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Dead pc Dell xps 410 won't boot all of a sudden. Power supply, statuslights, fans, HDDs, etc.. seem to be running, but nothing on screen, not even bios info. No new hardware or software and nothing weird leading up to this. Status lights combo code indicate bad memory, but I tried switching out the ram and nothing happened. Mobo went bad maybe?

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  • phrancis Jun 19, 2008

    Thanks for the feedback kikoksky. I have already tried removing all sticks of ram and re-inserting one by one with no change, but I haven't tried removing all memory and booting. I also haven't tried removing external or internal devices / drives. I'll give those a try tomorrow. Thanks again and I'll let you know how it goes...

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Try to remove all external device connected to your computer. just leave the keyboad, mouse and monitor connected.
restart computer.
if still a blank screen
remove everything connected to your computer (mouse kyeboard and monitor) restart if nothing happens
open your computer and remove all devices (hard drive, optical drives, memory... restart,,, you should be hearing beeping sounds indicating motherboard is looking for memory. try putting back 1 memory at a time and checking all mem slot. to identify if one of the memory could be causing the blank screen. if both memory will not work try to use known good working memory. if you dont get to hear the beeping sound using a known good working memory. your memory is the problem.
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