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Computer Turns on, but no display!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cap2587, Dec 21, 2013.

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  1. cap2587

    cap2587 Thread Starter

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    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.
     
  2. crjdriver

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    First step in troubleshooting is to swap in a known good pw supply for testing. Note you do not have to fully install the test unit; simply connect atx and aux pw. Hit the ON button and see if the board will post. If it does, shutdown and fully install a new pw supply. If it does not complete post, we can do more troubleshooting.
     
  3. cap2587

    cap2587 Thread Starter

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    I don't want to jinx myself but I think I fixed the issue. I put in a Nvidia G210 GPU Card and it worked straight away. I guess the graphics on the motherboard stopped working. Thanks
     
  4. Escobar

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    get back to your original gfx card and put it back in, Ive had a few cards become unseated for some reason and this fixed it.

    just worth a try, if that doesn't work, then yeah
     
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