them being so much. May want to contact support and see if they can just send you the cables to replace yourself if possible.
     
  2. sazistas

    sazistas Notebook Consultant

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    My warranty expired a month ago, so I don't think they gonna sell me these parts cheaper than aliexpress :p
    I'll try to examine them with the microscope first to see if there are any bent pins to repair and if this will not work then I'll order a new pair from Aliexpress.
     
  3. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    I know that but they can politely request that threads can be closed. It’s up to the mods if they are willing to follow such request or not. Not that I say this was the reason for the thread lock down.
    I mean the topic (Worlds most) Upgradeable should be the main questions.
     
  4. SacraficeMyGoat

    SacraficeMyGoat Notebook Evangelist

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    Yikes. Get that warranty back up. I'm sure you can still extend it, especially if it didn't expire too long ago.
     
  5. PLANTONE

    PLANTONE Notebook Guru

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    Hi all,

    I just hooked up an external BenQ 2350 IPS monitor via mini DP onto vga connection on monitor......it's a 60hz monitor......
    Screen mirror fine but when you click on "manage notifications" bottom right corner the screen in that area went Blue and yellow off color?????
    I clicked open and close multiple time but as I type this it has gone away?
    Is the external monitor alright to be hooked up or not????

    Edit: it's back? and I can't "snip" to screen shot it as it closes??


    Edit2: Is it normal for the laptop screen to not sleep when second monitor attached?
    Can't get chrome running on lappie when on second monitor but can play witcher 3 on lappie?
     
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  6. G46VW

    G46VW Notebook Consultant

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    yea, damn, I never get warranty's with my electronics but with this I did, just not upfront, monthly.
     
  7. Docsteel

    Docsteel Vast Alien Conspiracy

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    I don't recall how the numbers fall, but the monthly is not a bad idea personally, its peace of mind for something if you depend on it.

    Yeah just double checked mine, should be 8 no question...
     
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  8. alaskajoel

    alaskajoel Notebook Deity

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    Many other manufactures drop all 16x lanes to the GPU. Frankly, there is very little benefit to doing so--even 4x is enough for most mobile GPUs.

    Thankfully, Alienware makes better use of those dedicated GPU lanes:

    8x for the internal dGPU
    4x for the Alienware graphics amplifier
    4x for thunderbolt 3
     
  9. Pass_00

    Pass_00 Notebook Consultant

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    Are the fans embedded in the heat sink replaceable or do you have to replace the whole heatsink if one is having an issue?
     
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  10. Fire Tiger

    Fire Tiger Notebook Deity

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    No they're their own component and can be replaced.
     
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