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No Boot Screen, No Nuthin'


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#1 hcour

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 12:06 AM

One of our computers at work won't boot. Nothing comes up on the screen, there are no "beeps", nothing. It just sits there w/the drives being accessed, fans running.

I've replaced the video card as that was going bad, but it didn't fix it.

Any help appreciated,
Harold

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 09:01 AM

I've got a similar situation...I think what you mean is that you get no graphics, but the fans,etc. seem to be working properly.

If my monitor is unconnected, I get an inquiry as to whether proper connection is done. But, if the monitor is connected to the video card/chip (with the system power off), I just get an amber light on the monitor. When I start the system, this amber light remains as it was.

I don't have an answer, but I tend to suspect that it's a motherboard problem...since I have tested a known good video card from one system in the troubled system (new motherboard, reliable PS). I have moved all of the components (RAM, PS, drives, video card) to other systems and they work satisfactorily there. This motherboard also has onboard video, a signal is generated to the monitor (as opposed to the monitor being unconnected) but the signal is not strong enough to trigger .

I am perplexed, maybe we can both learn something from this :thumbsup:.

One of the things you can check...if onboard video does not apply...is the seating of the video card. You can also check the connections of monitor and video chip/card.

Louis

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 02:03 PM

Re-seated the memory modules and it's up and running peachy-keen!

Thanks,
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Posted 16 April 2008 - 04:15 PM

Way to go...happy computing :thumbsup:!

Louis




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