SSD upgrade issue on pre-dell m17x-r1

Discussion in 'Alienware Area-51/Aurora and Legacy Systems' started by gameboy3800, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. kosti

    kosti Notebook Virtuoso

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    Almost looks like something you get when you have a bad lcd cable. Not sure what is causing this. One thing I'd do is make sure the card's MXM contacts are clean. And try an external display if you can.
     
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    after removing the lcd and moving it around a bit, i finally managed to make the screen on the m15x come on! at least now i know i don't have a completely dead unit.

    the green was from the dead 8800m gtx video card. i put in the old fx 3700m one and it went back to normal.
     
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    protivakid Notebook Evangelist

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    I'm glad someone was able to chime in to help you, next time though if you want better responses you should probably start a new thread as the GPU replacement doesn't relate to the SSD. If you still have questions open a new thread here with and I would be happy to chime in with my .02.
     
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    i might. but right now i have a brand new back panel coming in to replace the old one. that will be my main priority in getting that all nice and full with epoxy before installing. how effective would loosening the hinges be with helping to preserve the new back panel even further? also the version of command center i found (i believe it was from protivakid's dropbox link he uploaded to another thread ages ago) recognizes my m15x with the backlit keyboard as the m17x without the backlit keyboard. is there a proper download anywhere for the old m15x?
     
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