no signal message when starting desktop

September 30, 2012 at 11:12:53
Specs: Windows xp pro
when i turn on my desktop it pwrs up but leds on dtop n monitor turn from green to yellow and no signal message is displayed

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#1
September 30, 2012 at 11:20:23
First of all - please post your system specs.

What you should do first is clear CMOS. Read the instructions here:

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If that doesn't work, remove all sticks of RAM and start up the PC. Does it emit continuous long beep? (this actually may depend on your motherboard model).

Post back the results.

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#2
September 30, 2012 at 12:17:29
i replaced the cmos battery-same result. i did find another problem though...it appears that 1 of the pins for the cpu is bent and not seated in the slot it belongs in. i am going to try to fix this 1st and then retry. will let u know how it works out. ty mike

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#3
September 30, 2012 at 13:00:54
"it appears that 1 of the pins for the cpu is bent"

Did this happen before or after the "no signal" problem? If it was after, why did you suspect the CPU was the problem? No signal means the graphics card (or onboard graphics) isn't working. Could be a card problem, a motherboard problen, or a power supply problem. Hopefully you don't break the pin off the CPU when you try to straighten it. If you do, there's no fixing it, the CPU will have to be replaced.

And based on the lack of info provided, I question why the clearing CMOS was recommended as the 1st thing you should do?


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