I am not the original owner of the laptop and do not know the histo Please try again now or at a later time. If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. I opened the original computer and found some incredibly dirty fans, so I cleaned it up, turned it on and left it on overnight. A Dell misbehaving and showing the “thermal event” error normally has bad electrolytic capacitors on the mainboard. For some laptops Windows Update will detect and install this driver, but not in this case.

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Dell F12 Preboot Diagnostics. Hard drive and power cord or not included.

Right now, I am inclined to buy a new hard drive and copy the original hard drive onto gx20. This item is seller refurbished and has a cracked case. Remember last month when Dell announced an all-in-one, Ultrabook and dockable inch tablet, all Merrie69Jul 5, Thank you for your suggestion, but I do not have that information anymore and this old computer was bought from the college that I am now attending.

Like you indicate many suggest W. Coming Soon This product hasn’t been gideo yet. My guess is that either the hard drive is broken or else both computers have the same, or almost the same, problem. This was the only one that worked. She said the computer was freezing up because of a thermal problem. I have vision problems and before I contriller able to set things the way that gx best for my eyesight. It verifies the “rumors” of shoddy electronics and Dell’s lack of response.



In both computers, when they don’t boot, the CPU fan starts slowly and then in a few seconds runs at a very high speed and no image appears on the monitor. Mouse 8 Button Wheel Mouse Present. So I have a hard time belienving the problem isn’t hardware.

Where I work there are a few of these machines which will be kept as spares if any of the main stock of OptiPlex GX machines fail and need repairing, and for miscellaneous duties like driving plasma screens in reception etc.

Back to Desktops forum 8 total posts. Now that I had to re-install Windows on it my video controller in Device Manager has an exclamation on it and it does not work correctly.

Diagnosing Optiplex GX280 boot-up problem

Also, most of the time, it doesn’t start at all–no video, no beep, just a very fast fan. Are delk looking dell gx video controller the solution to your computer problem?


No keyboard, mouse, monitor, or any other accessories. Welcome to Bleeping Computer! This was helpful 0.

Promote cracked software, or other illegal content Offensive: Breathed new life into an old but completely functional machine. Buy the ‘Retail’ version and not the ‘OEM’ or ‘bulk’ and you should get the detailed instructions, with any CD, and other accessories as required. I tried starting Windows normally and the same thing happened again. Intel also seem to hide it away on their download site. We recommend logging in before writing a review. I’ll keep trying to find that article and I’ll post it for you if i can come across it again.

OptiPlex GX280 – Windows 7 32 Bit

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Overview Reviews Specs Write a Review. What do I have to do to disable the video controller after installing the new card?