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No video output on Optiplex GX150

Machine powers up, hard drive cranks up and everything seems to be operating correctly, except that i can not get any video output.
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  • robert534 Mar 09, 2009

    Hey thanks, for the response....I checked the motherboard and the capacitors all look good. There is only one video output and I am not sure if the video card worked or not. Everything appears to work I just don't understand why the output doesn't work.

  • computerscot May 11, 2010

    A few questions:

    Did the video work before and just now stopped working or did you buy this machine without it working?

    Does your Dell have two video outputs or just one?

    Open the case and look at the motherboard for popped, swollen or leaking capacitors. They look like little cylinders. The tops should be perfectly flat, no bulges.



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This may explain why the output does not work. Sometimes on these Dells there was an onboard video port (that was useless unless you had a video card installed) and a slot for a video card, so you would have two video ports. Now the DELLs that I have worked with in this case, you had to have a video card in the video slot or the onboard video would not work. I know it sounds weird but I bought one from the Goodwill Thrift store like that and it would not give me anything until I put a video card in the slot. Also another weird thing about these DELLs is that once you put a video card in you could only use of the video ports or the other, not both. I wanted to run a dual monitor setup but couldn't using it that way.

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I have a Dell Optiplex GX60 and learned how to navagate Dell's Help and Support site and everything you need to know about your PC is there just finding it is the problem. This link should get you started and slove your problem, if this helps please rate me. If not let me know if you need more help. mysleuth

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    With my GX60 the on board network did not work. I put in my network card until I could get online and download the right drivers you could try your one video card if my first solution did not work. mysleuth


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