Dell Optiplex GX280

Dell Optiplex gx280 desktop
March 30, 2010 at 11:54:01
Specs: Windows XP
Right, i power the dell up. it reaches the Windows XP loading screen but then the monitor turns black and goes to standby.
it does this everytime, i have no access to putting it in Safe Mode etc etc.
it is also not the monitor, as i have used three now.
any help would be greatly appreciated :)

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March 30, 2010 at 12:03:18
I would guess a video card problem. First, are you using the onboard video or agp card? Switch between the two and see if it remedies the problem. Also try different video cables. If these don't help it might be the board.

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March 30, 2010 at 12:07:26
sorry i forgot to mention that after the monitor goes off, the fan speeds up until i unplug the power suply

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