Blank Screen - no POST, what's goin

Myself / N/A
January 24, 2009 at 16:03:09
Specs: Windows XP, AMD Athlon x2 64 7750 / 4gb ddr2 ram (corsair)
got my new build working perfectly this morning, then i went to work and when i got back (computer had been off) i had a new cable in the mail (i ordered a fan and didnt' have the right cable for it).

i opened it up, installed the thing, and when i tried to turn it on my monitor stayed off.

so i immediately undid the changes i made and tried to boot up again, and it still didn't work.

i thought maybe i banged the video card or something so i checked the pci-e connection and it was fine.

i thought the monitor might be the problem, cables or whatever, so i checked everything, it was fine (i'm on it now on another machine).

so... whats the problem?

i took out the pci-e video card and did the clear-cmos jumper, tried to boot via the onboard video and still nothing.

everything sounds like it starts, but nothing shows up on the monitor... what's going on??

I removed all cards, drives, and ram, turned it on and heard a steady beep.

turned it off, put the ram back in, and nothing.

See More: Blank Screen - no POST, whats goin

Report •

January 24, 2009 at 16:09:09

In adition to removing the Clear CMOS jumper did you try to remove the battery?

Also, you should do benchtest and see if it works.

Good luck

Once upon a time the floppy disk was king.

Report •

January 24, 2009 at 16:16:33
how do i do the benchtest??

don't forget... i can't really boot up the computer, so if the benchtest is a software th ing, i can't do it.

i did not remove the battery, that'll do something different??

Report •

January 24, 2009 at 16:37:26
If you get a beep when the RAM is removed that's good news and bad news.

The good news is that your motherboard is ok, because it beeps.

The bad news is that the RAM is defective, because it's killing the motherboard when it's plugged in.

FWIW to XP users: When you click on the 'Command Prompt' you are just causing the 'Command prompt' to be displayed. This prompt gives you access to NTVDM.EXE, the 'NT Virtual DOS Manager'.

Report •

Related Solutions

Ask Question