Compaq Presario SR2010NX screen blank and the monitor is fine when tested on other computers.
I turned on the computer and my screen is totally blank, with no connection error message. The pc sounds like it is running, lights are on, the computer the fans are running light on monitor is amber not green. Checked all the cables, when I unplug the monitor from the pc the screen says check connection so I know the monitor is working and nothing is blown. Took cover off of tower and checked all connections, unplugged and re-plugged.
I put in a new graphic card but it did not change anything. The new card did say it needed a PSU of 350 and mine is 300. It is a GeForce 8400 GS I did not see the PSU requirements until after I bought it, darn it!
I have search the internet and found advice such as boot in safe mode, update drivers, but I cannot get anything on the screen so I cant do anything including booting to safe mode, or setup, to disable the ATI onboard graphics card.
I do have the exact same computer at a friends, but that one is upgraded to windows vista and this one is XP. I was wondering if I could switch hard drives to get to the configurations????
Thank you for any advice you can give me. Remember I cannot see anything on the screen, is it possible to troubleshoot?
Edited by shyjan, 26 July 2013 - 01:00 AM.