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No video during boot

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  • Graphics Cards
  • Video
  • ATI
  • Graphics
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January 11, 2011 4:11:19 PM

I have a Dell Dimesion 2400 with on board video and a ATI card installed. The on board video was manually disabled when I installed the ATI card. I received a BSOD and the computer shutdown. When I restarted the computer, I could hear the hard drive spinning, the mouse light up, the keybord numlock lit up, but no display. I removed the ATI card and tried the on board video with no luck. I tried to reset the cmos by removing the cmos battery with no luck. What should be my next step?

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January 11, 2011 4:39:56 PM

Most likely the motherboard is dead. Find another motherboard for the computer or replace the PC.
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January 11, 2011 5:34:55 PM

Hate to say it, but the above may be correct. You went through all the steps I would have done.
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January 18, 2011 4:00:20 PM

Thank you for responding to my post. One test that I did not perform that was the culprit was swapping out the memory. 1gb sdram was bad, so I replaced it and the computer is running like nothing ever happened. Thanks again for you timely responses!!!!
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