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#1 jake21

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 11:46 AM

Windows 7 Desktop,6 Ram, 800GB hard drive.

Started the desktop this morning and monitor says   NO SIGNAL. I did the obvious, changed the video cable and tried this with a different monitor too Still same message on the monitor  NO SIGNAL.... Looking for suggestions on where to start. The computer is a

 

Compaq/Presario Model CQ5700F..Athlon 2 processor.64 Bit.

 

Looks like the video is integrated into the board if that is the problem, but looking for where to begin ...


Edited by jake21, 05 October 2015 - 11:47 AM.


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Posted 05 October 2015 - 12:03 PM

"Looks like the video is integrated into the board"

--- To me that means you are using a standard VGA connection: is that true?

 

Have you tried starting up in Safe Mode to see if it makes a difference?



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Posted 05 October 2015 - 02:27 PM

Tried to start in Safe Mode....Still NO SIGNAL on moniter. Standard VGA connection...worked fine for the last few  years....now I get this NO SIGNAL on the screen. Ideas??



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Posted 05 October 2015 - 02:38 PM

Is there a way to purchase and install a replacement video card [keep receipt]?


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Posted 05 October 2015 - 03:21 PM

I'll have to check and see if there is a slot for a video card on this computer. Not sure what slots are in the above model without opening it up...but that might be a way to go and bypass the onboard video thing y. Off hand do you know if the Compaq/Presario Model CQ5700F has a slot for a video card??

 Currently this is what the video is..

 

Integrated graphics using ATI Radeon 3000

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 09:02 PM

Yes you have expansion slots for a video card

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01835707



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Posted 06 October 2015 - 01:01 AM

Try removing the CMOS battery with desktop unplugged or powered off. Remove the memory sticks, motherboard power cable and press the power button for atleast 20 seconds. Use one stick of RAM alternately and reinsert the battery. If nothing happens, then use the other stick of RAM. Make sure to touch the side casing to discharge static electricity to avoid shorting internal components.


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Posted 06 October 2015 - 08:38 AM

Removed CMOS, memory,etc. as you mentioned above....still no signal. I did notice this though....there is a faint beeping code ( error code?)

 

One short beep followed by one long beep. Would this be an indication of some area to look at? Update: Changed RAM and this beeping codes stopped. Still no signal.

 

cmptrgy: do you know what kind of video card would fit this board,if we have to go that route and try and bypass the onboard video?

 

I did try starting with all memory removed: No signal

I went one memory mod, one at a time: No signal

Reversed memory slot locations: No signal

 

 

Tip of the hat to all..........Anybody see anything?


Edited by jake21, 06 October 2015 - 02:13 PM.


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Posted 07 October 2015 - 08:38 PM

The motherboard for your Compaq desktop doesn't have a PCI slot or an AGP/PCIe for the video card unfortunately.


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Posted 08 October 2015 - 06:56 AM

Hi jhaz, "The motherboard for your Compaq desktop doesn't have a PCI slot or an AGP/PCIe for the video card unfortunately."

Is that link I found the wrong one for the computer?

It appeared to me that there are expansion slots with in the motherboard but I didn't investigate what they accommodate. 

--- I believe if I had looked up the specs I might have been able to realize that but maybe the link I found isn't the one for the computer

Any further information is appreciated as I'm willing to learn anything new that's applicable.

 

EDIT: I just reviewed that link I poste. It appears to me that pages 3 & 4 show 3 expansion slots and picture 13 on page 26 shows an expansion card sitting there. So I'm trying to ensure whether or not expansion video cards in a computer can be determined for future references.


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Posted 08 October 2015 - 07:04 AM

I looked at the board and it appears to have 2 PCI-e slots. Spoke with a computer supply and they agreed that 2 pci x1 slots are on the board. Just a quick question on this approach. If I attempt to install a video card via the PCI-e slot, would I be able to set the BIOS to slot video from onboard video...considering I have no screen with the current setup. Hoping the pci-e card would automatically give me a picture, if it would not I don't see how I can ajust the bios with no onboard video? Just a thought....ideas???

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 07:28 AM

Yeah I think the video card gets picked up automatically and you don't have to change anything in the bios



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Posted 08 October 2015 - 08:16 AM

That would be great...if indeed this is the answer to this NO SIGNAL error.

Here is some more information on this particular board, it shows 2 PCI-e slots:

http://www.ctechinfo.net/motherboards/foxconn/apricot.php

Edited by jake21, 08 October 2015 - 08:39 AM.


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Posted 08 October 2015 - 10:41 AM

Those are PCI-E 1 expansion slots.

 

Have you tried another monitor to be sure there isn't a problem with your monitor?


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Posted 08 October 2015 - 11:11 AM

Yes, I tried another monitor and another cable..both give the same NO SIGNAL result. Do you know if this PCI-E1 video card would auto detect upon installation? If it does not, then I would be back to square one, as I could not adjust the BIOS to point to an installed video PCI-E1 card,etc. Thanks...thoughts??




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