Having problems with your Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop ?

We installed additional memory in our dell dimension 4600 pc and now the monitor won't work. It's a new monitor so that should not be the issue. any ideas?


Answers :

First check the obvious stuff. Power switch(s) on monitor itself, data and power cables. (Use others if available.)
\015\012If you have another monitor, swap and check to see if the computer is delivering a signal.
\015\012Or try the monitor on another system.
\015\012See this troubleshooting guide.
\015\012Maybe reseat the ram, or check to be sure you haven't exceeded the maximum your system will allow. (4Gb) (see here)
\015\012Depending on which CPU is installed in your system, (FSB 800 vs.533 MHz) your choice of memory modules may not be correct. Check to make sure. (Run Everest home edition to see which you have. download here.)
\015\012That's all I can think of.
\015\012Good luck.
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Memory won't cause this problem. You probably bumped the cable running to the video card from the motherboard and dislodged it. Reopen the PC and trace the wires from the video output card to see if it is still connected to the motherboard. Also make sure the external cable running from the video card to the monitor is not loose. And that the monitor is turned on and connected before you turn on the PC.
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