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Dell Dimension 8100 mobo trouble

By Ceracyst
Feb 28, 2007
  1. I just got this Dell tower from a co-worker that pretty much didn't want it anymore and hadn't messed with it since he got it.

    I bring it home, turn it on; no video.

    Okay, I open up the Rubik's Cube of a case and make sure the video card is firmly in place, then I turn it back on; no video.

    I go to work then next day and grab another video card just to make sure it wasn't a bad card to begin with, take it home, install it; no video.


    I'm looking around on the mobo for a failsafe switch of some sort, and I don't see any jumpers that stand out. But there is a REALLY bright yellow LED light with "STDBY" printed next to it. I hear the machine running, I here the HDD kick in, but still no video.

    Anyone have any clue what I can do to get this thing to cooperate with me?
     
  2. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 TS Rookie Posts: 272

    1. Try resetting the BIOS
    2. Check to see if your monitor is working by putting it in another comp
    3. Try a new PSU
     
  3. gauss

    gauss TS Rookie

    I think that,Mem may be dirty or bad,
    clean mem,install back,power up,

    change mem slot,power up

    make sure the LCD cable(connected to MB's socket) tightly
     
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