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Solved Computer turns on but no video

August 14, 2007 at 22:44:44
Specs: XP Pro, 2mhz/1gig ram

My computer turns on but I hear no beebs, and I see nothing on the monitor, I tested the monitor and it works fine. Also, the CD/DVD rom's light turns on like they are booting, however I hear nothing as in sound either not even from XP when I wait. I tested the video card on a different computer and it works fine. What could be the problem?

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#1
August 14, 2007 at 22:59:15
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Failed Powersupply, Failed Heatsink fan, Failed CPU, Failed motherboard, Failed ram, Faulty PCI card, Faulty drive (HDD and/or Optic drive) Faulty USB device.

Simple things first. Does the heatsink fan spin when you try to bootup?
With power disconnected, unplug all power and data cables from harddisk drives and optic drives. Remove any PCI cards, Remove all but 1 stick of ram. Leave only motherboard, CPU with Heatsink fan, Graphics card, 1 stick of ram and keyboard. Reconnect power and see if it will boot into bios and give any POST beeps. Report back when you've tried this.

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#2
August 14, 2007 at 23:42:11


I did everything you stated, it worked well, is it a failed ram card?

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#3
August 14, 2007 at 23:46:03


i plugged the other ram card back in, i guess its a faulty PCI card slot? let me plug the sound card back in

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#4
August 14, 2007 at 23:54:10


actually that even worked, I wanna thank you a bunch!!! you are LEET, genius!!!!! thanks

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#5
August 15, 2007 at 07:57:19

Probably a RAM module came lose. Removing it and plugging back in solved the problem. These things happen at times.

Stuart


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#6
August 15, 2007 at 09:01:22

Theres a lot said for discount ready assembled towers these days!!

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#7
August 15, 2007 at 09:36:27

RAM modules and PCI cards can come lose whether its a discount assembled tower, made by Dell or assembled yourself in your living room.

Its just one of those things that happens from time to time. Contraction and expansion caused by heat is the problem. If you can build a computer that generates no heat then the problem would never arise.

Stuart


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#8
August 15, 2007 at 13:40:37

Glad you got it sorted.

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