Had Video, Now I don't

By KaitenV
Apr 7, 2007
  1. I just built my first system and it was working nicely until I installed my old (2002) DVD ROM drive. Now I get a plain black screen (monitor acts like the PC is off), but everything seems to be running and all the good noises are being heard.

    I go all my parts from newegg, and the specs are as follows.

    EVGA 256-P2-N615-TX GeForce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

    A-DATA 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model ADQVE1A16K - Retail

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe 1.86GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6300 - Retail

    MB ECS NFORCE 570 SLIT-A V5.1 775 - Retail


    CASE ANTEC|P180B BLACK RT - Retail

    I think it's the mother board, but I really don't want to wait another week-3 WEEKS for rma. -.-
  2. rf6647

    rf6647 TS Maniac Posts: 829

    more details

    Symptom - no video. Last change - dvd drive added.
    Undo last change. Check any connections that were disturbed.
    Does video monitor display the graphic indicating no video signal? Is the monitor a crt or lcd? I distinctive sound is heard when powering on a crt monitor. Presently your problem is between the monitor & the pci graphics card. Does the mobo have integrated graphics? If so, move monitor to it. If working, then make settings to the mobo to use the pci. Believe me I had this setting flip on me one time. Shortly afterwards the bios failed.

    Happy hunting
  3. KaitenV

    KaitenV TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Well, it worked when my DVD drive tray was broken, but I took the drive out and pushed the tray back in so it works and that's when the problems arose. So i unplugged the PATA and Molex from it.

    The monitor is CRT, but I plugged in the LCD monitor on the PC I'm using now and still blank.

    I don't get the no signal graphic, I get a blank screen and the stand by light keeps flashing (should be solid).

    The Graphics card goes into a PCI Express x8 slot, and I don't have onboard graphics. ='(

    I have a feeling it might be the BIOs, since all my hardware seems to work fine. I heard taking out my CMOS battery would revert the settings, would you suggest this?\


  4. KaitenV

    KaitenV TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    I cleared my CMOS and it worked man. Thanks for mentioning BIOs, I must have gone daft
    , but it takes nearly a minute.
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