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Total Black Screen but Monitor Works


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#1 100th_registration

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 09:10 PM

I recently got a used computer from my cousin that I am trying to set up for my kids. When I turn it on there is only a black screen. It shows nothing. Not a cursor or anything. You can hear the computer start up (the fan, etc) and the green light comes on. I tested the monitor on another computer and it works just fine. My next guess was maybe video card? Bought a new one and inserted but the same happened. I was hoping that maybe after I inserted it I could go to a boot screen and instruct it to install from CD before trying to load Windows by typing f8 or f12 @ startup. No go. Total black screen still. Not even a cursor. It's a dell. I'm not sure what year but relatively new (within the last 10 years). I think Window's XP Home Edition. The inside looks clean. No noticeable sign of damage.

Thanks for your help.

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 11:28 PM

Hi -
You might hear a fan or other noise , but is there a Beep sound as the computer warms up ready to start - :mellow:
If not the problem may be a hard drive - :(

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 11:34 PM

Please post the model of this Dell.

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