Strange Alienware m15 power button code and behavior

Discussion in 'Alienware' started by holliday777, Apr 15, 2019 at 8:54 PM.

  1. holliday777

    holliday777 Notebook Evangelist

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    Bought my Alienware m15 off this forum and generally it's been a great performer. But, after a couple of weeks, the power button would flash 3 times in one color and then 7 in another. After a few seconds, system would power off and restart and boot fine. Sometimes it will power up with no power button code at all and post normally.

    That code doesn't correspond to anything in the Alienware manual for this laptop. Closest would be the 2, 7 code which indicates LCD failure. I have run full diagnostics on this system and the screen tested out fine along with all the other components.

    Thermals and performance seem exactly what they should be. Mystified as to what could be causing this issue. Should also note that I am running the most recent m15 bios from Alienware. No voltage or clock manipulation. Everything running stock.

    Anyone else encounter this issue or am I just special?

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