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Dell Dimension e521

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#1 scasper1


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Posted 09 March 2017 - 09:58 AM

Hello to all, I have a Dell Dimension E521 and it will not boot, just a black screen and no post beeps. Can anyone please tell me what's wrong. Thanks.

Edited by hamluis, 09 March 2017 - 11:47 AM.
Moved from Crashes/BSODs to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 11:21 AM

We can't tell you for sure, but we can give you some thoughts.


1) What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?


2) Any lights on the computer? And when you say a "black screen" does that mean the display activates and goes to a black screen or it doesn't even come on? If the latter, check your connections to and from the display.


3) If no lights on the computer and no sounds emanating from the computer it may be the power supply.

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 12:21 PM

Thanks for the reply Allan,  Just working on it for some folks. Nothing ever comes on the screen at all, no post beeps either. Tried clearing the bios and reseating the memory.

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 12:40 PM

This computer originally came with Vista installed on it, is this still the operating system?


Have you tried booting into Safe Mode?


Have you tried a known good monitor with this computer?


You posted that you tried clearing the BIOS, can you access the BIOS?


Did the owner provide you with the installation disc for this computer?

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