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I Can turn it on, but nothing come out the screen output

I have a 4700, was going to shove in some more RAM and another Hard drive, but in the process all boots ended up in just beeps, so i put it back how it was, and now it boots up fine, or at least it sounds like it does, but nothing comes up at all on the screen, not even the bios screen :/

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  • alzrnbinbath Apr 20, 2009

    Thanks, I eventually managed to get it actually how it was, and it booted, then managed to get the other ram in there and booting too, :)

  • alzrnbinbath Apr 20, 2009

    Thanks, though it turned out to be the ram, the computer has integrated graphics, and i had done a fair amount with the plug in, and never disconnected the video cable, which was my main worry, but apart from one of my old ram chips being dead everything has sorted itself out nicely

  • Frank
    Frank May 11, 2010

    make sure every thing is back to original. reseat the memories. and make sure the memories is snapped in, no wire hanging that should be on the mother board.



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Please make sure that the monitor cable did not shift while moving the system. If it is even slightly off it may not show up. Also when you were in the computer did you happen to notice if the video is from an on board graphics port or a video card that sits in either a PCI, AGP, or PCIe slot? If it sits in a slot make sure that it is firmly in.

For future reference you need to make sure that the RAM is designed to be used in your system or it will give you that beep code and not start up.

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A couple of things could be happening. You didn't get the video card reseated correctly in the slot when you removed it from the machine. Hopefully you had the power cable disconnected from the computer when you did all this. You plugged the video into the wrong video port on the computer. You bent a pin on the video cable when you reinstalled it. You forgot to plug the monitor back in or turn it on. Once you are up and running install the HDD first and the restart the computer. This should boot up correctly and you can get the formatting all done. The memory is a different story. The memory has to be matched in type and speed in order for it to work. it also matters which slots are populated with the memory. Read the owners manual on making any upgrades to the system. If you don't have one you can download it from Dell on line and print it out. Good Luck, RAC

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