I have a D630 with system board problems.
I have a new board, and would like to transfer my service tag number to the new board.
As I understand it, this tag is stored in the BIOS.
How would I go about transferring it? I did not get ant manuals / CDs / software / etc. with the board.
Please check the steps below for updating Service Tag on the system. These steps would only work if the new motherboard supports this option:
Once the system board is replaced, turn on the system and press <F2> to enter the BIOS.
The BIOS then boots into the Service Tag screen.
Press <Enter> to start the Service Tag scroll bar.
Use the arrow keys to enter the Service Tag.
When the Service Tag has been entered correctly, press <Enter>.
Press <Enter> to save the new Service Tag entry.
Use the arrow keys to highlight the Save/Exit button and then press <Enter>.
The system reboots.
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Thanks and RegardsSandeep P#iworkfordell
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Thanks a lot for the info... unfortunately I have another problem!
When I changed the board out, not the laptop will not boot. It gets about 1/4 of the way into the BIOS screen and hangs. It is a NVIDIA system board, T9500 processor. The BIOS is way behind (A09) and I know I need to update it as well (to A18). However, unless I cn get it beyond the BIOS load screen I do not know how to do this.
I included a picture of the screen at boot. It will stay like this for at least 30 minutes, and the chips get quite hot as well.
Any help most appreciated.
Kindly re seat the LCD cable to make sure it is connected properly. Make sure that you have no peripherals connected to the system and try again.
If the issue still persists then the new motherboard might be faulty or not compatible. Update of BIOS is only possible once the system completes the POST( Power on Self Test).
I'm going to guess that you probably bought a used motherboard. The boards with the nVidia GPU are notorious for failing (actually it's the GPU that fails) and that is typically what your screen will look like when that happens.