Question about Dell Inspiron 9400 Notebook
This is the memory problem //try to change the RAM...
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
From the symptoms and a breif discussion with Dell technical support its clear that there is an issue with the Video card and the fan located on it.
Run the Dell diagnostics to verify the operation of the fans. If the video card fan is not running, DO NOT use the system - you'll turn a $50 fan replacement into the need to replace a $400 video card.
If this card has been in your system for a while, not a new install, then your GPU is going bad. You might try updating drivers for the GPU and testing the memory, but it looks like a bad GPU chip.
No changes to your monitor? No chance the monitor cable from the unit is loose, checked the connections on both ends?
Run the Dell Diagnostics for hardware, on F12 Boot Sequence, drop down to Diagnostics, you can check the memtest, prepost, etc, but you need to drop down and do a hardware test or a system tree test.
Please follow the link bellow to understand how to replace the graphics card.
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Posted on Jun 23, 2009
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