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#1 Kelly0101


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Posted 20 April 2013 - 06:27 AM

Hi all,

My previous computer has died, it refused to display anything on the screen when booting up. After I had a quick look, I noticed the graphics card fans weren't spinning, and my best friend told me that the capacitors had broken, causing a liquid to destroy the card. So I went out and get a new card. But this one refused to display anything as well, so I thought it might be a motherboard issue too, so I got a new motherboard, processor and RAM to go with it. (my previous PC still used DDR2)

now everything is in there, but it still refuses to show me anything on the screen. The screen appears to be fine, because it does show me the *check cables* message when I unplug it. When it's plugged in, it's on standby. The motherboard also refuses to give out any beeps, but this might be a broken speaker, considering the last motherboard didn't do this either. Any ideas?



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#2 smax013


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Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:29 PM

While it likely will not change anything, have you tried the monitor with a different computer? Or the computer with a different monitor? This would verify that the monitor is in fact "fine".

The other possibility is that the PSU died when the graphics card went (or maybe the PSU went and killed the graphics card). This could explain why you are not getting any beeps. Do any lights on the computer light up? Does the optical drive "test" spin? In other words, any signs that the motherboard and other components are getting any power at all? Even if they are, it still could be a PSU problem.

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