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#1 diditom

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 08:38 AM

Is it possible that a Dell PC will not load without the Monitor it came bundled with, my friend bought her (Dell) Pc for me to use for awhile whilst she is out of town but when i attached it to my Monitor it seems to power up but nothing shows on the screen.
Help me please with this question or is there something else wrong she said her Pc works find at home.

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 09:55 AM

You may want to take a look through this article. It may help you with your problem or lead you to an answer by following other links there.

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/glo...;l=en&s=gen
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Posted 18 May 2008 - 10:04 AM

Does anything show on the monitor, like the message that the is no signal? Is the LED amber rather than green?

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 10:13 AM

Nothings shows up at all and the Led is green

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 10:45 AM

Thanks a lot douglas for link, but the problem has'nt been solved, now i am wondering if i will have to pay for repairing the Pc something seem wrong here, and dc3 thank you also for your imput, nothing at all comes up on the monitor, andthe led light is green i knw from past experiences that when the light is amber it maybe memory related, however all the lights remain on (you know all the menu function lights for the monitor adjustment, bightness, resizing the works all remain bright green and i believe this should not happen, am i right.

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 09:31 AM

Hey anyone out there in BC world any ideas about my problem any at all will be appreciate Thanks

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 10:50 AM

Well...it seems that you have a contradiction.

A green monitor (rather than amber/orange) indicates that it is receiving a signal.

But that signal is not being passed on visually.

Monitors are interchangeable...that's why none of us ever have to carry our monitors in when paying for someone else to fix problems beyond our ken (at the time).

That would have me exploring the connection and hoping for the something easy :thumbsup:.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 06:22 AM

Ok BC crowd i found the problem it was the onboard Video i put in a video card and (wah lah), it's smling at me but the only problem now is it takes forever to open up so i am gonna see what could be the problem any ideas ANYONE?

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 08:13 AM

Did you install the disk that came with the card?
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Posted 21 May 2008 - 08:31 AM

Hi there Garmanma yes i did indeed, what i have noticed to is the system is running an old version of Xp which is Xp sp1 and also the IE is 6.0, when i try to run updates it takes forever to go to the site, when it does the process of uploading to XP SP2 is even longer and then after all that, it says download complete and to reboot, but when i reboot the version has'nt change at all. IDEAS????

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 12:44 PM

Here's some tips to help you with SP2
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/
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Posted 22 May 2008 - 05:47 PM

oooh i think i am at my wits end this system is just not taking the Xp sp2 at all it starts to load and then Bam it shuts down after about an hour of trying to download, also it has since trying to upgrade to Xp sp2 pick up some virus' i am sure beacuse it has slowed down even more than before i started to do this process, PLESE HELP ME.




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