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Recently when I boot the comp up in the am the monitor does not come on at all. the little green led lite just blinks. Comp seems to boot up alright as my modem shows online. Until today, I could re-power and monitor would come on and performing perfectly. Today it took several power-ups and connection checking to get it to come on. Working fine now as usual. Would this indicate the monitor or the video card? The computer is a Dell 4600 (XP home)with a NVIDIA GeForce FX5200 card and the monitor is a Hanns-G HN199D LCD type . Thanks for any suggestions or feedback.

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Remove the video card and see if you have the same issues. Just use your motherboard's intergrated graphics.

It is doubtful that this is an issue with your monitor but if you would like you can hook your monitor up to known working computer to rule that out as an option.

Let us know if there are issues w/o the video card.
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Thanks for the quick feedback. It appears that the current connector in the card is the only connector that I can affix the monitor cable to. Maybe that isn't a removablecard but an integrated sound card altho it appears to be removable. It is in a PCI looking slot. The video info I gave would indicate that it is a card, wouldn't it? I have Everest downloaded on my comp and took the info from that. Thanks again.

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That is a seperate card. It is in either PCI or AGP format. Either way it would be in the same location.

You should have a VGA port intergrated. I looked up the Dell 4600 and it has a 865G chipset which has graphics.

While you are at it take out all but one stick of RAM. Test each stick one at a time (if you have more than one).

Edited by Titan8990, 06 November 2007 - 11:54 AM.

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Will do, thank you again.

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checked on ports. No integrated VGA port. Have parellel and serial port. However removed video card and re-seated. Booted twice and monitor came on both times. Acid test will be in the morning. Thank you again

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Sounds good so far. Lets give your RAM a test as well. Follow these steps:

Click this for a guide to using Memtest



Click this to download Memtest

Run it overnight if possible
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