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#1 Turaiel

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 04:52 PM

I have an eMachines 366is on which I just wiped the HDD. Now when I turn on the computer, nothing is displayed on any monitors. I have an ATI 3D RAGE Pro Video card in it.

P.S. I didn't know where exactly to post this, and this was my best guess.

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 05:22 PM

Do you mean the boot up screen doesn't show?
Do you hear a single post beep
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Posted 05 December 2007 - 05:27 PM

A shot in the dark here-check your moniter cable. It may have come loose.

When you say you wiped the drive, did you reinstall your operating system?

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 05:31 PM

Do you mean the boot up screen doesn't show?
Do you hear a single post beep


Not a thing shows or sounds.

A shot in the dark here-check your moniter cable. It may have come loose.

When you say you wiped the drive, did you reinstall your operating system?


I've used 2 different monitors. I have not yet installed an OS.

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 05:55 PM

You formated the HDD, or you physically wiped the HDD? :thumbsup: . After Said procedure you tried to turn the computer on and got nothing. Double check the plug and make sure its secure in the back of the computer and the surge protector or wall. Make sure your surge protector is turned on. Double check your monitor connections. If all that Checks out your power supply may have chosen this time to take a crap on you. Also You see no lights on the computer at all No power lights no HDD or CD/rom lights?
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Posted 05 December 2007 - 06:07 PM

You formated the HDD, or you physically wiped the HDD? :thumbsup: . After Said procedure you tried to turn the computer on and got nothing. Double check the plug and make sure its secure in the back of the computer and the surge protector or wall. Make sure your surge protector is turned on. Double check your monitor connections. If all that Checks out your power supply may have chosen this time to take a crap on you. Also You see no lights on the computer at all No power lights no HDD or CD/rom lights?


The computer turns on, there just isn't anything on any monitors I connect. I never said anything about lights or not turning on. :flowers:

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 06:27 PM

If you wiped the hard drive and haven't re-installed your OS, that might be one reason why you see nothing. (At least that makes sense to me, if I'm wrong someone will let me know).

With that being said, have you inserted your Windows disk if you have one?
If so, you should see the set up process begin.

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 06:34 PM

If you wiped the hard drive and haven't re-installed your OS, that might be one reason why you see nothing. (At least that makes sense to me, if I'm wrong someone will let me know).

With that being said, have you inserted your Windows disk if you have one?
If so, you should see the set up process begin.


...no. If I didn't install an OS I would have gotten "Missing Operating System"... now I get nothing. And Windows? Ew.

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 06:58 PM

"Missing Operating System"


Not necessarily. How about trying a live linux distro and see what happens?

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 07:36 PM

"Missing Operating System"


Not necessarily. How about trying a live linux distro and see what happens?


I have... it doesn't work... the computer can't read burned linux cds anyway

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 07:43 PM

Once upon a long time ago, I had a computer that I put a brand new agp card in. I dutifully hooked up my monitor and ... nothing. It turned out that I needed to install the drivers for it before the system would even recognize that it was even there. I stuck the old pci video out card back in, loaded the drivers, shut down, plugged the monitor into the agp card and rebooted, and everything worked. This sounds exactly the same to me.

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 07:49 PM

This sounds exactly the same to me.

Only difference is that it's the same video card. THe only thing I did was wipe the drive because the slackware install screwed up.

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 08:24 PM

My point was that the video drivers had to be installed. Had I wiped the hard drive, the video drivers would no longer be installed.......but if it isn't that, then your AGP card must be toasted.

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 06:14 AM

Not a thing shows or sounds.


You Didn't?

Edit: If you have a onboard video try that. ( I am sure you would have tried this already though :thumbsup: )

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 03:30 PM

Not a thing shows or sounds.


You Didn't?

Edit: If you have a onboard video try that. ( I am sure you would have tried this already though :thumbsup: )


My video IS onboard...

and I'm getting frustrated. Nothing is working. I have tries 3 monitors now, and there's nothing that could possibly even come unseated. Also, the PSU has been vibrating a lot (the fans is the ONLY thing that came unsteated, but the problems are unrelated).




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