Computer boots, screen doesn't turn on.

September 26, 2011 at 19:48:45
Specs: Windows XP

So, got a new HD, was all excited to get it in and get going.
Put it in, turn on, screen doesn't start.
Hmm something may be odd with the new HD(was set to slave), unplug new HD.
Still the screen doesn't turn on.

System worked fine last time I booted it up, about 2 weeks ago.

Screen works fine with my laptop, works perfectly.

I am stumped.
Maybe I broke the mobo VGA plug somehow?

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September 26, 2011 at 20:19:05
So-o-o-o, it's not really booting then?

You must have messed something up while you were inside the case. Check my # 2 here:

for some general stuff and this link:

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September 29, 2011 at 06:07:17
> Is there power at the wall socket? The easiest way to check this is to plugin another electronic appliance and see if that works fine.

> Are you using any surge suppressor or any other similar device? If you are using anything like that, try removing them and see if the PC works fine after that.

> Check PC’s power cable and also most modern PC’s have an on/off switch at the rare of the CPU case. Make sure it’s ON.

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