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Screen Goes Black At Any Given Time, Have To Reboot


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#1 Clydesdale™

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 10:53 AM

Hi,

I have a Dells desktop pc. All works great and then at any given time, the screen goes black. When it goes black, I can hear the sound of the CD drive starting up. Nothing I can do except to reboot it. It could then be working fine for hours or mins and then it'll happen again. I run windows XP & keep it virus free with Kaspersky antivirus. I also do maintenance cleanup with , PC Rescue v4.0 & System Mechanic Professional 6. Both fans in the back run.

Any ideas?
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Posted 21 June 2007 - 12:14 PM

Does this unit have on board video or a separate video card?
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Posted 21 June 2007 - 12:45 PM

It's on board.
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Posted 21 June 2007 - 12:50 PM

Do you have a working spare monitor that you could hook up to see if it is your monitor? What model of Dell desktop is it?
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Posted 21 June 2007 - 12:58 PM

Do you have a working spare monitor that you could hook up to see if it is your monitor? What model of Dell desktop is it?

Yes, I could try a different monitor. A defective monitor would possibly cause this?

Hope this is what you want ? >>> it's a Pentium ® 4 CPU 2.60 GHz
2.59GHz, 768MB of RAM
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Posted 21 June 2007 - 01:13 PM

It could be a defective monitor or a defective video card, the monitor is the easiest thign to check first. Actually what I need for a Dell model number is something like Optiplex XXXX (where x is a string of numbers and letters) or gx 745 something like that it should be on a sticker right on the fromt of the box.
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