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Repair information and troubleshooting for the Dell Alienware 15 R2, a gaming computer made by Dell.

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plugged a usb in to my laptop and just went dead

I have same problem as above, plugged a usb in to my laptop and just went dead no lights, but when I plug the power cable in the light is a blue circle.

Update (08/30/2022)

Is their a schematic for the 15 r2 — AAP21 LA-CI2P

Rev: 2.

0 ( A01)

2015-10 - 01

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D M you've checked the Rev 1.0 to see if that at least would get you into the ball park?

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Yes there is a schematic, I can search for it , or maybe on sorin-s forum , aniway It seems that my M11X died in similar way , Plug'ed in a "so called SSD kingstone msata" , and it not post anymore. I wen't trough flashing the bios , and it complete's but no success after. The key combo to activate the Phoenix Crisis Recovery on the M11x is simply pressing the "END" key while plugging in the A/C cord . And it beeps confirmation after finishing (read's from USB tumbdrive).

Opened up the M11X , and found a few stuff wrong inside , was missing something at GPU lvl , SMD mounted that and flow-n it , but southbrige heat's up (more than it should) , and Not enough voltage after power-up to GPU (reads 1. someting or 2.v nowhere near enough , so may be a busted vrm also) , I just gave up for now . Was unable to determine the corect procedure to fix it , (it beeps so bios seems fine , but blank screen , fan's loud - that's it).

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Try removing batteries, pressing holding power button to drain power(more time you press the less likely you need to repeat procedure), re test with a good known power adapter. Check old power adapter to see if correct voltage is given, using voltage meter.... if nothing works reseat ram(use 1 module) ,repeat procedure. Or gpu or ram or bios or power problem(these are most likely culprit.)

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Yes there is a schematic, I can search for it , or maybe on sorin-s forum , aniway It seems that my M11X died in similar way , Plug'ed in a "so called SSD, internal slot" , and it not post anymore. I wen't trough flashing the bios , and it complete's but no success after. The key combo to activate the Phoenix Crisis Recovery on the M11x is simply pressing the "END" key while plugging in the A/C cord . And it beeps confirmation after finishing (read's from USB tumbdrive).

Opened up the M11X , and found a few stuff wrong inside , was missing something at GPU lvl , SMD mounted that and reflow-n it , but southbrige heat's up (more than it should) , and Not enough voltage after power-up to GPU (reads 1. someting or 2.v nowhere near enough , so maybe a busted vrm also) , I just gave up for now . Was unable to determine the corect procedure to fix it , (it beeps so bios seems fine , but blank screen , fan's loud - that's it).

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