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#1 shark101a

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 07:39 PM

I have an Dell Dimension E520 running XP. All of a sudden I cant get anything to display on the monitor. It shows that its not connected. I tried a different monitor but still nothing. I rebooted and I dont even get any beeps. I opened it up and I noticed the connector is built into the motherboard. Would I have to replace the motherboard?

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 08:12 PM

If you're not getting a single post beep, it's more than the monitor. Does the power supply fan and the CPU fan spin when you turn it on?
To answer your 2nd question, if the onboard video is bad it's possible to get a video card and use that, but I think you have other problems
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Posted 08 December 2007 - 08:41 PM

can you test your monitor on another pc?

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 09:15 PM

I have tried connecting to other monitors but same result.

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 09:37 PM

The computer turns on and I do hear the fans running. I have connected this pc to other monitors and nothing is displayed.

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 09:01 AM

I would check all connections (for secure fit) and reseat (remove and put back in) the RAM, if I was sure the PS was OK.

If the motherboard was dead, I don't think you'd see any sign of life so that doesn't appear to be the case.

I'd also try a PCI video card, especially if I had been using onboard video.

Any hard drive activity which you can recognize?

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 12:54 PM

no, I asked, have you tested the monitors on another, different computer to verify that they work?

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 09:35 PM

I have tested the monitor on another computer and it turns on. I believe it has something to do with the video card but this one is different from what I have seen before. This one is attached to the motherboard and dont know how about replacing it.

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 10:03 PM

There is no"removing" onboard video. You can disable it in the BIOS when you install the appropiate PCI, AGP, or PCI-E video card
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Posted 19 December 2007 - 05:16 AM

Try plugging in a graphcis card and then see if it works, if your display comes up by connecting the monitor via the graphics card then it means your on-board display is faulty and isnt going to work, so, use the graphics card and leave the on-board graphics. I had this same problem a year ago with my old computer, the on-board graphics went faulty but it worked fine with an actuall graphics card. Also having a graphics card is going to save you some Ram that the on-board graphics card used.




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