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Suricatta
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Optiplex 3010 won't boot if monitor is not connected

Hi.

I'm usig this machine just to share SQL Databases over my network, but from time to time the OS needs to restart due to software updates. The problem is that everytime the optiplex restarts, it wont boot unless I plug a monitor in VGA port.

I dont need a monitor, this is a stand alone machine, and I use Logmein or Terminal Service to access it.

Is there a way to solve this problem?

PS: Core i5 - 4Gb RAM - Windows 8 Pro 64bits

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Re: Optiplex 3010 won't boot if monitor is not connected

Hi Suricatta,

Welcome to the community.

Please let us know the version of windows and model number of the video card installed on the system. And, when the system doesn't boot do we received any error or beep codes on the system.

Kindly provide us this information so that we can understand and resolve this issue.

If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us.

Thanks and Regards
Sandeep P
#iworkfordell

Thanks and Regards
Sandeep P
#iworkfordell

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Suricatta
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Re: Optiplex 3010 won't boot if monitor is not connected

Hi.

I bought this computer a week ago...

The machine is a OPTIPLEX 3010 SF with WIN8 PROF, Core i5-3470. The VGA Card is a onboard INTEL INTEGRATED GRAPHICS.

Thanks

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Suricatta
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Re: Optiplex 3010 won't boot if monitor is not connected

No beeps, and no errors...

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kirkd
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Re: Optiplex 3010 won't boot if monitor is not connected

Some computers will boot without a monitor, some won't. Some also want a keyboard/mouse attached in order to boot.. There are a lot of sugestions on the web. Search and see if one will help. It all depends on what the BIOS (UEFI) wants to see before it continues.

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Re: Optiplex 3010 won't boot if monitor is not connected

Hi Suricatta,

Thanks for providing us this information.  Please check the link below to update BIOS and Video drivers for the system:

http://dell.to/10Sft5t

http://dell.to/10X5wkb

If the issue still persists please let us know what happens when you turn on the system without monitor.

If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us.

Thanks and Regards
Sandeep P
#iworkfordell

Thanks and Regards
Sandeep P
#iworkfordell

To know more about Dell Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Order & Dispatch status -> choose your region US Customers; UK Customers; India Customers. For Dell support videos click Here.

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elfilmes
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Re: Optiplex 3010 won't boot if monitor is not connected

alguém pode me ajuda  não consigo instalar o seven no meu dell OptiPlex 3010 não da boot 

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T5inNC
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RE: Optiplex 3010 won't boot if monitor is not connected

Did you ever find a fix for this? I have this exact same problem on both the Optiplex 3010 and Optiplex 9010.

If I power it down and disconnect the monitor and then boot it back up, it doesnt boot. If I attach a monitor to it after it is sitting at a black screen.

If I boot with a monitor and then detach the monitor it works fine, but if you try to reboot it without the monitor attached, same problem, it wont boot.

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Ross Boulet
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RE: Optiplex 3010 won't boot if monitor is not connected

I'm having the same issue with four Optiplex 7010 s. These have an add in DVI ATI video card, but even with the add in card removed, the same issue occurs. No beeps, no nothing. They have Win 8 64 bit installed. I tried updating the BIOS to A16 but that made no difference.

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T5inNC
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RE: Optiplex 3010 won't boot if monitor is not connected

In the end I found some old Avocent KVM dongles that were no longer being used and connected them to the back of the Optiplex's. That serves as a dummy plug for the computer to make it think it has a monitor attached. 

I didnt try it, but I think this may work as well:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Vga-breakout-cable/step5/

I think it is silly that there is no option to disable this monitor check in the bios. Maybe you can disable it, but if you can, it is not very intuitive on how you do it.

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