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COOLING FAN DONT WORK ON DELL XPS M2010

I HAD LOST MY DISPLY,FOUND OUT I NEED TO CHANGE MY VIDEO CARD,CHANGED THAT,GOT MY DISPLAY,BUT THE CD ROM IS NOT RECOGNISED,ALSO THE COOLING FANS ARE'NT WORKING,

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  • paylessprodu Jan 12, 2009

    this is a laptop,and yes all the plugs were put back in order,if i take out the video card the fans start working,and when i put the card back on the bay(mother board) they go off

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    Are you sure all the plugs went back in the right place when you put the computer back together?

  • pcgeek08 May 11, 2010

    Is this a laptop, or a desktop?

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This can help minimize the problem.

If it gives you the sound you can post here the LEDs on the keyboard so i can tell you what it means or simply you can contact dell tech support for further help.

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If they've changed everything else, why didn't they replace the power supply? That's the next part to target for replacement, other than the on/off switch (or button) itself. With no system board beep codes it's apparent that the mobo isn't gettting any juice at all.

Also try disconnecting everything from the mobo but the power supply - including pulling add-on cards. One or more attached devices may be contributing to the problem. If it comes to life start adding things back until it fails - you've just identified the culprit.

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you need the video drivers to your video card.

You can find the drivers at Dell.com and use your Service tag number to find all your drivers :)

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Dell XPS M2010 Starting Problems


Ok. Here is the thing. I hope everybody sold their problem, but I will just post for others who may experience the same thing.

1st believe it or not : there is nothing wrong with motherboard, as when you press the power button, computer will shut down. with defective motherboard it will just continue running untill you will unplug it.

2nd believe it or not : it can not be battery issue or hard drive issue, because it does not make any scenes in any way. I have to agree that hard drive on the right is semi-correct answer.

REASON:

IT is video card that messing up everything. And it is located right under right hard drive. That's why when somebody removed hard drive he/she accidentally corrected the cooling system of video card , which returned M2010 to live.

CONFIRMATION:

1. First remove the top cover from the computer. There are 2 sides the plastic things. If you look at the back of your laptop you will see 2 small holes , one on every edge of the back. You stick something there it will loose the front cover.
2. unscrew all the screws hat have ">" or "<" signs next to them. there are something about 15-16 screws in total: this will allow you to open the cover under wich you can find the motherboard and stuff. When you open the cover pry to start the computer, and you will see that fans will not start even after 1-2 minutes after you hit the power button.
3. Remove the right hard drive and under it you will find screws A, B, C, D (silver) and also 1,2,3,4 (black) unscrew the black ones first, them remove video card with the cooling mechanism. now try to turn on the machine. you can see that after like 20-30 seconds fans start working which means that motherboard is fine and it was the video card that was giving problems.

SOLUTION:

1. I am not sure what causes the issue but I have fixed it this way:
uscrew silver screws and disconnect cooling part from the actual video card.

2. clean both, video card and cooling system not touching sky blue foam ICs. That staff is needed to cool the chips on the video card.

3. let them dry for an hour or so after cleening, than apply some Thermal compound, thermal paste and re assemble the video card with the cooling staff. (mek sure no screw is loose or something)

4. put it back and turn on the computer. If it works , whell .. it works now :)

if not then either you levae some liquid on the video card or screws are loose. try to play a bit with screws. but my personal suggestion is just to wait for a minute or two until video card gets hot and fixes liquid problems itself :)

Try it. It worked for me perfectly ...

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