TechSpot

Graphic adapter for Dell XPS M1530?

By Jingol2
Apr 7, 2013
Post New Reply
  1. Hello

    when I turn on laptop see this black screen !

    [​IMG]

    I hear windows 7 start sound and sure windows load

    I test by VGA cable with another monitor and see black screen at another monitor too

    I think GPU down !

    Do you think same ?

    what Graphic adapter I can put for Dell XPS M1530 again? ( cheaper )

    Thanks a lot
     
  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    You cant replace graphics cards for laptops. But I may have a solution. I would have first thought that this was a screen issue, but when you hooked it up to another monitor that idea was gone. I get this every once and a while when a graphics drivers isnt that great. What graphics adapter do you currently have?
     
  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Alright, I did some research and found out your PC has the nVidia Geforce 8400M GS. Try downloading these drivers according to your operating system:
    Windows 32 Bit driver
    Windows 64 Bit driver
    Once you download the driver, in the installer, make sure you chose the "Custom Install" option and check "Clean Install".
     
  4. Jingol2

    Jingol2 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    JC713 thank you for your help

    but can't see windows for install driver I can't see setup, DELL logo and ... too

    when turn on laptop I have black screen, I press F2 or F12 or F8 but don't show anything !
     
  5. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

Similar Topics

Add New Comment

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...