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Blank monitor bought a used gx270,front light a solid green,rear lights -2 top green ,bottom 2 amber.No buzzers.Every time I plug in a monitor the screen goes black.Both monitors I tried are good when used on other computer.I can't get to bios to check it out.Put in a video card,same reaction.put in 2x 1gb memory.Any way to hook to second computer to read bios of gx270 and find problems.Heard about problems with capacitors,do you know numbers of the replacements.thanks

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    I have had dell come to my work and replace 50 plus motherboards for bad caps on gx270. Call them yours may be in that lot that was recalled.

    before you do change owership on their website to you.

    They did this for us even when the motherboards were out of warranty.

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I upgraded from WIn 2000 Ser Pack 4 from 2 and monitor would not come back on after reboot/sleep. Light would be on. Had to turn off monitor and back on. Upgraded to WIn XP Pro, no more problems except I hate windows. I never would have upgraded, but I needed new Itunes and can't afford Mac right now. Did I say I hate Windows?

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What number, i think you asking about capacitor value if so here the value its 1000 mfd 10v amd 1500mfd 10v

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