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White (blank) screen when I boot up computer

by eseryvelo / May 30, 2009 10:09 PM PDT

Dell Inspiron 1200, 6years old, XP, sp3. When I start my computer I immediately get a white screen. F8 does nothing, blank screen stays. So now I cannot do a safe mode start or last known good config. Anyone have any ideas?????

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Some monitors do that when ...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 30, 2009 10:19 PM PDT

I have an older CRT that goes white when the VGA CABLE is unplugged.

Time to check your setup. Find both ends of that VGA cable.

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white screen
by eseryvelo / May 30, 2009 10:44 PM PDT

All cables are intact and secure. It is a Dell Dimension not inspiron as prevoiusly stated. Therefore the computer and cables never move.

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I read your post again
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 30, 2009 11:00 PM PDT
In reply to: white screen

And maybe this is a laptop, maybe it isn't. To get the best responses always supply the details and more. Think about what you give out as information.

-> Laptops have very few parts we can swap out. Here's the short list.

1. RTC battery.
2. Motherboard.
3. Drives.
4. RAM.
5. Display unit (the top lid.)

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More details if you wish
by eseryvelo / May 30, 2009 11:35 PM PDT
In reply to: I read your post again

I have a Dell Dimension 2400 2.4 Ghz. 80G hard drive. O/S is windows XP sp3. Computer was purchased July 2003, last December I had a shop reinstall the O/S (or reset the computer) to clean out all the junk. It has worked fine until this morning. When I turn on the tower I immediately get a blank screen, that's all. Nothing else. F2, F8 or any "F" does not function other than the tower beeps repeatedly when an "F" is tapped. Is my computer dead? Or can it be brought back to life?

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So it's a tower.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 31, 2009 12:08 AM PDT

As with all common desktops you can change power supplies, motherboards, video ram and more. It can be fixed.

What spares do you have?

-> I don't duplicate ready web content such as this:

All skill levels show up in these forums. If I write at a beginner's level an expert is annoyed. If I write as if the owner does their own PC repair and doesn't they could be miffed. You appear to be more of an user rather than your own repair person. For that lever you check the internals of the desktop to see all the cards are seated (power off of course) and hope.

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Inspiron 1200 = laptop?
by Kees Bakker / May 30, 2009 10:26 PM PDT
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