Monitor Not Displaying Anything

March 9, 2005 at 15:27:46
Specs: Windows XP Home, Ram: 256mb

Hello
Recently i brought a new PC case. I have put all the bits into it and it all looks ok. But when i turn my PC on my monitor doesnt display anything. My monitor and graphics card works because i'm using the monitor now, and i was on my computer before i changed the case.

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#1
March 9, 2005 at 16:31:42

retrace all the steps you took when transferring the kit. Mkae sure all cables are secure and connections that need making are made.

does your graphics card require additional power (4pin molex)? if it does is that connection secure?

Did you wear an anti-static strap whilste working on it? Or use an anti-static mat?

Does the PC start-up normally and give the ok beep? (one single beep)


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#2
March 9, 2005 at 18:24:38

A possibility is that a motherboard mounting stud waa installed in a place where there wasn't a hole for a screw.

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#3
March 10, 2005 at 09:26:22

I've had a problem similar to this, and what had resolved my problem was shelling out for a nicer PSU than what had been included with the case.

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#4
March 11, 2005 at 09:16:40

No i didn't use any antistatic stuff, yes my PC did beep, and the graphics card is just a normal card with no extra bits, and i used the PSU from my case i tranfered everything from and all the connects r secure i think

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#5
March 23, 2005 at 21:09:02

I have the same problem, I THINK it has to do with the bios not putting out the frequency that the monitor is expecting. I have a cheap LCD Proview monitor and it worked fine with my ecs k7 board/older processor, but I moved to a MSI board (so I could upgrade my processor) and nothing would display on the monitor - I returned the board for a ECS board - but unfortunately it had the same chip set as the MSI board and still does not work - so now I am back on my older PC build. The next thing I am going to do is get an older CRT monitor from work and try it. I had this same problem with a Ultra 5 I had laying around - I could only get it to display on a samsung multisync monitor. I figure if I can just see it once I could change the boot order to boot to a CD to install my OS. It really sucks - I built and rebuilt the dame PC 4 or 5 times before I finally spent 30 bucks on another case so I would not that to keep switching out my old board and new board. Good luck.

char


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