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#1 mcrae


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Posted 08 January 2010 - 10:47 PM

Problem: Computer appears to turn on, but audio/visual outputs dont appear to work

Backstory: My computer has been having problems ever since i installed windows 7, i think because of my old cpu, a p4 3.0ghz. It would either bluescreen then shutoff, randomly shutoff, or bluescreen then restart.

Now, whenever I turn it on, it turns on, all fans are working (including the one in grapics card) and it feels like hdds are working, however nothing appears on the monitor. Furthermore, I have my ps3 hooked up to the line in on my sound card, and no sound is coming out of the speakers either. I know the monitor isnt the problem because it displays the ps3 fine.

It was doing this off and on, and then i took out the videocard and put it back in, and now it does it non-stop. I would assume its the video card if not for the lack of sound, so I have no idea what is happening. Do I need to bring it in for an expert to look at it?


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#2 the_patriot11


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Posted 09 January 2010 - 01:40 AM

check the capacitors on the motherboard for damage/leaking. that may not be it but I would check. it sounds like either a bad motherboard or a bad PSU. does it at least get to the BIOS screen?



Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

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