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Black Screen Computer turns on but bios does not come up. The monitor has been tested and works fine.

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  • Will Kibler
    Will Kibler May 11, 2010

    Another thing to clear up is to find out what you were doing before it started having this problem, be specific.

  • Eric Smale
    Eric Smale May 11, 2010

    SkinWill is correct. If a speaker is not hooked up and it is bad memory (typical cause of black screen), you will not hear the beep codes. It has been a while since I have seen the inside of that model Dell.

  • Will Kibler
    Will Kibler May 11, 2010

    Are there any beeps? if so what is the sequence of beeps? Also is there a speaker hooked up?

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Check your video card and try to go to windows recovery console or advance boot up options it seems the monitor self test passes!! if your video card is fine then its a video driver issue.

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