What to do with old M15x?

Discussion in 'Alienware M15x' started by Lambda808, Feb 28, 2015.

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  1. Lambda808

    Lambda808 Notebook Consultant

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    Hi all,

    So I have an old M15x sitting around. Has a gtx 460m in it. Don't remember what CPU. Spent $1700 on it at the time. Works great. I got an AW17 because I was having problems with the old one. There would be green "mist" over any black pixels on the screen. I determined it wasn't an LCD issue, so it must but hardware but I never figured out what exactly. Sometimes the mist would disappear for a few weeks then come back. Regardless, I couldn't rely on it for work. So now it's just sitting around. I don't want to throw it in the trash, I know there's some components in it that could be sold. I remember Dell having a trade in program a while back. I could get like $300 to spend in the dell store or something. I tried talking to their customer service but as always they are always so unhelpful. Anyone know what I can do to not just let this thing end up in the trash?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Raidriar

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    Don't throw it away I'll happily take it
     
  3. maxslo

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    I'd be interested as well :D... you could try listing it on marketplace here, or perhaps ebay, but there you will have additional fees.
     
  4. DataShell

    DataShell Notebook Deity

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    Yeah, I'd sell it if I were you.
     
  5. robb41488

    robb41488 Notebook Guru

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    Dude put a new video card in and sell it haha

    I'll buy it

    Or I think clevo/sager is offering 25% off a new system for a trade In m15x in any condition
     
  6. ADOR

    ADOR Evil Mad Scientist

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    Yep, as above keep it and drop a new card into it, or sell it as it. I have been looking at ebay myself for the "right one" to add to my collection.
     
  7. Lambda808

    Lambda808 Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks for the suggestion guys. The green pixel issue is not a GPU problem though, I tried switching it out for another back when I was working on it to no avail. So I think it might be the motherboard but I'm not certain.
    But I guess I'll put it up on the NBR sales forum.
     
  8. Mana82

    Mana82 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hey dude,

    check out this thread i just made, http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/problem-with-m15x-screen-i-think.772302/

    Similar problems to yours although mine is a red "mist" over black backgrounds. I think i have pretty much determined that it is not a GPU problem. Just waiting for a few replies in the thread i created to get verification and then i will order a new screen and see if that fixes the problem.
     
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