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#1 MDNPAT

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 09:34 PM

Computer has power (light on) drives are working, fan is working, but all I get is a black screen and it never goes to the bios screen...just black. What could be wrong and how can I fix this?

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 09:42 PM

What is the make and model of your computer?
Any additional details will help.

Do you hear any beeps when the computer is turned on?
Make sure everything is connected properly.
Has anything changed? When was that last time you were able to use your computer?
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Posted 07 June 2005 - 09:45 PM

Worked yesterday.
Elite PC AMD Duron
No beeps

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 09:50 PM

Are you comfortable taking the cover off your computer?
Sounds like a video card issue. Do you know what type of Video Card you have?
What happens on the monitor? Do you see any lights on the monitor?
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Posted 07 June 2005 - 09:54 PM

Just looking at the website for Elite PC, do you have a model #?
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Posted 07 June 2005 - 09:56 PM

no the monitor does not show any thing.

Nothing that I know has changed

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 10:01 PM

Don't you have a power light on the monitor. If my monitor is on, the power button turns green, amber if a computer is not connected. Check you monitor connections.
You are obviously using another monitor now, could you try it on the other computer that is not working?
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Posted 07 June 2005 - 10:15 PM

Light on the monitor looks yellow. power light is green on computer.
Tried differnt monitor and it still didn't work.
Couln't find model number on back of computer.

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 10:25 PM

At least we can eliminate the monitor.
Are you comfortable working inside a computer?
You could take the video card out of the computer and reseat it back in its slot.
Although if the video is integrated with the MotherBoard then you won't be able to try this...This is a where a model # helps. No #'s anywhere??


A couple more things to try that are easy...
Unplug the power cord from the computer.
Unplug the monitor from the video card.

Plug the monitor back into the video card.
Plug the power cord back into the computer.

Just checking connections again....
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Posted 07 June 2005 - 10:31 PM

Checking for loose connections at this time....

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 10:34 PM

Disconnecting the cords as you requested now...
video card is part of the motherboard...can't check that.
just plugged the cords back anf still have nothing but black screen.

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 10:40 PM

Doesn't sound good. Is your computer under warranty?
The ultimate test would be to try another video card.

Someone else may come in with another suggestion...I am out of suggestions for now.

Good-luck and keep us posted...
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Posted 07 June 2005 - 10:43 PM

Thanks,
May have to replace the motherboard/video card.
Have to go to bed for now. Will let you know what
if anything works.

Thanks Again
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Posted 07 June 2005 - 10:49 PM

Ok, me too.
A failing power supply could cause this as well. To hard to pinpoint with the information we have. Good-luck
JC




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