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Computer Turns on, but no display!


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#1 cap2587

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 05:04 PM

I have a Dell Inspiron desktop that is about 3 years old.   The computer is starting & fans spinning, but no display on the screen.  I have tried with two different monitors, therefore ruled out monitor failure.  
 
I am also going to put in a another PCI Graphics card to test if there is a problem with the integrated GPU.  
 

 

What else could it be?  Failing Motherboard, faulty RAM, PSU.  Any troubleshooting tips would be much appreciated.  


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Posted 21 December 2013 - 05:10 PM

You are on the right track, the graphics card definitely would be the next thing to try.

 

Let us know how it goes.


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Posted 21 December 2013 - 06:17 PM

I would try replacing the motherboard battery. I have had several computers that will not give any video if the mobo battery is dead, because the bios has to adjust the video settings to what is applicable, and it can't do that with a dead mobo battery.



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Posted 21 December 2013 - 08:17 PM

Thanks for the quick replies.  It turns out it was a failing graphics on the motherboard. I placed a Nvidia G 210 GPU Card in and it worked straight away. Thanks



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:16 AM

Good job of troubleshooting.  Glad to hear the issue is resolved. :thumbup2:


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