Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 9400 Notebook ?

Problems with Dell Inspiron 9400 Video Memory conflict -

\015 Please help resolve the following error message: -\015\012Extended Test - Service Tag FBDZ2BX\015\012Error Code 5300:0119 \015\012Msg. Detected a failure which writing and reading video memory. Video\015\012Mode 4h(320x2004) ADDRESS B8044h, expected to read FFFFFFFFh bu read\015\012FFFFFFEFh instead, The given error code and message can be\015\012used by Dell Tech Support to help diagnose the problem.\015\012I thought the problem may have been caused by an application i recently\015\012downloaded, Freevideo converter YouTube to Ipod that i have since\015\012removed.Dell Hong Kong unwilling to help because warranty expired and without $$$ up front. Laptop is just 22 months old, now only runs on "safe mode". My search through internet reveals that this is one major problem with the inspiron 9400 that I am beginning to hate. Please help.\015

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This solution is totally incorrect. He is having the problem that many of us face with the GeForce Go 7900 GS and the Inspiron 9400. There is a known issue with eventual overheating and the video card going bad. This is specific to the single-pipeline chip, in which their is a new dual-pipeline style that fixes the cooling/overheating issue that eventually fries the video chip. Dell has not 100% took ownership of this. I am on my fourth fried video card (thank god for the 3-year warranty I got) in which they have previously replaced with the single-pipeline style. This time they are finally replacing the laptop with either a new Inspiron 9400 (better be dual-pipeline chip) or a NEW equivalent laptop.
This error is common to the 9400 and m1710 and is a GPU/video error due to thermal stress on the chip the expansion and lead free solder is the cause.\012No fix even a replacement will fail in time used cards are likely to fail even dell only offers 90 days warranty.\012The problem is a bios error in that the fans kick in too late.\012Dell are fully aware of this error yet the bios in the m1710 is 4 years old.
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