Monitor will not work, orange light on.

November 4, 2011 at 10:16:47
Specs: Windows xp Pro, 400 GB
System starts up, monitor will not work, Orange light on, I tried 3 good monitors, 2 cables, changed out all to make sure. Remove video card, and tried factory plug, No luck. put video card back in slot. Only goes in one slot. Tried to push delete key and tried F8 key at start up no luck, I was updating win XP I had like 30 more to updates to install. I unplugged the wrong CPU and when I went to start it back up. No video connection. Any Ideas?
gateway E series

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#1
November 4, 2011 at 10:37:33
"factory plug" is called IGP the output port is VGA.
CPU is a small chip which makes contact with board thru CPU socket.

What cable or component did u unplug? Did unplug while the system is running?

Stop swapping monitor, the system doesn't post.

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#2
November 4, 2011 at 10:48:41
"factory plug" is called IGP the output port is VGA.
CPU is a small chip which makes contact with board thru CPU socket.

What cable or component did u unplug? Did unplug while the system is running?

Stop swapping monitor, the system doesn't post.

Thanks I unpluged the power cable (home power)
and it was on and updating the system.


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#3
November 4, 2011 at 10:56:48
When u push the power button can u see a black background with white text(post screen)?
Do u hear any beeps?
Post the model number of the gateway system.

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#4
November 4, 2011 at 11:02:25
Nothing on the screen at all. (its on) no beeps,
Gateway Eseries E6300

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#5
November 4, 2011 at 11:18:41
When you have both a port for the onboard video adapter (the IGP - Integrated Graphics Processor - it's NOT a card), and a video port for a video adapter on a card on a slot space (a video card) , usually the onboard video port will not produce video in any case because the bios disabled it when the video card was plugged in, if the slot it was plugged into is an AGP slot or a PCI-E X 16 slot. .
........

If you have not been fiiddling around inside the case before this happened, the most likely thing is your power supply has failed.

Either it's defective, or ....

Power failure events can cause power surges and / or voltage spikes that can damage anything on your computer or anything connected to it at the time.

Also, they can cause causes wiring connections or components inside the case to develop a poor connection.

The symptoms of that don't necessarily show up right away.

If you connect another power supply you may find your computer then works fine.

For more info .....

See response 3:
http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

Scroll down to, read the remainder of the post, starting at...

"AHA !
Power failure events can cause power surges and / or voltage spikes that can damage anything on your computer or anything connected to it at the time."

(Close the window for that to come back to this Topic.)


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#6
November 4, 2011 at 11:24:33
Thank you for your help and schooling. I will check it out, One last thing. I do have fans running, can the power supply still be damaged. Hope this makes some sense. thanks for your help

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#7
November 4, 2011 at 11:36:15
"One last thing. I do have fans running, can the power supply still be damaged"

Yes. If it isn't completely dead, a failing power supply often partially works.

"Nothing on the screen at all. (its on) no beeps, "

Those symptoms can ceratinall indicate your power supply is failing, if you have NOT been fiddling with anything inside the case. .
.........

"Gateway Eseries E6300"

Support Documents
http://support.gateway.com/support/...

There are 5 possibe series - the number at the end of each line may be on the label on the outside of your case.


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#8
November 4, 2011 at 11:37:49
I got it running, as I was taking photos of my wire plugs, So I would put them back in the right location, I notice a power supply wire on my hard drive, half way on. Thanks again for the help.

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#9
November 4, 2011 at 11:46:49
We're glad to hear you solved your problem, BUT......

You may have disloged that power connector when you removed the video card, but obviously somebody - you ? - was fiddling around inside the case, BEFORE you first removed the video card ! ! (Unless there was a power failure event you were or were not aware of that made the connection of something poor.)

Just that power connector being unplugged from the hard drive WILL NOT cause your computer to not NOT boot normally and produce NO video !

Windows would not have loaded if that power plug was unplugged, but the video card, onboard video , mboard, and monitor DO NOT require any software on the hard drive BEFORE the operating system has loaded while booting the computer in order for the video card (or the onboard video adapter when the video card has been unplugged) to produce video !.

Something else must have also been wrong !


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