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Ichiban Ichiban is offline
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Default 11-17-2009, 10:10 PM

Oh. I took "all that happens is the power LED comes on but black screen nothing else" to mean the machine wasn't POSTing and so couldn't be booted at all. But redmini may have meant it was POSTing and then showing a black screen when it tried to boot from the HD. I probably should have verified all this before suggesting the enclosure.

If the mini is getting through POST, booting from a Linux live CD/USB key is definitely the way to go. My apologies to redmini for leading him down a more difficult path is that turns out to be the case.

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LOL! If this is a BIOS update failure, the answer might be right here in this forum:
http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/dell...m-dvd-rom.html
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