Monitor Not Displaying

Dell Dimension 8300 desktop
December 19, 2009 at 02:26:46
Specs: Windows XP
Hi, the monitor on my PC has suddenly stopped displaying anything, although the green power light is on but flashes. Do you have any suggestions on how to fix this?

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#1
December 19, 2009 at 03:06:15
make sure to check connections.Do u have video card?If yes try to connect via onboard video if u have one.Another option is to try it into another good working system laptop or desktop.

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#2
December 19, 2009 at 03:14:08
Thanks so much, I will try this.. Im not a computer wiz, so i wont know if i have a video card or not.. Thanks again

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#3
December 19, 2009 at 03:24:18
Try to boot without RAM....do you hear any beeps ?

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#4
December 19, 2009 at 04:03:22
there's is no need to give -2. The monitor don't display anything not system itself.I assume the system is fine except for the monitor.

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#5
December 19, 2009 at 04:08:19
Oh man....why do you care about -2....I wouldn`t mind if mine is -100....it`s not important....important is to solve people`s problems...

We`ll see if it`s the monitor...

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#6
December 19, 2009 at 04:16:59
I have re-booted and the system boots up fine, the screen lights up and then goes to being a completely dark screen as if it wasnt turned on

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#7
December 19, 2009 at 04:18:12
when the system boots up, do you hear one short beep ?

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#8
December 19, 2009 at 04:28:59
oh! The problem is the system won't post. When u start the pc did u hear any noise?(fans spinning,cd rom lighs blinks) try to remove ram as probfixer suggest and it can be the psu is bad.

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#9
December 19, 2009 at 04:35:43
Simple test. With power off disconnect the VGA cable from the PC. Now turn the monitor on. Does it show a "Signal Out of range" popup onscreen? If so then the monitor itself is probably ok. If it shows for a short time then exhibits the problem behavior then it's time to get a new monitor.

If the monitor seems ok then you need to start looking at PC hardware for the answer and the graphics adaptor is the place to start. If it is integrated in the motherboard then there is little to do but replace the board. If you have a separate plug-in graphics card then it would be the faulty component and can be replaced. Of course it could be simply that the graphics adaptor is overheating. Many cards have their own cooling fan and if that fails or becomes blocked the graphics chip may have overheated and been damaged.

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#10
December 19, 2009 at 04:49:16
When the system boots up you hear the fan working. I see nothing on the screen, its blank... although i can hear the system booting up as normal...

I am not a computer wiz,,, I would not know how to remove a 'ram' or know what it even looks like!! lol... Thanks everyone for trying to help me..

Its just weird that its been working fine without even a hint that something is wrong...


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#11
December 19, 2009 at 04:59:28
I told kuwese it`s not the monitor...

here is a tutorial about removing ram...

if the system doesn`t beep without RAM, then you have one or more of the following

1. Loose connections with power connectors
2. PSU Issue
3. M/B Issue
4. CPU Issue

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#12
December 19, 2009 at 05:06:31
Thanks again

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#13
December 19, 2009 at 05:49:34
'Although i can hear system booting up as normal' what do u mean do u hear any beeps when start the system(one short beep, or two shorts beeps)? And i tried the simple test of richard59 to my monitor(samsung syncmaster 570s tft) and nothing displayed(black screen with orange light blinking) but when i start the pc monitor works.

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#14
December 19, 2009 at 05:55:09
If no beeps, then it DOESN`T boot normally...

if the system doesn`t beep without RAM too, then you have one or more of the following:

1. Loose connections with power connectors
2. PSU Issue
3. M/B Issue
4. CPU Issue

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#15
December 19, 2009 at 06:06:36
"If no beeps, then it DOESN~T normally..." i don't know about dell but i have seen a lot of systems without speaker(onboard speaker). We need to know before this problem happens,did u hear any beeps when start pc?

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