When I hit the power button, it lights up and the HDD activity light blinks for about 3 seconds, all the fans run, and keep running, I can hear the hardware spin for a quick second. PSU light is solid green on the back. No video output. The front power light was solid orange, until I reset the CMOS battery (took It out for 5 min) after I did that the front power light is solid white until I turn it off and on about 8 times... then it goes back to the original solid orange. never any beeps in either condition.
I have disconnected all external devices and tried with the same result. I have tried draining reserve voltage with same result.
Any suggestions would be appreciated ..
Are you using an add-in video card or onboard Intel video? Did you check the cable connections to the monitor at both ends
Can you test this monitor on a different PC or a different monitor on this PC?
Version of Windows?
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I am not a Dell employee
it is the onboard intel video... nothing fancy here. I have tested the monitor with another computer it is good. Windows was updated about 10 months ago to windows 10.
I have a strong suspicion that it is the mothermoarb because there is NO beep at startup.... but the thing that confuses me is that when I remove the RAM and start it up there is a repetitive (2 beeps) indicating that the RAM is missing .... which leads me to assuming that the motherboard is working to be able to tell me that.
When you tested the monitor on a different PC, did you use the same port you normally use on the 660?
What onboard video port do you on the 660 and can you try a different onboard port connection to the monitor?
Read this thread for more suggestions:
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I am not a Dell employee
I really do appreciate your help....TY
I tested the monitor with the same VGA connection AND with the HDMI and the monitor works with both. So I tried to connect the monitor to the troubled computer using HDMI and the same result.. nothing.
I am somehow back to a solid white light on the power button, still no beep at startup..
I read the thread you sent, but it is not my exact issue
Solid Orange Power Light is DEAD MOTHERBOARD. Blinking Orange Light is BAD POWER SUPPLY.
It doesn't get anymore basic than that. OLOD (Orange Light of Death)
The Green LED on the back of the power supply indicates that AC power is available Not that Anything past the power cord is working.
If there is also a button on the back thats the BUILT IN SELF TEST aka BIST button.
Power Button LED
|Off||Power is Off. LED is blank.|
|Blinking Amber||Initial State of LED at power up. Refer to the table below for Blinking Amber pattern diagnostic suggestions and possible failures.|
|Solid Amber||The second state of the LED at power up, indicates that the POWER_GOOD signal is active and it is probable that the power supply is fine.|
|Blinking White||System is in a low power state, either S1 or S3. This does not indicate a fault condition.|
|Solid White||System is in S0 state. This is the normal power states of a functioning machine. The BIOS will turn the LED to this states to indicate it has started fetching op-codes.|
|State Name||Power Light:|
|Amber Blinking Pattern||Problem Description||Suggested Resolution|
|-||-||2, 1||2 blinks followed by a short pause, 1 blink, long pause, then repeats||Bad Motherboard||
|-||-||2, 2||2 blinks followed by a short pause, 2 blinks, long pause, then repeats||Bad Motherboard, Power Supply or Power Supply cabling||
|-||-||2, 3||2 blinks followed by a short pause, 3 blinks, long pause, then repeats||Bad Motherboard, Memory or Processor||
|-||-||2, 4||2 blinks followed by a short pause, 4 blinks, long pause, then repeats||Bad coin cell battery||
|S1||RCM||2, 5||2 blinks followed by a short pause, 5 blinks, long pause, then repeats||BIOS Checksum Failure||
|S2||CPU||2, 6||2 blinks followed by a short pause, 6 blinks, long pause, then repeats||Bad Processor||
|S3||MEM||2, 7||2 blinks followed by a short pause, 7 blinks, long pause, then repeats||Memory failures||
|S4||PCI||3, 1||3 blinks followed by a short pause, 1 blink, long pause, then repeats||PCI Device or Video subsystem failures||
|S5||VID||3, 2||3 blinks followed by a short pause, 2 blinks, long pause, then repeats||Video Subsystem failure||
|S6||STO||3, 3||3 blinks followed by a short pause, 3 blinks, long pause, then repeats||No Memory detected||
|S7||USB||3, 4||3 blinks followed by a short pause, 4 blinks, long pause, then repeats||Storage Subsystem failure||
|S8||MEM||3, 5||3 blinks followed by a short pause, 5 blinks, long pause, then repeats||Memory configuration or incompatible error||
|S9||MBF||3, 6||3 blinks followed by a short pause, 6 blinks, long pause, then repeats||System board failure||
|S10||MEM||3, 7||3 blinks followed by a short pause, 7 blinks, long pause, then repeats||Possible memory failure||