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If The Screen Is Blank - Dell Dimension 4300S Owner's Manual

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HINT:
See the
documentation that come
with your monitor for
fault indications and
troubleshooting
procedures specific to
your monitor.
30
Solving Pr oblems

If the screen is blank

C
H E C K T H E V I D E O C A B L E C O N N E C T I O N
cable connectors have missing pins, but not bent pins). Ensure that the video
cable is connected as shown on the START HERE sheet for your computer.
P
R E S S T H E M O N I T O R P O W E R B U T T O N
monitor power button.
C
H E C K T H E P O W E R L I G H T
monitor has power. If the power light is blinking, press a key on the keyboard or
move the mouse.
T
E S T T H E E L E C T R I C A L O U T L E T
by testing it with another device, such as a lamp.
S
W A P T H E C O M P U T E R A N D M O N I T O R P O W E R C A B L E S
computer and monitor power cables to determine if the power cable is defective.
T
E S T T H E V I D E O E X T E N S I O N C A B L E
extension cable and removing the cable solves the problem, the cable is defective.
T
E S T T H E M O N I T O R
computer.
C
H E C K T H E B A C K P A N E L L I G H T S
connector (see page 61) are not green, call Dell for technical assistance (see
page 84).
C
P
P
H E C K T H E
O W E R
for the keyword standby in Windows Help. To access help files, see page 28.
Check for bent pins (most video
Be sure that you firmly pressed the
When the power light is lit or blinking, the
Ensure that the electrical outlet is working
(
I F U S E D
If another monitor is available, connect it to the
If all four lights below the serial
See the Tell Me How help file or search
R O P E R T I E S
Swap the
) —
If you are using a video

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