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December 17, 2010 6:01:24 PM

I have been having monitor display issues of late. Initially, would flicker faintly, but was not displaying anything. When I would bot up, it would take 20-30 minutes without any display except the faint flickering. After 20-30 minutes, the display would appear. 2 days ago, it failed to display anything except the faint flickering. I checked the power cord and the display and they appear fine. Of course I am a high end novice (some knowledge of computers, but limited. Have learned most of my knowledge through forums like this). I'm trying to troubleshoot and determine what the problem is, my monitor, my graphics card.....or whatever else it could be.

Below is information on the system I'm having issues with:

System Type: Dimension 2350
Ship Date: 12/31/2002

1 9U539 PROCESSOR..., 80532, 1.8G, 512K, 400, SOCKET N..., C1
1 7W080 Card, Planar, DIM2350, Audio/ Video/Nic
1 7N242 Keyboard, 104 Key, UNITED STATES..., Silitek, LC, MIDNIGHT GRAY...
1 6U220 Kit, Mouse, Personal System 2, S69, Logitech
1 3K113 Dual Inline Memory Module, 256, 266M, 32X64M8K, 184
1 4N567 Kit, Speaker, 120V, HK206, NMB..., DELL AMERICAS ORGANIZATION...
1 4U829 Modem, V92, Internal, Data Fax, Softvoice, Don Julio, AMF
1 9N799 Compact Disk Drive, 128K, IDE (INTEGRATED DRIVE ELECTRONICS) ..., F5, 48X, LTN-486, Midnight Gray
1 8R339 Display, Flat Panel, 17 Inch, DUAL..., E171FP, Midnight Gray, Dell Americas Operations
1 4T139 Kit, Software, QIKN-NWUSR-ED- 2K2, English
1 4Y427 Kit, Software, Word Perfect Product Suite 10.0, Version 3 English
1 4W419 Customer Kit, Software, BRTNCA2K3, English
1 6W678 KIT..., SOFTWARE..., OVERPACK..., WXPHSP1, COMPACT DISKETTE W/DOCUMENTATION..., ENGLAND/ENGLISH...
1 8N722 Compact Disk Read Write, 680M, IDE, 5.25 Inch Form Factor, 40X, NEC CORPORATION..., Midnight Gray
1 0X439 Hard Drive, 60GB, IDE (INTEGRATED DRIVE ELECTRONICS) ..., 1N, 7.2K, WD-XL40

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December 17, 2010 6:55:11 PM
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There could be the display's backlight that's failing (or has already failed). To test if it is your monitor's fault or your PC's fault, try the monitor on a different PC and then the PC with a different monitor.
December 17, 2010 10:42:35 PM

house70 said:
There could be the display's backlight that's failing (or has already failed). To test if it is your monitor's fault or your PC's fault, try the monitor on a different PC and then the PC with a different monitor.


AWESOME....thank you! Will do!
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December 18, 2010 1:25:01 PM

You're welcome, hope it will sort out for you.
December 30, 2010 5:34:59 AM

THANK YOU...it worked!!!!!!
January 6, 2011 2:08:08 PM

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