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October 4, 2011, 3:08 am
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M7700 and have barely used was awaiting for a WIFI adapter then it
arrives and I put the installation CD into the bay and the screen goes
dark. Do new screens just go out like that ? I am going to reinstall
but would like any input someone may have. I plan on checking the
inverter after that if anyone knows how I have a meter. Thanks Kirt
Re: new screen goes out
Yes it indeed can happen. Was there any warrantee with the new screen?
If you want to check the inverter, it can have two thousand volts
unloaded. And it is isn't there, it doesn't mean it is bad. As the
inverter could have no output for a number of reasons and still be good.
Does it have video output to an external monitor? That is the first
thing I would check. The great news is our Alienware machines have very
powerful graphics. Although the flip side is even a slight cooling issue
can push our GPUs over the edge. And when that happens, we generally
have no display on either screen.
Alienware M9700 ('06 era) - Thunderbird v3
AMD Turion 64 ML44 2.4GHz - 2GB - Windows XP SP3