Solved no video boots fine no bios screen

Hewlett-packard Compaq presario cq5320f...
April 23, 2013 at 21:36:31
Specs: ms vista, 1gb
I have the same issue worked fine yesterday drives post no beeps its like the moniter isnt getting the signal. I plug other pcs into my moniters and they work so its not my moniter. All fans come on. I have three pcs in my house and two have no video everything checks out hardware wise. Not sure what can be the issue with it. Pc stats amd 6400 2.4ghz 1gb ram nvidia graphics.

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April 26, 2013 at 09:43:02
It is unlikely that you would be able to obtain or install a replacement on-board graphics module. If your computer has facilities to support an add-on graphics card that would be the cheapest thing to try. It is not easy to diagnose this sort of issue without resorting to substitution.

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#1
April 24, 2013 at 06:49:46
If you're not getting a display & there's no post beep(s), the system does not "boot fine". The problem might be with the motherboard, CPU, or power supply - you haven't provided enough info. If this is a store bought computer (Acer, Dell, Gateway, HP, etc) please post the make/model/model number. If it's a custom build, please post the complete spec list - "amd 6400 2.4ghz 1gb ram nvidia graphics" is NOT complete. Also, the AMD 6400 is supposed to run at 3.2GHz, unless the CPU model number is incorrect?

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#2
April 24, 2013 at 17:03:13
If you never see anything at all on the screen it is a hardware fault.

I'm surprised that you have two computers with exactly the same symptoms.

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#3
April 24, 2013 at 19:36:12
it was a donor pc it posts and there are no error beeps when i used cpuz it said it was running amd 6400 at 2.4 ghz. i also believe the on board graphics quit. dont have a video card to try that out. do you know of a way to use a multimeter to test it?

abm2n-la motherboard
am2 processor socket
amd 6400 processor
1 gb ram(2 512mb sticks)
750 gb hard drive seagate
nvidia on board graphics


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#4
April 25, 2013 at 07:31:27
"i used cpuz it said it was running amd 6400"

So does this mean you DO see something on the screen?

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#5
April 25, 2013 at 08:58:05
Before it quit working i did

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#6
April 25, 2013 at 10:44:29
OK, then you are probably right to suspect the onboard graphics module. About the only thing you can do easily with a multimeter is check out the PSU. You will need the make and model number of the computer to do this.

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#7
April 25, 2013 at 15:15:13
Did you try a different monitor?

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#8
April 25, 2013 at 15:50:50
Re #7
A very good question - I should have noticed this step might have been missed.

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#9
April 25, 2013 at 21:15:44
tried 3 moniters and i tested them all with my known good computer and they are all good. how do i go about testing it with a meter? can you show a page on it motherboard says a8m2n-la.

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#10
April 26, 2013 at 06:09:34
This general information on PSU testing might be of interest:
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/tools...

Note that when a PSU is disconnected totally from the motherboard not even its fan will start. You have to first short together the two wires as given (most folk use a paper clip). Heed the safety warnings. If you google around you will find other pictures and information too.

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#11
April 26, 2013 at 08:46:10
Both psu's check out fine i have done that test

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April 26, 2013 at 09:43:02
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It is unlikely that you would be able to obtain or install a replacement on-board graphics module. If your computer has facilities to support an add-on graphics card that would be the cheapest thing to try. It is not easy to diagnose this sort of issue without resorting to substitution.

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