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Mosaic type screen during startup

During start up I get a dot wise disturbed green screen. When I try to start Diagnostic Tools (after F12) I get a mosaic type screen(blue, red, white small rectangles of equal size)which is almost unreadable so I am not able to see the diagnostic options and start a relevant test. One single beep is produced during the start up. The computer does not start up because of a known hard disk problem detected during the start up, but the distorted screen problem is a new one - it appears even when the HD is disconnected. Could you please advise on that. Thanks. Tim

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I agree with Matthew Slattery. After what he said fails, you can try reinstall RAM in your computer. Take them out and put them back again firmly. It is recommended that you do this only if you have done this in past. Or take professional help

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First sounds like a bad video card. Could be bad screen or connection. Hard drive sounds like it is dead.

Check you screens connection if the cord is replaceable then replace it. Pins may be bent or broken if it is the d-sub hook up if usb hdmi then may need to replace the full monitor.

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Green Green Green amber is a start of "POV" whatever this stands for. Dells description is "System activity subsequent to video initalization" I would start with video card replacement,

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If you are not getting any Video at all, No Dell SPlash screen, nothing, then I'd look at a video card as the 1st point of Failure.

If you Get a Dell Splash screen, but nothing afterward, then the hard drive is suspect

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