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No display on screen

I was using my Dell C521 and and left it on to go get something out of town. When I came back the computer was on but nothing on screen, so I thought it was on sleep mode so I press the power nob to get it out of the sleep state and that was it. When I turn it on the front panel under where the front USB and sound / mic ports are, light up indicator lights 1, 2, and 3. I don't know what o do to get the computer to even show the POST on my monitor. Any help will be gratefully appreciated.

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  • Edgar Corrales May 11, 2010

    Are you getting any beeps at all when powering up? That is the actual POST, different computer manufacturers will use beep sounds or patterns but most are the same..for example.



    Some computers will signify a good POST by one beep, some will do it with two. Anything higher than that in frequency or lenght usually indicates a proble.



    Also, you want to be able to see the POST so you can actually see the SPLASH screen from the Motherboard/Computer manufacturer then? Like Intel or HP etc etc? Let me know more so we can narrow it down a bit more..

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Follow this link for diagnostic error codes for your model: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimc521/en/SM_EN/tshoot.htm#wp1064555

It appears that your video circuit has a problem, not the monitor but the graphics card or on board graphics controller.


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