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Blank Screen - No Display though computer power light remains switched on.

I tried plagging with external motinor. Same Result. Please advise what coupd be the problem.



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Re: Blank Screen - No Display though computer power light...

It is not always the case of Beeps coming from the unit with bad ram.. The ram could still be bad and cause no video internal or external.

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Re: Blank Screen - No Display though computer power light...

You people are not explaining in detail what is actually wrong?.  If you do this we can try to help you.


1 Does the power lights light up.

2 Does the hard-drive light light up

3. Does anything go on the computer.

4 What does and what does not (lightup)


Just because you have a blank screen does not necessarily mean the screen is "had it" and by plugging an external monitor to see if there is problem does not exist.

For all we know your motherboard may have ceased to exist or your hard drive crashed or your memory chip.  Please help me to help you?

Posted on Oct 12, 2007

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