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blank screen

by Rocco73 / February 9, 2005 12:47 AM PST

My computer will go blank with nothing but a cursor in the upper left hand
corner of the monitor. This does this randomly and sometimes at bootup after
the initial Win logo. Normally it does this when I am in windows but not in
any programs in windows. Nothing in device manager indicates a problem. I
have rolled back the video card drivers and even restored the pc to an earlier date.
Problem still exists. Systems specs are: A Micron brand Intel 933\512ram
ram\atiradeon7000video card\2 - 20gig Deskstar hd's. Manufactured in 1999.
Also...
All the fans are working
the power supply is good
cpu fan is working ok
I ran Sisoft Diagnostics...all is okay
the monitor is brand new
all hard drive, cdrom\burner and monitor\video card connections are okay and
snug
Doesn't seem to be any heat issues
No viruses
No BIOS updates available
Reseated ram sticks and they are ok....problem still there....possible slow death of
motherboard?
Any ideas?

Thanks, Rocco

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blank screen
by jcrobso / February 9, 2005 1:29 AM PST
In reply to: blank screen

Check for leaking or swollen capacators on the MB. John

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by Rocco73 / February 9, 2005 2:22 AM PST
In reply to: blank screen

Thanks for the reply. Didn't find anything like what you suggested.

Rocco

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