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Windows 7: Old computer wont display on monitor

07 Aug 2016   #1
retrogamers17

windows 7 professional x64
 
 
Old computer wont display on monitor

I moved about half a year ago and left my old dell xp desktop in the garage ever since. I just took it out to use it, But it wont show anything on the screen. I tried reseating the ram and cmos chip, and tried two 2 cords on two monitors, with flushing the remaining power by unplugging and pressing the button but no luck. Computer sounds good and i can feel my hdd running but i cannot get anything to show up on the screen. It worked before the move, any idea on what i can do to get it working?


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07 Aug 2016   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Has the graphics card been jiggled loose by the move?
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07 Aug 2016   #3
retrogamers17

windows 7 professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
Has the graphics card been jiggled loose by the move?
Its integrated. Is there anything that can be loose on a integrated chip?
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07 Aug 2016   #4
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
Has the graphics card been jiggled loose by the move?
Its integrated. Is there anything that can be loose on a integrated chip?
Doubtful. A loose screw or something could mess it up, but that would depend on how much it was moved or knocked around. More likely, it's something in the BIOS that has set itself to a secondary graphics card, or the integrated graphics have just failed.

Try a CMOS reset and see what happens. Reseating the CMOS chip does not set it back to default, but a CMOS reset will reset the BIOS to its defaults. It may work then.
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07 Aug 2016   #5
retrogamers17

windows 7 professional x64
 
 

Just tried that, Confused weather i did it right or not. But i took the jumper from the reset password and put it onto the reset cmos pins. and then booted it and then swapped it back but didnt work. Also tried to just leave the battery out for 5 minutes and discharge any static still in the system and that didnt work either. Can you give a better tutorial on how to reset it for a dell desktop? or any other suggestions?
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08 Aug 2016   #6
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

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