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Monitor on orange light even when computer is on

By colosus70
Jan 26, 2009
  1. Hi, i turned my pc on and it was working fine i was on my computer as normal then the monitor decides to turn itself off and reset the machine.... everytime you turn the pc on now it's fine but the monitor goes to the green light then switches it'self to the orange light straight away it's not the monitor as i've tried it with 4 different monitors i took it to the tech guy and he said it's probably the CPU, i bought another CPU and fitted it myself however the same problem is occuring, please help i'll post some details about my pc below

    Mainboard:- ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe
    New CPU:- AMD ATHLON 2500 AXDA2500DKV4D SOCKET A

    Please help
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    More likely Video card fault, or Bios requires resetting

    One of the Bios updates says: A7N8X-E Deluxe BIOS 1011
    But the latest (but old) Bios is: A7N8X-E Deluxe BIOS 1013

    Try having a look at: Tutorial: No POST (Power On Self Test)
     
  3. colosus70

    colosus70 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    how do i reset my BIOS? can i reset?? the monitor doesnt come on..
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Unplug the computer from the wall. Open the case, and remove the silver button battery on the motherboard for a minute or two and reinstall the battery. Plug in the computer and turn it on...
     
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    I would have posted more detailed instructions, but time was a factor...
    Thanks Kimsland ;)
     
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