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Possible Display or Motherboard Problem

Hi.....An associate of mine seems to have messed up her computer. Liquid was spilled onto the mouse which is a USB one and since then the Dell Dimension 2400 hasnt been able to startup properly. The power comes on and the light shows by the power button but you cannot see anything on the monitor at all. I tested the computer on another monitor and it was the same problem - no display.

What do you think caused this and does it make sense trying to get fix it or just getting a new computer one time?

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Re: Possible Display or Motherboard Problem

I have seen this before. Onboard graphics fried, common on the 2400. Buy a PCI video card and install it. EVGA 5200 fx works and will cost $25 on ebay

Posted on Dec 21, 2007

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Re: Possible Display or Motherboard Problem

Liquid on the electrical circuits, causes bad things to happen.
Do not replace the computer, until you exhaust all of your options.
Did you try the most simple solution of replacing the mouse?
Have you tried starting in safe mode? (with new mouse)
Otherwise: When you get the computer to start
Go to your "Device Manager" (Right click on ‘My Computer', select 'Properties', click the 'Hardware' tab, click the 'Device Manager' button. Click the "Human interface devices", if there is one). If there is some kind of a "Warning" icon superimposed on the 'Mouse' icon or any other icon, there is your problem!
If no "Warning" icons then try...
One at a time...
Double click on any of the devices that have 'Mouse' in the listings.
Click the "Properties" tab; look for any "Warning" icons
Un-install the DRIVERS for THAT DEVICE only. See instructions below.
Click on the faulty device and hit the remove button, follow the instructions given by the program.
Shutdown, restart, the device will automatically reinstall by the "Found New Hardware" program.

Posted on Dec 18, 2007

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