Keyboard, mouse & monitor shut down

By bkw1982
Feb 18, 2010
  1. Hey thanks for checking out the thread. I'm having some trouble with my Dell xps 400, hopefully someone can help.

    The issue I'm having is that my monitor, keyboard, and mouse all go dead at random times at the same time. I can hear the fan running and the on light is still green, so I assume there is still power. It doesn't restart nor does it shutdown. I'm at a loss what this could be.

    Here are my specs

    Dell XPS/Dimension 400/9150
    OS XP professional sp 3
    Intel Pentium Dpu 3.00ghz
    Nivdia geforce 6800
    2x 512MB, DDR2, 533M, 64X64, 8, 240, 1RX8 Memory Module
    160GB Hard Drive, SATA2
    Dell DXP051 Motherboard
    mouse & keyboard connect through usb
    The Dell is about 4yrs old. I've checked all the connections and usually dust out the case every cple months.

    I'm not sure what other information would be helpful.

    Thanks in advance to any help.
  2. bkw1982

    bkw1982 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    new symptom. When i turn on the pc the monitor, mouse, and keyboard do not come on. Strangely enough it will come on if i turn on the pc first then turn on the monitor, if the monitor is on while I'm turning on the pc nothing works.

    Anyone have any ideas or can point me in the right direction, this whole random cutoff thing is getting annoying.
  3. bkw1982

    bkw1982 TS Rookie Topic Starter


  4. normanepps

    normanepps TS Rookie

    Not all keyboards and mouses are compatible you may need to try a different make or model.
  5. bkw1982

    bkw1982 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it's the keyboard, mouse, and monitor that came with the dell system.
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