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Computer Has No Video, Makes No Sense.

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#1 JonReb


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Posted 15 May 2008 - 06:28 PM


So, I'm having some trouble with my Mom's computer which I built last Christmas. It has worked fine, up until now. The computer has never been moved or tinkered with, excellent cooling, and all of a sudden the computer simply doesn't show any video on the monitor. It boots up fine, seems to go through the process of booting up the DVD Drive then the Hard Drive but never shows up any signal on the monitor.

I have practically rebuilt the whole computer 3 times now with 3 different motherboards, 3 different video cards and 3 different monitors and no matter what combination I try the video NEVER transmits to the monitor.. it is driving me crazy! :flowers: :thumbsup:

I'm not a total computer expert but I do understand the insides of a computer and this problem makes absolutely no sense to me, I'd appreciate any enlightenment or help.

Edited by JonReb, 15 May 2008 - 06:38 PM.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 15 May 2008 - 06:48 PM


Hi, this seems to be becoming more commonplace, unfortunately.

I've had the same experience, stopped fooling around with it, it can wait for another day (in my case).

The most irritating part is that the rest of the system seems to be working...but no vid signal is happening. My guess is RAM, but that's just a guess.


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Posted 15 May 2008 - 06:50 PM

Did you use the same monitor cable when switching combinations around? Bad cable or bent pins?
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#4 JonReb

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 07:06 PM

I've used the original cable and the cable I'm using right now for my own computer.

I'm surprised so many other people are having this problem. I'll try some different RAM, but to me it doesn't seem like something that would stop the video coming up.

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 08:10 PM

Ya, I've gotten no video before because of bad ram. It doesn't seem like it, but it can be the culprit.
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