Who manufactures the 71-D90T0-D05 motherboard?Hi Omagian,
Who manufactures the 71-D90T0-D05 motherboard?
I'm in a similar situation as you - I need to fix my machine myself. My support ended back in May 2006 (or thereabouts) for my 7700m and the machine died in July 2006 - I've been too pissed to even look at until last week. Alienware basically wants this in order to help me any further:
1. $129 for extend my service plan so i can talk to their "support" people.
2. Me to pay for shipping to Alienware
3. Me to pay for labor + parts to fix this
4. Me to pay for return shipping
I refuse to pay $129 US for their support technician to say "are you REALLY REALLY REALLY sure you have it plugged in?" I called in once before due to the machine shutting itself off during a game (it was heating issues - the vid card fan won't turn on automatically) and the tech said "well, just don't play that game" - unbelievable. I never called them again - they are useless. You'd think they would be able to diagnose a heating issue after all the posts on this message board. I confirmed the issue myself after a friend on here pointed me at the "Getthermal" download which showed the vid card getting up to 125 Celcius. My left wrist suddenly catching fire was also a good indicator.
Anyway, I figured this current issue was fairly serious - likely the mobo but I took it to the local laptop shop kuz they said "OHHH ye$$$ we can certainly diagno$e and fix this". They said it was the power supply...so i figured what the heck - a second power supply would be handy even if this isn't the problem and fought with Alienware for 2 weeks to send me a @#$#ing power supply. When I finally ordered it and they took my $$$ and I waited a week & then called in to find out why my order hadn't changed status they informed me: "these are on back order" and didn't know when they would have stock. When it was available at the end of the week, they did Fedex it to me though which was nice. The other agrivating thing about it is they had to get me in a conference call with Visa to validate my shipping address for a $100 dollar part. I've spent more on concert tickets online without issue. Their purchasing system is a joke.
Anyway, the real point of my post: Who manufactures the 71-D90T0-D05 motherboard?
I can't seem to find it in any posts. A friend of mine thinks it is Intel but on some parts site it shows it as being Sager...however, it's really a rebranded Clevo machine so with all this conflicting information I'm trying to track down who exactly makes the motherboard so I can try and find it locally.
For me, =