Solved Everything seems to boot except the monitor

September 16, 2012 at 13:02:41
Specs: Windows XP
I have an e-machine w1800 with an am37 motherboard & would like to know what an updrade to that motherboard is? Nothing is wrong with the monitor, works fine on my other computer. First of all, there are no beeps,second yes the fans come on an the dvd players both open & close when you push the buttons. What happened is that I had a power outage & when the power came back on the computer booted up on its own. When I boot it up everthing seems to boot ok except the monitor, it is a crt & the light on the button blinks blue for about 30 to 45 seconds then turns orange

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September 16, 2012 at 13:24:11
Replacing the motherboard will not necessarily solve your issue. From what you wrote, I suppose that the fans start up, but nothing else happens, is that correct? First of all: did the PC emit a short beep on startup when it was fine? If so, are there any beeps that occur presently?

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September 17, 2012 at 09:11:58
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If we assume that the computer fully powers up and there is no video at all at any point then we might suspect video card or even video settings in bios.

Power down everything and remove ac plugs. Press power button a few times and then reseat the video card maybe if it is an add on card.

Might try to reset bios if there is a jumper. Again the power deal and move jumper back and forth once to reset bios to default.

I would not waste my time with an upgrade. OEM software won't work on a new board unless you bought an exact emachine motherboard. Get a new system may be just as easy and fast. Good home systems are not that much anymore and maybe you can use some of the parts from this.

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