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GTX 660M black screen after installing driver

By FoxKhan
Apr 4, 2015
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  1. Hello,

    I own a custom laptop on an MSI 16F2 platform. Few weeks ago my GTX 670M card died.

    Out of better options, I bought an used GTX 660M from an acquaintance.

    I had it installed, started Windows and everything looked OK. Then I installed the Nvidia drivers and after reboot, right after the loading screen, I got a black screen (with the screen still lit).

    I went into Safe mode and uninstalled the driver. Then installed again and got the same result. Went into Bios, change settings, tried resetting CMOS, nothing worked. Installed Windows 7 Ultimate again, then Windows 8, same thing. I also tried the driver modding instructions on this forum, still nothing.

    I have no clue what is wrong. If you have any idea, please help me with this.

    Thank you,

    Fox
     
  2. FoxKhan

    FoxKhan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have connected the laptop to an external monitor and it works with the Nvidia driver installed. The laptop screen works just fine without the drivers. I would really appreciate any form of help. Is it maybe the BIOS?

    Thx,
    Fox
     
  3. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +8

  4. FoxKhan

    FoxKhan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you for your answer. Yes, I can change the default display, but I get no image on the laptop display. From what I have learned until now, this is because the MSI BIOS can't recognize the Dell (Alienware) MXM card ID. I will get back to this when I know more. If anyone can help with this, please do.

    Thank you,
    Fox
     

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