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I have got four dell computers(170) having the problem of video output have almost tried everything,whenever i switch on the computers the amber light comes on but no video am still puzzled, and dont give me the idea of changing the power supplies or swapping the rams i have tried that,please i need your help. Please i need answers

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Try hooking them up to a good monitor that you know that works? If you have video then the other monitor is bad? if not? then you have a bad video card! I hope this helps!

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