TechSpot

Monitor won't turn on when computer starts

By ethanajs
Aug 26, 2010
Post New Reply
  1. Hello TechSpot! Very helpful forums you have here so I thought I'd join and see if anyone could help me out, as well as help out others while I'm here. Anyways, I'm writing this As I drive over to a friends house who's computer won't display anything on the monitor when he starts it. Everything is new. I will check to see if it even beeps but he says it does. Any ideas to get me started? He has tried different monitors and video cards and still no luck.
     
  2. DKRON

    DKRON TS Enthusiast Posts: 560   +11

    might just be a dodgy VGA/HTMI cable or power cable plugged in at the wall, try the screen on another computer or laptop
     
  3. ethanajs

    ethanajs TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Never mind, for some reason its working just fine now. After we took out his video card and I popped out the CMOS battery for a few seconds, it started working just fine. Thanks for the help DKRON
     


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.