there goes another Dell Latitude D630

I always asked myself when this particular notebook will fail. Almost everybody I know who got this notebook got his mainboard replaced in the last year. Now it seems that it’s time for my Latitude to get a new set of chips.

It crashed while I was using it and since that it only boots up like this:


Oh I looked up which graphic chip that actually is. It’s a NVidia NVS135 chip – not like I thought the NVS160 which is embedded in my current generation latitude. Thank god I got 3 year repair and replacement….

  1. #1 by Janez on November 1, 2009 - 18:39

    have the same problem on my Dell D630 laptop. Is motherboard replacement really necessary?

    • #2 by bietiekay on November 1, 2009 - 19:24

      well depends… they tried the cooler-replacement which did not work, so they replaced the mainboard… which did the trick.

  2. #3 by Janez on November 8, 2009 - 17:38

    trying to find mainbord replacement. Do you know is motherboard for Dell Latitude D630 Part# R872J compatible with Part# PN302. Both have Nvidia GPU.

    thanks for the answer.

  3. #4 by kaupz on November 18, 2009 - 12:46

    i had the same problem with d630 in dock with to monitors,
    and the system board was replaced,
    now my coworker has already second mobo but still the same problem.

    i found from google, that dell gives extra 12months warranty to gpu issue


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