Ok, i have a dell xps 600, it has 2 dvd drives by the way... anyhow the problem is that when plugged in it automatically comes on... but the monitor never does power on.. the monitor does the monitor self test when unplgged from the tower, but the tower just never powers it on, the monitor works fine with my other two computers, just not this one, and i have also replaced the graphics card....the tower will not turn on or off by the power button, it only powers on when i plug it in, and off when i unplug it... also, when i plug the tower in, as it powers up automatically, the hard drive seems to be running, and both dvd drives will open and close, both will show the activity function light like its trying to read a disc... i have also tried unplugging and re-plugging the ram cards(2) the problem occured over night, i left it on and came back to it the next morning and moved the mouse to wake it up and the monitor never came on.. if you could help it would be much appreciated!! thanks!!
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Re: xps 600 tower does not power up the monitor
The system will turn off if you hold down the power button for 10 secs. Can you check if other monitors work fine with this system?? (my best guess is - NO) since this monitor works well with other systems, the monitor being a failure is ruled out. So this boils down to a system failure & not a failed monitor. Worst case scenario this one must be a Motherboard & Power supply issue.
You maby need to try and replace the power supply on the computer ....maby from one of your other computers ....where the power cord plugs in at back , held by 4 screws on the outside and supply's power to all the parts inside ... OR .have a look at the mainboard inside the tower and see if any of the capacitors (round cylinder looking things ) are puffed out at the top ....they should be flat on top and not puffed up ....if they are the motherbaord is going and can give all kinds of different problems....
Hope that helps
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Turn the computer off, unplug the power cord and open the case. Check the connectors running into the back of the drive. Make sure they're seated properly, as well as the slot on the motherboard the drive hooks into. If the BIOS still isn't seeing the drive after this, then there is either a failure with that slot on the motherboard or a failure with the drive itself. You can always take the drive out and test it in another desktop to make sure it's not your motherboard.
Hi! For dell machines when u unplug the video cable/VGA from the tower while the system is on it will show monitor self test.If you are seeing a black box moving around the screen it means that monitor is ok.Check connection between monitor and tower.Make sure cables are securely plugged in.Check if the tower is ok. There is a possibility that your monitor is ok but the tower is not.check the power button (whats the color) if amber/orange, this means there is something wrong the the tower. If its blue or white it means its ok.Also check if you are going to hear one beep, it means system is booting up properly. If tower is ok and you are using a expansion video card then try to use internal one, normally its the vga port above the usbs.If you are going to use onboard video card make sure you enable it first in bios.If all things fail, contact your manufacturer, if the system is under warranty then they will send a tech to check the machine.hope this helps...
Reconnect your old monitor.
Set the screen-resolution to 800-by-600 at 60 Hertz.
Connect the new monitor.
The new monitor will be detected, and will run at 800 by 600 at 60 Hertz.
Change the screen-resolution to some higher value that both the new monitor, and your older video-card, will allow.
Vista is available in 32 and 64 bit os.
if your system ran xp which was most likely 32 bit. And you have installed a 64 bit version os.
this will be your problem, also Vista requires more system RAM/Memory to run it.
If you get 1 beep at startup, it states the system is ok.
Alternatives are device drivers incompatability.
Check M$ website, regarding vistas minimum system requirements.
I'm just guessing, but it could be that the resolution you are using on your MS-DOS monitor is not compliant with the new monitor you are trying to use. Check the supported resolutions of the monitor that you would like to use, and then make sure you set that resolution before switching monitors.
Hi. the mother board seems to be having some initialization issues during boot up. this is common when the mother board is failing. i would check to make sure the battery on this board is working. if it is, the board my be ruined. power board seems to be fine. please rate and god bless.
So, when the monitor is on, connected to the wall (not to the computer), there's absolutely no signal? no message on the screen? no colors moving? Have you tried with another power cable? You can try this test. Use the computer's cable to test if the problem is the monitor's cable.
The “self test” on the monitor displays when not plugged into a computer. This means that it’s working. The LED error code 2 and 4 means the video subsystem has a problem. Either your video card is bad or bad memory module. Try reseating video card and/or memory. Your responses are intended to improve the level of service provided. Please show your appreciation by rating your experience. Thank You.