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Dell Dimension 4600C

When I switch my dell computer on I get a blank screen on the monitor which immediately goes into power save mode and shuts down. If I switch it back on I can get to the point where the dell self test logo comes up on the monitor but nothing else. I have tried switch cables etc but this has not worked. I know the monitor works as I can get it to work with my laptop

Bob C

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  • bfly99 May 04, 2009

    me too!!! How did you fix it? Did you have to get a new video card?

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Check your bios settings to make sure your video settings are correct for whatever card you're using. It sounds like you have a conflict between an onboard video card, and an aftermarket card.

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    21forever May 08, 2012

    How can you check anything when the monitor is not responding? I had this problem several years ago took it it Cheap Guys and got a new graphics card. Worked great for several years. I stopped using it for several years and now I have the same problem. My computer is clean inside, I replaced the mother board battery and reseated the cards, nothing. So how do you get the monitor to work? I have two monitors which both work fine on a different computer.

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    21forever May 08, 2012

    How can you check anything when the screen is black and in sleep mode?

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