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#1 raysoad

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 11:32 PM

This is probably an easy fix, but it's not a problem I have come across before, so any help is greatly appreciated.

Specs: Winxp Pro SP2
Abit IC7
P4 3.4
1 gig pc 3200
Nvidia 6800 128mb
500 watt PSU

Problem: The computer is not sending a signal to any monitor we hook it up to. I have tried changing the graphics card, resetting the CMOS jumper, and hooking up other computers to both monitors. It boots up, and all hardware receives power, yet monitor is getting a No Signal error. Any Ideas / Suggestions ?

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 11:35 PM

Remove the RAM. Inspect the socket for bent pins. Reinsert the RAM.
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Posted 01 December 2005 - 11:46 PM

Well, I took the RAM out and the chips and slots both seemed fine :thumbsup:
One thing I noticed, the mobo does not make any sound upon booting, no hardware failure alarms and no initial boot beeping. I'm really at a loss

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 11:51 PM

Have you cheched the end of the monitor cable for a bent pin?
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Posted 01 December 2005 - 11:52 PM

The monitor works fine with other computers, and other monitors will not workwith this puter =(

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 11:58 PM

remove the RAM to induce a BIOS error beep. If it does not beep I would lean towards a motherboard failure.
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Posted 02 December 2005 - 12:29 AM

No sounds when I take the RAM and graphics card out... guess tomorrow I'll strip it down and put it back together piece by piece and see what workds and what doesnt.

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 12:32 AM

Sorry.
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Posted 02 December 2005 - 04:19 AM

Could be a short. Try putting it back together outside the case on some non-conductive surface.
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