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Black Screen Every time I start up my computer, you can hear everything running but the screen is black. We had a Dell tower and monitor before and everything worked fine, but my boyfriend and his brother decided to trade towers and now we have a dell monitor and a gateway tower. Ever since they switched, the screen has gone black. But it worked for his brother before they switched? When we first turned it on since the trade, it was black and in the middle of the screen it said "on power safe mode press any key". But the keyboard we originally had didnt fit into the new tower. So i went and got a new cord and now it fits. After that we turned the computer back on and now it still is black but it doesnt say anything in the middle. I tried pressing keys but it just does nothing. Can someone help?

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  • Redhead77 Feb 08, 2008

    Ok I will definately try that thank you so much. And also, I just tried my computer one more time and - does it matter that when I turn on the monitor, the light on the power button only turns orange. It doesnt turn green when it is usually on. Does that mean its not turning on all the way or does that not make a difference? Thank you again.

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Look in the back of the Gateway where you currently have the video cable connected. If there are two connectors, (Side by Side) there than disconnect & re-connect to the other. Your display should come up. Don't be fooled. Most Pc's that have no display on their monitor is not a monitor problem but a computer problem.

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    Mike Peluso Feb 10, 2008

    You have a Gateway PC & a dell monitor. Your Dell monitor's power on light comes on to green but goes to a steady amber in a short time. (Amber light means standby mode). You have no display on the monitor. Again you already know the monitor works. It did for you before the trade. If the Gateway has two VGA connectors that come out the back of the Pc. Switch between the two femal VGA connectors. One or the other should show display on the monitor. (porviding the monitor is on). Check the cable connected to the monitor. It must be securely connected. If all this fails you have only two other choices. One, the monitor went bad. Or the video card in the gateway needs reseated. Since I do not know what model the gateway is I can not suggest any other possible suggestions. Your best option is to "undo the trade".

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