Solved No video but computer is running...

June 15, 2011 at 15:13:10
Specs: Windows XP home, ?/512 MB
Hi there. Out of nowhere, my computer isn't displaying any video. I've changed VGA cables, tried 3 different monitors and still no video. The video comes off of the motherboard. The computer seems to start up with fans blowing and hard drive spinning, but still no video. I've installed a pci video card in hopes of getting video back but that did nothing. I'm assuming it can't be the RAM or the computer wouldn't start. It can't be the hard drive or I'd see something in BIOS. It could be the motherboard, but would just the video portion go out? Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

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#1
June 15, 2011 at 17:31:21
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Well, you only needed to try one other monitor but you did prove it is the motherboard.

Why don't you believe it could be the motherboard? If your AC is bad on your car it doesn't affect the radio. See, they are different parts of a system. While the system is degraded a unit is bad.

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#2
June 16, 2011 at 07:49:53
Thanks for the reply. A thought, could the psu be failing and not powering everything properly? The optical drive door isn't opening now.

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#3
June 16, 2011 at 08:12:27
could be the psu indeed.
if not then i would say the graphics slot u have is possibly damaged

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#4
June 16, 2011 at 08:15:43
btw, the video was onboard tosict51

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#5
June 16, 2011 at 14:26:06
I agree that you should consider the power supply.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#6
June 17, 2011 at 05:42:54
if the video is onboard than consider as we mentioned above the power supply

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#7
June 17, 2011 at 07:47:35
Interesting, I replaced the psu and it didn't change anything. But I did notice that the hard drive wasn't spinning up with the IDE cable attached the motherboard. As soon as I remove that cable from the mb, the drive started to spin up...Dying motherboard right?

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#8
June 17, 2011 at 08:17:55
PS. Also, I've never gotten any beeps from the board since this all began. Not sure if it beeped in the past though.

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