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Monitors Completly Black, no Post/BIOS

by ch33zer / December 15, 2008 4:50 AM PST

hello everyone. I have a rather odd problem. Whenever I turn my computer on, the monitors stay completely black (orange light for power button, Dell monitors, both). If I let startup go, then I can hear the vista startup noises, so it is obviously not the mobo or ram etc. This leads me to believe taht it is a video card problem. however the fan on the videocard (an 8800gt 512mb) spins. I don't know what to make of this. As mentioned in title, the bios screen wont show up after startup, so it isnt a vista problem.

Thanks for any help

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by ch33zer / December 15, 2008 5:41 AM PST

sorry for the bump, but I really need help. My computer is inoperable in this state and I have exhausted all obvious problems. Again, sorry for the bump

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Tell more.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 15, 2008 5:46 AM PST

Just a little. Do the monitors work on other machines? Does another monitor work on this machine?

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by ch33zer / December 15, 2008 6:00 AM PST
In reply to: Tell more.

This is the best kind of problem: It fixed itself! i went down to test the monitor, and thought that I would try turning it on for the heck of it. And it worked perfectly. Now all I have to do is hope it doesn't come back. Thanks man!

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That's the best news today.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 15, 2008 6:10 AM PST
In reply to: Well...

It's been a slow news day.

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by ch33zer / December 15, 2008 6:19 AM PST

Thanks for the help

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