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Hi. I have problem with my Alienware m18x R2. My GTX 675m broke and Mainboard shorted due to water condensation. (Don't ask how:distress:) Power Adapter plugged to motherboard without any components like CPU or RAM plugged in to it caused blue light of power adapter to switch off. I've ordered refurbished board from seller that claimed that he get it from Dell. When I've plugged everything up without GPU(running on Intel Integrated) laptop started for a second (Fans spinning, Fx light on, but nothing on screen. Only backlight) and after this it turned off. I've turned it back on and same situation however this time it gave me one beep code( BIOS/ROM corruption). Clearing CMOS resulted in story repeating. Laptop turn on -> Turn off -> I've turned it back on -> one beep code. I've checked RAM by using alone one module at time in different ports, Unplugged any component or device one by one, I've tried blind flashing to A03 but no luck. Replaced refurbishment board for another one from same seller but same story. Motherboard without CPU gave me 7 beeps what is I suppose normal without CPU. I wonder if problem could be because original shorted board was REV A00 and refurbished is REV A01. Also I wonder if shorted board could cause damage to CPU and now it is preventing machine from post. Unfortunately I don't have way to test CPU now. I wonder if this board would post with 3rd, 2nd or 1st generation i5 because I may be able to get it for test.

Specs:

i7-3610qm

6gb RAM (2GB+4GB)

BROKEN GTX 675M

500gb HDD

240W power adapter

BIOS on refurbished board A11

Please could someone help me? :culpability:

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Install only one Dimm at first and no HDD or ODD. Don't even plug the either. Also leave the GPU out.

Start by clearing CMOS (battery off, coin battery off and press power on for 30 sec), Install one dimm and wait for the starting beep. If not, place the other one and try again. If you hear a beep, attach the screen and then GPU and last the HDD and ODD.

Hope this helps sotrting out the problem.

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Thanks for reply jerryzago. Actually I've posted day after start of thread reply in this thread that the problem is solved however for some weird reason it have not been posted. I've got 3 gen i5 and system booted normally therefore my i7 3610qm is fried. :( But I've ordered i7-3740qm and it will be delivered tomorrow. :)

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