getting no video... please help!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by IDLE, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. IDLE

    IDLE OSNN Senior Addict

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    ok, i turned my PC last night, and im getting no video at all. i put my video card in another PC and it worked fine. found an old video card and put it in the pc that has no video, and that didnt work either. nothing has changed in hardware for a long time.

    this going to be a motherboard or processor?

    specs

    K8N motherboard
    amd 3000+ 64bit
    512mb corsair
    9800 pro 256mb

    i dont do any O/C...thought about it but i havent. Im really big watching the temp level in the case and cpu and AVG is 86 F

    is there anything i can try??
     
  2. lancer

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    look at the agp socket and see if you see and scorch marks also look at the wall plug and do the same, if you don't have a surge protector and a lot of times even if you do, you may have had a power surge that fried your system. I would suggest taking all the parts out of the pc, cleaning them and putting them all back in.

    Question does the computer start up at all? either way i always find the best way to solve these hardware issues is to first rebuild the system. if it then does not work, it may be the system has been fried, have you had a storm lately, did you come back to find the alarm clock blinking, because the power went out?
     
  3. IDLE

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    actually everything seems fine. no power outtages that i can see. ill check for scorches but my clock is stull running fine.

    everything powers on. and stays on. all fans go and i hear the HDD spinup.
     
  4. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    I agreed with Lancer up until this quote:

    Lancer I have read many of your other posts and up until now you sounded like someone who works in the the industry. Even at a basic level when learning A+ they tell you to Isolate the problem by logical thinking... Pulling it all out and rebuilding it is NOT IMHO the way to go.

    1) I would check power first, make sure the outlet your computer and monitor are plugged into still work.
    2) Since you used the video card in another machine you know that works, thats great now how about the monitor do you get a display at all?
    3) Do you HEAR your computer booting up?
    4) Have you tried booting the comp up on a known good monitor and seeing if you can? THIS is personally what I would try. In that way you rule out the most items at one time.
    5) and this one may sound dumb, make sure your connections to the monitor are connected as they should be, if either one comes out and a few pins arent making contact..... then no display....

    I hope you get it working, keep us posted
     
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  5. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    tampa, fl you only live 71miles away from me, don't make me track you down :)
     
  6. IDLE

    IDLE OSNN Senior Addict

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    well, i have tried 2 monitors as well on the not working pc and no video. hooked up both monitrs to another pc and worked fine.

    come to think of it i dont remember hearing the motherboard post. but ill have to double check that when i get home.

    about the connections, that was the first thing i tried. double triple checking the pins on the omintor and what not. i screwed in the connections for the video but didnt help.

    oh one thing that happens is when i unplug the monitor while the PC is on, and plug the monitor back in i get a green light for about 4 seconds then goes back to amber. but it never says that it lost its signal.

    this "test" was done on both known good video cards.
     
  7. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    LOL Lancer it wasnt meant as a Bash... I did say I liked your previous posts Right?

    :cool:

    Anyway, ok then you know you have a good video... sounds like maybe a bad monitor, but normally they give you a sign first, unless its a bad cable (doubtful)

    post anothe rmessage after you get home and fill us in

    Good Luck
     
  8. IDLE

    IDLE OSNN Senior Addict

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    both monitors work fine.
     
  9. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    Ouch... if thats the case... and you can hear the HD spin up, your mobo may have gone bad, or maybe its just the AGP slot... try an old PCI video card just to see if it will work...
     
  10. lancer

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    you know back to my orignal post, this has happened to me before at the first stages of a build, it usually had something to do with the reset/hd sw/speaker etc... cables beig loose or not installed correctly, have you looked at them, if not and you don't want to rebuild the pc (might as well at this stage), then i would agree with mlakrid that the mobo it fked and you need a new one.
     
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  11. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    :(

    **crosses fingers**

    I really hope its not the mobo, I hate it when that happens, unless you are a child molestor then you get what you deserve, Im sure you arent though Idle..

    :)

    Good luck, and at this poiint, I wouldremove everything that is non-essential to a normal boot to POST, no speakers, no HD, no CDROMs, no DVDs you get the picture.. then see if you at least get a POST boot up....

    Good luck
     
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  12. IDLE

    IDLE OSNN Senior Addict

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    last time i checked im not sooo we're good their....

    ill try to get all the parts out and if that doesnt work ill have to replace it. i have a call number from Asus but they havent called me back like they said they would. ill have to call them later today to see what i can do. prolly just have to do an RMA...ugggggg stupid computers
     
  13. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    Well, you get your video working?

    Fill Us in... that way I can remove some of these threads I am posting too

    :D