Alienware 18 - Core i7 4th Gen / 32GB RAM / 250GB SSD / iGPU
Lets start off with the story for this machine.
I purchased this laptop 2nd hand from a guy who said that it doesn't turn on at all, No sign of power or anything.
Now because i'm an IT guy and do like to repair all kinds of laptops/desktops, I had some spare time and wanted to give it a go at repairing.
Came across a couple of problems:
1. I've taken it apart and realised that the guy that has sold it to me has given it a red hot go trying to fix it himself,
I found the issue to why it wouldn't turn on (Ribbon cable from power button to Motherboard had bent contacts)
I have fixed this and made it working again, There might be a need for a new cable later down the track.
2. Cannot get the two AMD cards to work in the machine, Both presenting different issues, I was going to order new cards and crossfire cable as that has been another cable damaged by the previous owner.
3. Not as critical as the rest as no one games on a battery, But the battery is holding charge, but only for about 20 minutes and then it's empty. I find it lasts longer without the GPU's inside.
I have found all the parts online to fix this laptop but unfortunately after about a year of this thing sitting around doing nothing I haven't found the time to work on it and it's hit a time for me to give up unfortunately due to work and money.
This laptop is perfect for someone that has the time to sit down, fix it's GPU's and this would make one awesome Gaming laptop.
It's RGB is amazing, Alienware systems have the best RGB personally.
Items included in this auction:
2x Dell 330W AC Adaptors
1x Original Alienware 18 box with manual and disc (Okay condition, slightly chipped box)
1x Alienware 18 Backpack (Backpack is slightly scratched up, but still in good condition)
This model was specc'd up from factory, I will list the specs under here
CPU: 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4 930MX Processor (Overlocked, 8 MB Cache, up to 4.3GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
RAM: 32GB Total (4x Samsung 8GB DDR3L 12800s @ 1600Mhz Dual Channel)
HDD: Samsung 250GB mSATA SSD (Still has room for 2x 2.5" drives)
GPU: Intel HD Graphics 4600 (This came with Dual AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics with a total of 8GB GDDR5) but as advised above, These need to be tested further or replaced. Integrated graphics (Intel) working fine
Screen: 18.4 inch WLED FHD (1920 X 1080)
ODD: Matshita Blu Ray Burner BU-RE
- Date Listed:05/12/2019
- Last Edited:05/12/2019
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