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Monitor not displaying anything

by providox / January 13, 2007 4:26 AM PST

My computer isn?t working, when I cut on the switch the computer powers on but nothing shows up on the monitor, its receiving power but the moniter light stays orange.

Here?s the things I?ve done so far:

Changed power supply
Unplugged cables, memory, cpu, cards, and reinstalled them
Changed memory
Changed IDE and power cables
Changed Monitor
Changed hard drive
Reset CMOS
Switched from onboard Video adapter to AGP Video Card
Changed Motherboard
Changed CPU

I?ve done all these things and still nothing, The computer powers up fully, cpu/psu fans spin, front panel light is green, yet the monitor isnt displaying anything.

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How do you know?
by jackson dougless / January 13, 2007 5:16 AM PST

You say it boots fully, but so far the only thing I'm seeing, is that you're getting power to components. There's nothing mentioned that indicates the computer is actually booting.

And a mistake made more often then you might think, is people not switching the monitor cable from the onboard port to the AGP card's port. Also, you need to disable the onboard video before any other cards will work.

If your onboard video took a hit and died, then unless you memorized the menu layout for your CMOS configuration, you'll probably never get it switched over.

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by providox / January 13, 2007 11:33 AM PST
In reply to: How do you know?

No its not booting up at all. Its only getting power to components when it boots i usually hear the hard drive spinning and the hdd light flashes.

I did switch the monitor cable from the onboard port to the AGP port

Still didn't work

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