|I've got a computer that when I power it on it just displays pitch black on |
the monitor. I replaced the memmory stick so
it doesn't give long beeps for POST...now it has one short beep...still
nothing displays..no text displays at all...nothing. The hard drive was
taken out so it doesn't have a hard drive...so it has no OS. I don't
think it was a virus because he said that it got kicked and then stopped
working. I've tried 3 different display cards and still I see nothing!
Two are ATI video cards and one is a PCI card. I can't even get into
BIOS....I've tried various video cards...2 ATI I believe one was definitely
PCI and have tried the onboard video all don't work...the monitor works fine
with another computer....also it looks like 2 types of keyboards don't light
up at all when the computer is starting USB and PS2....actually it seems
worse now because i tried to take the PSU connectors out and try it on
another motherboard and it didn't start...then switched it back and then it
didn't start...the motherboard is a MSI (model KM4M it looks like).
I'm assuming since the results of my search comes up with the same manufactuer and model KM4M it should work with the power supply and case...right???! I've searched eBay and spotted two types of motherboards to try out...one with a processor and one without one...Obviously the one with one is about $30 more expensive...and since this is a used computer I'm really trying to keep costs down...Is there anyway of testing whether the CPU is good...because if so I would like to order the motherboard
without one and just transfer the CPU to it...
Here are the listings on eBay:
MOTHERBOARD W/OUT PROCESSOR:
MOTHERBOARD W/ PROCESSOR
Thanks in advanced for any helpful feedback.