Dell Monitor going black

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kaj675 - Jul 2, 2010 at 11:21 AM
xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Jul 3, 2010 at 03:22 PM
Hello,



I just recently moved and bought a flat screen dell monitor on craigs list. Before I moved I had an old CRT monitor that worked fine. I tried to hook everything up. The monitor will power on but as soon as I plug the cable into the computer the green button flashes to orange and the screen goes black. I tried to hook up my old crt monitor thinking i got screwed on Craig's List but it does the exact same thing. I've tried holding down F8. Nothing works. HELP!!!!!!!!!!
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jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
Jul 3, 2010 at 01:55 PM
Hi,

try this 1

Remove the RAM from the slot, clean the RAM and place it back properly or place

it in another slot.
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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,825
Jul 3, 2010 at 03:22 PM
The video card may have become dislodged inside the desktop. I would power down the computer, open up the case and completely remove the video card and then re-insert it. Then power up again. You may have some issues with screen resolution and/or refresh rate since you have changed monitors. If you can get it to work with the CRT - I would set the display to 800x600 and 60Hrz and then power off and switch the monitor.

Good Luck
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