Tried to install new HDD laptop beeped turned it off and now .....

littlebobby3

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Dec 22, 2014
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so long story short, found a HDD of mine i used in the past just a regular SATA 80GB HDD for a laptop. Now, i decided i would just plug this into my laptop no problem. well the laptop beeped beeped and beeped about 4 times then i just turned the computer off. took it out was like ok nevermind then! well now my Nvidia GPU is GONE yes GONE not in device manager the drivers dont detect it its not in the BIOS nothing period. i cant even tell you what GPU i have in this laptop. its is GONE.

now i have attempted system restore, safe mode, checking the bios ... windows repair EVERYTHING. and it all seems to end in ERRORS. even did a sfc/scannow in cmd said everything was 100% A-OK.

seeing as i do play games id really love some help here. and yes ... its a DELL <(
 

C12Friedman

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It's important that the beep code number is accurate. If it is/was 4 beeps, it is related to ram and the suggested fix would be to unplug the power adapter, remove battery, open ram cover, remove ram then reseat ram, close cover, put in battery, plug in adapter, attempt to power on. See where you get doing that.
 

littlebobby3

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Dec 22, 2014
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The beeps weren't consecutive, it was more like ... beep ..... beep .... beep ..... beep .... beep.

But it was on going and it got annoying, so I powered off the laptop.

I have since reset the RAM since and no difference.
 

littlebobby3

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Dec 22, 2014
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still cannot figure out why my GPU is missing ... NOTHING detects it what so ever... my Nvidia control panel doesnt even open. really dont want to have to reformat just to find out that my GPU is dead.
 

littlebobby3

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Dec 22, 2014
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the model is Inspiron 17R-7720

i did a full reformat of the HDD and reinstalled all the drivers as well through the dell disks that were provided. still no GPU.
 

littlebobby3

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i have tried this i have even run the graphics test they provide ... the test only tested the Intel HD 4000 before i have run this test and it would test the HD 4000 then the Nvidia GT 650m ... but its like it doesnt exist
 
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