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My tower is plugged in and the monitor is plugged in but my windows will not show up on my monitor. It says to hit a key to get out of power save but wont do anything

I tried shutting it off and unplugging it and plugging it back in and still nothing

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1. Swiched CPU power off (But Monitor on - though blank )
2. Removed motherboard battery(its like a watch battery but quite bigger)
3. Then Swiched th CPU on
4. On screen message ( the I pressed F1 on the keyboard) .
now see what happen.

Posted on Aug 15, 2012

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Walter H Boehm

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SOURCE: Dell XPS 400 tower does not power up monitor?

The “self test” on the monitor displays when not plugged into a computer. This means that it’s working. The LED error code 2 and 4 means the video subsystem has a problem. Either your video card is bad or bad memory module. Try reseating video card and/or memory.




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Posted on Oct 27, 2008

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: compaq presario sr1115cl wont power up

Try this troubleshooting guide it has worked for me in the past 99% of the time http://arstechnica.com/guides/tweaks/troubleshooting.ars

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Loud Fan, Three Beeps, Black Monitor and No Keyboard response

I have the same model after youlet it sit for a long enough period to cool down it will come back on and work normal, it is a cooling problem called gateway and they confirmed this theproblem I ran in to was what fan this computer has 3. temp fix I used was to remove the tower cover to allow better air flow try this till you can figure out what fan is messing up

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: green light blinking on back of my system unit but there is no power

I had this problem and i tried everything to make it work. Now all i do is put a hairdryer at the back whilst the computer is plugged in until the light stops flashing then switch on as normal. I also noticed that when the air is warm i do not have to use the hairdryer hopes this helps.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: I have a dell optiplex sx280 computer and monitor

How's the status light of your computer monitor? is it blinking amber? and the status light of your computer tower's power button? blinking amber as well or solid green or no light at all?

1. Disconnect all the connection at the back of your computer tower
2. Press the power button of the computer tower for 15 seconds
3. Reconnect the power button and the monitor cable at the back of your computer tower and turn on the computer (if it turned on that means that one of the device plugged at the back of your computer tower is faulty)
4. If still the same problem, open up your computer tower.
5. Reseat the video card, Reseat Hard drive, Reseat Memory, Reseat CPU, Reseat power cord coming from the CPU to your computer (doing all things one-by-one to pin-point the root cause of the issue)

If none of the troubleshooting steps fixed the problem, possible that the power supply is faulty and if the power supply is faulty sometimes it goes with the motherboard.

Posted on Jan 09, 2010

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