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My Dell M5830 beeps 7 rimes no screen

My laptop is a year old and my screen went out. It beeps 7 times. Im being told its a motherboard problem

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I don't seem to find a Dell M5830 Mark. Sure that is right? (Dell Support, and internet -Nada) Post back in a Comment.

Posted on Dec 04, 2012

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  • Mark Dzierwa Dec 04, 2012

    Joe Its a M5030 Sorry. Is it fixable? Is it wort fixing?

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    joecoolvette Dec 07, 2012

    Sorry, missed this one. Is it worth fixing? I'll let you decide Mark; The problem is the graphics chipset. More specifically the mounting of the graphics chipset; and more specifically; the cooling for the graphics chipset. Let's regress for a moment; and catch up the technology I just named; Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C. Integrated Circuit,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_... The I.C., or chipset used for graphics is a GPU, Graphics Processing Unit,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPU As far as I can tell the GPU used is Integrated Graphics. ATI Radeon Mobility HD4250.http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-15-m50... Part of the GPU is in the AMD M880G motherboard chipset, and part is in the G84-600-A2 graphics chipset,http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-nVIDIA-G84-6... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G84#GeForce...

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    joecoolvette Dec 07, 2012

    The graphics chipset is mounted to the motherboard, with a BGA surface mount. Ball Grid Array.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball_grid_a... To explain the BGA surface mount, let's use an older Intel Pentium 4 processor, that uses a Socket 478 processor socket,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_478 The bottom of the processor has Contact Pins. 478 of 'em. The processor socket has 478 matching socket holes. With a BGA surface mount, there are no contact pins. In place of them are Solder Balls. In place of the socket holes, are matching Copper Pads, on the motherboard. (They are also gold plated ) The graphics chipset is set into place on the motherboard, with the Solder Balls lining up on the matching Copper Pads. Heat is applied at a Specific temperature, and length of time. This action melts the Solder Balls, and solders the graphics chipset TO the matching Copper Pads. (Which in turn solders the graphics chipset TO the motherboard) With inadequate cooling for the graphics chipset, the graphics chipset repeatedly overheats. This softens the solder joints made. (Solder connections) Then the laptop is turned off, and the solder joints cool down, and re-solidify. THIS causes Cold Solder Joints, and a poor contact of graphics chipset TO motherboard. SO,........the repair is NOT to simply have the graphics chipset PROPERLY reflowed, (BGA Rework Station), bit to also add more surface area, to the small metal plate of the Cooling Tube. Otherwise the SAME problem will occur again. The cooling components for the laptop are; 1) Cooling Tube: Slightly flattened copper tube, sealed on both ends, and filled with Nitrogen. 2) Heatsink: Small thin piece of metal, that has Tall, Thin fins protruding from it. 3) Fan Assembly: Small multi-bladed fan inside a D-shaped shroud.http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Inspiron-M5... Here you see a view of it upside down. It turns over, and mounts. In the front you see the D-shaped Fan Assembly. At the very front of it, is the rectangular finned Heatsink. From the Fan Assembly you see the copper Cooling Tube, and it's attached small metal plates in different shapes. The 'Arrow Head' shape sits on the GPU. (Graphics chipset) The 'Tablet' shape that is on the copper Cooling Tube, and closest to the Fan Assembly; sits on the Processor.http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-DELL-Inspiro... The Processor socket is dark Gray(?) with a smaller rectangular hole in it. (And full of socket holes) To the Right of it is the graphics chipset. In retrospect it looks as though BOTH the graphics chipset metal area of the Cooling Tube, and Processor metal area on the Cooling Tube; need to be increased in surface area. Here is one tech's method of doing that. Laptop shown is HP Pavilion dv6000 series. Posted for Reference, and NOT advertising,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEpnqhRYG... Also, watch a BGA Rework Station in action, and learn more about the BGA surface mount,http://www.ersa.com/art-ir-pl-650-346-14... Scroll down, and click on the Red - Take a few minutes to view the IR 650 demo video. PLUS; wear an ESD wrist strap. Electro Static Discharge. Your body carries Static electricity, and if you don't wear one, and have it's alligator clip attached to a good ground source, you will fry out (Short Circuit) the laptop; and turn it into an expensive doorstop. Average cost is $3 to $6. Set a large metal serving tray on the table you're working on, and connect to it. (Unpainted) Or a large metal knickknack. (Unpainted) Dell Support > Inspiron M5030 Notebook PC > Service Manual download page,http://search.dell.com/results.aspx?s=dh... Dell Inspiron N5020 / M5030 / N5030 Service Manual - in blue. (PDF file. After you click give it up to 30 seconds, before the first page comes up) Regards, joecoolvette Thank you for the rating!

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