Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.
The Dell 4600 works, or so it seems. The A, B and C lights on the back of the unit light green, the D light is yellow. The monitor does not work. Tried another known good one and it does not work either. Both monitors have the bouncing message displayed that the info cable is unplugged. But do not work when the cable is connected to the unit. Is that why the D light is yellow? Something in the motherboard is fried?
Is there an add in card with video output and onboard video output? It could be the video card that has failed. Make sure you have the monitor plugged into the add in cards output if one is installed. If it is and is still not working and the computer has onboard video, you can remove the add in card and move the cable to the onboard output and test again.
If I am helping you with a problem and I have not responded within 48 hours please send me a PM.
Hmmm. My ignorance will be showing here, Zingo. The monitor's plug is blue and has two screws and is connected to the blue port on the back. Now, about that video card. There is a card that has an extra wire from it to the MB. How do I know if that's a video card? ......Maybe it's not. I'm looking at the inside now and see that that card has outside ports for telephone standard plugs. The other, larger card has three ports, the first has what looks like a lightening bolt with an arrowhead all inside an oval and has a three rows of eight pins each, along with a set of four pins. The next port is a circular item that looks similar to the mouse and keyboard ports and has an 'S' inside a square and what looks like an arrow through three semi curves (similar to the ground symbol). The third port is a blue connector with three rows of five pins each, and it's symbol looks like two squares with two dots in it. Does not sound liike either of these two cards is what I should be looking at. Where would the video card be located? There are a couple of 'boards' in there that are sort of in the middle of the MB.
Thanks for those sites, Zingo. They were very helpful. So helpful, in fact, that I spotted what I described in my last post! The blue, fifteen pin connector for the monitor from the vid card! So I transferred the monitor to it and it does light up and the four lights (including the 'D') are now all green! So there's success on that front. The issue now is the screen message says there's a memory dump and that the ati2dvag (whatever that is...) is bad and needs a new driver. I will now consider this as having met success with your help and will now post to the software section of Bleeping Computer.