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Dell Inspiron One 2330 Desktop Black Screen After Changing Boot Option

Q: Dell Inspiron One 2330 Desktop Black Screen After Changing Boot Option

My friends Inspiron One Desktop has been Black Desktop After 2330 Screen Boot Dell One Changing Option Inspiron experiencing problems with the display I changed one of the boot options to boot to hard drive now the computer boots in a black screen and nothing appears It just stays in a black screen The allows you to put hdmi in So Dell Inspiron One 2330 Desktop Black Screen After Changing Boot Option i connected my PS to the computer and switched into HDMI mode and the screen was working find Now i was trying to remove the Dell Inspiron One 2330 Desktop Black Screen After Changing Boot Option graphics card from the desktop but it is soldered into the motherboard I tried resetting the CMOS to reset the the BIOS but still nothing is displaying on the screen I detached the hard drive and booted it up and still the black screen If there is a method i should try please let me know Like I said before the screen was working find Until I had changed a setting in the the BIOS screen Thanks for your support if you can help or interested in helping me

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A: Dell Inspiron One 2330 Desktop Black Screen After Changing Boot Option

Do you get any indicator lights that the system is booting besides a black screen?
Are there any lights on the monitor?
Try shining a light to the screen what do you see?
Pressing the screen side buttons for menu does the online display come on?
Try resetting the bios once more. This time completely remove the power cord and press the power on button to clear any voltages left in the system, then clear the cmos/bios pulling the battery. Put the battery back in and reconnect the power and boot it.
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A:Dell Inspiron One 2330 AIO won't boot past logo screen

Yes, it was the motherboard.  Dell tech came out and put a new one in and everything is working as it was before the MB failed. Thank you Dell rep Rishi.
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A:Dell Inspiron One 2330 AIO Desktop

If you already had windows 10 on it all you have to do is download windows 10 and make a bootable copy with there tool.  Then reinstall windows 10, they have your hardware information and that is how it will activate windows again.  There are various threads on here how to reinstall windows 10!
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A:Dell Inspiron 1720 Black Screen Will Not Boot

1) What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

2) What do you mean the "laptop wouldn't let you" restore to factory settings?

3) What do you mean it "wouldn't load the restore disk"?

4) You replaced the drive and now have a blank hd in the system?
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A:Dell Inspiron 9400 - Black screen after boot

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A:Dell Inspiron 14z 5423 Two beeps will not boot screen blank, black

Has this issue ever been fixed?  This is exactly what mine does now.
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A:Dell Inspiron 15 laptop repeatably beeps on start up with black screen and does not boot

Hi Gary,
I’d suggest that you follow the steps mentioned below and check if the system switches ON.

Switch off the computer.
Disconnect the AC adapter from the system.
Remove the battery from the computer.
Press and hold down the power button for 15 seconds.
Then connect back all the peripherals and check if you are able to turn on the system.

If the system is not switching ON please connect the external monitor and check if the system is switching ON then I would suggest that you run the diagnostics on the computer by following the steps mentioned below and check if there is any issue with the hardware on your system.

Turn on or restart the computer.
Immediately at the Dell logo screen, starting tapping the <F12> key once a second until the One Time Boot menu appears (if the computer boots to Windows turn the computer off and try again).
At the One Time Boot menu, press the <Down> arrow key to highlight Diagnostics, PSA+ or Enter ePSA, then press <Enter> to begin the hardware Diagnostics.
Write down any error codes listed. Reply to us with the error codes.

Since the Dell Inspiron 15 laptop computer emits a series of beeps during start-up if the LCD cannot display errors or problems. Please let me know the number of beeps you are receiving during startup as
Let us know your findings.
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Do you have a CD in the drive by chance? USB stick plugged in?
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This video gave me the idea:

A:Can I upgrade the CPU within my Dell Inspiron 2330?

Hi junior796,
You may upgrade to Intel Core i7-3770S Processor (8M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz) which comes with Intel HD Graphics 4000 on Inspiron 2330.
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A:SSD upgrade for Dell Inspiron 2330, is it possible?

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Dell Inc. Inspiron One 2330 00
System Service Tag: C8LSTX1 (support for this PC)
Chassis Serial Number: C8LSTX1
Enclosure Type: All-in-One

3.40 gigahertz Intel Core i3-3240
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3072 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
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Multi-core (2 total)
Hyper-threaded (4 total)

Board: Dell Inc. 0PWNMR A00
Serial Number: .C8LSTX1.CN7443135507F0.
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
UEFI: Dell Inc. A09 11/02/2012
6018 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

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Hi Puneetrai,
Try releasing the residual charge from the system. Here are the steps:

Disconnect any external peripherals (flash drives, printers, external hard drives) from the computer including the power supply.
Press and hold the power button for 20 seconds.
Reconnect the power supply. Try to restart the computer and check.

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Solid White
Solid Amber
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A:DELL Inspiron Windows screen black after DELL logo

Thank you for writing to us!
As we understand that the system doesnt not boot and just goes up to the Dell logo and after multiple restarts the system works fine.
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The Inspiron One 2330 has a VGA out port. When you connect a VGA to VGA cable from it to an external monitor, then power on both, does the external monitor also show the issue? If not, then the LCD panel or the LCD cable are defective.
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A:Dell Inspiron Black screen

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closing duplicate, your other post is at Please do not create duplicate posts for the same issue.


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A:Black Dell INspiron Screen


I don`t know what answers you have received so far,

but here is mine ;

- the standby switch near the hinges is stuck/dirty or a cable connection is not making..


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You cannot boot into safe mode, the f8 key does nothing,
when using the boot menu, u can't boot into a windows disc to reload the operating system, it just goes black.
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A:[SOLVED] Dell Inspiron 1525 - Screen goes black after POST screen?

Which OS is on the computer?
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A:Dell Inspiron 1100 screen goes black 30 secs after booting up, faint screen outline


backlights or invertor board is failing (failed).

If there is an external monitor socket on it use a monitor to see the screen and then you can backup your data.
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Originally Posted by dextrozine

my laptop suddenly become black but lcd light it on.... i'm also hear sound the windows boot normally but no image/video at all.... i tried to connect another monitor still no image/video just appear error massage 'Out Of Range' then i try another monitor also error massage ' please adjust refresh rate '... so actually what problem here my monitor or gpu??

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Reading your post indicates that your primary concern is your files. Back them up with Ubuntu. If you cannot install Ubuntu it probably means that you have hardware problems. The only way to safeguard your stuff would be to remove the Hard Drive and put in another computer.
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and welcome to the Forum

Shine a flashlight on the screen and see if you can see the desktop . . if so, the backlight has failed
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Moved the thread, as it seems more hardware than Windows 7 issue.
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Today, i turn my laptop on and its fullu black screen with 3 beeps. I have tried resetting the laptop already.
Just very frustrated i pay 1 thousand bucks for a laptop and it dies so easily. Never will buy another Dell.
Can anyone help me resolve this problem?
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Thank you for writing to us!
Firstly check if you can drain all the excess power from the system .
Check if you are able to run the LCD BIST .

1.                    Turn the computer off.
2.                    Press and hold the D key while pressing the power button. This will start the Laptop LCD BIST.
3.                    The screen will display multiple flashing colors. Look for lines, distortion, or any other video issues you have observed.
4.                     The laptop will restart when the test is finished.
Kindly private message the service tag to the system .
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I bought a new Dell Inspiron 1525 with Windows Vista Home Premium just before two months (Sept 2008) and facing a problem of Black Screen only mouse is active since last three days I just asked Technical support guy to help me out the same but he asks for charge though I have three years warranty even for Physical damage (complete cover).

I have tried to diagnose it and found the following error&#8230;

Error Code 0F00:137B
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The given Error code and message can be used by Dell Technology Support to help diagnose the problem.
I don&#8217;t want to reinstall the OS as I have some important Data on C Drive.

Speedy help will be appreciated.
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Does this happen with or without the adapter connected? What applications are using when the display goes blank? Is the mouse cursor still seen and active when the display goes blank? Does the system overheat? Are there any bluescreens / system crashes? 
Update the BIOS - - and reinstall the chipset drivers and video drivers from the same site and check if it works fine.
If the issue is still unresolved, then connect an external monitor and check if display goes blank on the external monitor and the LCD.
Restart the system and press f2 key to enter BIOS - do not make any changes here - leave the system in BIOS environment for as long as possible with the adapter connected  and see if the display goes blank while in BIOS.
Write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name and Email) for case records.
Keep us updated.
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A:Black Screen after Windows 8.1 Update in Dell Inspiron 15R 5537

Hi Guys,
After so much for research, I was able to figure it out the problem is because of Intel Video Driver. There is a beta Intel video driver package which supports Windows 8.1. Try to update that package and post your results. As i have already rolled back to windows 8. It will take atleast 4-6 hours for me to update the status. The link is below for Dell Inspiron 15R 5537 Model. and Install Intel HD Graphics 4400 Driver ver You have to follow the link as this driver is not yet uploaded in Dell Drivers & Downloads (refered in Dell Post)
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A:Dell Inspiron 1545 Stuck on Black Screen at Startup

Sounds like the HDD is ruined. The beeps you hear might indicate more hardware problems. Take note of the order of the beeps, (the number of beeps and if there are long and or short beeps) then search Dell Support for info on beep codes.

You should try using a bootable CD or DVD disc to see if the laptop will operate at all before spending money or the time fixing it.
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A:Dell Inspiron 530 stuck at dell splash/boot screen

Try clearing the CMOS, might be the solution. if that doesn't work you could try flashing the bios, here's the documention on how to do both. Just follow the steps exactly and you'll be fine, it requires you to go into the actual computer to do it.

hope it works, good luck
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A:Black Screen with Backlight Still On - Dell Inspiron 15, 7000 Series Laptop

Try system diagnostics to see if it finds any problem in the components:

Press F12 after power on
Select diagnostics.

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Window-X => Event Viewer
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The 5 beeps are normally a signal that there is a problem with the CMOS battery that powers the BIOS on the system (among a few other things).  This is not the battery that you think of that powers the system on, off, etc., when it's not plugged into an ac adapter.
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We?re listening, we?ll surely check and assist you accordingly. Please PM us with the service tag, registered owner?s name and your email address, we?ll look into available options. To send a private message, click on my name and select ?Send private message?.
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A:Dell Inspiron N5110 15R freezes on Safe Mode(Black Screen)

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when power cord is connected i press power button and fan runs, dvd runs, but nothing comes on screen not even the llittle white cursor

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.....very good research MONSTERTRICK and thanks for sharing your solution for others to see.