Question about Dell Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
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!!
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.
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
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
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
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