|02-10-2008, 01:13 AM||#1|
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inspiron 9300 video problems
I currently own a inspiron 9300. Lately i have been experiencing some video related issues. What happened was that my brother was playing his usual winning eleven when the image became corrupted and after a reboot, windows showed only a black screen.
What i did was to put the notebook into safe mode and it worked perfectly. In fact i am typing this in safe mode with networking. I tried to reinstall the graphic drivers too but what i found out was that without any drivers installed, i could boot normally into windows. I did a reformat of my drive(not that i think it would solve the problem) and it worked for a while until the graphic drivers are installed. I then used the dell diagnostics program and it appeared that the video ram is the cause of the problem.
Unfortunately at this point of time my warranty has already expired, and i am reluctant to call dell just yet as i would like to gain more insight. Am i right to say my graphic card is faulty and only a replacement of it can solve the problem? Also, can i purchase this card from ebay or anywhere myself and know that it will definitely work instead of contacting dell (i am guessing diy would be much cheaper than having dell fix it)?
Thanks guys, i will try to reply as soon as i can, i am currently enlisted into the army and only have the weekends out, so bear with me.
Intel Pentium M 740 (1.73 GHz)
Nanya Technology DDR2-SDRAM PC4300 - 512 MBytes
80 GB HDD
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
|02-10-2008, 05:59 AM||#2|
I'm pretty sure you will have to replace the entire motherboard to replace the graphics card (and it does sound like the graphics card is the problem). That's going to cost a lot -- probably $500-800 if you go through Dell. eBay may be slightly cheaper, but doing a motherboard replacement yourself is not for the faint of heart.
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|02-10-2008, 11:51 AM||#3|
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The video adapter is removable on that model.
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