I tried safe mode (holding down shift) after I asked the question and it would not boot up. Tried the buttons in via too, but they didn't work either.
In DVI - Grey screen with Apple first, then gear then blue rectangle with green bars saying for best picture quality change to 1280 - 1240. I tried button 1, but nothing came up. went back to grey and gear then black and light blinking green. This was regular boot, not safe. Safe just has the grey and gear screen then black.
Tried changing the rez to 1280x1024 60hz. Did not work in either or safe mode. Got an out of range in vga DVI jwent to bluee screen and then black and blinking light. Dropped it down to 1024x768 got out of range in vga. no safe mode boot up either for dvi or vga. dvi grey screen then black and blinking light
Tried her advice and it did not work. Replied on 9/16 and did not hear back.