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Dell Inspiron 531 no signal on monitor can't get to bios

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Plasticpaper, May 2, 2010.

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  1. Plasticpaper

    Plasticpaper Thread Starter

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    The computer is a Dell Inspiron 531S.

    I connect my display to the computer on board video card I get no signal and I can't get into bios.

    I reset the battery. And also try the bios jumper (if I done it correctly).

    Don't know what else to do. The motherboard is not beeping so there no problem with it.

    Could it be the video card is done.

    Trying to fix my friend computer which he got for free. Computer a little damage. Hard Drive Broke, DVD Drive also but everything else looks ok.

    I got a external hard drive hook up to it and a bootable flash drive.
     
  2. Alex Ethridge

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    Open the case and disconnect everything from the main board. Remove all add-in cards and disconnect keyboard and mouse. Leave only the power supply and monitor connected. If the screen still does not light up, take the power supply to a local shop and have them test it. If the power supply is good, you have narrowed the problem to main board, memory and processor. If you have more than one memory stick, try them one at a time.

    Let us know your result.
     
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