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Teardown and rebuild procedure

Discussion in 'Alienware M15x' started by LodestarRising, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. LodestarRising

    LodestarRising Newbie

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    Could someone please confirm what is needed to get the system to work once it has been torn down and completely removed from the case? I am trying to get it to boot with just the motherboard and the essential components however I gathered that some other parts required:
    Essential Components for POST
    -Motherboard
    -CPU & Heatsink
    -Power Adapter
    -Power Board with working hamburg cables (I think mine are broken)
    -Keyboard?
    -Display? (Not an external one?)
    When I first tore down the system I ran both the CPU and GPU without their heatsinks (whoops, rookie error :p) however I hope the broken hamburg cables were preventing them from microwaving themselves. There was also a high pitch whining sound coming from the mobo, is that normal?

    Its very unsettling when you've taken it all apart and now trying to see if it works again!


     
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    y05h1 Newbie

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  3. alienisme

    alienisme Notebook Geek

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    you need to plugged in the LVDS cable to the motherboard for the machine to boot (you don't have to have a monitor plugged in with the LVDS cable though)
     
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