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#1 Lady of the Lake

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 09:31 PM

I have an old computer with windows 98SE.. In the last few weeks I have been having a slow sign on problem.. Now I get the message no signal input or no cable connection. I checked all my connections and they seem okay. I opened it up to check that is graphics card had not come lose but it seems okay. What does this mean......

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 05:22 PM

Hello and welcome to the forum!

Can you please explain further what you mean by "a slow sign on problem"
Also are you saying now that you get no video whatsoever?

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#3 Lady of the Lake

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 09:17 PM

It was taking longer to finish the sign in - the start up items were very slow for the last couple of weeks. Then this weekend all I got on the monitor was a small message screen saying no signal input or cable disconnected and then it would go into stand by mode so the screen went black. I could see the light on the computer like it was booting up but because of no video I can not see what is happening.

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 10:55 PM

Remove the video card and boot up without it.

If you get the default VGA screen, you will know that the video card has probably had it.

btw, did you reseat the video card, when you checked to see if it was loose.

It's just one suggestion.

Edited by petewills , 21 July 2010 - 11:10 PM.


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Posted 23 July 2010 - 11:41 AM

I removed video card and put back in. I attached another monitor - same message.

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 08:22 PM

Finally found the problem. Video card was okay, Mother Board was okay. It turned out the CPU Tensioner Bracket was broken. Once that was replaced it worked as good as ever. I would have never thought of that.




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