monitor no longer working

October 12, 2011 at 20:24:52
Specs: Macintosh
I need some help.
I was trying to upgrade my computer. I switched out 3 of the 4 memory modules from 2 gigs to 4 gigs. I added a harddrive. I also put in a new video card (before this I was using onboard video).

Then when I tried to reboot the monitor would not turn on. The monitor appears to be working it is just not doing anything. When I unplug the cable I get a cable unplugged message. I also plugged in a vga projector and am also getting 'no signal'.

All of the lights are coming on, the harddrive is spinning, the motherboard lights are on and all 4 fans are running.

I have removed the new harddrive, put back the original ram and taken out the new harddrive and nothing.

I am not getting any beeps when I start up but I honestly cannot remember if the speaker was working before hand.

Any advice would be awesome.

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October 13, 2011 at 06:17:36
This is why upgrades like these need to be done one at a time.
I see you have a MAC, so you MAY be better off on the MAC forum.
Is the video card MAC compatible?
Was the original video onboard or was there an older video card you removed? If onboard video, try the motherboard's video port, it it works, you may then be able to install drivers and set up BIOS (or MAC equivalents) for the video card. If not then you may need to try the original card for this.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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October 13, 2011 at 10:40:08
I'm using the mac laptop to go on the internet, but the computer I'm having issues with is a PC desktop. When I signed up to the forum it never asked what sort of system I had and I didn't realize it would just check and see what i was currently using and post that.

Anyway. I managed to get it up and running with the new ram and just one harddrive and without the new video card and I'm getting blue screens now which is an entirely different issue altogether. Thanks for the help thoough.

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