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My m15x froze while playing GTA so now after a hard reset the laptop powers on briefly then powers off, and this cycle repeats until battery and power lead are removed.

I've tested PSU, ram, SSD/HDD and so to be, given the nature of how it broke, this seems like a GPU failure.

What do people think?

Anyone in UK or Europe have a spare old MXM GPU like gtx 260m or gt 240m that I can use to troubleshoot my dying laptop.

Thanks

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No, its not even getting that far. It turns on then off after about 0.5 seconds. No indication that it failed POST.

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No, its not even getting that far. It turns on then off after about 0.5 seconds. No indication that it failed POST.

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Experienced this before on my m15x. The fault is i don't properly lock the CPU. Wish i could help you to loan GPU. Sorry to hear it mate.

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No, its not even getting that far. It turns on then off after about 0.5 seconds. No indication that it failed POST.

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Experienced this before on my m15x. The fault is i don't properly lock the CPU. Wish i could help you to loan GPU. Sorry to hear it mate.

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My m15x froze while playing GTA so now after a hard reset the laptop powers on briefly then powers off, and this cycle repeats until battery and power lead are removed.

I've tested PSU, ram, SSD/HDD and so to be, given the nature of how it broke, this seems like a GPU failure.

What do people think?

Anyone in UK or Europe have a spare old MXM GPU like gtx 260m or gt 240m that I can use to troubleshoot my dying laptop.

Thanks

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I have a 260m but I'm over in the US... I just received the 970m to replace the 7970m that was showing artifacts.

I would check CPU and make sure that it's cooling correctly. This happened to me one time where the fan didn't kick on for some reason. I was scratching my head until I realized that the CPU fan was not coming on at all. I disassembled everything to clean and plugged the cpu fan back in. It's all working good now.

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Even though it sounds like a GPU problem, have you tried cleaning the Mobo and checking the battery contacts?

My AW M17x R2 and M15x have had the strangest errors, including a no post (on the M15x), and after cleaning the Mobo's with rubbing acohol and Q-tips, and cleaning the contacts of the battery and the receiving contacts on the Mobo, they both worked as good as new.

It might be worth a try.

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Yes! Thanks for asking. I bought a brand new motherboard from China. It arrived in 4 days in perfect condition. Installed it and it works perfectly again. Very happy indeed. Really didn't want to have to buy a new PC.

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Yes! Thanks for asking. I bought a brand new motherboard from China. It arrived in 4 days in perfect condition. Installed it and it works perfectly again. Very happy indeed. Really didn't want to have to buy a new PC.

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I recently bought two of these laptops from ebay, both with GT 240M.

One was in decent shape, no hard drive, dead battery, and a 1600 x 900 screen (didn't know about the screen resolution until after).

The other had a hard drive, 1080 screen, dead battery, trouble booting. I have determined that the motherboard is bad. I have a used one on the way from China.

I found that replacing the i7 620M with a 920XM makes a HUGE difference. I was getting 15 fps in CS:GO on the lowest settings at 1600 x 900. Now I get 35+ fps on the highest settings.

I already had a Viking 128GB SSD laying around. Even that relatively crappy SSD makes the machine very snappy.

Thanks for your update! [emoji12] [emoji3] [emoji12]

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I just removed the Blue Tooth Mini PCIe card and replaced it with a Mini PCIe to USB 2.0 adapter. I installed my mouse dongle in there. I like not having to unplug and store it. This isn't a new trick, but first time for me.

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