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Dell Dimensions 4600 Not working


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#1 cap2587

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 09:36 AM

I am trying to fix a Dell Dimensions (windows XP) 4600 PC that is not working. When I turn it on it sounds like it is running, but nothing is showing up on the screen. It is not the Monitor as that works fine with another computer. What do you think the problem could be and any troubleshooting tips would be great. Thanks

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 10:32 AM

is it running on on-board graphics or a card?
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 10:56 AM

It is running a Card for it's GPU. Windows is not loading and nothing is showing on the screen. Ideas?

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 11:06 AM

Have you tried removing the card...and then reinserting it?

Or...just removing the card and seeing if the onboard graphics kick in?

You can reset the BIOS to reflect the onboard graphics by reverting to default settings in the BIOS.

Reset BIOS on Dell System

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 11:07 AM

Good Call. I will try your suggestion. Thanks.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 01:00 PM

Tried different video cables?

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 10:10 PM

Problem solved. I took at the Graphics card and used the on board card and that fixed the problem. Must have been a faulty Graphics card. Thanks for all the help.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 10:17 PM

I'm glad you solved your problem. :thumbsup:
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