I can power it on fine, but the screen stays black (screen is bad but it stills work) , dell start screen nor the windows xp screen never begin but it stays powered on
i hold fn button with power then i get( "off/ flashing /on" ) led lock codes
what do these codes mean?
would it be a waste to try replacing video card?
You can't replace the video card. It's integrated into the motherboard. It wouldn't solve the problem anyway since the screen has failed. Buy a new computer. Changing the screen isn't worth it.
So, do you think its just the screen and not the motherboard?
i tried plugging in external monitor but nothing happens screen stay black.
Also, i actually removed mb and notice i have a graphic card slot and i could remove and install another.