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Display issues I am having a dell x300, that I see getting bootedup, but doesnt display anything, I tried connecting an external monitor thru the docking station and still there is no display, Am i missing anything here?

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Hold the Fn Key while powering on the system, see if the diagnostics run and you get any video from the diagnostics. Also try Fn + F8 to enable an external monitor. Last check the Lock LEDs to see if the CAPS LOCK or SCROLL LOCK LEDs are on all the time, if they are then there is a system failure

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