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Dropped computer turns on, but black screen occurs

By lykan
Sep 6, 2009
  1. Hello! I recently dropped my desktop (I'm soo clumsy) on the floor. It's a dell vostro 400 with 4gb ram, intel 2 duo core, and nvidia 8600GT. I know it's not a power issue. The first time i turned it on after the accident, it beeped continously. Everytime i turned it on, all of the fans start up, my monitor recieves a signal from my graphic card but goes to power save mode, and it doesn't load the bios or the start up screen... what ever it's called. Any way of fixxing this or is it dead? I think it's the motherboard that's as far as i can tell.

    EDIT: the graphics card works properly. It fell while it was on; I had to hold the power button to turn it off since it froze.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    You moved and dropped the computer while it was on??? Not good. Open the case WITH THE COMPUTER UNPLUGGED and reseat the memory, and the graphics card. Check the CPU heatsink/ fan to make sure it is still tight and positioned properly. Also, check for any loose cables
     
  3. lykan

    lykan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks! Everything was intact, but reseting the memory did the trick
     
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