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How do I do about resetting the bios to see if my monitor issue is the graphics card that is causing the problem?

How do I approach troubleshooting a Dell 3000 Desktop CPU when monitor has gone blank yet Monitor tests fine on another Desktop? how do i reseting the bios to see if it is the graphics card?

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Hey Hi Mary,

Well if your system has an EXPANSION GRAPHIC CARD then in order to find out if the GRAPHIC CARD has gone bad u actually need to remove it from the system then hook up the monitor in the INTEGRATED VIDEO PORT. If the monitor works well and good then its the GRAPHIC CARD which has gone bad.

Because until the GRAPHIC CARD is installed in the system the system by default keep ignoring the INTEGRATED GRAPHIC CARD it will not even detect whether the system has an INTEGRATED GRAPHIC CARD or not..

Kindly Reply Back If You Need Any Help..

Posted on May 31, 2009

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