i have m18x R1 model with A05 unlocked bios and i try to connect ati mobility 4870 card/s.
I read ton of posts but people that seem to have similar problem with different card didn't post any solution. Case is when i connect 4870 i get black screen and 8 beeps.
When i use only integrated graphics (no cards installed) laptop is starting normally.
When i use integrated graphics (nvidia card installed as master) laptop is starting normally.
When i use nvidia card installed as master laptop is starting normally.
When i use nvidia card installed as master and ati 4870 installed as slave laptop is starting normally but in devices manager i see there is error 10 with ati card.
When i use ati 4870 card installed as master i get 8 beeps and black screen.
I tried to google for answers but unfortunatelly didn't find any. Do you know if that old card can work in m18x ? Maybe it's not supported at all? Do you have any ideas what else can i try?
I am planning to get this Charger (170w 20v 8.5a) - https://www.amazon.in/Lenovo-ThinkPad-4X20E50574-170W-AC/dp/B00MLTQ99Y
the Adapter - https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32975526334.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.27cb747e6TEc28&algo_pvid=a7db42d0-97cb-4a37-be7a-d19c44bddf73&algo_expid=a7db42d0-97cb-4a37-be7a-d19c44bddf73-0&btsid=8d6ee0f9-08e9-4474-b63b-cc751403b4c7&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_,searchweb201603_60
Will this combination work to run Both GT755m of Y510p?
For when that rubber coating on your laptop phase shifts to fly paper...
Here is what I did,
Well documented by debaucher:
The palm rest section was the biggest offender for me;
>I used a plastic spoon and nail polish remover to remove the rubber coating:
>Obviously remove as many of the various utility boards as possible.
>I left the touch pad in place because this model used thermally fused plastic rivet like pieces to hold the light pipes in place and I found it easier to mask it off.
>"FrogTape Delicate Surface" worked very well for masking off various surfaces
>I used Krylon Plastic Paint as a base coat and 'Jet Black metal flake Automotive Paint;
>With the paint still setting up I dusted various glow powders over the substrate and dusted some additional black paint to achieve some depth to the effect .
>I after the automotive paint set up I use mate clear coat the overcoat the entire surface. I personally believe glossy clear coat would not look as good.
>Adjust as needed and re-assemble.
>I Used a USB LED clamp light available ebay/amazon $10 to illuminate
Hope you enjoyed the first post...
I'm going to be upgrading my Alienware M18x R1 with a GTX770m I purchased from ebay; 770m has a Dell P/N: HW6C9 for reference. I have a couple questions about performing this upgrade:
-Is the /unlocked/ version A05 bios necessary? I am receiving 8 beeps on startup with the dell factory A05 bios installed w/ the 770m
-Is a vBIOS flash required for basic functionality and driver installs?
-If so, is there a link to a compatible vBIOS for this card, finally, a guide for installing the new vbios?
Any help is vastly appreciated, I've done some homework but I am new to upgrading MXM modules on laptops.
Many of us are discontent that we can't freely swap dell and clevo AMD cards (7970m and new rx480 included) but it seems that I may have found some clue to this problem.
Few years ago I bought a broken p170em with some ugly black 6990m. It looked like it was baked in the oven with some cookies.
I put it in my p150em and it was working normally with all sensors, data, etc. No beeping, no turning off.
What I noticed was that the other soic8 chip "2" (apl-something) was swapped as well as the main bios chip "1".
No other components were swapped and, as you know, if you just flash the main chip it won't save you from beeping.
Unfortunately I sold this card as it wasn't powerful enough for me, but now I've ordered a rx480 that I can currently use only in my gt70 and I think it gives me some clues how to put this thing into a clevo laptop.
Does anyone have any Idea what that APL-somehing chip is and does it have its own firmware?