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Monitor Not Working Please help

By NightHelp
Nov 7, 2009
  1. I have a Windows xp and i didnt use it for like 2 years so i thought i brush it off and repair it so i can play my old games again .. so i did just that and got a new video card and everything .. i plug it all in and IT WORKS (do a little dance) i played it off and on for a week and just a couple hours ago i turned my computer on and my screen was not coming on :( .. i thought it was a cable problem so i checked every cable and nothing was wrong so i unplugged it all and replugged it back in still not working but heres the interesting points i found .. once i unpluggd the cable going into my computer a little window came up and said "cable signal not found"
    so i dunno what is wrong if anyone can help i will super thankful.
     
  2. NightHelp

    NightHelp TS Rookie Topic Starter

    still no help ?
     
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Remove the power cord
    Hold the computer ON button in for 30 secs
    Remove the addon Video card
    Unplug the 20/24 Pin large power connector on the motherboard
    Hold the computer ON button in for 30 secs again
    Put the 20/24 Pin large power connector back in
    Put the addon Video card back in
    Plug in the power cord securely
    Turn on :)
     
  4. NightHelp

    NightHelp TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Wow ill try it right away thank you
     
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Actually I'm about to sign off for the day
    But, I'll wait ~ 10 mins I suppose :)

    Edit

    If it didn't fix the issue:

    Could be bent or pushed in Monitor pin
    Or faulty Monitor cable
    Or faulty Monitor itself

    Ideally try another Monitor ;) (and also check the pins in the end of the data cable)

    Let me know how it goes
    Also I'm now assuming that the computer turns on? And even sounds as though its starting up?
    If it doesn't, it may be your "new" video card died, or even you Power Supply (even if you get the power light on only)
     
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