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monitor won't display, no signal.

By Unseenninja
Apr 28, 2006
  1. My monitor won't display anything except a blank screen. i think i bumped my card that it hooks up to. so anybody know about this kinda thing?

    -newbie
     
  2. paranoid guy

    paranoid guy TS Rookie Posts: 459

    Yup, I think this guy is, or was having the same problem:
    http://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?t=49034
    So, is it possible the cable from the graphics card to the monitor is loose or damaged, or that the graphics card has been dislodged? But like I said in that thread in the link, I think, or thought, it was hard to dislodge the graphics card.
    It's not a new card, is it?
     
  3. Unseenninja

    Unseenninja TS Rookie Topic Starter

    actually i don't have all the screws i need to keep them in place :p
    and yes it did get dislodged. :(
    i put it back in but it still won't work. it just won't recognize any signal.
     
  4. Unseenninja

    Unseenninja TS Rookie Topic Starter

    so is this normal or what? and what do i need to do in order to make it work again?
     
  5. N3051M

    N3051M TS Rookie Posts: 2,800

    try the card on a different machine if possible and vice versa, to see if it still works, as well as checking out your mobo in case you've damaged it as well.. but a cmos reset shoud do the trick.....
     
  6. Unseenninja

    Unseenninja TS Rookie Topic Starter

    mobo? cmos reset?
     
  7. N3051M

    N3051M TS Rookie Posts: 2,800

    sorry,
    mobo = motherboard

    cmos reset - reseting all ajustable settings in the motherboard's memory. Usualy achived by finding 3 pins labled "CMOS reset" or similar, and bridging the first pin with the middle for a second. or if there is no Jumper for it, then removing the button battery (on the motherboard) for 15 seconds will have the same effect.

    Look for signs/smells of damaged components while you have the case opened and see how it goes.

    if you do have access to another machine, try test the card on that and see if its ok, and also try (the other pc's) video card on your pc and test. confirm you have all power connected to any devices that requires it (including the vid card) and your cables are on correctly.
     
  8. Unseenninja

    Unseenninja TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ty i found out the problem. i had put in another card. (recently got some tv card) and i put it in and for some reason it doesn't like it. so it wouldn't display until i got the bright idea to take it out :p ne way ty N3051M and paranoid guy for helping me out w/ it :)
     
  9. PontiacMan

    PontiacMan TS Rookie

    I am having the similar problem with my new other PC that I'm building for my family however I did all of the following above it doesn't have an onboard video card just have to use AGP or Either PCI I try both video card slots because I have two AGP cards and one PCI which is in my current PC that im on now typing this message. I haven't tried the monitor yet but I'm gonna try it out as I type this message.
     
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