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Attention All Alienware M15x users

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a b D Laptop
January 9, 2010 2:38:04 PM

Read this engadget report and be cautious when updating your BIOS:

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We've received a slew of tips this morning that Dell's latest BIOS update for the Alienware M15x laptop is causing some pretty ugly issues. According to reports this is a different sort of update, run from an application rather than installed separately, and after the first reboot the machine gets to the POST screen then... nothing.


link: http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/09/bios-update-for-alie...

This is coming after Dell released an update for some of it's other laptops which were having thermal throttling issues. That BIOS update also failed to work. Not a very good PR image for Dell.
a c 244 D Laptop
January 9, 2010 2:50:57 PM

Yes just saw many users reporting that the new BIOS destroyed their machine,it seems so odd why dell released such a BIOS
January 9, 2010 9:24:13 PM

Maziar said:
Yes just saw many users reporting that the new BIOS destroyed their machine,it seems so odd why dell released such a BIOS


Kinda sounds backwards from the G51j. Their BIOS was messed up when they shipped them out (Causing all those BSODs). Dell had something working and then ruined it... Didn't they test it before they made it available for the users? Who knows, it's Dell...
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January 10, 2010 1:29:54 PM

fgocards said:
Kinda sounds backwards from the G51j. Their BIOS was messed up when they shipped them out (Causing all those BSODs). Dell had something working and then ruined it... Didn't they test it before they made it available for the users? Who knows, it's Dell...


LOVE the sig! lol
a b D Laptop
January 10, 2010 2:26:16 PM

fgocards said:
Didn't they test it before they made it available for the users? Who knows, it's Dell...


It's only affecting some laptops, so more than likely they did test it, but didn't run into the issue.

And I've been using Dell for a while; both my brother and my dad have Dell laptops, the family PC is a Dell Dimension, I have 2 Dell LCD monitors and we have a Dell LCD TV. Only the TV has had an issue and they replaced and upgraded it for free even though it was out of warranty. So all in all, I have no complaint against Dell.
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