ati radeon 4560 mobility compatible replaceme

Packard bell / Lj65
November 15, 2010 at 01:37:11
Specs: Windows Vista
can i upgrade a ati radeon 4560 graphics card as i have been told it is faulty ,the symptoms are ,the unit powers on with the fan running thats all

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November 15, 2010 at 13:57:35
You have a laptop. The GPU is not replaceable. It is part of the motherboard so the only fix is to replace the motherboard.

Try an external monitor to determine if it is actually the GPU or the integral screen in the laptop.

Read your manual to determine how to make an external monitor work.

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November 15, 2010 at 14:10:18
Laptop no video (or video problems), and battery, AC adapter, power jack T shooting.

See response 1:

DO NOT plug in or unplug a monitor's video cable into / from a video port while the computer is running. Doing so can damage the monitor's circuits and/or the video adapter's circuits.

Some laptops will display on an external monitor without you having to do anything.

If you get no video on an external monitor, some laptops have a key combo that you must press to toggle the display to external video only / sometimes both / built in display video only - see the Owner's or User's manual for the model.

If you don't mind using an external monitor with your laptop, then there are also video adapters you can connect to a laptop that you can connect an external monitor to.
E.g. see this older subject, although some links in it may no longer work:

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November 28, 2010 at 09:10:13
Hi I felt I should say something due to the mis information you are being fed here. It is possible to change a graphics card on certain laptops, if they are not integrated chips. Laptops which have a graphics card can be upgraded but you need to buy a card which your motherboard can support and which has a compatible bios loaded. You can also buy one without the bios software but then you would have to load your manufacturers bios to the card yourself. here is the amd page for your card the ATI 4560 hd mobility. The one in the picture on that page has an MXM type A connector for the same slot. You have to find out which slot your laptop has. It will be either the MXM type II or the MXM type A like what is pictured on AMDs site.

Once you know which slot type you have getting the card you want is slightly harder. I looked on ebay and there arent any 4560 cards going at the moment. however there are 4650's

this one has a type II slot

and this one a type A

With the type II cards you can only go up to a ATI 4670 and then from then on the higher cards are all type III or type A. Google the Acer Guy to find out more about laptop video card upgrades. However I suggest you try an external monitor to see if its your laptop display or the card first. As these graphics cards are all around 100 pounds (200 dollars) or so. You will be only be able to upgrade to the limits that your motherboard can support so if you have a type II slot you can only go up a bit to the 4670 but if you have a type A you will likely be able to go up into more modern cards. Google is your friend.

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November 29, 2010 at 02:14:00
thanks for your reply the latest info i have is the laptop will not power up past the bios ,an external monitor has been tried.So i still need to determine ,is it the motherboard or graphics card seem to be getting conflicting diagnosis from local repair centres,i do not want to write off this laptop as it is only 14 months old,

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November 29, 2010 at 06:33:38

"It is possible to change a graphics card on certain laptops, if they are not integrated chips."

Most laptops DO NOT have a graphics CARD that can be removed.

snatchmo hasn't stated the make and model of his laptop, but the chances are probably 95% his graphics adapter is integrated into the mboard.


Local repair centers would be able to determine what is wrong better than anything we could suggest. If you are just telling them what is wrong and asking their opinion, of course their diagnosis is going to vary. The only way they can know for sure what is wrong is for them to have your laptop to examine and possibly take it apart, and you'd need to pay a fee for that, for at least an estimate.

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November 29, 2010 at 06:47:28
To add to tubes assessment, spending $200 on a chance that may fix things is a big gamble. Reading your links leads me to believe this MXM standard is in its infancy. Modification may be required.

I guess the OP could email tech support with their information and find out if the GPU is removable. The question of what is really wrong with the laptop still remains. I doubt any local shop will have another GPU to swap out for testing even if that is possible.

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November 29, 2010 at 11:36:34
thanks for your reply,the graphics card iam told is seperate to the motherboard i have been told in the reply from bob888 has also stated the card could be one of two,The model number is a packard bell lj65 ,the laptop has been to two repair centres who have given two different diagnosis one motherboard the other graphics card would not attempt to take apart the machine myself but leave to the experts its just that i have been given conflicting advice from both,the symptoms are unit powers up with no display only the fans working and have been told the laptop will not power past the bios any advice would be appreciated,thanks again hope the model number will help

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November 29, 2010 at 11:43:47
thanks for your reply ,the laptop is only 14months old and cost £900 do not want to w rite off at this stage ,as you rightly stated a donor card is unobtainable ,also iam getting no support from packard bell regards

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November 29, 2010 at 12:17:21
From what I can find all 4500 series ATI Radeon mobility GPUs are removable. See the link below.

That said, I haven't found a site to buy the part new. I would not recommend buying a used one.

One of the reviews I found for that laptop stated the price in pounds was450. Why did you pay double?

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