Issue with Alienware 13 R3 & AGA

Issue with Alienware 13 R3 & AGA

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miami_bob

Hi there!

I just bought a graphics amplifier fitting to my 13 R3.
Took the setup as shown by the Alienware Vid on Youtube, everything went well.

When I booted the R13, the AGA was recognized and the installed card, an Radeon RX 570 Armor was recognized correctly, but the Alienware Interface said that a reboot is needed to work correctly.

The device shut down and since then ... NOTHING.

Black Screen.

What I have tried already:
- Go to the BIOS. No success - the status light on the button went from blue to red but nothing happens.
- BIST. Nothing happens
- I've already connected an external Screen but also - nothing happens except that the fans go high.

As said before - I've done everything as told and didn't disconnect anything or so, that's why this error is a bit mysterious for me.

Any ideas on that?
What can or should I try next? 
What could cause the error and how can I reduce the failure sources?

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP In ADVANCE, everything is welcome and appreciated! 

Replies 4

elpitaya

Have you tried draining while pressing power for 1 minute or 2? without battery and disconnected from power?

Alienware 15 R3 i7-6820HK @4.1Ghz GTX 1070, 8 Gb DDR4 @2400, 512 GB SSD + 1 TB @7200 RPM

miami_bob edited

You mean like disconnecting the power and the battery cable inside and keep the power button pressed for 2 minutes? 
Edit: Tried that, nothing changed.
But thanks for the hint!


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elpitaya

miami_bob said:

You mean like disconnecting the power and the battery cable inside and keep the power button pressed for 2 minutes? 
Edit: Tried that, nothing changed.
But thanks for the hint!

yeah, had some luck?

Alienware 15 R3 i7-6820HK @4.1Ghz GTX 1070, 8 Gb DDR4 @2400, 512 GB SSD + 1 TB @7200 RPM