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M1530: Defect Video Card?

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My 3 year old M1530 Laptop recently went black. It starts with out any error beeps or unusual sounds but the screen stays black.  Connecting an external screen to the VGA port doesn't work either, so I think it isn't a screen problem but a video card one.

Can I get an replacement card from dell and are the costs worth it? What would sending in to dell cost approximately?

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kirkd
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Re: M1530: Defect Video Card?

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The system board will need to be replaced because the video circuity is on the board. Will run about $400 from Dell. There are services on e-Bay that will attempt to repair the board. Costs are about half that of Dell, and if they can't repair it, there is no charge.

XPS M1530, Win 10 CU Pro 32-bit
Inspiron E1705, Win 10 CU Pro 32-bit
Dimension 9100, Win 10 AU Pro 32 bit
Inspiron 660, Win 10 CU 64 bit
Inspiron 3668, Win 10 CU 64 bit
Asus T100 Tablet, Windows 10 CU 32 bit

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kirkd
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Re: M1530: Defect Video Card?

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The system board will need to be replaced because the video circuity is on the board. Will run about $400 from Dell. There are services on e-Bay that will attempt to repair the board. Costs are about half that of Dell, and if they can't repair it, there is no charge.

XPS M1530, Win 10 CU Pro 32-bit
Inspiron E1705, Win 10 CU Pro 32-bit
Dimension 9100, Win 10 AU Pro 32 bit
Inspiron 660, Win 10 CU 64 bit
Inspiron 3668, Win 10 CU 64 bit
Asus T100 Tablet, Windows 10 CU 32 bit