black screen at startup

Dell Dimension 4700 desktop
April 6, 2010 at 15:16:29
Specs: windows xp
I have a dell dimension 4700 that stays black at start up.
I hear several beeps when i push the start button but nothing comes on the screen. can anyone help?

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#1
April 6, 2010 at 15:26:12
Know your beeps ----
http://www.sysopt.com/tutorials/art...
BIOS Error Beeps, Messages, and Codes

Report back with sequence of beeps.


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#2
April 6, 2010 at 15:51:31
Most of the time it is either a RAM or video adapter problem.

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#3
April 6, 2010 at 15:53:51
i heard 5 beeps total, some long some short. then I cleaned inside without the power on, and reseated all plugs and memory. now it's not beeping, but still blank screen

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#4
April 6, 2010 at 15:54:43
it doesn't seem to have any cards other than a modem card either
number lock lights up too

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