blank screen on startup

Sony Vaio digital studio rz45g desktop -...
June 4, 2010 at 10:21:22
Specs: Windows XP
harddrive is spinning
no display blank

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#1
June 4, 2010 at 11:21:21
Not enough information.

Were things working?
What happened?
No POST screens when you first start up?
Blank screen white or black?
Any beeps at start up?
Have you tried a different monitor?


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#2
June 4, 2010 at 16:32:25
yes and harddrive still blank screen

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#3
June 4, 2010 at 16:39:21
That is the sum of your answers? If you can't be bothered neither can I.

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#4
June 4, 2010 at 16:49:44
mickone

In response #1 there were six questions and you gave the answer as "Yes". I've tried to work out what "Yes" means in each case and mostly that makes no sense at all. For example:

What happened? Answer Yes .... what does that mean?

Blank screen white or black? Answer Yes. Well, sure it was one or the other but which, "Black" or "White"?

Have you tried a different monitor? Answer Yes. Well what happened when you did this?

There is no way anyone can attempt a diagnosis, especially remotely, if all we get is meaningless one liners. As posted it could be about "anything", so all I can suggest from that is you try "everything".


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#5
June 4, 2010 at 16:54:00
computer comes on hard drive is running plus no sig to lcd screen?

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#6
June 4, 2010 at 17:01:26
OK so it's a guessing game.
If you get one bleep when starting, it "sounds as if it is booting up", and nothing ever appears on the screen, then one of the following is most likely:

Video card faulty.
Connection to monitor faulty.
Monitor itself faulty.

Six questions require six answers - sorry, best I can do from what was given.


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#7
June 4, 2010 at 17:16:26
thank you ,have a go later

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#8
June 5, 2010 at 14:50:00
hi ,had three lcd screens still no out put ,so pull lot outand put 512ram , vid card harddrive and it startup black screen sony.need to in stall windows

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#9
June 5, 2010 at 15:46:51
If from switching on you "never see anything at all" on the screen (no words, nothing) it is most likely to be a video card fault.

The video card might be built into the motherboard (onboard video), or it might be a circuit card which can be replaced. If it's onboard video you should be able to purchase an "ad-on" video card and use that instead. You usually have to disable the onboard video card from BIOS.

It is unusual for a "completely blank" screen to be due to a problem with Windows software. If, however, you are saying you see the word SONY then it is then less likely to be the video card and re-installing Windows could be necessary.

The above is based on what you seem to be saying. If English is not your native language (as I now suspect) it might be easier if you can get a friend to help you with posting information, so that we can better understand your exact situation and give you more focussed advice.


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#10
June 5, 2010 at 16:09:13
Derek

Any number of failures will result in no video. No RAM installed is one example. Bad PSU is another. I am not convinced the hard drive is even spinning. How does the OP know that?


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#11
June 6, 2010 at 02:19:56
OtheHill

Yep, agreed - just thought video card was most likely as it seemed the poster was saying it was booting and showed Sony splash. Nothing is at all clear tho (hence my "get out clause" LOL).


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#12
June 6, 2010 at 06:25:51
Without some reasonable answers this thread can't move forward.

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#13
June 6, 2010 at 10:22:14
ok,250g hard drive failed.have old 60g incomputer.comes on black screen with sony,bad bit vaio disk is no good

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#14
June 6, 2010 at 14:23:55
We would be happy to help but nobody can understand your inputs. You need to get someone to help you with your postings.


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#15
July 11, 2010 at 14:51:05
computer is now runing well,new hard drive a ram thanks for your help

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#16
July 11, 2010 at 18:53:34
Glad to hear it.

Thanks for popping back to let us know.


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