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Black screen on start up

I just purchased refurbished optiplex. the machine will start - the fans run and the light in the power button turns a steady green. The lights on the back of the unit light up A- green B- amber C- green D- green and the light on the mother board is steady amber. The light on the monitor will go from amber to green momentarily, the screen stays black. Any Ideas?

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Re: black screen on start up


unplug the system
open the case
look for a battery and take it out
take out the memory (rams)
wait ten minutes
press power button 5 times
put everything back in

and boot it

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Re: black screen on start up

Yes you are apsolutely right, i was also having same problem, i.e amber power indication & blank screen, i googled it lot & finally found solution here. Thanks to DARKLORD1. I have followed the following steps to resolve this issue.
1> shutdown the system
2> remove the power cord, cmos battery and RAM
3> waited for more than 5 mins
4> then attched the power cord only
5> switched on the power button continuously 5 times
6> Then amber indication on power goes off & green indication came & system is booted with beep sound.
7> Then I shotdowned the system reattached cmos battery & reseated RAM.
8> system is booted properly.

Thanks for the solution
- Prashant

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Re: black screen on start up

Wow, these seemed to silly at first, but it WORKED!!!!

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