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Monitor not working. dell prompts load, windows loads and then the screen goes black. i can hear the desktop being setup but cannot see anything

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  • wcornwell1 Jun 30, 2009

    I recently upgraded the laptop, new hard drive, memory and reinstalled all programs. everything was working fine. i was trying to hook my laptop to the tv via an svideo cable. the settings that i used before I upgraded the hard drive were not available. i probably clicked a few items on the settings panel that i shouldn't have. i turned the computer off and then today tried to get on and nothing.

  • wcornwell1 Jun 30, 2009

    I recently upgraded the laptop, new hard drive, memory and reinstalled all programs. everything was working fine. i was trying to hook my laptop to the tv via an svideo cable. the settings that i used before I upgraded the hard drive were not available. i probably clicked a few items on the settings panel that i shouldn't have. i turned the computer off and then today tried to get on and nothing.

  • wcornwell1 Jun 30, 2009

    I recently upgraded the laptop, new hard drive, memory and reinstalled all programs. everything was working fine. i was trying to hook my laptop to the tv via an svideo cable. the settings that i used before I upgraded the hard drive were not available. i probably clicked a few items on the settings panel that i shouldn't have. i turned the computer off and then today tried to get on and nothing.

  • Nicholas Bannister May 11, 2010

    Well, its certainly not a monitor problem if you see the Dell prompt and the Windows logo. I'd say your operating system may be corrupt, maybe due to a virus or a faulty driver installation. What was you doing prior to this blackout?

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Check the data cable on the back of the monitor and the CPU.Also check the BIOS settings.

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