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No Video Output

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by machiavellian, Oct 25, 2007.

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  1. machiavellian

    machiavellian Thread Starter

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    Dell 4400 Dimension
    Operating System loads, but no video output. I disconnected the hard drives and was able to boot from a live linux cd, open a terminal, start other programs blind, including shuting it down from the terminal. I swaped video cards, checked the power supply, and other connectors with a multitester, and everyting came back great! The computer beeps 3 times during startup, and shows a blank screen on the monitor, like no one's home.

    Can anyone help?????


    Thanks,
     
  2. Doug Vitale

    Doug Vitale

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    Three beeps means no video card is detected.

    http://www.bioscentral.com/postcodes/dellbios.htm

    If you successfully used your video card in another PC and the same card fails to produce output on the faulty PC, then perhaps the PCI/AGP/PCI-E slot or the circuitry on the motherboard is bad, if I understand your situation correctly, which I'm not sure I do.
     
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