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Display My display oy my dell inspiron 8500 is totaly blank it will not come on at all I replaced the hard drive but think it might be the vidio card. Any ideas? And just how do I replace the vidio card. Thank yoy. Bob Johnson

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  • herz10 May 02, 2008

    am having a similar problem the monitor is just blank

  • Daniel McMullen May 11, 2010

    Have you tried connecting the monitor port to an external monitor. Try this before doing anything - If it works than your LCD is bad - if it does not work then the video card is probably bad.

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The moment you power on your system strat tapping F2 key
you will get a system setup screen if you dont get it as suggested before connect an extrnel monitor then press and hold Fn key and while holding it down press F8 it will toggle the display
if you get a video on external monitor LCD needs to be replaced
if you don't then its either systemboard(if video card is integrated)
or the video card
provide me your system's service tag located at the bottom pannel of your system, turn it upside down you will find a bar coded sticker which has a 7 digit alphanumeric number
i will be able to provide the best resolution

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