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Dell Crashed

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Well my dad was on it and sudenly a screen popped up and when i got their it was all fuzzy and couldnt see what it read. Then i restarted the computer then the front light just kept flickering at a steady pace, and then restarted it again and same thing

PLEASE HELP
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post #2 of 8
Might be a dead video card. If it powers up fine but the video is FUBARed. If you have a spare card lying around somewhere try swapping them.
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post #3 of 8
Unplug it. Open the case. Remove the battery. Wait for about 30sec-1 min. Put battery back in. plug in and reboot.
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Guy that didnt work, now it blinks an orange light....
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post #5 of 8
Did you ever OC the gfx? Sometimes I do that to my vaio's 32MB gfx card and I get scary results like that.

It could also be, like Chim3ra said, a dead video card. Or it could be the monitor. Try a different monitor and see what happens.
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Blinking is either the power supply blew or the vid card is screwed. If you have a way of testing the Power supply that is where I would start. If not if you have a vid card laying around drop it in and try that.
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post #7 of 8
I have had the same problem with a 9800pro that was softmodded .The graphics card had had it .i hope its not the same problem good luck
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post #8 of 8
if it's still under warranty Dell will overnight you new parts
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