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Blank monitor when boot


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#1 onionizer

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 05:42 AM

Hi pc of has recently not been booting up. To explain in more detail, when I switch on, it appears normal but the monitor remains blank and also the CPU light is on permanently. When I insert xp disc it makes no differnce.
Not totally sure of specs but am running Pentium dual core, xp service pack 3.
Am on iPhone only so spelling might be bad. Thanks

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#2 Axegrinder

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 06:28 AM

Can you boot into safe mode? I.e tapping F8 on startup and selecting safe mode.

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 07:25 AM

:flowers:

Does it make a Beeping noise?

Could be Video Problems if Monitor is correctly plugged in. Video is the first thing a Computer needs to kick up.

Different Beeps can tell us a lot.

Normal Machine gives a short Beep on start up.

Video is a prolonged Beeeeeep. On most Machines.

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 11:57 AM

Do you get anything on the monitor right at teh begining and then it goes blank? Have you tried a different monitor?

#5 onionizer

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 03:19 PM

There are no beeps at all. Monitor was tried on friends laptop and seems to be ok. Iwill give the f8 safe mode a go.
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Posted 19 April 2009 - 05:52 PM

Is this computer your working on a Boutique (Dell, HP, Compaq, Sony, etc..) computer or a custom built one. If its the former please list the make and model if its the latter. Open the case ( only if its not under warranty) and see if you can Identify the Make and model of the motherboard and the video card please.

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#7 onionizer

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 02:36 AM

There are no beeps at all. Monitor was tried on friends laptop and seems to be ok. Iwill give the f8 safe mode a go.
Thanksp

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 03:11 AM

Hi Onionizer,

if there are no beeps at all, then your computer has not passed its inital test (POST) this would indicate a hardware issue and not a software issue.
Pressing F8 will not help you at all.

I would advise you to take your computer into a workshop unless you are confident with troubleshooting the internal compoents yourself.

Best Regards,

James

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 04:04 AM

thanks james,
I thought that this would probably be the case
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Posted 20 April 2009 - 04:10 AM

No Problem,

As sneakycyber suggested if the machine was bought as a complete package such as an HP or Dell machine check for a serial number or tag and check your warranty on the machine. you might be able to get a free repair rather than having to spend out!

James,




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