You should be able to get at least a 90 day warranty on even aftermarket AC adapters. Have you contacted the company that sold you the replacement?
As for the original, dropping something isn't covered by most warranties...
Originally Posted by sundaysinner
update: I took laptop completely apart removed all parts from chasis.Decided to put parts together outside of case and run some test,well it booted right up.I put it all back together and its working fine now.Not sure what it was maybe loose connection somewhere.What I learned from this experience is that alienware customer service sucks ass.They have still lost a customer for life.Its not even so much the waranty...
This is a tough situation... and the reason I keep all the packaging materials for my systems.
If I understand you, Alienware is saying the damage was due to the way you packaged the laptop. It seems the only way to resolve this without you paying is to get Alienware to file a claim with FedEx.
I wouldn't give up, but I don't know how you can prove where the damage occurred. Alienware signs for packages when they arrive at the depot, so I'd assume they wouldn't...
The m9700 is an Arima (WD850?).
There were some companies in europe that sold the platform as well but I don't know if they have parts.
Must be something with the charging system, only place I know of would be AW for repairs.
Originally Posted by kpballer207
So I ordered my 1st alienware labtop ever.
I got the m17
Will this be able to run CS 1.6.? without the Dual video cards is one still enough to have decent/good graphics?
You won't have any problems with that older game.
Will i get 100 fps :]?
please tell me, and how long do you guys expect for this to be completed?
with the following...
I get 115 fps in CSS with a single...
When I use my X-fi with my m9700, I disable the onboard sound. It's a different platform though so I don't know if that'll help. You can do that through the bios, or device manager I think.
Also, there's a setting with the X-Fi where you can tell it to play through the laptop speakers or not. It's a checkbox somewhere. I uncheck that as with the m9700 the sound has to go through the X-fi, then through the onboard sound to get to the onboard speakers, and that causes...
Here's AW's knowledge base article on replacing the video module.
In my old 766, the foil piece was connected to the copper heatsink tube to transfer some additional heat.
In order to apply AS5, you'll need to open the module. I'd install it as is, and see if the temps are okay and then decide whether to open the module if needed.
First, it'll help if you tell us what laptop it is specifically. m5500, 5550, m55000(766), etc.
Since the motherboard uses DDR memory, you won't be able to use DDR2. They use different slots and are not interchangeable.
What you can do is increase the quantity by using 2 1G sticks instead of 512m, if the bios will recognize it. It all depends on the laptop you have.
I see in your sig that you have a 766. I think you can go to 2G, but you may need the latest...