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Monitor and Mouse not working

I have a Dell Dimension 4600 Desktop. Yesterday I turned on the computer and it started to boot up but the busy light to show it is working didn't come on and my monitor light went from green to amber right away. I tried moving the mouse but that didn't respond either. I plugged them into another computer that we have and they worked. The computer just went out of warranty. It is three years old.

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  • Lynn Saville Jul 17, 2008

    The LED's are: green, green, green, amber then it turned green. I also replaced the battery and that semed to help but the computer is running rather slowly now.

  • Hevyman May 11, 2010

    Can you boot it to Safe Mode?



    1. turn on computer while hitting the F8 button

    2. Select Safe mode with networking


    Does it come up now?

  • IQUIT May 11, 2010

    on the back of the tower are 4 LEDs marks ABCD just above the PS2 ports, what sequence to they indicate Green Green Green Green? or some combination of green and amber?



    Post the displayed sequence, and I can assist you in determining the failure.

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Reseat the memory cards buddy

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GGGA indicates that the power on self test completed successfully.

GGGG indicates that the had off from the BIOS to the Windows Operating system was completed.

If you are not getting any video, and have an expansion video card, reseat the card. If you still don't have video, remove the card, and connect to the motherboard integrated video port (May have a black plastic cover on it)

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