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Alienware m15x not powering on

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September 21, 2012 7:20:48 PM

Hello,
I bought a new Alienware m15x a year back and it has worked fine until last night. I was using it normally, and suddenly it powered off. I looked down and the indicator light on the power cable had turned off. (Usually it glows blue.) I unplugged it from the wall socket and plugged it back in, and it began glowing blue again. However, when I plugged it into the computer and tried to turn it on, the computer would not power on and the cable turned the light off again. Nothing I have tried to do has solved this and I am getting no beep codes. Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you.
September 21, 2012 7:44:53 PM

internal psu is gone.
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September 21, 2012 7:47:16 PM

cia24 said:
internal psu is gone.

How would it become 'gone'?
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September 21, 2012 7:51:40 PM

I mean the plug or one of the connections on the mothboard is shorting it.

before we do anything else go try the power brink and laptop on a diffrent outlet.

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September 21, 2012 7:52:29 PM

I have owned alienwares for years just a key bit of info, They over heat the m15x really over heats causeing damage to the motherboard. could take a week could take 2 years.
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September 21, 2012 7:53:14 PM

Yeah, I've tried on a few different outlets. I get the same result every time.
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September 21, 2012 7:53:24 PM

cia24 said:
internal psu is gone.

Umm correct me if Im wrong but those boxes on the power cords are the psus and laptops don't have internal power supplies
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September 21, 2012 7:54:42 PM

cbrunnem said:
Umm correct me if Im wrong but those boxes on the power cords are the psus and laptops don't have internal power supplies



ofc, I meant the connections on which it runs through.
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September 21, 2012 7:55:00 PM

cia24 said:
ofc, I meant the connections on which it runs through.

So how do I solve this?
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September 21, 2012 7:59:01 PM

seewasp said:
So how do I solve this?



Find a m15x dissismboly guide take it apart and look for connections that have a broken solder or look burnt. I do not know how much skill you have in this area but it is not hard.

part 1# http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7KUTPbDX1Q

part 2# http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ce88AbdLZ9E

part 3# http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXinNzNI6lc

My spelling is bad you can thank my phone for that lol.


Similar thread-- http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/65930-35-alienware-m1...
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September 30, 2012 9:14:14 PM

Best answer selected by seewasp.
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October 1, 2012 2:46:49 AM

seewasp said:
Best answer selected by seewasp.

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