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#1 Jerome Staley

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 08:26 PM

First, for a little background information, my other computer with which I'm having the problem is about a two-year-old home built, with a AN35N Motherboard, AMD Athlon XP 3000+ CPU, 1gb RAM, and my video card is a ATI Sapphire Radeon.

My computer was running fine without any major problems. One day, I go home and start my computer, but the monitor never receives any signal, it just sits there, blank. All of the fans run, the lights are on, and I can hear the CD drive checking for a disk, so I'm assuming the BIOS are working. It's not a problem with the monitor, however, because i tried it with another computer and it worked fine. However, how could it be a problem with the video card? Because no video acceleration is used to display your startup screens, as far as I know.

Any suggestions or solutions would be much appreciated.

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#2 Archer-of-Death

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 09:23 PM

So many people have had this problem.. but each time I've seen it.. It's solved differently.
One computer the CMOS was reset and it worked.
Another computer, they got a new card.
And another one, they got a new harddrive.

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 05:50 PM

Do you get any 'Beeps' when the computer starts up?
And if so can you identify them, i.e. 1 short 2 long, 1short 1long, etc.?
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Posted 07 December 2006 - 06:52 PM

Oh, and when I had the problem I had 1 gb of ram and an Athlon 3000+.
I'm the only one that had to buy a new motherboard to fix the problem =(

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 05:13 PM

Sheesh! Some people have all the luck!!

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 05:41 PM

Pull and reseat the video card. While you have it out take a clean pencil eraser and rub the contact area clean. Blow out any dust in the AGP slot. If this fails to work your video card could be bad. Even if the motherboard's Cmos battery is weak or dead the video card should still be recognized.

Make sure you unplug the power to the computer before working inside it!

Edited by TheTerrorist_75, 08 December 2006 - 05:42 PM.

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#7 Jerome Staley

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 01:31 PM

Well, I haven't had any beeps during startup. I've already tried doing a CMOS reset which didn't do anything... I'm gonna try cleaning out and reseating the motherboard to see if that works, I'll get back to you if it does.




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