Question about Dell OptiPlex GX110 PC Desktop
The computer shows the fans functioning but no data is sent to the monitors. i have tried with different monitors but it still sends no signal of data. i have a feeling it may be a problem with the mother board.
The first thing to do is to pay attention for "beep" when your press the power button (or the reset button) to turn the computer on or reboot it. The beeps that a PC makes tells you a lot about the state of your computer. I couldn't quote for you the exact beeps to listen for, but your manual for your motherboard may tell you. Different beep pattersn tell you what is wrong with a computer.
I think for many common motherboards it is something like 4 beeps to tell you the graphics card has failed. Don't quote me, but that is at least along the lines of how it works if not the exact number.
If you're getting no display after starting your computer make sure you hear one beep. Then, listen for other activity. If you're computer has a floppy drive, listen for the 'floppy seek'. Otherwise, listen for hard drive activity. If it sounds as though there's activity along those lines but still no signal/display on the monitor perhaps check the cable between your PC and the monitor. Never hurts to just make sure the monitor is turned on of course.
If your monitor is on, and the cables are connected securely I wold restart the computer again and check for the beeps. I would be certain to count them and check the manual. Your graphics card may have failed if you hear abnormal beeps (more than one as one is usually the healthy indicator). If you hear no beeps then the PC is not even getting in as far as testing it's devices and could quite possibly be a motherboard failure.
Posted on Dec 19, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Apr 07, 2012 | HP Computers & Internet
Jul 13, 2011 | Acer P191WBD LCD Monitor
Aug 16, 2010 | HP w1907 LCD Monitor
Jul 03, 2010 | BenQ FP737S-D 17" LCD Monitor
Jun 12, 2010 | Fujitsu Siemens Premium Line P19-1 19" LCD...
May 28, 2010 | HP Vs17 17" LCD Flat Panel Monitor
Apr 15, 2010 | Relisys TL565 15" LCD Monitor
Dec 31, 2009 | ViewSonic VA720 17" LCD Flat Panel Monitor
Nov 22, 2009 | Dell UltraSharp 2001FP 20.1" LCD Monitor
Nov 18, 2009 | HP Computers & Internet
300 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: