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Old 09-01-2012, 02:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default HELP! computer turns on, monitor stays off!

i believe i have an Alienware Area 51 ALX, an old version that came out a few years ago running Windows 7

it is no longer in that case but still has the original parts
it turns on
the computer turns on, but nothing shows up on the monitor
the Ethernet cord connected to the modem doesn't seem to have a light showing that is connected like it usually does either
but i have a flash drive connected to it that lights up showing it is connected
i know this computer has a box with numbers on the motherboard that sometimes can say what the problem is with an error code
can someone help me, please?

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Old 09-05-2012, 12:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: HELP! computer turns on, monitor stays off!

When did the problem start to happen? Did it just happen out of the blue? Or did it begin after you switched cases?

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Old 09-05-2012, 11:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I would try re-seating all of the connectors for your hardware (SATA cables/IDE cables) as well as re-seating the ram
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