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So quick question here, hoping someone can help.

My buddies Alienware m14x's GPU died and was wondering where we could get a new dedicated card.

The GPU in question is a GT555M

Thanks!
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So quick question here, hoping someone can help.

My buddies Alienware m14x's GPU died and was wondering where we could get a new dedicated card.

The GPU in question is a GT555M

Thanks!

As far as I know the GT555M is soldered to the board.. Your buddy is out of luck.
Unless he can return it under warranty still? I have no idea how old the laptop is.

That or you could oven bake it and probably save it thumb.gif
 
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So quick question here, hoping someone can help.

My buddies Alienware m14x's GPU died and was wondering where we could get a new dedicated card.

The GPU in question is a GT555M

Thanks!

I'm pretty sure the R1 has a soldered GPU onto the board and the R2 is able to be replaced, I'm taking your buddy has a R2?

It's slim pickings with it being an older card (if it's even detachable) I'd suggest getting a different, more current card if you have a R2 on your hands.
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Thank you for your input,

After seeing him again i am assuming he has the R1 laptop from his service tag# 459B5 R1

So it looks like we will have to use the oven trick to try and bring this GPU back online. Is there any guides for this using laptops?

Dell is asking about $450 bucks for repairs....so he will be on integrated until this is fixed
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