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Optiplex Gx270..no Video


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#1 Andrew D'Angelo

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 08:02 PM

I have an old optiplex gx270(i think cant tell because no longer have video). I have no video with it, it dosent ahve onboard video and i tried 5 different WORKING video cards. No video, how do i do like a clear out of settings or something for the bios. with the jumper.. iheard about that...Somone help

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 01:23 AM

Are you sure it is booting? Have you tried a different monitor?
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Posted 10 July 2007 - 05:13 PM

positive its booting,..plugged different computer into the same moniter and it shows so its not the moniter. somone said to remove the rams and try them one by one because maybe one failed, the second i booted after removing all but one.. i heard a beep that i never heard before(since it booted last)..but still no video.

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Posted 10 July 2007 - 08:27 PM

Does it have a AGP slot? The AGP slot will be a brown socket closest to the center of the board. If it does can you get a free or very cheap PCI card? Not a PCI-e, the old style. There will be 3 or 4 on that motherboard. If you can get a PCI card (Prefer free or borrow) you can rule out a bad AGP slot.
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Posted 11 July 2007 - 07:10 PM

I have tried 2 different (tested working) agp cards, and 3 or 4 pci video cards (also tested working) so I'm positive that its not a bad pci/agp bus...I'm not at home right now but I read about a guy having the same problem as me, and he said if he takes the cmos battery out, it works.. when I get back home I'm going to try that..any ideas about that


ps....there is no cmos pins(for a jumper)..so please dnt say that like the other idiots on other forums

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 07:32 PM

Ya just take out the cmos battery, just pop it out, and leave it out for a couple of minutes. This should set all the settings to the defaults.
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Posted 12 July 2007 - 04:56 PM

Im going to try leaving it out, when booting see if that corrects the cmos error, if not then im gunna buy a diagnostic card . and see what that tells me




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