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I just got my gateway1 computer,,and i noticed that the cord that comes out of the monitor,,,has electrical tape wrapped around it,,,,,is this the way these things are built ,,,,,,,or was this one with a defect ?

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Your monitor is 11 years old. If the power light does not come on make sure the monitor is plugged into an electrical outlet and the power cord is securely connected to the monitor. If the power light still does not come on then you most like have a defective monitor.

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if this is a desktop-computer.and the box is the computer do you mean you got no picture.check all cords electrical and the cord to the LCD-monitor.if there are okey proberly brooken videocard.

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Here is the solution for your answer.Please follow the below steps to fix your problem.

1. Check for loose electrical and VGA cables. Remove the electric cord from the back of the monitor, then put it back in place. Remove the VGA cable from the computer and monitor and put it back in place. Make sure the connection is tight. If you're using a cable extender, remove it.

2. Plug the monitor's electric cord into a different outlet. If you're using a UPS or surge protector, plug it directly into a wall outlet.

3. Attach the monitor to a different computer. If the monitor still doesn't work, replace the monitor's cable. Make sure the cable is less than 5 feet long. If it still doesn't work, the monitor will need to be replaced or repaired. If it works with no problem on the other computer, troubleshoot your video card.

4. Unplug your computer from the monitor and power outlet. Remove the cover. Pull the video card out of the slot on the system board. Push it back into place. Be sure the connection is secure.

5. Put the CD that came with your video card into your computer's CD-ROM drive. Follow the directions to reinstall the video card drivers. Download a new version of the drivers from the manufacturer's website if necessary.

6. Right-click a blank area of your Desktop. Choose "Properties" from the display menu. Click the "Settings" tab. Try different screen resolutions to resolve the problem.

7. Determine whether the problem is caused by electrical interference. Electrical interference will make the monitor appear jumpy or wavy. Move any speakers, radios, fans or other items that can cause electrical interference away from the monitor.

Hope the above information will be helpful to you.
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Please just follow the below steps fix your problem

1. Check for loose electrical and VGA cables. Remove the electric cord from the back of the monitor, then put it back in place. Remove the VGA cable from the computer and monitor and put it back in place. Make sure the connection is tight. If you're using a cable extender, remove it.

2. Plug the monitor's electric cord into a different outlet. If you're using a UPS or surge protector, plug it directly into a wall outlet.

3. Attach the monitor to a different computer. If the monitor still doesn't work, replace the monitor's cable. Make sure the cable is less than 5 feet long. If it still doesn't work, the monitor will need to be replaced or repaired. If it works with no problem on the other computer, troubleshoot your video card.
4. Unplug your computer from the monitor and power outlet. Remove the cover. Pull the video card out of the slot on the system board. Push it back into place. Be sure the connection is secure.

5. Put the CD that came with your video card into your computer's CD-ROM drive. Follow the directions to reinstall the video card drivers. Download a new version of the drivers from the manufacturer's website if necessary.

6. Right-click a blank area of your Desktop. Choose "Properties" from the display menu. Click the "Settings" tab. Try different screen resolutions to resolve the problem.

7. Determine whether the problem is caused by electrical interference. Electrical interference will make the monitor appear jumpy or wavy. Move any speakers, radios, fans or other items that can cause electrical interference away from the monitor.

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You might get a lamp with a bulb that you know works and plug it into the same electrical receptical that you have the dell computers power cord plugged into and then test the monitor power source the same way.
If the outlets or power strip are getting power and that is confirmed by testing them, and then you plug in the Monitor and Dell power cords into the sources that you have confirmed are getting power, and they do not come on we have a different problem.
If the monitor is hooked up wrong to the computer or not even hooked to the computer the light should come on on the front of the monitor incicating that it is getting power. If you plug it into a confirmed working electrical outlet the light should come on on the power button of the monitor. If it does not come on then somehting might hve possibly damaged all of the epuipment that was plugged in like a power spike on the electrical lines going into your home, this would be very rare but not impossible.
I am sorry for all of the senerios but you were not really clear on what you were using as power sources going to the equipment and I wanted to try and cover the most common possibilities in one email. Please let me know if this helps

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