Monitor won't turn on during startup

May 2, 2009 at 09:09:21
Specs: Windows XP

I am in need of lotsa help. I have tried booting up my com numerous times. But there is simply no feedback to my monitor.

I have tried plugging the display cable to my laptop and it is working fine. So my guess is that it got to be something wrong with my CPU.

My CPU boots up normally like it usually do. Fan sounds, CD drives working properly. But, there is this orange light in company of a blue light when i boot up. Does that mean that my CPU is in standby mode which explains why my monitor does not receive any feedback from my CPU? Can anyone help me with this as this have not been the first occurrence.


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May 2, 2009 at 09:17:51
What brand or model is the monitor? Sometimes mine stuffs up like that and I'm wondering if you have the same one as me.

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May 2, 2009 at 09:23:26
Im using samsung syncmaster 2032 MW

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May 2, 2009 at 19:43:12
Could be a bad video card.


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May 3, 2009 at 02:31:03
Probably. I have tried reinstalling my ram and my graphic card to the motherboard still to no valid. :( Might be something wrong with the motherboard I suspect.

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May 3, 2009 at 03:49:54
There have been many previous posts concerning this type of problem and it is almost never a monitor problem. In fact you have already proven the monitor is fine.

That there is no video output could mean failure of your graphics card but it may also be partial powersupply failure, motherboard failure, Processor failure, Ram failure or some other device such as a faulty optic drive or even another faulty PCI device.

The way to begin diagnosis is to strip the system down to barebones. IE disconnect all power and data cables to harddrives and optic drives. disconnect any USB devices. Remove all but one stick of ram. If you have onboard graphics then remove any VGA or PCIe graphics card.

Leave only Motherboard with CPU and heatsink & Fan, Powersupply, 1 stick of ram, Graphics and keyboard.

Try to power up. Do you get any beep and/or display on monitor? If not then remove remaining ram and try booting without ram. If still no POST beep then you have narrowed the fault to either powersupply, motherboard or CPU.

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