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I turned on the computer, it boots up, but the screen is very dark you can't really see everything clearly. Not even the mouse movement.

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Make sure that theres no loose connection between the monitor and video card at the back of the cpu..then try to boot again the pc..if problem dsnt solved, remove the video card if its pci,try to clean the pins using pencil eraser. then put it back and restart the pc.

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