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My computer monitor remains blank at start up

One day i tried shutting down my computer by using the shut down option in windows 7. When i hit shut down only my monitors went blank and the rest of my computer was still working. I did a manual shut down by holding down the power button. Now when i try to turn on my computer my screen remains blank on both my monitors. I have tried switching monitors but still no luck. I have a Biostar Ati Raedon 4650 HD video card that i put in the day before and a 350 watt PSU. How can i fix this?

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Try the old pull the plug.

Remember that WINDOWS is not running so that's not it. Unless you see a BIOS BOOT SCREEN all it means is the machine needs repair.

Try THE DEAD PC at to start learning about PC repair.

A similar card notes 400 WATT power supply and another listed 500 WATTS. It is possible you didn't get the power supply upgraded and it failed.

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what should i do if the PSU failed. My friend has the exact same card and he runs his computer with a 250 watt PSU.

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That's easy.

Replace the failed PSU. If you need to test the PSU, google HOW DO I TEST MY COMPUTER'S PSU?

One of the troubles of specifying just Watts is that it does little to determine if any "rail" of the PSU is being overtaxed. That 250 Watt PSU might have less demands and well within each supply rail and total Watts. Sadly it's a long discussion to cover all this. At least power supplies can be tested and have been replaced by mere mortals.

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thank you good sir

my computer is running perfectly after i put back my PSU that came with the computer. You are a life saver.

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