This 13.3-inch high-end laptop, released on June 26, 2007, features the Santa Rosa platform.

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The display flickers and goes down.

I have a Dell Xps M1330, it works great but sometimes it shuts down by itself. When is powering on the display go all white for awhile.

I try powering on several times until the display goes normal again. So I believe its the graphics chip that's causing the problems.

What can I do?

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You can check the graphics chip by hooking up to an external monitor. But I believe your problem is a failing hard drive because of the white screen. I have a unit in right now that came in with only a white screen and the new hard drive fixed it. Try booting from your system installation disk and see if it fails, do this with and without the hard drive installed.

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Shut the machine completely down. Then power it up while holding FN.

It will go through a series of hardware tests.

The only test that you may not see the results is the graphics test. If the card is bad you'll here a series of beeps constantly chiming over and over.

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