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Dell XPS One (A2010) Boot Problem Troubleshooting

by etesluk / September 1, 2011 10:54 AM PDT

I have a friend who asked me to help troubleshoot his A2010. The
problem it was/is having is that when you power on, the blue power light
comes on, the fans start up, and that's it. No post, no display of any
sort. I read what I could find on here and other support sites, and
followed many steps, most of which I would have tried anyway,
unplugging/swapping the ram, HD etc. and seeing if anything changed
after or during these steps. Nothing. I then read about some people
having similar problems and when Dell technicians went to troubleshoot
the issue, it turned out to be a bad video card. The next step I took
was to have everything set-up normally, but I removed the video card and
turned it on. Without the video card, the computer gives a post beep,
and the touch sensitive buttons on the lower right corner of the display
appear functional, they give a little vibrate etc. when touched. I'm
posting to ask if people on here would seem to agree with me that the
video card at least appears culprit in this case. I would appreciate
the second (and so-on) opinions before having my friend spend the money
for a new video card. Thanks in advance!

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Looks to be a cross posted topic.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 1, 2011 11:09 AM PDT
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not your video card
by zorst / April 16, 2013 12:42 PM PDT

I would bet the farm it's your motherboard. I had the same problem x2 both motherboards.

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