This is my first post and you'll soon see I probably don't deserve to own a computer! My Dell 3000's (I know, I know) monitor went berserk a month ago......quivering pages, black outs, jiggling and zig-zags. The guys at Firedog checked it out, thinking I needed a new video card, but said it ran perfectly with no probs at all. They used their own monitor, not mine. They suggested a new VGA cable, which I bought, and still no joy. I sent the tower and my monitor to another IT guy to check out and he ran my equipment with no problems. Brought it home and still wouldn't work. Phone company guys also installed new DSL modem abut the computer still wouldn't run. Finally I spoke to Dell's customer service tech who said my monitor was dead. Now we were getting somewhere and I bought a new monitor, but when I set it up I got "no signal" on the screen. I've been reassured all along that I've correctly set up the computer but it tries to re-boot constantly with no connection and if it does eventually connect, it stops at BIOS and shuts down.
What could the problem be??? It runs fine everywhere except in my house! I'm sure I can't fix the problem myself but would like to be able to tell a tech what to look for. I'm spending $$$ like a loony trying to fix it with no success...PLEASE HELP! MANY THANKS!