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Video Card Issue, Alienware Laptop


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#1 Tilted

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 10:07 PM

Picked up an old alienware laptop to fiddle with and immediately having a huge issue. It is missing the MxM Cord to bridge the 2 video cards. When i try to power it on, I get Blue Power, Blue backlit Keyboard, then 1 long beep and 2 short beeps. I dissaembled it, then took the cards out and tried each individually, using the Master only made it boot up for a moment, got to the password screen and it shut off. Now it refuses to boot up with either card. Is there a way to force it to boot off one card? or is there a bigger issue at hand?

Alienware Corp M17-R1
Windows Vista Home Premium
ATI RadeonX2 Graphics (Not sure how to tell the model.

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Weblink to a guy who updated his, has the TechPub near the bottom.

 

Edited by Tilted, 19 August 2016 - 10:16 PM.


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