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I turn on my optiplex gx 520 but screen stays in black and i get nothing else

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Try anouther screen . turn off, unplug, hold in the power button for 30 seconds, release plug in and try agin. this sometimes reset the capacitors on the board. can you hear the sound as it starts up also is there any lites on the back around the power supply?

Posted on Oct 18, 2013

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    Richard Pollock Oct 18, 2013

    I have tried multiple monitors and yes I hear it running. On further inspection I dont any caps fried or deformed or discolored. I also have done the manual reset by holding down the power button for over the allotted time just to be safe. no clue what else it could be. It must be fried...

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    Richard Pollock Oct 18, 2013

    sorry don't see any caps deformed or discolored

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SOURCE: My Dell Optiplex GX 260 seems to start by itself

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Look at the motherboard (mobo). Failure of motherboards is usually due to breaking capacitors. A few years ago a capacitor company stole the "recipe" for making capacitors from another company and tried to make their own, unfortunately they did not get the ingredients right and the capacitors started breaking after 2-3 years of use. They sold these capacitors at very cheap prices and a lot of computer companies and power supply makers bought them. This is easy to diagnose. Look for capacitors (caps) (they look like little tiny soda cans) on your motherboard (mobo). They should be perfectly flat on top and not bulged or swelling or leaking anything.
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Do you hear anything during startup, beeps, fans or drives spinning, lights on the front or back of computer flashing or lit up? Do you hear the Windows starting sound?
Let us know more then we can troubleshoot better. It is starting to sound like 1 of 3 things, Power supply, Video card or motherboard.
Situation #1: If you get a blank screen and no sounds or movement it either indicates that the power supply unit (PSU) has failed or something on the motherboard has failed, preventing normal startup.
Situation #2: If you get sounds and lights but nothing on the screen then it indicates a failed or loose video card.
Always try a different power outlet that you know is working. (Eliminate the easy stuff first!)
If it is out of warranty, Try opening up the case, with the power off, of course. If you have Sit #2 and have a video card that you can reseat try that.
Also take the time to inspect the capacitors on the motherboard (they look like tiny soda cans) and check for tops that are bulging, swelling or leaking anything. Capacitors should be perfectly flat on top. If you find these then your motherboard is bad (well technically the capacitors on your motherboard are bad). The caps will need replacing to fix (not a job for an amatuer). If it passes the visual inspection then it may just be your power supply is bad. Notice that a bad PSU does not mean you are getting no power, just not enough to start and run the computer.

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Steady Amber Power LED generally indicative of a failed MB. Remove all Memory, Expansion Cards, peripheral items, if still same, replace the motherboard. If you get a Green LED with jusr RAM in system, then an expansion card or peripheral might be the issue. 95% sure it is mothebroard

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Hi dear, i have used dell optiplex GX520. when i used with winXP i can hear sound. but when i used win7 ultimate i can't hear sound.it show " the Audio service is not running ". but i turn on it all and it don't work too. please help me

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My Dell Optiplex GX 520 will start but windows will not boot. I immediately get a black screen with a blinking white prompt in the upper left corner. The prompt does not respond to any key on the...


if you try re-install windows

and sure that is hardwere problem this will return to

1- ram
2- hd cable ( data - bower)
3- take off cd drive from motherboard
4- take off kb ,mouse usb cable
just power and mb and hd and turn on if need kb connect entry then tak off again
if the problem resolved plug one deviece and turn on and try and continue as that you will find the deviecc that cause this problem.

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Hello,
It sounds like you may be having a processor or a memory problem here. Since it's easier to change memory than processor,get a professional to change first your memory with a working one. If problem persists, then change your processor with a working to see the results. You may have to check also whether the fan sitting on your processor heat sink is working well.

All the best.

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