Posted 24 August 2011 - 09:00 PM
I had moved all my computer stuff earlier so I could dust and vacuum the area well and when I put everything back I had a problem.
At first, when I hit the power button the monitor was showing multicolored vertical lines. I opened it up and the connections all seemed ok. At some point I noticed that when I plugged in the computer the power indicator light came on even before I pressed the power button. When I couldn't figure any thing else out I tried removing the battery on the motherboard for about 10 minutes hoping that would help. Then the power light still came when I plugged it in but the monitor is black now and says no signal.
I checked the monitor on my laptop so I know that's not the problem. The fans will come on. It sounds like the hard drive comes on.
I have a compaq presario sr2011wm. Except for a replacement power supply last fall, everything is the way it came from the factory.
I'm really not sure what the problem is or how to check it. I thought it could be a problem with the video card but that didn't explain the power light issue.
Any help would be great, Thanks.