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Frankenstiened M17x R1

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Hello to everyone out there. I'm in the middle of piecing my 17x together but need a power ribbon and the touch pad to finish it up anyone got a spare they wanna sell for a good price.
 

ZWM_Alien

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Congratulations! I've already been doing that myself - built an M17xR2 not so long ago. Still have a few issues, but so far it's cool. :)

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I have a used cable I got on ebay - wouldn't charge more than a couple bucks for it. I also have an extra HDD connector for the secondary drive and some extra screws. PM me if interested. As for the touchpad, you can find some decent deals on ebay, but you'll probably be missing the ribbon cable that goes with it. I've been searching heavily for a reliable source but I haven't come up with anything yet. Still looking. If I come up with anything, I'll let you know.
 
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Congratulations! I've already been doing that myself - built an M17xR2 not so long ago. Still have a few issues, but so far it's cool. :)

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I have a used cable I got on ebay - wouldn't charge more than a couple bucks for it. I also have an extra HDD connector for the secondary drive and some extra screws. PM me if interested. As for the touchpad, you can find some decent deals on ebay, but you'll probably be missing the ribbon cable that goes with it. I've been searching heavily for a reliable source but I haven't come up with anything yet. Still looking. If I come up with anything, I'll let you know.


Sadly I completed it with a track pad from an acer but my motherboard doesn't post which blows
 

ZWM_Alien

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That's odd. Generally when you get a palmrest for an R1/R2 the track pad is included. Then all you need to deal with is finding that ribbon cable...

Speaking of which, I think I'm close to locating one. Sent the specs to a seller on ebay who sells nothing but ribbon cables. If he can supply the part, and, more importantly, if it works, I will post here so anyone looking for it can benefit. I really dislike Dell Technical support anymore...
 
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That's odd. Generally when you get a palmrest for an R1/R2 the track pad is included. Then all you need to deal with is finding that ribbon cable...

Speaking of which, I think I'm close to locating one. Sent the specs to a seller on ebay who sells nothing but ribbon cables. If he can supply the part, and, more importantly, if it works, I will post here so anyone looking for it can benefit. I really dislike Dell Technical support anymore...
I frankenstiened the track pad from an old acer aspire 6530 laptop my brother had kicking around. didn't work. I've finally got the system running tho. needed new ram. lol system is ugly but it works just need to fine a used alienware video card for it so it can be used for games
 
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Finally have this working right. Need to know if anyone can modify the a07 bios to support the GeForce 765m. I have one coming in the mail that will support the form factor but I need to mod bios to support it and never done this
 
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