Computer turns on but nothing appears on the screen.
Thread poster: ben4life
ben4life
Local time: 06:36
Jun 16, 2010

I have a problem with my 3 year old computer, I switched it off today and tried turning it on but nothing appears on the monitor screen, the green light on my monitor goes green and so does the green light on my computer, i removed and switched my ram sticks but nothing has solved

Need help, any suggestion ?


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Thomas Ochiltree  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:36
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Maybe screen dead Jun 16, 2010

I had exactly the same experience, took the computer to a computer repair shop, and was told that the bulb had burned out in the screen. the repair was not cheap, but cheaper than a new screen. You may want to visit a professional.

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DZiW
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checkup Jun 16, 2010

Memory sticks have very little to do with video.
Try to remember what could change since it was ok (new hardware, UPS failure, cold restart etc)

1) does your monitor show any warning when detached from the videocard (PC)?
2) are your monitor settings (darkness/ contrast) etc ok? (try OSD)
3) does periodic pressing F8 when bootup show any menu?
4) is your videocard powered on and working alright?
. . .

Shortly, try to exclude an element: check your monitor with other 100% working PC or attach a working monitor to your PC.


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