Blank screen on startup on Alienware M17X R1 with F415N mobo?
So I'm been using this Alienware M17X R1 for a while now. Unfortunately, I seem to have encountered an error that's troubling. When I switch on the machine, it doesn't display anything on the screen. No post. No Alienware logo, nothing. The lights on the keyboard and power/media contol panel come on. The GPU fan spins initially, then stops and then after 2 secs or so, the CPU fan spins constantly.
It does not show any flashing lights regarding caps, num or scroll. This tells me that everything is ok with the hardware, according to the Dell site?
Anyways, I've tried reseting CMOS + power drain and reboot a bunch of times. Tried reseating the various components too. Pretty much took this apart and reassembled like 20 times. I've also done a ton of research on various websites and forums with no joy. Practically, all answers just go in circles. I just want the thing to work.
My specs are as follows:
Processor: Q9000 core 2 quad
GPU: single Nvidia 460M GTX 1.5gb Ram on primary slot (left)
Ram: 1333mhz DDR 3: 6 GB (one 2GB and one 4GB)
HDD: 60 GB SSD Kingston
Please can you guys give direct/to the point answers. Thanks.
All help/info appreciated.
Is this a good question?