I reset the BIOS to defaults and try a factory OS restore. If that fails I boot and try a few Linux OSes. If all that fails, I call it hardware and get the hardware fixed.
There are some that want it to be settings or try to get by with bad hardware but at the shop, office and home, it's too much work to keep broken gear.
-> I can't guess the state of the machine now but if you can't get the BIOS or Dell to show (and do try the D button on power up) then it's really gone. Get estimates.
Hello everyone. so I've got a Alienware M17XR3 with a 6990M GPU that stopped working (I have been working on my Intel on-board for a while) and have finally decided to replace it, in my case, upgrade it.
So i have purchased a GTX880M after a deep research and used guides on the web (see video description for the full upgrade "to do" list). When things went a bit wrong with my windows 7 refusing to load up (BSoD), I thought i should load the windows up somehow and see if i could work things out from that point, so I've decided to play with the bios settings ended up activating back the internal graphics (which were disabled and by the guide suggestion should have stayed disabled), accepted the changes and boom, black scary screen, no beeps, no bios, just 1 big abysmal black hole.
Hope i am able to challenge a few of you.