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Ralphbob5

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I have a Dell M1710 Laptop that has a video problem. The computer can only be started in safe mode. When trying to boot normally, it keeps recycling, and never finishes loading. I tried updating the video card drivers, same result. I finally disable the video card, and then the computer loads and works fine, except for playing DVDs, which won't play. If I re-enable the card, it will then work for a short period of time before shutting down. The computer worked fine for over a year. I also opened the case and tried reseating the video card. Still no luck!
Is there a possible cheaper replacement card I can use? The replacment for the NVIDIA Ge force Go 7950 GTX is in the $600.00 range.

Specs:
Dell M1710
Windows Vista Ultimate Service Pack 1
T2400 CPU 1.83 gig
4.0 gig Ram
32 bit os

Thanks for your help!

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Laptops are not upgradable and as a general rule are not user-serviceable. Therefore if you have a hardware issue on a laptop that comes down to a component problem such as the video card or the motherboard, the laptop is generally beyond economic repair.
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I have a Dell M1710 Laptop that has a video problem. The computer can only be started in safe mode. When trying to boot normally, it keeps recycling, and never finishes loading. I tried updating the video card drivers, same result. I finally disable the video card, and then the computer loads and works fine, except for playing DVDs, which won't play. If I re-enable the card, it will then work for a short period of time before shutting down. The computer worked fine for over a year. I also opened the case and tried reseating the video card. Still no luck!
Is there a possible cheaper replacement card I can use? The replacment for the NVIDIA Ge force Go 7950 GTX is in the $600.00 range.

Specs:
Dell M1710
Windows Vista Ultimate Service Pack 1
T2400 CPU 1.83 gig
4.0 gig Ram
32 bit os

Thanks for your help!

Ralphbob5


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Does this mean I can only replace with the same card?

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Usually means you can't replace it with anything as its unique to the machine. Far cheaper to replace the entire laptop with new statutory warranty.
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Thanks for the advice!
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