Dell XPS M1530 won't boot

By camahule ยท 106 replies
Oct 24, 2009
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  1. saravanaprabhu_

    saravanaprabhu_ TS Rookie

    I am facing the same problem. The hair dryer fix last for couple of days. I called dell @ India for fixing this. They are asking for 11,000 INR for a one time fix. this will cover all damaged hardware except consumable parts like battery. But I tried to explain that this is only GPU issue and I am not ready to spent 11,000 INR for just a GPU. But no positive response from them. If I file a small claim in India, please let me know how to do it?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    I would start a new thread for this...
  3. robertch

    robertch TS Rookie

    Thanks to the heardryer!!!(y)

    my Dell XPS M1350 is alive again.

    My first ever computer repair with something form the bathrooom.

    60 second heaing up an he start up.

  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Hopefully it will last robertch:)
  5. robertch

    robertch TS Rookie

    Still running (without hairdryer)(y)
  6. rchedde

    rchedde TS Rookie

    Hi all, I am new here, but I am at my wits end with a Dell XPS M1530. here's the issue and what I have done so far. I am familiar with the "baking" of the GPU as I have done them on a few HP's myself. Status thus far: 1) xps display is almost non-existent when screen is plugged in (but back-light flickers). 2) when I unplug the screen cable from the MOBO it boots normal on an external.
    Normally I would conclude that the screen or inverter needs to be changed, but I have done this already and this current screen display was "normal" this morning, however, boot time was approx. 10 mins longer than when I plugged in an external monitor. I reset CMOS as well. Also after I changed to this screen the display was very dim although the brightness was maximized both on the BIOS and from the control panel.
    Feel free to ask me any questions .......I AM at my wits end here....
    any help will be appreciated
  7. Manjx15

    Manjx15 TS Rookie

    Very sceptical.. but the hair-dryer worked for me too! Not sure for how long.. so it's soaking now, but at least I can access stuff.

    Many thanks.

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