djluda876
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Can the Aurora R3 motherboard with the R1 ALX mio board?

I had bought a alienware aurora alx, the board went bad on me, so i decided to update the board and so, the venting and lights arent working. The bios version that came on the motherboard is A05, i am not sure about the MIO firmware version, but the orange light comes on the MIO board and all the interior lights work so i still having hope that it isnt bricked. Thanks in advance

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Tesla1856
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Re: Can the Aurora R3 motherboard with the R1 ALX mio board?

Test MIO-Board with Dell Diags (outside of Windows).


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djluda876
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Re: Can the Aurora R3 motherboard with the R1 ALX mio board?

i didnt get a

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djluda876
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Re: Can the Aurora R3 motherboard with the R1 ALX mio board?

I didnt get a resource cd for the machine and i am in Jamaica with the machine now.. i dont see the test coming up for it when i go in the utility partition, it just runs right into loading windows and thats it, I tried a command center that actually loads but all the readings are at zero and isnt picking anything up

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Tesla1856
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Re: Can the Aurora R3 motherboard with the R1 ALX mio board?

I didnt get a resource cd for the machine

Create a new one. Burn this to disc or bootable USB flash drive:

Alienware 32-Bit Diagnostics (GUI for Alienware projects), v.A1382A0/A0494,
A1382A0

http://ftp.dell.com/Pages/Drivers/alienware-aurora-r3-all.html


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djluda876
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Re: Can the Aurora R3 motherboard with the R1 ALX mio board?

none of the links are going through 😞

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Tesla1856
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Re: Can the Aurora R3 motherboard with the R1 ALX mio board?

none of the links are going through 😞

 
Careless coding or corruption ... thanks Dell.  
 
Here, try this:
 
 
from here:
 


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djluda876
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Re: Can the Aurora R3 motherboard with the R1 ALX mio board?

What is the function of the mio board, and is it a case that the alx mio board can work on a r3 motherboard?
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Tesla1856
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Re: Can the Aurora R3 motherboard with the R1 ALX mio board?

1. What is the function of the mio board,

2. and is it a case that the alx mio board can work on a r3 motherboard?

 
It controls the fans, lights, louver fins and everything else hooked up to it (see PDF Owners and Service Manuals).
 
The Aurora R1 and Aurora R3 use the same MIO-Board.
 
ALX Model MIO-Boards are a little different than Non-ALX boards because they do more things (all the extra parts and headers are soldered in).
 
Pretty sure the R3 could have been ordered from factory as Aurora-R3-ALX model. If so, it would use the same MIO-Board as Aurora-R1 ALX.
 
Basically, only the motherboard changed between R1 and R3.


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djluda876
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Re: Can the Aurora R3 motherboard with the R1 ALX mio board?

So can it be a case that the command center can be a issue or the windows 7 because the interior lights are working

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