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#1 GAZMAN195

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 12:42 PM

Hello can anyone help me?

I have a Alienware Area 51m 766 laptop and the graphics card has gone on me.

The graphics card is a AGP Nvida GeForce Fx5600 128mb and the part number is 35-VC0030-01.

I am hoping to repair, replace or upgrade.

I have tryed Alienware support and have been googleing and searching ebay for about a week now with no luck. Does anyone have any sugestions that may help?

Im even considering putting it in the oven (somthing that I came across while googleing) at 385F as sugested here: http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=385973
but my graphics card has 3 plastic connectors on it that Im worried wouldnt survive (see pics if they work below).

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All comments and ideas are welcome
Really hoping that Im not stuck with a 1300 Alienware paper weight

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 04:24 PM

I cannot see the pictures clearly
According to this it should come right out
http://4help.alienware.com/cgi-bin/alienwa...amp;p_topview=1
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Posted 03 November 2009 - 05:23 AM

I have already removed it (the pictures are of the removed graphics card)

I am looking for a replacment, upgrade or a way to repair the old one

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 07:36 AM

No ideas????

What about the putting the card in the oven(see link above), does this sound like a good or bad idea?

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 10:59 AM

does this sound like a good or bad idea?


You would stand a better chance of success using a heat gun I would think
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 07:40 AM

Well I finally found someone to repair the graphics card at a resonable price
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Clevo-Alienware-Nvid...=item5ad685c37e

Before I sent it off to them all I had was a blank screen with no sound. I now have a different problem. The computer boots up fine with no problems but shortly after the windows desktop screen loads it starts flashing on and off see this video

The mouse curser also keeps dissapearing but tends to reapear when I click the right mouse button.
Also the start button go's kinda of grayed out and fuzzy.

Do you think the card still has a problem or is this something else, Any ideas?

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 11:01 AM

There seems to be no problem untill windows desktop loads. I am currently running a boot up disk check which has been going for about 25 mins and the screen hasnt flickered once

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 01:23 PM

check for the latest drivers.


p.s. that was a good read on the oven baking trick.

Edited by meuchel, 05 May 2010 - 01:24 PM.





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